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Oncologist, patient, and companion questions during pretreatment consultations about adjuvant cancer treatment: a shared decision ‐making perspective
ConclusionsIt would be helpful to patients if oncologists more often assessed patients' existing knowledge to tailor their information provision. Also, patients could receive treatment recommendations that better fit their personal situation if oncologists collected information on patients' views about treatments. Moreover, by educating patients to ask about treatment alternatives, benefits, and harms, patients may gain a better understanding of the choice they have. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A.H. Pieterse, M. Kunneman, E.G. Engelhardt, N.J. Brouwer, J.R. Kroep, C.A.M. Marijnen, A.M. Stiggelbout, E.M.A. Smets Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Truth telling in Taiwanese cancer care: patients' and families' preferences and their experiences of doctors' practices
Abstract ObjectiveDespite the significant role played by cancer patients' families in medical decision‐making in Asian countries, inconsistencies have hitherto not been evaluated between patients' and families' preferences and doctors' actual practices with regard to cancer truth telling. MethodsFor this quantitative comparative study of cancer patients' and families' truth‐telling preferences and their experiences of doctors' practices, 532 patients, 551 family members, and 127 doctors (N = 1 210) were enrolled from five hospitals across Taiwan over 2 years. Truth telling was assessed using the Tai...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Woung ‐Ru Tang, Ji‐Hong Hong, Kun‐Ming Rau, Cheng‐Hsu Wang, Yeong‐Yuh Juang, Chien‐Hong Lai, Maiko Fujimori, Chun‐Kai Fang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predicting changes in quality of life and emotional distress in Chinese patients with lung, gastric, and colon ‐rectal cancer diagnoses: the role of psychological resilience
Abstract BackgroundPatients with cancer often experience considerable emotional distress, which decreases their quality of life (QOL). Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity; however, the relationships among QOL, resilience, and emotional distress in patients with cancer, especially Chinese patients with cancer, are under‐researched in the literature. MethodsQuality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 items, Zung Self‐Rating Anxiety Scale, and the Zung Self‐Rating Depression Scale were applied in this study. Univariate correlated analy...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Yun Fei Zhu, Zhen Zeng, Guang Yun Hu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psycho ‐oncology, a Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management Jimmie Holland Mitch Golant Donna Greenberg Mary Hughes Jon Levenson Matthew Loscalzo William Pirl (Editors). Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pages. $49.95. ISBN: 0199988730
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stewart B. Fleishman Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Oncologists ’ Communication About End of Life: The Relationship Among Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Satisfaction and Approach and Avoidance Communication
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that there is an association between emotional factors and approach communication. The findings have clinical implications in designing effective communication skills training. Further research and training should take secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction into consideration in order to ensure that terminal patients and their families receive the best quality EOL care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Michal Cohen, Merav Ben ‐David, Samuel Ariad Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Psychosocial Outcomes for Patients with Advanced Melanoma
ConclusionsQuality trial evidence is needed to clarify the impact of treatment innovations for advanced melanoma on patients’ psychosocial wellbeing. Survivorship research and subsequent translation of that knowledge into programs and services currently lags behind gains in the medical treatment of advanced melanoma, a troubling circumstance that requires immediate and focussed attention. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jeff Dunn, Maggie Watson, Joanne F. Aitken, Melissa K. Hyde Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Participation in Health Behaviors in Endometrial Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsInterventions aimed at promoting health behaviours in endometrial cancer survivors should include referral and advice from oncologists, provision of monitoring, and promotion of planning and self‐control. Implications for Endometrial Cancer Survivors at risk of cardiovascular disease: These women are likely to benefit most from interventions aimed at promoting planning, self‐regulation and problem solving and regular follow‐up. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah J. Hardcastle, Rachael Glassey, Stuart Salfinger, Jason Tan, Paul Cohen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Is Empathy Associated with a Self ‐Ascribed Sense of Meaning Among Resident Physicians Working with Patients Nearing the End of Life on a Hematology‐Oncology Ward?
