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Resilience of internal medicine house staff and its association with distress and empathy in an oncology setting
ConclusionsResident physicians experienced clinically relevant distress and a decrease in empathy. Resilient resident physicians were less likely to experience distress. This study provides evidence for the salutary effects of resilience on physician distress. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel C. McFarland, Andrew Roth Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis, prevention and control: barriers, facilitators and the need for health literacy in Ibadan Nigeria
ConclusionDeveloping and implementing comprehensive context‐relevant health literacy interventions in community settings are urgently needed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adebola A. Adedimeji, David Lounsbury, Oluwafemi Popoola, Chioma Asuzu, Akinmayowa Lawal, V. Oladoyin, Cassandra Crifase, Ilir Agalliu, Viswanathan Shankar, Akindele Adebiyi Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Co ‐morbidity of depression, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients receiving psychological care
ConclusionsThree distinct co‐morbidity patterns of depression, anxiety and fatigue were identified and exhibited different symptom courses longitudinally. Those with poor physical health tended to report elevated mood disturbances and fatigue during psychological care. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lei Zhu, Adelita V. Ranchor, Marije Lee, Bert Garssen, Josu é Almansa, Robbert Sanderman, Maya J. Schroevers Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Co‐morbidity of depression, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients receiving psychological care
ConclusionsThree distinct co‐morbidity patterns of depression, anxiety and fatigue were identified and exhibited different symptom courses longitudinally. Those with poor physical health tended to report elevated mood disturbances and fatigue during psychological care. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lei Zhu, Adelita V. Ranchor, Marije Lee, Bert Garssen, Josué Almansa, Robbert Sanderman, Maya J. Schroevers Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Randomized ‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results
ConclusionsThis study is the first and largest to demonstrate sustained benefits of MBCR in distressed breast cancer survivors relative to an active control. MBCR was superior to SET for improving psychological well‐being with lasting benefits over 1 year, suggesting these women gained long‐lasting and efficacious tools to cope with cancer. Trial RegistrationRegistered on clinicaltrials.gov number NCT00390169, October 2006. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda E. Carlson, Rie Tamagawa, Joanne Stephen, Elaine Drysdale, Lihong Zhong, Michael Speca Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Randomized‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results
ConclusionsThis study is the first and largest to demonstrate sustained benefits of MBCR in distressed breast cancer survivors relative to an active control. MBCR was superior to SET for improving psychological well‐being with lasting benefits over 1 year, suggesting these women gained long‐lasting and efficacious tools to cope with cancer. Trial RegistrationRegistered on clinicaltrials.gov number NCT00390169, October 2006. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda E. Carlson, Rie Tamagawa, Joanne Stephen, Elaine Drysdale, Lihong Zhong, Michael Speca Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Spiritual well ‐being and spiritual distress predict adjustment in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThese results suggest that while spirituality is not important to all AYA survivors, both spiritual well‐being and struggle have important associations with adjustment and may warrant clinical attention. Future research is needed to more fully understand the role of spirituality in AYA survivors' adjustment in more depth. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Crystal L. Park, Dalnim Cho Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Coping and resiliency enhancement program (CARE): a pilot study for interpreters in cancer care
ConclusionsWe piloted a resiliency program for medical interpreters in cancer care. We found that interpreters experience distress and have low coping skills. This program resulted in improved work factors and stress reactivity. Future research should include further implementation and testing in a larger, randomized trial. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elyse R. Park, Jan E. Mutchler, Giselle Perez, Roberta E. Goldman, Halsey Niles, Vivian Haime, Cheyenne Fox Tree‐McGrath, Mai See Yang, Daniel Woolridge, July Suarez, Karen Donelan, William F. Pirl Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Spiritual well‐being and spiritual distress predict adjustment in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThese results suggest that while spirituality is not important to all AYA survivors, both spiritual well‐being and struggle have important associations with adjustment and may warrant clinical attention. Future research is needed to more fully understand the role of spirituality in AYA survivors' adjustment in more depth. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Crystal L. Park, Dalnim Cho Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Assessing depression in a geriatric cancer population
