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Post ‐traumatic growth in head and neck cancer survivors: is it possible and what are the correlates?
Abstract ObjectivesPosttraumatic growth (PTG) is a possible positive consequence of a traumatic event, such as cancer. Head and neck cancer (HNC) may be particularly traumatic, given its adverse effects on functional, psychological and social wellbeing. We investigated: extent of PTG; factors associated with PTG; and associations between PTG and health‐related quality‐of‐life (HRQoL) in HNC survivors. MethodsHNC survivors (ICD10 C00‐C14, C32), identified from the population‐based National Cancer Registry Ireland, completed a postal survey. PTG was assessed using the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTG‐I) and HR...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda Sharp, Devon Redfearn, Aileen Timmons, Myles Balfe, Joanne Patterson Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Managing unsolicited findings in genomics: a qualitative interview study with cancer patients.
ConclusionsThe results of our study contribute to a better understanding of what cancer patients consider important and what may motivate and influence them when making decisions on the disclosure of unsolicited findings following NGS. We show how Joel Feinberg's classification of autonomy may help clinicians to better understand cancer patients' desire for autonomous decision making while also acknowledging the emotional and cognitive difficulties regarding the disclosure of unsolicited findings.These insights could be helpful for clinicians to guide patients through this complex process. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: R.M. Bijlsma, R.H.P. Wouters, H. Wessels, A.M. May, M.G.E.M. Ausems, E.E. Voest, A.L. Bredenoord Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Can the Theory of Planned Behavior help explain attendance to follow ‐up care of childhood cancer survivors?
Abstract ObjectiveChildhood cancer survivors are at high risk for late effects. Regular attendance to long‐term follow‐up care is recommended and helps monitoring survivors' health. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) we aimed to 1) investigate the predictors of the intention to attend follow‐up care, and 2) examine the associations between perceived control and behavioral intention with actual follow‐up care attendance in Swiss childhood cancer survivors. MethodsWe conducted a questionnaire survey in Swiss childhood cancer survivors (diagnosed with cancer aged
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia Baenziger, Katharina Roser, Luzius Mader, Salome Christen, Claudia E. Kuehni, Fabienne Gumy ‐Pause, Eva Maria Tinner, Gisela Michel Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Spanish ‐Language Self‐Administered Stress Management Training Intervention for Latinas Undergoing Chemotherapy
Abstract BackgroundCancer patients often report increased stress during chemotherapy. Stress management training has been shown to reduce this adverse outcome, but few interventions exist for Spanish‐speaking Hispanic and Latina women (Latinas). MethodsFollowing community feedback (including focus groups/in‐depth interviews), we transcreated the Spanish‐Language Self‐Administered Stress Management Training (SL‐SAT) intervention based on our previously developed and implemented English‐based intervention. Latinas about to begin chemotherapy were randomized to SL‐SAT (n=121) or usual care (UC; n=119). A Spanish...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aasha I. Hoogland, Suzanne C. Lechner, Brian D. Gonzalez, Brent J. Small, Dinorah M. Tyson, Yasmin Asvat, Anna Barata, Maria F. Gomez, Yvelise Rodriguez, Heather S.L. Jim, Michael H. Antoni, Paul B. Jacobsen, Cathy D. Meade Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experiences and unmet needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people with cancer care: a systematic review and meta ‐synthesis
ConclusionsAnalysis of the experiences of LGB people with cancer care shows that LGB people face numerous challenges due to their sexual orientation and receive care that does not adequately address their needs. Training and education of healthcare professionals is strongly recommended to address some of these challenges and practice gaps. Culturally appropriate care includes avoiding heterosexual assumptions, use of inclusive language, the provision of tailored information and involving partners in care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karolina Lisy, Micah D.J. Peters, Penelope Schofield, Michael Jefford Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Following patient pathways to psycho ‐oncological treatment: identification of treatment needs by clinical staff and electronic screening
