Psychological distress and cognitive coping in pregnant women diagnosed with cancer and their partners
Abstract ObjectiveA cancer diagnosis during pregnancy may be considered as an emotional challenge for pregnant women and their partners. We aimed to identify women and partners at risk for high levels of distress based on their coping profile. MethodsSixty‐one pregnant women diagnosed with cancer and their partners filled out the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) and the newly constructed Cancer and Pregnancy Questionnaire (CPQ). K‐means cluster analysis was performed on the CERQ‐scales. Scores on the CPQ were compared between the women and their partners and between the CERQ‐clusters. ResultsCompar...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tineke Vandenbroucke, Sileny N. Han, Kristel Van Calsteren, Tom F. Wilderjans, Bea R. H. Van den Bergh, Laurence Claes, Fr édéric Amant Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of social support, family identification, and family constraints in predicting post ‐traumatic stress after cancer
ConclusionsNumerous studies demonstrate a link between social support and post‐traumatic stress. However, experiences within the family may be more important in predicting post‐traumatic stress after cancer. Furthermore, a sense of belonging to and commonality with the family may reduce the extent to which cancer survivors experience constraints on conversations about cancer; this may, in turn, reduce post‐traumatic stress. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Samantha Swartzman, Fabio Sani, Alastair J. Munro Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Perceived impact of cancer among adolescents and young adults: relationship with health ‐related quality of life and distress
ConclusionResults suggest that mental HRQoL and psychological distress, but not physical HRQoL, are a function of survivors’ perceptions of how cancer has affected them and continues to affect them in both positive and negative ways. Findings suggest that opportunities for AYA cancer survivors to re‐frame or better understand the context of cancer in their lives may result in improved mental health outcomes. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: O. Husson, B. Zebrack Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors associated with posttraumatic growth among parents of children with cancer
ConclusionsParents’ PTG was associated with children's clinical characteristics, parents’ sex, and parents’ anxiety levels. When dealing with PTG, the parents’ psychological characteristics and children's clinical characteristics should be considered. Particularly for parents with high trait anxiety, it is important to reduce anxiety first before addressing PTG. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nao Nakayama, Naoko Mori, Sae Ishimaru, Wataru Ohyama, Yuki Yuza, Takashi Kaneko, Eiichiro Kanda, Eisuke Matsushima Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Anxiety and serum catecholamines as predictors of survival and recurrence in hepatocellular carcinoma
This study investigated the influence of anxiety and serum catecholamines (CAs) on the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MethodWe enrolled 110 HCC patients who underwent tumor resection at the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, China, in this long‐term investigation between 2005 and 2009. We evaluated anxiety using the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA) and analyzed CAs levels using an ELISA kit. We then assessed the association of each of them with overall survival (OS) and time to recurrence (TTR), as well as with other clinical variables. ResultsThe HAMA scores significantly correlated with metast...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jinxia Liu, Guijuan Zong, Chengliang Zhang, Chunsun Li, Xudong Chen, Yixin Zhang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Incidence of depression and anxiety among women newly diagnosed with breast or genital organ cancer in Germany
ConclusionsWomen diagnosed with BC were at a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety than women with GOC. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louis Jacob, Matthias Kalder, Karel Kostev Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Is there a relationship between objectively measured cognitive changes in patients with solid tumours undergoing chemotherapy treatment and their health related quality of life outcomes? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
ConclusionsThis review suggests that in patients with solid tumours, where there is a relationship between chemotherapy treatment and cognitive impairment, the type and level of cognitive decline does not consistently appear to have an impact on such patients’ HRQoL. This could be partly explained by variations in study design, measures used, definitions of cognitive impairment, varying measurement time frames, small sample sizes and differences in disease severity and type of treatment regimes. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marie ‐Rose Dwek, Lorna Rixon, Catherine Hurt, Alice Simon, Stanton Newman Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Depression Treatment and Healthcare Expenditures among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries with Newly ‐diagnosed Depression and Incident Breast, Colorectal or Prostate Cancer
