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Physical and Psychological Correlates of High Somatic Symptom Severity in Chinese Breast Cancer Patients
Abstract ObjectiveWe researched associations between somatic symptom severity (SSS), physical and psychological factors in Chinese breast cancer patients. MethodsThis multicenter cross‐sectional study enrolled 255 Chinese breast cancer patients of different stages and treatment phases. They answered standard instruments assessing SSS (PHQ‐15), depression (PHQ‐9), anxiety (GAD‐7), health anxiety (WI‐7), illness perception (Brief‐IPQ), illness attribution (IPQ‐R) and sense of coherence (SOC‐9). Logistic regression was applied to identify the strongest correlates with SSS. ResultsOur sample of high (PHQ‐15&t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rainer Leonhart, Lili Tang, Ying Pang, Jinjiang Li, Lili Song, Irmela Fischer, Heike Koch, Alexander Wuensch, Kurt Fritzsche, Rainer Schaefert Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Predictors of baseline cancer ‐related cognitive impairment in cancer patients scheduled for a curative treatment
Abstract IntroductionRecent research in the field of cancer‐related cognitive impairments (CRCI) has shown CRCI presentation prior to treatment initiation. Some have attributed these problems to worry and fatigue whereas others have suggested an influence of age, IQ and other psychosocial and medical factors. MethodsPatients (≥18 years) with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid cancer or haematological malignancy, scheduled for a curative treatment, were evaluated with a baseline neuropsychological assessment including patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs). PROMs entailed distress, anxiety and ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Lycke, Lies Pottel, Hans Pottel, Lore Ketelaars, Karin Stellamans, Koen Van Eygen, Philippe Vergauwe, Patrick Werbrouck, Laurence Goethals, Patricia Schofield, Tom Boterberg, Philip R. Debruyne Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cost ‐effectiveness of a pragmatic exercise intervention for women with breast cancer: results from a randomized, controlled trial
ConclusionsFindings suggest that a pragmatic exercise intervention yields more women with markedly improved QoL after breast cancer than usual care and may be cost‐effective. The results are less certain in terms of incremental cost per QALYs, however this may be an inappropriate measure for reflecting exercise benefit for women with breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Tracey DiSipio, Diana Battistutta, Patsy Yates, John Bashford, Chris Pyke, Elizabeth Eakin, Sandra C. Hayes Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Predictors of baseline cancer‐related cognitive impairment in cancer patients scheduled for a curative treatment
Abstract IntroductionRecent research in the field of cancer‐related cognitive impairments (CRCI) has shown CRCI presentation prior to treatment initiation. Some have attributed these problems to worry and fatigue whereas others have suggested an influence of age, IQ and other psychosocial and medical factors. MethodsPatients (≥18 years) with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid cancer or haematological malignancy, scheduled for a curative treatment, were evaluated with a baseline neuropsychological assessment including patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs). PROMs entailed distress, anxiety and ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Lycke, Lies Pottel, Hans Pottel, Lore Ketelaars, Karin Stellamans, Koen Van Eygen, Philippe Vergauwe, Patrick Werbrouck, Laurence Goethals, Patricia Schofield, Tom Boterberg, Philip R. Debruyne Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cost‐effectiveness of a pragmatic exercise intervention for women with breast cancer: results from a randomized, controlled trial
ConclusionsFindings suggest that a pragmatic exercise intervention yields more women with markedly improved QoL after breast cancer than usual care and may be cost‐effective. The results are less certain in terms of incremental cost per QALYs, however this may be an inappropriate measure for reflecting exercise benefit for women with breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Tracey DiSipio, Diana Battistutta, Patsy Yates, John Bashford, Chris Pyke, Elizabeth Eakin, Sandra C. Hayes Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Living Under a Cloud of Threat: The Experience of Iranian Female Caregivers with a first‐degree relative with breast cancer
