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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

Cancer negatively impacts on sexual function in adolescents and young adults: The Aya Hope study
ConclusionsMany AYAs diagnosed with cancer experience a persistent negative impact on sexual life up to two years following diagnosis. The findings underscore the need to develop routine protocols to assess sexual function in AYAs with cancer and to provide comprehensive management in the clinical setting. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lena Wettergren, Erin E. Kent, Sandra A. Mitchell, Brad Zebrack, Charles F. Lynch, Mara B. Rubenstein, Theresa H. M. Keegan, Xiao‐Cheng Wu, Helen M. Parsons, Ashley Wilder Smith, Tags: Paper 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 six‐months. Increases in PA were hypothesized to result in increases in self‐efficacy which were hypothesized to influence increases in physical self‐worth and global self‐esteem. MethodsBreast cancer survivors (n = 370; Mage = 56.04) wore accelerometers to measur...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth A. Awick, Siobhan M. Phillips, Gillian R. Lloyd, Edward McAuley 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 - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Afrodita Marcu, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Georgia Black, Peter Vedsted, Katriina L. Whitaker Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Promoting quality care in cancer patients with Limited English Proficiency: Perspectives of medical interpreters
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 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

Great Expectations: Racial Differences in Outcome Expectations for a Weight Lifting Intervention among Black and White Breast Cancer Survivors with or without Lymphedema
Abstract BackgroundBlack breast cancer survivors are less likely to engage in physical activity than White survivors. This is unfortunate because physical activity may be especially beneficial given Black breast cancer survivors’ higher rates of obesity and adverse treatment effects related to obesity, such as breast cancer‐related lymphedema (BCRL). The analysis explored outcome expectations for a weight lifting intervention by sedentary Black or White female breast cancer survivors, and assessed the role of breast cancer‐related lymphedema (BCRL) on outcome expectations for exercise. MethodsChi‐square tests c...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lorraine T. Dean, Justin Brown, Morgan Coursey, Kathryn Schmitz Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Intimacy after prostate cancer: A brief couples' workshop is associated with improvements in relationship satisfaction
ConclusionsThe workshop offers a comprehensive, one‐session intervention to help couples implement a treatment plan to promote sexual recovery after PCa treatment. Given the observed improvements, progression to a randomized control trial is warranted. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren M. Walker, Ngaire King, Zoe Kwasny, John W. Robinson 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 - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. A. Sherman, S. Woon, J. French, E. Elder Tags: Paper 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 - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christiane Bleich, Cathrin Büscher, Hanne Melchior, Anna Grochocka, Andrea Thorenz, Holger Schulz, Uwe Koch, Birgit Watzke Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A systematic review of sleep in hospitalized pediatric cancer patients
ConclusionsInvestigations into the sources of increased sleep difficulties can be used to inform hospital procedures to create a more supportive sleep environment and more effective screening tools for patients who may be at greater risk for sleep difficulties. This may help to minimize the role that hospitalization plays in precipitating and perpetuating chronic sleep disturbances in pediatric cancer patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Soeun B. A. Lee, Gaya Narendran, Lianne Tomfohr‐Madsen, Fiona Schulte Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The relationship between illness representations, risk perception and fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveFear of cancer recurrence, although distinct from distress continues to be under‐evaluated, captured, or treated when standard distress scales are used to assess concerns of cancer survivors. We tested a model assessing the association of