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Effects of physical and mental health on relationship satisfaction: a dyadic, longitudinal examination of couples facing prostate cancer
ConclusionThe effects of patient and spouse mental and physical health quality of life on their own as well as their partner's relationship satisfaction differed across time which will inform psychosocial interventions for couples with prostate cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kaile M. Ross, Krista W. Ranby, Jennalee S. Wooldridge, Cary Robertson, Isaac M. Lipkus Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Psychological interventions for distress in adults undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a systematic review with meta‐analysis
ConclusionsPsychological interventions may provide some benefit in alleviating distress in HSCT but conclusions remain tentative in light of methodological limitations and risk of bias. Further research is needed to evidence the individual contribution of intervention components and mechanism of change together with improving intervention efficiency and methodological quality. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michael Baliousis, Michael Rennoldson, John A. Snowden Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Burnout among psychosocial oncologists: an application and extension of the effort–reward imbalance model
ConclusionsThe ERI was only partially supported as a useful framework for investigating burnout in psychosocial oncology professionals. Meaningful work may be a viable extension of the ERI model. Burnout among health professionals may be reduced by interventions aimed at increasing self‐efficacy and changes to the supportive work environment. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Victoria Rasmussen, Adrienne Turnell, Phyllis Butow, Ilona Juraskova, Laura Kirsten, Lori Wiener, Andrea Patenaude, Josette Hoekstra‐Weebers, Luigi Grassi, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Factor structure of a combined measure of major depressive disorder and male depression in prostate cancer patients
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christopher F. Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, David R. H. Christie Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations among maternal communication and adolescent posttraumatic stress symptoms after cancer diagnosis
ConclusionsFindings underscore the importance of maternal PTSS, maternal communication, and subsequent adolescent PTSS over the course of treatment of childhood cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lexa K. Murphy, Erin M. Rodriguez, Laura Schwartz, Heather Bemis, Leandra Desjardins, Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Kathryn Vannatta, Megan Saylor, Bruce E. Compas Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Psychosocial factors that influence men's help‐seeking for cancer symptoms: a systematic synthesis of mixed methods research
ConclusionsMen's help‐seeking for cancer symptoms is influenced by several psychosocial factors, which, in part, may be gender‐specific. Health promotion initiatives to improve help‐seeking behaviour among men should aim to increase cancer knowledge, reduce embarrassment and fear, address social norms deterring timely help‐seeking, and acknowledge informal help‐seeking with spouses and family members. Increasing the theoretical grounding of research could aid cohesion across the research area and the design of effective health promotion interventions. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer A. Fish, Ivanka Prichard, Kerry Ettridge, Elizabeth A. Grunfeld, Carlene Wilson Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the extended parallel process model in promoting colorectal cancer screening
Abstract ObjectiveRelatives of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are at increased risk for the disease, yet screening rates still remain low. Guided by the Extended Parallel Process Model, we examined the impact of a personalized, remote risk communication intervention on behavioral intention and colonoscopy uptake in relatives of CRC patients, assessing the original additive model and an alternative model in which each theoretical construct contributes uniquely. MethodsWe collected intention‐to‐screen and medical record‐verified colonoscopy information on 218 individuals who received the personalized intervention. Re...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wendy C. Birmingham, Man Hung, Watcharaporn Boonyasiriwat, Wendy Kohlmann, Scott T. Walters, Randall W. Burt, Antoinette M. Stroup, Sandie L. Edwards, Marc D. Schwartz, Jan T. Lowery, Deirdre A. Hill, Charles L. Wiggins, John C. Higginbotham, Philip Tang, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Perception of treatment burden, psychological distress, and fatigue in thyroid cancer patients and their partners – effects of gender, role, and time since diagnosis
Abstract ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to examine diagnosis and treatment burden as well as psychological distress (anxiety and depression) and fatigue in thyroid cancer patients and their partners, focusing on the effects of gender, role, and time since diagnosis. MethodsSeventy‐one patients diagnosed and treated for differentiated thyroid cancer within the past 7 years, participated in this online study, as well as 40 partners. Standardized questionnaires were used rating anxiety, depression, fatigue, and quality of life. Suffering in the context of diagnosis and treatment was evaluated using numeric analog scale...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Natalie Drabe, Hans Steinert, Hanspeter Moergeli, Steffi Weidt, Klaus Strobel, Josef Jenewein Tags: Paper Source Type: research