ConclusionUnderstanding the experiences of breast cancer family caregivers in different cultures can help in planning, counseling, and effective intervention. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Masoumeh Hashemi‐Ghasemabadi, Fariba Taleghani, Shahnaz Kohan, Alireza Yousefy Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Caregiver distress and patient health ‐related quality of life: psychosocial screening during pediatric cancer treatment
ConclusionsScreening is acceptable for families and important for identifying risk factors associated with poorer patient HRQL during childhood cancer treatment. Targeted interventions addressing family resource needs as well as parent distress identified through screening may be effective in promoting patient HRQL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Pierce, Matthew C. Hocking, Lisa A. Schwartz, Melissa A. Alderfer, Anne E. Kazak, Lamia P. Barakat Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Caregiver distress and patient health‐related quality of life: psychosocial screening during pediatric cancer treatment
ConclusionsScreening is acceptable for families and important for identifying risk factors associated with poorer patient HRQL during childhood cancer treatment. Targeted interventions addressing family resource needs as well as parent distress identified through screening may be effective in promoting patient HRQL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Pierce, Matthew C. Hocking, Lisa A. Schwartz, Melissa A. Alderfer, Anne E. Kazak, Lamia P. Barakat Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer beliefs and patient activation in a diverse, multi ‐lingual primary care sample
ConclusionCancer risk beliefs differ across language preference, and are related to patient activation, making them potential 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 - June 16, 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

Educational differences in likelihood of attributing breast symptoms to cancer: a vignette ‐based study
ConclusionLower education was associated with lower likelihood of making cancer attributions for both symptoms, also after adjustment for cancer avoidance. Lower likelihood of considering cancer may delay symptomatic presentation and contribute to educational differences in stage at diagnosis. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Afrodita Marcu, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Georgia Black, Peter Vedsted, Katriina L. Whitaker Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Links between personality, time perspective and intention to practice physical activity during cancer treatment: an exploratory study
ConclusionThe present exploratory study with patients suffering from cancer underlined the importance of considering jointly time perspective dimensions and personality factors for health behavior recommendations. Based on our results, we propose some reflections on practice to help nurses and physicians increase patient's motivation to be physically active. Taking into account patients’ personality and time perspective, we would be able to propose specific awareness messages and offer short interventions to have an impact on patients’ motivation to practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Charlène Villaron, Tanguy Marqueste, François Eisinger, Maria‐Antonietta Cappiello, Pierre Therme, François Cury Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of supportive ‐expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a randomized control trial
Abstract PurposeEvaluation of the effect of supportive expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. MethodsA randomized control trial including breast cancer patients who had completed chemotherapy and randomly allocated into two groups: intervention (n = 41) and control (n = 40). The intervention consisted of twelve weekly 90‐min sessions for groups of six to eight breast cancer survivors. Data were obtained pre‐to ‐post the intervention and at 8‐week follow‐up. The data were analyzed using a repeated‐measures analysis of variance ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Moloud Radfar, Zeynab Taei Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Effects of supportive‐expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a randomized control trial
Abstract PurposeEvaluation of the effect of supportive expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. MethodsA randomized control trial including breast cancer patients who had completed chemotherapy and randomly allocated into two groups: intervention (n = 41) and control (n = 40). The intervention consisted of twelve weekly 90‐min sessions for groups of six to eight breast cancer survivors. Data were obtained pre‐to ‐post the intervention and at 8‐week follow‐up. The data were analyzed using a repeated‐measures analysis of variance ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Moloud Radfar, Zeynab Taei Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Promoting quality care in patients with cancer with limited English proficiency: perspectives of medical interpreters