demographic and clinical factors, illness representations, and perceived risk with fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors. MethodsWe recruited 117 breast cancer survivors at least one year after completing breast cancer treatment from Internet discussion boards for this cross‐sectional, descriptive, correlational study. Participants completed a survey t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laurie A. Freeman‐Gibb, Nancy K. Janz, Maria C. Katapodi, Brian J. Zikmund‐Fisher, Laurel Northouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Examination of moderators of expressive writing in patients with renal cell carcinoma: the role of depression and social support
Abstract ObjectiveTo identify groups most likely to benefit from an Expressive Writing (EW) intervention, we examined psychosocial variables as intervention moderators. We hypothesized that EW would be particularly effective for participants with high levels of depressive symptoms and social support at study entry. MethodsPatients (n = 277; 60.6% male) with kidney cancer were randomly assigned to either an expressive (EW) or neutral writing (NW) condition. Intervention outcomes included measures of depressive symptoms (CESD), cancer‐related symptoms (MDASI), fatigue (BFI), and sleep disturbances (PSQI) asse...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kathrin Milbury, Gabriel Lopez, Amy Spelman, Christopher Wood, Surena F. Matin, Nizar M. Tannir, Eric Jonasch, Louis Pisters, Qi Wei, Lorenzo Cohen 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 - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah McLean, Barbara Gomes, Irene J. Higginson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review
ConclusionHigh levels of distress are experienced by caregivers of patients with delirium. Distress is heightened because of the potential irreversibility of delirium in palliative care settings and uncertainty around whether the caregiver–patient relationship can be re‐established before death. Caregivers can contribute to the management of patient delirium. Additional intervention studies with informational, emotional and behavioural components are required to improve support for caregivers and to help the caregiver support the patient. Reducing caregiver distress should be a goal of any future intervention. &cop...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Jean Lugton, Catriona Kennedy, Juliet A. Spiller Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Depression and healthcare service utilization in patients with cancer
ConclusionsAmong patients with cancer, the presence of depression was associated with greater healthcare utilization. Effective screening for, and management of, depression may help reduce overall healthcare utilization and cost while improving care quality. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Brent T. Mausbach, Scott A. Irwin Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The European organization for research and treatment of cancer — satisfaction with cancer care questionnaire: revision and extended application development
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne Brédart, Ariane Beaudeau, Teresa Young, Hugo Moura De Alberquerque Melo, Juan Ignacio Arraras, Liz Friend, Heike Schmidt, Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski, Mia Bergenmar, Amélie Anota, Anna Costantini, Frédéric Marchal, Iwona M. Tomaszewska, Vassilios Va Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated positive psychological variables of anxiety and depression among patients with central nervous system tumors in China: a cross‐sectional study
ConclusionsThe high prevalence of anxiety and depression among patients with CNS tumors should receive more attention in Chinese medical settings. To help reduce anxiety and depression, health care professionals should develop interventions to promote hope and optimism based on patients' specific needs. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yijun Bao, Lizhuo Li, Yanlei Guan, Wei Wang, Yan Liu, Pengfei Wang, Xiaolong Huang, Shanwei Tao, Yunjie Wang Tags: Paper 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 - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janni Leung, Michelle D. Smith, Deirdre McLaughlin Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Abstracts of the APOS 13th annual conference
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Author Index Source Type: research

Symposia and Paper Abstracts
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Abstract Source Type: research