‘I didn't even know boys could get the vaccine’: Parents' reasons for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination decision making for their sons
ConclusionThere are important differences in the factors that influence parents' decision depending on where they are along the decision‐making trajectory. Assuring that parents are well informed about the importance of male vaccination, reducing vaccine cost, accurately communicating vaccine safety, and improving patient–provider communication may augment vaccine coverage and prevent HPV‐associated cancers in Canada. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Samara Perez, Gilla K. Shapiro, Christopher A. Brown, Eve Dube, Gina Ogilvie, Zeev Rosberger Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Identifying cancer patients who alter care or lifestyle due to treatment‐related financial distress
Abstract BackgroundCancer patients may experience financial distress as a side effect of their care. Little is known about which patients are at greatest risk for altering their care or lifestyle due to treatment‐related financial distress. MethodsWe conducted a cross‐sectional survey study to determine which patients are at greatest risk for altering their care or lifestyle due to treatment‐related financial distress. Eligible patients were adults receiving cancer treatment enrolled between June 2010 and May 2011. We grouped coping strategies as lifestyle altering or care altering. We assessed coping strategies and ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ryan D. Nipp, Leah L. Zullig, Gregory Samsa, Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, Deborah Schrag, Donald H. Taylor, Amy P. Abernethy, S. Yousuf Zafar Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Health behavior theory constructs and smoking and cessation‐related behavior among survivors of ten cancers nine years after diagnosis: A report from the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors‐I
ConclusionsLong‐term cancer survivors’ perceptions of the risks of smoking for cancer prognosis, the severity of health problems from smoking, cessation barriers, and the benefits of quitting are appropriate targets for interventions for continuing smokers. Nondaily smokers may be especially amenable to intervention. Survivors’ daily exposure to others’ smoking should also be addressed in treatment. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. Lee Westmaas, Carla J. Berg, Kassandra I. Alcaraz, Kevin Stein Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Matching of received social support with need for support in adjusting to cancer and cancer survivorship
ConclusionsThe results suggest that social support is contextualized by the degree of physical impairment and may be somewhat different for cancer patients in treatment compared with cancer survivors. The transition to cancer survivorship may involve a transformation in the need for as well as the type and amount of received social support. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thomas V. Merluzzi, Errol J. Philip, Miao Yang, Carolyn A. Heitzmann Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Geriatric assessment findings independently associated with clinical depression in 1092 older patients with cancer: the ELCAPA Cohort Study
Abstract ObjectiveWe aim to assess the prevalence and associated factors of clinical depression in older patients with cancer. MethodsWe studied a prospective cohort of cancer patients aged ≥70 years and referred to geriatric oncology clinics between 2007 and 2012. A multidimensional geriatric assessment was performed before choosing the cancer‐treatment strategy. Clinical depression was diagnosed by senior geriatricians by a semi‐structured interview. It encompassed criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fourth edition) and of the International Classification of Diseases (10th e...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Florence Canoui‐Poitrine, Nicoleta Reinald, Marie Laurent, Esther Guery, Philippe Caillet, Jean‐Philippe David, Christophe Tournigand, Jean‐Leon Lagrange, Sylvie Bastuji‐Garin, Cedric Lemogne, Elena Paillaud, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Randomized psychosocial interventions for breast cancer: impact on life purpose
ConclusionsPeer support interventions have positive short‐term effects on well‐being, among women with late and early stage breast cancer, and these effects are partially mediated by changes in life purpose. Education interventions have positive short‐term effects on well‐being among women with early stage breast cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maria G. Mens, Vicki S. Helgeson, Barry C. Lembersky, Andrew Baum, Michael F. Scheier Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The moderating effect of perceived partner empathy on body image and depression among breast cancer survivors
