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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancer and cancer care by Debbie Wyatt & Nicholas Hulbert ‐Williams. Sage Publications. 2015. ISBN: 9781446256282. 640 pages. $65.00 US
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kate Jenkins Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

Comments on “Factitious disorder (Munchausen's syndrome) in oncology: Case report and literature review” by Baig and colleagues (2015)
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dan H. Nguyen, Tanisha Joshi, Cassidy Williams Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Developing a mind map –based life review program to improve psychological well‐being of cancer patients: a feasibility study
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ying Chen, Huimin Xiao, Xiaoyan Lin Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The construction of help during radiotherapy: re ‐defining informal care.
ConclusionsThe study provides the basis for a greater understanding on the part of professionals into the impact of diagnosis and radiotherapy treatment on family and friends. In doing so, the study identifies opportunities for the experience of helpers to be recognised and supported by professionals. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lynda Appleton, Elizabeth Perkins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Joining the dots: Can UW ‐QoL free‐text data assist in understanding individual treatment experiences and QoL outcomes in head and neck cancer?
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K.A. Pateman, M.D. Batstone, P.J. Ford Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

A cognitive ‐behavioural intervention for head and neck radiotherapy related panic in a patient with cancer: a case report
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia Dabrowski, Justin Grayer Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Cancer survivors' activation to self ‐management and its relationship with participation in paid work and work‐related problems
ConclusionsPatient activation of cancer survivors deserves more attention, as a substantial proportion of these survivors have low activation levels, which relate to more work‐related problems. Longitudinal studies are needed to explore the development of patient activation over time and its potential to improve important outcomes for people living with cancer in both the health and work domains. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pomme Maarschalkerweerd, Jany Rademakers, Mieke Rijken Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Disclosure and Insight of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Mental Well ‐Being: A Pilot Study among Azerbaijani Women
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gulay Mammadzada, Kerim Munir Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

