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Perceived influence of psychological consultation on psychological well ‐being, body image, and intimacy following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis
This study explored whether psychological consultation offered to women prior to bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) appeared to provide psychosocial benefit to younger women (35 years) considering BPM. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachael Glassey, Sarah J. Hardcastle, Moira O'Connor, Angela Ives, , Christobel Saunders Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Caring Matters Most: The Ethical Significance of Nursing. Mark Lazenby. Oxford University Press, 2017. US $24.95, 176 pages.
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Betty Ferrell, Ellen Friedmann Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Correlates of post ‐traumatic growth following childhood and adolescent cancer: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsSeveral findings were consistent with a comparable meta‐analysis in adult oncology populations. Targeted social support, clinical intervention, and education may facilitate post‐traumatic growth. Longitudinal research in individuals affected by childhood and adolescent cancer would allow an examination of the effects of predictive variables on post‐traumatic growth over time. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jasmin K. Turner, Amanda Hutchinson, Carlene Wilson Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Are community ‐based health worker interventions an effective approach for early diagnosis of cancer? A systematic review and meta‐analysis
Abstract ObjectiveThis systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of community‐based health worker (CBHW) interventions for early detection of cancer. Secondary aims were to consider the extent that interventions were based on theory, and potential moderators including behaviour change techniques (BCTs). MethodsSix databases were searched for randomized controlled trials. Random‐effects meta‐analyses were applied to 30 eligible studies with a cancer screening outcome. ResultsParticipation in CBHW interventions was associated with increased receipt of screening (OR =1.901, 95% CI: 1.60‐2.26, p
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Bellhouse, Lorna McWilliams, Joseph Firth, Janelle Yorke, David P. French Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

The reciprocal relationship between daily fatigue and catastrophizing following cancer treatment: Affect and physical activity as potential mediators.
ConclusionsThis study provides evidence for a mutually reinforcing relationship between catastrophizing and fatigue in daily life, which might explain the perpetuation of fatigue after completion of cancer treatment. Fatigue‐specific cognitive behavior therapy could be improved by educating patients about this daily reciprocal relationship, train them to quickly replace catastrophizing thoughts in daily life, and help them to cope with affective changes induced by fatigue. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Fabiola M üller, Ellen Stephenson, Anita DeLongis, Ans Smink, Robert J. Van Ginkel, Marrit A. Tuinman, Mariët Hagedoorn Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A qualitative meta ‐synthesis examining the role of women in African American men's prostate cancer screening and treatment decision‐making
ConclusionsWomen are often important confidants to whom men express their struggles, fears and concerns, particularly those related to health, and they help men make appointments, understand medical advice. Better understanding women's supportive roles in promoting positive mental and physical outcomes may be a key to developing effective interventions to improve African American men's decision‐making and satisfaction regarding prostate cancer screening and treatment. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Erin M. Bergner, Emily K. Cornish, Kenay Horne, Derek M. Griffith Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Exploratory Study of Impact of Cancer ‐Related Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms on Diabetes Self‐Management among Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsEarly‐stage cancer survivors with cancer‐related PTSS symptoms were less likely to adhere to some DM self‐management behaviors. Providers should recognize the impact of cancer‐related PTSS symptoms to better support comorbid disease management in cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janey James, Yael T. Harris, Ian M. Kronish, Juan P. Wisnivesky, Jenny J. Lin Tags: PAPER 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 (e.g., fatigue‐mood‐QoL or sleep‐cognition), and possible intervention targets (e.g., a sleep intervention to reduce cognitive complaints during chemotherapy). (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Selene Xu, Wesley Thompson, Sonia Ancoli ‐Israel, Lianqi Liu, Barton Palmer, Loki Natarajan Tags: PAPER 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 - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Edelyn Agustina, Rachael H. Dodd, Jo Waller, Charlotte Vrinten Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cognition and Cancer: Conceptual and Methodological Issues and Future Directions
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tim A. Ahles, Arti Hurria Tags: INVITED PERSPECTIVE Source Type: research

Clustering of prevention behaviours in patients with high ‐risk primary melanoma
ConclusionThese findings allow tailoring of preventive advice to melanoma patients to reduce their risk of future primary and recurrent disease. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ad èle C. Green, Maria Celia B. Hughes, Lena A. Schuckmann, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, B. Mark Smithers Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Social constraints and psychological well ‐being after prostate cancer: a follow‐up at 12 and 24 months after surgery.
