Psychological and clinical correlates of posttraumatic growth in cancer: A systematic and critical review
ConclusionsThe evaluation of PTG in cancer patients is worthy, because it may promote a better adaption to the illness. However, many investigations do not explicitly refer to the medical nature of the trauma, and they may have not completely captured the full spectrum of positive reactions in cancer patients. Future research should better investigate issues such as health attitudes; the risks of future recurrences; and the type, quality, and efficacy of medical treatments received and their influence on PTG in cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Casellas ‐Grau, Cristian Ochoa, Chiara Ruini Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Psycho ‐oncology: A quick reference on the psychosocial dimensions of cancer symptom management. Edited by Jimmie C. Holland, Mitch Golant, Donna B. Greenberg, Mary K. Hughes, Jon A. Levenson, Matthew J. Loscalzo, William F. Pirl. Second edition. $49.95 US. 2015. Oxford University Press. 248 pages
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna C. (Nina) Muriel Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A qualitative study of doctors' and nurses' barriers to communicating with seriously ill patients about their dependent children
ConclusionsOur study indicates (1) the need to use templates and manual procedures to gather and process information about children in medical records; (2) the need for managerial backing for addressing children of seriously ill patients and time spent on it; and (3) the need for future HP training programmes to include how to implement procedures and how to address all barriers. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annemarie Dencker, Bo Andreassen Rix, Per B øge, Tine Tjørnhøj‐Thomsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Mindfulness ‐Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is Cost‐Effective Compared to a Wait‐List Control for Persistent Pain in Women Treated for Primary Breast Cancer ‐ Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsOur results suggest that MBCT is a cost‐effective pain intervention for women treated for breast cancer. Future studies could include utility measures, indirect costs, and active control groups to increase the generalizability and pragmatic value of the results. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Johannsen, J. S ørensen, M. O'Connor, A. B. Jensen, R. Zachariae Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Rumination in breast and lung cancer patients: Preliminary data within an Italian Sample
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alessandra Gorini, Silvia Riva, Chiara Marzorati, Mark Cropley, Gabriella Pravettoni Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

One in two cancer patients is significantly distressed: prevalence and indicators of distress
ConclusionsOur results show a high prevalence of psychological distress in cancer patients, as well as a set of problems that indicate the likely presence of other problems and high distress and can help clinicians identify distressed patients even if no routine distress screening is available. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. Mehnert, T.J. Hartung, M. Friedrich, S. Vehling, E. Br ähler, M. Härter, M. Keller, H. Schulz, K. Wegscheider, J. Weis, U. Koch, H. Faller Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effect of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Sexual Function and Bother in Men with Prostate Cancer: A Controlled Comparison
ConclusionsMost men on ADT for prostate cancer will never return to baseline levels of sexual function. Interventions focused on sexual bother over function and designed to help couples build and maintain satisfying relationship intimacy are likely to more positively affect men's psychological well‐being while on ADT than medical or sexual aids targeting sexual dysfunction. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristine A. Donovan, Brian D. Gonzales, Ashley M. Nelson, Mayer N. Fishman, Babu Zachariah, Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Addressing Psychosocial Concerns for Prostate Cancer Survivors: We've found a problem, now what?
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alicia Morgans Tags: INVITED COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Symptom appraisal, help ‐seeking and lay‐consultancy for symptoms of head and neck cancer.
