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

Communication about melanoma and risk reduction after melanoma diagnosis
ConclusionsEncouraging melanoma patients to have a more active role in discussions concerning melanoma risk and screening with relatives and physicians alike may be a useful strategy to promote 2 key risk‐reduction practices post melanoma diagnosis and treatment. Future research is needed to identify additional strategies to improve comprehensive risk reduction in long‐term melanoma patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 5, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vivian M. Rodr íguez, Marianne Berwick, Jennifer L. Hay Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial effects of a skin camouflage program in female survivors with head and neck cancer: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe 3‐month skin camouflage program effectively improved facial disfigurement, fear of social interaction, anxiety of social interaction, and body image of female HNC survivors. A survival care plan should include a skin camouflage program to improve body image perception and decrease anxiety after treatment of HNC. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shu ‐Ching Chen, Bing‐Shen Huang, Chien‐Yu Lin, Kang‐Hsing Fan, Joseph Tung‐Chien Chang, Shu‐Chen Wu, Yeur‐Hur Lai Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effect of aerobic exercise on cancer ‐associated cognitive impairment: A proof‐of‐concept RCT
Abstract BackgroundChange in cognitive ability is a commonly reported side effect by breast cancer survivors (BCS). The underlying etiology of cognitive complaints is unclear and to date there is limited evidence for effective intervention strategies. Exercise has been shown to improve cognitive function in older adults and animal models treated with chemotherapy. This proof‐of‐concept randomized controlled trial (RCT) tested the effect of aerobic exercise versus usual lifestyle on cognitive function in postmenopausal BCS. MethodsWomen, age 40‐65 years, postmenopausal, stage I‐IIIA breast cancer, and who self‐rep...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. L. Campbell, J. W. Y. Kam, S. E. Neil ‐Sztramko, T. Liu Ambrose, T. C. Handy, H. Lim, S. Hayden, L. Hsu, A. A. Kirkham, C. C. Gotay, D. C. McKenzie, L. A. Boyd Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Fear of new or recurrent melanoma after treatment for localised melanoma
ConclusionsThere is a substantial amount of fear of new or recurrent melanoma among this population, despite most having a very good prognosis. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katy J. L. Bell, Yachna Mehta, Robin M. Turner, Rachael L. Morton, Mbathio Dieng, Robyn Saw, Pascale Guitera, Kirsten McCaffery, Donald Low, Cynthia Low, Marisa Jenkins, Les Irwig, Angela C. Webster Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Health ‐related quality of life in cancer survivorship: predictive power of the Social Difficulties Inventory
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Ashley, Galina Velikova, Amy Downing, Eva Morris, Penny Wright Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Experts ’ Perspectives on the Role of Medical Marijuana in Oncology: a semi‐structured interview study
ConclusionsExpert opinion was divided between conviction in marijuana's medicinal potential to guardedness in this assertion, with no participant refuting MM's utility outright. Emergent themes included: that MM ameliorates cancer‐related pain and nausea and is safer than certain conventional medications. Participants called for enhanced purity and production standards, and further research on MM's utility. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: I. M. Braun, F. L. Meyer, J. Gagne, L. Nabati, D. P. Yuppa, M. Carmona, H. J. Burstein, J. Suzuki, M. Nayak, Y. Martins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

What Cancer Means to the Patients and their Primary Caregivers in the Family ‐Accounted Korean Context: A Dyadic Interpretation*
ConclusionsBased on the current study's limitations, suggestions were made for future studies in which cultural attributes are distinguished from the medical system attributes. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ansuk Jeong, Ji Yeong M. An, Jong Hyock Park, Keeho Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer Distress Coach: Pilot Study of a Mobile App for Managing Posttraumatic Stress
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sophia K. Smith, Eric Kuhn, Jonathan O'Donnell, Bridget F. Koontz, Nicole Nelson, Kiera Molloy, Jianhong Chang, Julia Hoffman Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Caregiver, patient, and nurse visit communication patterns in cancer home hospice
ConclusionThis study leads the way in outlining triadic communication patterns in cancer home hospice visits. Our findings have implications for nursing education, letting future nurses know what to expect, and lays the foundation for future research to determine effectiveness and interventions to improve health care communication. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maija Reblin, Margaret Clayton, Jiayun Xu, Jennifer Hulett, Seth Latimer, Gary Donaldson, Lee Ellington Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Care ‐related predictors for negative intrusive thoughts after prostate cancer diagnosis – Data from the prospective LAPPRO trial.
