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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Cancer diagnosis often substantially affects patient's physical, psychological, and emotional status. Most patients with cancer experience declining of energy, activity levels, social-cultural participation, and relationships. In addition, cancer progression and adverse effects of aggressive cancer treatment often cause debilitating pain, fatigue, weakness, joint stiffness, depression, emotional instability, limited mobility, poor nutritional status, skin breakdown, bowel dysfunction, swallowing difficulty, and lymphedema leading into functional impairment and disability that can be addressed through rehabilitation care. C...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Analysis & Perspective Source Type: research
There are no analgesics to ameliorate chronic pain without adverse side-effects (e.g., respiratory depression, gastrointestinal effects, tolerance, dependence), thus forcing patients into a difficult choice of negative impacts on quality of life. Most of the analgesics used for chronic and acute pain are drugs such as oxycodone, morphine, oxymorphone, and codeine. All of these opioids have been subject to misuse; prescription drug abuse is a severe problem worldwide, causing high mortality and greatly increased emergency room visits.Recently, research indicated that the analgesic and side-effects of opioids may be separabl...
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“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright While some people may think that the older you get, the worse your quality of life and well-being becomes. Yet, there are growing numbers of men and women who may now have some silver or gray strands of hair and other age-related signs who’ll tell you they’ve never felt happier. They greet each day with hope and enthusiasm, feeling confident, purposeful, grateful and filled with joy. This, despite an assortment of ailments, frailties, medical conditions and gradual slowing down. How can it be? Does this older generatio...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging General Grief and Loss Happiness Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help aches and pains joy Loving Kindness Source Type: blogs
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In conclusion, HSC ageing is characterised by reduced self-renewal, myeloid and platelet HSC skewing, and expanded clonal haematopoiesis that is considered a preleukaemic state. The underlying molecular mechanisms seem to be related to increased oxidative stress due to ROS accumulation and DNA damage, which are influenced by both cell- and cell non-autonomous mechanisms such as prolonged exposure to infections, inflammageing, immunosenescence, and age-related changes in the HSC niche. Thus, HSC ageing seems to be multifactorial and we are only beginning to connect all the dots. The Price of Progress or the Waste...
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CONCLUSION: predictor variables found were different from the literature: desire for changes in marital relationship presented a positive association with quality of life and well-being; emotion-focused coping was a predictor of quality of life; and anxiety was a predictor of subjective well-being. PMID: 30183870 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
ConclusionImplementation of this lifestyle intervention program seems feasible in this small uncontrolled pilot study. The reduced QoL that is typical for cancer survivors was positively influenced by this program. Most prominent results were retrieved for fatigue and mental functioning, whereas little effects were found for physical health.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeMindfulness-based programs can reduce stress and help practitioners to have positive attitudes in their daily lives. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the impact of brief Mindfulness interventions on quantitative and qualitative stress parameters in patients undergoing imaging-guided breast biopsies.MethodsEighty-two women undergoing percutaneous imaging-guided breast biopsy were randomized into two groups: MBI group or standard care group. One week before the biopsy procedure, on the waiting room and during the biopsy procedure, the MBI group was exposed to mindfulness techniques and the standard c...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeEarly integration of palliative care (PC) is recommended. The determination of predictors for patients ’ request for PC may guide implementation in clinical practice. Toward this end, we analyzed the symptom burden and distress of cancer patients in outpatient care and examined their need and request for PC.MethodsBetween October 2013 and March 2016, 705 patients receiving outpatient cancer treatment took part in the survey. We used the new MInimal DOcumentation System to detect symptom clusters. Additionally, patients ’ request for palliative and psychosocial support was assessed. Groups of pati...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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