ConclusionsThe results of this study suggest that patients frequently believe that their symptoms were non‐urgent and that their lay‐consultants influence their decision to seek help from an HCP. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. A. Queenan, Benjamin Gottlieb, Deb Feldman ‐Stewart, Stephen Hall, Jonathan Irish, Patti Groome Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Losing the breast: A meta ‐synthesis of the impact in women breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe perceptions of losing the breast were filled with contradictions, tensions and uncertainties while negotiating the discrepancy between the “self and body” and the societal expectations of femininity and womanhood. There is a need to develop personalised care plan for women who are going for mastectomy who may have high risk of developing negative perceptions of losing the breast and continue to support those women who have more positive perceptions of losing the breast. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lingshan Sun, Emily Ang, Wei How Daryl Ang, Violeta Lopez Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

First use of antidepressant medication in male partners of women with breast cancer in Denmark, 1998 –2011
ConclusionThe modest, but long‐term, increased risk for first use of antidepressant medication calls for attention by health care professionals to symptoms of depression among partners of breast cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pernille F. Cromhout, Kristine M. Latocha, Maja H. Olsen, Nis P. Suppli, Jane Christensen, Christoffer Johansen, Susanne O. Dalton Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Relationship between Symptom Prevalence, Body Image and Quality of Life in Asian Gynecologic Cancer Patients
We examined symptom prevalence and body image disturbance in patients with gynecologic cancer, and their association with quality of life. Predictors of clinically‐relevant body image disturbance were examined. MethodsA sample of patients in Singapore (n = 104) was assessed for symptom prevalence, quality of life, and body image dissatisfaction. Clinical factors were extracted from medical records. ResultsThe most frequently reported symptoms were fatigue, bloatedness, weight gain, constipation, hot flashes, and pelvic pain. Approximately one quarter patients reported feeling less physically attractive and dissatisfied w...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene Teo, Yin Bun Cheung, Yong Kuei Lim, Namuduri Rama Padmavathi, Victoria Long, Komal Tewani Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Negative Psychological Consequences of Breast Cancer among Recently Diagnosed Ethnically Diverse Women
We examined factors associated with negative psychological consequences of a breast cancer diagnosis, in a diverse sample of 910 recently diagnosed patients (378 African‐American, 372 White, and 160 Latina). MethodsPatients completed an in‐person interview as part of the Breast Cancer Care in Chicago study within an average of four months from diagnosis. The Cockburn negative psychological consequences of breast cancer screening scale was revised to focus on a breast cancer diagnosis. Path analysis assessed predictors of psychological consequences and potential mediators between race/ethnicity and psychological consequ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Silvia Tejeda, Melinda R. Stolley, Ganga Vijayasiri, Richard T. Campbell, Carol Estwing Ferrans, Richard B. Warnecke, Garth H. Rauscher Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Clinician perspectives on symptom and quality of life experiences of patients during cancer therapies: Implications for eHealth
ConclusionsCancer care specialists reported strategies to assess and manage cancer SQL in ambulatory care including patient‐report outcome measures, contact communication modes, face‐to‐face interviews and paper‐based patient education materials. Future system features desired by clinicians included an electronic, Web‐based system with real time, trended data, reasonable alerts and tailored information for patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donna L. Berry, Manan M. Nayak, Janet L. Abrahm, Ilana Braun, Michael S. Rabin, Mary E. Cooley Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The psycho ‐social impact of contralateral risk reducing mastectomy (CRRM) on women: a rapid review
ConclusionsSatisfaction and psychological wellbeing following CRRM was consistently high across all studies. However, the findings suggest women need to be more fully informed of the risks and benefits of CRRM and/or immediate/delayed reconstruction in order to support informed decision making. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Collins, Melanie Gee, Anna Clack, Lynda Wyld Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Self ‐management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: A directed content analysis
ConclusionsThe study identified strategies that helped HNC survivors to self‐manage post‐treatment challenges. This information could inform the design/development of self‐management interventions tailored towards HNC survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Simon Dunne, Orla Mooney, Laura Coffey, Linda Sharp, Aileen Timmons, Deirdre Desmond, Rachael Gooberman ‐Hill, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Ivan Keogh, Conrad Timon, Pamela Gallagher Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A systematic review of psychotherapeutic interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer: Context matters.
ConclusionsThere remains a paucity of psychological interventions for women with MBC. Those that exist have an inconsistent evidence‐base across the range of patient‐reported outcomes. Further research is needed to evaluate accessible delivery formats that ensure efficacy as well as uptake. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Beatty, Emma Kemp, Phyllis Butow, Afaf Girgis, Penelope Schofield, Jane Turner, Nicholas J. Hulbert ‐Williams, Janelle V. Levesque, Bogda Koczwara Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Advanced cancer caregiving as a risk for major depressive episodes and generalized anxiety disorder
Abstract ObjectiveCaregivers of advanced cancer patients provide extensive care associated with high levels of caregiver distress. The degree to which cancer caregiving increases caregivers’ risk for a psychiatric disorder is unknown. The current study examines whether advanced cancer caregiving poses distinct risks for initial and recurrent major depressive episodes (MDEs) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) relative to the general population. MethodsCaregivers of advanced cancer patients (N = 540) from Coping with Cancer were compared to general population controls (N = 9,282) from th...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kelly M. Trevino, Holly G. Prigerson, Paul K. Maciejewski Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A qualitative study of doctors ’ and nurses’ barriers to communicating with seriously ill patients about their dependent children
