Educational and vocational goal disruption in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe physical and cognitive impacts of treatment can make returning to school/work challenging for AYA cancer survivors. AYAs experiencing difficulties may benefit from additional supports to facilitate meaningful engagement with their chosen educational/vocational goals. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janine Vetsch, Claire E. Wakefield, Brittany C. McGill, Richard J. Cohn, Sarah J. Ellis, Natalie Stefanic, Susan M. Sawyer, Brad Zebrack, Ursula M. Sansom ‐Daly Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Knowledge ‐Based Intervention to Tackle Barriers to Cervical Screening: A Pilot Study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lee Shepherd, Cherokee Walbey, Brian Lovell Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The psychological impact of prostate biopsy: prevalence and predictors of procedure ‐related distress
ABSTRACT BackgroundMany men undergo prostate biopsies each year. Most data on consequences of prostate biopsy for men pertain to physical after‐effects and/or come from clinical trial populations. We quantified prevalence of, and identified factors associated with, procedure‐related distress in men having prostate biopsies in routine clinical practice. MethodsMen who had undergone prostate biopsy for follow‐up of a raised prostate specific antigen test result and/or abnormal digital rectal examination in six centres in Ireland completed questionnaires. Biopsy‐related psychological distress was measured using the Im...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda Sharp, Eileen Morgan, Frances J. Drummond, Anna Gavin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Profiling sedentary behavior in breast cancer survivors: Links with depression symptoms during the early survivorship period
ConclusionsThe importance of understanding multiple dimensions of SED among BCS was highlighted. Reducing SED during the early survivorship period may alleviate depression symptoms. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jason Lacombe, Guy Faulkner, Jennifer Jones, Linda Trinh, Catherine Sabiston Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patients with established cancer cachexia lack the motivation and self ‐efficacy to undertake regular structured exercise
ConclusionsFrequently employed higher intensity, group exercise models do not address the motivational and behavioural concerns of cachectic cancer patients in this study. Developing exercise interventions which match perceived abilities and skills are required to address challenges of self‐efficacy and perceived control identified. Greater engagement of health professionals with this group is required to explore potential benefits of exercise. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Wasley, Nichola Gale, Sioned Roberts, Karianne Backx, Annmarie Nelson, Robert Deursen, Anthony Byrne Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Comparison of Fatigue, Depression, and Anxiety as Factors Affecting Posttreatment Health ‐Related Quality of Life in Lung Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsRelative to depression and anxiety, fatigue exerted a stronger effect on lung cancer survivors’ HRQoL. Health professionals should consider the reduction of fatigue a priority in improving cancer patients’ HRQoL following the completion of cancer treatment. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ju Youn Jung, Jong Mok Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo, Young Ho Yun Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Exploring the screening capacity of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory – Short Form for clinical levels of fear of cancer recurrence
ConclusionsEstablishing clinical cut‐offs on FCR screening measures is crucial to tailoring individual care and conducting rigorous research. Our results suggest using a higher cut‐off on the FCRI‐SF than previously reported to identify clinically significant FCR. Continued evaluation and validation of the FCRI‐SF cut‐off is required across diverse cancer populations. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanna E. Fardell, Georden Jones, Allan Ben Smith, Sophie Lebel, Belinda Thewes, Daniel Costa, Kerry Tiller, S ébastien Simard, Andrea Feldstain, Sara Beattie, Megan McCallum, , Phyllis Butow Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Perceived employer ‐related barriers and facilitators for work participation of cancer survivors: a systematic review of employers’ and survivors’ perspectives
ConclusionsThis review identified a plurality of and a large variety in perceived employer‐related barriers and facilitators for work participation of cancer survivors, which can be understood to be related to both employers’ willingness and ability to support. There is a need for interventions targeting employers, with the aim of enhancing the sustainable work participation of cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M.A. Greidanus, A.G.E.M. Boer, A.E. Rijk, C.M. Tiedtke, B. Dierckx de Casterl é, M.H.W. Frings‐Dresen, S.J. Tamminga Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Prevalence and Initial Prescription of Psychotropics in Patients with Common Cancers in Japan, based on a Nationwide Health Insurance Claims Database
