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A systematic review of inequalities in psychosocial outcomes for women with breast cancer according to residential location and Indigenous status in Australia
ConclusionsOverall, there was a lack of evidence relating to variations in psychosocial outcomes for women with BC according to residential status or Indigenous status. While the review identified some specific concerns for non‐metropolitan women with BC, it was limited by the lack of good quality studies using standardised measures. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: PH Youl, P Dasgupta, D Youlden, JF Aitken, G Garvey, H Zorbas, J Chynoweth, I Wallington, PD Baade Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Avoidant coping and self ‐efficacy mediate relationships between perceived social constraints and symptoms among long‐term breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsFindings are consistent with social cognitive processing theory and suggest that symptom management interventions may be enhanced by addressing the impact of social constraints from survivors' partners and HCPs on their coping and self‐efficacy.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca N. Adams, Catherine E. Mosher, Andrea A. Cohee, Timothy E. Stump, Patrick O. Monahan, George W. Sledge, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Wonders & Worries: evaluation of a child centered psychosocial intervention for families who have a parent/primary caregiver with cancer
ConclusionsThe results reported here suggest that this child centered psychosocial intervention promoted positive adaptation by actively supporting families and children while a parent/primary caregiver coped with a cancer diagnosis. Future research is planned utilizing a randomized controlled study design to formally evaluate the effectiveness and preventative impact of this manualized six‐week curriculum.Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Farya Phillips, Elizabeth A. Prezio Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Wonders & Worries: evaluation of a child centered psychosocial intervention for families who have a parent/primary caregiver with cancer
ConclusionsThe results reported here suggest that this child centered psychosocial intervention promoted positive adaptation by actively supporting families and children while a parent/primary caregiver coped with a cancer diagnosis. Future research is planned utilizing a randomized controlled study design to formally evaluate the effectiveness and preventative impact of this manualized six‐week curriculum. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Farya Phillips, Elizabeth A. Prezio Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of high self‐perceived burden to others with preferences for end‐of‐life care and its determinants for terminally ill cancer patients: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsHigh SPB was prevalent among terminally ill cancer patients but independent of preferences for EOL care. Cancer patients' SPB may be lessened by adequate symptom relief to facilitate functional independence. These strategies to ease SPB may improve the quality of death and dying. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siew Tzuh Tang, Chia‐Hsun Hsieh, Ming‐Chu Chiang, Jen‐Shi Chen, Wen‐Cheng Chang, Wen‐Chi Chou, Ming‐Mo Hou Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Impact of high self ‐perceived burden to others with preferences for end‐of‐life care and its determinants for terminally ill cancer patients: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsHigh SPB was prevalent among terminally ill cancer patients but independent of preferences for EOL care. Cancer patients' SPB may be lessened by adequate symptom relief to facilitate functional independence. These strategies to ease SPB may improve the quality of death and dying. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siew Tzuh Tang, Chia ‐Hsun Hsieh, Ming‐Chu Chiang, Jen‐Shi Chen, Wen‐Cheng Chang, Wen‐Chi Chou, Ming‐Mo Hou Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Promoting improved family caregiver health literacy: evaluation of caregiver communication resources
ConclusionsExisting print‐based caregiver education materials do not address caregivers' health literacy skill needs and are aimed at a highly literate caregiving population. A Communication Guide for CaregiversTM meets health literacy standards and family caregiver and provider communication needs. The findings are relevant for healthcare professionals who provide cancer education. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elaine Wittenberg, Joy Goldsmith, Betty Ferrell, Sandra L. Ragan Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Savoring moderates the association between cancer‐specific physical symptoms and depressive symptoms
This study investigated the associations of savoring with cancer‐specific physical symptoms, psychological distress, and psychological well‐being and the moderating effect of savoring in the associations between physical symptoms and psychological outcomes among cancer patients. MethodsA total of 263 Chinese adults recently diagnosed with cancer (mean time since diagnosis = 43.72 days, SD = 38.20) were recruited and administered a questionnaire assessing cancer‐specific physical symptoms, perceived capability of savoring the moment, psychological distress, and psychological well‐bei...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wai Kai Hou, Kam Man Lau, Sin Man Ng, Ashley Chi Kin Cheng, Tracy Chui Yu Shum, Sheung‐tak Cheng, Hester Yui Shan Cheung Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Short‐term effectiveness of a web‐based tailored intervention for cancer survivors on quality of life, anxiety, depression, and fatigue: randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsWhile effect sizes were small, they can be considered as clinically relevant. With the Cancer Aftercare Guide being an effective, low‐intensive, and easy accessible intervention, it could serve as a first step in stepped care for needs assessment and initial support for psychosocial problems that are present after cancer treatment. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Roy A. Willems, Catherine A. W. Bolman, Ilse Mesters, Iris M. Kanera, Audrey A. J. M. Beaulen, Lilian Lechner Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Avoidant coping and self‐efficacy mediate relationships between perceived social constraints and symptoms among long‐term breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsFindings are consistent with social cognitive processing theory and suggest that symptom management interventions may be enhanced by addressing the impact of social constraints from survivors' partners and HCPs on their coping and self‐efficacy. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca N. Adams, Catherine E. Mosher, Andrea A. Cohee, Timothy E. Stump, Patrick O. Monahan, George W. Sledge, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A randomized pilot trial of a videoconference couples communication intervention for advanced GI cancer
ConclusionsA couples‐based communication intervention delivered via videoconference is feasible and acceptable in the context of advanced cancer. Preliminary findings suggest that the intervention shows promise in contributing to enhanced relationship functioning. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura S. Porter, Francis J. Keefe, Donald H. Baucom, Maren Olsen, S. Yousuf Zafar, Hope Uronis Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Factors associated with self‐perceived burden to the primary caregiver in older patients with hematologic malignancies: an exploratory study
Abstract ObjectiveAlthough cancer patients frequently experience self‐perceived burden to others, this perception has not been enough studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of self‐perceived burden to the primary caregiver (SPB‐PC) and associated factors in an older patient population with hematologic malignancies at the time of chemotherapy initiation. MethodsIn total, 166 consecutive patients with hematologic malignancies aged ≥65 years were recruited at the time of chemotherapy initiation. Patients' SPB‐PC was assessed using a 100‐mm visual analogue scale (VAS). Characteristic...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yves Libert, Cindy Borghgraef, Yves Beguin, Nicole Delvaux, Martine Devos, Chantal Doyen, Stéphanie Dubruille, Anne‐Marie Etienne, Aurore Liénard, Isabelle Merckaert, Christine Reynaert, Jean‐Louis Slachmuylder, Nicole Straetmans, Eric Van Den Neste Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A qualitative study exploring health perceptions and factors influencing participation in health behaviors in colorectal cancer survivors
ConclusionsInterventions should target lay beliefs and skepticism in relation to health behaviors in order to reinforce the importance and value of participating in health‐related behavior. Implications for Cancer SurvivorsFindings may inform the development of effective, patient‐centered interventions that target lay health beliefs and build motivation for health behavior change. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah J. Hardcastle, Chloe Maxwell‐Smith, Nik Zeps, Cameron Platell, Moira O'Connor, Martin S. Hagger Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Physical activity in Black breast cancer survivors: implications for quality of life and mood at baseline and 6‐month follow‐up
ConclusionsResults show that baseline physical activity served protective functions for breast cancer survivors over time. Developing culturally relevant physical activity interventions specifically for Black breast cancer survivors may prove vital to improving quality of life and mood in this population. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - March 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Allyson D. Diggins, Lauren E. Hearn, Suzanne C. Lechner, Debra Annane, Michael H. Antoni, Nicole Ennis Whitehead Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Spirituality, Emotional distress, and post‐traumatic Growth in breast cancer survivors and their partners: An actor–partner interdependence modeling approach
ConclusionsFollowing diagnosis and treatment, spirituality appears to associate with positive growth in BC survivors and their partners. However, BC survivor and partner spirituality seem to be ineffective at impacting the other's post‐traumatic growth or emotional distress, with the exception of intrusive thoughts. Dyadic analysis takes into account the reciprocal influence of close relationships on health, and is an important and under‐utilized methodology in behavioral oncology research and clinical practice. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amanda N. Gesselman, Silvia M. Bigatti, Justin R. Garcia, Kathryn Coe, David Cella, Victoria L. Champion Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A parent‐directed intervention for addressing academic risk in latino survivors of childhood leukemia: results of a pilot study
Key Points Survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at risk for treatment‐related neurocognitive dysfunction, which may be exacerbated by factors related to low socio‐economic status and linguistic disparities. Approximately half of childhood ALL survivors at our institution are Latino and exhibit multiple socio‐demographic risk factors that threaten academic functioning. To better serve these survivors, we developed a culturally competent, parent‐directed intervention to improve academic success that is feasible to deliver, shows preliminary evidence of efficacy, and is valued by families. T...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Bava, Jemily Malvar, Richard Sposto, Maki Okada, Betty Gonzalez‐Morkos, Lisl M. Schweers, Christopher Nuñez, Kathleen Ruccione, Ernest R. Katz, David R. Freyer Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

The psychosocial impact of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment amongst Black, South Asian and White women: Do differences exist between ethnic groups?
