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Sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing body image disturbance
ConclusionDifficulties in SF appear to be highly prevalent in BCS experiencing BI disturbance posttreatment. Brief screening tools assessing SF should adopt a biopsychosocial model, which includes questions regarding vaginal dryness, relationship satisfaction, and body stigma issues. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Virginia M. Boquiren, Mary Jane Esplen, Jiahui Wong, Brenda Toner, Ellen Warner, Noorulain Malik Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Author Index
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Author Index Source Type: research

Abstracts
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Equality and diversity in psycho‐oncology: sociodemographic inequalities in psychosocial cancer care and outcomes
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Call for Papers Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

The impact of job status on quality of life: general population versus long‐term cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveCancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recently, survival rates of cancer patients have been improving. Many patients are diagnosed with cancer at an age when their career is an important component of their lives, and job status can have a significant impact on health‐related quality of life (HRQOL). The purpose of this study was to determine the association of job status and HRQOL with respect to particular situations, such as long‐term cancer survival and the presence of comorbid conditions, as compared with the general population. MethodsData on a total of 27,089 ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Seo Yoon Lee, Sun Jung Kim, Jaeyong Shin, Kyu‐Tae Han, Eun‐Cheol Park Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Assessing the effectiveness of decision aids for decision making in prostate cancer testing: a systematic review
ConclusionsDecision aids increase patient knowledge and confidence in decision making about prostate cancer testing. Further research into effective methods of implementation is needed. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 15, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dragan Ilic, Walid Jammal, Pauline Chiarelli, Robert A. Gardiner, Suzanne Hughes, Dana Stefanovic, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: Call for Papers Source Type: research

How do patients with uveal melanoma experience and manage uncertainty? A qualitative study
ConclusionsUncertainty in the context of uveal melanoma is a complex and multifaceted experience that is not easily resolved by prognostication. Additional approaches are needed to help patients with the uncertainty that persists despite prognostication. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Hope‐Stone, Stephen L. Brown, Heinrich Heimann, Bertil Damato, Peter Salmon Tags: Paper Source Type: research

National study of chronic disease self‐management: 6‐month and 12‐month findings among cancer survivors and non‐cancer survivors
ConclusionsFindings suggest that participation in CDSMP, an evidence‐based chronic disease self‐management intervention not specifically tailored for cancer survivorship, may significantly improve physical and psychosocial health status and key health and healthcare behaviors among cancer survivors. Additional research is needed to elucidate cancer survivors' unique needs and examine the benefits of tailored versions of CDSMP. Nevertheless, CDSMP, available at scale nationally and internationally, is a promising intervention for cancer survivors and should be considered a valuable component of survivorship care. Copyri...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alicia L. Salvatore, SangNam Ahn, Luohua Jiang, Kate Lorig, Marcia G. Ory Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances and related factors among family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer
ConclusionsSleep disturbances were common among the Taiwanese FCs of patients with advanced cancer. FCs with risk factors for sleep disturbances should be identified and provided assistance. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kwo‐Chen Lee, Jia‐Jean Yiin, Pi‐Chu Lin, Shu‐Hua Lu Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The psychological impact of undergoing genetic‐risk profiling in men with a family history of prostate cancer
ConclusionsPersonalised genetic‐risk assessments do not prevent men from overestimating their risk of PrCa. Screening anxiety is common, and timeframes for receiving results should be kept to a minimum. Methods of risk communication in men at risk of PrCa should be the subject of future research. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth K. Bancroft, Elena Castro, Gordon A. Bancroft, Audrey Ardern‐Jones, Clare Moynihan, Elizabeth Page, Natalie Taylor, Rosalind A. Eeles, Emma Rowley, Karen Cox Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Attentional biases in cancer survivors: directions for future research
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louise Sharpe, Belinda Thewes, Phyllis Butow Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Comments on attentional bias and metacognitions in cancer survivors with high fear of cancer recurrence by Butow et al. (Psycho‐oncology 25 Aug 2014)
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sim Sai Tin, Viroj Wiwanitkit Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Burnout in oncology: is the situation alarming or reassuring?
