Development of an advance care planning paradigm for advanced cancer: person‐centered oncologic care and choices (P‐COCC)
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrew S. Epstein, Eileen M. O'Reilly, Elyse Shuk, William Breitbart, Maheen A. Shah, Michele Ly, Rachel Tayler, Angelo E. Volandes Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Biopsychosocial problem‐related distress in cancer: examining the role of sex and age
ConclusionsThe results of the current study serve to refute generalizations regarding age or gender demographics and support preferences and thus reinforce the need to offer services in the context of cancer in flexible and varied ways. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Clark, Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J. Philip, Sorin Buga, Richard Obenchain, Matthew J. Loscalzo Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The Distress Thermometer for screening for severe fatigue in newly diagnosed breast and colorectal cancer patients
ConclusionsThe fatigue item of the Problem List performs satisfactorily as a quick screening tool for severe fatigue. However, a positive screen should be followed up with a more thorough assessment of fatigue, i.e., a questionnaire with a validated cut‐off point. Given time pressure of clinicians, this already implemented and brief screening tool may prevent severe fatigue from going undetected in clinical practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: H. J. G. Abrahams, M. F. M. Gielissen, M. Lugt, E. F. W. Kleijer, W. K. Roos, E. Balk, C. A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, H. Knoop Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Couple Functioning after Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThis review illustrates the need for future research with a greater focus on the impact of a pediatric cancer diagnosis on the couple's functioning, conducted with use of appropriate theoretical frameworks and based on both partners’ reports. Improvements in research are needed to best inform couple‐based interventions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marieke Van Schoors, Line Caes, Melissa A. Alderfer, Liesbet Goubert, Lesley Verhofstadt Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in India‐ An exploratory study
Key Points Even though Imatinib therapy provides near‐normal life‐expectancy managing a patient living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) involves understanding complex interactions between medical, psychological and social factors. 26 CML‐ Chronic Phase (CP) patients receiving Imatinib through a patient support program were interviewed using an in‐depth interview method. Framework analysis revealed four major themes: individual perceptions, role of family and social support, treatment aspects with CML, finance and work‐related concerns. Although treatment, work‐ related issues and finance affected patients t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michelle Normen, Surendran Veeraiah, Prasanth Ganesan Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

The efficacy of interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes following surgical treatment for breast cancer: a systematic review and meta‐analysis.
ConclusionThis is the first meta‐analysis to demonstrate the efficacy of interventions on a range of psychosocial outcomes following breast cancer surgery. The meta‐analysis highlighted cognitive behavioural therapy was consistently the most effective psychosocial intervention promoting improvements in anxiety, depression and quality of life. However, there are shortcomings in existing studies, the length of the follow‐up period is typically short and the generalisability of findings was limited by small samples, both of which should be addressed in future studies. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah June Matthews, Elizabeth A. Grunfeld, Andrew Turner Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Utilization of professional psychological care in a large German sample of cancer patients
ConclusionSpecial efforts should be made to reach populations that report low utilization of psychological care in spite of having a need for support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hermann Faller, Joachim Weis, Uwe Koch, Elmar Brähler, Martin Härter, Monika Keller, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Anna Boehncke, Bianca Hund, Katrin Reuter, Matthias Richard, Susanne Sehner, Hans‐Ulrich Wittchen, Anja Mehnert 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 - May 31, 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

Inequalities in cancer screening participation: examining differences in perceived benefits and barriers
ConclusionsIn this analysis of adults approaching the CRC screening age, there was a consistent effect of education on perceived barriers towards gFOB testing, which could affect screening decision‐making. Interventions should target specific barriers to reduce educational disparities in screening uptake and avoid exacerbating inequalities in CRC mortality. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. G. Smith, L. M. McGregor, R. Raine, J. Wardle, C. Wagner, K. A. Robb Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Are audio‐recordings the answer? ‐ A pilot study of a communication intervention for non‐English speaking cancer patients.