Abstract ObjectiveIn this retrospective investigation of patient pathways to psycho‐oncological treatment (POT) we compared the number of POT referrals before and after implementation of electronic screening for POT needs and investigated psychosocial predictors for POT wish at a nuclear medicine department. MethodsWe extracted medical chart information about number of referrals and extent of follow‐up contacts. During standard referral (November 2014–October 2015), POT needs were identified by clinical staff only. In the screening‐assisted referral period (November 2015–October 2016), identification was ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fanny L. Loth, V. Meraner, Bernhard Holzner, Susanne Singer, Irene Virgolini, Eva M. Gamper Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial functioning and risk factors among siblings of children with cancer: An updated systematic review
ConclusionDespite methodological limitations, research indicates a strong need for sibling support. Clinical recommendations include identifying at‐risk siblings and developing interventions to facilitate family communication and increase siblings’ social support, cancer‐related knowledge, and treatment involvement. Future longitudinal studies focusing on mechanisms and moderators of siblings’ adjustment would inform timing and targets of psychosocial care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristin Long, Vicky Lehmann, Cynthia Gerhardt, Aubrey Carpenter, Anna Marsland, Melissa Alderfer Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Relationships between family resilience and posttraumatic growth in breast cancer survivors and caregiver burden
Abstract ObjectiveTo examine the relationships between family resilience and posttraumatic growth (PTG) of breast cancer survivors and caregiver burden among principal caregivers in China. MethodsParticipants in this cross‐sectional study comprised 108 women aged 26–74 years (M = 49, SD = 9) with early‐stage breast cancer and 108 principal caregivers. Participants were recruited from a comprehensive cancer center of a public hospital in Shandong Province, China. The principal caregivers completed the Shortened Chinese Version of the Family Resilience Assessment Scale (FRAS‐C) and the Chinese Version of the Zari...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ye Liu, Yuli Li, Lijun Chen, Yurong Li, Weiye Qi, Li Yu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Health ‐related quality of life and care satisfaction outcomes: Informing psychosocial oncology care among Latina and African‐American young breast cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveWhen breast cancer occurs in young women, the medical, physical, psychosocial, and overall impacts can be more severe warranting targeted medical and psychosocial oncology care. Yet, despite their risk for poorer survival and survivorship outcomes, little research has focused on this group with critical gaps concerning ethnic minorities who are particularly medically vulnerable. Therefore, this preliminary study examined demographic characteristics and patient centered outcomes, ie, health‐related quality of life (HRQOL), quality care satisfaction to inform targeted psychosocial oncology care among Afri...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Marshalee George, Veronica Jones Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Expecting the worst? The relationship between retrospective and prospective appraisals of illness on quality of life in prostate cancer survivors
In this study we considered how elements of survivors’ retrospective and prospective appraisals relate to QOL. Methods1,229 prostate cancer survivors between 2‐5 years post‐diagnosis, identified from a population‐based National Cancer Registry, were asked questions on their socio‐demographics, health, treatment received and adverse‐effects using a cross‐sectional design. QOL was assessed using the EORTC QLQ‐C30. Retrospective appraisals were assessed by asking survivors to reflect on their experience of treatment‐related adverse‐effects compared to their prior expectations. A Fear of Recurrence (FOR...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca Maguire, Paul Hanly, Frances J. Drummond, Anna Gavin, Linda Sharp Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sexual function, psychosocial adjustment to illness and quality of life among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors
ConclusionsImpaired sexual function was prevalent among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors and psychosocial adjustment to illness mediates the relationship between sexual function and quality of life. In Chinese clinical settings without routine sexuality assessments, early sexual function and psychosocial adjustment assessment should be integrated into routine nursing practice. In addition, a culturally appropriate practice model should be developed to guide sexuality care delivery. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ka Ming Chow, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kai Chow Choi, Carmen Wing Han Chan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Nicole Alby 1927 ‐2017
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrea Farkas Patenaude Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients: A reply
