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Implementing evidence‐based psychological treatments for cancer patients
ConclusionsThe framework suggests tailoring implementation efforts to consider person and environment factors. As person support is developed, resource limitations of the environment may be more easily addressed. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 25, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristen C. Williams, Brittany M. Brothers, Marlena M. Ryba, Barbara L. Andersen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Let's talk about sex after cancer: exploring barriers and facilitators to sexual communication in male cancer survivors
ConclusionsThis study challenges the notion that men naturally struggle with intimate dyadic communication and suggests that adequate partner support and a stable sense of self can mitigate MCSs' communicative behaviour, subsequently bolstering self‐esteem. Future research should more broadly explore the diverse experiences of MCSs to enhance the efficacy of psychosexual interventions. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 25, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zac E. Seidler, Catalina R. Lawsin, Michael A. Hoyt, Katherine A. Dobinson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The impact of surgery for vulval cancer upon health‐related quality of life and pelvic floor outcomes during the first year of treatment: a longitudinal, mixed methods study
Abstract ObjectiveTo measure the long‐term impact of surgical treatment for vulval cancer upon health‐related quality of life and pelvic floor outcomes during the first year of therapy. MethodsProspective, longitudinal, mixed‐methods study. Twenty‐three women aged>18 years with a new diagnosis of vulval cancer were recruited. The EORTC QLQ C30, SF‐36 and an electronic pelvic floor assessment questionnaire (ePAQ‐PF) were administered at baseline (pre‐treatment) and 3, 6, 9 and 12 months post‐treatment. Mixed effects repeated measures models (all adjusted for age and BMI) were used to investigate...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 25, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Georgina L. Jones, Richard M. Jacques, Joanne Thompson, Hilary J. Wood, Jane Hughes, William Ledger, Mo'iad. Alazzam, Stephen C. Radley, John A. Tidy Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A randomized controlled pilot trial of a Web ‐based resource to improve cancer knowledge in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer
This study examined cancer knowledge in adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors and pilot tested a Web‐based resource to provide individually tailored information regarding cancer treatment history, late effects risk, and resources. MethodsFifty‐two survivors (15–28 years old) who completed cancer treatment were recruited from the University of Minnesota oncology clinics. Participants were randomly assigned to receive access to personalized health history, late effects information, and resources via a password‐protected Web portal or to standard of care (physician counseling) only. Participants complete...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alicia Kunin ‐Batson, Jeanne Steele, Ann Mertens, Joseph P. Neglia Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Change in psychological distress in longer‐term oesophageal cancer carers: are clusters of illness perception change a useful determinant?
ConclusionsIllness beliefs appear to be valuable targets for psychological intervention to improve wellbeing among carers of people with oesophageal cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Graham, Martin Dempster, Noleen K. McCorry, Michael Donnelly, Brian T. Johnston Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Advance care planning for cancer patients: a systematic review of perceptions and experiences of patients, families, and healthcare providers
ConclusionsThe complex social and emotional environments within which EOL planning is initiated and actioned are not sufficiently embedded within standardized ACP. The notion that ACP is concerned principally with the ‘right’ to self‐determination through control over treatment choices at the EOL may misrepresent the way that ACP actually occurs in cancer care and ultimately conflict with the deeper concerns and needs of patients, who experience ACP as relational, emotional, and social. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephanie Johnson, Phyllis Butow, Ian Kerridge, Martin Tattersall Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Acceptability and pilot efficacy trial of a web‐based breast reconstruction decision support aid for women considering mastectomy
ConclusionA widely available free pamphlet and a web‐based customized decision aid were highly utilized. The pamphlet was as effective in educating women about BR and prepared women equally as well to make the BR decision as compared with a more costly, customized web‐based decision support aid. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 18, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon L. Manne, Neal Topham, Thomas A. D'Agostino, Shannon Myers Virtue, Laurie Kirstein, Kristin Brill, Cheryl Manning, Generosa Grana, Marc D. Schwartz, Pamela Ohman‐Strickland Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Acceptability and pilot efficacy trial of a web ‐based breast reconstruction decision support aid for women considering mastectomy
ConclusionA widely available free pamphlet and a web‐based customized decision aid were highly utilized. The pamphlet was as effective in educating women about BR and prepared women equally as well to make the BR decision as compared with a more costly, customized web‐based decision support aid. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon L. Manne, Neal Topham, Thomas A. D'Agostino, Shannon Myers Virtue, Laurie Kirstein, Kristin Brill, Cheryl Manning, Generosa Grana, Marc D. Schwartz, Pamela Ohman ‐Strickland Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Parental perspectives on goals of care discussions with the healthcare team for their child with cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer K. Walter, Katherine Nestor, Chris Feudtner Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Desire for hastened death: how do professionals in specialized palliative care react?