Abstract ObjectiveVery little UK‐based research has examined the breast cancer‐related experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic populations, and we do not know whether the psychosocial impact of diagnosis and treatment in this group is any different to that of White women. Therefore this study examined similarities and differences amongst Black, South Asian and White breast cancer survivors. MethodsA quantitative, cross‐sectional survey was conducted. 173 breast cancer survivors (80 White, 53 South Asian and 40 Black) completed a questionnaire which assessed psychological functioning, social support, body image and b...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geeta Patel‐Kerai, Diana Harcourt, Nichola Rumsey, Habib Naqvi, Paul White Tags: Paper Source Type: research

People with dementia: what is known about their experience of cancer treatment and cancer treatment outcomes? A systematic review.
ConclusionFurther work is needed to establish practice guidelines for the management of cancer in people with dementia. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. B. Hopkinson, R. Milton, M. King, D. Edwards Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Cancer negatively impacts on sexual function in adolescents and young adults: The Aya Hope study
ConclusionsMany AYAs diagnosed with cancer experience a persistent negative impact on sexual life up to two years following diagnosis. The findings underscore the need to develop routine protocols to assess sexual function in AYAs with cancer and to provide comprehensive management in the clinical setting. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lena Wettergren, Erin E. Kent, Sandra A. Mitchell, Brad Zebrack, Charles F. Lynch, Mara B. Rubenstein, Theresa H. M. Keegan, Xiao‐Cheng Wu, Helen M. Parsons, Ashley Wilder Smith, Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Physical Activity, Self‐Efficacy and Self‐Esteem in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Panel Model
Abstract PurposePhysical activity (PA) has been consistently associated with improved self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors. However, this relationship is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine whether changes in PA and self‐efficacy influenced changes in self‐esteem in breast cancer survivors across six‐months. Increases in PA were hypothesized to result in increases in self‐efficacy which were hypothesized to influence increases in physical self‐worth and global self‐esteem. MethodsBreast cancer survivors (n = 370; Mage = 56.04) wore accelerometers to measur...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth A. Awick, Siobhan M. Phillips, Gillian R. Lloyd, Edward McAuley Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Educational differences in likelihood of attributing breast symptoms to cancer: A vignette‐based study
ConclusionLower education was associated with lower likelihood of making cancer attributions for both symptoms, also after adjustment for cancer avoidance. Lower likelihood of considering cancer may delay symptomatic presentation and contribute to educational differences in stage at diagnosis. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Afrodita Marcu, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Georgia Black, Peter Vedsted, Katriina L. Whitaker Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Promoting quality care in cancer patients with Limited English Proficiency: Perspectives of medical interpreters
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Giselle K. Perez, Jan Mutchler, Mai See Yang, Cheyenne Fox Tree‐Mcgrath, Elyse R. Park Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Great Expectations: Racial Differences in Outcome Expectations for a Weight Lifting Intervention among Black and White Breast Cancer Survivors with or without Lymphedema
Abstract BackgroundBlack breast cancer survivors are less likely to engage in physical activity than White survivors. This is unfortunate because physical activity may be especially beneficial given Black breast cancer survivors’ higher rates of obesity and adverse treatment effects related to obesity, such as breast cancer‐related lymphedema (BCRL). The analysis explored outcome expectations for a weight lifting intervention by sedentary Black or White female breast cancer survivors, and assessed the role of breast cancer‐related lymphedema (BCRL) on outcome expectations for exercise. MethodsChi‐square tests c...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lorraine T. Dean, Justin Brown, Morgan Coursey, Kathryn Schmitz Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Intimacy after prostate cancer: A brief couples' workshop is associated with improvements in relationship satisfaction
ConclusionsThe workshop offers a comprehensive, one‐session intervention to help couples implement a treatment plan to promote sexual recovery after PCa treatment. Given the observed improvements, progression to a randomized control trial is warranted. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren M. Walker, Ngaire King, Zoe Kwasny, John W. Robinson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Body image and psychological distress in nipple‐sparing mastectomy: the roles of self‐compassion and appearance investment
