Prevalence and factors associated with fear of recurrence in a mixed sample of young adults with cancer

This study examined the prevalence and factors associated with fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in young adults (YAs).MethodsYAs diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39 in Canada (n = 461), who were currently 19 years or older, completed the Young Adults with Cancer in their Prime (YACPRIME) Study. The Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory Short Form (FCRI-SF) was the primary outcome. Scores ≥ 16 on the FCRI-SF indicate problematic levels and scores ≥ 22 represent c linically significant FCR. Covariates included demographic, clinical cancer variables, and co-morbid symptom measures. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify variables associated with FCR.ResultsParticipants were predominantly female (87%) with a mean age of 32  years (SD = 4.7). Problematic levels of FCR were present in 84% of YAs, and 59% met or exceeded the cutoff for clinically significant FCR. In the multivariate model, time since diagnosis of 5+ years was associated with a reduced likelihood of clinical FCR (Adjusted Odds Ratio [AOR] = 0.354;p = .004), while having a previous recurrence was related to increased likelihood (AOR = 3.468,p = .001). Other factors associated with clinical FCR in YAs were psychological distress (Mild: AOR = 2.947,p = .003; Moderate: AOR = 5.632,p 
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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This study aimed to investigate the risk of self-harm following diagnosis of different psychiatric disorders in an Asian population, through a review of inpatient records retrieved from the Hong Kong Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System (CDARS).MethodsFor this nested case-control study, the inpatient data of people admitted for any reason to Hong Kong public hospitals, between Jan 1, 2000, and Dec 31, 2010, were extracted from CDARS. Cases were people aged 10 years or older who had been admitted to inpatient care with a first-listed record of psychiatric disorder during the study period. The seven psychiatric disord...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety Stress Coping Source Type: research
Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including New York and Minnesota, both traditionally liberal states, are slated for similar legalization in 2019.  While stopping the weed train is unlikely (there are profits to be made in this new frontier), ensuring that its brakes and safety protocols are in working order is imperative. Protections for our most vulnerable populations — adolescents, young adults, and people with mental illness issues — ough...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Medications Professional Stigma Substance Abuse Effects Of Cannabis Legalizing Marijuana Psychosis Stigmatization Substance Use THC Source Type: news
Children, adolescents, and young adults living with life-threatening serious pediatric illness (SPI) face considerable physical and emotional tolls via their disease conditions, treatment demands, and sequelae. To guide clinical interventions and future research for young people with SPI, Barker and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of anxiety and depression in children and young people with a variety of SPI, including cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, thalassemia, neurological conditions, and chronic kidney disease. The authors found that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among y...
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
It’s a Wednesday evening in Brooklyn, NY, and bars are dead. Tea-candle-dotted tables sit empty, waiting for a happy hour rush that isn’t. But tucked away on a side street, hours before its midnight closing time, a bar called Getaway hums with activity. Metal straws clink against ice and cocktail shakers rattle as patrons belly up to the marble bar. A woman fresh out of work reads and nurses a drink at a corner table. An early-thirties couple chats over a pre-dinner beverage, holding hands in the flattering dim lighting. This is New York City’s first permanent booze-free bar, and no one is drinking alcoho...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news
In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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This study, the first to elucidate the cumulative effects of severe stress and forgiveness on mental health, led authors to suggest development of a more forgiving coping strategy may be beneficial in reducing stress-caused disorders and conditions. We Choose to Forgive Considered a forgiveness trailblazer by Time Magazine and other media, Robert D. Enright, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and president of the International Forgiveness Institute at UWMadison, is the author of Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope. In this self-help book, Enrig...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ethics & Morality Family Friends Inspiration & Hope Source Type: blogs
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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