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jonathan Komisar, Daniel C. McFarland Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The psychosocial experiences of women with breast cancer across the lifespan: A systematic review
ConclusionsFurther research is required to explore these findings, and to examine the needs of older women in particular. Delineating the similarities and differences in the needs of women across the lifespan will inform the development of psychosocial interventions for all women with breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Heather J. Campbell ‐Enns, Roberta L. Woodgate Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

What do people fear about cancer? A systematic review and meta ‐synthesis of cancer fears in the general population
ConclusionsThis view of cancer as “an enemy” reprises the media's “war on cancer” theme, and may affect the acceptance of cancer early detection and prevention messages, since cancer's characteristics influenced whether “fight” or “flight” was considered appropriate. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Charlotte Vrinten, Lesley M. McGregor, Ma łgorzata Heinrich, Christian Wagner, Jo Waller, Jane Wardle, Georgia B. Black Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta ‐analysis of collaborative care interventions for depression in patients with cancer
ConclusionsCollaborative care interventions have newly emerged as multi‐disciplinary care delivery models, which may result in more long‐term depression remission. This review also updates previous findings of modest evidence for the effectiveness of both pharmacological and psychological interventions for threshold depression in cancer patients. Research designs focusing on combined treatments and delivery systems may best further the limited evidence‐base for the management of depression in cancer. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Madeline Li, Erin B. Kennedy, Nelson Byrne, Caroline G érin‐Lajoie, Mark R. Katz, Homa Keshavarz, Scott Sellick, Esther Green Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

A qualitative insight into the self ‐management experience among Chinese breast cancer survivors
This study aimed to reveal Chinese breast cancer survivors’ views and experiences of self‐management in extended survivorship. MethodsArchived interview transcripts from 19 breast cancer survivors (
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Huilin Cheng, Janet W. H. Sit, Karis K. F. Cheng Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Development and Validation of the National Cancer Center Psychological Symptom Inventory
ConclusionsThe NCC‐PSI represents a meaningful effort to develop a distress screening tool that addresses specific psychological symptoms common in cancer, which are tailored to the local oncology care system with varying degrees of psychosocial care resources. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eun ‐Jung Shim, Bong‐Jin Hahm, Eun‐Seung Yu, Ha Kyoung Kim, Seong Jin Cho, Sung Man Chang, Jong‐Chul Yang, Jong‐Heun Kim Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Japanese childhood cancer survivors ’ readiness for care as adults: a cross‐sectional survey using the transition scales
Abstract BackgroundChildhood cancer survivors’ (CCSs’) readiness for adult care has not been evaluated in Japan. We conducted a survey to examine transition barriers and facilitators in CCSs and compared the results to those of CCSs in Canada. MethodsParticipants were selected from the Heart Link mutual‐aid health insurance membership directory and the Millefeuille Childhood Cancer Frontiers. We conducted a cross‐sectional survey (self‐report questionnaire) via mail, using the Transition Scales. ResultsIn total, 268 questionnaires were collected by January 2016 (response rate: 42.5%). After confirming the...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yasushi Ishida, Mari Tezuka, Mitsue Hayashi, Fumiko Inoue Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Qigong/tai chi for sleep and fatigue in prostate cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsQGTC during radiation for prostate cancer resulted in superior sleep duration midway through radiation, but this effect was not durable and there were no differences in other domains of sleep or fatigue. Exploratory analysis demonstrated that both sleep and fatigue were highly correlated with prostate cancer related physical symptoms. Future mind‐body intervention studies should incorporate multi‐modal therapy focused on improving physical symptoms in this population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer McQuade, Sarah Prinsloo, David Z. Chang, Amy Spelman, Qi Wei, Karen Basen ‐Engquist, Carol Harrison, Zonghao Zhang, Debra Kuban, Andrew Lee, Lorenzo Cohen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Financial cost of lymphedema borne by women with breast cancer