ConclusionAlthough these measures produced good internal consistency and were better than chance at predicting depression in a geriatric cancer sample, the published cutoff scores for these measures did not perform well in predicting MDD nor minor depression. Of the three measures, the CES‐D appeared to have the most utility. This data suggests that these popular screening measures may be inadequate for reliably identifying depression in a geriatric cancer population. Researchers and clinicians, therefore, should use caution when selecting depression measures for geriatric cancer patients and consider using the lower cut...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca M. Saracino, Mark I. Weinberger, Andrew J. Roth, Arti Hurria, Christian J. Nelson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Body image and psychological distress in nipple ‐sparing mastectomy: the roles of self‐compassion and appearance investment
ConclusionsModerately low levels of psychological distress and body image disturbance suggest NSM + IBR may minimise adverse psychological impacts of mastectomy. Increased body image disturbance was associated with psychological distress and moderated by self‐compassion and appearance investment, suggesting a potential role for these characteristics as the focus of psychological interventions to minimise the negative impacts of mastectomy. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. A. Sherman, S. Woon, J. French, E. Elder Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Work ability and return to work in thyroid cancer patients and their partners: a pilot study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marion Roberta Neudeck, Hans Steinert, Hanspeter Moergeli, Steffi Weidt, Annina Seiler, Klaus Strobel, Josef Jenewein, Natalie Drabe Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Effectiveness of case management as a cross ‐sectoral healthcare provision for women with breast cancer
ConclusionsThe tested CM model did not improve the quality of life or psychological well‐being of the patients beyond treatment as usual. Possible reasons include that the treatment was already of high standards in the control group or that there are possibly different impacts than found in the literature regarding different forms of organization in CM. The need for and the tailoring of this CM model as well as the transfer of CM to other oncological indications remain to be clarified. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christiane Bleich, Cathrin B üscher, Hanne Melchior, Anna Grochocka, Andrea Thorenz, Holger Schulz, Uwe Koch, Birgit Watzke Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Meaning ‐based coping, chronic conditions and quality of life in advanced cancer & caregiving
ConclusionsDespite the severity of advanced cancer for patients and caregivers, the co‐existing health problems of one member of the dyad have the potential to directly or indirectly affect the wellbeing of the other. Future research should consider how the number of patient comorbidities and caregiver chronic conditions, as well as the ability of patients and caregivers to manage those conditions, influences their meaning‐based coping and wellbeing. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katrina R. Ellis, Mary R. Janevic, Trace Kershaw, Cleopatra H. Caldwell, Nancy K. Janz, Laurel Northouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy in patients with high ‐dose chemotherapy and stem cell support: a randomized pilot study
ConclusionsMT may improve pain perception in patients receiving HDC plus ASCT. Additionally positive effects on toxicities, use of antiemetic medication, and immunological changes were observed. As some of these findings failed significance, studies with larger sample sizes are needed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gert Tuinmann, Pia Preissler, Hauke B öhmer, Anna Suling, Carsten Bokemeyer Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Infancy and pediatric cancer: an exploratory study of parent psychological distress
ConclusionsParent–child relationships are of fundamental importance during infancy. This study provides novel data highlighting the psychological impact for parents when a cancer diagnosis is made during this critical developmental period, including the contribution of family structure to parental distress. Results provide further support for applying a traumatic stress framework when exploring parent experiences of pediatric cancer. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. Vernon, D. Eyles, C. Hulbert, L. Bretherton, M. C. McCarthy Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cognitive behavioral therapies for informal caregivers of patients with cancer and cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsBased on the negligible effect of CBTs across outcomes, future studies should consider moving beyond traditional CBT methods as these do not appear efficacious. It is suggested that future interventions orient towards advances in the basic affective sciences and derived therapies in order to better understand and treat the emotional struggles experienced by ICs. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mia S. O'Toole, Robert Zachariae, Megan E. Renna, Douglas S. Mennin, Allison Applebaum Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Meaning‐based coping, chronic conditions and quality of life in advanced cancer & caregiving
