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Randomized Controlled Trial of a Peer Led Multimodal Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer to Increase Exercise Participation
ConclusionsPeer‐led intervention was effective in increasing patients’ resistance exercise participation in the short‐to‐medium term and in the number of men achieving sufficient activity levels in the short‐term; however, this was not accompanied by overall improvements in QoL or psychological distress. Methods to increase effectiveness and maintain long‐term adherence require further investigation. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel A. Galv ão, Robert U. Newton, Afaf Girgis, Stephen J. Lepore, Anna Stiller, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Robert A. Gardiner, Dennis R. Taaffe, Stefano Occhipinti, Suzanne K. Chambers Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Body image mediates the effect of cancer ‐related stigmatization on depression: a new target for intervention
Abstract ObjectiveSince cancer‐related stigmatization is prevalent but difficult to change, research on its impact on psychological burden and intervening variables is needed. Therefore, we investigated the effect of stigmatization on depressive symptomatology and whether body image mediates this relationship. MethodsThis bi‐centric study assessed patients of four major tumor entities. We measured stigmatization (SIS‐D), depressive symptomatology (PHQ‐9) and body image (FKB‐20). Applying multiple mediator analyses, we calculated the total effect of stigmatization on depressive symptomatology and the indirect effe...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Peter Esser, Anja Mehnert, Christoffer Johansen, Beate Hornemann, Andreas Dietz, Jochen Ernst Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Does Age Matter? Comparing Post ‐Treatment Psychosocial Outcomes in Young Adult and Older Adult Cancer Survivors with their Cancer‐Free Peers
ConclusionsAYA cancer survivors experience a significantly higher risk of psychosocial distress than both their cancer‐free peers and Older Adult survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Michael Lang, Janine Giese ‐Davis, Scott Patten, David J.T. Campbell Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

SSRIs Associated with Decreased Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Population ‐based Case‐control Study
Abstract BackgroundHepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cancer‐related cause of mortality worldwide. Antidepressants, especially selective serotonin re‐uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are commonly used worldwide. Available evidence investigating the association between SSRIs use and HCC risk is limited. Objectivehe present study aimed to investigate if the effect of all kinds of SSRIs on HCC was the same or not using population‐based study. MethodsThe nationwide population‐based study herein using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database included a total of 59,859 cases with HCC and 285,124 m...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hsiang ‐Lin Chan, Wei‐Che Chiu, Vincent Chin‐Hung Chen, Kuo‐You Huang, Tsu‐Nai Wang, Yena Lee, Roger S. McIntyre, Tsai‐Ching Hsu, Charles Tzu‐Chi Lee, Bor‐Show Tzang Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Positive Aspects of Having Had Cancer: A Mixed ‐methods Analysis of Responses from the American Cancer Society Survivors of Cancer‐II Studies
ConclusionsNo differences in perceived positive aspects across survivor cohorts suggests that positive aspects of cancer may exist long after diagnosis for many survivors. However, variation across socio‐demographics and clinical variables suggests cancer survivors differentially experience positive aspects from their cancer diagnosis. Implications for Cancer SurvivorsThis analysis provides new information about cancer survivors' perceptions of positive aspects from their cancer and factors associated with benefit finding and personal growth. This information can be useful in further refining quality‐of‐life measures...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gail Adorno, Ellen Lopez, Mary Ann Burg, Victoria Loerzel, Michael Killian, Amy B. Dailey, Joanne D. Iennaco, Cara Wallace, Dinghy Kristine B. Sharma, Kevin Stein Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer ‐Related Disease Factors and Smoking Cessation Treatment: Analysis of an Ongoing Clinical Trial
ConclusionsCancer‐related disease factors did not predict cancer survivors’ engagement or success in smoking cessation treatment. Findings support National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice guidelines that recommend smoking cessation treatment for all smokers with cancer, regardless of time since diagnosis. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Allison J. Carroll, Anna K. Veluz ‐Wilkins, Sonja Blazekovic, Ravi Kalhan, Frank T. Leone, E. Paul Wileyto, Robert A. Schnoll, Brian Hitsman Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Verbal communication of families with cancer patients at end of life: A questionnaire survey with bereaved family members