Abstract ObjectiveTo investigate the prevalence of psychotropic medication use and identify factors affecting the prescription of psychotropics among patients newly diagnosed with any of eight common types of cancer. MethodsThis retrospective descriptive study examined data for patients newly diagnosed with breast, colorectal, liver, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, or stomach cancer between July 2009 and May 2014. The data were derived from a nationwide health claims database. The proportion of initial prescriptions for all oral psychotropics within 13 months of cancer diagnosis was analyzed by cancer type; the odds r...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Izumi Sato, Hideki Onishi, Shuhei Yamada, Koji Kawakami Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The relationship between coping style and psychological distress in people with head and neck cancer: a systematic review
ConclusionsSeveral studies observed a significant relationship between coping styles aimed at disengaging and distancing from cancer and increased psychological distress. To understand directionality of these associations and further develop an understanding of temporal features of the relationship between coping styles and distress, longitudinal designs could be used in future research. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nicolle Morris, Nima Moghaddam, Anna Tickle, Sanchia Biswas Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a group intervention to facilitate posttraumatic growth among women with breast cancer
ConclusionsParticipation in the intervention group increased PTG and the two main components of PTG model, challenge to core beliefs and rumination. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catarina Ramos, Pedro Alexandre Costa, T ânia Rudnicki, Ana Lúcia Marôco, Isabel Leal, Raquel Guimarães, José Luís Fougo, Richard G. Tedeschi Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of conflict in the families of patients with advanced cancer: A nationwide survey of bereaved family members
ConclusionsMany families of patients with advanced cancer experienced conflict during end‐of‐life care. Family members asserting control over decision‐making and communication constraints among family members after diagnosis of cancer can predict the occurrence of family conflict. Absent family members “coming out of the woodwork” might reduce family conflict in particular cultures. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jun Hamano, Tatsuya Morita, Masanori Mori, Naoko Igarashi, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Patient Oncofertility Support Needs in Reproductive Cancer Patients aged 14 to 45 years of age
ConclusionsPatients desire for clinicians to support their concerns through the provision of adequate information, access to oncofertility services, taking time to discuss oncofertility treatment and concerns, specialised psychological support and responsiveness to individual needs. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Logan, J. Perz, J.M. Ussher, M. Peate, A. Anazodo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Men's Information ‐Seeking Behaviour Regarding Cancer Risk and Screening: A Meta‐Narrative Systematic Review
ConclusionsMen's information‐seeking behaviour regarding cancer risk reduction, prevention, and screening is influenced by several factors. This necessitates targeted interventions aimed at raising awareness of cancer prevention and screening, whilst accounting for men's informational needs, preferred learning strategies, and literacy levels. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mohamad M. Saab, Mary Reidy, Josephine Hegarty, Mairin O'Mahony, Mike Murphy, Christian Von Wagner, Frances J. Drummond Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Validation of the Modified Chinese Cancer Survivor's Unmet Needs (CaSUN ‐C) for Women with Breast Cancer
ConclusionThe CaSUN‐C demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity for assessing unmet needs among breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. Using this simple assessment to target the individual needs of these survivors can help healthcare professionals provide personalized care efficiently. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Su ‐Ying Fang, Hsiu‐Rong Cheng, Chung‐Ying Lin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A revised model for coping with advanced cancer. Mapping concepts from a longitudinal qualitative study of patients and carers coping with advanced cancer onto Folkman and Greer's theoretical model of appraisal and coping
ConclusionsThe Folkman and Greer theoretical model is helpful in deconstructing the discrete ‘problem‐focused' or ‘emotion‐focused' coping mechanisms participants describe but its formulation as a linear process with a single, positive, outcome is insufficiently flexible to capture the evolution of coping for people with advanced cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane Roberts, Lynn Calman, Paul Large, Lynda Appleton, Gunn Grande, Mari Lloyd ‐Williams, Catherine Walshe Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Limitations in the inverse association between Psychological Resilience and depression in prostate cancer patients experiencing chronic physiological stress.