ConclusionsDespite the severity of advanced cancer for patients and caregivers, the co‐existing health problems of one member of the dyad have the potential to directly or indirectly affect the wellbeing of the other. Future research should consider how the number of patient comorbidities and caregiver chronic conditions, as well as the ability of patients and caregivers to manage those conditions, influences their meaning‐based coping and wellbeing. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katrina R. Ellis, Mary R. Janevic, Trace Kershaw, Cleopatra H. Caldwell, Nancy K. Janz, Laurel Northouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy in patients with high‐dose chemotherapy and stem cell support: a randomized pilot study
ConclusionsMT may improve pain perception in patients receiving HDC plus ASCT. Additionally positive effects on toxicities, use of antiemetic medication, and immunological changes were observed. As some of these findings failed significance, studies with larger sample sizes are needed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gert Tuinmann, Pia Preissler, Hauke Böhmer, Anna Suling, Carsten Bokemeyer Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary psychological benefits of mindfulness meditation training in a sample of men diagnosed with prostate cancer on active surveillance: results from a randomized controlled pilot trial
ConclusionsWhile mindfulness training was found to be generally feasible and acceptable among participants who enrolled in the 8‐week intervention as determined by completion rates and open‐ended survey responses, the response rate between initial enrollment and the total number of men approached was lower than desired (47%). While larger sample sizes are necessary to examine the efficacy of mindfulness training on important psychological outcomes, in this pilot study posttraumatic growth was shown to significantly increase over time for men in the treatment group. Mindfulness training has the potential to help men cop...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Victorson, Vered Hankin, James Burns, Rebecca Weiland, Carly Maletich, Nathaniel Sufrin, Stephanie Schuette, Bruriah Gutierrez, Charles Brendler Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The intensity of caregiving is a more important predictor of adverse bereavement outcomes for adult –child than spousal caregivers of patients who die of cancer
This study aimed to evaluate factors of care associated with higher grief intensity in bereaved adult–child (AC‐FCs) and spousal FCs (S‐FCs). Data from the Qualycare study, a mortality follow‐back study of bereaved FCs of patients who died of cancer, was analyzed. Four hundred eighty‐four patient–FC dyads were included: 246 AC‐FCs and 238 S‐FCs. S‐FCs received more formal (SPC) (p = 0.026), and AC‐FCs more informal (p 
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah McLean, Barbara Gomes, Irene J. Higginson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Unmet needs of non ‐Hodgkin lymphoma survivors in Korea: prevalence, correlates, and associations with health‐related quality of life
ConclusionsKorean NHL survivors have substantial unmet needs, especially those who are younger, unmarried, and have a lower income. Initiating supportive care programs for meeting unmet needs may enhance their HRQOL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Soo Hyun Kim, Suyeon Lee, So Hee Kim, Oh Nam Ok, Im ‐Ryung Kim, Eunju Choi, Yoon‐Koo Kang, Seok Jin Kim, Moon Hee Lee Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Co ‐worker perceptions of return‐to‐work opportunities for Japanese cancer survivors
This study examined workplace factors and perceptions of Return‐to‐Work (RTW) opportunities for colleagues with cancer‐related symptoms and/or treatment side effects in Japan. MethodsWe conducted an online, cross‐sectional survey of 3710 employed Japanese individuals of working age. Colleagues' perceptions of RTW opportunities for cancer survivors were examined (using a Japanese questionnaire), along with workplace factors such as job demand, job control and workplace social support (using the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire). Associations between workplace factors and RTW opportunities were evaluated using multiple...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hisashi Eguchi, Koji Wada, Yoshiyuki Higuchi, Derek R. Smith Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Co‐worker perceptions of return‐to‐work opportunities for Japanese cancer survivors
This study examined workplace factors and perceptions of Return‐to‐Work (RTW) opportunities for colleagues with cancer‐related symptoms and/or treatment side effects in Japan. MethodsWe conducted an online, cross‐sectional survey of 3710 employed Japanese individuals of working age. Colleagues' perceptions of RTW opportunities for cancer survivors were examined (using a Japanese questionnaire), along with workplace factors such as job demand, job control and workplace social support (using the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire). Associations between workplace factors and RTW opportunities were evaluated using multiple...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hisashi Eguchi, Koji Wada, Yoshiyuki Higuchi, Derek R. Smith Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Unmet needs of non‐Hodgkin lymphoma survivors in Korea: prevalence, correlates, and associations with health‐related quality of life