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Apostolos Gaitanidis Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pooi Yin Foong, Balasubramanian Srilatha, Yew Jin Ong Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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The cover image, by Ju Youn Jung et al., is based on the Paper Comparison of fatigue, depression, and anxiety as factors affecting posttreatment health‐related quality of life in lung cancer survivors, DOI 10.1002/pon.4513. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ju Youn Jung, Jong Mog Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo, Young Ho Yun Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Health care professionals' perspective on return to work in cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe training of professionals should increase awareness of the assumptions they make about cancer survivors in regard to RTW. Additionally, training might elaborate professionals' view of their role in the interaction with cancer survivors regarding RTW. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dana Yagil, Nofar Eshed ‐Lavi, Rafi Carel, Miri Cohen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Assessing the Feasibility of an Electronic Patient ‐Reported Outcome (ePRO) Collection System in Caregivers of Cancer Patients
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephen D. Klagholz, Alyson Ross, Leslie Wehrlen, Sima Zadeh Bedoya, Lori Wiener, Margaret F. Bevans Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Physicians' emotion regulation during communication with advanced cancer patients
ConclusionsThis study showed that physicians' emotion regulation is related to both physician (stress and alexithymia) and patient characteristics (sadness and anxiety). The study also generated several hypotheses on how physicians' emotion regulation relates to contextual variables during health care communication in cancer care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A.M.M. De Vries, M.M. Gholamrezaee, I.M. Verdonck ‐de Leeuw, Y. Roten, J.N. Despland, F. Stiefel, J. Passchier Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD ‐7) and the anxiety module of the Hospital and Depression Scale (HADS‐A) as screening tools for generalized anxiety disorder among cancer patients
ConclusionsThe GAD‐7 and HADS‐A showed AUC of adequate diagnostic accuracy and hence are applicable for GAD screening in cancer patients. Nevertheless, the choice of optimal cut‐offs should be carefully evaluated. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Peter Esser, Tim J. Hartung, Michael Friedrich, Christoffer Johansen, Hans ‐Ulrich Wittchen, Hermann Faller, Uwe Koch, Martin Härter, Monika Keller, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Joachim Weis, Anja Mehnert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A comparison of metacognitive factors among patients with cancer and the control group
ConclusionsPatients who were in early stages of cancer appeared to be in greater need for psychological help and access to services. Findings indicated a need for psychological support for patients who undergo chemotherapy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hasan Huseyin Mutlu, F. Isil Bilican, Hacer Hicran Mutlu, Mahmut Gumus Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Financial difficulty, worry about affording care, and benefit finding in long ‐term survivors of cancer
ConclusionsOur results suggest a complex relationship between financial difficulty, worry and benefit finding. The combination of worry about affording care and financial difficulty needs to be addressed and further studied among cancer survivors, as the presence of both, but not alone, was negatively associated with making positive changes, an aspect of benefit finding. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Salene M.W. Jones, Rod Walker, Monica Fujii, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Borsika A. Rabin, Jessica Chubak Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of partner support moderates positive affect in cancer patients
Abstract ObjectiveIn the present study we examined whether four support quality‐related characteristics moderate the impact of received partner support on cancer patients’ positive affect. The support quality‐related characteristics were: patients’ perception regarding the willingness of their partners to offer support, patients’ perception that partner support is certain, patients’ satisfaction with partner relationship and overall patients’ satisfaction with partner support. MethodSeventy seven recently diagnosed cancer patients were assessed at two time points, during chemotherapy treat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Apostolos Kaliampos, Pagona Roussis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Enhancing decision ‐making about adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer following EndoPredict testing
AbstractChemotherapy side‐effects can be substantial. There is increasing recognition that some oestrogen receptor positive (ER+ve), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2–ve) patients with breast cancer derive no benefit from chemotherapy and experience only iatrogenic harm. Gene expression profiling tests help refine recurrence risk and likely chemotherapy benefit. EndoPredict® is one such test, which classifies risks of distant recurrence as low or high in patients treated with surgery and adjuvant endocrine therapy alone. We compared treatment decisions pre and post test results, patients&r...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lesley Fallowfield, Lucy Matthews, Shirley May, Valerie Jenkins, David Bloomfield Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The acceptability and feasibility of lay ‐health led interventions for the prevention and early detection of cancer