ConclusionsThese results suggest that there are particular aspects of PR that are most strongly related to depression, but that PR's inverse association with depression may be absent in participants with extreme chronic physiological stress. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christopher F. Sharpley, David R.H. Christie, Vicki Bitsika, Linda L. Agnew, Nicholas M. Andronicos, Mary E. McMillan, Timothy M. Richards Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Reduction in Social Activities Mediates the Relationship between Diarrhea and Distress in Rectal/Anal Cancer Survivors
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine Benedict, Katherine DuHamel, Christian J. Nelson Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Understanding how Coping Strategies and Quality of Life maintain Hope in Patients deliberating Phase ‐I Trial Participation
This study aimed to understand how hope and motivation of patients considering phase‐I trial participation are affected by psychological factors such as coping strategies and locus of control (LoC), and general well‐being as measured by the quality of life (QoL). MethodsAn exploratory cross‐sectional study was performed in patients with incurable cancer (N=135) referred to our phase‐I unit for the first time. Patients were potentially eligible for phase‐I trial participation and participated in our study while deliberating phase‐I trial participation. We used questionnaires on hope, motivation to participate, c...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane A. Biessen, Peer G. Helm, Dennis Klein, Simone Burg, Ron H. Mathijssen, Martijn P. Lolkema, Maja J. Jonge Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Traumatic stress in patients with acute leukemia: A prospective cohort study
ConclusionsSymptoms of ASD are common and often persist or recur following diagnosis or relapse of AL. Research is urgently needed to determine the impact of interventions to prevent and treat psychological distress in this population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gary Rodin, Amy Deckert, Eryn Tong, Lisa W. Le, Anne Rydall, Aaron Schimmer, Charles R. Marmar, Chris Lo, Camilla Zimmermann Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

eHealth and mHealth Interventions in the Treatment of Fatigued Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta ‐Analysis
Abstract ObjectivesTo (1) evaluate existing eHealth/mHealth interventions developed to help manage cancer‐related fatigue (CRF); and (2) summarize the best available evidence on their effectiveness. MethodsA comprehensive literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library up to November 2016 was conducted. Study outcomes were extracted, tabulated and summarized. Random effects meta‐analyses were conducted for the primary outcome (fatigue), and the secondary outcomes quality of life and depression, yielding pooled effect sizes (r) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). ResultsFor eHealth interventions, ou...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annina Seiler, Vanessa Klaas, Gerhard Tr öster, Christopher P. Fagundes Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Feasibility of the Mobile Mindfulness ‐Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (mMBSR(BC)) Program for Symptom Improvement among Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract ObjectiveThe purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of delivering the mobile Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program using an iPad and to evaluate its impact on symptom improvement. MethodsA single group, pre‐posttest design was implemented among female stages 0‐III breast cancer survivors (BCS) who completed treatment. Data were collected at baseline and week 6 on measures of psychological and physical symptoms and quality of life. The mMBSR(BC) program is a standardized, stress‐reducing intervention that combines sitting and walking meditation, body scan ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cecile A. Lengacher, Richard R. Reich, Sophia Ramesar, Carissa B. Alinat, Manolete Moscoso, Lakeshia Cousin, Victoria R. Marino, Maya N. Elias, Carly L. Paterson, Carmen S. Rodriguez, Hsiao ‐Lan Wang, Kevin E. Kip, Hongdao Meng, Jong Y. Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of stepped psycho ‐oncological care on referral to psychosocial services and emotional well‐being in cancer patients: A cluster‐randomised phase III trial
