Relationship between self‐reported and objectively measured physical activity and subjective memory impairment in breast cancer survivors: role of self‐efficacy, fatigue and distress
Abstract PurposeMany breast cancer survivors report cancer and cancer treatment‐associated cognitive change. However, very little is known about the relationship between physical activity and subjective memory impairment (SMI) in this population. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between physical activity and SMI and longitudinally test a model examining the role of self‐efficacy, fatigue and distress as potential mediators. MethodsPost‐treatment breast cancer survivors (N = 1477) completed measures of physical activity, self‐efficacy, distress (depression, concerns about recurr...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siobhan M. Phillips, Gillian R. Lloyd, Elizabeth A. Awick, Edward McAuley Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The Cancer Communication Assessment Tool for Patients and Families (CCAT ‐PF): a new measure
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

A parent ‐directed intervention for addressing academic risk in Latino survivors of childhood leukemia: results of a pilot study
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Bava, Jemily Malvar, Richard Sposto, Maki Okada, Betty Gonzalez ‐Morkos, Lisl M. Schweers, Christopher Nuñez, Kathleen Ruccione, Ernest R. Katz, David R. Freyer Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Spirituality, emotional distress, and post ‐traumatic growth in breast cancer survivors and their partners: an actor–partner interdependence modeling approach
ConclusionsFollowing diagnosis and treatment, spirituality appears to associate with positive growth in BC survivors and their partners. However, BC survivor and partner spirituality seem to be ineffective at impacting the other's post‐traumatic growth or emotional distress, with the exception of intrusive thoughts. Dyadic analysis takes into account the reciprocal influence of close relationships on health and is an important and under‐utilized methodology in behavioral oncology research and clinical practice. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amanda N. Gesselman, Silvia M. Bigatti, Justin R. Garcia, Kathryn Coe, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The Cancer Communication Assessment Tool for Patients and Families (CCAT‐PF): a new measure
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Disparities in psychosocial cancer care: A report from the International Federation of Psycho ‐Oncology Societies
ConclusionThe development and implementation of psycho‐oncology is fragmented and undeveloped, particularly in some parts of the world. More effort is needed at national level by strong coalitions with oncology societies, better national research initiatives, cancer plans and patient advocacy, as well as by stronger partnership with international organizations (e.g. WHO, UICC). (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luigi Grassi, Daisuke Fujisawa, Philip Odyio, Chioma Asuzu, Laura Ashley, Barry Bultz, Luzia Travado, Richard Fielding, Tags: REPORT Source Type: research

The effect of mode of detection of breast cancer on stress and distress
ConclusionsScreen‐detected women report similar distress at diagnosis, but may be more at risk for greater distress requiring further psychological support one year after diagnosis. Future interventions which focus on preparation for screening may help to reduce ongoing levels of anxiety and cancer‐related stress for this group. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrea Gibbons, Ann Marie Groarke, Ruth Curtis, Jenny Groarke Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer Care in the Length of the European Migrant Crisis Rationale and Feasibility of a Participatory Action Research
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Simone Cheli, Lucia Caligiani, Marinetta Nembrini, Luisa Fioretto Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Attitudes towards 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. Whe...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 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

Randomized, Double‐Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of Methylphenidate for the Treatment of Depression in SSRI‐Treated Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care
ConclusionsThis trial failed to demonstrate that methylphenidate treatment in SSRI‐treated patients had a significant effect on depression remission in advanced cancer patients. This study underscores the difficulties in conducting trials for symptom management in patients with shortened life expectancy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donald R. Sullivan, Solange Mongoue‐Tchokote, Motomi Mori, Elizabeth Goy, Linda Ganzini Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Religious beliefs and mammography intention: findings from a qualitative study of a diverse group of American Muslim women