ConclusionsNegative responses from the social environment, especially from partner to talking about the prostate cancer experience affected patients' psychological well‐being two years after radical prostatectomy. Results emphasize the importance of helping patients mobilize psychosocial resources within their social network, especially among those with a lack of quality psychosocial support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - October 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karin Stinesen Kollberg, Thordis Thorsteinsdottir, Ulrica Wilder äng, Jonas Hugosson, Peter Wiklund, Anders Bjartell, Stefan Carlsson, Johan Stranne, Eva Haglind, Gunnar Steineck Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A closer lens: Cancer survivors' supportive intervention preferences and interventions received
Abstract ObjectiveCancer survivor preferences for formal interventions designed to provide psychological support remain relatively unknown. To address this gap, we evaluated cancer survivors' preferences for psychological intervention, whom they preferred to recommend such intervention, and how their preferences compared with what they currently received. MethodsUS cancer survivors (n = 345) who were at least 2 months post‐treatment for diverse forms of cancer were recruited online to complete a survey study. ResultsBased on Wilcoxon signed‐rank tests to distinguish among ranked preferences, cancer survi...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanna J. Arch, Rachel Vanderkruik, Alex Kirk, Alaina L. Carr Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Men's perspectives on cancer prevention behaviors associated with HPV
Abstract BackgroundThe human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with the diagnosis of anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers in men. Evidence indicates that correct condom use in addition to obtaining the HPV vaccine provides the greatest protection from HPV infections. ObjectiveTo explore young men's beliefs and behavioral intention in relation to receiving the HPV vaccine and using a condom correctly and consistently for sexual contact. MethodsA cross‐sectional study underpinned by the theory of planned behavior (TPB) was conducted with male participants (n = 359, 18‐28 years) who completed an online ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Serena FitzGerald, Nicola Cornally, Josephine Hegarty Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Regret about surgical decisions among early ‐stage breast cancer patients: Effects of the congruence between patients' preferred and actual decision‐making roles
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that cancer patients could benefit from tailored decision support concerning their decisional role preferences in the complex scenario of medical and personal factors during the surgical decision. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ashley Wei ‐Ting Wang, Su‐Mei Chang, Cheng‐Shyong Chang, Shou‐Tung Chen, Dar‐Ren Chen, Fang Fan, Michael H. Antoni, Wen‐Yau Hsu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A daily diary study of posttraumatic stress, experiential avoidance, and emotional lability among inpatient nurses
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: James Gerhart, Elizabeth Vaclavik, Teresa A. Lillis, Jacob Miner, Rory McFadden, Sean O'Mahony Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Response to ‘Expression of Concern’ (Richardson et al, Psycho‐Oncology, 2017, 26, 724‐737)
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Emma M. Richardson, Natalie Sch üz, Kristy Sanderson, Jennifer L. Scott, Benjamin Schüz Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Expression of concern —inadequate review of the literature (Richardson et al, Psycho‐Oncology, 2017, 26, 724‐737)
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ad A. Kaptein Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Dyadic effects of coping strategies, time perspectives, and personality on the quality of life of cancer patients and their caregivers
ConclusionsThe examination of the relationships between individuals' QoL and their internal psycho‐behavioral processes and personality traits will have several applications in the routine clinical management. Individual‐level and dyad‐level interventions should be proposed: cognitive‐rehabilitation, emotional and cognitive self‐regulation for time perspectives and personality constructs. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeinab Hamidou, Pascal Auquier, Tanguy Leroy, Fabrice Barlesi, S ébastien Salas, Olivier Chinot, Karine Baumstarck Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

How are Multifactorial Beliefs about the Role of Genetics and Behavior in Cancer Causation associated with Cancer Risk Cognitions and Emotions in the U.S. Population?