ConclusionsLHW interventions to promote early diagnosis or screening were generally considered acceptable in a UK context. LHW interventions focussing on reducing cancer risk may be less feasible. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lorna McWilliams, Sarah Bellhouse, Janelle Yorke, Richard Cowan, Cathy Heaven, David P. French Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors associated with romantic relationship formation difficulties in women with breast cancer
ConclusionsUn‐partnered women who place high importance on appearance for their self‐worth, and who report poor body image and low self‐compassion are at risk of experiencing difficulties in forming new romantic relationships after breast cancer. Future interventions should target these variables to facilitate romantic dating during cancer survivorship. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. ‐K. Shaw, K.A. Sherman, J. Fitness, E. Elder, Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Randomized Dose ‐Response Trial of Aerobic Exercise and Health‐Related Quality of Life in Colon Cancer Survivors
ConclusionHigher doses of aerobic exercise, up to 300 min·wk‐1, improve multiple HRQoL outcomes among stage I‐III colon cancer survivors. These findings provide evidence that aerobic exercise may provide multiple health benefits for colon cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Justin C. Brown, Nevena Damjanov, Kerry S. Courneya, Andrea B. Troxel, Babette S. Zemel, Michael R. Rickels, Bonnie Ky, Andrew D. Rhim, Anil K. Rustgi, Kathryn H. Schmitz Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Walls or Bridges: “No Gobbledygook”: The International Psycho‐Oncology Society 2017 Sutherland Award Lecture
This article first recognizes the impact of leaders who, at great personal costs, have built bridges (with relentless compassion and courage) where only chasms existed before. Although international politics may seem like a universe away, in which people may (erroneously) feel powerless to influence change, our home health care settings can be dramatically improved and humanized by the application of universally accepted humanistic values. Health care, as it is practiced today, is an anachronism at multiple levels. Supportive care in general and psychosocial values specifically offer a more inclusive and realistic alternat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew J. Loscalzo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer patients' motives for psychosocial consultation —Oncology social workers' perceptions of 226 patient cases
ConclusionsThe results show that Swedish OSWs' function is multifaceted and that the initial motives among patients rarely predict the content in consultations over time. Based on the diversity of motives, it seems obvious that OSWs (at least in Sweden) need a broad education in the psychology of counselling. It also seems obvious that even if patients initially were referred by health care staff to the OSW due to psychological reactions to being ill, staff should also be attentive to the fact that relational and socio‐economic/juridical issues are of great concern for the patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joakim Isaksson, Sara Lilliehorn, P är Salander Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Do Australian adolescents' and young adults' experiences of cancer care influence their quality of life?
ConclusionsThe results suggest that, for most AYAs' quality of life outcomes, positive experiences of age‐appropriate communication and emotional support may underpin the effect of positive experiences of care throughout the cancer care pathway. The results support the need for communication and support tailored to an AYA audience, as recognised by recent Australian and international guidelines on the care of AYAs with cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gemma Skaczkowski, Victoria White, Kate Thompson, Helen Bibby, Michael Coory, Ross Pinkerton, Lisa M. Orme, Rachel Conyers, Marianne B. Phillips, Michael Osborn, Rosemary Harrup, Antoinette Anazodo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals ’ perspective on return to work in cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe training of professionals should increase awareness of the assumptions they make about cancer survivors in regard to RTW. Additionally, training might elaborate professionals' view of their role in the interaction with cancer survivors regarding return to work. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dana Yagil, Nofar Eshed ‐Lavi, Rafi Carel, Miri Cohen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Dr Jimmie C. Holland
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maggie Watson, Leah Webster Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

Psychosocial Care of the Adult Cancer Patient: Evidence ‐Based Practice in Psycho‐Oncology. Donald R. Nicholas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 366 pages. $65.00
