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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

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 - August 1, 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

Clinician Provision of Oncofertility Support in Cancer Patients of a Reproductive Age: A systematic review
Abstract ObjectiveThe emerging discipline of oncofertility advocates for the timely provision of fertility information and referral for fertility preservation to all cancer patients of reproductive age (
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Logan, J. Perz, J. Ussher, M. Peate, A. Anazodo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Physical activity and exercise self ‐regulation in cancer survivors: A qualitative study
ConclusionsOur findings suggest values‐based goals, unplanned activity, influence from previous goal attempts, and self‐reward were important factors related to self‐regulation. Interventions designed to improve self‐regulation may consider facilitating development of autonomous, value‐based goals, assisting in development of strategies for future goals if current goals are not met, endorsing exercise as a scheduled activity, and introducing healthy self‐reward alternatives. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Edward Tsai, Michael C. Robertson, Elizabeth J. Lyons, Maria C. Swartz, Karen Basen ‐Engquist Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Men's Perspectives on Cancer Prevention Behaviours 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. AimTo explore young male's beliefs and behavioural intention in relation to receiving the HPV vaccine and using a condom correctly and consistently for sexual contact. MethodologyA cross‐sectional study underpinned by the Theory of Planned Behaviour was conducted with male participants (n=359, 18‐28 years) who completed an online survey. Descriptive, c...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Serena Fitzgerald, Nicola Cornally, Josephine Hegarty Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Protection Motivation Theory in Predicting Intention to Receive Cervical Cancer Screening in Rural Chinese Women
In this study, we tested the protection motivation theory (PMT) in predicting screening intentions. MethodsParticipants were women from Wufeng, a typical rural county in China. Participants (n=3000) with no cervical cancer history were recruited from 10 randomly selected villages. As mediating variables, six PMT constructs (Perceived Risk, Fear Arousal, Perceived Severity, Response Efficacy, Response Cost and Self‐Efficacy) were measured using the standardized questionnaire. Structural equation modeling (SEM) method was employed to test PMT‐based prediction models. ResultsOf the total sample, 57.77% believed that regul...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yang Bai, Qing Liu, Xinguang Chen, Yanduo Gao, Huiyun Gong, Xiaodong Tan, Min Zhang, Jiyu Tuo, Yuling Zhang, Qunying Xiang, Fenghua Deng, Guiling Liu Tags: PAPER 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 - July 22, 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

A mixed methods study to explore the supportive care needs of breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsPost‐treatment needs vary with BCS characteristics and to the domains concerned. The approach to post‐treatment care needs to be personalized and viable. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: K.K.F. Cheng, H.L. Cheng, W.H. Wong, C. Koh Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