Abstract PurposeThe aims of the study were the following: (1) to understand the relationship between women's perceptions of empathy from their partners and their depressive symptoms and body image and (2) to examine the moderating effects of women's perceptions of empathy from their partners on the relationship between body image and depressive symptoms. MethodsA cross‐sectional and correlational design was used, in which a convenience sample of 151 women who completed surgery and the necessary chemotherapy/radiotherapy were recruited from southern Taiwan. A structured questionnaire including the Other Dyadic Perspective...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Su‐Ying Fang, Hong‐Tai Chang, Bih‐Ching Shu Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Keeping kids sun safe: exploring parents' beliefs about their young child's sun‐protective behaviours
ConclusionsThese identified beliefs can be used to inform interventions to improve sun safe behaviours in young children who reside in a region that has the highest skin cancer incidence in the world. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kyra Hamilton, Catherine Cleary, Katherine M. White, Anna L. Hawkes Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Determinants of suicidal ideation in gynecological cancer patients
ConclusionsSuicidal ideation is high among patients with gynecological cancer, especially among ovarian cancer patients. Coping strategies such as confrontation and avoidance, and social support may be helpful for preventing suicidal ideation among them. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: G. X. Tang, P. P. Yan, C. L. Yan, B. Fu, S. J. Zhu, L. Q. Zhou, X. Huang, Y. Wang, J. Lei Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Compliance to exercise‐oncology guidelines in prostate cancer survivors and associations with psychological distress, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life
Abstract ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to determine prevalence of Australian prostate cancer survivors meeting contemporary exercise‐oncology guidelines and identify associations with distress, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life. MethodsA population‐based cohort of 463 prostate cancer survivors who were on 10.8 months post‐curative therapy was assessed for compliance with current exercise guidelines for cancer survivors, motivational readiness for physical activity, psychological distress, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life. ResultsOnly 57 men (12.3%) reported sufficient exer...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel A. Galvão, Robert U. Newton, Robert A. Gardiner, Afaf Girgis, Stephen J. Lepore, Anna Stiller, Cathrine Mihalopolous, Stefano Occhipinti, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Psychosocial cancer research – late career perspectives: the International Psycho‐Oncology Society 2014 Sutherland Award lecture
Abstract This paper consists of reflections in relation to how follow‐up is organized in the growing population of cancer survivors. It also includes focus on late effects in cancer patients. The paper also highlights research contributions in the area of depression in cancer patients and discusses these findings in relation to the daily clinical practice. Parts of this paper were a lecture given as a humble response to the Arthur M. Sutherland Award 2014. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christoffer Johansen Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Couples coping with cancer: exploration of theoretical frameworks from dyadic studies
ConclusionThis review identified key theoretical frameworks of dyadic coping used in cancer. Evidence indicates that responses within the couple that inhibit open communication between partner and patient are likely to have an adverse impact on psychosocial outcomes. Models that incorporate the interdependence of emotional responses and coping behaviours within couples have an emerging evidence base in psycho‐oncology and may have greatest validity and clinical utility in this setting. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tim W. Regan, Sylvie D. Lambert, Brian Kelly, Mariana Falconier, David Kissane, Janelle V. Levesque Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Do caregivers of cancer patients receiving care in home hospice services have better quality of life? An exploratory investigation in Singapore
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Haikel A. Lim, Konstadina Griva, Russell K. L. Yoong, Joanne Chua, Mabel Q. H. Leow, Moon Fai Chan, Sally W. C. Chan, Ee Heok Kua, Rathi Mahendran Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Post‐traumatic stress disorder symptoms in family caregivers of adult patients with acute leukemia from a dyadic perspective
Abstract BackgroundAcute leukemia is a fatal disease in adults that not only affects the patients who suffer from it but also their family caregivers. No studies have investigated post‐traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS) in family caregivers of adult patients with acute leukemia using a matched sample. The current study examined PTSS in adult patients with acute leukemia and their family caregivers and investigated the factors associated with caregivers' PTSS. MethodsA total of 163 patient–caregiver dyads completed questionnaires assessing their PTSS, psychological resilience, and perceived social support. Hi...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mutian Jia, Jie Li, Chunyan Chen, Fenglin Cao Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Patient‐reported assessment of self‐management strategies of health in cancer patients: development and validation of the Smart Management Strategy for Health Assessment Tool (SAT)