ConclusionsFor both families and patients, verbalizing feelings was difficult. Our results showed that families’ and patients’ verbalizing and receiving of feelings must be aligned to understand their communication at the end‐of‐life in Japan. Future research is needed to verify how attitude helps promote or inhibit verbalization. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kazuhiro Nakazato, Mariko Shiozaki, Kei Hirai, Tatsuya Morita, Ryuhei Tatara, Kaori Ichihara, Shinichi Sato, Megumi Simizu, Satoru Tuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyasita Tags: PAPER 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 cancer patients in active treatment. However, methodological limitations in the studies carried out so far prevent firm conclusions. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 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

An investigation of support services available by Internet searching to families impacted by a parent's cancer
ConclusionSupport services for families affected by a parent's cancer is relatively difficult to find through web searches. Ambiguity around staff qualifications or evidence‐base of support may hinder layperson engagement. Services offering face‐to‐face support were often founded by those directly affected by cancer; conversely, services founded by persons with assumable expertise (health organisation and university staff) were limited to online support. Such findings highlight a possible discrepancy in consumer and provider priorities, and have implications for current understandings of psychosocial support needs an...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ms Julia Morris, Jeneva Ohan, Angelita Martini Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Sexual life after mastectomy in breast cancer survivors: a qualitative study
ConclusionIt was found that in Iranian society, due to cultural context, some taboos and patriarchal structure, the patients are placed under added pressure following mastectomy. As a consequence, they suffer emotional problems, in addition to physical complications of the disease and its treatments. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nasrin Fouladi, Farhad Pourfarzi, Negin Dolattorkpour, Sara Alimohammadi, Elham Mehrara Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Decision making processes among men with low ‐risk prostate cancer: a survey study
ConclusionSubjects 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 - June 1, 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 Taylor Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Examining the role of attachment styles and self ‐control in suicide ideation and death anxiety for patients receiving chemotherapy in Iran
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ahmad Valikhani, Mehdi Reza Sarafraz, Pooneh Moghimi Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Depression profile in cancer patients and patients without a chronic somatic disease
ConclusionsThe lower level of cognitive‐emotional symptoms in CANCER‐DEP than in NONCANCER‐DEP is discussed in relation to different psychosocial phenomena. Our results indicate that somatic depression symptoms are similarly pronounced in CANCER‐DEP and NONCANCER‐DEP, and that CANCER‐DEP show greater somatic depression symptoms than CANCER‐NONDEP. The presence of high levels of somatic symptoms should alert clinicians to investigate for a potential co‐morbid depression in cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christoph Nikendei, Valentin Terhoeven, Johannes C. Ehrenthal, Imad Maatouk, Beate Wild, Wolfgang Herzog, Hans ‐Christoph Friederich Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predicting Future Major Depression and Persistent Depressive Symptoms: Development of a Prognostic Screener and PHQ4 cutoffs in Breast Cancer Patients
Abstract ObjectiveCreate a brief, self‐report screener for recently diagnosed breast cancer patients to identify patients at risk of future depression. MethodsBreast cancer patients (N = 410) within 2 ± 1 months after diagnosis provided data on depression vulnerability (DV). Depression outcomes were defined as a high depressive symptom trajectory or a major depressive episode during 16 months after diagnosis. Stochastic gradient boosting of regression trees identified seven items highly predictive for the depression outcomes from a pool of 219 candidate DV items. Three of the seven items were from the PHQ‐4, a v...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen L. Weihs, Joshua F. Wiley, Catherine M. Crespi, Jennifer L. Krull, Annette L. Stanton Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The psychosocial impact of contralateral risk reducing mastectomy (CRRM) on women: A rapid review
ConclusionsSatisfaction and psychological well‐being following CRRM was consistently high across all studies. However, the findings suggest women need to be more fully informed of the risks and benefits of CRRM and/or immediate/delayed reconstruction to support informed decision making. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Collins, Melanie Gee, Anna Clack, Lynda Wyld Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