Psychological variables associated with quality of life following primary treatment for head and neck cancer: a systematic review of the literature from 2004 to 2015
ConclusionsSeveral psychological factors predict QoL among HNC survivors who have completed treatment. Routine screening and early interventions that target distress could improve HNC survivors' QoL following treatment. Longitudinal and population‐based studies incorporating more systematic and standardised measurement approaches are needed to better understand relationships between psychological factors and QoL and to inform the development of intervention and supportive care strategies. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Simon Dunne, Orla Mooney, Laura Coffey, Linda Sharp, Deirdre Desmond, Conrad Timon, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Pamela Gallagher Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Posttraumatic growth among head and neck cancer survivors with psychological distress
Abstract BackgroundInformation on posttraumatic growth (PTG) among head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors with a high level of distress is limited. The aim of this cross‐sectional study was to investigate the occurrence of PTG among distressed HNC survivors and its association with anxiety, depressive, nicotine, and alcohol use disorders and health‐related quality of life. MethodsSeventy‐four HNC survivors with psychological distress (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) anxiety > 7 and/or HADS depression > 7) completed the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, which comprises five s...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. Holtmaat, N. Spek, P. Cuijpers, C. R. Leemans, I. M. Verdonck‐de Leeuw Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Predictive factors of depressive symptoms of elderly patients with cancer receiving first ‐line chemotherapy
Abstract BackgroundDepression is the most common psychiatric disorder in geriatrics and oncology. For elderly cancer patients, it has a significant impact on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. Nevertheless, depression is under‐diagnosed and under‐treated. Cancer management is key in improving the quality of care in this population. We aim to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and treatment‐related factors of depression in elderly patients during chemotherapy, thus allowing early detection of patients in need of specific treatment. Further, we investigate whether chemotherapy efficacy and safety are associat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Duc, M. Rainfray, P. Soubeyran, M. Fonck, J. F. Blanc, J. Ceccaldi, L. Cany, V. Brouste, S. Mathoulin ‐Pélissier Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of social–cognitive and emotional factors on testicular self‐examination
ConclusionsThese results highlight the importance of social–cognitive and emotional factors in promoting health screening. Targeting these factors might improve the effectiveness of testicular self‐examination interventions. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lee Shepherd, Callum Watt, Brian Lovell Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals' views on discussing fertility preservation with young cancer patients: a mixed method systematic review of the literature
ConclusionsFuture work should ensure that HCPs possess knowledge of cancer‐related FP and that they receive adequate training on how to consent and discuss information with young patients and their parents. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cecilia Vindrola‐Padros, Karen E. Dyer, John Cyrus, Irene Machowa Lubker Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Factors influencing health‐related quality of life among Korean cancer survivors
ConclusionsIndividual‐centered clinical interventions that consider dimensional‐influencing factors, including subjective health status, are needed to improve cancer survivors' health‐related quality of life. Subsequent systematic studies are needed regarding dimension‐specific differences according to cancer types and time since diagnosis. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: KiSook Kim, Ji‐Su Kim Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence
Abstract Despite a rapidly growing research interest in fear of cancer recurrence, lack of consensus on definition and measurement including clinical fear of cancer recurrence, sparse model development and testing, and limited available clinical interventions have impeded knowledge transfer into patient services. To move forward, a 2‐day colloquium was held in Ottawa, Canada in August 2015 to progress knowledge and identify future research directions. A comprehensive research program was proposed, including development of a clinical definition, an updated review of screening measures, and a review of existing interventi...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sophie Lebel, Gozde Ozakinci, Gerald Humphris, Belinda Thewes, Judith Prins, Andreas Dinkel, Phyllis Butow Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Psychological intervention targeting distress for cancer patients: a meta‐analytic study investigating uptake and adherence
ConclusionsPatients appeared more receptive to interventions offered near diagnosis, over the telephone and by nurses. Although this suggests higher acceptability of such interventions, evidence of their greater efficacy is lacking, and this merits further investigation. Research is needed to understand barriers to acceptance of psychological support, particularly because uptake rates were lower for distressed patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachel Brebach, Louise Sharpe, Daniel S. J. Costa, Paul Rhodes, Phyllis Butow Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Factors influencing health ‐related quality of life among Korean cancer survivors
ConclusionsIndividual‐centered clinical interventions that consider dimensional‐influencing factors, including subjective health status, are needed to improve cancer survivors' health‐related quality of life. Subsequent systematic studies are needed regarding dimension‐specific differences according to cancer types and time since diagnosis. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: KiSook Kim, Ji ‐Su Kim Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of social –cognitive and emotional factors on testicular self‐examination
ConclusionsThese results highlight the importance of social–cognitive and emotional factors in promoting health screening. Targeting these factors might improve the effectiveness of testicular self‐examination interventions. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lee Shepherd, Callum Watt, Brian Lovell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological intervention targeting distress for cancer patients: a meta ‐analytic study investigating uptake and adherence
ConclusionsPatients appeared more receptive to interventions offered near diagnosis, over the telephone and by nurses. Although this suggests higher acceptability of such interventions, evidence of their greater efficacy is lacking, and this merits further investigation. Research is needed to understand barriers to acceptance of psychological support, particularly because uptake rates were lower for distressed patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachel Brebach, Louise Sharpe, Daniel S. J. Costa, Paul Rhodes, Phyllis Butow Tags: Review Source Type: research