We examined whether stepped psycho‐oncological care improves referral to consultation‐liaison (CL) services and improves well‐being. MethodsIn a cluster‐randomised trial, wards were randomly allocated to stepped vs. standard care. Stepped care comprised screening for distress, consultation between doctor and patient about the patient's need for CL services, and provision of CL service. Primary outcomes were referral to psychosocial services and emotional well‐being half a year after baseline, measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. A secondary endpoint was uptake of outpatient health care. Analys...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Susanne Singer, Helge Danker, Julia Roick, Jens Einenkel, Susanne Briest, Henning Spieker, Andreas Dietz, Isabell Hoffmann, Kirsten Papsdorf, J ürgen Meixensberger, Joachim Mössner, Franziska Schiefke, Anja Dietel, Hubert Wirtz, Dietger Niederwieser, Th Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Changes in spiritual well ‐being and psychological outcomes in ovarian cancer survivors
This study examines spiritual growth as a domain of posttraumatic growth and its contribution to longitudinal emotional outcomes in ovarian cancer. MethodsOvarian cancer patients (N=241) completed measures assessing spirituality (FACIT‐SP‐12; subscales: faith, meaning, and peace), depression (CESD), cancer‐specific anxiety (IES), and total mood disturbance (TMD: POMS) prior to surgery and one‐year post‐surgery. Stressful life events in the year after diagnosis were measured at one‐year post‐surgery. Regressions examined the association between changes in spirituality and depression, anxiety, and TMD at one‐...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren Z. Davis, Michaela Cuneo, Premal H. Thaker, Michael J. Goodheart, David Bender, Susan Lutgendorf Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologists ’, Nurses’ and Social Workers’ Strategies and Barriers to Identifying Suicide Risk in Cancer Patients
ConclusionsHCPs reports of their lack of training and awareness on identifying suicide risk is alarming given the higher risk of suicide among cancer patients. Training programs should incorporate the successful strategies used by HCPs and overcome barriers to identifying suicide risk. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Merav Ben ‐David, Shahar Shapira, Samuel Ariad Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experience and psychological impact of anal cancer screening in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: a qualitative study
ConclusionAnal cancer screening should be accompanied by health education around anal cancer, its aetiology and the meaning of associated test results. Simple and effective communication strategies should be encouraged. Collaboration with general practitioners could assist the process of education and reporting test results. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Russo, K. McCaffery, J. Ellard, M. Poynten, G. Prestage, D.J. Templeton, R. Hillman, C. Law, A.E. Grulich, 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, abdominal bloatedness, weight gain, constipation, hot flashes, and pelvic pain. Approximately one quarter patients reported feeling less physically attractive...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene Teo, Yin Bun Cheung, Timothy Yong Kuei Lim, Rama Padmavathi Namuduri, Victoria Long, Komal Tewani Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Validation of the factor structure of the Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire in men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1061-1064, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1061-1064, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Validation of the Factor Structure of the Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire in men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kirstyn Laurie, Melissa K. Hyde, Stephen J. Lepore, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Examining the role of attachment styles and self ‐control in suicide ideation and death anxiety for patients receiving chemotherapy in Iran
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1057-1060, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1057-1060, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patients ’ and family caregivers’ understanding of the cancer stage, treatment goal, and chance of cure: a study with patient‐caregiver‐physician triad.