ConclusionThe SAT is a three‐set, 16‐factor, 91‐item tool that assesses the SM strategies of health that patients use to overcome a crisis. Patients can use the SAT to assess their SM strategies of health and obtain feedback from clinicians in the practice setting. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Young Ho Yun, Ju Youn Jung, Jin Ah Sim, Hyewon Choi, Jong Mok Lee, Dong‐Young Noh, Wonshik Han, Kyu Joo Park, Seung‐Yong Jeong, Ji‐Won Park, Hong‐Gyun Wu, Eui Kyu Chie, Hak Jae Kim, June Hee Lee, Zae Ill Zo, Sung Kim, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Jin Nam, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Social support and its implications in older, early‐stage breast cancer patients in CALGB 49907 (Alliance A171301)
ConclusionAlthough social support did not predict survival and adverse events, the exploratory but plausible inverse associations with larger tumors and arthritis suggest that social support merits further study. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aminah Jatoi, Hyman Muss, Jake B. Allred, Harvey J. Cohen, Karla Ballman, Judith O. Hopkins, Ajeet Gajra, Jacqueline Lafky, Antonio Wolff, Lisa Kottschade, Julie Gralow, Arti Hurria Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Life goals in patients with cancer: a systematic review of the literature
ConclusionsThe impact of the cancer experience on life goals is an important and emerging area of research that would benefit from conceptual and theoretical clarity and measurement consistency. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stephanie E. Hullmann, Sheri L. Robb, Kevin L. Rand Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The role of emotions in time to presentation for symptoms suggestive of cancer: a systematic literature review of quantitative studies
ConclusionsThis systematic review provides some quantitative evidence for the role of emotions in help‐seeking behaviour. However, it also highlighted widespread methodological, definition and design issues among the existing literature. The conflicting results around the role of emotions on time to presentation may be due to the lack of definition of each specific emotion. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chantal Balasooriya‐Smeekens, Fiona M. Walter, Suzanne Scott Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Breast cancer survivors' perceived medical communication competence and satisfaction with care at the end of treatment
ConclusionsIn order to enhance supportive care for BCS, younger BCS should be provided with more time to address all their concerns and older BCS should be encouraged to express their specific desires for information. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne Brédart, Jean‐Luc Kop, Chavie Fiszer, Brigitte Sigal‐Zafrani, Sylvie Dolbeault Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Attitudes toward disclosure of medication side effects: a nationwide survey of Korean patients, caregivers, and oncologists
ConclusionCancer patients and family members had different perspectives and preferences regarding communication of drug side effects from their oncologists. The data from our study can serve as a guide for oncologists in presenting side effects information to their patients, as well as a basis for physician training. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dong Wook Shin, Debra L. Roter, Juhee Cho, So Young Kim, Hyung Kook Yang, Beomseok Suh, Yoon Kim, Ji‐Youn Han, Ik Joo Chung, Jong‐Hyock Park Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Relationships between parenting self‐efficacy and distress in parents who have school‐aged children and have been treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplant or have no cancer history
ConclusionsFindings expand understanding of the potential sources of distress among parents with cancer who have been treated with HSCT and who have school‐aged children. They also suggest that interventions aimed at reducing distress in these individuals should seek to target both parenting and general self‐efficacy. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julie M. Cessna, Joseph Pidala, Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Body issues, sexual satisfaction, and relationship status satisfaction in long‐term childhood cancer survivors and healthy controls
ConclusionsAdult survivors of childhood cancer were comparable to healthy peers regarding views of their bodies and psychosexual development, which was unexpected. Independent of whether people experienced cancer or not, their status satisfaction was associated with their relationship status, body image, and sexual satisfaction. Future research should explore why sexual and body problems are identified after adult onset cancer, whereas this seems to be less of a problem in childhood cancer survivors. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vicky Lehmann, Mariët Hagedoorn, Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Marci Fults, Randal S. Olshefski, Robbert Sanderman, Marrit A. Tuinman Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Attachment, emotion regulation, and adaptation to breast cancer: assessment of a mediational hypothesis
ConclusionsThis study highlights the importance of addressing emotional regulation jointly with attachment to deepen the comprehension of the relational processes implicated in adaptation to breast cancer. Results supported a mediational hypothesis, presenting emotional regulation processes as relevant dimensions for the understanding of attachment associations with adaptation to breast cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marisa Ávila, Tânia Brandão, Joana Teixeira, Joaquim Luis Coimbra, Paula Mena Matos Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Methodological issues identified during cognitive interviews in the development of a pediatric cancer symptom screening tool