ConclusionsOur findings showed an association of preoperative uncertainty of cure as well as low preparedness for well‐known surgery‐induced symptoms with higher occurrence of negative intrusive thoughts about prostate cancer. Future studies should examine if interventions designed to have healthcare professionals inform patients about their upcoming prostatectomy reduce patients´ negative intrusive thoughts and thereby, improve their psychological well‐being. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thordis Thorsteinsdottir, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Arna Hauksdottir, Johan Stranne, Ulrica Wilder äng, Eva Haglind, Gunnar Steineck Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Culturally Adapted Survivorship Program for Asian Early ‐Stage Breast Cancer Patients in Singapore: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
ConclusionsA culturally adapted PEG program was effective in reducing physical symptom distress in Asian breast cancer survivors. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02600) (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alexandre Chan, Yan Xiang Gan, Suan Kai Oh, Terence Ng, Maung Shwe, Raymond Chan, Raymond Ng, Brandon Goh, Yee Pin Tan, Gilbert Fan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire in Women with Cancer: A Psychometric Evaluation and an Item Response Theory Analysis
ConclusionOverall, the ERQ is a psychometrically sound approach for assessing emotion regulation strategies in the oncological context. Clinical implications are discussed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: T ânia Brandão, Marc S. Schulz, James J. Gross, Paula Mena Matos Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Intraindividual Variability in Reaction Time Before and After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Conclusions Women with breast cancer have declines in attention and inhibitory control relative to pretreatment performance. Future studies should include measures of variability, as they are an important sensitive indicator of change in cognitive function. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christie Yao, Jill B. Rich, Kattleya Tirona, Lori J. Bernstein Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Exploring characteristics, predictors, and consequences of fear of cancer recurrence among Asian American breast cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveTo address the fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) research gap, we used prospective data to explore FCR predictors and FCR associations with health‐related quality of life (HRQOL) among Asian American breast cancer survivors (BCS). MethodsA total of 208 diverse Asian American BCS completed T1 survey and 137 completed T2 survey after 1‐year. ResultsFCR scores (range = 0‐4) were 2.01 at T1 and 1.99 at T2 reflecting low‐to‐moderate FCR. Scores of FCR were stable over the one‐year period (t(126) = .144, p = .886). Multiple regression analyses showed that Chin...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Dalnim Cho, Lily Lai, Sophia Yeung, Lucy Young, Christina Yeon, Yuman Fong Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

How do Women at Increased Breast Cancer Risk Perceive and Decide Between Risks of Cancer and Risk ‐Reducing Treatments? A Synthesis of Qualitative Research.
ConclusionsReasoning that categorisation is a fundamental aspect of risk perception, we argue that patients can be encouraged to develop more nuanced and accurate categorisations of their own risk through their interactions with clinicians. Empirically‐based ethical reflection is required to determine whether and when it is appropriate to provide risk‐reduction procedures to alleviate worry. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah. G. Fielden, Stephen L. Brown, Pooja Saini, Helen Beesley, Peter Salmon Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Effects of Stress Appraisal on the Quality of Life of Adult Patients with Multiple Myeloma and Their Primary Family Caregivers in Korea
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that the way patients and caregivers perceive and respond to stress plays a significant role in their QoL during the treatment experience. Interventions designed to reconstruct negative perspectives and improve self‐efficacy may help both patients and caregivers to improve their QoL. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: I. S. La, E. K. Yun Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Information Needs of the Chinese Community Affected by Cancer: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsFailing to meet the information needs of the Chinese community members affected by cancer increases the risk for poor cancer outcomes. Potential interventions such as translated resources, bilingual advocates, an online information portal and communication aids can be helpful in addressing the unmet needs for this community. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bee Teng Lim, Phyllis Butow, Jill Mills, Annie Miller, David Goldstein Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Qualitatively Understanding Patients ’ and Health Professionals’ Experiences of the BRECONDA Breast Reconstruction Decision Aid
ConclusionThese findings support the use of BRECONDA as an adjunct to clinical consultation and other information sources. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kerry A. Sherman, Laura ‐Kate Shaw, Lone Jørgensen, Diana Harcourt, Linda Cameron, John Boyages, Elisabeth Elder, Judy Kirk, Katherine Tucker Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Telephone ‐Delivered Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Cancer Patients: An Equivalence Randomised Trial
Abstract ObjectiveTo evaluate Telephone‐Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (T‐CBT) compared to CBT face to face treatment as usual (TAU‐CBT), in cancer patients with high psychological needs, in terms of mental health and coping. MethodA prospective randomised equivalence trial with Patient Reported Outcome (PRO's), measured pre‐ and post‐therapy including; Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale: Helpless/Hopeless subscale only (MAC H/H), Checklist of Cancer Concerns (CLCC) and the Cancer Coping Questionnaire (CCQ). A study‐specific Service Evaluation Questionnaire ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Watson, C. White, A. Lynch, K. Mohammed Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Trajectories of Quality of Life, Life Satisfaction and Psychological Adjustment after Prostate Cancer
ConclusionsDistinct trajectories exist for medium to long term quality of life, life satisfaction and psychological adjustment after prostate cancer; with age and socioeconomic deprivation playing a differential role in men's survivorship profile and the impact of functional status on outcomes increasing over time. These results reinforce the need for an appraisal of men's life course in addition to treatment side effects when planning survivorship care after cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Suzanne K. Chambers, Shu Kay Ng, Peter Baade, Joanne Aitken, Melissa K. Hyde, Gary Wittert, Mark Frydenberg, Jeff Dunn Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cycles of silence: First Nations women overcoming social and historical barriers in supportive cancer care
ConclusionsWidespread silence around cancer reflects both the limited access First Nations people have to formal, supportive programs and services, as well as the creative ways they provide emotional, social, and financial support within their informal networks. Beyond the support of their communities, they also required institutional provision of care that is culturally safe, addressing the colonial impacts on cancer communication and the disproportionate burdens of disease in First Nations communities. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chad Hammond, Wendy Gifford, Carolyn Brooks, Ryan Hamilton, Tracy Scott, Doris Warner, Tricia Morrison, Jennifer Poudrier, Roanne Thomas Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

“Facing spousal cancer during child‐rearing years: the short‐term effects of the Cancer‐PEPSONE programme ‐ a single‐center randomized controlled trial.”