ConclusionsKorean NHL survivors have substantial unmet needs, especially those who are younger, unmarried, and have a lower income. Initiating supportive care programs for meeting unmet needs may enhance their HRQOL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Soo Hyun Kim, Suyeon Lee, So Hee Kim, Oh Nam Ok, Im‐Ryung Kim, Eunju Choi, Yoon‐Koo Kang, Seok Jin Kim, Moon Hee Lee Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Beliefs about medicines, doctor–patient relationship, and coping among European patients with cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luigi Grassi, Elena Meggiolaro, Maria Alejandra Berardi, Agustina Sirgo, Maria Cristina Colistro, Elisabeth Andritsch, Alessandra Montesi, Tatiana Bertelli, Clemens Farkas, Rosangela Caruso, Silvana Sabato, Sara Massarenti, Eva Juan Linarez, Maria Giulia Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Coping, stress, and insomnia in hematopoietic stem cell transplant candidates
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Morgan S. Lee, Yasmin Asvat, Brian D. Gonzalez, Paul B. Jacobsen, Heather S. L. Jim Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Experiences of cervical screening and barriers to participation in the context of an organised programme: a systematic review and thematic synthesis
ConclusionsThe variation in women's understanding and perceptions of cervical screening suggests that interventions tailored to decisional stage may be of value in increasing engagement with the invitation and uptake of screening in those who wish to take part. There is also a need for further research with women who have never attended screening, especially those who remain unaware or unengaged, as their perspectives are lacking in the existing literature. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amanda J. Chorley, Laura A. V. Marlow, Alice S. Forster, Jessica B. Haddrell, Jo Waller Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Inequalities in long term health ‐related quality of life between partnered and not partnered breast cancer survivors through the mediation effect of social support
ConclusionsWomen recovering from breast cancer who do not have partners have poorer physical and mental HRQOL, than those with partners, with a lack of social support as an underlying inequality. Partners of breast cancer survivors are importance sources in the provision of social support to help them maintain well‐being and quality of life.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janni Leung, Michelle D. Smith, Deirdre McLaughlin Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Comparing the meanings of living with advanced breast cancer between women resilient to distress and women with persistent distress: a qualitative study
ConclusionsRumination, thought suppression, social constraints, and pre‐existing exposure to life stress may be potential risks for chronic distress in response to advanced breast cancer. Persistent and transient distress responses to cancer may have different underpinnings. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: W. W. T. Lam, S. W. Yoon, W. K. Sze, A. W. Y. Ng, I. Soong, A. Kwong, D. Suen, J. Tsang, W. Yeo, K. Y. Wong, R. Fielding Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Preliminary report: training head and neck cancer dietitians in behaviour change counselling
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alison Kate Beck, Ben Britton, Amanda Baker, Cathy Odelli, Chris Wratten, Judith Bauer, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Grief symptoms and difficult patient loss for oncologists in response to patient death
ConclusionsPatient deaths result in behavioral, cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms of grief in oncologists. These symptoms become particularly intense in the context of patient, family, and disease‐related factors. Educational and supportive interventions for managing grief related to patient death are needed in order to support oncologists in their emotionally and mentally taxing work. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Merav Ben‐David, Shahar Shapira, Gil Bar‐Sela, Samuel Ariad Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A systematic review of inequalities in psychosocial outcomes for women with breast cancer according to residential location and Indigenous status in Australia
ConclusionsOverall, there was a lack of evidence relating to variations in psychosocial outcomes for women with BC according to residential status or Indigenous status. While the review identified some specific concerns for non‐metropolitan women with BC, it was limited by the lack of good quality studies using standardised measures. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: PH Youl, P Dasgupta, D Youlden, JF Aitken, G Garvey, H Zorbas, J Chynoweth, I Wallington, PD Baade Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Avoidant coping and self ‐efficacy mediate relationships between perceived social constraints and symptoms among long‐term breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsFindings are consistent with social cognitive processing theory and suggest that symptom management interventions may be enhanced by addressing the impact of social constraints from survivors' partners and HCPs on their coping and self‐efficacy.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca N. Adams, Catherine E. Mosher, Andrea A. Cohee, Timothy E. Stump, Patrick O. Monahan, George W. Sledge, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Wonders & Worries: evaluation of a child centered psychosocial intervention for families who have a parent/primary caregiver with cancer