ConclusionsProfound personal and professional development is necessary to respond to the inherent challenges presented by DHD. Establishing helpful relationships with patients is essential regardless of SPC‐HP specialization. SPC‐HPs should maximize their skills in establishing and maintaining relationships as well as strengthening their own resilience, possibly in specific training courses. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Galushko, G. Frerich, K. M. Perrar, H. Golla, L. Radbruch, F. Nauck, C. Ostgathe, R. Voltz Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Palliative care and spiritual well‐being in lung cancer patients and family caregivers
ConclusionsOur findings support the multidimensionality of spiritual well‐being that includes constructs such as meaning and faith for lung cancer patients and FCGs with or without religious affiliations. Palliative care interventions should include content that targets the spiritual needs of both patients and FCGs. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Virginia Sun, Jae Y. Kim, Terry L. Irish, Tami Borneman, Rupinder K. Sidhu, Linda Klein, Betty Ferrell Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Family involvement for breast cancer decision making among Chinese –American women
ConclusionsFamily involvement in health care decision making is culturally embedded in Asian populations. Culturally sensitive patient and family consultation strategies are needed to assist informed treatment decision making in Chinese–American women diagnosed with breast cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 15, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shiuyu Katie C. Lee, M. Tish Knobf Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Palliative care and spiritual well ‐being in lung cancer patients and family caregivers
ConclusionsOur findings support the multidimensionality of spiritual well‐being that includes constructs such as meaning and faith for lung cancer patients and FCGs with or without religious affiliations. Palliative care interventions should include content that targets the spiritual needs of both patients and FCGs. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 15, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Virginia Sun, Jae Y. Kim, Terry L. Irish, Tami Borneman, Rupinder K. Sidhu, Linda Klein, Betty Ferrell Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Does screening for physical and psychosocial symptoms vary between medical oncology treatment centres?
Abstract ObjectiveOur aim is to examine whether provider screening for physical and emotional symptoms, as reported by medical oncology outpatients, varies across medical oncology treatment centres. MethodsA cross‐sectional sample of 716 patients attending the outpatient medical oncology department of six public cancer treatment centres across five Australian states participated. Four patient‐report survey items explored how often patients were specifically asked by clinical staff at the treatment centre about their (i) emotional distress (anxiety, distress and depression), (ii) pain, (iii) fatigue and (iv) other physi...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alison Zucca, Rob Sanson‐Fisher, Amy Waller, Mariko Carey, Allison W. Boyes, Anthony Proietto Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Self‐reported depression and perceived financial burden among long‐term rectal cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectivesTypes of surgery for rectal cancer (RC), including permanent ostomy (PO) or temporary ostomy followed by anastomosis (TO) or initial anastomosis (AN), can affect psychological and financial well‐being during active treatment. However, these relationships have not been well studied among long‐term survivors (≥5 years post‐diagnosis). MethodsA mailed survey with 576 long‐term RC survivors who were members of Kaiser Permanente was conducted in 2010–2011. Prevalence of current depression was ascertained using a score of ≤45.6 on the Short Form‐12 version 2 mental component summary....
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yuda Chongpison, Mark C. Hornbrook, Robin B. Harris, Lisa J. Herrinton, Joe K. Gerald, Marcia Grant, Joanna E. Bulkley, Christopher S. Wendel, Robert S. Krouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Self ‐reported depression and perceived financial burden among long‐term rectal cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectivesTypes of surgery for rectal cancer (RC), including permanent ostomy (PO) or temporary ostomy followed by anastomosis (TO) or initial anastomosis (AN), can affect psychological and financial well‐being during active treatment. However, these relationships have not been well studied among long‐term survivors (≥5 years post‐diagnosis). MethodsA mailed survey with 576 long‐term RC survivors who were members of Kaiser Permanente was conducted in 2010–2011. Prevalence of current depression was ascertained using a score of ≤45.6 on the Short Form‐12 version 2 mental component summary....