First use of antidepressant medication in male partners of women with breast cancer in Denmark from 1998 to 2011
ConclusionThe modest, but long term, increased risk for first use of antidepressant medication calls for attention by health care professionals to symptoms of depression among partners of breast cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pernille F. Cromhout, Kristine M. Latocha, Maja H. Olsen, Nis P. Suppli, Jane Christensen, Christoffer Johansen, Susanne O. Dalton Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Anxiety and Depression in Spanish ‐Speaking Latina Cancer Patients Prior to Starting Chemotherapy
Abstract ObjectiveAnxiety and depression can substantially impact the life of a cancer patient, but literature on emotional distress in the Hispanic cancer population is sparse. Additionally, the influence of psychosocial variables including age, acculturation, and spiritual wellbeing on emotional distress in this population remains unclear. The purpose of the present report was to assess the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Spanish‐speaking Latina cancer patients preparing to begin chemotherapy and to explore the predictors and correlates of these outcomes. MethodsParticipants were 198 Spanish‐speaking Latina c...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Morgan S. Lee, Dinorah Martinez, Brian D. Gonzales, Brent J. Small, Suzanne C. Lechner, Michael H. Antoni, Andrea Vinard, Madeline Krause, Cathy Meade, Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Relationships between dispositional mindfulness, self ‐acceptance, perceived stress, and psychological symptoms in advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients
ConclusionsSelf‐acceptance and perceived stress played critical roles in the relation between dispositional mindfulness and psychological symptoms. Limitations, clinical implications, and directions for future research were discussed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wei Xu, Yuyang Zhou, Zhongfang Fu, Marcus Rodriguez Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of death, rumination, and posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care
ConclusionsClinicians should provide high‐quality end‐of‐life care with the goals of achieving a good death for terminally ill cancer patients and supporting the experience of PTG in bereaved family members after their loss. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kayo Hirooka, Hiroki Fukahori, Kanako Taku, Taisuke Togari, Asao Ogawa Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Psychological and clinical correlates of posttraumatic growth in cancer: A systematic and critical review
ConclusionsThe evaluation of PTG in cancer patients is worthy, because it may promote a better adaption to the illness. However, many investigations do not explicitly refer to the medical nature of the trauma, and they may have not completely captured the full spectrum of positive reactions in cancer patients. Future research should better investigate issues such as health attitudes; the risks of future recurrences; and the type, quality, and efficacy of medical treatments received and their influence on PTG in cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Casellas ‐Grau, Cristian Ochoa, Chiara Ruini Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Psycho ‐oncology: A quick reference on the psychosocial dimensions of cancer symptom management. Edited by Jimmie C. Holland, Mitch Golant, Donna B. Greenberg, Mary K. Hughes, Jon A. Levenson, Matthew J. Loscalzo, William F. Pirl. Second edition. $49.95 US. 2015. Oxford University Press. 248 pages
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna C. (Nina) Muriel Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A qualitative study of doctors' and nurses' barriers to communicating with seriously ill patients about their dependent children
ConclusionsOur study indicates (1) the need to use templates and manual procedures to gather and process information about children in medical records; (2) the need for managerial backing for addressing children of seriously ill patients and time spent on it; and (3) the need for future HP training programmes to include how to implement procedures and how to address all barriers. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annemarie Dencker, Bo Andreassen Rix, Per B øge, Tine Tjørnhøj‐Thomsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Mindfulness ‐Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is Cost‐Effective Compared to a Wait‐List Control for Persistent Pain in Women Treated for Primary Breast Cancer ‐ Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsOur results suggest that MBCT is a cost‐effective pain intervention for women treated for breast cancer. Future studies could include utility measures, indirect costs, and active control groups to increase the generalizability and pragmatic value of the results. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: M. Johannsen, J. S ørensen, M. O'Connor, A. B. Jensen, R. Zachariae Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Rumination in breast and lung cancer patients: Preliminary data within an Italian Sample
