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Breast and gynecological cancer patients' risk factors associated with biopsychosocial problem ‐related distress
Abstract ObjectivesInequalities exist between breast and gynecological cancer patients' experiences, leading to high levels of distress throughout the cancer journey. The present study aims to identify differences in source of biopsychosocial problem‐related distress between women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancers. MethodsFrom 2009 to 2016, women with breast (n = 2111) and gynecological (n = 641) cancers were screened using the core items of the instrument You, Your Family, and City of Hope are a Team. This is a touch screen–based instrument that assess problem‐related distress du...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Karen Lynn Clark, Richard Obenchain, Errol J. Philip, Matthew Loscalzo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Elevated distress, race/ethnicity age, education, income, and type of cancer: It is complicated
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sebastien Montel, Karen Clark, Matthew Loscalzo Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Predictors of adherence to exercise interventions during and after cancer treatment: a systematic review
ConclusionsThe most prominent predictors of adherence to exercise interventions were location of the rehabilitation center, extensive exercise history, high motivation for exercise and fewer exercise limitations. To increase the number of cancer patients that benefit, these results should be considered into the development and implementation of future exercise interventions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: H.L. Ormel, G.G.F. Schoot, W.J. Sluiter, M. Jalving, J.A. Gietema, A.M.E. Walenkamp Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Interventions developed with the Intervention Mapping protocol in the field of cancer: a systematic review.
ConclusionsCulturally relevant interventions were developed with the IM protocol that were effective to increase cancer screening and reduce social disparities, particularly when they were developed through a participative approach and integrated the environment. Stakeholders’ involvement and the role of the environment were heterogeneously integrated in the interventions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marion Lamort ‐Bouché, Philippe Sarnin, Gerjo Kok, Sabrina Rouat, Julien Péron, Laurent Letrilliart, Jean‐Baptiste Fassier Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Relation of Social Constraints on Disclosure to Adjustment among Chinese American Cancer Survivors: A Multi ‐Processes Approach
ConclusionsA multi‐processes model of social constraints and depressive symptoms is tested in a sample of Chinese American breast cancer survivors. The findings suggest that the existence of multiple pathways, through which social constraints may associate with depressive symptoms among Chinese American breast cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Celia C.Y. Wong, Krystal Warmoth, Shelby Ivy, Bernice Cheung, Qian Lu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancer
ConclusionsA large proportion of family caregivers, including those experiencing depression and anxiety symptoms and who were underprepared, are not using formal support services but have a strong interest in services. Strategies to increase service use may include targeting distressed caregivers early in their caregiving experience. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. Nicholas Dionne ‐Odom, Allison J. Applebaum, Katherine Ornstein, Andres Azuero, Paula P. Warren, Richard A. Taylor, Gabrielle Rocque, Elizabeth Kvale, Wendy Demark‐Wahnefried, Maria Pisu, Edward Partridge, Michelle Y. Martin, Marie Bakitas Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Breast and gynecological cancer patients ’ risk factors associated with biopsychosocial problem‐related distress
Abstract ObjectivesInequalities exist between breast and gynecological cancer patients’ experiences, leading to high levels of distress throughout the cancer journey. The present study aims to identify differences in source of biopsychosocial problem‐related distress between women diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancers. MethodsFrom 2009 to 2016 women with breast (n=2,111) and gynecological (n=641) cancers were screened using the core items of the instrument You, Your Family, and City of Hope are a Team. This is a touch screen‐based instrument that assess problem‐related distress due to physical, practic...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Karen Lynn Clark, Richard Obenchain, Errol J. Philip, Matthew Loscalzo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

In memoriam: Avery D. Weisman, MD
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donna B. Greenberg Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Benefit Finding and Diurnal Cortisol after Prostate Cancer: The Mediating Role of Positive Affect
ConclusionsDeriving more benefit from one's experience with prostate cancer is associated with a healthier diurnal cortisol rhythm. Through its potential to enhance PA, the relationship of BF and physiological processes underscores the health relevant value of BF in prostate cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ashley W. Wang, Michael A. Hoyt Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial risks at the workplace and quality of life in cancer survivors in employment
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ana B ártolo, Andrea Andrade, Diana Silva, Sara Monteiro Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Predictors of Anxiety and Depression among Parents of Children with Cancer in Jordan
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mohammad Al Qadire, Hind Al ‐Sheikh, Mohammad Suliman, Loai Tawalbeh, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Moawayeh Al‐Radwan, Hanan Abu Msameh Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Distinct and Heterogeneous Trajectories of Self ‐perceived Cognitive Impairment among Asian Breast Cancer Survivors.