A Pilot Study to Assess the Validity of the Dass ‐21 Subscales in an Outpatient Oncology Population
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Claire E Johnson, Jade Newton, Kellie S Bennett, Joseph McTigue, Scott Taylor, Toni Musiello, Peter K H Lau Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Marital adjustment in the context of female breast cancer: A systematic review
ConclusionsMost studies evidenced an association between psychosocial variables and marital adjustment for both women and their partners. Some important dimensions such as communication patterns, coping strategies, and social support dynamics were identified as potential targets for psychological interventions. Some variables, however, were explored only in a few studies which limit our conclusions. Future studies should explore the role these variables and other relational and emotional variables play in promoting marital adjustment after BC. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: T ânia Brandão, Juliana Pedro, Nuno Nunes, Nuno Nunes, Maria Emília Costa, Paula Mena Matos Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Mindfulness ‐Based Stress Reduction added to care as usual for lung cancer patients and/or their partners: A multi‐centre randomized controlled trial.
ConclusionOur findings suggest that psychological distress in lung cancer patients can be effectively treated with MBSR. No effect was found in partners, possibly because they were more focused on patients’ wellbeing rather than their own. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. P. J. Schellekens, D. G. M. Hurk, J. B. Prins, A. R. T. Donders, J. Molema, R. Dekhuijzen, M. A. Drift, A. E. M. Speckens Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Information needs and decision making preferences of older women offered a choice between surgery and primary endocrine therapy for early breast cancer
ConclusionsWomen strongly preferred face to face information. Written formats were also helpful, but not computer based resources. Information that was found helpful to women in the DM process was identified. The study demonstrates many women achieved their preferred DM style, with a preference for involvement, and expressed low levels of decision regret. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maria Burton, Karen Kilner, Lynda Wyld, Kate Joanna Lifford, Frances Gordon, Annabel Allison, Malcolm Reed, Karen Anna Collins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Fear of Cancer Recurrence: a Significant Concern Among Partners of Prostate Cancer Survivors.
Abstract ObjectivesThe aims of the study were to 1) describe the prevalence of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in partners of prostate cancer (PCa) survivors; 2) to compare the proportions of high FCR in partners with high FCR in PCa survivors; 3) to explore partners’ demographic and survivors’ clinical characteristics associated with high FCR in partners and 4) to identify the relationship between high FCR and health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) in partners. MethodsQuestionnaires were sent to partners of disease‐free PCa survivors. Outcomes included FCR severity (Cancer Worry Scale, CWS) and HRQoL (RAND...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marieke Wal, Sim ône Langenberg, Marieke Gielissen, Belinda Thewes, Inge Oort, Judith Prins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Treatment decision making in early ‐stage papillary thyroid cancer
ConclusionsSeveral factors influenced participants' treatment choice, with similarities and differences noted between surgery and active surveillance subsamples. Many of the emergent themes are consistent with research on decision making among localized prostate cancer patients. Findings suggest that participants from both PMC treatment subsamples are motivated to reduce illness and treatment‐related uncertainty. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thomas A. D'Agostino, Elyse Shuk, Erin K. Maloney, Rebecca Zeuren, R. Michael Tuttle, Carma L. Bylund Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Exploring Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Refusal Among Ethnic Minorities in England: A Comparative Qualitative Study
ConclusionsEthnic differences in HPV vaccination uptake may be partly explained by concerns that were only reported by parents from some ethnic groups. Interventions to improve uptake may need to tackle difficult topics like abstinence from sex before marriage, and use a targeted format. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alice S. Forster, Lauren Rockliffe, Laura A. V. Marlow, Helen Bedford, Emily McBride, Jo Waller Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Developing a Mindmap ‐Based Life Review Program to improve psychological well‐being of cancer patients: a feasibility study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ying Chen, Huimin Xiao, Xiaoyan Lin Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Personality, Coping, and Social Support as Predictors of Long ‐Term Quality‐of‐Life Trajectories in Older Breast Cancer Survivors: CALGB Protocol 369901 (Alliance)
ConclusionsPersonality and social resources affect the course of long‐term emotional well‐being of older breast cancer survivors; treatment is more important for physical and cognitive than emotional function. Early identification of those vulnerable to deterioration could facilitate clinical and psychological support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Estrella Dur á‐Ferrandis, Jeanne S. Mandelblatt, Jonathan Clapp, George Luta, Leigh Anne Faul, Gretchen Kimmick, Harvey J. Cohen, Rachel L. Yung, Arti Hurria Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Needy or resilient? How women with breast cancer think about peer support
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa Legg, Stefano Occhipinti, Philippa Youl, Jeff Dunn, Suzanne K Chambers Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Regret and fear in prostate cancer: The relationship between treatment appraisals and fear of recurrence in prostate cancer survivors
ConclusionThese findings suggest that FOR may be mitigated by providing survivors with more information regarding treatment choices and the treatment itself so that men can make well‐informed decisions and experience less future regret.Sensitivity analysis for variables predicting FOR among prostate cancer survivors is not suspected of having a recurrence. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca Maguire, Paul Hanly, Frances J. Drummond, Anna Gavin, Linda Sharp Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of patient ‐centred care: Medical oncology patients' perceptions and characteristics associated with quality of care
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Flora Tzelepis, Joseph H. Hanna, Christine L. Paul, Allison W. Boyes, Mariko L. Carey, Timothy Regan Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Exploring characteristics, predictors, and consequences of fear of cancer recurrence among Asian ‐American breast cancer survivors
Abstract BackgroundTo address the fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) research gap, we used prospective data to explore FCR predictors and FCR associations with health‐related quality of life among Asian‐American breast cancer survivors (BCS). MethodsA total of 208 diverse Asian‐American BCS completed T1 survey, and 137 completed T2 survey after 1 year. ResultsFear of cancer recurrence scores (range = 0‐4) were 2.01 at T1 and 1.99 at T2 reflecting low‐to‐moderate FCR. Scores of FCR were stable over the 1‐year period (t(126) = .144, P = .886). Multiple regression analyses showed ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Dalnim Cho, Lily Lai, Sophia Yeung, Lucy Young, Christina Yeon, Yuman Fong Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Care ‐related predictors for negative intrusive thoughts after prostate cancer diagnosis—data from the prospective LAPPRO trial
ConclusionsOur findings showed an association of preoperative uncertainty of cure as well as low preparedness for well‐known surgery‐induced symptoms with higher occurrence of negative intrusive thoughts about prostate cancer. Future studies should examine if interventions designed to have healthcare professionals inform patients about their upcoming prostatectomy reduce patients' negative intrusive thoughts and thereby, improve their psychological well‐being. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thordis Thorsteinsdottir, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Arna Hauksdottir, Johan Stranne, Ulrica Wilder äng, Eva Haglind, Gunnar Steineck Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Author Index
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Author Index Source Type: research

Posters
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Posters Source Type: research

Symposia
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Symposia Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Predicting Changes in Adaptive Functioning and Behavioral Adjustment following Treatment for a Pediatric Brain Tumor: A Report From the Brain Radiation Investigative Study Consortium
ConclusionsChildren may be vulnerable to reduced adaptive functioning following pediatric brain tumor treatment, especially in practical skills. Assessing pre‐diagnosis functioning and diagnostic and treatment‐related variables may improve our ability to predict those at greatest risk, although those factors may be less helpful in identifying children likely to develop behavioral difficulties. Screening of these factors in tertiary care and long‐term follow up settings may improve identification of those at greatest need for support services. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristen R. Hoskinson, Kelly R. Wolfe, Keith Owen Yeates, E. Mark Mahone, Kim M. Cecil, M. Douglas Ris Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Levels of unmet needs and distress amongst adolescents and young adults (AYAs) impacted by familial cancer
ConclusionsAustralian AYA siblings and offspring impacted by familial cancer experience high levels and numbers of unmet needs and substantial distress. Strong associations were found between increased distress and more unmet needs. Distress levels were comparable to AYAs seeking treatment for mental health issues. Insights into the type and number of needs experienced by AYA siblings and offspring will facilitate development and delivery of targeted, age‐appropriate interventions and resources for these vulnerable and underserved young people. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: P. Patterson, F. E. J. McDonald, K. J. White, A. Walczak, P. N. Butow Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Behind the bright headlines, mind the long shadows
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alex King Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