ConclusionsAmong cancer survivors with newly‐diagnosed depression, depression treatment did not have a significant effect on expenditures in the long‐term. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Monira Alwhaibi, Usha Sambamoorthi, Suresh Madhavan, James T. Walkup Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors
Abstract BackgroundDog ownership has been associated with higher rates of physical activity (PA) in several populations but no study to date has focused on cancer survivors. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between dog ownership and PA among cancer survivors; and to examine correlates of dog ownership. MethodsA stratified random sample of 2062 breast (BCS), prostate (PCS), and colorectal cancer survivors (CRCS) was mailed a questionnaire assessing PA, social‐cognitive, dog ownership, demographic, and medical variables. ResultsOverall, 25% of the sample were dog owners (DOs). There were no signifi...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cynthia C. Forbes, Chris M. Blanchard, W. Kerry Mummery, Kerry S. Courneya Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Group therapy processes and treatment outcomes in two couple ‐focused group interventions for breast cancer patients
ConclusionFostering a positive group environment bolsters treatment efficacy for women with early stage breast cancer and their partners attending couple‐focused groups. Facilitating the leader‐member alliance bolsters treatment efficacy. Improving engagement with one member of a couple impacts the other member. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon L. Manne, Deborah Kashy, Scott D. Siegel, Carolyn J. Heckman Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Therapy Processes, Progress, and Outcomes for Two Therapies for Gynecological Cancer Patients
ConclusionsFor two types of treatment delivered to women diagnosed with gynecological cancer, patient‐rated session progress and depressive symptoms rated over therapy sessions may serve as a yardstick that can be useful to therapists to gauge patient's response to treatment. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon L. Manne, Shannon Myers ‐Virtue, Deborah A. Kashy, Melissa Ozga, David Kissane, Carolyn Heckman, Mark Morgan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Avoidant conversations about death by clinicians ’ causes delays in reporting of neutropenic sepsis: grounded theory study.
ConclusionsFindings have implications for health risk communication and development of holistic service models. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine Oakley, Cath Taylor, Emma Ream, Alison Metcalfe Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of a Health Education and Telephone Counseling Program on Patients with a Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsA health education and telephone counseling program can improve knowledge about colorectal cancer, and the psychological impact in patients with positive colorectal cancer screening. The health education and telephone counseling program is an easy, simple, and convenience method of improving knowledge, attitudes, and psychological distress in patients with positive colorectal cancer screening, and this program can be expanded to other types of cancer screening. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hui ‐Chuan Chiu, Hsin‐Yuan Hung, Hsiu‐Chen Lin, Shu‐Ching Chen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Positive Affect Skills Intervention (LILAC) for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
ConclusionsThe LILAC intervention, regardless of delivery method, shows feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy for promoting psychological well‐being in women with metastatic breast cancer. This research provides support for a larger randomized trial to test more definitively the potential benefits of LILAC. A strength of the LILAC intervention includes its innovative focus on positive affect. The efficacy of the online delivery suggests the potential for widespread internet dissemination. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elaine O. Cheung, Michael A. Cohn, Laura B. Dunn, Michelle E. Melisko, Stefana Morgan, Frank J. Penedo, John M. Salsman, Dianne M. Shumay, Judith T. Moskowitz Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

\Communication about Melanoma and Risk Reduction after Melanoma Diagnosis
Conclusions: Encouraging melanoma patients to have a more active role in discussions concerning melanoma risk and screening with relatives and physicians alike may be a useful strategy to promote two key risk‐reduction practices post melanoma diagnosis and treatment. Future research is needed to identify additional strategies to improve comprehensive risk reduction in long‐term melanoma patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vivian M. Rodr íguez, Marianne Berwick, Jennifer L. Hay Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Active Surveillance for Favourable ‐Risk Prostate Cancer: Is there a Greater Psychological Impact than Previously Thought? A Systematic, Mixed Studies Literature Review.