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yuda Chongpison, Mark C. Hornbrook, Robin B. Harris, Lisa J. Herrinton, Joe K. Gerald, Marcia Grant, Joanna E. Bulkley, Christopher S. Wendel, Robert S. Krouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Emotional responses to the experience of cancer ‘alarm’ symptoms
ConclusionIn this community sample, worry about the possibility of cancer was associated with help‐seeking, either for reassurance or as part of a ‘sensible’ strategy to deal with the risk. In contrast, fear was associated with avoiding help‐seeking or even thinking about cancer, which could lead to prolonged help‐seeking intervals. © 2015 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 11, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. L. Whitaker, S. Cromme, K. Winstanley, C. Renzi, J. Wardle Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Major depressive disorder, personality disorders, and coping strategies are independent risk factors for lower quality of life in non‐metastatic breast cancer patients
ConclusionsLower QOL scores were more strongly associated with variables related to the individual's premorbid psychological characteristics and the manner in which this individual copes with the cancer (e.g., depression, personality, and coping) than to cancer‐related variables (e.g., treatment types and cancer severity). Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Paul Brunault, Anne‐Laure Champagne, Grégoire Huguet, Isabelle Suzanne, Jean‐Louis Senon, Gilles Body, Emmanuel Rusch, Guillaume Magnin, Mélanie Voyer, Christian Réveillère, Vincent Camus Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Psychiatric evaluations prior to stem cell transplant – a survey of National Marrow Donor Programs
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel McFarland, Elaine Gorman, Sara Kim, Alex Rothwell, Patricia Saunders, Sharon Tindle, Imelda Vega‐Diaz, Amir Steinberg Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Development of health‐related quality of life and symptoms of anxiety and depression among persons diagnosed with cancer during adolescence: a 10‐year follow‐up study
ConclusionsDevelopment of HRQOL and symptoms of anxiety and depression appears to be non‐linear among persons diagnosed with cancer during adolescence. Well into permanent survivorship an increase in symptoms of anxiety is shown and approximately a third of the participants report possible anxiety. The findings indicate the need for: studies designed to pinpoint the times of highest psychological risk, clinical follow‐up focusing on psychological problems, and development of effective psychological interventions for survivors of adolescent cancer. © 2015 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology published by John Wiley &...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Malin Ander, Helena Grönqvist, Martin Cernvall, Gunn Engvall, Mariann Hedström, Gustaf Ljungman, Johan Lyhagen, Elisabet Mattsson, Louise Essen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Body image and quality of life of breast cancer patients: influence of timing and stage of breast reconstruction
ConclusionsTiming and stage of reconstruction are important to consider when examining psychosocial outcomes of breast cancer patients undergoing reconstruction. Those waiting to initiate delayed reconstruction appear at particular risk for body image, emotional, and social distress. Our findings have implications for delivery of psychosocial treatment to maximize body image and quality of life of patients undergoing cancer‐related breast reconstruction. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene Teo, Gregory P. Reece, Israel C. Christie, Michele Guindani, Mia K. Markey, Leslie J. Heinberg, Melissa A. Crosby, Michelle Cororve Fingeret Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The missing piece: cancer prevention within psycho‐oncology — a commentary
We present and describe an expanded model of research in Psycho‐Oncology which incorporates psychosocial variables in prevention research to complement Holland et al.'s (1998, 2010) original model. The implications of this model are discussed in relation to research, clinical work and training within the discipline of Psycho‐Oncology. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeev Rosberger, Samara Perez, Joan Bloom, Gilla K. Shapiro, Richard Fielding Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Do coping strategies mediate the effects of emotional support on emotional well‐being among Spanish‐speaking Latina breast cancer survivors?
This study aimed to assess the relationship between emotional social support and emotional well‐being among Latina immigrants with breast cancer and test whether two culturally relevant coping strategies, fatalism and acceptance, mediate this relationship. MethodsOne hundred fifty Spanish‐speaking Latinas within 1 year of breast cancer diagnosis participating in a randomized trial of a stress management intervention were assessed in person at baseline and via telephone 6 months later. Survey measures included baseline emotional support, fatalism, and acceptance and emotional well‐being 6 months later. ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Felisa A. Gonzales, Alejandra Hurtado‐de‐Mendoza, Jasmine Santoyo‐Olsson, Anna María Nápoles Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Do coping strategies mediate the effects of emotional support on emotional well ‐being among Spanish‐speaking Latina breast cancer survivors?