ConclusionsOur study indicates a) the need to use templates and manual procedures to gather and process information about children in medical records; b) the need for managerial backing for CSIP and time spent on it, c) the need for future HP training programmes to include how to implement procedures and how to address all barriers. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annemarie Dencker, Bo Andreassen Rix, Per B øge, Tine Tjørnhøj‐Thomsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Fear of cancer recurrence: a significant concern among partners of prostate cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectivesThe aims of the study were to (1) describe the prevalence of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in partners of prostate cancer (PCa) survivors; (2) to compare the proportions of high FCR in partners with high FCR in PCa survivors; (3) to explore partners' demographic and survivors' clinical characteristics associated with high FCR in partners; and (4) to identify the relationship between high FCR and health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) in partners. MethodsQuestionnaires were sent to partners of disease‐free PCa survivors. Outcomes included FCR severity (Cancer Worry Scale [CWS]) and HRQoL (RAND‐36)...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marieke Wal, Sim ône Langenberg, Marieke Gielissen, Belinda Thewes, Inge Oort, Judith Prins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Information needs and decision ‐making preferences of older women offered a choice between surgery and primary endocrine therapy for early breast cancer
ConclusionsWomen strongly preferred face to face information. Written formats were also helpful but not computer‐based resources. Information that was found helpful to women in the DM process was identified. The study demonstrates many women achieved their preferred DM style, with a preference for involvement, and expressed low levels of decision regret. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maria Burton, Karen Kilner, Lynda Wyld, Kate Joanna Lifford, Frances Gordon, Annabel Allison, Malcolm Reed, Karen Anna Collins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

New Challenges in Psycho ‐Oncology Research II: A health care delivery, dissemination, and implementation research model to promote psychosocial care in routine cancer care
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: INVITED EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A cognitive ‐behavioural intervention for head and neck radiotherapy–related panic in a patient with cancer: A case report
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia Dabrowski, Justin Grayer Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

A pilot program for implementing mental health screening, assessment, and navigation in a community ‐based cancer center
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Howe ‐Martin, Bryan Jester, Robrina Walker, Nancy Garza, Manish K. Jha, Corey Tovian, Sara Levinson, Keith E. Argenbright, Madhukar H. Trivedi Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The construction of help during radiotherapy: Redefining informal care
ConclusionsThe study provides the basis for a greater understanding on the part of professionals into the impact of diagnosis and radiotherapy treatment on family and friends. In doing so, the study identifies opportunities for the experience of helpers to be recognised and supported by professionals. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lynda Appleton, Elizabeth Perkins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

When trust is threatened: qualitative study of parents ’ perspectives on problematic clinical relationships in child cancer care
ConclusionsGiven the complexity of childhood cancer care, problems with clinical care are inevitable. By engaging in containment work, parents met their needs to feel secure in the face of these problems, but the extent to which parents should have to do this work is debatable. Parents could benefit from support to seek help when problems arise which threaten their trust in clinicians. Attachment theory can guide clinicians in giving this support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Davies, Peter Salmon, Bridget Young Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Individual training at the undergraduate level to promote competence in breaking bad news in oncology
Abstract ObjectiveTraining medical students in breaking bad news (BBN) in oncology may be key to improve patient care in an area where many physicians tend to be uncomfortable. Given the lack of evidence in the literature, this study aimed to assess empirically the impact of two teaching strategies to prepare students for the task of BBN in oncology: one‐to‐one simulated patient (SP) training with individual feedback (intervention group) vs. small‐group SP training with collective feedback (comparison group). MethodsFourth‐year students (N = 236) were randomly assigned to the intervention or compariso...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alexandre Berney, Val érie Carrard, Marianne Schmid Mast, Raphael Bonvin, Friedrich Stiefel, Céline Bourquin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Mothers with breast cancer: A mixed ‐method systematic review on the impact on the parent‐child relationship
ConclusionsFindings indicated that the diagnosis of BC is accompanied by an array of challenges that affect parental roles and parenting. Further studies are needed in order to explore these issues more sensitively. For now, however, the evidence suggests that the families of women with BC, and particularly the women themselves, may benefit from informal and formal support aimed at helping them cope effectively with this challenging life event. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rita Tavares, T ânia Brandão, Paula Mena Matos Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms are found to be potential adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy in older prostate cancer patients: a 15 ‐month prospective, observational study
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate the association between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and depression and to identify the risk factors for depressive symptoms among prostate cancer patients who received ADT. MethodsWe conducted a prospective, longitudinal, controlled study and assessed three groups of older patients: the ADT group (men who were presented with maximum androgen block); the radical prostatectomy group (RP) (PCa control group: men who underwent radical prostatectomy without ADT); and the BPH group (men who had benign prostatic hyperplasia). All patients completed the demographic questionnaire at baseline an...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Linlin Yang, Dongdong Xie, Haoqiang Shi, Guangyuan Li, Dexin Yu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Who are the support persons of haematological cancer survivors and how is their performance perceived?