ConclusionsThe results reported here suggest that this child centered psychosocial intervention promoted positive adaptation by actively supporting families and children while a parent/primary caregiver coped with a cancer diagnosis. Future research is planned utilizing a randomized controlled study design to formally evaluate the effectiveness and preventative impact of this manualized six‐week curriculum.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Farya Phillips, Elizabeth A. Prezio Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Wonders & Worries: evaluation of a child centered psychosocial intervention for families who have a parent/primary caregiver with cancer
ConclusionsThe results reported here suggest that this child centered psychosocial intervention promoted positive adaptation by actively supporting families and children while a parent/primary caregiver coped with a cancer diagnosis. Future research is planned utilizing a randomized controlled study design to formally evaluate the effectiveness and preventative impact of this manualized six‐week curriculum. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Farya Phillips, Elizabeth A. Prezio Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of high self‐perceived burden to others with preferences for end‐of‐life care and its determinants for terminally ill cancer patients: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsHigh SPB was prevalent among terminally ill cancer patients but independent of preferences for EOL care. Cancer patients' SPB may be lessened by adequate symptom relief to facilitate functional independence. These strategies to ease SPB may improve the quality of death and dying. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siew Tzuh Tang, Chia‐Hsun Hsieh, Ming‐Chu Chiang, Jen‐Shi Chen, Wen‐Cheng Chang, Wen‐Chi Chou, Ming‐Mo Hou Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of high self ‐perceived burden to others with preferences for end‐of‐life care and its determinants for terminally ill cancer patients: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsHigh SPB was prevalent among terminally ill cancer patients but independent of preferences for EOL care. Cancer patients' SPB may be lessened by adequate symptom relief to facilitate functional independence. These strategies to ease SPB may improve the quality of death and dying. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siew Tzuh Tang, Chia ‐Hsun Hsieh, Ming‐Chu Chiang, Jen‐Shi Chen, Wen‐Cheng Chang, Wen‐Chi Chou, Ming‐Mo Hou Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Promoting improved family caregiver health literacy: evaluation of caregiver communication resources
ConclusionsExisting print‐based caregiver education materials do not address caregivers' health literacy skill needs and are aimed at a highly literate caregiving population. A Communication Guide for CaregiversTM meets health literacy standards and family caregiver and provider communication needs. The findings are relevant for healthcare professionals who provide cancer education. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elaine Wittenberg, Joy Goldsmith, Betty Ferrell, Sandra L. Ragan Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Savoring moderates the association between cancer‐specific physical symptoms and depressive symptoms
This study investigated the associations of savoring with cancer‐specific physical symptoms, psychological distress, and psychological well‐being and the moderating effect of savoring in the associations between physical symptoms and psychological outcomes among cancer patients. MethodsA total of 263 Chinese adults recently diagnosed with cancer (mean time since diagnosis = 43.72 days, SD = 38.20) were recruited and administered a questionnaire assessing cancer‐specific physical symptoms, perceived capability of savoring the moment, psychological distress, and psychological well‐bei...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wai Kai Hou, Kam Man Lau, Sin Man Ng, Ashley Chi Kin Cheng, Tracy Chui Yu Shum, Sheung‐tak Cheng, Hester Yui Shan Cheung Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Short‐term effectiveness of a web‐based tailored intervention for cancer survivors on quality of life, anxiety, depression, and fatigue: randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsWhile effect sizes were small, they can be considered as clinically relevant. With the Cancer Aftercare Guide being an effective, low‐intensive, and easy accessible intervention, it could serve as a first step in stepped care for needs assessment and initial support for psychosocial problems that are present after cancer treatment. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Roy A. Willems, Catherine A. W. Bolman, Ilse Mesters, Iris M. Kanera, Audrey A. J. M. Beaulen, Lilian Lechner Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Avoidant coping and self‐efficacy mediate relationships between perceived social constraints and symptoms among long‐term breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsFindings are consistent with social cognitive processing theory and suggest that symptom management interventions may be enhanced by addressing the impact of social constraints from survivors' partners and HCPs on their coping and self‐efficacy. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca N. Adams, Catherine E. Mosher, Andrea A. Cohee, Timothy E. Stump, Patrick O. Monahan, George W. Sledge, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A randomized pilot trial of a videoconference couples communication intervention for advanced GI cancer