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Renzo Bianchi, Eric Laurent Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The changing landscape of cancer care – the impact of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines
Abstract The International Psycho‐Oncology Society (IPOS) has championed the need for quality care to incorporate attention to the psychosocial concerns of cancer patients. Widespread international endorsement of distress as the ‘6th vital sign’ is a major step towards improving access to psychosocial care and reducing the isolation and stigma experienced by many affected by cancer. However, the integration of psychosocial care into routine clinical practice also requires active multidisciplinary engagement, and demonstration that evidence‐based psychosocial interventions are effective and feasible to deliv...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jane Turner Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Psychosocial oncology care resources in Europe: a study under the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC)
ConclusionAlthough many countries seem to have integrated PSOC into their NCCP, there is still much to do in terms of allocating resources and delivering psychosocial care equitably. Also, there is a need for improving training and certification in PSOC. The findings indicate the need to develop national policies concerning PSOC with clear targets for deliverables in an appropriate timetable in order that psychosocial services and existing clinical guidelines are implemented and fully integrated into EU NCCPs. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Luzia Travado, Joaquim C. Reis, Maggie Watson, Josep Borras Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Relationships between neurocognitive functioning, mood, and quality of life in patients with temporal lobe glioma
ConclusionsIn patients with temporal lobe glioma, depressive symptoms are strongly related to most aspects of HRQOL but not with NCF. NCF, specifically verbal learning and memory, executive functioning, and processing speed, also show direct relationships with numerous aspects of HRQOL. These findings underscore the importance of multimodal assessment of NCF and mood in this population. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kyle R. Noll, Mariana E. Bradshaw, Jeffrey S. Weinberg, Jeffrey S. Wefel Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Role of family caregivers' self‐perceived preparedness for the death of the cancer patient in long‐term adjustment to bereavement
ConclusionsFindings underscore the high prevalence of long‐lasting bereavement‐related distress among family cancer caregivers and the role of preparedness for the relative's death in the level of that distress. Findings suggest that psychosocial programs among caregivers focus on not only caregiving skills per se but also preparedness for the death of the patient. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Youngmee Kim, Charles S. Carver, David Spiegel, Hannah‐Rose Mitchell, Rachel S. Cannady Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The impact of a spiritual legacy intervention in patients with brain cancers and other neurologic illnesses and their support persons
ConclusionsA chaplain‐led spiritual life review is a feasible intervention for patients with neurodegenerative disease and results in beneficial effects on patients and SPs. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katherine M. Piderman, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Sarah M. Jenkins, Maria I. Lapid, Gracia M. Kwete, Terin T. Sytsma, Laura A. Lovejoy, Timothy J. Yoder, Aminah Jatoi Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The complex interplay of physician, patient, and spouse in preoperative counseling for radical prostatectomy: a comparative mixed‐method analysis of 30 videotaped consultations
ConclusionsSpouses appear to play a complex and sometimes ambivalent role in counseling for radical prostatectomy. Especially when discussing a nerve‐sparing approach, urologist should focus on the patients' true needs while interacting with both partners. Personalized decision aids might help to identify possible conflicts in advance. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Johannes Huber, Jürg C. Streuli, Novica Lozankovski, Regina J. F. Stredele, Peter Moll, Markus Hohenfellner, Christian G. Huber, Andreas Ihrig, Tim Peters Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The effects of attachment and outness on illness adjustment among gay men with prostate cancer
ConclusionsFindings support the mediating role of the subjective experience of being an out gay man in the association between anxious attachment and illness intrusiveness. These results suggest that facilitating greater comfort with outness would be beneficial for illness adjustment among gay men with prostate cancer whom have more anxious attachment styles. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cassandra J. Crangle, David M. Latini, Tae L. Hart Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Validity, specificity, feasibility and acceptability of a brief pediatric distress thermometer in outpatient clinics