End ‐of‐life experiences of family caregivers of deceased patients with cancer: A nation‐wide survey
ConclusionsMost family caregivers experienced worry and fear regarding minor children's emotional reaction, therefore, clinicians need to explain children's emotional and psychological reaction to family caregivers when a patient is at the end‐of‐life. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kayo Hirooka, Hiroyuki Otani, Tatsuya Morita, Tomofumi Miura, Hiroki Fukahori, Maho Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, Mitsunori Miyashita 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 - July 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dani ëlle E.J. Starreveld, Sabine E. Markovitz, Gerard Breukelen, Madelon L. Peters Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of stepped psychooncological care on referral to psychosocial services and emotional well ‐being in cancer patients: A cluster‐randomized phase III trial
We examined whether stepped psychooncological care improves referral to consultation‐liaison (CL) services and improves well‐being. MethodsIn a cluster‐randomized trial, wards were randomly allocated to stepped versus standard care. Stepped care comprised screening for distress, consultation between doctor and patient about the patient's need for CL services, and provision of CL service. Primary outcomes were referral to psychosocial services and emotional well‐being half a year after baseline, measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. A secondary endpoint was uptake of outpatient health care. Analys...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Susanne Singer, Helge Danker, Julia Roick, Jens Einenkel, Susanne Briest, Henning Spieker, Andreas Dietz, Isabell Hoffmann, Kirsten Papsdorf, J ürgen Meixensberger, Joachim Mössner, Franziska Schiefke, Anja Dietel, Hubert Wirtz, Dietger Niederwieser, Th Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologists', nurses', and social workers' strategies and barriers to identifying suicide risk in cancer patients
ConclusionsHCPs reports of their lack of training and awareness on identifying suicide risk is alarming given the higher risk of suicide among cancer patients. Training programs should incorporate the successful strategies used by HCPs and overcome barriers to identifying suicide risk. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Merav Ben ‐David, Shahar Shapira, Samuel Ariad Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Decision ‐making processes among men with low‐risk prostate cancer: A survey study
ConclusionsSubjects were actively engaged in decision making and considered a range of treatments. However, we found knowledge gaps about treatment complications among those preferring AT and slightly more decisional uncertainty among those preferring AS, suggesting the need for early decision support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Richard M. Hoffman, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Kimberly M. Davis, Tania Lobo, George Luta, Jun Shan, David Aaronson, David F. Penson, Amethyst D. Leimpeter, Kathryn L. Taylor Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patients' and family caregivers' understanding of the cancer stage, treatment goal, and chance of cure: A study with patient ‐caregiver‐physician triad
ConclusionThe discordance revealed that our study suggests the need for better communication between physician and patients, as well as the caregivers. Research is needed to develop a comprehensive strategy to improve the understanding of the patients and family so that treatment decisions are made based on realistic estimation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dong Wook Shin, Juhee Cho, So Young Kim, Hyung Kook Yang, Keeho Park, Sun ‐Seog Kweon, Dai Ha Koh, Hae‐Sung Nam, Jong‐Hyock Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Symptom appraisal, help seeking, and lay consultancy for symptoms of head and neck cancer
ConclusionsThe results of this study suggest that patients frequently believe that their symptoms were nonurgent and that their lay consultants influence their decision to seek help from an HCP. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J.A. Queenan, B.H. Gottlieb, D. Feldman ‐Stewart, S.F. Hall, J. Irish, P.A. Groome Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

New Challenges in Psycho ‐Oncology Research III: A systematic review of psychological interventions for prostate cancer survivors and their partners: clinical and research implications
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Suzanne K. Chambers, Melissa K. Hyde, David P. Smith, Suzanne Hughes, Susan Yuill, Sam Egger, Dianne L. O'Connell, Kevin Stein, Mark Frydenberg, Gary Wittert, Jeff Dunn Tags: INVITED EDITORIAL Source Type: research

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(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Educational and vocational goal disruption in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe physical and cognitive impacts of treatment can make returning to school/work challenging for AYA cancer survivors. AYAs experiencing difficulties may benefit from additional supports to facilitate meaningful engagement with their chosen educational/vocational goals. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janine Vetsch, Claire E. Wakefield, Brittany C. McGill, Richard J. Cohn, Sarah J. Ellis, Natalie Stefanic, Susan M. Sawyer, Brad Zebrack, Ursula M. Sansom ‐Daly Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Knowledge ‐Based Intervention to Tackle Barriers to Cervical Screening: A Pilot Study
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lee Shepherd, Cherokee Walbey, Brian Lovell Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The psychological impact of prostate biopsy: prevalence and predictors of procedure ‐related distress
ABSTRACT BackgroundMany men undergo prostate biopsies each year. Most data on consequences of prostate biopsy for men pertain to physical after‐effects and/or come from clinical trial populations. We quantified prevalence of, and identified factors associated with, procedure‐related distress in men having prostate biopsies in routine clinical practice. MethodsMen who had undergone prostate biopsy for follow‐up of a raised prostate specific antigen test result and/or abnormal digital rectal examination in six centres in Ireland completed questionnaires. Biopsy‐related psychological distress was measured using the Im...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Linda Sharp, Eileen Morgan, Frances J. Drummond, Anna Gavin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Profiling sedentary behavior in breast cancer survivors: Links with depression symptoms during the early survivorship period
ConclusionsThe importance of understanding multiple dimensions of SED among BCS was highlighted. Reducing SED during the early survivorship period may alleviate depression symptoms. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jason Lacombe, Guy Faulkner, Jennifer Jones, Linda Trinh, Catherine Sabiston Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Patients with established cancer cachexia lack the motivation and self ‐efficacy to undertake regular structured exercise
ConclusionsFrequently employed higher intensity, group exercise models do not address the motivational and behavioural concerns of cachectic cancer patients in this study. Developing exercise interventions which match perceived abilities and skills are required to address challenges of self‐efficacy and perceived control identified. Greater engagement of health professionals with this group is required to explore potential benefits of exercise. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Wasley, Nichola Gale, Sioned Roberts, Karianne Backx, Annmarie Nelson, Robert Deursen, Anthony Byrne Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Comparison of Fatigue, Depression, and Anxiety as Factors Affecting Posttreatment Health ‐Related Quality of Life in Lung Cancer Survivors
ConclusionsRelative to depression and anxiety, fatigue exerted a stronger effect on lung cancer survivors’ HRQoL. Health professionals should consider the reduction of fatigue a priority in improving cancer patients’ HRQoL following the completion of cancer treatment. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ju Youn Jung, Jong Mok Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo, Young Ho Yun 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 - July 1, 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