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alessandra Gorini, Silvia Riva, Chiara Marzorati, Mark Cropley, Gabriella Pravettoni Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

One in two cancer patients is significantly distressed: prevalence and indicators of distress
ConclusionsOur results show a high prevalence of psychological distress in cancer patients, as well as a set of problems that indicate the likely presence of other problems and high distress and can help clinicians identify distressed patients even if no routine distress screening is available. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A. Mehnert, T.J. Hartung, M. Friedrich, S. Vehling, E. Br ähler, M. Härter, M. Keller, H. Schulz, K. Wegscheider, J. Weis, U. Koch, H. Faller Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Effect of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Sexual Function and Bother in Men with Prostate Cancer: A Controlled Comparison
ConclusionsMost men on ADT for prostate cancer will never return to baseline levels of sexual function. Interventions focused on sexual bother over function and designed to help couples build and maintain satisfying relationship intimacy are likely to more positively affect men's psychological well‐being while on ADT than medical or sexual aids targeting sexual dysfunction. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristine A. Donovan, Brian D. Gonzales, Ashley M. Nelson, Mayer N. Fishman, Babu Zachariah, Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Addressing Psychosocial Concerns for Prostate Cancer Survivors: We've found a problem, now what?
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alicia Morgans Tags: INVITED COMMENTARY 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 non‐urgent and that their lay‐consultants influence their decision to seek help from an HCP. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: J. A. Queenan, Benjamin Gottlieb, Deb Feldman ‐Stewart, Stephen Hall, Jonathan Irish, Patti Groome Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Losing the breast: A meta ‐synthesis of the impact in women breast cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe perceptions of losing the breast were filled with contradictions, tensions and uncertainties while negotiating the discrepancy between the “self and body” and the societal expectations of femininity and womanhood. There is a need to develop personalised care plan for women who are going for mastectomy who may have high risk of developing negative perceptions of losing the breast and continue to support those women who have more positive perceptions of losing the breast. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lingshan Sun, Emily Ang, Wei How Daryl Ang, Violeta Lopez Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

First use of antidepressant medication in male partners of women with breast cancer in Denmark, 1998 –2011
ConclusionThe modest, but long‐term, increased risk for first use of antidepressant medication calls for attention by health care professionals to symptoms of depression among partners of breast cancer patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pernille F. Cromhout, Kristine M. Latocha, Maja H. Olsen, Nis P. Suppli, Jane Christensen, Christoffer Johansen, Susanne O. Dalton 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, bloatedness, weight gain, constipation, hot flashes, and pelvic pain. Approximately one quarter patients reported feeling less physically attractive and dissatisfied w...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Irene Teo, Yin Bun Cheung, Yong Kuei Lim, Namuduri Rama Padmavathi, Victoria Long, Komal Tewani Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Negative Psychological Consequences of Breast Cancer among Recently Diagnosed Ethnically Diverse Women
We examined factors associated with negative psychological consequences of a breast cancer diagnosis, in a diverse sample of 910 recently diagnosed patients (378 African‐American, 372 White, and 160 Latina). MethodsPatients completed an in‐person interview as part of the Breast Cancer Care in Chicago study within an average of four months from diagnosis. The Cockburn negative psychological consequences of breast cancer screening scale was revised to focus on a breast cancer diagnosis. Path analysis assessed predictors of psychological consequences and potential mediators between race/ethnicity and psychological consequ...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Silvia Tejeda, Melinda R. Stolley, Ganga Vijayasiri, Richard T. Campbell, Carol Estwing Ferrans, Richard B. Warnecke, Garth H. Rauscher Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Clinician perspectives on symptom and quality of life experiences of patients during cancer therapies: Implications for eHealth