ConclusionThe discordance revealed our study suggests the need for better communication between physician and patients, as well as the caregivers. Research is needed to develop a comprehensive strategy to improve the understanding of the patients and family so that treatment decisions are made based on realistic estimation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dong Wook Shin, Juhee Cho, So Young Kim, Hyung Kook Yang, Keeho Park, Sun ‐Seog Kweon, Dai Ha Koh, Hae‐Sung Nam, Jong‐Hyock Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

2016 President's Plenary International Psycho ‐Oncology Society: Challenges and Opportunities for Growing and Developing Psychosocial Oncology Programmes Worldwide
Abstract Consistent with the International Psycho‐Oncology Society's (IPOS) vision and goals, we are committed to improving quality cancer care and cancer policies through psychosocial care globally. As part of IPOS's mission, upon entering “Official Relations” for a second term with the World Health Organisation (WHO), IPOS has dedicated much attention to reaching out to countries, which lack formalized psychosocial care programs. One of IPOS's strategies to accomplish this goal has been to bring psycho‐oncology training programs to low and middle income countries and regions. To this end, the IPOS Board a...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luzia Travado, Barry D. Bultz, Andreas Ullrich, Chioma C. Asuzu, Jane Turner, Luigi Grassi, Paul Jacobsen Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Rates and Predictors of Psychotherapy Utilization after Psychosocial Evaluation for Stem Cell Transplant
This study aimed to examine the proportion of patients undergoing pre‐HSCT evaluations who subsequently utilize psychotherapy services and to explore predictive factors, including distress, anxiety, depression and quality of life (QoL). MethodsParticipants were a cross‐sectional sample of 351 HSCT candidates at a NCI‐designated comprehensive cancer center. Questionnaires assessing distress, anxiety, depression and quality of life (QoL) were administered using validated instruments. ResultsA subset of patients, representing 14% of the sample, utilized psychotherapy services. Relative to patients who did not utilize ps...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Valentina Penalba, Yasmin Asvat, Teresa L. Deshields, Jessica R. Vanderlan, Nyadow Chol 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 - June 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Davies, Peter Salmon, Bridget Young Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predictive factors of depressive symptoms of elderly patients with cancer: A critical comment
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vaitsa Giannouli Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Peer Led Multimodal Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer to Increase Exercise Participation
ConclusionsPeer‐led intervention was effective in increasing patients’ resistance exercise participation in the short‐to‐medium term and in the number of men achieving sufficient activity levels in the short‐term; however, this was not accompanied by overall improvements in QoL or psychological distress. Methods to increase effectiveness and maintain long‐term adherence require further investigation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel A. Galv ão, Robert U. Newton, Afaf Girgis, Stephen J. Lepore, Anna Stiller, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Robert A. Gardiner, Dennis R. Taaffe, Stefano Occhipinti, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Body image mediates the effect of cancer ‐related stigmatization on depression: a new target for intervention
Abstract ObjectiveSince cancer‐related stigmatization is prevalent but difficult to change, research on its impact on psychological burden and intervening variables is needed. Therefore, we investigated the effect of stigmatization on depressive symptomatology and whether body image mediates this relationship. MethodsThis bi‐centric study assessed patients of four major tumor entities. We measured stigmatization (SIS‐D), depressive symptomatology (PHQ‐9) and body image (FKB‐20). Applying multiple mediator analyses, we calculated the total effect of stigmatization on depressive symptomatology and the indirect effe...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Peter Esser, Anja Mehnert, Christoffer Johansen, Beate Hornemann, Andreas Dietz, Jochen Ernst Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Does Age Matter? Comparing Post ‐Treatment Psychosocial Outcomes in Young Adult and Older Adult Cancer Survivors with their Cancer‐Free Peers
ConclusionsAYA cancer survivors experience a significantly higher risk of psychosocial distress than both their cancer‐free peers and Older Adult survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michael Lang, Janine Giese ‐Davis, Scott Patten, David J.T. Campbell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

SSRIs Associated with Decreased Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Population ‐based Case‐control Study
Abstract BackgroundHepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cancer‐related cause of mortality worldwide. Antidepressants, especially selective serotonin re‐uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are commonly used worldwide. Available evidence investigating the association between SSRIs use and HCC risk is limited. Objectivehe present study aimed to investigate if the effect of all kinds of SSRIs on HCC was the same or not using population‐based study. MethodsThe nationwide population‐based study herein using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database included a total of 59,859 cases with HCC and 285,124 m...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hsiang ‐Lin Chan, Wei‐Che Chiu, Vincent Chin‐Hung Chen, Kuo‐You Huang, Tsu‐Nai Wang, Yena Lee, Roger S. McIntyre, Tsai‐Ching Hsu, Charles Tzu‐Chi Lee, Bor‐Show Tzang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Having Had Cancer: A Mixed ‐methods Analysis of Responses from the American Cancer Society Survivors of Cancer‐II Studies