Perceived employer ‐related barriers and facilitators for work participation of cancer survivors: a systematic review of employers’ and survivors’ perspectives
ConclusionsThis review identified a plurality of and a large variety in perceived employer‐related barriers and facilitators for work participation of cancer survivors, which can be understood to be related to both employers’ willingness and ability to support. There is a need for interventions targeting employers, with the aim of enhancing the sustainable work participation of cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M.A. Greidanus, A.G.E.M. Boer, A.E. Rijk, C.M. Tiedtke, B. Dierckx de Casterl é, M.H.W. Frings‐Dresen, S.J. Tamminga Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Prevalence and Initial Prescription of Psychotropics in Patients with Common Cancers in Japan, based on a Nationwide Health Insurance Claims Database
Abstract ObjectiveTo investigate the prevalence of psychotropic medication use and identify factors affecting the prescription of psychotropics among patients newly diagnosed with any of eight common types of cancer. MethodsThis retrospective descriptive study examined data for patients newly diagnosed with breast, colorectal, liver, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, or stomach cancer between July 2009 and May 2014. The data were derived from a nationwide health claims database. The proportion of initial prescriptions for all oral psychotropics within 13 months of cancer diagnosis was analyzed by cancer type; the odds r...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Izumi Sato, Hideki Onishi, Shuhei Yamada, Koji Kawakami Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The relationship between coping style and psychological distress in people with head and neck cancer: a systematic review
ConclusionsSeveral studies observed a significant relationship between coping styles aimed at disengaging and distancing from cancer and increased psychological distress. To understand directionality of these associations and further develop an understanding of temporal features of the relationship between coping styles and distress, longitudinal designs could be used in future research. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nicolle Morris, Nima Moghaddam, Anna Tickle, Sanchia Biswas Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a group intervention to facilitate posttraumatic growth among women with breast cancer
ConclusionsParticipation in the intervention group increased PTG and the two main components of PTG model, challenge to core beliefs and rumination. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catarina Ramos, Pedro Alexandre Costa, T ânia Rudnicki, Ana Lúcia Marôco, Isabel Leal, Raquel Guimarães, José Luís Fougo, Richard G. Tedeschi Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of conflict in the families of patients with advanced cancer: A nationwide survey of bereaved family members
ConclusionsMany families of patients with advanced cancer experienced conflict during end‐of‐life care. Family members asserting control over decision‐making and communication constraints among family members after diagnosis of cancer can predict the occurrence of family conflict. Absent family members “coming out of the woodwork” might reduce family conflict in particular cultures. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jun Hamano, Tatsuya Morita, Masanori Mori, Naoko Igarashi, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Patient Oncofertility Support Needs in Reproductive Cancer Patients aged 14 to 45 years of age
ConclusionsPatients desire for clinicians to support their concerns through the provision of adequate information, access to oncofertility services, taking time to discuss oncofertility treatment and concerns, specialised psychological support and responsiveness to individual needs. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Logan, J. Perz, J.M. Ussher, M. Peate, A. Anazodo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Men's Information ‐Seeking Behaviour Regarding Cancer Risk and Screening: A Meta‐Narrative Systematic Review
ConclusionsMen's information‐seeking behaviour 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, whilst accounting for men's informational needs, preferred learning strategies, and literacy levels. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 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