ConclusionsModerately low levels of psychological distress and body image disturbance suggest NSM + IBR may minimise adverse psychological impacts of mastectomy. Increased body image disturbance was associated with psychological distress and moderated by self‐compassion and appearance investment, suggesting a potential role for these characteristics as the focus of psychological interventions to minimise the negative impacts of mastectomy. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. A. Sherman, S. Woon, J. French, E. Elder Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Effectiveness of case management as a cross‐sectoral healthcare provision for women with breast cancer
ConclusionsThe tested CM model did not improve the quality of life or psychological well‐being of the patients beyond treatment as usual. Possible reasons include that the treatment was already of high standards in the control group or that there are possibly different impacts than found in the literature regarding different forms of organization in CM. The need for and the tailoring of this CM model as well as the transfer of CM to other oncological indications remain to be clarified. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christiane Bleich, Cathrin Büscher, Hanne Melchior, Anna Grochocka, Andrea Thorenz, Holger Schulz, Uwe Koch, Birgit Watzke Tags: Paper Source Type: research

A systematic review of sleep in hospitalized pediatric cancer patients
ConclusionsInvestigations into the sources of increased sleep difficulties can be used to inform hospital procedures to create a more supportive sleep environment and more effective screening tools for patients who may be at greater risk for sleep difficulties. This may help to minimize the role that hospitalization plays in precipitating and perpetuating chronic sleep disturbances in pediatric cancer patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Soeun B. A. Lee, Gaya Narendran, Lianne Tomfohr‐Madsen, Fiona Schulte Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The relationship between illness representations, risk perception and fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectiveFear of cancer recurrence, although distinct from distress continues to be under‐evaluated, captured, or treated when standard distress scales are used to assess concerns of cancer survivors. We tested a model assessing the association of demographic and clinical factors, illness representations, and perceived risk with fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors. MethodsWe recruited 117 breast cancer survivors at least one year after completing breast cancer treatment from Internet discussion boards for this cross‐sectional, descriptive, correlational study. Participants completed a survey t...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laurie A. Freeman‐Gibb, Nancy K. Janz, Maria C. Katapodi, Brian J. Zikmund‐Fisher, Laurel Northouse Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Examination of moderators of expressive writing in patients with renal cell carcinoma: the role of depression and social support
Abstract ObjectiveTo identify groups most likely to benefit from an Expressive Writing (EW) intervention, we examined psychosocial variables as intervention moderators. We hypothesized that EW would be particularly effective for participants with high levels of depressive symptoms and social support at study entry. MethodsPatients (n = 277; 60.6% male) with kidney cancer were randomly assigned to either an expressive (EW) or neutral writing (NW) condition. Intervention outcomes included measures of depressive symptoms (CESD), cancer‐related symptoms (MDASI), fatigue (BFI), and sleep disturbances (PSQI) asse...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kathrin Milbury, Gabriel Lopez, Amy Spelman, Christopher Wood, Surena F. Matin, Nizar M. Tannir, Eric Jonasch, Louis Pisters, Qi Wei, Lorenzo Cohen Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The intensity of caregiving is a more important predictor of adverse bereavement outcomes for adult–child than spousal caregivers of patients who die of cancer
This study aimed to evaluate factors of care associated with higher grief intensity in bereaved adult–child (AC‐FCs) and spousal FCs (S‐FCs). Data from the Qualycare study, a mortality follow‐back study of bereaved FCs of patients who died of cancer, was analyzed. Four hundred eighty‐four patient–FC dyads were included: 246 AC‐FCs and 238 S‐FCs. S‐FCs received more formal (SPC) (p = 0.026), and AC‐FCs more informal (p 
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah McLean, Barbara Gomes, Irene J. Higginson Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review
ConclusionHigh levels of distress are experienced by caregivers of patients with delirium. Distress is heightened because of the potential irreversibility of delirium in palliative care settings and uncertainty around whether the caregiver–patient relationship can be re‐established before death. Caregivers can contribute to the management of patient delirium. Additional intervention studies with informational, emotional and behavioural components are required to improve support for caregivers and to help the caregiver support the patient. Reducing caregiver distress should be a goal of any future intervention. &cop...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Jean Lugton, Catriona Kennedy, Juliet A. Spiller Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Depression and healthcare service utilization in patients with cancer
ConclusionsAmong patients with cancer, the presence of depression was associated with greater healthcare utilization. Effective screening for, and management of, depression may help reduce overall healthcare utilization and cost while improving care quality. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Brent T. Mausbach, Scott A. Irwin Tags: Paper Source Type: research