ConclusionsDue to methodological concerns, many quantitative studies may not provide a true account of the burden of AS. Further mixed‐methods studies are necessary to address the limitations highlighted and to provide clarity on the impact of AS. Practitioners should be aware that despite findings of previous reviews, patients may require additional emotional support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eimear Ruane ‐McAteer, Sam Porter, Joe M. O'Sullivan, Olinda Santin, Gillian Prue Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association between change in employment participation and quality of life in middle ‐aged colorectal cancer survivors compared with general population controls
ConclusionsA diagnosis of colorectal cancer often impairs the ability of a person to maintain work. The impairments are predominantly physical and functional. Interventions to assist with occupational rehabilitation should be trialed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vanessa L. Beesley, Jeff K. Vallance, Gabor Mihala, Brigid M. Lynch, Louisa G. Gordon Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologists' communication about end of life: the relationship among secondary traumatic stress, compassion satisfaction, and approach and avoidance communication
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that there is an association between emotional factors and approach communication. The findings have clinical implications in designing effective communication skills training. Further research and training should take secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction into consideration to be able to ensure that terminal patients and their families receive the best quality EOL care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Michal Cohen, Merav Ben ‐David, Samuel Ariad Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A multicenter study on the validation of the Burnout Battery: a new visual analog scale to screen job burnout in oncology professionals
ConclusionChinese oncology professionals exhibit high levels of burnout. The Burnout Battery appears to be a simple and useful tool for screening burnout. Working long hours and perceiving clinical work as the most stressful part of the job were the main factors associated with burnout. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yao ‐tiao Deng, Jie Liu, Jie Zhang, Bo‐yan Huang, Ting‐wu Yi, Yu‐qing Wang, Bo Zheng, Di Luo, Pei‐xin Du, Yu Jiang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Towards understanding problems in the parent –practitioner relationship when a child has cancer: meta‐synthesis of the qualitative literature
ConclusionsThe current literature gives little attention to how interpersonal problems with practitioners may reflect the emotional needs of parents. Understanding these problems as an expression of the distress and fear parents experienced because of their child's condition may offer new ways of helping parents. Future research needs to address the limitations of previous studies, including ensuring that the study design and analysis allow contextual factors and intrapersonal factors to be explored, and that researchers are open to their perspectives being altered by their data. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Davies, Bridget Young, Peter Salmon Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

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A qualitative insight into self ‐management experience among Chinese breast cancer survivors
This study aimed to reveal Chinese breast cancer survivors' views and experiences of self‐management in extended survivorship. MethodsArchived interview transcripts from 19 breast cancer survivors (
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Huilin Cheng, Janet W.H. Sit, Karis K.F. Cheng Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Development and validation of a self ‐efficacy scale for postoperative rehabilitation management of lung cancer patients.
Abstract ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to develop a Self‐Efficacy Scale for Rehabilitation Management designed specifically for postoperative lung cancer patients (SESPRM‐LC), and to evaluate its psychometric properties. Patients and methodsBased on the concept of self‐management of chronic disease, items were developed from literature review and semi‐structured interviews of 10 lung cancer patients and screened by expert consultation and pilot testing. Psychometric evaluation was done with 448 postoperative lung cancer patients recruited from five tertiary hospitals in Fuzhou, China, by incorporating clas...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fei ‐Fei Huang, Qing Yang, Xuan Ye Han, Jing‐Ping Zhang, Ting Lin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A descriptive survey of cancer helplines in the UK: who they are, the services offered and accessibility of those services
ConclusionWhile cancer helplines in the UK offer reasonably broad coverage across the country, there are still potential barriers to accessibility. There are also opportunities to optimise the training of staff/volunteers across the sector. There are further prospects for helplines to enhance services and sustain appropriate and realistic quality standards. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geraldine M. Leydon, Beth Stuart, Lisa Danquah, Katie Ekberg, Lucy Brindle, Sue Latter, Clare Moynihan, Peter Salmon, Sonia Howe, Elizabeth Stokoe, Paul Little Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Improving anxiety regulation in patients with breast cancer at the beginning of the survivorship period: A randomized clinical trial comparing the benefits of single ‐component and multi‐component group interventions