Validation of the Modified Chinese Cancer Survivor's Unmet Needs (CaSUN ‐C) for Women with Breast Cancer
ConclusionThe CaSUN‐C demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity for assessing unmet needs among breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. Using this simple assessment to target the individual needs of these survivors can help healthcare professionals provide personalized care efficiently. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Su ‐Ying Fang, Hsiu‐Rong Cheng, Chung‐Ying Lin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A revised model for coping with advanced cancer. Mapping concepts from a longitudinal qualitative study of patients and carers coping with advanced cancer onto Folkman and Greer's theoretical model of appraisal and coping
ConclusionsThe Folkman and Greer theoretical model is helpful in deconstructing the discrete ‘problem‐focused' or ‘emotion‐focused' coping mechanisms participants describe but its formulation as a linear process with a single, positive, outcome is insufficiently flexible to capture the evolution of coping for people with advanced cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane Roberts, Lynn Calman, Paul Large, Lynda Appleton, Gunn Grande, Mari Lloyd ‐Williams, Catherine Walshe Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Limitations in the inverse association between Psychological Resilience and depression in prostate cancer patients experiencing chronic physiological stress.
ConclusionsThese results suggest that there are particular aspects of PR that are most strongly related to depression, but that PR's inverse association with depression may be absent in participants with extreme chronic physiological stress. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - July 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christopher F. Sharpley, David R.H. Christie, Vicki Bitsika, Linda L. Agnew, Nicholas M. Andronicos, Mary E. McMillan, Timothy M. Richards Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Reduction in Social Activities Mediates the Relationship between Diarrhea and Distress in Rectal/Anal Cancer Survivors
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine Benedict, Katherine DuHamel, Christian J. Nelson Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Understanding how Coping Strategies and Quality of Life maintain Hope in Patients deliberating Phase ‐I Trial Participation
This study aimed to understand how hope and motivation of patients considering phase‐I trial participation are affected by psychological factors such as coping strategies and locus of control (LoC), and general well‐being as measured by the quality of life (QoL). MethodsAn exploratory cross‐sectional study was performed in patients with incurable cancer (N=135) referred to our phase‐I unit for the first time. Patients were potentially eligible for phase‐I trial participation and participated in our study while deliberating phase‐I trial participation. We used questionnaires on hope, motivation to participate, c...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane A. Biessen, Peer G. Helm, Dennis Klein, Simone Burg, Ron H. Mathijssen, Martijn P. Lolkema, Maja J. Jonge Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Traumatic stress in patients with acute leukemia: A prospective cohort study
ConclusionsSymptoms of ASD are common and often persist or recur following diagnosis or relapse of AL. Research is urgently needed to determine the impact of interventions to prevent and treat psychological distress in this population. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gary Rodin, Amy Deckert, Eryn Tong, Lisa W. Le, Anne Rydall, Aaron Schimmer, Charles R. Marmar, Chris Lo, Camilla Zimmermann Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