Abstract ObjectiveOur study examines the financial cost of lymphedema following a diagnosis of breast cancer and addresses a significant knowledge gap regarding the additional impact of lymphedema on breast cancer survivors. MethodsAn online national survey was conducted with 361 women who had either breast cancer without lymphedema (BC) (group 1, n = 209) or breast cancer with lymphedema (BC+LE) (group 2, n = 152). Participant recruitment was supported by the Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Australasian Lymphology Association. ResultsBoth breast cancer and lymphedema result in significant out...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Boyages, Ying Xu, Senia Kalfa, Louise Koelmeyer, Bonny Parkinson, Helen Mackie, Hector Viveros, Paul Gollan, Lucy Taksa Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial outcomes of an electronic self ‐report assessment and self‐care intervention for patients with cancer: randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsA patient‐centered, Web‐based intervention that facilitates self‐care and communication can improve psychosocial outcomes in the cancer setting. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jesse R. Fann, Fangxin Hong, Barbara Halpenny, Traci M. Blonquist, Donna L. Berry Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experiences of “openness” between mothers & daughters during breast cancer: implications for coping and healthy outcomes
Abstract ObjectiveMother‐daughter communication is central to how women adjust to breast cancer. They may be aided by models of healthy communication that take illustrate both women's perspectives. Families establish normative communication patterns that inform how they cope. We used Family Communication Patterns theory to examine correlations between openness/avoidance and health. We extended this by capturing mother‐daughter open/avoidant narratives to illustrate how these behaviors function in helpful (health‐promoting) and unhelpful ways. MethodsPhase 1 of this mixed‐method study involved 41 patients and 37 mot...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Carla L. Fisher, Bianca M. Wolf, Craig Fowler, Mollie Rose Canzona Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of a multicomponent physical activity behavior change intervention on fatigue, anxiety, and depressive symptomatology in breast cancer survivors: randomized trial
Abstract ObjectivesTo determine the effects of the 3‐month multicomponent Better Exercise Adherence after Treatment for Cancer (BEAT Cancer) physical activity behavior change intervention on fatigue, depressive symptomatology, and anxiety. MethodsPost‐primary treatment breast cancer survivors (n = 222) were randomized to BEAT Cancer or usual care (UC). Fatigue Symptom Inventory and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were assessed at baseline, post‐intervention (month 3; M3), and follow‐up (month 6; M6). Potential demographic, medical, and psychosocial moderators were assessed at baseline. ResultsAd...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Q. Rogers, Kerry S. Courneya, Philip M. Anton, Steven Verhulst, Sandra K. Vicari, Randall S. Robbs, Edward McAuley Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

2015 President's Plenary International Psycho ‐oncology Society: psychosocial care as a human rights issue—challenges and opportunities
Abstract The International Psycho‐Oncology Society (IPOS) Human Rights Task Force has been working since 2008 to raise awareness and support, for the relevance of psychosocial cancer care as a human rights issue. In 2014 the “Lisbon Declaration: Psychosocial Cancer Care as a Universal Human Right” was fully endorsed by IPOS. Subsequently, the IPOS Standard on Quality Cancer Care, endorsed by 75 cancer organizations worldwide, has been updated and now includes 3 core principles: Psychosocial cancer care should be recognised as a universal human right; Quality cancer care must integrate the psychosocial domain ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luzia Travado, William Breitbart, Luigi Grassi, Daisuke Fujisawa, Andrea Patenaude, Lea Baider, Stephen Connor, Michelle Fingeret Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Spirituality is Associated with Less Treatment Regret in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer
Abstract Objective:Some prostate cancer patients go on to regret their treatment choice. Treatment regret is associated with lower physical and mental quality of life. We investigated whether, in men with prostate cancer, spirituality is associated with lower decisional regret 6 months after treatment and whether this is, in part, because men with stronger spiritual beliefs experience lower decisional conflict when they are deciding how to treat their cancer. Methods1093 prostate cancer patients (84% white, 10% black, 6% Hispanic; mean age = 63.18 (SD = 7.75)) completed measures of spiritua...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle A. Mollica, Willie Underwood, Gregory G. Homish, D. Lynn Homish, H. Orom Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Family caregiver communication tool: A new measure for tailoring communication with cancer caregivers
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Joy Goldsmith, Nora H. Ruel Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Speaking the same language: a feasibility trial for a novel visual communication tool for oncologist ‐patient treatment discussions