ConclusionsReligious beliefs influence decisions to pursue mammography across the ethnic/racial diversity of Muslim women. Notions about duty to God and the stewardship of one's body appear to enhance mammography intention. Theocentric notions of cure and illness and varied views regarding personal agency also inform decisional frames that impact mammography intention. Given the salience of religion among our participants, religiously‐tailored messages in interventions have the potential to enhance cancer screening.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aasim I. Padela, Milkie Vu, Hadiyah Muhammad, Farha Marfani, Saleha Mallick, Monica Peek, Michael T. Quinn Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

“Our people has got to come to terms with that”: Changing perceptions of the digital rectal examination as a barrier to prostate cancer diagnosis in African‐Caribbean men
ConclusionsHealth promotion interventions need to address the fear of homophobia and are best designed in collaboration with the community. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Seymour‐Smith, David Brown, Georgina Cosma, Nicholas Shopland, Steven Battersby, Andy Burton Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Group‐Based Trajectory Modeling of Fear of Disease Recurrence Among Women Recently Diagnosed with Gynecological Cancers
ConclusionAlmost half of the women recently diagnosed with gynecological cancer evidence persistently elevated FOR over the six month period post‐diagnosis. Psychological interventions to reduce FOR may be more effective if they focus on teaching patients coping skills, as well as greater comfort expressing cancer‐specific concerns to others. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon L. Manne, Shannon Myers‐Virtue, David Kissane, Melissa Ozga, Deborah A. Kashy, Stephen Rubin, Carolyn J. Heckman, Norman Rosenblum Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Relationship between Cancer Patient's Fear of Recurrence and Radiotherapy: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
ConclusionsWhile meta‐analysis reports a statistically significant association between cancer patient's FoR and the receipt of RT, these results should be interpreted with caution due to significant variability between studies. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to address the trajectory of FoR over RT in greater detail. Standardized validated FoR measurement would assist this investigation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yuan Yang, Josie Cameron, Gerry Humphris Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Ethnicity and the prostate cancer experience: a qualitative metasynthesis
ConclusionsThe prostate cancer experience of BME men and their partners is affected by a complex intersection of ethnicity with other factors. Healthcare services should acknowledge this. If providers recognise the men's felt masculinities, social identities and spiritual beliefs and their shifting nature, services could be improved, with community as well as individual benefits. More studies are needed in diverse ethnic groups. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Carol Rivas, Lauren Matheson, Johana Nayoan, Adam Glaser, Anna Gavin, Penny Wright, Richard Wagland, Eila Watson Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Illness Representations, Coping, and Illness Outcomes in People with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
ConclusionsThe results indicate how illness representations relate to illness outcomes in people with cancer. However, more high quality studies are needed to examine causal effects of illness representations on coping and outcomes. High heterogeneity indicates potential moderators of the relationships between illness representations and health and coping outcomes, including diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment related variables. This review can inform the design of interventions to improve coping strategies and mental health outcomes in people with cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Emma M. Richardson, Natalie Schüz, Kristy Sanderson, Jenn L. Scott, Benjamin Schüz Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Experience implementing distress screening using the NCCN distress thermometer at an urban safety‐net hospital
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephen B. Lo, Leanne Ianniello, Malti Sharma, Diane Sarnacki, Kathleen T. Finn Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

“You don't know what's wrong with you”: An exploration of cancer‐related experiences in people with an intellectual disability
ConclusionsInterestingly, emergent concepts were consistent with general psycho‐oncology literature, however incidence and severity of difficulty was substantially greater in this sample. This disparity warrants further exploration, with a need for intervention research to develop effective ways of supporting healthcare professionals in enhancing patient‐centred skills with this population. In the clinical setting, patient involvement in healthcare decisions (despite problems associated with co‐morbidity) is imperative to optimise engagement. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Samantha Flynn, Nicholas J. Hulbert‐Williams, Lee Hulbert‐Williams, Ros Bramwell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A 2 ‐year dyadic longitudinal study of mothers' and fathers' marital adjustment when caring for a child with cancer