ConclusionAs patient and caregiver reports are not always concordant, both patient and caregiver report of distress are important for the provider to obtain clinically meaningful information to guide interventions. Published 2015. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lori Wiener, Haven Battles, Sima Zadeh, Brigitte C. Widemann, Maryland Pao Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Longitudinal social cognitive influences on physical activity and sedentary time in Hispanic breast cancer survivors
This study evaluated the effect of two home‐based exercise interventions (one culturally adapted and one standard) on changes in social cognitive theory (SCT) variables, physical activity (PA), and sedentary time (ST), and determined the association between changes in SCT variables and changes in PA and ST in Hispanic breast cancer survivors. MethodProject VIVA! was a 16‐week randomized controlled pilot study to test the effectiveness and feasibility of a culturally adapted exercise intervention for Mexican American and Puerto Rican breast cancer survivors in Houston, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, respectively. Wome...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Scherezade K. Mama, Jaejoon Song, Alexis Ortiz, Maribel Tirado‐Gomez, Cristina Palacios, Daniel C. Hughes, Karen Basen‐Engquist Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Social outcomes in adult survivors of childhood cancer compared to the general population: linkage of a cohort with population registers
ConclusionsNational register data show differences between social outcomes in childhood cancer survivors and the general population, especially for survivors treated with radiotherapy to head and/or neck and those originally diagnosed with central nervous system tumours. Development and implementation of effective targeted support strategies to improve social outcomes of childhood cancer survivors needs consideration. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Font‐Gonzalez, Elizabeth (Lieke) Feijen, Elske Sieswerda, Eline Dulmen‐den Broeder, Martha Grootenhuis, Helena Maurice‐Stam, Huib Caron, Marie‐Louise Essink‐Bot, Helena Pal, Ronald Geskus, Leontien Kremer Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Experiences and desired nursing assistance of women on out‐patient breast cancer chemotherapy in Southeastern Nigeria
ConclusionWomen with breast cancer in southeastern Nigeria desired but were inadequately prepared to cope with chemotherapy distress they experienced. Nurses could help patients to accept and navigate through chemotherapy by initiating and supporting effective and efficient self‐care actions that are culturally congruent. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. N. Anarado, E. R. Ezeome, O. B. Ofi, A. C. Nwaneri, Y. Ogbolu Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A pilot study of cancer patients' use of traditional healers in the Radiotherapy Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
ConclusionsPatients patronize traditional healers to be rid of pains; hence physicians should endeavor to control cancer‐related symptoms, especially pains as the patients await diagnosis. Also, the low cost of obtaining traditional treatment, regular assurance of cure and other assistances given to them, could be an enticing factor in its use. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: C . C. Asuzu, T. Elumelu‐Kupoluyi, M . C. Asuzu, O . B. Campbell, E . O. Akin‐Odanye, D. Lounsbury Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of disclosure of diagnosis and patient autonomy on quality of life and illness perceptions in Chinese patients with liver cancer
Abstract ObjectiveThis prospective cohort study explored the impact of disclosure of diagnosis and patient autonomy on the health‐related quality of life (HRQOL) and illness perceptions in Chinese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MethodsPatients with HCC who were admitted for potentially curative treatments in a teaching hospital were recruited from August 2013 to July 2014. Patients were interviewed at admission regarding their HRQOL and their attitude towards disclosure of diagnosis. They were interviewed again regarding HRQOL and illness perceptions at discharge. ResultsThere were 218 patients recruited; ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bin Jie, Yan Qiu, Zheng‐Zhi Feng, Shai‐Nan Zhu Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Weight fluctuation during adulthood and weight gain since breast cancer diagnosis predict multiple dimensions of body image among rural breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsObese breast cancer survivors with a history of a large weight fluctuation in adulthood may be prone to poorer breast cancer‐specific body image several years after treatment. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tera L. Fazzino, Rebecca Clausius Hunter, Nora Sporn, Danielle N. Christifano, Christie A. Befort Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Fatalism, medical mistrust, and pretreatment health‐related quality of life in ethnically diverse prostate cancer patients