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristian P. Zanartu, Fernando J. Camacho, Nicole S. Nevadunski, Benjamin Martin, Noah Kornblum, Jennifer Chuy, Roman Perez ‐Soler Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Pushing boundaries —culture‐sensitive care in oncology and palliative care: a qualitative study
ConclusionsThis study identifies relevant staff challenges in work with migrant patients. Concrete suggestions for improvement include measures on an organizational level, team level, and personal tools. The suggested measures are applicable to improve work satisfaction and culture‐sensitive care not only in cancer care but also in other areas of medicine. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Beate Schrank, Tamara Rumpold, Michaela Amering, Eva Katharina Masel, Herbert Watzke, Sophie Schur Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experience implementing distress screening using the National Comprehensive Cancer Network distress thermometer at an urban safety ‐net hospital
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephen B. Lo, Leanne Ianniello, Malti Sharma, Diane Sarnacki, Kathleen T. Finn Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Randomized, double ‐blind, placebo‐controlled study of methylphenidate for the treatment of depression in SSRI‐treated cancer patients receiving palliative care
ConclusionsThis trial failed to demonstrate that methylphenidate treatment in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor‐treated patients had a significant effect on depression remission in patients with advanced cancer. This study underscores the difficulties in conducting trials for symptom management in patients with shortened life expectancy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donald R. Sullivan, Solange Mongoue ‐Tchokote, Motomi Mori, Elizabeth Goy, Linda Ganzini Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Real ‐world implementation of electronic patient‐reported outcomes in outpatient pediatric cancer care
ConclusionsWhen implementing ePROs in outpatient pediatric oncology practice, HCPs report determinants that influence ePRO integration. To improve implementation and outcomes, tailored organizational (e.g. formal ratification by management, time) and specific local (e.g. individualized assessments) strategies should be developed to achieve optimal ePRO discussion. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sasja A. Schepers, Simone M. Sint Nicolaas, Lotte Haverman, Michel Wensing, Antoinette Y. N. Schouten Meeteren, Margreet A. Veening, Huib N. Caron, Peter M. Hoogerbrugge, Gertjan J. L. Kaspers, Christianne M. Verhaak, Martha A. Grootenhuis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologist, Patient and Companion Questions during Pre ‐Treatment Consultations About Adjuvant Cancer Treatment: A Shared Decision‐Making Perspective
ConclusionsIt would be helpful to patients if oncologists more often assessed patients’ existing knowledge to tailor their information provision. Also, patients could receive treatment recommendations that better fit their personal situation if oncologists collected information on patients’ views about treatments. Moreover, by educating patients to ask about treatment alternatives, benefits and harms, patients may gain a better understanding of the choice they have. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. H. Pieterse, M. Kunneman, E. G. Engelhardt, N. J. Brouwer, J. R. Kroep, C. A. M. Marijnen, A. M. Stiggelbout, E. M. A. Smets Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Post ‐traumatic growth in breast cancer: How and when do distress and stress contribute?
ConclusionsThis study showing that early stage higher cancer‐specific stress and anxiety were related to positive growth supports the idea that struggle with a challenging illness may be instrumental in facilitating PTG and findings show positive implications of PTG for subsequent adjustment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann Marie Groarke, Ruth Curtis, Jenny M. Groarke, Michael J. Hogan, Andrea Gibbons, Michael Kerin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer disclosure —account from a pediatric oncology ward in Egypt
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that cancer disclosure at the Children's Cancer Hospital is to a certain degree common; yet even when disclosure does take place, it is mainly in the absence of the child. Moreover, the information provided during the conversation may not be fully comprehended by the parent or the child because of the physician's misleading use of terms when disclosing the disease. Therefore, better practice should be developed for disease disclosure, and proper communication should be established between the patients and the provider; patient autonomy should also have an influence in the clinical practice....
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanan El Malla, Gunnar Steineck, Nathalie Ylitalo Helm, Ulrica Wilder äng, Yasser El Sayed Elborai, Mohammad Elshami, Ulrika Kreicbergs Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The psychosocial experiences of breast cancer amongst Black, South Asian and White survivors: do differences exist between ethnic groups?