ConclusionsHealth care providers should consider providing additional education and skills based interventions to support persons who experience increased symptoms of depression. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alix Hall, Marita Lynagh, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson ‐Fisher, Elise Mansfield Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of Death, Rumination and Posttraumatic Growth among Bereaved Family Members of Cancer Patients in Home Palliative Care
ConclusionsClinicians should provide high‐quality end‐of‐life care with the goals of achieving a good death for terminally ill cancer patients and supporting the experience of PTG in bereaved family members after their loss. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kayo Hirooka, Hiroki Fukahori, Kanako Taku, Taisuke Togari, Asao Ogawa Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patient and caregiver perspectives on decision support for symptom and quality of life management during cancer treatment: Implications for eHealth
ConclusionsPatients were faced with an overwhelming amount of information and relied on their caregivers to help navigate the complexities of cancer care and self‐manage SQL. Health technologies can provide informational support, however, decision support needs to span multiple venues to avoid increasing disparities caused by a digital divide. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mary E. Cooley, Manan M. Nayak, Janet L. Abrahm, Ilana M. Braun, Michael S. Rabin, Jane Brzozowski, Christopher Lathan, Donna L. Berry Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial Outcomes in Active Treatment through Survivorship
ConclusionsIn this population‐based sample, worry about cancer recurrence may diminish with years since treatment ended, while depressive symptoms and distress are persistent across the trajectory. These findings highlight unmet psychosocial needs among cancer survivors and demonstrate the importance of targeted interventions across the survivorship continuum. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah C. Reed, Janice F. Bell, Robin Whitney, Rebecca Lash, Katherine K. Kim, Richard J. Bold, Jill G. Joseph Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Feasibility and Acceptability of “Healthy Directions” a Lifestyle Intervention for Adults with Lung Cancer
ConclusionThe intervention was feasible and acceptable in patients with lung cancer. Recruitment rates were higher and completion rates were similar as compared to previous home‐based lifestyle interventions for patients with other types of cancer. Strategies to enhance recruitment of older adults are important for future research. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amanda C. Blok, Traci M. Blonquist, Manan M. Nayak, Darryl Somayaji, Scott E. Crouter, Laura L. Hayman, Yolonda L. Colson, Raphael Bueno, Karen M. Emmons, Mary E. Cooley Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of body image dissatisfaction in the association between treatment ‐related scarring or disfigurement and psychological distress in adult survivors of childhood cancer
ConclusionsBody image dissatisfaction mediates the association treatment‐related scarring/disfigurement and psychological distress among adult survivors of childhood cancer, particularly among survivors with scarring/disfigurement of the head and male survivors. Successful treatment of body image dissatisfaction has the potential to eliminate a substantial proportion of psychological distress related to scarring/disfigurement among adult survivors of childhood cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stefanie C. Vuotto, Rohit P. Ojha, Chenghong Li, Cara Kimberg, James L. Klosky, Kevin R. Krull, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Leslie L. Robison, Melissa M. Hudson, Tara M. Brinkman Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Relationships between dispositional mindfulness, self ‐acceptance, perceived stress and psychological symptoms in advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients
ConclusionsSelf‐acceptance and perceived stress played critical roles in the relation between dispositional mindfulness and psychological symptoms. Limitations, clinical implications, and directions for future research were discussed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wei Xu, Yuyang Zhou, Zhongfang Fu, Marcus Rodriguez Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of BEAT Cancer randomized physical activity trial on subjective memory impairments in breast cancer survivors
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane K. Ehlers, Laura Q. Rogers, Kerry S. Courneya, Randall S. Robbs, Edward McAuley Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Mind ‐Body Medicine and Lifestyle Modification in Supportive Cancer Care: a Cohort Study on a Day Care Clinic Program for Cancer Patients
Abstract ObjectiveWe developed an integrative day care clinic program for cancer patients focusing on mind‐body techniques and health‐promoting lifestyle modification (7 h once‐per‐week group sessions over 12 weeks). MethodsA cohort study design with a waiting group was implemented. Outcome parameters were assessed at the beginning, at the end of the active program, and at a 6‐month follow‐up. Patients waiting>4 and
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michael Jeitler, Jessica Jaspers, Christel Scheidt, Barbara Koch, Andreas Michalsen, Nico Steckhan, Christian S. Kessler Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Protecting Young Children Against Skin Cancer: Parental Beliefs, Roles, And Regret