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Giselle K. Perez, Jan Mutchler, Mai See Yang, Cheyenne Fox Tree‐Mcgrath, Elyse R. Park Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Physical activity, self ‐efficacy and self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors: a panel model
Abstract PurposePhysical activity (PA) has been consistently associated with improved self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors. However, this relationship is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine whether changes in PA and self‐efficacy influenced changes in self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors across 6 months. Increases in PA were hypothesized to result in increases in self‐efficacy, which were hypothesized to influence increases in physical self‐worth (PSW) and global self‐esteem. MethodsBreast cancer survivors (n = 370; Mage = 56.04) wore accelerometers t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth A. Awick, Siobhan M. Phillips, Gillian R. Lloyd, Edward McAuley Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Psychosocial morbidity in women with abnormal cervical cytology managed by cytological surveillance or initial colposcopy: longitudinal analysis from the TOMBOLA randomised trial
ConclusionsWomen with low‐grade cytology, irrespective of their management, have substantial initial psychosocial morbidity that reduces over time. Implementation of newer screening strategies, which include surveillance, such as primary HPV screening, need to consider the information and support provided to women. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho-Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Fielding, K. Rothnie, N. M. Gray, J. Little, M. E. Cruickshank, K. Neal, L. G. Walker, D. Whynes, S. C. Cotton, L. Sharp, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Prophylactic mastectomy: insights from women who chose to reduce their risk by Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD Praeger 2012. 227 ps. ISBN: 0313345163
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa R. Rubin, Kailey Roberts Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Psycho‐Oncology, Third Edition Edited by Jimmie C. Holland, William S. Breitbart, Paul B. Jacobsen, Matthew J. Loscalzo, Ruth McCorkle, and Phyllis N. Butow. Oxford University Press (808 pages) ISBN‐13: 978‐0199363315. $175.00
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia H. Rowland Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Coping Together, Side by Side: Enriching Mother–Daughter Communication Across the Breast Cancer Journey. Written by Carla L. Fisher. Hampton Press Inc., New York, NY, 2014. 242 pp. Price: $29.95 (US), ₤17.01 (UK). ISBN: 978‐1612891415 (paperbound).
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Wellisch, Valerie Yarema Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: List of Reviewers Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Using Mechanical Turk for research on cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveThe successful recruitment and study of cancer survivors within psycho‐oncology research can be challenging, time‐consuming, and expensive, particularly for key subgroups such as young adult cancer survivors. Online crowdsourcing platforms offer a potential solution that has not yet been investigated with regard to cancer populations. The current study assessed the presence of cancer survivors on Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and the feasibility of using MTurk as an efficient, cost‐effective, and reliable psycho‐oncology recruitment and research platform. MethodsDuring a
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanna J. Arch, Alaina L. Carr Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A two‐year dyadic longitudinal study of mothers’ and fathers’ marital adjustment when caring for a child with cancer
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the importance of considering both partners’ perspectives in understanding marital adjustment across treatment phases in parents of children with ALL. Early interventions for couples should be tailored to meet each partner's needs in order to foster resilience within the couple. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: W. Burns, K. Péloquin, S. Sultan, A. Moghrabi, S. Marcoux, M. Krajinovic, D. Sinnett, C. Laverdière, P. Robaey Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Objective‐subjective disparity in cancer‐related cognitive impairment: does the use of change measures help reconcile the difference?