A pilot trial of brief group cognitive ‐behavioral treatment for insomnia in an adult cancer survivorship program
Abstract BackgroundCognitive‐behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT‐Insomnia) is effective, yet rarely available for cancer survivors. This is unfortunate because survivors are at elevated risk for insomnia, which is associated with significant health consequences in this already at‐risk population. Barriers to delivering CBT‐Insomnia in oncology settings include a lack of trained providers, distance to cancer centers, and treatment duration. PurposeTo address insomnia treatment barriers, we adapted standard CBT‐Insomnia treatment and evaluated a pilot group‐based approach for feasibility and efficacy in an adult...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eric S. Zhou, Ann H. Partridge, Christopher J. Recklitis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological burden at the time of diagnosis among Mexican breast cancer patients
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adriana Pérez‐Fortis, Maya J. Schroevers, Joke Fleer, Patricia Alanís‐López, María Guadalupe Veloz‐Martínez, Rosa Elena Ornelas‐Mejorada, Robbert Sanderman, Adelita V. Ranchor, Juan José Sánchez Sosa Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

A pilot trial of brief group cognitive‐behavioral treatment for insomnia in an adult cancer survivorship program
Abstract BackgroundCognitive‐behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT‐Insomnia) is effective, yet rarely available for cancer survivors. This is unfortunate because survivors are at elevated risk for insomnia, which is associated with significant health consequences in this already at‐risk population. Barriers to delivering CBT‐Insomnia in oncology settings include a lack of trained providers, distance to cancer centers, and treatment duration. PurposeTo address insomnia treatment barriers, we adapted standard CBT‐Insomnia treatment and evaluated a pilot group‐based approach for feasibility and efficacy in an adult...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eric S. Zhou, Ann H. Partridge, Christopher J. Recklitis Tags: Paper Source Type: research