ConclusionsEven though the long‐term effects are yet to be studied, CPP seems to increase social support for the well parents short‐term, which in turn may improve their quality of life. Given the study's low sample size, further replications in larger samples are required. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mette Senneseth, Atle Dyregrov, Jon Laberg, Stig B. Matthiesen, Mariana Pereira, May A. Hauken Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

‘The Song Inside:’ ‘La Canción por Dentro’: Individual and Dyadic Impact of Breast Cancer for Caregivers of Latina Survivors
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Juliana Munoz, Christina Rush, Bess Flashner, Ghipsel Cibrian, Sandra Martinez, Claudia Campos, Migdalia Torres, Olympia Cepeda, Charlene Kuo, Stacey Kaltman, Lina Jandorf, Kristi D. Graves Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The use of salivary cortisol as an index of chronic stress that correlates with depression in prostate cancer patients
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christopher F Sharpley, David R. H. Christie, Vicki Bitsika, Linda L Agnew, Nicholas M Andronicos, Mary E McMillan, Timothy M Richards Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Factors Predicting Emotional Cue ‐Responding Behaviors of Nurses in Taiwan: An Observational Study
ConclusionsThis study is the first to explore factors related to Taiwanese nurses’ CRE. Compared to nurses in other countries, Taiwanese nurses tended to respond to patients’ emotional cues with more inappropriate strategies. We also identified significant predictors of CRE that show the importance of communication training. Future research and education programs are needed to enhance nurses’ CRE and to advocate for emotion‐focused communication. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mei ‐Feng Lin, An‐Yu Lee, Cheng‐Chen Chou, Tien‐Yu Liu, Chia‐Chun Tang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Development of practice guidelines for psychological interventions in the rehabilitation of patients with oncological disease (breast, prostate or colorectal cancer): methods and results
ConclusionsThe practice guidelines provide detailed recommendations for high‐quality psycho‐social care in an oncological rehabilitation context. It is their aim to guide the multidisciplinary team, especially psychologists and physicians, in their daily practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Reese, Joachim Weis, Dieter Schmucker, Oskar Mittag Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A descriptive survey of cancer helplines in the United Kingdom: Who they are, the services offered, and the accessibility of those services
ConclusionAlthough cancer helplines in the United Kingdom offer reasonably broad coverage across the country, there are still potential barriers to accessibility. There are also opportunities to optimize the training of staff/volunteers across the sector. There are further prospects for helplines to enhance services and sustain appropriate and realistic quality standards. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geraldine M. Leydon, Beth Stuart, Lisa Danquah, Katie Ekberg, Lucy Brindle, Sue Latter, Clare Moynihan, Peter Salmon, Sonia Howe, Elizabeth Stokoe, Paul Little Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Health literacy and physical activity in women diagnosed with breast cancer
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the role of health literacy in physical activity in women diagnosed with breast cancer and have implications for targeted supportive physical activity interventions. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leigh Plummer, Kerry Chalmers Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial Effects of a Skin Camouflage Program in the Female Survivors with Head and Neck Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsThe 3‐month skin camouflage program effectively improved facial disfigurement, fear of social interaction, anxiety of social interaction, and body image of female HNC survivors. A survival care plan should include a skin camouflage program to improve body image perception and decrease anxiety after treatment of HNC. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shu ‐Ching Chen, Bing‐Shen Huang, Chien‐Yu Lin, Kang‐Hsing Fan, Joseph T. C. Chang, Shu‐Chen Wu, Yeur‐Hur Lai Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sexual distress and associated factors among cervical cancer survivors: A cross ‐sectional multicenter observational study
ConclusionsAppropriate rehabilitation programs should be developed for CC survivors, to prevent and reduce not only vaginal sexual symptoms, but also sexual pain worry, relationship dissatisfaction and body image concerns, in order to reduce sexual distress. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: R. M. Bakker, G. G. Kenter, C. L. Creutzberg, A. M. Stiggelbout, M. Derks, W. Mingelen, C. D. Kroon, W. M. Vermeer, M. M. Kuile Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Pro ‐ and anti‐inflammatory cytokine associations with major depression in cancer patients