ConclusionsA couples‐based communication intervention delivered via videoconference is feasible and acceptable in the context of advanced cancer. Preliminary findings suggest that the intervention shows promise in contributing to enhanced relationship functioning. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura S. Porter, Francis J. Keefe, Donald H. Baucom, Maren Olsen, S. Yousuf Zafar, Hope Uronis Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Factors associated with self‐perceived burden to the primary caregiver in older patients with hematologic malignancies: an exploratory study
Abstract ObjectiveAlthough cancer patients frequently experience self‐perceived burden to others, this perception has not been enough studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of self‐perceived burden to the primary caregiver (SPB‐PC) and associated factors in an older patient population with hematologic malignancies at the time of chemotherapy initiation. MethodsIn total, 166 consecutive patients with hematologic malignancies aged ≥65 years were recruited at the time of chemotherapy initiation. Patients' SPB‐PC was assessed using a 100‐mm visual analogue scale (VAS). Characteristic...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yves Libert, Cindy Borghgraef, Yves Beguin, Nicole Delvaux, Martine Devos, Chantal Doyen, Stéphanie Dubruille, Anne‐Marie Etienne, Aurore Liénard, Isabelle Merckaert, Christine Reynaert, Jean‐Louis Slachmuylder, Nicole Straetmans, Eric Van Den Neste Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A qualitative study exploring health perceptions and factors influencing participation in health behaviors in colorectal cancer survivors
ConclusionsInterventions should target lay beliefs and skepticism in relation to health behaviors in order to reinforce the importance and value of participating in health‐related behavior. Implications for Cancer SurvivorsFindings may inform the development of effective, patient‐centered interventions that target lay health beliefs and build motivation for health behavior change. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah J. Hardcastle, Chloe Maxwell‐Smith, Nik Zeps, Cameron Platell, Moira O'Connor, Martin S. Hagger Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Physical activity in Black breast cancer survivors: implications for quality of life and mood at baseline and 6‐month follow‐up
ConclusionsResults show that baseline physical activity served protective functions for breast cancer survivors over time. Developing culturally relevant physical activity interventions specifically for Black breast cancer survivors may prove vital to improving quality of life and mood in this population. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Allyson D. Diggins, Lauren E. Hearn, Suzanne C. Lechner, Debra Annane, Michael H. Antoni, Nicole Ennis Whitehead Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Spirituality, Emotional distress, and post‐traumatic Growth in breast cancer survivors and their partners: An actor–partner interdependence modeling approach
ConclusionsFollowing diagnosis and treatment, spirituality appears to associate with positive growth in BC survivors and their partners. However, BC survivor and partner spirituality seem to be ineffective at impacting the other's post‐traumatic growth or emotional distress, with the exception of intrusive thoughts. Dyadic analysis takes into account the reciprocal influence of close relationships on health, and is an important and under‐utilized methodology in behavioral oncology research and clinical practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amanda N. Gesselman, Silvia M. Bigatti, Justin R. Garcia, Kathryn Coe, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A parent‐directed intervention for addressing academic risk in latino survivors of childhood leukemia: results of a pilot study
Key Points Survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at risk for treatment‐related neurocognitive dysfunction, which may be exacerbated by factors related to low socio‐economic status and linguistic disparities. Approximately half of childhood ALL survivors at our institution are Latino and exhibit multiple socio‐demographic risk factors that threaten academic functioning. To better serve these survivors, we developed a culturally competent, parent‐directed intervention to improve academic success that is feasible to deliver, shows preliminary evidence of efficacy, and is valued by families. T...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Bava, Jemily Malvar, Richard Sposto, Maki Okada, Betty Gonzalez‐Morkos, Lisl M. Schweers, Christopher Nuñez, Kathleen Ruccione, Ernest R. Katz, David R. Freyer Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

The psychosocial impact of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment amongst Black, South Asian and White women: Do differences exist between ethnic groups?
Abstract ObjectiveVery little UK‐based research has examined the 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 b...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geeta Patel‐Kerai, Diana Harcourt, Nichola Rumsey, Habib Naqvi, Paul White Tags: Paper Source Type: research

People with dementia: what is known about their experience of cancer treatment and cancer treatment outcomes? A systematic review.
ConclusionFurther work is needed to establish practice guidelines for the management of cancer in people with dementia. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. B. Hopkinson, R. Milton, M. King, D. Edwards Tags: Review Article Source Type: research