In sickness and in health: classmates are highly motivated to provide in ‐hospital support during childhood cancer therapy
ConclusionClassmates are highly motivated to support patients during serious illness, irrespective of pre‐existing friendships. Ambassadors offer a novel in‐hospital approach to promote rehabilitation in children with severe/chronic diseases. Results need validation in other settings. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lea H. Lindgren, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Anne Sofie Helms, Troels Thorsteinsson, Hanne B. Larsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Perceived diagnostic delay and cancer‐related distress: a cross‐sectional study of patients with colorectal cancer
ConclusionsPerceived diagnostic delay was associated with higher cancer‐related distress among CRC survivors. While poorer quality of life partly explained such associations, fear of cancer recurrence, stage at diagnosis and treatment did not. The exact features of diagnostic delay that are associated with cancer‐related distress remain unclear. Future research should examine the experiences patients go through prior to diagnosis that may increase distress, in an effort to improve our understanding of the factors affecting emotional wellbeing among CRC survivors. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne Miles, Paula L. McClements, Robert J. C. Steele, Claudia Redeker, Nick Sevdalis, Jane Wardle Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of gender on decisions to participate in faecal immunochemical test‐based colorectal cancer screening: a qualitative study
ConclusionsNegative attitudes and emotions to screening dominated non‐user decision‐making but differed by gender. Opportunities to improve uptake in men and women exist. Greater national discussions on the benefits of FIT screening, and development of screening materials tackling negative attitudes and beliefs while recognising male/female differences, may improve screening uptake. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nicholas Clarke, Pamela Gallagher, Patricia M. Kearney, Deirdre McNamara, Linda Sharp Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Perceived diagnostic delay and cancer ‐related distress: a cross‐sectional study of patients with colorectal cancer
ConclusionsPerceived diagnostic delay was associated with higher cancer‐related distress among CRC survivors. While poorer quality of life partly explained such associations, fear of cancer recurrence, stage at diagnosis and treatment did not. The exact features of diagnostic delay that are associated with cancer‐related distress remain unclear. Future research should examine the experiences patients go through prior to diagnosis that may increase distress, in an effort to improve our understanding of the factors affecting emotional wellbeing among CRC survivors. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne Miles, Paula L. McClements, Robert J.C. Steele, Claudia Redeker, Nick Sevdalis, Jane Wardle Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Impact of gender on decisions to participate in faecal immunochemical test ‐based colorectal cancer screening: a qualitative study
ConclusionsNegative attitudes and emotions to screening dominated non‐user decision‐making but differed by gender. Opportunities to improve uptake in men and women exist. Greater national discussions on the benefits of FIT screening, and development of screening materials tackling negative attitudes and beliefs while recognising male/female differences, may improve screening uptake. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nicholas Clarke, Pamela Gallagher, Patricia M. Kearney, Deirdre McNamara, Linda Sharp Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Health behaviours and fear of cancer recurrence in 10  969 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients
ConclusionsThis cross‐sectional study provided novel data showing that colorectal cancer survivors with poorer health behaviours (those with lower activity levels and those who smoked) were more likely to experience FCR. Future research should replicate findings using detailed measures of fear, objective measures of health behaviours and identify directions of associations. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. Fisher, R.J. Beeken, M. Heinrich, K. Williams, J. Wardle Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Mental disorder diagnoses of offspring affected by parental cancer before early adulthood: the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort study
ConclusionsThe prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses in children with parental cancer does not seem to differ from those of children with parents without cancer. However, evidence was found that children affected by parental cancer are at increased risk for some specific psychiatric disorders. Quarter of affected offspring who were referred to specialized psychiatric outpatient care only received diagnoses related to use of health care services or crises or received no psychiatric diagnosis at all. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mika Niemelä, Reija Paananen, Helinä Hakko, Marko Merikukka, Mika Gissler, Sami Räsänen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Assessing real‐time sun protection decisions using audio diaries: feasibility and outcomes
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Fitzpatrick, Joshua Pulinat, Elyse Shuk, Susan Holland, Jack Burkhalter, Jennifer L. Hay Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Assessing real ‐time sun protection decisions using audio diaries: feasibility and outcomes
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Fitzpatrick, Joshua Pulinat, Elyse Shuk, Susan Holland, Jack Burkhalter, Jennifer L. Hay Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, The Patient, The Journey. Roy B. Sessions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Lanham, Maryland, 2012. No. of pages: 205. Price: $59.95 (US) ISBN: 978‐1442216211.
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Megan Johnson Shen Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

A longitudinal exploration of the psychological resources influencing depression and anxiety in newly diagnosed Asian persons with cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Haikel A. Lim, Konstadina Griva, Joyce Y. S. Tan, Rathi Mahendran Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

What do women with breast cancer expect from their treatment? Correlates of negative treatment expectations about endocrine therapy
This study aims to identify correlates of treatment expectations in patients with breast cancer before the start of endocrine therapy. MethodsExpectations were assessed in a cross‐sectional sample of 166 patients with breast cancer after receiving treatment information. Side effect expectations (one item) and treatment necessity–concern balance (Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire) were assessed. Correlates were analyzed using regression analyses. The structure of treatment expectations was investigated using a network analysis. ResultsAbout 25% of patients expressed negative expectations. Higher side effect expe...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah R. Heisig, Meike C. Shedden‐Mora, Pia Blanckenburg, Winfried Rief, Isabell Witzel, Ute‐Susann Albert, Yvonne Nestoriuc Tags: Original Article Source Type: research