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the importance of considering both partners' perspectives in understanding marital adjustment across treatment phases in parents of children with ALL. Early interventions for couples should be tailored to meet each partner's needs in order to foster resilience within the couple. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: W. Burns, K. P éloquin, S. Sultan, A. Moghrabi, S. Marcoux, M. Krajinovic, D. Sinnett, C. Laverdière, P. Robaey Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer disclosure –Account from a pediatric oncology ward in egypt
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that cancer disclosure at the Children's Cancer Hospital is to a certain degree common, yet even when disclosure does take place; it is mainly in the absence of the child. Moreover, the information provided during the conversation may not be fully comprehended by the parent or the child due to the physician's misleading use of terms when disclosing the disease. Therefore, better practice should be developed for disease disclosure, and proper communication should be established between the patients and the provider; patient autonomy should also have an influence in the clinical practice. (So...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanan El Malla, Gunnar Steineck, Nathalie Ylitalo Helm, Ulrica Wilder äng, Yasser El Sayed Elborai, Mohammad Elshami, Ulrika Kreicbergs Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Hope as determinant for psychiatric morbidity in family caregivers of advanced cancer patients
ConclusionFamily caregivers with certain psychiatric disorders might need targeted psychosocial support to ensure their mental wellbeing and prevent long‐term disability. Supporting hope and functional coping strategies early after the patient's diagnosis might limit development and extent of psychiatric morbidity. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: T. Rumpold, S. Schur, M. Amering, A. Ebert‐Vogel, K. Kirchheiner, E. K. Masel, H. Watzke, B. Schrank Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer diagnosis disclosure preferences of family caregivers of cancer patients in Egypt
This study was conducted to investigate the attitude of FCs of cancer patients towards cancer diagnosis disclosure (CDD) and its determinants. MethodsA structured interview was used to assess the preferences of 288 FCs regarding CDD. ResultsAccording to the FCs, 85% of patients were aware of their diagnosis. The majority (81%) of FCs preferred CDD to patients. In case they developed cancer, 92% of FCs wanted to know their diagnosis and 88% wanted to inform their families. In univariate analysis, factors associated with FCs’ negative attitude toward CDD to patients were: patient's lower level of education (p =&...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Samy A. Alsirafy, Shady S. Abdel‐Kareem, Noha Yehia Ibrahim, Mohamed A. Abolkasem, Dina E. Farag Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer disclosure–Account from a pediatric oncology ward in egypt
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that cancer disclosure at the Children's Cancer Hospital is to a certain degree common, yet even when disclosure does take place; it is mainly in the absence of the child. Moreover, the information provided during the conversation may not be fully comprehended by the parent or the child due to the physician's misleading use of terms when disclosing the disease. Therefore, better practice should be developed for disease disclosure, and proper communication should be established between the patients and the provider; patient autonomy should also have an influence in the clinical practice. (So...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanan El Malla, Gunnar Steineck, Nathalie Ylitalo Helm, Ulrica Wilderäng, Yasser El Sayed Elborai, Mohammad Elshami, Ulrika Kreicbergs Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A 2‐year dyadic longitudinal study of mothers' and fathers' marital adjustment when caring for a child with cancer
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the importance of considering both partners' perspectives in understanding marital adjustment across treatment phases in parents of children with ALL. Early interventions for couples should be tailored to meet each partner's needs in order to foster resilience within the couple. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: W. Burns, K. Péloquin, S. Sultan, A. Moghrabi, S. Marcoux, M. Krajinovic, D. Sinnett, C. Laverdière, P. Robaey Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Physical and Psychological Correlates of High Somatic Symptom Severity in Chinese Breast Cancer Patients