ConclusionHolding multifactorial causal beliefs about cancer are associated with a constellation of risk perceptions, health cognitions, and affect that may motivate cancer prevention and detection behavior. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jada G. Hamilton, Erika A. Waters Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Anxiety during cancer diagnosis: examining the influence of monitoring coping style and treatment plan
ConclusionsThe diagnostic phase is associated with high levels of anxiety. Distinct patterns of anxiety were identified, depending on patients’ coping style and the suggested treatment plan. Remarkably, patients with a lower monitoring coping style became particularly anxious when they were advised to start treatment with chemotherapy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Madelon B. Bronner, Minh Hao Nguyen, Ellen M.A. Smets, Anthony W.H. Ven, Julia C.M. Weert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patient information in phase I trials: A systematic review
ConclusionsPatients' decisions regarding participation in phase I trials are based on more than the information of the trial. The way patients express the information they have been given could be limited by the applied methods for evaluating this variable. While relatives are expected to be resources for patients entering a phase I trial, this topic has not been investigated. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katrine Toubro Gad, Ulrik Lassen, Morten Mau ‐Sørensen, Mette Terp Høybye, Christoffer Johansen Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Perceived influence of psychological consultation on psychological well ‐being, body image and intimacy following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis
This study explored whether psychological consultation offered to women prior to bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM) appeared to provide psychosocial benefit to younger women (35 years) considering BPM. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachael Glassey, Sarah J. Hardcastle, Moira O ’Connor, Angela Ives, Christobel Saunders, Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Is lower symptom recognition associated with socioeconomic inequalities in help ‐seeking for potential breast cancer symptoms?
ConclusionsSocioeconomic inequalities in stage at diagnosis and survival of breast cancer may not always be explained by lower likelihood of suspecting cancer and subsequent impact on help‐seeking. Reducing inequalities in stage at diagnosis will involve understanding a broader range of bio‐psycho‐social factors (e.g. comorbidities, healthcare system factors). (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hilary Davies, Afrodita Marcu, Peter Vedsted, Katriina L. Whitaker Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cognitive reactions of nurses exposed to cancer patients' traumatic experiences: A qualitative study to identify triggers of the onset of compassion fatigue
ConclusionsThis study identified important components of cognitive reactions of nurses who encounter the traumatic experiences of cancer patients in Japan. This information can contribute to the understanding of the onset of compassion fatigue and provide the foundation for nurses in cancer care to avoid and recover from compassion fatigue. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Takaki Fukumori, Atsuko Miyazaki, Chihiro Takaba, Saki Taniguchi, Mariko Asai Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patterns of unmet supportive needs and relationship to quality of life in Chinese cancer patients
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates the existence of four patterns of unmet supportive needs in Chinese cancer patients. Patients with few unmet needs reported the best QoL. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lei Zhu, Juntao Yao, Maya J. Schroevers, Hongmei Zhang, Juan Xie, Ailan Liu, Joke Fleer, Adelita V. Ranchor, Zhangjun Song Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Manic episode occurring during investigational treatment with pan ‐class I phosphoinositide 3‐kinase inhibitor in a patient with breast cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: C. Marchesi, F. Paraboschi, V. Lucarini, C. De Panfilis, M. Tonna Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Relationship between Physicians' Perceived Stigma toward Depression and Physician Referral to Psycho ‐oncology services on an Oncology/Hematology Ward.
CONCLUSIONPhysician's perceived stigma toward depression was found to be associated with real referral to psycho‐oncology services and with physician recommendation for referral to psycho‐oncology services. Further investigations will be needed to examine how to reduce physicians' perceived stigma toward depression. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Won ‐Hyoung Kim, Jae‐Nam Bae, Joo‐Han Lim, Moon‐Hee Lee, Bong‐Jin Hahm, Hyeon Gyu Yi Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Associations between reduced telomere length, depressed mood, anhedonia, and irritability in Prostate Cancer patients: Further evidence for the presence of ‘male depression’?
