Providing integrative care in the pre-chemotherapy setting: a pragmatic controlled patient-centered trial with implications for supportive cancer care.

CONCLUSION: A patient-tailored CIM program, initiated within a week of the first chemotherapy cycle, may help reduce the severity of fatigue, depression, and impaired well-being among patients with breast and gynecological cancers. PMID: 29980837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Cancer Res Clin Oncol Source Type: research

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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
Conclusions: This study shows for the first time that a specific form of Tibetan medicine meditation is efficacious in decreasing the psychological distress in women with breast cancer and can be an important complementary therapy to oncological care.Oncology
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most common tumors in the world and is associated with high psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, and stress. Meditation is efficacious to reduce psychological distress, but there are no studies which have evaluated a specific type of Tibetan medicine meditation in patients with breast cancer. The present research aimed to understand the effect a specific type of Tibetan medicine meditation on psychological distress in a sample of women with breast cancer. METHODS: Sixty-two women with breast cancer were enrolled. We instructed the patients in Tib...
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
Background: While CBGT has been found effective in treating VMS for women with breast cancer (MENOS1), CBGT has not been studied comparing outcomes among women of differing race and psychiatric diagnoses. This preliminary study evaluated effects of a CBGT treatment developed by Hunter&Smith (2015) on primary outcomes of hot flash frequency and problem rating (HFF-PR), hot flash daily interference (HFDIS) and quality of life (QOL). Secondary outcomes included depression, anxiety, perceived stress (PS), anhedonia, and hot flash beliefs (HFBS).
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: O31 Source Type: research
Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep people away from the doctor, but anxiety and feeling like care is unnecessary are also common deterrents. “There are a lot of things that every person could do to stay healthy, and this could help people to feel better, improve their quality of life and help them to live longer,” says Dr. Alex Krist, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Longevity public health Source Type: news
ConclusionsOur study found that in a multidisciplinary breast cancer centre where all three breast ablative and reconstruction options are available to  early breast cancer patients, either BCS or IBR can be used to provide patients with a higher degree of satisfaction and psychosocial well-being compared with MA in the long-term.
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractThe goal of this study was to assess the effect of intercessory prayer in the psychological, spiritual and biological scores of breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiotherapy. Double-blind RCT comprising a sample of 31 participants (15 in the Control Group and 16 in the Intervention Group). Data collection was performed in three time points (T0,T1 andT2). Significant changes have been identified in the intra-group analysis, concerning the decrease in spiritual distress score; negative religious/spiritual coping prevailed, while the total religious/spiritual coping increased between the posttestT2 toT0. Inte...
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
Objective: To examine whether health-related stressors and resources are associated with physical function, depression, and anxiety in Chinese American and White breast cancer survivors. Method: During 2011–2013, this cross-sectional study enrolled Chinese American and White women from California cancer registries diagnosed with Stage 0–III breast cancer between 2006 and 2012. Survivors completed a telephone survey assessing health-related factors including comorbidity, treatment-related symptoms, medical communication, perceived threat, use of coping, and social support resources. Outcomes were assessed using ...
Source: Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA single-session music intervention can be effectively used to reduce symptom clusters for women with breast cancer. Targeting those who have a higher level of sympathetic tone activity is recommended.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionPerceptions of SEs of cancer RT are dominated by physical quality of life (QoL) concerns and are influenced by the anatomic area receiving RT. Psychosocial QoL concerns are significantly more frequent in breast cancer patients.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02978846
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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