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Deborah Tomlinson, Sophie Mol Van Otterloo, Cathy O'Sullivan, Paul Gibson, Donna L Johnston, Carol Portwine, Brenda Spiegler, Christina Baggott, Mirkamal Tolend, L Lee Dupuis, Lillian Sung Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Loneliness in patients with cancer: the first year after cancer diagnosis
This study was part of the KLIMOP study (Dutch acronym for project on older cancer patients in Belgium and the Netherlands) and included older (≥70 years) and younger cancer patients (50–69 years) and older people without cancer. Data were collected at baseline and 1‐year follow‐up. Loneliness was measured with the loneliness scale of De Jong‐Gierveld. The relationship between loneliness after 1 year and changes in fatigue, cognitive functioning and functional status was tested in multivariate logistic regression analyses. ResultsData were available for 475 participants. At baseline, older can...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Deckx, Marjan Akker, Mieke Driel, Paul Bulens, Doris Abbema, Vivianne Tjan‐Heijnen, Cindy Kenis, Eric T. Jonge, Bert Houben, Frank Buntinx Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Distress, delay of gratification and preference for palliative care in men with prostate cancer
ConclusionsFindings suggest that distressed prostate cancer patients may benefit from additional support managing the emotional aspects of medical decisions and weighing immediate versus delayed outcomes. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: James Gerhart, Yasmin Asvat, Emily Lattie, Sean O'Mahony, Paul Duberstein, Michael Hoerger Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Assessing the utility of a telephonically delivered psychoeducational intervention to improve health‐related quality of life in African American breast cancer survivors: a pilot trial
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kimlin Tam Ashing, Aria M. Miller Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

The effect of expressive writing intervention on psychological and physical health outcomes in cancer patients—a systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsOur results do not support the general effectiveness of EWI in cancer patients and survivors. However, given the practical and inexpensive intervention, it is possible that even small effects in subgroups of patients could be clinically relevant, and future studies are recommended to test the effects of potential moderators, including pre‐intervention distress levels and context‐dependent factors such as emotional support. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Robert Zachariae, Mia S. O'Toole Tags: Review Source Type: research

A cross‐sectional study of radiation oncology outpatients' concern about, preferences for, and perceived barriers to discussing anxiety and depression
ConclusionsThe majority of cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy would be willing to discuss anxiety and depression with their cancer doctor and GP. These findings provide additional support for service delivery models in which GPs and oncologists play key roles in initiating and coordinating discussions about cancer patients' psychosocial concerns. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa J. Mackenzie, Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson‐Fisher, Catherine D'Este, Sze Lin Yoong Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A couple‐based complex intervention for Chinese spousal caregivers and their partners with advanced cancer: an intervention study
This study examined the acceptability, feasibility, and the preliminary effect of the 4Cs program. MethodsA pre‐ and post‐intervention study design with no control group was conducted among Chinese cancer patients and their spousal caregivers. Among the 135 couples approached, a total of 117 dyads were successfully recruited at baseline, with 92 dyads successfully followed‐up at 6 weeks. Outcome measures, including dyadic mediators (self‐efficacy), dyadic appraisal (Cancer Related Communication Problem, CRCP), dyadic coping (Dyadic Coping Inventory, DCI), and dyadic outcomes (physical and mental health, negati...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Qiuping Li, Yinghua Xu, Huiya Zhou, Alice Yuen Loke Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Breast cancer survivors' experiences of partner support and physical activity participation
ConclusionsThe study concludes that social enablers and constraints, particularly partner support and gendered identity, were powerful in framing women's participation. Implications for those working in survivorship care include the need to consider ways to address women's gendered identities and their associated social roles, relationships and responsibilities when designing strategies to increase breast cancer survivors' physical activity participation. Further research is needed to understand the prevalence of the effects of perceived partner support on breast cancer survivors' physical activity participation. Copyright...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine Ruth Mackenzie Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Optimism and depression: a new look at social support as a mediator among women at risk for breast cancer