eHealth and mHealth Interventions in the Treatment of Fatigued Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta ‐Analysis
Abstract ObjectivesTo (1) evaluate existing eHealth/mHealth interventions developed to help manage cancer‐related fatigue (CRF); and (2) summarize the best available evidence on their effectiveness. MethodsA comprehensive literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library up to November 2016 was conducted. Study outcomes were extracted, tabulated and summarized. Random effects meta‐analyses were conducted for the primary outcome (fatigue), and the secondary outcomes quality of life and depression, yielding pooled effect sizes (r) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). ResultsFor eHealth interventions, ou...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annina Seiler, Vanessa Klaas, Gerhard Tr öster, Christopher P. Fagundes Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Feasibility of the Mobile Mindfulness ‐Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (mMBSR(BC)) Program for Symptom Improvement among Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract ObjectiveThe purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of delivering the mobile Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program using an iPad and to evaluate its impact on symptom improvement. MethodsA single group, pre‐posttest design was implemented among female stages 0‐III breast cancer survivors (BCS) who completed treatment. Data were collected at baseline and week 6 on measures of psychological and physical symptoms and quality of life. The mMBSR(BC) program is a standardized, stress‐reducing intervention that combines sitting and walking meditation, body scan ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cecile A. Lengacher, Richard R. Reich, Sophia Ramesar, Carissa B. Alinat, Manolete Moscoso, Lakeshia Cousin, Victoria R. Marino, Maya N. Elias, Carly L. Paterson, Carmen S. Rodriguez, Hsiao ‐Lan Wang, Kevin E. Kip, Hongdao Meng, Jong Y. Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effects of stepped psycho ‐oncological care on referral to psychosocial services and emotional well‐being in cancer patients: A cluster‐randomised phase III trial
We examined whether stepped psycho‐oncological care improves referral to consultation‐liaison (CL) services and improves well‐being. MethodsIn a cluster‐randomised trial, wards were randomly allocated to stepped vs. standard care. Stepped care comprised screening for distress, consultation between doctor and patient about the patient's need for CL services, and provision of CL service. Primary outcomes were referral to psychosocial services and emotional well‐being half a year after baseline, measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. A secondary endpoint was uptake of outpatient health care. Analys...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Susanne Singer, Helge Danker, Julia Roick, Jens Einenkel, Susanne Briest, Henning Spieker, Andreas Dietz, Isabell Hoffmann, Kirsten Papsdorf, J ürgen Meixensberger, Joachim Mössner, Franziska Schiefke, Anja Dietel, Hubert Wirtz, Dietger Niederwieser, Th Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Changes in spiritual well ‐being and psychological outcomes in ovarian cancer survivors
This study examines spiritual growth as a domain of posttraumatic growth and its contribution to longitudinal emotional outcomes in ovarian cancer. MethodsOvarian cancer patients (N=241) completed measures assessing spirituality (FACIT‐SP‐12; subscales: faith, meaning, and peace), depression (CESD), cancer‐specific anxiety (IES), and total mood disturbance (TMD: POMS) prior to surgery and one‐year post‐surgery. Stressful life events in the year after diagnosis were measured at one‐year post‐surgery. Regressions examined the association between changes in spirituality and depression, anxiety, and TMD at one‐...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren Z. Davis, Michaela Cuneo, Premal H. Thaker, Michael J. Goodheart, David Bender, Susan Lutgendorf Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Oncologists ’, Nurses’ and Social Workers’ Strategies and Barriers to Identifying Suicide Risk in Cancer Patients
ConclusionsHCPs reports of their lack of training and awareness on identifying suicide risk is alarming given the higher risk of suicide among cancer patients. Training programs should incorporate the successful strategies used by HCPs and overcome barriers to identifying suicide risk. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Merav Ben ‐David, Shahar Shapira, Samuel Ariad Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Experience and psychological impact of anal cancer screening in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: a qualitative study
ConclusionAnal cancer screening should be accompanied by health education around anal cancer, its aetiology and the meaning of associated test results. Simple and effective communication strategies should be encouraged. Collaboration with general practitioners could assist the process of education and reporting test results. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S. Russo, K. McCaffery, J. Ellard, M. Poynten, G. Prestage, D.J. Templeton, R. Hillman, C. Law, A.E. Grulich, Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The relationship between symptom prevalence, body image, and quality of life in Asian gynecologic cancer patients
We examined symptom prevalence and body image disturbance in patients with gynecologic cancer and their association with quality of life. Predictors of clinically‐relevant body image disturbance were examined. MethodsA sample of patients in Singapore (n = 104) was assessed for symptom prevalence, quality of life, and body image dissatisfaction. Clinical factors were extracted from medical records. ResultsThe most frequently reported symptoms were fatigue, abdominal bloatedness, weight gain, constipation, hot flashes, and pelvic pain. Approximately one quarter patients reported feeling less physically attractive...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene Teo, Yin Bun Cheung, Timothy Yong Kuei Lim, Rama Padmavathi Namuduri, Victoria Long, Komal Tewani Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Validation of the Factor Structure of the Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire in men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kirstyn Laurie, Melissa K. Hyde, Stephen J. Lepore, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research