Key points Developed a communication intervention for non‐English speaking migrant cancer patients. Consultation audio‐recording and study processes were culturally appropriate. Audio‐recording was perceived to be effective, and replay was higher than previous studies, possibly reflecting a greater need in migrant patients. QPL and CIS were often forgotten by participants, suggesting the intervention should be simplified. Recruitment data highlighted unique characteristics of different migrant groups. Future studies should be mindful of the differences between language and cultural groups. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ruby Lipson‐Smith, Amelia Hyatt, Phyllis Butow, Thomas F. Hack, Michael Jefford, Sandra Hale, Alison Hocking, Michela Sirianni, Uldis Ozolins, Dorothy Yiu, Penelope Schofield Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Fear of cancer recurrence: a theoretical review and its relevance for clinical presentation and management
ConclusionsFurther investigation into FCR is warranted to promote evidence‐based care for this significant cancer survivorship concern.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura E. Simonelli, Scott D. Siegel, Nicole M. Duffy Tags: Review Source Type: research

Partner interfering behaviors affecting cancer quality of life
ConclusionsPartner interfering behaviors during cancer care impact patients' QOL across multiple domains. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann L. Coker, Diane R. Follingstad, Lisandra S. Garcia, Heather M. Bush Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Patients with oesophageal cancer report elevated distress and problems yet do not have an explicit wish for referral prior to receiving their medical treatment plan
ConclusionsPatients with oesophageal cancer report elevated distress and a myriad of problems yet do not have an explicit wish for referral prior to receiving their medical treatment plan. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Jacobs, M. C. J Anderegg, A. Schoorlemmer, D. Nieboer, E. W. Steyerberg, E. M. A. Smets, M. A. G. Sprangers, M. I. Berge Henegouwen, J. C. J. M Haes, J. H. Klinkenbijl Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Intellectual development of childhood ALL patients: A multicenter longitudinal study
Abstract BACKGROUNDIn childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), radiotherapy for CNS prophylaxis is not used in frontline therapy anymore. Standard treatment for ALL nowadays consists of polychemotherapy. Therefore assessment of potential chemotherapy‐induced cognitive side effects becomes important. Although neurotoxicity was demonstrated in cross‐sectional studies, longitudinal studies remain scarce. PROCEDUREWe evaluated intellectual development of 94 pediatric ALL patients between 1990 and 1997, diagnosed before the age of 12 years, treated according to the EORTC CLG 58881‐protocol. Three assessments o...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Charlotte Sleurs, Jurgen Lemiere, Trui Vercruysse, Nathalie Nolf, Ben Van Calster, Sabine Deprez, Marleen Renard, Els Vandecruys, Yves Benoit, Anne Uyttebroeck Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Caregiver reaction assessment: psychometric properties in caregivers of advanced cancer patients
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amy Petrinec, Christopher Burant, Sara Douglas Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Measuring Personal and Functional Changes in Prostate Cancer Survivors: Development and validation of the FADE: Data from the TROG 03.04 RADAR trial
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F. Sharpley, David R. H. Christie, Rosemary Bradford, Allison Steigler, James W. Denham Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Hospitalization and other risk factors for depressive and anxious symptoms in oncological and non ‐oncological patients
Abstract ObjectiveDepression and anxiety are common in hospitalized patients. In particular, oncological patients might be vulnerable to depression and anxiety. The aim of this study is to assess and compare different variables and the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms between oncological and medically ill inpatients and to identify variables that can influence depressive and anxious symptoms during hospitalization of patients. MethodsA total of 360 consecutive hospitalized patients completed the following questionnaires: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Patients Health Questionnaire‐9, General H...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pasquale De Fazio, Gregorio Cerminara, Stefania Ruberto, Mariarita Caroleo, Maurizio Puca, Ornella Rania, Elina Suffredini, Leonardo Procopio, Cristina Segura ‐Garcìa Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Hospitalization and other risk factors for depressive and anxious symptoms in oncological and non‐oncological patients
Abstract ObjectiveDepression and anxiety are common in hospitalized patients. In particular, oncological patients might be vulnerable to depression and anxiety. The aim of this study is to assess and compare different variables and the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms between oncological and medically ill inpatients and to identify variables that can influence depressive and anxious symptoms during hospitalization of patients. MethodsA total of 360 consecutive hospitalized patients completed the following questionnaires: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Patients Health Questionnaire‐9, General H...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pasquale De Fazio, Gregorio Cerminara, Stefania Ruberto, Mariarita Caroleo, Maurizio Puca, Ornella Rania, Elina Suffredini, Leonardo Procopio, Cristina Segura‐Garcìa Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Interest in Initiating an Early Phase Clinical Trial: Results of a Longitudinal Study of Advanced Cancer Patients