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christopher F. Sharpley, David R.H. Christie, Vicki Bitsika, Linda L. Agnew, Nicholas M. Andronicos, Mary E. McMillan Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Physicians' self ‐reported practice behaviour regarding fertility‐related discussions in paediatric oncology in Sweden
ConclusionsBased on our findings, we recommend structured training in how to communicate about fertility issues in stressful situations, which in turn might increase fertility‐related discussions in paediatric oncology. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: G.M. Armuand, J. Nilsson, K.A. Rodriguez ‐Wallberg, J. Malmros, J. Arvidson, C. Lampic, L. Wettergren Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The course of fear of cancer recurrence: Different patterns by age in breast cancer survivors
ConclusionThese results suggest that the course of FCR depends on the age of breast cancer survivors. Younger survivors showed an increase of fear during the first 1.5 years after breast surgery, whereas older survivors showed stable levels during the first 6 months after which it declined. Also, less optimistic survivors reported higher levels of FCR. Health care providers should pay (extra) attention to FCR in younger and less optimistic patients and offer psychological help when needed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dani ëlle E.J. Starreveld, Sabine E. Markovitz, Gerard Breukelen, Madelon L. Peters Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Exploring the screening capacity of the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Inventory ‐Short Form for clinical levels of fear of cancer recurrence
ConclusionsEstablishing clinical cut‐offs on FCR screening measures is crucial to tailoring individual care and conducting rigorous research. Our results suggest using a higher cut‐off on the FCRI‐SF than previously reported to identify clinically significant FCR. Continued evaluation and validation of the FCRI‐SF cut‐off is required across diverse cancer populations. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanna E. Fardell, Georden Jones, Allan Ben Smith, Sophie Lebel, Belinda Thewes, Daniel Costa, Kerry Tiller, S ébastien Simard, Andrea Feldstain, Sara Beattie, Megan McCallum, , Phyllis Butow Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Men's information ‐seeking behavior regarding cancer risk and screening: A meta‐narrative systematic review
ConclusionsMen's information‐seeking behavior regarding cancer risk reduction, prevention, and screening is influenced by several factors. This necessitates targeted interventions aimed at raising awareness of cancer prevention and screening, while accounting for men's informational needs, preferred learning strategies, and literacy levels. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mohamad M. Saab, Mary Reidy, Josephine Hegarty, Mairin O'Mahony, Mike Murphy, Christian Von Wagner, Frances J. Drummond Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

A mixed ‐methods study to explore the supportive care needs of breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsPosttreatment needs vary with BCS characteristics and to the domains concerned. The approach to posttreatment care needs to be personalized and viable. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K.K.F. Cheng, H.L. Cheng, W.H. Wong, C. Koh Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Daily Diary Study of Posttraumatic Stress, Experiential Avoidance and Emotional Lability among Inpatient Nurses
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: James Gerhart, Elizabeth Vaclavik, Teresa A. Lillis, Jacob Miner, Rory McFadden, Sean O ’Mahony Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Kind of blue: A systematic review and meta ‐analysis of music interventions in cancer treatment
ConclusionsMusic may be a tool in reducing anxiety, pain, and improving mood among patients with cancer in active treatment. However, methodological limitations in the studies conducted so far prevent firm conclusions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margrethe Langer Bro, Kira Vibe Jespersen, Julie Bolvig Hansen, Peter Vuust, Niels Abildgaard, Jeppe Gram, Christoffer Johansen Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Physical Activity Among Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Early Childhood Cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS)
ConclusionThese findings provide targets for future interventional studies to improve physical activity in this high‐risk population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katie A. Devine, Ann C. Mertens, John A. Whitton, Carmen L. Wilson, Kirsten K. Ness, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Wendy Leisenring, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Leslie L. Robison, Gregory T. Armstrong, Kevin R. Krull Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A closer lens: Cancer survivors ’ supportive intervention preferences and interventions received
Abstract BackgroundCancer survivor preferences for formal interventions designed to provide psychological support remain relatively unknown. To address this gap, we evaluated cancer survivors’ preferences for psychological intervention, whom they preferred to recommend such intervention, and how their preferences compared with what they currently received. MethodsU.S. cancer survivors (n = 345) who were at least 2 months post‐treatment for diverse forms of cancer were recruited online to complete a survey study. ResultsBased on Wilcoxon signed‐rank tests to distinguish among ranked preferences, cancer survivors r...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joanna J. Arch, Rachel Vanderkruik, Alex Kirk, Alaina L. Carr Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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