Abstract ObjectiveWe researched associations between somatic symptom severity (SSS), physical and psychological factors in Chinese breast cancer patients. MethodsThis multicenter cross‐sectional study enrolled 255 Chinese breast cancer patients of different stages and treatment phases. They answered standard instruments assessing SSS (PHQ‐15), depression (PHQ‐9), anxiety (GAD‐7), health anxiety (WI‐7), illness perception (Brief‐IPQ), illness attribution (IPQ‐R) and sense of coherence (SOC‐9). Logistic regression was applied to identify the strongest correlates with SSS. ResultsOur sample of high (PHQ‐15&t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rainer Leonhart, Lili Tang, Ying Pang, Jinjiang Li, Lili Song, Irmela Fischer, Heike Koch, Alexander Wuensch, Kurt Fritzsche, Rainer Schaefert Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Predictors of baseline cancer ‐related cognitive impairment in cancer patients scheduled for a curative treatment
Abstract IntroductionRecent research in the field of cancer‐related cognitive impairments (CRCI) has shown CRCI presentation prior to treatment initiation. Some have attributed these problems to worry and fatigue whereas others have suggested an influence of age, IQ and other psychosocial and medical factors. MethodsPatients (≥18 years) with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid cancer or haematological malignancy, scheduled for a curative treatment, were evaluated with a baseline neuropsychological assessment including patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs). PROMs entailed distress, anxiety and ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Lycke, Lies Pottel, Hans Pottel, Lore Ketelaars, Karin Stellamans, Koen Van Eygen, Philippe Vergauwe, Patrick Werbrouck, Laurence Goethals, Patricia Schofield, Tom Boterberg, Philip R. Debruyne Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cost ‐effectiveness of a pragmatic exercise intervention for women with breast cancer: results from a randomized, controlled trial
ConclusionsFindings suggest that a pragmatic exercise intervention yields more women with markedly improved QoL after breast cancer than usual care and may be cost‐effective. The results are less certain in terms of incremental cost per QALYs, however this may be an inappropriate measure for reflecting exercise benefit for women with breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Tracey DiSipio, Diana Battistutta, Patsy Yates, John Bashford, Chris Pyke, Elizabeth Eakin, Sandra C. Hayes Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Predictors of baseline cancer‐related cognitive impairment in cancer patients scheduled for a curative treatment
Abstract IntroductionRecent research in the field of cancer‐related cognitive impairments (CRCI) has shown CRCI presentation prior to treatment initiation. Some have attributed these problems to worry and fatigue whereas others have suggested an influence of age, IQ and other psychosocial and medical factors. MethodsPatients (≥18 years) with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid cancer or haematological malignancy, scheduled for a curative treatment, were evaluated with a baseline neuropsychological assessment including patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs). PROMs entailed distress, anxiety and ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Lycke, Lies Pottel, Hans Pottel, Lore Ketelaars, Karin Stellamans, Koen Van Eygen, Philippe Vergauwe, Patrick Werbrouck, Laurence Goethals, Patricia Schofield, Tom Boterberg, Philip R. Debruyne Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cost‐effectiveness of a pragmatic exercise intervention for women with breast cancer: results from a randomized, controlled trial
ConclusionsFindings suggest that a pragmatic exercise intervention yields more women with markedly improved QoL after breast cancer than usual care and may be cost‐effective. The results are less certain in terms of incremental cost per QALYs, however this may be an inappropriate measure for reflecting exercise benefit for women with breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Tracey DiSipio, Diana Battistutta, Patsy Yates, John Bashford, Chris Pyke, Elizabeth Eakin, Sandra C. Hayes Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Living Under a Cloud of Threat: The Experience of Iranian Female Caregivers with a first‐degree relative with breast cancer
ConclusionUnderstanding the experiences of breast cancer family caregivers in different cultures can help in planning, counseling, and effective intervention. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Masoumeh Hashemi‐Ghasemabadi, Fariba Taleghani, Shahnaz Kohan, Alireza Yousefy Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Caregiver distress and patient health ‐related quality of life: psychosocial screening during pediatric cancer treatment
ConclusionsScreening is acceptable for families and important for identifying risk factors associated with poorer patient HRQL during childhood cancer treatment. Targeted interventions addressing family resource needs as well as parent distress identified through screening may be effective in promoting patient HRQL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Pierce, Matthew C. Hocking, Lisa A. Schwartz, Melissa A. Alderfer, Anne E. Kazak, Lamia P. Barakat Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Caregiver distress and patient health‐related quality of life: psychosocial screening during pediatric cancer treatment