ConclusionsThe presence of elevated depressive symptoms may be associated with the EP trial recruitment and enrollment processes. This possible relationship warrants further study. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura B. Dunn, Jim Wiley, Sarah Garrett, Fay Hlubocky, Christopher Daugherty, Laura Trupin, Pamela Munster, Daniel Dohan Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The relevance of experiential avoidance in breast cancer distress: insights from a psychological group intervention
ConclusionsExperiential avoidance may perpetuate the emotional problems commonly found in women with breast cancer and attenuate improvements associated with participation in psychological interventions. Implications for clinical practice in psycho‐oncology are discussed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aldo Aguirre‐Camacho, Guy Pelletier, Ana González‐Márquez, Luis M. Blanco‐Donoso, Paula García‐Borreguero, Bernardo Moreno‐Jiménez Tags: Paper Source Type: research

High rate of thiamine deficiency among inpatients with cancer referred for psychiatric consultation: results of a single site prevalence study
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that TD is highly prevalent among inpatients with cancer, even among normal and overweight individuals, in the absence of other vitamin deficiencies, and while receiving multivitamin supplements. Several potential risk factors were identified, including active cancer treatment. Evaluation of TD was most commonly not initiated by oncologists. Failure to treat and treatment delay were common. Given these findings, oncologists must be vigilant about detecting TD among inpatients with cancer. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elie Isenberg‐Grzeda, Megan Johnson Shen, Yesne Alici, Jonathan Wills, Christian Nelson, William Breitbart Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Concerns underlying treatment preferences of advanced cancer patients with children
ConclusionsParents in our sample expressed that maximizing time with their children and preserving parental functioning were important concerns underlying their preferences for advanced cancer care. Future research should assess the palliative and end‐of‐life care needs and preferences of parents with advanced cancer, which may differ from those of non‐parents. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Devon K. Check, Eliza M. Park, Katherine E. Reeder‐Hayes, Deborah K. Mayer, Allison M. Deal, Justin M. Yopp, Donald L. Rosenstein, Laura C. Hanson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The use of varenicline to treat nicotine dependence among patients with cancer
This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, and effect on cessation of varenicline for smoking cessation in patients with cancer. MethodsData from 132 treatment‐seeking smokers who received 12 weeks of open‐label varenicline and five brief behavioral counseling sessions were used to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and impact on cessation of varenicline. The effects of abstinence on cognitive function and affect were also explored. ResultsOf 459 patients screened, 306 were eligible for the study (66.7%) and 132 entered treatment (43.1%). Retention was 84.1% over 12 weeks. The rate of biochemically verified abstinenc...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Price, Brian Hitsman, Anna Veluz‐Wilkins, Sonja Blazekovic, Tarah R. Brubaker, Frank Leone, Anita Hole, E. Paul Wileyto, Corey Langer, Ravi Kalhan, Jyoti Patel, Robert Schnoll Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Resilience of internal medicine house staff and its association with distress and empathy in an oncology setting
ConclusionsResident physicians experienced clinically relevant distress and a decrease in empathy. Resilient resident physicians were less likely to experience distress. This study provides evidence for the salutary effects of resilience on physician distress. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel C. McFarland, Andrew Roth Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis, prevention and control: barriers, facilitators and the need for health literacy in Ibadan Nigeria
ConclusionDeveloping and implementing comprehensive context‐relevant health literacy interventions in community settings are urgently needed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adebola A. Adedimeji, David Lounsbury, Oluwafemi Popoola, Chioma Asuzu, Akinmayowa Lawal, V. Oladoyin, Cassandra Crifase, Ilir Agalliu, Viswanathan Shankar, Akindele Adebiyi Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Co ‐morbidity of depression, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients receiving psychological care