ConclusionThis is the first study to establish the existence of heterogeneous cognitive trajectories based on clinically significant thresholds of self‐perceived cognitive impairment. The findings have important implications on the window for screening and management of post‐chemotherapy cognitive impairment. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Terence Ng, Sreemanee Raaj Dorajoo, Yin Ting Cheung, Yick Ching Lam, Hui Ling Yeo, Maung Shwe, Yan Xiang Gan, Koon Mian Foo, Wei ‐Jen Kiley Loh, Si‐Lin Koo, Amit Jain, Guek Eng Lee, Rebecca Dent, Yoon Sim Yap, Raymond Ng, Alexandre Chan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prevalence of Physical Problems Detected by the Distress Thermometer and Problem List in Patients with Breast Cancer
ConclusionThe breast cancer population demonstrates heavy physical symptom burden with multiple physical problems that are related to overall functioning. Special attention should be given to the physical symptom burden of younger, non‐white, unmarried, and unemployed patients. Future research should investigate the PPL of the DT&PL with other measures of symptom burden. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel C. McFarland, Kelly M. Shaffer, Amy Tiersten, Jimmie Holland Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prolonged grief disorder and depression are distinct for caregivers across their first bereavement year
ConclusionSymptoms of PGD and depression were confirmed as distinct across the first year of bereavement. Healthcare professionals should recognize early in bereavement that symptoms of PGD and depression are distinct, identify high‐risk groups, and provide care tailored to caregivers' unique needs to facilitate recovery from bereavement‐related emotional‐distress disorders. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wei ‐I Tsai, Su‐Ching Kuo, Fur‐Hsing Wen, Holly G. Prigerson, Siew Tzuh Tang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prevalence of burnout syndrome in oncology nursing: a meta ‐analytic study
ConclusionsThe are many oncology nurses with emotional exhaustion and low levels of personal accomplishment. The presence and the risk of burnout among these staff members is considerable. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Guillermo A. Ca ñadas‐De la Fuente, Jose L. Gómez‐Urquiza, Elena M. Ortega‐Campos, Gustavo R. Cañadas, Luis Albendín‐García, Emilia I. De la Fuente‐Solana Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Parental cancer – characteristics of users of child‐centred counselling versus individual psycho‐oncological treatment
ConclusionsThe findings demonstrate that patients and partners self‐referring to PO or COSIP are highly burdened. COSIP users experience different psychosocial burden than PO users. As poor mental state of parents is a risk factor for the development of mental problems in children, parents using only PO may benefit from additional child‐centred support. Accordingly, the need for COSIP should be assessed continuously during PO of patients with children ≤21 years. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Inhestern, Wiebke Geertz, Frank Schulz ‐Kindermann, Corinna Bergelt Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Do Australian adolescent and young adults' experiences of cancer care influence their quality of life?