Abstract BackgroundVery little UK‐based research has examined breast cancer‐related experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic populations, and we do not know whether the psychosocial impact of diagnosis and treatment in this group is any different to that of White women. Therefore, this study examined similarities and differences amongst Black, South Asian and White breast cancer survivors. MethodsA quantitative, cross‐sectional survey was conducted; 173 breast cancer survivors (80 White, 53 South Asian and 40 Black) completed a questionnaire, which assessed psychological functioning, social support, body image and be...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geeta Patel ‐Kerai, Diana Harcourt, Nichola Rumsey, Habib Naqvi, Paul White Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Development and implementation of a comprehensive psychosocial screening program in a Brazilian cancer center
Abstract ObjectiveInternational guidelines recommend routine screening for distress as part of care practices. Accordingly, a Brazilian cancer center developed and implemented a Distress Screening Program (DS) in 2007, which was enhanced in 2009 through the inclusion of a Psychosocial Care Meeting Group (DS + PCM) regarding patients’ psychosocial needs. The current paper will provide an overview of the development and pilot implementation of this program, initial analyses to assess patient outcomes, and report initial results to extend international research on this key aspect of cancer care. MethodPati...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J. Philip, Tammy A. Schuler, Karen Lynn Clark, Matthew Loscalzo, Marco Murilo Buso, Jo ão Nunes Matos Neto, Jorge Vaz Pinto Neto, Alexandre Nonino, Tereza Cristina Cavalcanti Ferreira Araujo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Fa çading in transcultural interactions: examples from pediatric cancer care in Sweden
ConclusionsThis grounded theory could help make health care professionals aware of different meanings of façading across cultures in health care. Also, awareness is needed of different views on emotional façading and façading sensitive issues to provide a congruent care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pernilla Pergert Tags: Paper Source Type: research

“Our Organs Have a Purpose”: Body Image Acceptance in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsBody image concerns are distressing for Latina breast cancer survivors. Accepting their altered appearance was an ongoing and complex process. Clinical implications include the need for psychoeducational programs and tailored interventions to enhance women's body image acceptance. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lydia P. Buki, Micaela Reich, Emaan N. Lehardy Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predictors of Benzodiazepine Use among Parents of Children with Cancer: A Cross ‐sectional Study from Lebanon
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Danielle Fayad, Katia Christina Genadry, Kamil Hanna, Aya Itani, Nadine Kibbi, Louma Basma Rustam, Raya Saab, Mona Nabulsix Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Truth ‐Telling in Taiwanese Cancer Care: Patients’ and Families’ Preferences and their Experiences of Doctors’ Practices
Abstract ObjectiveDespite the significant role played by cancer patients’ families in medical decision‐making in Asian countries, inconsistencies have hitherto not been evaluated between patients’ and families’ preferences and doctors’ actual practices with regard to cancer truth telling. MethodsFor this quantitative comparative study of cancer patients’ and families’ truth‐telling preferences and their experiences of doctors’ practices, 532 patients, 551 family members, and 127 doctors (N = 1,210) were enrolled from five hospitals across Taiwan over 2 years....
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Woung ‐Ru Tang, Ji‐Hong Hong, Kun‐Ming Rau, Cheng‐Hsu Wang, Yeong‐Yuh Juang, Chien‐Hong Lai, Maiko Fujimori, Chun‐Kai Fang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Does a peer ‐Led exercise intervention affect sedentary behavior among breast cancer survivors?
ConclusionsAn exercise intervention that did not focus specifically on sitting time did not affect sedentary behavior among breast cancer survivors. Intervention components that specifically target sitting behavior are needed to reduce this risk behavior among survivors. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bernardine Pinto, Shira Dunsiger, Kevin Stein Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Caregiving and Social Support for Gay and Bisexual Men with Prostate Cancer
ConclusionsGBMPCa received variable, but generally low, social support during diagnosis and treatment and from a diverse social network, including a prominence of friends and family. Clinicians should be aware of GBMPCa's distinct patterns of social support needs and providers. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Benjamin D. Capistrant, Beatriz Torres, Enyinnaya Merengwa, William G. West, Darryl Mitteldorf, B. R. Simon Rosser Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Antipsychotic ‐induced Akathisia in cancer settings
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fernando Espi Forcen, James Root, Yesne Alici Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Patient ‐oncologist Alliance and Psychosocial Well‐being in Chinese Society Strongly Affect Cancer Management Adherence with Cancer of Unknown Primary
ConclusionStronger patient‐oncologist alliance may foster enhanced adherence to treatment and follow‐up screening in patients with CUP. Patient‐oncologist alliance seems affected by socioeconomic factors and psychosocial well‐being in the Chinese sociocultural settings. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yifei Ma, Wei Xu, Zhigao Liang, Yiming Li, Hongyu Yu, Chunshan Yang, Jidong Li, Jianru Xiao Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of life in patients with skin tumors: the mediator role of body image and social support