ConclusionsThree distinct co‐morbidity patterns of depression, anxiety and fatigue were identified and exhibited different symptom courses longitudinally. Those with poor physical health tended to report elevated mood disturbances and fatigue during psychological care. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lei Zhu, Adelita V. Ranchor, Marije Lee, Bert Garssen, Josu é Almansa, Robbert Sanderman, Maya J. Schroevers Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Co‐morbidity of depression, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients receiving psychological care
ConclusionsThree distinct co‐morbidity patterns of depression, anxiety and fatigue were identified and exhibited different symptom courses longitudinally. Those with poor physical health tended to report elevated mood disturbances and fatigue during psychological care. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lei Zhu, Adelita V. Ranchor, Marije Lee, Bert Garssen, Josué Almansa, Robbert Sanderman, Maya J. Schroevers Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Randomized ‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results
ConclusionsThis study is the first and largest to demonstrate sustained benefits of MBCR in distressed breast cancer survivors relative to an active control. MBCR was superior to SET for improving psychological well‐being with lasting benefits over 1 year, suggesting these women gained long‐lasting and efficacious tools to cope with cancer. Trial RegistrationRegistered on clinicaltrials.gov number NCT00390169, October 2006. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda E. Carlson, Rie Tamagawa, Joanne Stephen, Elaine Drysdale, Lihong Zhong, Michael Speca Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Randomized‐controlled trial of mindfulness‐based cancer recovery versus supportive expressive group therapy among distressed breast cancer survivors (MINDSET): long‐term follow‐up results
ConclusionsThis study is the first and largest to demonstrate sustained benefits of MBCR in distressed breast cancer survivors relative to an active control. MBCR was superior to SET for improving psychological well‐being with lasting benefits over 1 year, suggesting these women gained long‐lasting and efficacious tools to cope with cancer. Trial RegistrationRegistered on clinicaltrials.gov number NCT00390169, October 2006. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda E. Carlson, Rie Tamagawa, Joanne Stephen, Elaine Drysdale, Lihong Zhong, Michael Speca Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Spiritual well ‐being and spiritual distress predict adjustment in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThese results suggest that while spirituality is not important to all AYA survivors, both spiritual well‐being and struggle have important associations with adjustment and may warrant clinical attention. Future research is needed to more fully understand the role of spirituality in AYA survivors' adjustment in more depth. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Crystal L. Park, Dalnim Cho Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Coping and resiliency enhancement program (CARE): a pilot study for interpreters in cancer care
ConclusionsWe piloted a resiliency program for medical interpreters in cancer care. We found that interpreters experience distress and have low coping skills. This program resulted in improved work factors and stress reactivity. Future research should include further implementation and testing in a larger, randomized trial. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elyse R. Park, Jan E. Mutchler, Giselle Perez, Roberta E. Goldman, Halsey Niles, Vivian Haime, Cheyenne Fox Tree‐McGrath, Mai See Yang, Daniel Woolridge, July Suarez, Karen Donelan, William F. Pirl Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Spiritual well‐being and spiritual distress predict adjustment in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThese results suggest that while spirituality is not important to all AYA survivors, both spiritual well‐being and struggle have important associations with adjustment and may warrant clinical attention. Future research is needed to more fully understand the role of spirituality in AYA survivors' adjustment in more depth. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Crystal L. Park, Dalnim Cho Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Assessing depression in a geriatric cancer population
ConclusionAlthough these measures produced good internal consistency and were better than chance at predicting depression in a geriatric cancer sample, the published cutoff scores for these measures did not perform well in predicting MDD nor minor depression. Of the three measures, the CES‐D appeared to have the most utility. This data suggests that these popular screening measures may be inadequate for reliably identifying depression in a geriatric cancer population. Researchers and clinicians, therefore, should use caution when selecting depression measures for geriatric cancer patients and consider using the lower cut...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca M. Saracino, Mark I. Weinberger, Andrew J. Roth, Arti Hurria, Christian J. Nelson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Body image and psychological distress in nipple ‐sparing mastectomy: the roles of self‐compassion and appearance investment