ConclusionsScreening is acceptable for families and important for identifying risk factors associated with poorer patient HRQL during childhood cancer treatment. Targeted interventions addressing family resource needs as well as parent distress identified through screening may be effective in promoting patient HRQL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Pierce, Matthew C. Hocking, Lisa A. Schwartz, Melissa A. Alderfer, Anne E. Kazak, Lamia P. Barakat Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cancer beliefs and patient activation in a diverse, multi ‐lingual primary care sample
ConclusionCancer risk beliefs differ across language preference, and are related to patient activation, making them potential important in cancer control. Consideration of language represents important demographic stratification for understanding the frequency and relevance of different beliefs about cancer and patient activation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer L. Hay, Emily C. Zabor, Julie Kumar, Debra Brennessel, Margaret M. Kemeny, Erica I. Lubetkin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Educational differences in likelihood of attributing breast symptoms to cancer: a vignette ‐based study
ConclusionLower education was associated with lower likelihood of making cancer attributions for both symptoms, also after adjustment for cancer avoidance. Lower likelihood of considering cancer may delay symptomatic presentation and contribute to educational differences in stage at diagnosis. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Afrodita Marcu, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Georgia Black, Peter Vedsted, Katriina L. Whitaker Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Links between personality, time perspective and intention to practice physical activity during cancer treatment: an exploratory study
ConclusionThe present exploratory study with patients suffering from cancer underlined the importance of considering jointly time perspective dimensions and personality factors for health behavior recommendations. Based on our results, we propose some reflections on practice to help nurses and physicians increase patient's motivation to be physically active. Taking into account patients’ personality and time perspective, we would be able to propose specific awareness messages and offer short interventions to have an impact on patients’ motivation to practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Charlène Villaron, Tanguy Marqueste, François Eisinger, Maria‐Antonietta Cappiello, Pierre Therme, François Cury Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of supportive ‐expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a randomized control trial
Abstract PurposeEvaluation of the effect of supportive expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. MethodsA randomized control trial including breast cancer patients who had completed chemotherapy and randomly allocated into two groups: intervention (n = 41) and control (n = 40). The intervention consisted of twelve weekly 90‐min sessions for groups of six to eight breast cancer survivors. Data were obtained pre‐to ‐post the intervention and at 8‐week follow‐up. The data were analyzed using a repeated‐measures analysis of variance ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Moloud Radfar, Zeynab Taei Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Effects of supportive‐expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a randomized control trial
Abstract PurposeEvaluation of the effect of supportive expressive discussion groups on loneliness, hope and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. MethodsA randomized control trial including breast cancer patients who had completed chemotherapy and randomly allocated into two groups: intervention (n = 41) and control (n = 40). The intervention consisted of twelve weekly 90‐min sessions for groups of six to eight breast cancer survivors. Data were obtained pre‐to ‐post the intervention and at 8‐week follow‐up. The data were analyzed using a repeated‐measures analysis of variance ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Moloud Radfar, Zeynab Taei Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Promoting quality care in patients with cancer with limited English proficiency: perspectives of medical interpreters
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Giselle K. Perez, Jan Mutchler, Mai See Yang, Cheyenne Fox Tree‐Mcgrath, Elyse R. Park Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Physical activity, self ‐efficacy and self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors: a panel model