ConclusionsPsychological intervention should focus on body image and social support, particularly in patients with melanoma, less disease duration, tumors in the face, head or neck, in an active professional status, and with lower education. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Gra ça Pereira, Mafalda Ponte, Gabriela Ferreira, J. Cunha Machado Tags: Paper Source Type: research

An Online Psychological Intervention Can Improve The Sexual Satisfaction Of Men Following Treatment For Localised Prostate Cancer: Outcomes Of An Rct Evaluating My Road Ahead
ConclusionsThis study is the first, to our knowledge, that has evaluated a self‐guided online psychological intervention tailored to the specific needs of men with prostate cancer. The findings indicate the potential for MRA to deliver support that men may not otherwise receive and also highlight the importance of psychological intervention to facilitate improved sexual outcomes. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Addie C. Wootten, Denny Meyer, Jo ‐Anne M. Abbott, Katherine Chisholm, David W. Austin, Britt Klein, Marita McCabe, Declan G. Murphy, Anthony J. Costello Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predicting changes in quality of life and emotional distress in Chinese patients with lung, gastric and colon ‐rectal cancer diagnoses: the role of psychological resilience
Abstract BackgroundCancer patients often experience considerable emotional distress, which decreases their quality of life (QOL). Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity; however, the relationships among QOL, resilience, and emotional distress in cancer patients, especially Chinese cancer patients, are under‐researched in the literature. MethodsQuality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 Items (QLQ‐C30) , Zung Self‐Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and the Zung Self‐Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were applied in this study. Univariate correla...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Yun Fei Zhu, Zhen Zeng, Guang Yun Hu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The protective effect of a satisfying romantic relationship on women's body image after breast cancer: A longitudinal study
ConclusionsHow women perceive the impact of breast cancer treatment on their body may be partly determined by the quality of the relational context in which they live. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Cairo Notari, Luca Notari, Nicolas Favez, Jean ‐François Delaloye, Paolo Ghisletta Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Financial Cost of Lymphedema Borne by Women with Breast Cancer
Abstract ObjectiveOur study examines the financial cost of lymphedema following a diagnosis of breast cancer and addresses a significant knowledge gap regarding the additional impact of lymphedema on breast cancer survivors. MethodsAn online national survey was conducted with 361 women who either had breast cancer without lymphedema (BC) (Group 1, n = 209) or breast cancer with lymphedema (Group 2, n = 152) (BC + LE). Participant recruitment was supported by the Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Australasian Lymphology Association. ResultsBoth breast cancer and lymphedema res...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Boyages, Ying Xu, Senia Kalfa, Louise Koelmeyer, Bonny Parkinson, Helen Mackie, Hector Viveros, Paul Gollan, Lucy Taksa Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Dyadic associations between psychological distress and sleep disturbance among Chinese patients with cancer and their spouses
This study examined the dyadic effects of psychological distress on sleep disturbance in Chinese couples affected by cancer. MethodsPatients with cancer and their spouses (N = 135) participated in this study. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index were used to measure anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance. ResultsThere were significant patient‐spouse associations on anxiety (r = .48, p 
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jessie S. M. Chan, Nancy Xiaonan Yu, Amy Y. M. Chow, Cecilia L. W. Chan, Ka ‐Fai Chung, Rainbow T. H. Ho, Siu‐man Ng, L. P. Yuen, Celia H. Y. Chan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer beliefs and patient activation in a diverse, multilingual primary care sample
ConclusionCancer risk beliefs differ across language preference and are related to patient activation, making them potentially important in cancer control. Consideration of language represents important demographic stratification for understanding the frequency and relevance of different beliefs about cancer and patient activation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer L. Hay, Emily C. Zabor, Julie Kumar, Debra Brennessel, Margaret M. Kemeny, Erica I. Lubetkin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Barriers to physical activity participation in colorectal cancer survivors at high risk of cardiovascular disease
Conclusions:Novel findings revealed participants’ dependence on practitioner support, including a reliance on practitioners to recommend lifestyle change. Survivors also revealed that regular check‐ups to monitor cardiovascular risk replaced the need for healthy lifestyle changes. Implications:With survivors holding the advice of clinicians in high regard, an opportunity exists for clinicians to facilitate lifestyle change. Healthcare professionals such as nurses can implement motivational strategies and provide additional health information during follow‐up visits, to ensure long‐term adherence. Individuals wh...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chloe Maxwell ‐Smith, Sarah J. Hardcastle, Nik Zeps, Martin S. Hagger, Cameron Platell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer survivors and return to work: current knowledge and future research
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Saskia Duijts, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Marie H øyer Lundh, Trine Allerslev Horsbøl, Christoffer Johansen Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research