ConclusionsModerately low levels of psychological distress and body image disturbance suggest NSM + IBR may minimise adverse psychological impacts of mastectomy. Increased body image disturbance was associated with psychological distress and moderated by self‐compassion and appearance investment, suggesting a potential role for these characteristics as the focus of psychological interventions to minimise the negative impacts of mastectomy. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. A. Sherman, S. Woon, J. French, E. Elder Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Work ability and return to work in thyroid cancer patients and their partners: a pilot study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marion Roberta Neudeck, Hans Steinert, Hanspeter Moergeli, Steffi Weidt, Annina Seiler, Klaus Strobel, Josef Jenewein, Natalie Drabe Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Effectiveness of case management as a cross ‐sectoral healthcare provision for women with breast cancer
ConclusionsThe tested CM model did not improve the quality of life or psychological well‐being of the patients beyond treatment as usual. Possible reasons include that the treatment was already of high standards in the control group or that there are possibly different impacts than found in the literature regarding different forms of organization in CM. The need for and the tailoring of this CM model as well as the transfer of CM to other oncological indications remain to be clarified. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christiane Bleich, Cathrin B üscher, Hanne Melchior, Anna Grochocka, Andrea Thorenz, Holger Schulz, Uwe Koch, Birgit Watzke Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Meaning ‐based coping, chronic conditions and quality of life in advanced cancer & caregiving
ConclusionsDespite the severity of advanced cancer for patients and caregivers, the co‐existing health problems of one member of the dyad have the potential to directly or indirectly affect the wellbeing of the other. Future research should consider how the number of patient comorbidities and caregiver chronic conditions, as well as the ability of patients and caregivers to manage those conditions, influences their meaning‐based coping and wellbeing. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katrina R. Ellis, Mary R. Janevic, Trace Kershaw, Cleopatra H. Caldwell, Nancy K. Janz, Laurel Northouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy in patients with high ‐dose chemotherapy and stem cell support: a randomized pilot study
ConclusionsMT may improve pain perception in patients receiving HDC plus ASCT. Additionally positive effects on toxicities, use of antiemetic medication, and immunological changes were observed. As some of these findings failed significance, studies with larger sample sizes are needed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gert Tuinmann, Pia Preissler, Hauke B öhmer, Anna Suling, Carsten Bokemeyer Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Infancy and pediatric cancer: an exploratory study of parent psychological distress
ConclusionsParent–child relationships are of fundamental importance during infancy. This study provides novel data highlighting the psychological impact for parents when a cancer diagnosis is made during this critical developmental period, including the contribution of family structure to parental distress. Results provide further support for applying a traumatic stress framework when exploring parent experiences of pediatric cancer. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. Vernon, D. Eyles, C. Hulbert, L. Bretherton, M. C. McCarthy Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Cognitive behavioral therapies for informal caregivers of patients with cancer and cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsBased on the negligible effect of CBTs across outcomes, future studies should consider moving beyond traditional CBT methods as these do not appear efficacious. It is suggested that future interventions orient towards advances in the basic affective sciences and derived therapies in order to better understand and treat the emotional struggles experienced by ICs. © 2016 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mia S. O'Toole, Robert Zachariae, Megan E. Renna, Douglas S. Mennin, Allison Applebaum Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Meaning‐based coping, chronic conditions and quality of life in advanced cancer & caregiving
ConclusionsDespite the severity of advanced cancer for patients and caregivers, the co‐existing health problems of one member of the dyad have the potential to directly or indirectly affect the wellbeing of the other. Future research should consider how the number of patient comorbidities and caregiver chronic conditions, as well as the ability of patients and caregivers to manage those conditions, influences their meaning‐based coping and wellbeing. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katrina R. Ellis, Mary R. Janevic, Trace Kershaw, Cleopatra H. Caldwell, Nancy K. Janz, Laurel Northouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy in patients with high‐dose chemotherapy and stem cell support: a randomized pilot study
ConclusionsMT may improve pain perception in patients receiving HDC plus ASCT. Additionally positive effects on toxicities, use of antiemetic medication, and immunological changes were observed. As some of these findings failed significance, studies with larger sample sizes are needed. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gert Tuinmann, Pia Preissler, Hauke Böhmer, Anna Suling, Carsten Bokemeyer Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary psychological benefits of mindfulness meditation training in a sample of men diagnosed with prostate cancer on active surveillance: results from a randomized controlled pilot trial