ConclusionsDepressive symptoms in cancer patients may represent sickness behaviours, which may have distinct cytokine associations from major depression. Sickness behaviours may be associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines, whereas major depression may be induced by a failure to adequately resolve inflammation. Our findings suggest that cytokine‐mediated interventions may be of value to treat depression in this population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Madeline Li, Ekaterina Kouzmina, Megan McCusker, Danielle Rodin, Paul C. Boutros, Christopher J. Paige, Gary Rodin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patient experiences of acute myeloid leukemia (AML): A qualitative study about diagnosis, illness understanding, and treatment decision ‐making
ConclusionsAML poses a sudden, emotionally challenging, information‐laden situation, where little time is available to make important decisions. This results in difficulty processing information and is sometimes complicated by a lack of emotive communication from clinicians. Results indicate a need for targeted interventions to improve AML patients’ understanding of illness and treatment options, and to address their traumatic experiences around diagnosis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thomas W. LeBlanc, Laura J. Fish, Catherine T. Bloom, Areej El ‐Jawahri, Debra M. Davis, Susan C. Locke, Karen E. Steinhauser, Kathryn I. Pollak Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Survival prediction of anxious emotion in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care
This study was to investigate the prognostic value of baseline and dynamic changes in anxious emotion in advanced cancer patients undergoing palliative care. MethodsThe association between anxious emotion and survival was investigated in a retrospective sample of 377 consecutive advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care from August 2013 to October 2015 and in an extended follow‐up study of 106 of those patients. ResultsThe prevalence of anxious emotion was 24.93% (94/377) overall, 22.48% (47/209) in males and 27.97% (47/168) in females. Significant associations between baseline anxious emotion and overall surviv...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Weiwei Zhao, Zhenyu Wu, Jianhua Chen, Huixun Jia, Zhe Huang, Menglei Chen, Xiaoli Gu, Minghui Liu, Zhe Zhang, Huaping Wang, Peng Wang, Wenwu Cheng Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The perceived influence of childhood cancer on the parents ’ relationship
ConclusionThis study identified specific events and parent behaviors that strain the couples’ relationship during the childhood cancer trajectory. This information can inform the development of a couple's intervention. Prospective research is needed to better understand how childhood cancer affects caregivers’ partnerships through survivorship and beyond. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. Wiener, H. Battles, S. Zadeh, W. Pelletier, M. N. F. Arruda ‐Colli, A. Muriel Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer ‐and‐treatment–specific distress and its impact on posttraumatic stress in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
ConclusionsOur data provide first evidence regarding the course of 6 dimensions of CTXD during HSCT and their impact on PTSD symptomatology. Specifically, results emphasize the major burden of uncertainty pre‐HSCT and the impact of uncertainty and concerns regarding appearance and sexuality on PTSD symptomatology. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katharina Kuba, Peter Esser, Angela Scherwath, Lena Schirmer, Frank Schulz ‐Kindermann, Andreas Dinkel, Friedrich Balck, Uwe Koch, Nicolaus Kröger, Heide Götze, Anja Mehnert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Choosing a miracle: impoverishment, mistrust, and discordant views in abandonment of treatment of children with cancer in El Salvador
ConclusionsThe caregivers’ increasing impoverishment (not only financial) and misgivings about the child's treatment caused them to reconsider their therapeutic choices, and rely on their belief in a miraculous cure, thus abandoning. The caregivers and medical team's discordant EM about the child's cancer and treatment must be acknowledged and shared decision‐making considered, together with consistency in the strategies that currently demonstrate to be effective decreasing abandonment. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nuria Rossell, Julia Challinor, Roy Gigengack, Ria Reis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Association between social support, functional status and change in Health Related Quality of Life and changes in anxiety and depression in colorectal cancer patients
ConclusionsColorectal cancer patients who have more social support, are functionally‐independent and have higher improvements in HRQoL may have better results in anxiety and depression at one year post‐surgery, adjusting for age, gender, location, occupation and baseline HADS scores. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Gonzalez ‐Saenz de Tejada, A. Bilbao, M. Baré, E. Briones, C. Sarasqueta, J. M. Quintana, A. Escobar, Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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