ConclusionsThis study shows that a MGI combining support with cognitive‐behavioral techniques and hypnosis is more effective than a SGI based only on support in improving anxiety regulation in patients with breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Isabelle Merckaert, Florence Lewis, France Delevallez, Sophie Herman, Marie Caillier, Nicole Delvaux, Yves Libert, Aurore Li énard, Jean‐Marie Nogaret, David Ogez, Pierre Scalliet, Jean‐Louis Slachmuylder, Paul Van Houtte, Darius Razavi Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer ‐and‐treatment‐specific distress and its impact on post‐traumatic stress in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
ConclusionsOur data provide first evidence regarding the course of six dimensions of CTXD during HSCT and their impact on PTSD symptomatology. Specifically, results emphasize the major burden of uncertainty pre‐HSCT and the impact of uncertainty and concerns regarding appearance and sexuality on PTSD symptomatology. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katharina Kuba, Peter Esser, Angela Scherwath, Lena Schirmer, Frank Schulz ‐Kindermann, Andreas Dinkel, Friedrich Balck, Uwe Koch, Nicolaus Kröger, Heide Götze, Anja Mehnert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A multicenter study on the validation of the Burnout Battery: A new visual analogue scale to screen job burnout in oncology professionals
ConclusionChinese oncology professionals exhibit high levels of burnout. The Burnout Battery appears to be a simple and useful tool for screening burnout. Working long hours and perceiving clinical work as the most stressful part of the job were the main factors associated with burnout. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yao ‐tiao Deng, Jie Liu, Jie Zhang, Bo‐yan Huang, Ting‐wu Yi, Yu‐qing Wang, Bo Zheng, Di Luo, Pei‐xin Du, Yu Jiang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Tackling inequalities in cancer care and outcomes: psychosocial mechanisms and targets for change
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Ashley, Iain Lawrie Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Factors associated with oncology patients' involvement in shared decision making during chemotherapy
ConclusionsOncology patients' preferences for involvement in treatment decision making are associated with demographic characteristics as well as with symptoms and psychological adjustment characteristics, such as coping style and personality. These results reaffirm the complexities of predicting patients' preferences for involvement in decision making. Further study is needed to determine if role or coping style may be influenced by interventions designed to teach adaptive coping skills. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alexis Colley, Jodi Halpern, Steven Paul, Guy Micco, Maureen Lahiff, Fay Wright, Jon D. Levine, Judy Mastick, Marilyn J. Hammer, Christine Miaskowski, Laura B. Dunn Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Examining the relationship between multiple primary cancers and psychological distress: a review of current literature
ConclusionThere is a substantial lack of evidence focused on psychological distress among the growing MPC survivor population. ES noted in the five studies reflect small but potentially significant increases in psychological distress in survivors of MPC, compared to survivors of a single cancer. Clinicians should be aware of this at‐risk population when screening for distress in cancer survivors. Suggestions for future research are provided. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah M. Belcher, Emilie A. Hausmann, Susan M. Cohen, Heidi S. Donovan, Elizabeth A. Schlenk Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Structural equation modeling of the relationship between posttraumatic growth and psychosocial factors in women with breast cancer
ConclusionThis study indicated the role of coping strategies and social support in enhancing PTG in Japanese women with BC. Furthermore, perceived social support, a positive approach coping style, and PTG may reduce depressive symptoms. Our results suggest that healthcare professionals should consider whether patients receive enough support from others, and whether the patients are using the appropriate coping style to adapt to stressors associated with the diagnosis and treatment of BC. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Makiko Tomita, Miyako Takahashi, Nobumi Tagaya, Miyako Kakuta, Ichiro Kai, Takashi Muto Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Emotion Regulation and Emotional Distress: The Mediating Role of Hope on Reappraisal and Anxiety/Depression in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Conclusion. The study findings suggest that hope mediated the association between reappraisal and anxiety/depression outcomes. Moreover, the high prevalence of anxiety and depression implies a need for healthcare providers to attend to the psycho‐emotional needs of newly diagnosed cancer patients. Keywords: hope, emotion regulation, cancer, oncology, anxiety, depression (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chao Xu Peh, Jianlin Liu, George D. Bishop, Hui Yu Chan, Shi Min Chua, Ee Heok Kua, Rathi Mahendran Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Background factors associated with problem avoidance behavior in healthy partners of breast cancer patients