ConclusionsNo differences in perceived positive aspects across survivor cohorts suggests that positive aspects of cancer may exist long after diagnosis for many survivors. However, variation across socio‐demographics and clinical variables suggests cancer survivors differentially experience positive aspects from their cancer diagnosis. Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThis analysis provides new information about cancer survivors' perceptions of positive aspects from their cancer and factors associated with benefit finding and personal growth. This information can be useful in further refining quality‐of‐life measures...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gail Adorno, Ellen Lopez, Mary Ann Burg, Victoria Loerzel, Michael Killian, Amy B. Dailey, Joanne D. Iennaco, Cara Wallace, Dinghy Kristine B. Sharma, Kevin Stein Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer ‐Related Disease Factors and Smoking Cessation Treatment: Analysis of an Ongoing Clinical Trial
ConclusionsCancer‐related disease factors did not predict cancer survivors’ engagement or success in smoking cessation treatment. Findings support National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice guidelines that recommend smoking cessation treatment for all smokers with cancer, regardless of time since diagnosis. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Allison J. Carroll, Anna K. Veluz ‐Wilkins, Sonja Blazekovic, Ravi Kalhan, Frank T. Leone, E. Paul Wileyto, Robert A. Schnoll, Brian Hitsman Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Verbal communication of families with cancer patients at end of life: A questionnaire survey with bereaved family members
ConclusionsFor both families and patients, verbalizing feelings was difficult. Our results showed that families’ and patients’ verbalizing and receiving of feelings must be aligned to understand their communication at the end‐of‐life in Japan. Future research is needed to verify how attitude helps promote or inhibit verbalization. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kazuhiro Nakazato, Mariko Shiozaki, Kei Hirai, Tatsuya Morita, Ryuhei Tatara, Kaori Ichihara, Shinichi Sato, Megumi Simizu, Satoru Tuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyasita Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Kind of blue ‐ a systematic review and meta‐analysis of music interventions in cancer treatment
ConclusionsMusic may be a tool in reducing anxiety, pain and improving mood among cancer patients in active treatment. However, methodological limitations in the studies carried out so far prevent firm conclusions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margrethe Langer Bro, Kira Vibe Jespersen, Julie Bolvig Hansen, Peter Vuust, Niels Abildgaard, Jeppe Gram, Christoffer Johansen Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

An investigation of support services available by Internet searching to families impacted by a parent's cancer
ConclusionSupport services for families affected by a parent's cancer is relatively difficult to find through web searches. Ambiguity around staff qualifications or evidence‐base of support may hinder layperson engagement. Services offering face‐to‐face support were often founded by those directly affected by cancer; conversely, services founded by persons with assumable expertise (health organisation and university staff) were limited to online support. Such findings highlight a possible discrepancy in consumer and provider priorities, and have implications for current understandings of psychosocial support needs an...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ms Julia Morris, Jeneva Ohan, Angelita Martini Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sexual life after mastectomy in breast cancer survivors: a qualitative study
ConclusionIt was found that in Iranian society, due to cultural context, some taboos and patriarchal structure, the patients are placed under added pressure following mastectomy. As a consequence, they suffer emotional problems, in addition to physical complications of the disease and its treatments. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nasrin Fouladi, Farhad Pourfarzi, Negin Dolattorkpour, Sara Alimohammadi, Elham Mehrara Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Decision making processes among men with low ‐risk prostate cancer: a survey study
ConclusionSubjects were actively engaged in decision making and considered a range of treatments. However, we found knowledge gaps about treatment complications among those preferring AT and slightly more decisional uncertainty among those preferring AS suggesting the need for early decision support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Richard M. Hoffman, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Kimberly M. Davis, Tania Lobo, George Luta, Jun Shan, David Aaronson, David F. Penson, Amethyst D. Leimpeter, Kathryn Taylor Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Examining the role of attachment styles and self ‐control in suicide ideation and death anxiety for patients receiving chemotherapy in Iran
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ahmad Valikhani, Mehdi Reza Sarafraz, Pooneh Moghimi Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research