ConclusionsCancer care specialists reported strategies to assess and manage cancer SQL in ambulatory care including patient‐report outcome measures, contact communication modes, face‐to‐face interviews and paper‐based patient education materials. Future system features desired by clinicians included an electronic, Web‐based system with real time, trended data, reasonable alerts and tailored information for patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - May 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Donna L. Berry, Manan M. Nayak, Janet L. Abrahm, Ilana Braun, Michael S. Rabin, Mary E. Cooley Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The psycho ‐social impact of contralateral risk reducing mastectomy (CRRM) on women: a rapid review
ConclusionsSatisfaction and psychological wellbeing following CRRM was consistently high across all studies. However, the findings suggest women need to be more fully informed of the risks and benefits of CRRM and/or immediate/delayed reconstruction in order to support informed decision making. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Collins, Melanie Gee, Anna Clack, Lynda Wyld Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Self ‐management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: A directed content analysis
ConclusionsThe study identified strategies that helped HNC survivors to self‐manage post‐treatment challenges. This information could inform the design/development of self‐management interventions tailored towards HNC survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Simon Dunne, Orla Mooney, Laura Coffey, Linda Sharp, Aileen Timmons, Deirdre Desmond, Rachael Gooberman ‐Hill, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Ivan Keogh, Conrad Timon, Pamela Gallagher Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A systematic review of psychotherapeutic interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer: Context matters.
ConclusionsThere remains a paucity of psychological interventions for women with MBC. Those that exist have an inconsistent evidence‐base across the range of patient‐reported outcomes. Further research is needed to evaluate accessible delivery formats that ensure efficacy as well as uptake. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lisa Beatty, Emma Kemp, Phyllis Butow, Afaf Girgis, Penelope Schofield, Jane Turner, Nicholas J. Hulbert ‐Williams, Janelle V. Levesque, Bogda Koczwara Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Advanced cancer caregiving as a risk for major depressive episodes and generalized anxiety disorder
Abstract ObjectiveCaregivers of advanced cancer patients provide extensive care associated with high levels of caregiver distress. The degree to which cancer caregiving increases caregivers’ risk for a psychiatric disorder is unknown. The current study examines whether advanced cancer caregiving poses distinct risks for initial and recurrent major depressive episodes (MDEs) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) relative to the general population. MethodsCaregivers of advanced cancer patients (N = 540) from Coping with Cancer were compared to general population controls (N = 9,282) from th...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kelly M. Trevino, Holly G. Prigerson, Paul K. Maciejewski Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A qualitative study of doctors ’ and nurses’ barriers to communicating with seriously ill patients about their dependent children
ConclusionsOur study indicates a) the need to use templates and manual procedures to gather and process information about children in medical records; b) the need for managerial backing for CSIP and time spent on it, c) the need for future HP training programmes to include how to implement procedures and how to address all barriers. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annemarie Dencker, Bo Andreassen Rix, Per B øge, Tine Tjørnhøj‐Thomsen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Fear of cancer recurrence: a significant concern among partners of prostate cancer survivors
Abstract ObjectivesThe aims of the study were to (1) describe the prevalence of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) in partners of prostate cancer (PCa) survivors; (2) to compare the proportions of high FCR in partners with high FCR in PCa survivors; (3) to explore partners' demographic and survivors' clinical characteristics associated with high FCR in partners; and (4) to identify the relationship between high FCR and health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) in partners. MethodsQuestionnaires were sent to partners of disease‐free PCa survivors. Outcomes included FCR severity (Cancer Worry Scale [CWS]) and HRQoL (RAND‐36)...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marieke Wal, Sim ône Langenberg, Marieke Gielissen, Belinda Thewes, Inge Oort, Judith Prins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Information needs and decision ‐making preferences of older women offered a choice between surgery and primary endocrine therapy for early breast cancer