ConclusionsThese results suggest that social support partially mediates the relationship between optimism and depression among women at risk for breast cancer. Social support may be an important intervention target to reduce depression among women at risk for breast cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 18, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa J. Garner, Bonnie A. McGregor, Karly M. Murphy, Alex L. Koenig, Emily D. Dolan, Denise Albano Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Resilience in adults with cancer: development of a conceptual model
ConclusionsThe literature reviewed indicates that resilience is a common response to cancer diagnosis or treatment. The proposed model supports the view of resilience as both an outcome and a dynamic process. Given the process of recalibration, a discussion is provided of interventions that might facilitate resilience in adults with cancer. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 18, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Teresa L. Deshields, Mark F. Heiland, Amanda C. Kracen, Priya Dua Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Partner support and anxiety in young women with breast cancer
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that partner support may play a key role in a young woman's adjustment to a serious stressor such as breast cancer. In addition, younger age increases vulnerability to anxiety as does struggling with finances. Because supportive efforts of a partner have potential to protect against the impact of stress, interventions to enhance partner support and reduce anxiety might be beneficial to address challenges experienced as a couple in this setting.Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nancy A. Borstelmann, Shoshana M. Rosenberg, Kathryn J. Ruddy, Rulla M. Tamimi, Shari Gelber, Lidia Schapira, Steven Come, Virginia Borges, Evan Morgan, Ann H. Partridge Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Clozapine therapy throughout myelosuppressive chemotherapy: regulations without standardization
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jason N. Barreto, Jonathan G. Leung, Kemuel L. Philbrick, Keith G. Rasmussen, Carrie A. Thompson Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Cognitive rehabilitation group intervention for breast cancer survivors: results of a randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsBCS in the CR group showed immediate and sustained improvements in self‐reported cognitive complaints and memory functioning on neurocognitive testing. Results of the qEEG substudy provide some support for neurophysiological changes underlying the intervention. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. M. Ercoli, L. Petersen, A. M. Hunter, S. A. Castellon, L. Kwan, B. A. Kahn‐Mills, L. M. Embree, P. A. Cernin, A. F. Leuchter, P. A. Ganz Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Piloting an abbreviated dignity therapy intervention using a legacy‐building web portal for adults with terminal cancer: a feasibility and acceptability study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer Kim Bernat, Paul R. Helft, Laura R. Wilhelm, Nancy E. Hook, Linda F. Brown, Sandra K. Althouse, Shelley A. Johns Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Concealment of lung cancer diagnosis: prevalence and correlates
This study sought to determine the prevalence of concealment and identify demographic, clinical, and psychosocial correlates of concealment among lung cancer patients. MethodsA sample of 117 lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for non‐small cell or small cell lung cancer was recruited and completed self‐report demographic questionnaires, a measure of diagnosis concealment designed and pilot tested for this study, and standard measures of psychosocial variables. Clinical factors were assessed via a medical chart review. ResultsThirty participants (26%) reported concealing their diagnosis in the previous month, m...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Brian D. Gonzalez, Heather S. L. Jim, Julie M. Cessna, Brent J. Small, Steven K. Sutton, Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A randomised controlled trial of a brief cognitive behavioural intervention for men who have hot flushes following prostate cancer treatment (MANCAN)
ConclusionsGuided self‐help CBT appears to be a safe and effective brief treatment for men who have problematic HFNS following prostate cancer treatments. Further research might test the efficacy of the intervention in a multicentre trial. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Evgenia Stefanopoulou, Omar Yousaf, Elizabeth A. Grunfeld, Myra S. Hunter Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Therapeutic Revolution: The History of Medical Oncology from Early Days to the Creation of the Subspecialty. Authored by Pierre R. Band. Bentham Science Publisher, Oak Park, IL, 2014. Price: $39.00. 213 pp. ISBN: 978‐1608050. eISBN: 978‐1608058143
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 4, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel C. McFarland Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 4, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Validation of a measure of children's perceptions of their oncology camp experience: a national study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 4, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yelena P. Wu, Man Hung, Jeremy D. Franklin, Mahasen Samhouri, Laura E. Simons, Michael D. Amylon Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research