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristiane Decat Bergerot Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

New Challenges in Psycho ‐Oncology Research IV: Cognition and cancer: Conceptual and methodological issues and future directions
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tim A. Ahles, Arti Hurria Tags: INVITED EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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The cover image, by Diane A. van der Biessen et al., is based on the Paper Understanding how Coping Strategies and Quality of Life maintain Hope in Patients deliberating Phase‐I Trial Participation, DOI 10.1002/pon.4487. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane A. Biessen, Peer G. Helm, Dennis Klein, Simone Burg, Ron H. Mathijssen, Martijn P. Lolkema, Maja J. Jonge Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Accurate understanding of infertility risk among families of adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer
ConclusionsMost adolescents and parents inaccurately reported infertility risk, and more poorly estimated risk. Research is needed to identify additional factors associated with accurate understanding of cancer‐related infertility risk. Providers should be supported with user‐friendly educational tools to promote awareness of infertility risk. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vicky Lehmann, Jessica S. Flynn, Rebecca H. Foster, Kathryn M. Russell, James L. Klosky Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Parental cancer: Characteristics of users of child ‐centred counselling versus individual psycho‐oncological treatment
ConclusionsThe findings demonstrate that patients and partners self‐referring to PO or COSIP are highly burdened. COSIP users experience different psychosocial burden than PO users. As poor mental state of parents is a risk factor for the development of mental problems in children, parents using only PO may benefit from additional child‐centred support. Accordingly, the need for COSIP should be assessed continuously during PO of patients with children ≤21 years. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Inhestern, Wiebke Geertz, Frank Schulz ‐Kindermann, Corinna Bergelt Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predictors of emotional distress a year or more after diagnosis of cancer: A systematic review of the literature
ConclusionsThis review supports current clinical guidance advising early assessment of distress as a marker of vulnerability to persistent problems. Additionally, neuroticism is also indicated as a useful marker of vulnerability. However, the review also highlights that more sophisticated research designs, capable of identifying the psychological processes that underlie the association between these marker variables and persistent distress, are needed before more effective early interventions can be developed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon A. Cook, Peter Salmon, Gemma Hayes, Angela Byrne, Peter L. Fisher Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Exploring associations between psychiatric disorder, psychological distress, and health care utilization in cancer patients
ConclusionPsychiatric disorder and psychological distress were associated with mental health care use and costs. Psychological distress was associated with complementary health care use. Adequate assessment and referral to mental health care might prevent unnecessary health care utilization. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: F.R. Compen, E.M.M. Adang, E.M. Bisseling, M.L. Van der Lee, A.E.M. Speckens Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patients' and Oncologists' Views on Family Involvement in Goals of Care Conversations
ConclusionsPatients and oncologists have similar views about family involvement in GoC conversations. Learning how to communicate with family members should be a critical component of physician education in palliative care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jenny J. Lin, Cardinale B. Smith, Shelli Feder, Nina A. Bickell, Dena Schulman ‐Green Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer patients' motives for psychosocial consultation – oncology social workers' perceptions of 226 patient cases
ConclusionsThe results show that Swedish OSWs' function is multifaceted and that the initial motives among patients rarely predict the content in consultations over time. Based on the diversity of motives, it seems obvious that OSWs (at least in Sweden) need a broad education in the psychology of counseling. It also seems obvious that even if patients initially were referred by health care staff to the OSW due to psychological reactions to being ill, staff should also be attentive to the fact that relational and socioeconomic/juridical issues are of great concern for the patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joakim Isaksson, Sara Lilliehorn, P är Salander Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors influencing the decision to share cancer genetic results among family members: an in ‐depth interview study of women in an Asian setting
