Prevalence and Predictors of Depression, Pain, and Fatigue in Older ‐ versus Younger‐Adult Cancer Survivors

ConclusionThere were no observed differences in depression between older and younger adult cancer survivors. Gender and ethnic discrepancies in depression were observed. Future research should focus on understanding the nature of these differences and targeting interventions for the groups most vulnerable to depression after cancer treatment.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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This study shows that the improvement in quality of life can be very significant compared with the preoperative status,” Levine said. “By six months, virtually all of the patients had recovered to preoperative baseline or better quality-of-life measures.” The post Quality of Life Still Good with HIPEC Surgery for Peritoneal Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients &Families.
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: In a context of impairments in mental functioning, sexual enjoyment, symptoms burden, and poor future self-health perspective, breast cancer produced a mean HSU of 0.712. After a period of routine care, there was a small improvement in quality of life, however lower utility estimates were particularly observed in patients with advanced disease and undergoing multiple chemotherapy regimens. PMID: 31106611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
ConclusionsSubstantial socioeconomic disparities in HRQoL were observed in this diverse population of CRC survivors.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsDesigning supportive care interventions to improve HRQoL among low-income and Medicaid-insured CRC survivors is critical for eliminating disparities in CRC outcomes.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a brief self-report measure commonly used to screen for symptoms of anxiety and depression in cancer patients. The HADS has demonstrated validity in over 100 languages, including Spanish. However, validation studies have largely used European Spanish-speaking samples with a variety of medical diagnoses.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion. For African American older adults living in economically disadvantaged urban areas, CRCs contribute to poor physical HRQoL. Evaluation and treatment of CRCs in African American older adults may be a strategy for reduction of disparities in HRQoL in this population. As smoking is the major modifiable risk factor for CRCs, there is a need to increase accessibility of smoking cessation programs in economically disadvantaged urban areas. More research is needed on the types, management, and prognosis of CRCs such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema in African American older adults who reside in low-income ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractPain is a terrible health problem that transcends borders and nationalities, although there may be significant differences among regions regarding pain management. In Latin America (LatAm, composed of the many nations of Central America, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), access to healthcare, pain management, and opioid analgesics can vary. Despite an international U.S.-led trend toward greater control in opioid prescribing, the role of opioids in the management of severe pain in LatAm is probably smaller than it should be, as opioid consumption in LatAm overall is low. Buprenorphine is a strong opioidwith...
Source: Pain and Therapy - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: QoL of lung cancer patients is associated with anxiety/depression and other factors that can be modified by specific interventions. It is therefore possible to take care of psychological aspects to improve the QoL of Vietnamese people suffering from this condition.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of anxiety and depression in our patients was slightly higher than those reported in the literature. The main factors correlated with the onset of depression and anxiety were: severe pain, bone location, and advanced stage of the disease. PMID: 31097369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
For many years, health care providers like me were told that we were undertreating pain and that pain was a vital sign that needed to be measured. Concurrently, we were reassured that opioids were a safe and effective way to treat pain, with very little potential for development of abuse. As a result, opioid prescriptions in the United States skyrocketed. A common way to compare opioids is to calculate their strength relative to morphine, called morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs. In 1992, our country dispensed 25 billion MMEs of prescription opioids; by 2011, that number had reached 242 billion. Meanwhile, opioid-rel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Risks and Prevention Source Type: blogs
“Once you learn the art of relaxation, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly.” – Amma During hectic times, it’s tough to remember that relaxation is more than a luxury. In fact, humans need to relax to maintain balance in their lives. Work stress, family strife, and mounting responsibilities can exact a tremendous toll. Relaxing should be at the top of the list as a healthy coping measure and as a rewarding self-gift. Why do we so often neglect this healing self-care? Do you know the healthiest ways to relax your mind, body and soul? Perhaps the biggest obstacle to relaxing is that some ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: blogs
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