Abstract ObjectiveFew studies have examined the impact of cultural processes prevalent in minority ethnic groups such as cancer fatalism and medical mistrust on health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) following a cancer diagnosis. The present study examined relationships among ethnicity, HRQoL, and two possible cultural vulnerability factors—fatalistic attitudes and medical mistrust—among an ethnically diverse sample of men with prostate cancer (PC) prior to undergoing active treatment. MethodsA total of 268 men with localized PC (30% African American, 29% Hispanic, and 41% non‐Hispanic White) were assessed ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Natalie Escobio Bustillo, Heather L. McGinty, Jason R. Dahn, Betina Yanez, Michael H. Antoni, Bruce R. Kava, Frank J. Penedo Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Managing Cancer Care: a psycho‐educational intervention to improve knowledge of care options and breast cancer self‐management
ConclusionsMCC is a feasible and acceptable means of improving knowledge of care options and other aspects of breast cancer self‐management. The combination of modules offered in MCC appears to have beneficial interactive effects. We are currently testing MCC more rigorously in a randomized controlled trial to explore mediating and moderating relationships. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dena Schulman‐Green, Sangchoon Jeon Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Factors associated with psychological distress in women with breast cancer‐related lymphoedema
ConclusionsHealth professionals need to be aware that women diagnosed with lymphoedema are at risk of experiencing psychological distress, particularly arising from body image disturbance and beliefs that treatment cannot control lymphoedema. Furthermore, older women may be at an increased risk of anxiety and depression arising from body image disturbance. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jessica Alcorso, Kerry A. Sherman Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Exploring the communication of oncologists, patients and family members in cancer consultations: development and application of a coding system capturing family‐relevant behaviours (KINcode)
ConclusionsThis study provides novel insights into the complex nature of family involvement. The findings highlight potentially positive FM‐focused consultation behaviours such as oncologist responsiveness to family questions and potential areas for improvement such as rapport building, invitation of questions and validation of the family's role. Family‐specific communication skills training should be considered in medical student and professional education settings. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebekah Laidsaar‐Powell, Phyllis Butow, Stella Bu, Rachel Dear, Alana Fisher, Joseph Coll, Ilona Juraskova Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Metamemory function in chemotherapy‐treated patients with breast cancer: an explanation for the dissociation between subjective and objective memory measures?
ConclusionsDiscrepancy in objective and subjective measures of cognition in patients with BC cannot be accounted for in terms of a deficit in meta‐cognition. Objective and subjective measures are complementary, and a comprehensive cognitive assessment in patients with BC requires both. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Barbara Collins, Lise Paquet, Rachelle Dominelli, Amanda White, Joyce MacKenzie Tags: Paper Source Type: research

School‐based brief psycho‐educational intervention to raise adolescent cancer awareness and address barriers to medical help‐seeking about cancer: a cluster randomised controlled trial
ConclusionsSchool‐based brief psycho‐educational interventions are easy to deliver, require little resource and improve cancer awareness. © 2015 The Authors. Psycho‐Oncology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gill Hubbard, Iona Stoddart, Liz Forbat, Richard D. Neal, Ronan E. O'Carroll, Sally Haw, Petra Rauchhaus, Richard G. Kyle Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The relative importance of cancer‐related and general health worries and distress among older adult, long‐term cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe fact that cancer‐related symptoms continue to be associated with cancer‐related worries years after diagnosis speaks to the significance of these continuing sequelae. While the findings suggest the relative independence of cancer‐related worries and general health worries, both are correlated with anxiety and depression. This may be particularly problematic as survivors age and symptoms related to new health problems increase, while cancer‐related symptoms persist. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gary T. Deimling, Sherri P. Brown, Casey Albitz, Christopher J. Burant, Nabeel Mallick Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Trajectories of self‐reported cognitive function in postmenopausal women during adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer
Abstract ObjectiveIn a sample of 368 postmenopausal women, we (1) determined within‐cohort and between‐cohort relationships between adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer and self‐reported cognitive function during the first 18 months of therapy and (2) evaluated the influence of co‐occurring symptoms, neuropsychological function, and other covariates on relationships. MethodsWe evaluated self‐reported cognitive function, using the Patient Assessment of Own Functioning Inventory (PAOFI), and potential covariates (e.g., co‐occurring symptom scores and neuropsychological function z‐scores) in 158 wome...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John D. Merriman, Susan M. Sereika, Adam M. Brufsky, Priscilla F. McAuliffe, Kandace P. McGuire, Jamie S. Myers, Mary L. Phillips, Christopher M. Ryan, Amanda L. Gentry, Lindsay D. Jones, Catherine M. Bender Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Gender differences in caregiver burden and its determinants in family members of terminally ill cancer patients
ConclusionPsychological support interventions for family caregivers should take gender‐specific risk factors into account. Interventions focusing on keeping up hope while caring for a terminally ill family member may be a valuable addition to palliative services to improve support for family carers. Women may benefit from interventions that address adaptive coping and strategies to deal with the dual demands of employment and caring. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Beate Schrank, Alexandra Ebert‐Vogel, Michaela Amering, Eva K. Masel, Marie Neubauer, Herbert Watzke, Sonja Zehetmayer, Sophie Schur Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Does fear of cancer recurrence differ between cancer types? A study from the population‐based PROFILES registry
Abstract ObjectiveKnowledge of factors associated with fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) may inform intervention development and improve patient care. The aims were (1) to compare FCR severity between cancer types and (2) to identify associations between FCR, demographics, medical characteristics, information provision and health‐related quality of life. MethodsCross‐sectional data were obtained from the Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial Treatment and Long‐Term Evaluation of Survivorship registry. We included stage I and II survivors diagnosed with melanoma (n = 469), colorectal cancer (n&thinsp...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marieke Wal, Lonneke Poll‐Franse, Judith Prins, Marieke Gielissen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The role of group membership continuity and multiple memberships on mental well‐being amongst post‐operative stoma patients
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Brandon Bule, Daniel Frings Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Short‐term and long‐term effects of a psycho‐educational group intervention for family caregivers in palliative home care – results from a randomized control trial
ConclusionsThe psycho‐educational intervention has the potential to be used by health professionals to improve preparedness for caregiving among family caregivers in palliative care both in short and long terms. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maja Holm, Kristofer Årestedt, Ida Carlander, Carl‐Johan Fürst, Yvonne Wengström, Joakim Öhlen, Anette Alvariza Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Quality of life and late‐effects among childhood brain tumor survivors: a mixed method analysis
ConclusionsChildhood BT survivors have heterogeneous attitudes on QOL. The survivors assess social aspects to be more important than functionality for their QOL. Social concerns should actively be brought up to offer support for those with significant social difficulties. Interventions for social difficulties should be more actively developed. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mirja Erika Gunn, Susanna Mört, Mikko Arola, Mervi Taskinen, Pekka Riikonen, Merja Möttönen, Päivi Maria Lähteenmäki Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Depression and distress in caregivers of children with brain tumors undergoing treatment: psychosocial factors as moderators
ConclusionsA multi‐dimensional assessment of the psychosocial factors that may affect caregivers of children with brain tumors should precede interventions for distress management. Interventions tailored to individuals' psychosocial factors are needed. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eun Kyung Choi, Soo Jin Yoon, Jong‐Heun Kim, Hyeon Jin Park, Joo Young Kim, Eun‐Seung Yu Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The perspective of prostate cancer patients and patients' partners on the psychological burden of androgen deprivation and the dyadic adjustment of prostate cancer couples