CONCLUSIONSFacilitators and barriers for result‐sharing are similar to those among Western women. A framework to explain Asian patients' decision‐making process identifies optimal counselling opportunities to enhance communication with family. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shao ‐Tzu Li, Shirley Sun, Désirée Lie, Marie Met‐Domestici, Eliza Courtney, Sapna Menon, Geok Hoon Lim, Joanne Ngeow Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Acceptability and satisfaction of Project MOVE: a pragmatic feasibility trial aimed at increasing physical activity in female breast cancer survivors
ConclusionThe findings provide support for the acceptability of Project MOVE as a strategy for increasing PA among BC survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tanya Pullen, Paul Sharp, Joan L. Bottorff, Catherine M. Sabiston, Kristin L. Campbell, Susan L. Ellard, Carolyn Gotay, Kayla Fitzpatrick, Cristina M. Caperchione Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Stress and Marital Adjustment in Families of Children with Cancer
ConclusionImplications for identification of at‐risk families are discussed, and importance of delivering tailored interventions for this population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Iris Lavi, Kaitlyn Fladeboe, Kevin King, Joy Kawamura, Debra Friedman, Bruce Compas, David Breiger, Kyrill Gurtovenko, Liliana Lengua, Lynn Fainsilber Katz Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

“I didn't want to be in charge and yet I was”: Bereaved caregivers' accounts of providing home care for family members with advanced cancer
ConclusionsCaregivers were often thrust into assuming control in order to compensate for deficiencies in formal palliative home care services. Policies, quality indicators and guidelines are needed to ensure the provision of comprehensive, interdisciplinary home palliative care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shan Mohammed, Nadia Swami, Ashley Pope, Gary Rodin, Breffni Hannon, Rinat Nissim, Sarah Hales, Camilla Zimmermann Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Being Mindful of Mindfulness Interventions in Cancer: a systematic review of intervention reporting and study methodology
ConclusionsMindfulness is increasingly considered a standard therapy in psycho‐oncology. While many studies proclaim benefits, there is considerable variability, modification to standardized protocols, and claims of benefit often reflect decreases in sub‐clinical supportive care symptomology rather than therapeutic relief of clinically significant psychological disorders. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanne Shaw, Natasha Sekelja, Diana Frasca, Haryana M. Dhillon, Melanie A. Price Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Health Related Quality of Life and Care Satisfaction Outcomes: Informing Psychosocial Oncology Care among Latina and African ‐American Young Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract ObjectiveWhen breast cancer occurs in young women, the medical, physical, psychosocial, and overall impacts can be more severe warranting targeted medical and psychosocial oncology care. Yet, despite their risk for poorer survival and survivorship outcomes, little research has focused on this group with critical gaps concerning ethnic minorities who are particularly medically vulnerable. Therefore, this preliminary study examined demographic characteristics and patient centered outcomes i.e., health related quality of life, quality care satisfaction to inform targeted psychosocial oncology care among African‐Ame...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Marshalee George, Veronica Jones Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects and moderators of psychosocial interventions on quality of life, and emotional and social function in patients with cancer: an individual patient data meta ‐analysis of 22 RCTs.
ConclusionsPSI significantly improved QoL, EF, and SF, with small overall effects. However, the effects differed by several demographic, clinical, personal, and intervention‐related characteristics. Our study highlights the beneficial effects of CST in patients treated with chemotherapy, the importance of targeted interventions, and the need of developing interventions tailored to the specific needs of elderly patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. Kalter, I.M. Verdonck ‐de Leeuw, M.G. Sweegers, N.K. Aaronson, P.B. Jacobsen, R.U. Newton, K.S. Courneya, J.F. Aitken, J. Armes, C. Arving, L.J. Boersma, A.M. Braamse, Y. Brandberg, S.K. Chambers, J. Dekker, K. Ell, R.J. Ferguson, M.F. Gielissen, B. Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Psychiatric comorbidities among ovarian cancer survivors in South Korea: A nationwide population ‐based, longitudinal study
ConclusionMental disorders in ovarian cancer survivors showed different patterns of prevalence depending on age at the time of diagnosis, and the nature of disease. Timely diagnosis and intervention for psychological distress could increase the quality of life for ovarian cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jaesung Heo, Mison Chun, Young ‐Taek Oh, O. Kyu Noh, Logyoung Kim Tags: PAPER Source Type: research