The European organization for research and treatment of cancer — satisfaction with cancer care questionnaire: revision and extended application development
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anne Brédart, Ariane Beaudeau, Teresa Young, Hugo Moura De Alberquerque Melo, Juan Ignacio Arraras, Liz Friend, Heike Schmidt, Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski, Mia Bergenmar, Amélie Anota, Anna Costantini, Frédéric Marchal, Iwona M. Tomaszewska, Vassilios Va Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated positive psychological variables of anxiety and depression among patients with central nervous system tumors in China: a cross‐sectional study
ConclusionsThe high prevalence of anxiety and depression among patients with CNS tumors should receive more attention in Chinese medical settings. To help reduce anxiety and depression, health care professionals should develop interventions to promote hope and optimism based on patients' specific needs. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yijun Bao, Lizhuo Li, Yanlei Guan, Wei Wang, Yan Liu, Pengfei Wang, Xiaolong Huang, Shanwei Tao, Yunjie Wang Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Inequalities in long term health‐related quality of life between partnered and not partnered breast cancer survivors through the mediation effect of social support
ConclusionsWomen recovering from breast cancer who do not have partners have poorer physical and mental HRQOL, than those with partners, with a lack of social support as an underlying inequality. Partners of breast cancer survivors are importance sources in the provision of social support to help them maintain well‐being and quality of life. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janni Leung, Michelle D. Smith, Deirdre McLaughlin Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Abstracts of the APOS 13th annual conference
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Author Index Source Type: research

Symposia and Paper Abstracts
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Abstract Source Type: research

Psychological variables associated with quality of life following primary treatment for head and neck cancer: a systematic review of the literature from 2004 to 2015
ConclusionsSeveral psychological factors predict QoL among HNC survivors who have completed treatment. Routine screening and early interventions that target distress could improve HNC survivors' QoL following treatment. Longitudinal and population‐based studies incorporating more systematic and standardised measurement approaches are needed to better understand relationships between psychological factors and QoL and to inform the development of intervention and supportive care strategies. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 26, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Simon Dunne, Orla Mooney, Laura Coffey, Linda Sharp, Deirdre Desmond, Conrad Timon, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Pamela Gallagher Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Posttraumatic growth among head and neck cancer survivors with psychological distress
Abstract BackgroundInformation on posttraumatic growth (PTG) among head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors with a high level of distress is limited. The aim of this cross‐sectional study was to investigate the occurrence of PTG among distressed HNC survivors and its association with anxiety, depressive, nicotine, and alcohol use disorders and health‐related quality of life. MethodsSeventy‐four HNC survivors with psychological distress (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) anxiety > 7 and/or HADS depression > 7) completed the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, which comprises five s...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K. Holtmaat, N. Spek, P. Cuijpers, C. R. Leemans, I. M. Verdonck‐de Leeuw Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Predictive factors of depressive symptoms of elderly patients with cancer receiving first ‐line chemotherapy
Abstract BackgroundDepression is the most common psychiatric disorder in geriatrics and oncology. For elderly cancer patients, it has a significant impact on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. Nevertheless, depression is under‐diagnosed and under‐treated. Cancer management is key in improving the quality of care in this population. We aim to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and treatment‐related factors of depression in elderly patients during chemotherapy, thus allowing early detection of patients in need of specific treatment. Further, we investigate whether chemotherapy efficacy and safety are associat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Duc, M. Rainfray, P. Soubeyran, M. Fonck, J. F. Blanc, J. Ceccaldi, L. Cany, V. Brouste, S. Mathoulin ‐Pélissier Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of social–cognitive and emotional factors on testicular self‐examination
ConclusionsThese results highlight the importance of social–cognitive and emotional factors in promoting health screening. Targeting these factors might improve the effectiveness of testicular self‐examination interventions. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lee Shepherd, Callum Watt, Brian Lovell Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals' views on discussing fertility preservation with young cancer patients: a mixed method systematic review of the literature