ConclusionsThe discrepancy in objective and subjective measures of cognition in breast cancer patients cannot be accounted for in terms of a failure to use change measures. Although the results are negative, we contend that this is the more appropriate methodology for analyzing cancer‐related changes in cognition. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Erin O'Farrell, Andra Smith, Barbara Collins Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Perceptions of cancer treatment decision making among american indians/alaska natives and their physicians
ConclusionsGiven the importance of adherence to cancer treatment for survival, the many non‐clinical reasons for non‐adherence, and the currently demonstrated association between decision‐making quality and adherence, it would be worthwhile to investigate how to increase AI/AN patient satisfaction with decision making and whether improving satisfaction yields improved adherence to the cancer treatment plan. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Arden M. Morris, Ardith Z. Doorenbos, Emily Haozous, Alexa Meins, Sara Javid, David R. Flum Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Development of an advance care planning paradigm for advanced cancer: person ‐centered oncologic care and choices (P‐COCC)
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrew S. Epstein, Eileen M. O'Reilly, Elyse Shuk, William Breitbart, Maheen A. Shah, Michele Ly, Rachel Tayler, Angelo E. Volandes Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Biopsychosocial problem ‐related distress in cancer: examining the role of sex and age
ConclusionsThe results of the current study serve to refute generalizations regarding age or gender demographics and support preferences and thus reinforce the need to offer services in the context of cancer in flexible and varied ways. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Clark, Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J. Philip, Sorin Buga, Richard Obenchain, Matthew J. Loscalzo Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Development of an advance care planning paradigm for advanced cancer: person‐centered oncologic care and choices (P‐COCC)
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrew S. Epstein, Eileen M. O'Reilly, Elyse Shuk, William Breitbart, Maheen A. Shah, Michele Ly, Rachel Tayler, Angelo E. Volandes Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Biopsychosocial problem‐related distress in cancer: examining the role of sex and age
ConclusionsThe results of the current study serve to refute generalizations regarding age or gender demographics and support preferences and thus reinforce the need to offer services in the context of cancer in flexible and varied ways. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Clark, Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J. Philip, Sorin Buga, Richard Obenchain, Matthew J. Loscalzo Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The Distress Thermometer for screening for severe fatigue in newly diagnosed breast and colorectal cancer patients
ConclusionsThe fatigue item of the Problem List performs satisfactorily as a quick screening tool for severe fatigue. However, a positive screen should be followed up with a more thorough assessment of fatigue, i.e., a questionnaire with a validated cut‐off point. Given time pressure of clinicians, this already implemented and brief screening tool may prevent severe fatigue from going undetected in clinical practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: H. J. G. Abrahams, M. F. M. Gielissen, M. Lugt, E. F. W. Kleijer, W. K. Roos, E. Balk, C. A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, H. Knoop Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Couple Functioning after Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThis review illustrates the need for future research with a greater focus on the impact of a pediatric cancer diagnosis on the couple's functioning, conducted with use of appropriate theoretical frameworks and based on both partners’ reports. Improvements in research are needed to best inform couple‐based interventions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marieke Van Schoors, Line Caes, Melissa A. Alderfer, Liesbet Goubert, Lesley Verhofstadt Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in India‐ An exploratory study
Key Points Even though Imatinib therapy provides near‐normal life‐expectancy managing a patient living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) involves understanding complex interactions between medical, psychological and social factors. 26 CML‐ Chronic Phase (CP) patients receiving Imatinib through a patient support program were interviewed using an in‐depth interview method. Framework analysis revealed four major themes: individual perceptions, role of family and social support, treatment aspects with CML, finance and work‐related concerns. Although treatment, work‐ related issues and finance affected patients t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Normen, Surendran Veeraiah, Prasanth Ganesan Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

The efficacy of interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes following surgical treatment for breast cancer: a systematic review and meta‐analysis.
ConclusionThis is the first meta‐analysis to demonstrate the efficacy of interventions on a range of psychosocial outcomes following breast cancer surgery. The meta‐analysis highlighted cognitive behavioural therapy was consistently the most effective psychosocial intervention promoting improvements in anxiety, depression and quality of life. However, there are shortcomings in existing studies, the length of the follow‐up period is typically short and the generalisability of findings was limited by small samples, both of which should be addressed in future studies. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah June Matthews, Elizabeth A. Grunfeld, Andrew Turner Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Utilization of professional psychological care in a large German sample of cancer patients
ConclusionSpecial efforts should be made to reach populations that report low utilization of psychological care in spite of having a need for support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hermann Faller, Joachim Weis, Uwe Koch, Elmar Brähler, Martin Härter, Monika Keller, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Anna Boehncke, Bianca Hund, Katrin Reuter, Matthias Richard, Susanne Sehner, Hans‐Ulrich Wittchen, Anja Mehnert Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer beliefs and patient activation in a diverse, multi‐lingual primary care sample
ConclusionCancer risk beliefs differ across language preference, and are related to patient activation, making them potential 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 - May 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

Inequalities in cancer screening participation: examining differences in perceived benefits and barriers
ConclusionsIn this analysis of adults approaching the CRC screening age, there was a consistent effect of education on perceived barriers towards gFOB testing, which could affect screening decision‐making. Interventions should target specific barriers to reduce educational disparities in screening uptake and avoid exacerbating inequalities in CRC mortality. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. G. Smith, L. M. McGregor, R. Raine, J. Wardle, C. Wagner, K. A. Robb Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Are audio‐recordings the answer? ‐ A pilot study of a communication intervention for non‐English speaking cancer patients.