This study aimed to assess the relationship between emotional social support and emotional well‐being among Latina immigrants with breast cancer and test whether two culturally relevant coping strategies, fatalism and acceptance, mediate this relationship. MethodsOne hundred fifty Spanish‐speaking Latinas within 1 year of breast cancer diagnosis participating in a randomized trial of a stress management intervention were assessed in person at baseline and via telephone 6 months later. Survey measures included baseline emotional support, fatalism, and acceptance and emotional well‐being 6 months later. ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Felisa A. Gonzales, Alejandra Hurtado ‐de‐Mendoza, Jasmine Santoyo‐Olsson, Anna María Nápoles Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer treatment decision‐making among young adults with lung and colorectal cancer: a comparison with adults in middle age
Abstract ObjectiveOur aim is to understand experiences with treatment decision‐making among young adults with cancer. MethodsWe studied patients with lung cancer or colorectal cancer in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium, a prospective cohort study. We identified 148 young adult patients aged 21–40 years who completed baseline interview questions about cancer treatment decision‐making; each was propensity score matched to three middle adult patients aged 41–60 years, for a cohort of 592 patients. Patients were asked about decision‐making preferences, family involvement...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 2, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer W. Mack, Angel Cronin, Karen Fasciano, Susan D. Block, Nancy L. Keating Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer treatment decision ‐making among young adults with lung and colorectal cancer: a comparison with adults in middle age
Abstract ObjectiveOur aim is to understand experiences with treatment decision‐making among young adults with cancer. MethodsWe studied patients with lung cancer or colorectal cancer in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium, a prospective cohort study. We identified 148 young adult patients aged 21–40 years who completed baseline interview questions about cancer treatment decision‐making; each was propensity score matched to three middle adult patients aged 41–60 years, for a cohort of 592 patients. Patients were asked about decision‐making preferences, family involvement...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer W. Mack, Angel Cronin, Karen Fasciano, Susan D. Block, Nancy L. Keating Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological distress and coping strategies in parents of children with cancer in Lebanon
ConclusionsPD is prevalent among parents of Lebanese children hospitalized because of cancer. Screening for PD in the latter population is feasible, would identify those who are at risk for disruptive PD, and facilitate the provision of support towards better adjustment and coping. Alleviating parental PD may facilitate the realization of optimal health outcomes. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Najla A. Lakkis, Joseph M. Khoury, Dina M. Mahmassani, Maria S. Ramia, Ghassan N. Hamadeh Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effect of pilot cognitive restructuring therapy intervention on depression in female cancer patients
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chioma C. Asuzu, Elizabeth O. Akin‐Odanye, Errol J. Philip Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Developing a treatment summary and survivorship care plan responsive to African‐American breast cancer survivors
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Lily Lai, Shirley Brown, Kommah McDowell, DeBorrah Carter, June Smith, Eudora Mitchell, Rhonda H. Santifer, Virginia Martin, Betty Betts‐Turner, Odicie Fielder, Vanessa Miller Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Substance use among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe prevalence rates for substance use in this ethnically diverse representative sample of CCS are lower than those observed in the general population. Older CCS were at higher risk of substance use, and depression was associated with greater marijuana use. No differences by ethnicity were observed. Interventions for substance use prevention/cessation among CCS may be most effective if implemented before the age of 21 years and address mental health as part of survivorship care. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joel Milam, Rhona Slaughter, Kathleen Meeske, Anamara Ritt‐Olson, Sandra Sherman‐Bien, David R. Freyer, Aura Kuperberg, Ann S. Hamilton Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Mental health outcomes during colorectal cancer survivorship: a review of the literature
ConclusionsTheory‐driven longitudinal research with larger samples is required to identify subgroups of CRC survivors with different trajectories of psychological adjustment. Such research would assess adjustment as a function of internal resources (e.g., personality and coping) and external resources (e.g., finances and social support) to inform future interventions for CRC survivors. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine E. Mosher, Joseph G. Winger, Barbara A. Given, Paul R. Helft, Bert H. O'Neil Tags: Review Source Type: research

Work‐related perceptions and quality of life among breast cancer survivors
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jessica Keim‐Malpass, Beverly Levine, Suzanne C. Danhauer, Nancy E. Avis Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Work ‐related perceptions and quality of life among breast cancer survivors
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jessica Keim ‐Malpass, Beverly Levine, Suzanne C. Danhauer, Nancy E. Avis Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Shared health characteristics in Hispanic colorectal cancer patients and their primary social support person following primary diagnosis