ConclusionsThe results suggest that, for most AYAs' quality of life outcomes, positive experiences of age‐appropriate communication and emotional support may underpin the effect of positive experiences of care throughout the cancer care pathway. The results support the need for communication and support tailored to an AYA audience, as recognised by recent Australian and international guidelines on the care of AYAs with cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gemma Skaczkowski, Victoria White, Kate Thompson, Helen Bibby, Michael Coory, Ross Pinkerton, Lisa M. Orme, Rachel Conyers, Marianne B. Phillips, Michael Osborn, Rosemary Harrup, Antoinette Anazodo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychophysical well ‐being profiles in patients before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Abstract ObjectivesThe literature offers very few in‐depth reports on the time directly before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Also, researchers have focused on selected aspects of psychophysical well‐being and treated the sample as homogeneous. Thus, we chose to investigate distinct multidimensional well‐being profiles (including anxiety, depressive symptoms, and health‐related quality of life [HRQOL] domains) among patients just before HSCT, as well as profile predictors (generalized self‐efficacy) and outcomes (transplant appraisal) based on the transactional stress model. MethodsDepression (CE...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aleksandra Kroemeke, Zuzanna Kwissa ‐Gajewska, Małgorzata Sobczyk‐Kruszelnicka Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of cognitive bias in relation to persistent distress among women diagnosed with breast cancer
ConclusionWomen with persistent distress may adopt avoidance strategies to cope with breast cancer. Moreover, women reporting persistent anxiety may have a tendency to negatively interpret ambiguous information, leading to illness preoccupation. These findings offer critical insight for clinicians to develop tailored interventions to help women with persistent psychological distress. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wendy W.T. Lam, Danielle Ng, Sarah Wong, Tatia M.C. Lee, Ava Kwong, Richard Fielding Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predictors of long ‐term distress in female partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer
ConclusionsA substantial subgroup of partners experience ongoing anxiety, with depression less prevalent but also persistent. Caregiver burden, partner self‐efficacy, threat and challenge appraisals present as potential supportive care targets. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa K. Hyde, Melissa Legg, Stefano Occhipinti, Stephen J. Lepore, Anna Ugalde, Leah Zajdlewicz, Kirstyn Laurie, Jeff Dunn, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Web ‐Based Cognitive Rehabilitation for Survivors of Adult Cancer: A Randomised Controlled Trial
ConclusionsThe web‐based intervention shows promise for improving self‐reported cognitive functioning in adult cancer survivors. Further research is warranted to better understand the mechanisms by which the intervention might contribute to improved self‐reported cognition. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mary E. Mihuta, Heather J. Green, David H.K. Shum Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Physicians ’ emotion regulation during communication with advanced cancer patients
ConclusionsThis study showed that physicians’ emotion regulation is related to both physician (stress and alexithymia) and patient characteristics (sadness and anxiety). The study also generated several hypotheses on how physicians’ emotion regulation relates to contextual variables during health care communication in cancer care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A.M.M. De Vries, M.M. Gholamrezaee, I.M. Verdonck – de Leeuw, Y. Roten, J.N. Despland, F. Stiefel, J. Passchier Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The effect of an attachment ‐oriented couple intervention for breast cancer patients and partners in the early treatment phase. A randomised, controlled trial
ConclusionsThere was no significant effect of the HiH intervention cancer‐related distress. The results suggest that most couples can cope with cancer‐related distress in the context of usual care. However, the positive effect on dyadic adjustment implies that the HiH intervention benefitted both patients and partners. Future studies should investigate how to integrate a couple focus in usual cancer care to improve dyadic coping in the early treatment phase. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. Nicolaisen, M. Hagedoorn, D.G. Hansen, H.L. Flyger, R. Christensen, N. Rottmann, P.B. Lunn, H. Terp, K. Soee, C. Johansen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors associated with possible complicated grief and major depressive disorders
Abstract ObjectiveComplicated grief (CG) is considered a distinctive symptom from other bereavement‐related mental impairments such as major depressive disorder (MDD). CG and MDD may appear independently or co‐morbidly; however, the factors associated with each situation are unclear. MethodsWe conducted a nationwide cross‐sectional questionnaire survey involving bereaved family members of cancer patients in 175 institutions. The following items were included in the questionnaires to assess the prevalence of CG and MDD, and the following associated factors: demographic characteristics; bereaved family depression (Pati...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maho Aoyama, Yukihiro Sakaguchi, Tatsuya Morita, Asao Ogawa, Daisuke Fujisawa, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prevalence and Predictors of Depression, Pain, and Fatigue in Older ‐ versus Younger‐Adult Cancer Survivors
ConclusionThere were no observed differences in depression between older and younger adult cancer survivors. Gender and ethnic discrepancies in depression were observed. Future research should focus on understanding the nature of these differences and targeting interventions for the groups most vulnerable to depression after cancer treatment. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa A. Bevilacqua, Deirdre Dulak, Elizabeth Schofield, Tatiana D. Starr, Christian J. Nelson, Andrew J. Roth, Jimmie C. Holland, Yesne Alici Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Do Treatment Patterns Alter Beliefs Cancer Patients hold Regarding Oral Oncolytic Agents?