Abstract ObjectiveWe evaluated avoidance behaviors of healthy partners of breast cancer patients and sought to (1) describe men's perception of their own avoidance behavior and (2) identify the background factors associated with such behavior. MethodsAn internet‐based survey was conducted, and analysis was performed on the responses of 368 male spouses of female breast cancer patients. ResultsThirty to forty percent of spouses had some type of problem avoidance behavior toward their wives. There was a high correlation (r = 0.70, p 
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariko Shiozaki, Makiko Sanjo, Kei Hirai Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Japanese childhood cancer survivors' readiness for care as adults: a cross ‐sectional survey using the Transition Scales
Abstract BackgroundChildhood cancer survivors' (CCSs') readiness for adult care has not been evaluated in Japan. We conducted a survey to examine transition barriers and facilitators in CCSs and compared the results with those of CCSs in Canada. MethodsParticipants were selected from the Heart Link mutual‐aid health insurance membership directory and the Millefeuille Childhood Cancer Frontiers. We conducted a cross‐sectional survey (self‐report questionnaire) via mail, using the Transition Scales. ResultsIn total, 268 questionnaires were collected by January 2016 (response rate, 42.5%). After confirming the reliabili...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yasushi Ishida, Mari Tezuka, Mitsue Hayashi, Fumiko Inoue Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Facading in transcultural interactions: examples from pediatric cancer care in Sweden
ConclusionsThis grounded theory could help make health care professionals aware of different meanings of facading across cultures in health care. Also, awareness is needed of different views on emotional facading and facading‐sensitive issues to provide a congruent care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pernilla Pergert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Oncology Patients ’ Involvement in Shared Decision‐Making During Chemotherapy
ConclusionsOncology patients’ preferences for involvement in treatment decision‐making are associated with demographic characteristics as well as with symptoms and psychological adjustment characteristics, such as coping style and personality. These results reaffirm the complexities of predicting patients’ preferences for involvement in decision‐making. Further study is needed to determine if role or coping style may be influenced by interventions designed to teach adaptive coping skills. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alexis Colley, Jodi Halpern, Steven Paul, Guy Micco, Maureen Lahiff, Fay Wright, Jon D. Levine, Judy Mastick, Marilyn J. Hammer, Christine Miaskowski, Laura B. Dunn Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Symptom Experiences in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients: Relationships to Activity Engagement, Value ‐based Living, and Psychological Inflexibility
ConclusionsWomen with MBC show heterogeneity in their symptom profiles, and those with higher symptom burden are more likely to disengage from valued activities and avoid unwanted experiences (e.g., thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations). Findings are largely consistent with the ACT model and provide strong justification for testing ACT to address symptom interference in MBC patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine E. Mosher, Danielle B. Tometich, Adam Hirsh, Kevin L. Rand, Shelley A. Johns, Marianne S. Matthias, Samantha D. Outcalt, Jonathan Bricker, Bryan Schneider, Lida Mina, Anna Maria Storniolo, Erin Newton, Kathy Miller Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experiences of “openness” between mothers and daughters during breast cancer: implications for coping and healthy outcomes
Abstract ObjectiveMother‐daughter communication is central to how women adjust to breast cancer. They may be aided by models of healthy communication that illustrate both women's perspectives. Families establish normative communication patterns that inform how they cope. We used family communication patterns theory to examine correlations between openness/avoidance and health. We extended this by capturing mother‐daughter open/avoidant narratives to illustrate how these behaviors function in helpful (health‐promoting) and unhelpful ways. MethodsPhase 1 of this mixed‐method study involved 41 patients and 37 mothers/...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Carla L. Fisher, Bianca M. Wolf, Craig Fowler, Mollie Rose Canzona Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Towards understanding problems in the parent ‐practitioner relationship when a child has cancer: meta‐synthesis of the qualitative literature