A Pilot Program for Implementing Mental Health Screening, Assessment, & Navigation (MH ‐SCAN) in a Community‐Based Cancer Center
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Howe ‐Martin, Bryan Jester, Robrina Walker, Nancy Garza, Manish Jha, Corey Tovian, Sara Levinson, Keith Argenbright, Madhukar Trivedi Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Psychoticism and employment status in breast cancer survivors
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Francisco Garc ía‐Torres, Rosario Castillo‐Mayén, Francisco J. Alós Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Pre ‐loss grief in family caregivers during end‐of‐life cancer care: a nationwide population‐based cohort study
ConclusionsSevere pre‐loss grief symptoms were significantly associated with distress, low preparedness and little communication during caregiving. Thus, severe pre‐loss grief symptoms may be a key indicator for complications in caregivers of cancer patients in an end‐of‐life trajectory. Targeted interventions are needed to support family caregivers with severe pre‐loss grief symptoms. Development of pre‐loss grief assessment tools and interventions should be a priority target in future research. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mette Kjaergaard Nielsen, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Anders Bonde Jensen, Peter Vedsted, Flemming Bro, Mai ‐Britt Guldin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Shared decision ‐making and providing information among newly diagnosed patients with hematological malignancies and their informal caregivers: not “one‐size‐fits‐all”
Abstract ObjectiveIn order to optimize personalized medicine for patients with hematological malignancies (HM), knowledge on patient preferences with regard to information provision and shared decision‐making (SDM) is of the utmost importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the SDM preference and the satisfaction with and need for information among newly diagnosed HM‐patients and their informal caregivers, in relation to sociodemographic and clinical factors, cognitive coping style, and health related quality of life. MethodsNewly diagnosed patients and their caregivers were asked to complete the Hematology I...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. A. J. Rood, I. H. Nauta, B. I. Witte, F. Stam, F. J. Zuuren, A. Manenschijn, P. C. Huijgens, I. M. Verdonck ‐de Leeuw, S. Zweegman Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The factor structure and use of the Demoralization Scale (DS ‐IT) in Italian cancer patients
ConclusionsThe study presents further evidence that demoralization is a significant clinical condition and that the DS‐IT demonstrates satisfactory levels of validity and reliability to support its use in patients in the ambulatory cancer setting. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luigi Grassi, Anna Costantini, David Kissane, Serena Brunetti, Rosangela Caruso, Giulia Piazza, Paolo Marchetti, Silvana Sabato, Maria Giulia Nanni Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological morbidity among Australian rural and urban support persons of haematological cancer survivors: Results of a national study.
ConclusionsPsychological outcomes for rural and urban support persons are similar. Those who have poor health, have had to relocate, and who have multiple unmet needs are particularly vulnerable to poor psychological outcomes. These factors should be assessed to enable early intervention for those at risk of poor outcomes. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson ‐Fisher, Christine Paul, Kenneth Bradstock, Anna Williamson, Sharon Campbell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Attachment and posttraumatic growth after breast cancer: a dyadic approach
ConclusionFindings support the assessment of the couple dyadically, and corroborate an attachment approach of the couple as an interdependent unit. Implications of the study for interventions assisting couples in oncological setting are discussed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marisa Ávila, Joaquim L. Coimbra, Crystal L. Park, Paula M. Matos Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Who Are Happy Survivors? Physical, Psycho ‐social and Spiritual Factors Associated with Happiness of Breast Cancer Survivors During the Transition from Cancer Patient to Survivor
This study aims to evaluate physical, psycho‐social and spiritual factors associated with happiness in breast cancer survivors during the re‐entry period. MethodsIt is a cross‐sectional study with 283 non‐metastatic breast cancer survivors who completed treatment within 1 year. We included survivors who completed questionnaires on happiness and health‐related quality of life (QoL) two years after cancer diagnosis. Happiness and QoL was measured using the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) and EORTC QLQ‐C30 respectively. Multivariable logistic regression was used to find factors associated with happiness. Res...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Danbee Kang, Im ‐Ryung Kim, Eun‐Kyung Choi, Jung Hee Yoon, Se‐Kyung Lee, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok‐Jin Nam, Wonshik Han, Dong‐Young Noh, Juhee Cho Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

‘Throughout the cancer patient's journey, there ought to be a discussion about work’: The role of GPs in Scotland.
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch, Thomas Cox, Mark S Pearce, Neil Pryde, Sara Jane MacLennan Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research