ConclusionsWomen strongly preferred face to face information. Written formats were also helpful but not computer‐based resources. Information that was found helpful to women in the DM process was identified. The study demonstrates many women achieved their preferred DM style, with a preference for involvement, and expressed low levels of decision regret. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maria Burton, Karen Kilner, Lynda Wyld, Kate Joanna Lifford, Frances Gordon, Annabel Allison, Malcolm Reed, Karen Anna Collins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

New Challenges in Psycho ‐Oncology Research II: A health care delivery, dissemination, and implementation research model to promote psychosocial care in routine cancer care
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Paul B. Jacobsen Tags: INVITED EDITORIAL Source Type: research

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

A cognitive ‐behavioural intervention for head and neck radiotherapy–related panic in a patient with cancer: A case report
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julia Dabrowski, Justin Grayer Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

A pilot program for implementing mental health screening, assessment, and navigation in a community ‐based cancer center
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Howe ‐Martin, Bryan Jester, Robrina Walker, Nancy Garza, Manish K. Jha, Corey Tovian, Sara Levinson, Keith E. Argenbright, Madhukar H. Trivedi Tags: CLINICAL CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The construction of help during radiotherapy: Redefining informal care
ConclusionsThe study provides the basis for a greater understanding on the part of professionals into the impact of diagnosis and radiotherapy treatment on family and friends. In doing so, the study identifies opportunities for the experience of helpers to be recognised and supported by professionals. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lynda Appleton, Elizabeth Perkins Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

When trust is threatened: qualitative study of parents ’ perspectives on problematic clinical relationships in child cancer care
ConclusionsGiven the complexity of childhood cancer care, problems with clinical care are inevitable. By engaging in containment work, parents met their needs to feel secure in the face of these problems, but the extent to which parents should have to do this work is debatable. Parents could benefit from support to seek help when problems arise which threaten their trust in clinicians. Attachment theory can guide clinicians in giving this support. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sarah Davies, Peter Salmon, Bridget Young Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Individual training at the undergraduate level to promote competence in breaking bad news in oncology
Abstract ObjectiveTraining medical students in breaking bad news (BBN) in oncology may be key to improve patient care in an area where many physicians tend to be uncomfortable. Given the lack of evidence in the literature, this study aimed to assess empirically the impact of two teaching strategies to prepare students for the task of BBN in oncology: one‐to‐one simulated patient (SP) training with individual feedback (intervention group) vs. small‐group SP training with collective feedback (comparison group). MethodsFourth‐year students (N = 236) were randomly assigned to the intervention or compariso...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Alexandre Berney, Val érie Carrard, Marianne Schmid Mast, Raphael Bonvin, Friedrich Stiefel, Céline Bourquin Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Mothers with breast cancer: A mixed ‐method systematic review on the impact on the parent‐child relationship
ConclusionsFindings indicated that the diagnosis of BC is accompanied by an array of challenges that affect parental roles and parenting. Further studies are needed in order to explore these issues more sensitively. For now, however, the evidence suggests that the families of women with BC, and particularly the women themselves, may benefit from informal and formal support aimed at helping them cope effectively with this challenging life event. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rita Tavares, T ânia Brandão, Paula Mena Matos Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms are found to be potential adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy in older prostate cancer patients: a 15 ‐month prospective, observational study
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate the association between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and depression and to identify the risk factors for depressive symptoms among prostate cancer patients who received ADT. MethodsWe conducted a prospective, longitudinal, controlled study and assessed three groups of older patients: the ADT group (men who were presented with maximum androgen block); the radical prostatectomy group (RP) (PCa control group: men who underwent radical prostatectomy without ADT); and the BPH group (men who had benign prostatic hyperplasia). All patients completed the demographic questionnaire at baseline an...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Linlin Yang, Dongdong Xie, Haoqiang Shi, Guangyuan Li, Dexin Yu Tags: PAPER Source Type: research