Key points Developed a communication intervention for non‐English speaking migrant cancer patients. Consultation audio‐recording and study processes were culturally appropriate. Audio‐recording was perceived to be effective, and replay was higher than previous studies, possibly reflecting a greater need in migrant patients. QPL and CIS were often forgotten by participants, suggesting the intervention should be simplified. Recruitment data highlighted unique characteristics of different migrant groups. Future studies should be mindful of the differences between language and cultural groups. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ruby Lipson‐Smith, Amelia Hyatt, Phyllis Butow, Thomas F. Hack, Michael Jefford, Sandra Hale, Alison Hocking, Michela Sirianni, Uldis Ozolins, Dorothy Yiu, Penelope Schofield Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Fear of cancer recurrence: a theoretical review and its relevance for clinical presentation and management
ConclusionsFurther investigation into FCR is warranted to promote evidence‐based care for this significant cancer survivorship concern.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura E. Simonelli, Scott D. Siegel, Nicole M. Duffy Tags: Review Source Type: research

Partner interfering behaviors affecting cancer quality of life
ConclusionsPartner interfering behaviors during cancer care impact patients' QOL across multiple domains. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann L. Coker, Diane R. Follingstad, Lisandra S. Garcia, Heather M. Bush Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Patients with oesophageal cancer report elevated distress and problems yet do not have an explicit wish for referral prior to receiving their medical treatment plan
ConclusionsPatients with oesophageal cancer report elevated distress and a myriad of problems yet do not have an explicit wish for referral prior to receiving their medical treatment plan. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Jacobs, M. C. J Anderegg, A. Schoorlemmer, D. Nieboer, E. W. Steyerberg, E. M. A. Smets, M. A. G. Sprangers, M. I. Berge Henegouwen, J. C. J. M Haes, J. H. Klinkenbijl Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Intellectual development of childhood ALL patients: A multicenter longitudinal study
Abstract BACKGROUNDIn childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), radiotherapy for CNS prophylaxis is not used in frontline therapy anymore. Standard treatment for ALL nowadays consists of polychemotherapy. Therefore assessment of potential chemotherapy‐induced cognitive side effects becomes important. Although neurotoxicity was demonstrated in cross‐sectional studies, longitudinal studies remain scarce. PROCEDUREWe evaluated intellectual development of 94 pediatric ALL patients between 1990 and 1997, diagnosed before the age of 12 years, treated according to the EORTC CLG 58881‐protocol. Three assessments o...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Charlotte Sleurs, Jurgen Lemiere, Trui Vercruysse, Nathalie Nolf, Ben Van Calster, Sabine Deprez, Marleen Renard, Els Vandecruys, Yves Benoit, Anne Uyttebroeck Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Caregiver reaction assessment: psychometric properties in caregivers of advanced cancer patients
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amy Petrinec, Christopher Burant, Sara Douglas Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Measuring Personal and Functional Changes in Prostate Cancer Survivors: Development and validation of the FADE: Data from the TROG 03.04 RADAR trial
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, David R. H. Christie, Rosemary Bradford, Allison Steigler, James W. Denham Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Hospitalization and other risk factors for depressive and anxious symptoms in oncological and non ‐oncological patients
Abstract ObjectiveDepression and anxiety are common in hospitalized patients. In particular, oncological patients might be vulnerable to depression and anxiety. The aim of this study is to assess and compare different variables and the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms between oncological and medically ill inpatients and to identify variables that can influence depressive and anxious symptoms during hospitalization of patients. MethodsA total of 360 consecutive hospitalized patients completed the following questionnaires: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Patients Health Questionnaire‐9, General H...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pasquale De Fazio, Gregorio Cerminara, Stefania Ruberto, Mariarita Caroleo, Maurizio Puca, Ornella Rania, Elina Suffredini, Leonardo Procopio, Cristina Segura ‐Garcìa Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Hospitalization and other risk factors for depressive and anxious symptoms in oncological and non‐oncological patients