Abstract PurposeThe aim of this paper was to determine individual and shared levels of psychosocial, behavioral, and symptomological health characteristics among Hispanics with recent history of cancer and their primary social support person (PSSP) in the years following diagnosis. Patients and MethodsRecruited from a population‐based cohort study were 409 Hispanic patients with a previous diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Forty‐seven patients identified a PSSP, who assists with medical decision‐making and health‐related matters, who also participated in the study. Current behavioral (smoking, alcohol use, physical a...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David S. Black, Michael J. Li, Ugonna Ihenacho, Nathalie T. Nguyen, Maria Fatima Reyes, Joel Milam, Mary Ann Pentz, Jane C. Figueiredo Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Correlates of unmet needs and psychological distress in adolescent and young adults who have a parent diagnosed with cancer
ConclusionsDelineating factors associated with increased distress and unmet needs assist in identifying at‐risk young people allowing improved assessment and tailoring of support to improve the psychosocial outcomes of young people impacted by parental cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: F. E. J. McDonald, P. Patterson, K. J. White, P. N. Butow, D. S. J. Costa, I. Kerridge Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of depression on health utility value in cancer patients
ConclusionsEven mild level of depression caused clinically meaningful decrement in health utility value in cancer patients, which was comparable with decrements due to major physical complications of cancer. Influence of depression should be carefully investigated when interpreting the quality‐adjusted life year among cancer patients. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daisuke Fujisawa, Hironobu Inoguchi, Haruki Shimoda, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Shinichiro Inoue, Asao Ogawa, Toru Okuyama, Tatsuo Akechi, Masaru Mimura, Ken Shimizu, Yosuke Uchitomi Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Associations of prognostic awareness/acceptance with psychological distress, existential suffering, and quality of life in terminally ill cancer patients' last year of life
ConclusionKnowing one's poor prognosis and confronting one's impending death without full acceptance and adequate professional psycho‐spiritual support may harm more than benefit terminally ill cancer patients' psychological state, existential well‐being, and QOL. These findings highlight the importance of tailoring psycho‐spiritual support to cancer patients' psychological and existential needs when prognostic information is disclosed. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siew Tzuh Tang, Wen‐Cheng Chang, Jen‐Shi Chen, Wen‐Chi Chou, Chia‐Hsun Hsieh, Chen H. Chen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Why do patients choose (not) to participate in an exercise trial during adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer?
ConclusionMinimizing practical barriers to participation, providing educational materials on the potential benefits of exercise, and giving adequate professional and social network encouragement may increase the number of patients willing to exercise during treatment and to participate in such studies. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanna Waart, Wim H. Harten, Laurien M. Buffart, Gabe S. Sonke, Martijn M. Stuiver, Neil K. Aaronson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Parenting concerns, quality of life, and psychological distress in patients with advanced cancer
Abstract ObjectiveParents with life‐limiting illness anticipate the loss of their parental role and the long‐term consequences of their illness on their children. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between parenting concerns, quality of life (QOL), and symptoms of depression and anxiety in parents with advanced cancer who have dependent children. MethodsSixty‐three parents diagnosed with a Stage IV solid malignancy completed the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS), Parenting Concerns Questionnaire (PCQ), and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy—General (FACT‐G). The Medical Outcome...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eliza M. Park, Allison M. Deal, Devon K. Check, Laura C. Hanson, Katherine E. Reeder‐Hayes, Deborah K. Mayer, Justin M. Yopp, Mi‐Kyung Song, Anna C. Muriel, Donald L. Rosenstein Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Clinical pathway for the screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: Australian guidelines
DiscussionThis clinical pathway will assist cancer services to design their own systems to detect and manage anxiety and depression in their patients, to improve the quality of care. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Phyllis Butow, Melanie A. Price, Joanne M. Shaw, Jane Turner, Josephine M. Clayton, Peter Grimison, Nicole Rankin, Laura Kirsten Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effect of spiritual interventions addressing existential themes using a narrative approach on quality of life of cancer patients: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsDirectly after the intervention, spiritual interventions had a moderate beneficial effect in terms of improving quality of life of cancer patients compared with that of a control group. No evidence was found that the interventions maintained this effect up to 3–6 months after the intervention. Further research is needed to understand how spiritual interventions could contribute to a long‐term effect of increasing or maintaining quality of life. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Renske Kruizinga, Iris D. Hartog, Marc Jacobs, Joost G. Daams, Michael Scherer‐Rath, Johannes B. A. M. Schilderman, Mirjam A. G. Sprangers, Hanneke W. M. Van Laarhoven Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The importance of emotional intelligence and meaning in life in psycho‐oncology