ConclusionsThe findings of this study highlight the importance of anticipated regret and role‐related beliefs alongside personal, normative, and control beliefs in determining parents’ intentional sun‐protective behaviour for their children. Findings may inform the development of parent‐ and community‐based sun protection intervention programs to promote parents’ sun‐safety behaviours for their children to prevent future skin cancer incidence. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kyra Hamilton, Aaron Kirkpatrick, Amanda Rebar, Katherine White, Martin S. Hagger Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Preloss grief in family caregivers during end ‐of‐life cancer care: A nationwide population‐based cohort study
ConclusionsSevere preloss grief symptoms were significantly associated with distress, low preparedness, and little communication during caregiving. Thus, severe preloss grief symptoms may be a key indicator for complications in caregivers of cancer patients in an end‐of‐life trajectory. Targeted interventions are needed to support family caregivers with severe preloss grief symptoms. Development of preloss grief assessment tools and interventions should be a priority target in future research. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mette Kjaergaard Nielsen, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Anders Bonde Jensen, Peter Vedsted, Flemming Bro, Mai ‐Britt Guldin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

“Throughout the cancer patient's journey, there ought to be a discussion about work”: The role of GPs in Scotland
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch, Thomas Cox, Mark S. Pearce, Neil Pryde, Sara Jane MacLennan Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The relationship between cancer patients' place of death and bereaved caregivers' mental health status
ConclusionsThe place where a cancer patient dies influences not only their quality of dying and death but also the mental health of their family caregivers. However, the absolute difference is not large after adjustment of multiple variables. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yutaka Hatano, Maho Aoyama, Tatsuya Morita, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Isseki Maeda, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Who are happy survivors? Physical, psychosocial, and spiritual factors associated with happiness of breast cancer survivors during the transition from cancer patient to survivor
This study aims to evaluate physical, psychosocial, and spiritual factors associated with happiness in breast cancer survivors during the reentry period. MethodsIt is a cross‐sectional study with 283 nonmetastatic breast cancer survivors who completed treatment within 1 year. We included survivors who completed questionnaires on happiness and health‐related quality of life (QoL) 2 years after cancer diagnosis. Happiness and QoL was measured using the Subjective Happiness Scale and EORTC QLQ‐C30, respectively. Multivariable logistic regression was used to find factors associated with happiness. ResultsThe me...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Danbee Kang, Im ‐Ryung Kim, Eun‐Kyung Choi, Jung Hee Yoon, Se‐Kyung Lee, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Wonshik Han, Dong‐Young Noh, Juhee Cho Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Practice requirements for psychotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients in the outpatient setting – a survey among certified psychotherapists in Germany
ConclusionPsychotherapy for cancer patients in the outpatient setting requires different organisation of the practice. Sessions are cancelled more frequently, waiting time is considerably shorter, and psychotherapists communicate more often with other health care providers than in general psychotherapy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Susanne Singer, Erika Kojima, Jutta Beckerle, Bernhard Kleining, Erhard Schneider, Katrin Reuter Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Dual role as a protective factor for burnout ‐related depersonalization in oncologists
ConclusionDifferences in burnout‐related depersonalization scores between dual‐ and single‐role oncologists are consistent with a protective effect from a psychosocial orientation in oncologists. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yi He, Ying Pang, Yening Zhang, Richard Fielding, Lili Tang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological and Clinical Correlates of Posttraumatic Growth in Cancer. A Systematic and Critical Review
ConclusionsThe evaluation of PTG in cancer patients is worthy, since it may promote a better adaption to the illness. However, many investigations do not explicitly refer to the medical nature of the trauma, and they may have not completely captured the full spectrum of positive reactions in cancer patients. Future research should better investigate issues such as health attitudes; the risks of future recurrences; and the type, quality, and efficacy of medical treatments received and their influence on PTG in cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Casellas ‐Grau, Cristian Ochoa, Chiara Ruini Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Recipes to remember: international cookbook of comfort foods. Editors: Jimmie  Holland and Maggie Watson. Publisher: International Psychooncology Society & Cookbook Publishers. 2015. 68 pages. $15.00.
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David K. Payne Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

Pediatric psychosocial oncology: textbook for multidisciplinary care. Edited by Annah N.  Abrams, Anna C. Muriel, Lori Wiener. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016. No. of pages: 409. ISBN 978‐3‐319‐21373‐6. $109US.
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wendy Pelletier Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research