ConclusionsThe current literature gives little attention to how interpersonal problems with practitioners may reflect the emotional needs of parents. Understanding these problems as an expression of the distress and fear parents experienced because of their child's condition may offer new ways of helping parents. Future research needs to address the limitations of previous studies, including ensuring that the study design and analysis allow contextual factors and intrapersonal factors to be explored, and that researchers are open to their perspectives being altered by their data. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Davies, Bridget Young, Peter Salmon Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Attitudes Toward Family Involvement in Cancer Treatment Decision Making: The Perspectives of Patients, Family Caregivers, and Their Oncologists
Abstract BackgroundTo investigate how cancer patients, family caregiver, and their treating oncologist view the risks and benefits of family involvement in cancer treatment decision making (TDM) or the degree to which these perceptions may differ. Patients and MethodsA nationwide, multicenter survey was conducted with 134 oncologists and 725 of their patients and accompanying caregivers. Participant answered to modified Control Preferences Scale and investigator‐developed questionnaire regarding family involvement in cancer TDM. ResultsMost participants (>90%) thought that family should be involved in cancer TDM. When...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dong Wook Shin, Juhee Cho, Debra L. Roter, So Young Kim, Hyung Kook Yang, Keeho Park, Hyung Jin Kim, Hee ‐Young Shin, Tae Gyun Kwon, Jong Hyock Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologist, patient, and companion questions during pretreatment consultations about adjuvant cancer treatment: a shared decision ‐making perspective
ConclusionsIt would be helpful to patients if oncologists more often assessed patients' existing knowledge to tailor their information provision. Also, patients could receive treatment recommendations that better fit their personal situation if oncologists collected information on patients' views about treatments. Moreover, by educating patients to ask about treatment alternatives, benefits, and harms, patients may gain a better understanding of the choice they have. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A.H. Pieterse, M. Kunneman, E.G. Engelhardt, N.J. Brouwer, J.R. Kroep, C.A.M. Marijnen, A.M. Stiggelbout, E.M.A. Smets Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Truth telling in Taiwanese cancer care: patients' and families' preferences and their experiences of doctors' practices
Abstract ObjectiveDespite the significant role played by cancer patients' families in medical decision‐making in Asian countries, inconsistencies have hitherto not been evaluated between patients' and families' preferences and doctors' actual practices with regard to cancer truth telling. MethodsFor this quantitative comparative study of cancer patients' and families' truth‐telling preferences and their experiences of doctors' practices, 532 patients, 551 family members, and 127 doctors (N = 1 210) were enrolled from five hospitals across Taiwan over 2 years. Truth telling was assessed using the Tai...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Woung ‐Ru Tang, Ji‐Hong Hong, Kun‐Ming Rau, Cheng‐Hsu Wang, Yeong‐Yuh Juang, Chien‐Hong Lai, Maiko Fujimori, Chun‐Kai Fang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predicting changes in quality of life and emotional distress in Chinese patients with lung, gastric, and colon ‐rectal cancer diagnoses: the role of psychological resilience
Abstract BackgroundPatients with cancer often experience considerable emotional distress, which decreases their quality of life (QOL). Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity; however, the relationships among QOL, resilience, and emotional distress in patients with cancer, especially Chinese patients with cancer, are under‐researched in the literature. MethodsQuality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 items, Zung Self‐Rating Anxiety Scale, and the Zung Self‐Rating Depression Scale were applied in this study. Univariate correlated analy...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Yun Fei Zhu, Zhen Zeng, Guang Yun Hu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psycho ‐oncology, a Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management Jimmie Holland Mitch Golant Donna Greenberg Mary Hughes Jon Levenson Matthew Loscalzo William Pirl (Editors). Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pages. $49.95. ISBN: 0199988730
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stewart B. Fleishman Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Oncologists ’ Communication About End of Life: The Relationship Among Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Satisfaction and Approach and Avoidance Communication
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that there is an association between emotional factors and approach communication. The findings have clinical implications in designing effective communication skills training. Further research and training should take secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction into consideration in order to ensure that terminal patients and their families receive the best quality EOL care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Michal Cohen, Merav Ben ‐David, Samuel Ariad Tags: PAPER Source Type: research