ConclusionsBoth patients and partners are impacted by the prostate cancer treatment effects on patients' psychological and sexual function. Our data help clarify the way that prostate cancer treatments can affect relationships and that loss of libido on ADT does not attenuate distress about erectile dysfunction. Understanding these changes may help patients and partners maintain a co‐supportive relationship. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Dawn Hamilton, Dexter Van Dam, Richard J. Wassersug Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Using expressive writing to explore thoughts and beliefs about cancer and treatment among Chinese American immigrant breast cancer survivors
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Qian Lu, Nelson C. Y. Yeung, Jin You, Jiajie Dai Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Trends in, and predictors of, anxiety and specific worries following colposcopy: a 12‐month longitudinal study
This study examined time trends in, and identified predictors of, anxiety and specific worries over 12 months. MethodsWomen attending two hospital‐based colposcopy clinics for abnormal cervical cytology were invited to complete psychosocial questionnaires at 4, 8 and 12 months following colposcopy. General anxiety and screening‐specific worries (about cervical cancer, having sex and future fertility) were measured. Generalised estimating equations were used to assess associations between socio‐demographic, lifestyle and clinical variables and risk of psychological outcomes. ResultsOf 584 women initially rec...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mairead O'Connor, Eamonn O'Leary, Jo Waller, Pamela Gallagher, Tom D'arcy, Grainne Flannelly, Cara M. Martin, Judith McRae, Walter Prendiville, Carmel Ruttle, Christine White, Loretto Pilkington, John J. O'Leary, Linda Sharp, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A qualitative focus group study to identify the needs of survivors of stage II and III colorectal cancer
ConclusionsCRC survivors face many barriers after their cancer treatment. Issues with colostomy are unique to this survivor group. Interventions to improve CRC survivorship care should also incorporate opportunities for patient advocacy. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maria Y. Ho, Mary L. McBride, Carolyn Gotay, Eva Grunfeld, Craig C. Earle, Sharon Relova, Miranda Tsonis, Jenny Y. Ruan, Jennifer T. Chang, Winson Y. Cheung Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Depression and hopelessness in patients with acute leukemia: the psychological impact of an acute and life‐threatening disorder
ConclusionsClinically significant depressive symptoms were common early in the course of AL and related to physical symptom burden. Hopelessness was less common and associated with older age and lower self‐esteem. The results suggest that whereas depression in AL may be related to disease burden, the preservation of hope may be linked to individual resilience, life stage, and realistic prognosis. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Galina Gheihman, Camilla Zimmermann, Amy Deckert, Peter Fitzgerald, Ashley Mischitelle, Anne Rydall, Aaron Schimmer, Lucia Gagliese, Chris Lo, Gary Rodin Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Family involvement for breast cancer decision making among Chinese–American women
ConclusionsFamily involvement in health care decision making is culturally embedded in Asian populations. Culturally sensitive patient and family consultation strategies are needed to assist informed treatment decision making in Chinese–American women diagnosed with breast cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shiuyu Katie C. Lee, M. Tish Knobf Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Family caregivers require mental health specialists for end‐of‐life psychosocial problems at home: a nationwide survey in Japan
Abstract BackgroundPsychological distress is problematic for patients and their family caregivers in the oncological setting. The level of stress is influenced by the health status of the patient and their family members as well as the support system for home care. However, it remains unclear how best to support distressed caregivers providing end‐of‐life care at home. MethodsThe present study was performed as part of the Japan Hospice and Palliative Care Evaluation study among caregivers whose family members are provided home palliative care. The caregivers were asked whether they wished to receive psychological suppo...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Makoto Kobayakawa, Hitoshi Okamura, Akemi Yamagishi, Tatsuya Morita, Shohei Kawagoe, Megumi Shimizu, Taketoshi Ozawa, Emi An, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita Tags: Paper Source Type: research