ConclusionsPatients’ beliefs in the necessity of their oral medication were affected only by a permanent drug stoppage. Symptom severity, education, and patient sex affected patients’ beliefs about their concerns with their medications, and the interference medications posed for their daily lives. Interventions may need to target the distinct dimensions of beliefs during treatment with oral oncolytic agents. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alla Sikorskii, Charles W. Given, Barbara A. Given, Eric Vachon, Victoria Marshall, John C. Krauss, Asish Banik, Atreyee Majumder Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Demographic and clinical correlates of accelerometer assessed physical activity and sedentary time in lung cancer survivors
ConclusionAge, smoking history, and body mass index emerged as correlates of accelerometer assessed light, moderate, and vigorous physical activity, and sedentary time among lung cancer survivors. Implications for Cancer SurvivorsIdentifying correlates of physical activity and sedentary time may aid in the development of targeted behavioral interventions for this population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adrijana D'Silva, Gwyn D. Bebb, Terry Boyle, Steven T. Johnson, Jeff K. Vallance Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Feasibility of Small Group Cognitive Rehabilitation in a Clinical Cancer Setting
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - December 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Heather J. Green, Merilyn Tefay, Mary E. Mihuta Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Future Orientation in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Unaffected Peers
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah J. Beal, Rachel Tillery, Yelena P. Wu, Aimee N. Thompson, Ahna Pai Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Mobile ‐based patient‐provider communication in cancer survivors: the roles of health literacy and patient activation
ConclusionsMBPPC alone does not directly result in better emotional health outcomes; health literacy is the key to realize its health benefits; patient activation significantly strengthens the effects of MBPPC. As we embrace the mHealth movement, innovative programs are needed to promote MBPPC, and improve health literacy and activation of cancer survivors, particularly in underserved communities, to reduce health disparities. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shaohai Jiang, Y. Alicia Hong Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychosocial predictors of distress and depression among South African breast cancer patients
ConclusionsDistress and depressive symptoms are prevalent among South African breast cancer patients, especially those with higher body change stress and lower perceived support. For breast cancer patients who are distressed or have symptoms of depression, social support, information, psychosocial counselling and in some cases referral for medication management and cognitive psychotherapy are indicated. This article calls attention to the need for psychosocial services directed at supporting patients receiving care at breast clinics in South Africa. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ashraf Kagee, Rizwana Roomaney, Nina Knoll Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Thyroid Cancer Patients Receiving an Interdisciplinary Team ‐Based Care Approach (ITCA‐ThyCa) Appear to Display Better Outcomes: Program Evaluation Results Indicating a Need for Further Integrated Care and Support
ConclusionData from our program illustrates that hospital resources should not be allocated based on medical trajectory alone and challenges the idea that ThyCa is “straightforward”. ThyCa patients seem to experience symptom distress at a level comparable to – or exceeding – that of general oncological patients despite their promising medical outcomes, indicating that better integrated care and support are in order. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa Henry, Saul Frenkiel, Gabrielle Chartier, Richard Payne, Christina MacDonald, Martin Black, Alexander Mlynarek, Anthony Zeitouni, Karen Kost, Carmen Loiselle, Antoinette Ehrler, Zeev Rosberger, Michael Tamilia, Kelly Chang, Cecilia Mora, Camille A Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Elevated Distress, Race/Ethnicty Age, Education, Income and Type ff Cancer: It's Complicated.