Abstract PurposePhysical activity (PA) has been consistently associated with improved self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors. However, this relationship is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine whether changes in PA and self‐efficacy influenced changes in self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors across 6 months. Increases in PA were hypothesized to result in increases in self‐efficacy, which were hypothesized to influence increases in physical self‐worth (PSW) and global self‐esteem. MethodsBreast cancer survivors (n = 370; Mage = 56.04) wore accelerometers t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth A. Awick, Siobhan M. Phillips, Gillian R. Lloyd, Edward McAuley Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Psychosocial morbidity in women with abnormal cervical cytology managed by cytological surveillance or initial colposcopy: longitudinal analysis from the TOMBOLA randomised trial
ConclusionsWomen with low‐grade cytology, irrespective of their management, have substantial initial psychosocial morbidity that reduces over time. Implementation of newer screening strategies, which include surveillance, such as primary HPV screening, need to consider the information and support provided to women. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho-Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Fielding, K. Rothnie, N. M. Gray, J. Little, M. E. Cruickshank, K. Neal, L. G. Walker, D. Whynes, S. C. Cotton, L. Sharp, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Prophylactic mastectomy: insights from women who chose to reduce their risk by Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD Praeger 2012. 227 ps. ISBN: 0313345163
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa R. Rubin, Kailey Roberts Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Psycho‐Oncology, Third Edition Edited by Jimmie C. Holland, William S. Breitbart, Paul B. Jacobsen, Matthew J. Loscalzo, Ruth McCorkle, and Phyllis N. Butow. Oxford University Press (808 pages) ISBN‐13: 978‐0199363315. $175.00
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia H. Rowland Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Coping Together, Side by Side: Enriching Mother–Daughter Communication Across the Breast Cancer Journey. Written by Carla L. Fisher. Hampton Press Inc., New York, NY, 2014. 242 pp. Price: $29.95 (US), ₤17.01 (UK). ISBN: 978‐1612891415 (paperbound).
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Wellisch, Valerie Yarema Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

List of Reviewers
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: List of Reviewers Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Using Mechanical Turk for research on cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveThe successful recruitment and study of cancer survivors within psycho‐oncology research can be challenging, time‐consuming, and expensive, particularly for key subgroups such as young adult cancer survivors. Online crowdsourcing platforms offer a potential solution that has not yet been investigated with regard to cancer populations. The current study assessed the presence of cancer survivors on Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and the feasibility of using MTurk as an efficient, cost‐effective, and reliable psycho‐oncology recruitment and research platform. MethodsDuring a
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanna J. Arch, Alaina L. Carr Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A two‐year dyadic longitudinal study of mothers’ and fathers’ marital adjustment when caring for a child with cancer
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the importance of considering both partners’ perspectives in understanding marital adjustment across treatment phases in parents of children with ALL. Early interventions for couples should be tailored to meet each partner's needs in order to foster resilience within the couple. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: W. Burns, K. Péloquin, S. Sultan, A. Moghrabi, S. Marcoux, M. Krajinovic, D. Sinnett, C. Laverdière, P. Robaey Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Objective‐subjective disparity in cancer‐related cognitive impairment: does the use of change measures help reconcile the difference?
ConclusionsThe discrepancy in objective and subjective measures of cognition in breast cancer patients cannot be accounted for in terms of a failure to use change measures. Although the results are negative, we contend that this is the more appropriate methodology for analyzing cancer‐related changes in cognition. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Erin O'Farrell, Andra Smith, Barbara Collins Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Perceptions of cancer treatment decision making among american indians/alaska natives and their physicians
ConclusionsGiven the importance of adherence to cancer treatment for survival, the many non‐clinical reasons for non‐adherence, and the currently demonstrated association between decision‐making quality and adherence, it would be worthwhile to investigate how to increase AI/AN patient satisfaction with decision making and whether improving satisfaction yields improved adherence to the cancer treatment plan. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Arden M. Morris, Ardith Z. Doorenbos, Emily Haozous, Alexa Meins, Sara Javid, David R. Flum Tags: Paper Source Type: research