ConclusionThe current findings thus suggest that emotional intelligence and purpose in life are potential components to promoting satisfaction in life in healthy people and more so in oncologic patients. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andreia Pereira Teques, Glória Bueno Carrera, José Pais Ribeiro, Pedro Teques, Ginés Llorca Ramón Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer‐related symptoms predict psychological wellbeing among prostate cancer survivors: results from the PiCTure study
ConclusionsCancer‐related symptoms significantly predict psychological wellbeing among prostate cancer survivors. Greater use of interventions and medications and to alleviate symptoms might improve psychological wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 6, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda Sharp, Eamonn O'Leary, Heather Kinnear, Anna Gavin, Frances J. Drummond Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Patient reporting pain intensity immediately after surgery can be associated with underlying depression in women with breast cancer
ConclusionDepression may increase the intensity of postoperative acute pain. Self‐reporting of persistent postoperative pain intensity is potentially useful in detecting hidden depression symptoms in breast cancer patients during the perioperative period. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 4, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yoo Seok Kim, Hyuigyung Do, Jong Won Lee, Jaesim Jeong, Yong Wook Shin, Kikyoung Yi, Jisun Kim, Sae Byul Lee, Guiyun Sohn, Nuri Yang, Youngkyung Oh, Leeyoung Kim, Yeonhee Kim, Jong Han Yu, Beom Seok Ko, Hee Jeong Kim, Byung Ho Son, Sei Hyun Ahn Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A randomized controlled bicenter trial of yoga for patients with colorectal cancer
ConclusionThis randomized trial found no effects of yoga on health‐related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer. Given the high attrition rate and low intervention adherence, no definite conclusions can be drawn from this trial. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 29, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Holger Cramer, Bijay Pokhrel, Claudia Fester, Beate Meier, Florian Gass, Romy Lauche, Brandon Eggleston, Martin Walz, Andreas Michalsen, Reiner Kunz, Gustav Dobos, Jost Langhorst Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Patients' experience with cancer recurrence: a meta‐ethnography
ConclusionsThis meta‐ethnography clarifies the fundamental aspects of patients' experience of recurrence. It suggests that health care professionals can promote a positive experience of care and help lessen the psychosocial impact of recurrence by providing information in an approachable way and being sensitive to their changing needs. It also points to the importance of supporting patients in adopting strategies to regain a sense of control and to address their potential mortality and its impact on loved ones. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 29, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marta Wanat, Mary Boulton, Eila Watson Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Psycho‐oncology and primary prevention in cancer control plans: an absent voice?
ConclusionsPsycho‐oncology input is needed to prescribe evidence‐based interventions in cancer plans that not only educate, regulate and provide resources but also motivate, empower and create a supportive normative environment for behaviour change. In this manuscript, and throughout this Special Issue on Cancer Prevention, important principles, ideas and evidence within psycho‐oncology are outlined which, if properly implemented, can help reduce the global cancer burden. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jeff Dunn, Jimmie Holland, Melissa K. Hyde, Maggie Watson Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

The Cancer Stories Project: narratives of encounters with cancer in Aotearoa, New Zealand
ConclusionsIt is anticipated that this project will contribute to a greater understanding of the factors that might empower people in their cancer journey. An empowerment lens, that asks how those affected by cancer may be further enabled at an individual, family/whānau, employer and healthcare professional level may be useful in assisting people navigate and manage their cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Richard Egan, Rebecca Llewellyn, Sarah Wood, Joanne Doherty, Tira Albert, Chris Walsh, Kelly Atkinson, Phil Kerslake Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Fatigue screening in breast cancer patients: identifying likely cases of cancer‐related fatigue
ConclusionsBreast cancer patients and survivors meeting CRF diagnostic criteria can be accurately identified using brief screening indices derived from common self‐report fatigue measures. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 22, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Martine M. Goedendorp, Paul B. Jacobsen, Michael A. Andrykowski Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer patient autonomy and quality of dying–a prospective nationwide survey in Taiwan
Abstract BackgroundPatient autonomy is an essential factor in the measurement of quality of dying. We aimed to conduct a study to investigate the factors affecting the autonomy of advanced cancer patients in Taiwan. MethodsWe conducted a prospective, multicenter study and recruited 574 advanced cancer patients from four inpatient hospice wards in Taiwan; their quality of dying was measured using the validated good death scale and the audit scale. Physician‐assessed autonomy and the other scales were measured in a team conference by the primary care physician and the team 1 week after the patient had passed away. The...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 15, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shao‐Yi Cheng, Wen‐Yuan Lin, Ya‐Hui Cheng, Chien Hsiun Huang, Ching‐Yu Chen, Shinn‐Jang Hwang, Shih‐Tzu Tsai, Tai‐Yuan Chiu Tags: Paper Source Type: research