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Montel Sebastien, Clark Karen, Loscalzo Matthew Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Cognition, quality ‐of‐life, and symptom clusters in breast cancer: Using Bayesian networks to elucidate complex relationships
ConclusionsThe Bayesian network identified local structure (eg, fatigue‐mood‐QoL or sleep‐cognition) and possible intervention targets (eg, a sleep intervention to reduce cognitive complaints during chemotherapy). (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Selene Xu, Wesley Thompson, Sonia Ancoli ‐Israel, Lianqi Liu, Barton Palmer, Loki Natarajan Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Decisional regret and choice of breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer: A systematic review
ConclusionThe available research is yet to provide a clear understanding of the many inter‐related issues involved in DR. Given the consensus that pre‐surgical information was inadequate, making standardised educational material more widely available and increasing use of breast care nurses in pre‐operative patient education roles may be useful. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan Brennan, Andrew Spillane Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Exploring the Cancer Caregiver's Journey through Web ‐Based Meaning‐Centered Psychotherapy
ConclusionsThe CCC Workshop was feasible and acceptable. Based on effect sizes reported here, a larger study will likely establish the efficacy of the CCC Workshop, which has the potential to address unmet needs of caregivers who underutilize in‐person supportive care services. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A.J. Applebaum, K.L. Buda, E. Schofield, M. Farberov, N.D. Teitelbaum, K. Evans, R. Cowens ‐Alvarado, R.S. Cannady Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Dyadic Analysis of Stress Processes in Latinas with Breast Cancer and Their Family Caregivers
ConclusionsAs predicted by the stress process model, stress and family conflict were predictive of psychological distress in breast cancer survivors and their family caregivers. Significant partner effects in the APIMeM suggest that there are some dyadic influences, particularly from caregivers’ stress to survivors’ perceptions of exacerbated family conflict. These findings show how strained family relationships can aggravate the well‐being of cancer survivors and their family caregivers through this challenging experience. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chris Segrin, Terry A. Badger, Alla Sikorskii, Tracy E. Crane, Thaddeus W.W. Pace Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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The cover image, by Oscar Danbee Kang et al., is based on the Paper Who are happy survivors? Physical, psychosocial, and spiritual factors associated with happiness of breast cancer survivors during the transition from cancer patient to survivor, DOI: 10.1002/pon.4408. Design Credit: Bona Kim. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Danbee Kang, Im ‐Ryung Kim, Eun‐Kyung Choi, Jung Hee Yoon, Se‐Kyung Lee, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Wonshik Han, Dong‐Young Noh, Juhee Cho Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Understanding middle ‐aged and older adults' first associations with the word “cancer”: A mixed methods study in England
ConclusionsDespite improved cancer outcomes, middle‐aged and older adults often associate cancer with death. Further efforts to decrease fatalistic associations in this age group may be needed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Edelyn Agustina, Rachael H. Dodd, Jo Waller, Charlotte Vrinten Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Exploring associations between psychiatric disorder, psychological distress and healthcare utilization in cancer patients
ConclusionPsychiatric disorder and psychological distress were associated with mental healthcare use and costs. Psychological distress was associated with complementary healthcare use. Adequate assessment and referral to mental healthcare might prevent unnecessary healthcare utilization. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: F.R. Compen, E.M.M. Adang, E.M. Bisseling, M.L. Van der Lee, A.E.M. Speckens Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Incidence of Antiemetic ‐Induced Akathisia in Patients at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
ConclusionAkathisia is an unpleasant feeling of motor restlessness with anxiety. Clinician need to have full understanding to identify the subtle difference between functional anxiety and akathisia. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. Rashid, W. Baile, T. Olubajo, R. De La Garza Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Outcomes of an enhancement study with additional psychoeducational sessions for healthy siblings of a child with cancer during inpatient family ‐oriented rehabilitation