ConclusionsFuture work should ensure that HCPs possess knowledge of cancer‐related FP and that they receive adequate training on how to consent and discuss information with young patients and their parents. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cecilia Vindrola‐Padros, Karen E. Dyer, John Cyrus, Irene Machowa Lubker Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Factors influencing health‐related quality of life among Korean cancer survivors
ConclusionsIndividual‐centered clinical interventions that consider dimensional‐influencing factors, including subjective health status, are needed to improve cancer survivors' health‐related quality of life. Subsequent systematic studies are needed regarding dimension‐specific differences according to cancer types and time since diagnosis. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: KiSook Kim, Ji‐Su Kim Tags: Paper Source Type: research

Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence
Abstract Despite a rapidly growing research interest in fear of cancer recurrence, lack of consensus on definition and measurement including clinical fear of cancer recurrence, sparse model development and testing, and limited available clinical interventions have impeded knowledge transfer into patient services. To move forward, a 2‐day colloquium was held in Ottawa, Canada in August 2015 to progress knowledge and identify future research directions. A comprehensive research program was proposed, including development of a clinical definition, an updated review of screening measures, and a review of existing interventi...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sophie Lebel, Gozde Ozakinci, Gerald Humphris, Belinda Thewes, Judith Prins, Andreas Dinkel, Phyllis Butow Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Psychological intervention targeting distress for cancer patients: a meta‐analytic study investigating uptake and adherence
ConclusionsPatients appeared more receptive to interventions offered near diagnosis, over the telephone and by nurses. Although this suggests higher acceptability of such interventions, evidence of their greater efficacy is lacking, and this merits further investigation. Research is needed to understand barriers to acceptance of psychological support, particularly because uptake rates were lower for distressed patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachel Brebach, Louise Sharpe, Daniel S. J. Costa, Paul Rhodes, Phyllis Butow Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Factors influencing health ‐related quality of life among Korean cancer survivors
ConclusionsIndividual‐centered clinical interventions that consider dimensional‐influencing factors, including subjective health status, are needed to improve cancer survivors' health‐related quality of life. Subsequent systematic studies are needed regarding dimension‐specific differences according to cancer types and time since diagnosis. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: KiSook Kim, Ji ‐Su Kim Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The role of social –cognitive and emotional factors on testicular self‐examination
ConclusionsThese results highlight the importance of social–cognitive and emotional factors in promoting health screening. Targeting these factors might improve the effectiveness of testicular self‐examination interventions. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lee Shepherd, Callum Watt, Brian Lovell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological intervention targeting distress for cancer patients: a meta ‐analytic study investigating uptake and adherence
ConclusionsPatients appeared more receptive to interventions offered near diagnosis, over the telephone and by nurses. Although this suggests higher acceptability of such interventions, evidence of their greater efficacy is lacking, and this merits further investigation. Research is needed to understand barriers to acceptance of psychological support, particularly because uptake rates were lower for distressed patients. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachel Brebach, Louise Sharpe, Daniel S. J. Costa, Paul Rhodes, Phyllis Butow Tags: Review Source Type: research

A pilot trial of brief group cognitive ‐behavioral treatment for insomnia in an adult cancer survivorship program
Abstract BackgroundCognitive‐behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT‐Insomnia) is effective, yet rarely available for cancer survivors. This is unfortunate because survivors are at elevated risk for insomnia, which is associated with significant health consequences in this already at‐risk population. Barriers to delivering CBT‐Insomnia in oncology settings include a lack of trained providers, distance to cancer centers, and treatment duration. PurposeTo address insomnia treatment barriers, we adapted standard CBT‐Insomnia treatment and evaluated a pilot group‐based approach for feasibility and efficacy in an adult...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eric S. Zhou, Ann H. Partridge, Christopher J. Recklitis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological burden at the time of diagnosis among Mexican breast cancer patients
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adriana Pérez‐Fortis, Maya J. Schroevers, Joke Fleer, Patricia Alanís‐López, María Guadalupe Veloz‐Martínez, Rosa Elena Ornelas‐Mejorada, Robbert Sanderman, Adelita V. Ranchor, Juan José Sánchez Sosa Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research