Abstract ObjectiveDepression and anxiety are common in hospitalized patients. In particular, oncological patients might be vulnerable to depression and anxiety. The aim of this study is to assess and compare different variables and the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms between oncological and medically ill inpatients and to identify variables that can influence depressive and anxious symptoms during hospitalization of patients. MethodsA total of 360 consecutive hospitalized patients completed the following questionnaires: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Patients Health Questionnaire‐9, General H...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pasquale De Fazio, Gregorio Cerminara, Stefania Ruberto, Mariarita Caroleo, Maurizio Puca, Ornella Rania, Elina Suffredini, Leonardo Procopio, Cristina Segura‐Garcìa Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Interest in Initiating an Early Phase Clinical Trial: Results of a Longitudinal Study of Advanced Cancer Patients
ConclusionsThe presence of elevated depressive symptoms may be associated with the EP trial recruitment and enrollment processes. This possible relationship warrants further study. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura B. Dunn, Jim Wiley, Sarah Garrett, Fay Hlubocky, Christopher Daugherty, Laura Trupin, Pamela Munster, Daniel Dohan Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The relevance of experiential avoidance in breast cancer distress: insights from a psychological group intervention
ConclusionsExperiential avoidance may perpetuate the emotional problems commonly found in women with breast cancer and attenuate improvements associated with participation in psychological interventions. Implications for clinical practice in psycho‐oncology are discussed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aldo Aguirre‐Camacho, Guy Pelletier, Ana González‐Márquez, Luis M. Blanco‐Donoso, Paula García‐Borreguero, Bernardo Moreno‐Jiménez Tags: Paper Source Type: research

High rate of thiamine deficiency among inpatients with cancer referred for psychiatric consultation: results of a single site prevalence study
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that TD is highly prevalent among inpatients with cancer, even among normal and overweight individuals, in the absence of other vitamin deficiencies, and while receiving multivitamin supplements. Several potential risk factors were identified, including active cancer treatment. Evaluation of TD was most commonly not initiated by oncologists. Failure to treat and treatment delay were common. Given these findings, oncologists must be vigilant about detecting TD among inpatients with cancer. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elie Isenberg‐Grzeda, Megan Johnson Shen, Yesne Alici, Jonathan Wills, Christian Nelson, William Breitbart Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Concerns underlying treatment preferences of advanced cancer patients with children
ConclusionsParents in our sample expressed that maximizing time with their children and preserving parental functioning were important concerns underlying their preferences for advanced cancer care. Future research should assess the palliative and end‐of‐life care needs and preferences of parents with advanced cancer, which may differ from those of non‐parents. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Devon K. Check, Eliza M. Park, Katherine E. Reeder‐Hayes, Deborah K. Mayer, Allison M. Deal, Justin M. Yopp, Donald L. Rosenstein, Laura C. Hanson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The use of varenicline to treat nicotine dependence among patients with cancer
This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, and effect on cessation of varenicline for smoking cessation in patients with cancer. MethodsData from 132 treatment‐seeking smokers who received 12 weeks of open‐label varenicline and five brief behavioral counseling sessions were used to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and impact on cessation of varenicline. The effects of abstinence on cognitive function and affect were also explored. ResultsOf 459 patients screened, 306 were eligible for the study (66.7%) and 132 entered treatment (43.1%). Retention was 84.1% over 12 weeks. The rate of biochemically verified abstinenc...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Price, Brian Hitsman, Anna Veluz‐Wilkins, Sonja Blazekovic, Tarah R. Brubaker, Frank Leone, Anita Hole, E. Paul Wileyto, Corey Langer, Ravi Kalhan, Jyoti Patel, Robert Schnoll Tags: Paper Source Type: research