Correlates of concealment behavior among couples coping with cancer: Actor partner model
ConclusionsFindings stress the important roles played by spousal support and perspective‐taking in communication patterns between couples affected by cancer. Although the perception of support from one's spouse seems to reduce the need to conceal cancer‐related issues, interventions that focus on couples' communication should address the differential implications of perspective‐taking, as they can lead to either more or less self‐concealment among couples, depending on role and gender. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Reut Wertheim, Gil Goldzweig, Michal Mashiach ‐Eizenberg, Noam Pizem, Einat Shacham‐Shmueli, Ilanit Hasson‐Ohayon Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors influencing time to seeking medical advice and onset of treatment in women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Serbia
ConclusionsSeveral factors, related to psychological, demographic, behavioral and health system characteristics, determined both the time to seeking medical advice and treatment onset for breast cancer. These findings support review and refining of national strategies and policies to promote early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lj Stamatovic, S. Vasovic, J. Trifunovic, N. Boskov, Z. Gajic, A. Parezanovic, M. Icevic, A. Cirkovic, N. Milic Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patterns of stress coping and depression among patients with head and neck cancer: a Japanese cross ‐sectional study
ConclusionsThis study indicates that patients with a dependent‐coping pattern may account for the largest HNC population, and are likely to suffer from depression. Dependent‐coping includes smoking, drinking, seeking support, or engaging self‐distraction. In the future, we should develop psychological intervention programs focused on coping strategies and enhancement of the support system for patients with HNC. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kanako Ichikura, Aya Yamashita, Taro Sugimoto, Seiji Kishimoto, Eisuke Matsushima Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A cross ‐cultural convergent parallel mixed methods study of what makes a cancer‐related symptom or functional health problem clinically important
ConclusionsLimitations in everyday life, need for (medical) help, and emotional impact on the patient or family/partner were found to be relevant aspects of clinical importance. Based on these findings we will define anchor items for the development of thresholds for clinical importance for the EORTC measures in a Europe‐wide field study. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Johannes M. Giesinger, Neil K. Aaronson, Juan I. Arraras, Fabio Efficace, Mogens Groenvold, Jacobien M. Kieffer, Fanny L.C. Loth, Morten A. Petersen, John Ramage, Krzysztof A. Tomaszewski, Teresa Young, Bernhard Holzner, Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Why Do Oncologists Hide the Truth? Disclosure of Cancer Diagnoses to Patients in China: A Multisource Assessment using Mixed Methods
ConclusionThere is a discrepancy between the needs of patients and those in medical practice. These results deepen our understanding regarding the reasons for oncologists’ attitudes towards non‐disclosure. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yiqun Gan, Lei Zheng, Nancy Xiaonan Yu, Guanyu Zhou, Miao Miao, Qian Lu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Does depression decrease the moderating effect of self ‐efficacy in the relationship between illness perception and fear of progression in breast cancer?
ConclusionsThe findings underscore the importance of considering the IP as determinants of FOP, as well as of self‐efficacy and depression as the moderating factors in the relationship between IP and FOP, suggesting the need to enhance self‐efficacy and depressive symptoms in order to compensate the negative impact of IP on FOP in breast cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eun ‐Jung Shim, Jong Won Lee, Yul Ha Min Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

AMBIGUITY IN A MASCULINE WORLD: Being a BRCA1/2 mutation carrier and a man with prostate cancer
ConclusionHealth workers are urged to take a reflexive approach, void of masculine ideals, a belief in which obfuscates men's experience. Research is required regarding men's support needs in the name of equality of care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: C. Moynihan, E.K. Bancroft, A. Mitra, A. Ardern ‐Jones, E. Castro, E.C. Page, R.A. Eeles Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Impact of caregiver burden on mental health in bereaved caregivers of cancer patients: a systematic review.
ConclusionsIn future studies, researchers seeking to ascertain which aspects of caregiver burden may prove an appropriate target for prevention and intervention should first employ a precise operational definition of the concept. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia Gro ße, Julia Treml, Anette Kersting Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Mediating burden and stress over time: Caregivers of patients with primary brain tumor
ConclusionWe found evidence of the stress process model in caregivers of PBT patients unfolding over the course of a year after diagnosis. Our findings emphasize the potential importance of early programs for caregivers to ensure low initial levels of burden, which may have a positive effect on social support, depression, and anxiety. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maija Reblin, Brent Small, Heather Jim, Jason Weimer, Paula Sherwood Tags: PAPER Source Type: research