ConclusionsWhile mindfulness training was found to be generally feasible and acceptable among participants who enrolled in the 8‐week intervention as determined by completion rates and open‐ended survey responses, the response rate between initial enrollment and the total number of men approached was lower than desired (47%). While larger sample sizes are necessary to examine the efficacy of mindfulness training on important psychological outcomes, in this pilot study posttraumatic growth was shown to significantly increase over time for men in the treatment group. Mindfulness training has the potential to help men cop...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Victorson, Vered Hankin, James Burns, Rebecca Weiland, Carly Maletich, Nathaniel Sufrin, Stephanie Schuette, Bruriah Gutierrez, Charles Brendler Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The intensity of caregiving is a more important predictor of adverse bereavement outcomes for adult –child than spousal caregivers of patients who die of cancer
This study aimed to evaluate factors of care associated with higher grief intensity in bereaved adult–child (AC‐FCs) and spousal FCs (S‐FCs). Data from the Qualycare study, a mortality follow‐back study of bereaved FCs of patients who died of cancer, was analyzed. Four hundred eighty‐four patient–FC dyads were included: 246 AC‐FCs and 238 S‐FCs. S‐FCs received more formal (SPC) (p = 0.026), and AC‐FCs more informal (p 
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah McLean, Barbara Gomes, Irene J. Higginson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Unmet needs of non ‐Hodgkin lymphoma survivors in Korea: prevalence, correlates, and associations with health‐related quality of life
ConclusionsKorean NHL survivors have substantial unmet needs, especially those who are younger, unmarried, and have a lower income. Initiating supportive care programs for meeting unmet needs may enhance their HRQOL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Soo Hyun Kim, Suyeon Lee, So Hee Kim, Oh Nam Ok, Im ‐Ryung Kim, Eunju Choi, Yoon‐Koo Kang, Seok Jin Kim, Moon Hee Lee Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Co ‐worker perceptions of return‐to‐work opportunities for Japanese cancer survivors
This study examined workplace factors and perceptions of Return‐to‐Work (RTW) opportunities for colleagues with cancer‐related symptoms and/or treatment side effects in Japan. MethodsWe conducted an online, cross‐sectional survey of 3710 employed Japanese individuals of working age. Colleagues' perceptions of RTW opportunities for cancer survivors were examined (using a Japanese questionnaire), along with workplace factors such as job demand, job control and workplace social support (using the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire). Associations between workplace factors and RTW opportunities were evaluated using multiple...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hisashi Eguchi, Koji Wada, Yoshiyuki Higuchi, Derek R. Smith Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Co‐worker perceptions of return‐to‐work opportunities for Japanese cancer survivors
This study examined workplace factors and perceptions of Return‐to‐Work (RTW) opportunities for colleagues with cancer‐related symptoms and/or treatment side effects in Japan. MethodsWe conducted an online, cross‐sectional survey of 3710 employed Japanese individuals of working age. Colleagues' perceptions of RTW opportunities for cancer survivors were examined (using a Japanese questionnaire), along with workplace factors such as job demand, job control and workplace social support (using the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire). Associations between workplace factors and RTW opportunities were evaluated using multiple...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hisashi Eguchi, Koji Wada, Yoshiyuki Higuchi, Derek R. Smith Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Unmet needs of non‐Hodgkin lymphoma survivors in Korea: prevalence, correlates, and associations with health‐related quality of life
ConclusionsKorean NHL survivors have substantial unmet needs, especially those who are younger, unmarried, and have a lower income. Initiating supportive care programs for meeting unmet needs may enhance their HRQOL. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Soo Hyun Kim, Suyeon Lee, So Hee Kim, Oh Nam Ok, Im‐Ryung Kim, Eunju Choi, Yoon‐Koo Kang, Seok Jin Kim, Moon Hee Lee Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Beliefs about medicines, doctor–patient relationship, and coping among European patients with cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luigi Grassi, Elena Meggiolaro, Maria Alejandra Berardi, Agustina Sirgo, Maria Cristina Colistro, Elisabeth Andritsch, Alessandra Montesi, Tatiana Bertelli, Clemens Farkas, Rosangela Caruso, Silvana Sabato, Sara Massarenti, Eva Juan Linarez, Maria Giulia Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Coping, stress, and insomnia in hematopoietic stem cell transplant candidates
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Morgan S. Lee, Yasmin Asvat, Brian D. Gonzalez, Paul B. Jacobsen, Heather S. L. Jim Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research