Abstract ObjectiveChronic illness of a child puts healthy children of the family at risk of distress. Previous studies have demonstrated that healthy children's psychological symptoms can be reduced when the child knows more about the disease. So far, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of psychoeducational interventions for healthy children. AimsTo compare the effectiveness of an inpatient family‐oriented rehabilitation program with vs. without additional psychoeducational sessions for healthy children of families with children with cancer. Patients and methodsWe performed a controlled study in four German fa...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mandy Niemitz, Lutz Goldbeck Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Should Consultation Recording Use be a Practice Standard? A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness and Implementation of Consultation Recordings
ConclusionsConsultation recordings are valuable to patients and positively associated with patient reported outcomes. Successful integration of consultation recording use into clinical practice requires an administratively supported, systematic approach to addressing implementation factors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kendra L. Rieger, Thomas F. Hack, Kinta Beaver, Penelope Schofield Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Barriers to Participation in a Sexual Health Intervention for Men Following Treatment for Rectal and Anal Cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kelly M. Shaffer, Christian J. Nelson, Katherine N. DuHamel Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Quantitative Observational Studies Investigating Psychological Distress in Testicular Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsMany TC survivors do not experience significant psychological morbidity, but anxiety and FCR are prevalent. Inadequate coping resources (e.g. low SES and social support) and strategies (e.g. avoidance) and greater symptoms/side effects were associated with poorer outcomes. Theoretically‐driven prospective studies would aid understanding of how outcomes change over time and how to screen for risk. Age and gender appropriate interventions that prevent and manage issues specific to TC survivors are also needed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Allan ‘Ben’ Smith, Claudia Rutherford, Phyllis Butow, Ian Olver, Tim Luckett, Peter Grimison, Guy Toner, Martin Stockler, Madeleine King Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Sleep Quality in Individuals Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: Factors Associated with Sleep Disturbance as Patients Transition off Treatment
Abstract ObjectiveTo identify patient characteristics associated with sleep disturbance and worsening of sleep in individuals diagnosed with localized colorectal cancer (CRC), and assess heterogeneity in these relationships. MethodsData were from the MY‐Health study, a community‐based observational study of adults diagnosed with cancer. Patient‐Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS) Sleep Disturbance, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, and Pain Interference measures were administered. Participants self‐reported demographics, comorbidities, and treatment information. Regression mixture and multipl...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Theresa Coles, Xianming Tan, Antonia V. Bennett, Hanna K. Sanoff, Ethan Basch, Roxanne E. Jensen, Bryce B. Reeve Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The influence of coping strategies on subsequent well ‐being in older patients with cancer: a comparison with two control groups.
ConclusionsCoping strategies influence subsequent well‐being in patients with cancer, but the impact is different in the age groups. Palliative reacting was the only coping strategy that predicted well‐being (i.e. distress) in OCP and is therefore, especially in this population, a target for coping skills interventions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Abdelbari Baitar, Frank Buntinx, Tine De Burghgraeve, Laura Deckx, Dirk Schrijvers, Hans Wildiers, Marjan Akker Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Body Image Dissatisfaction in Patients Undergoing Breast Reconstruction: Examining the Roles of Breast Symmetry and Appearance Investment
Abstract ObjectiveReconstruction as part of treatment for breast cancer is aimed at mitigating body image concerns post‐mastectomy. Although algorithms have been developed to objectively assess breast reconstruction outcomes, associations between objectively quantified breast aesthetic appearance and patient‐reported body image outcomes have not been examined. Further, the role of appearance investment in explaining a patient's body image is not well understood. We investigated the extent to which objectively quantified breast symmetry and patient‐reported appearance investment were associated with body image dissati...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene Teo, Gregory P. Reece, Sheng ‐Cheng Huang, Kanika Mahajan, J. Andon, Pujjal Khanal, Clement Sun, Krista Nicklaus, Fatima Merchant, Mia K. Markey, Michelle Cororve Fingeret Tags: PAPER Source Type: research