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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A meta ‐analysis of the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy on quality of life and psychological health of breast cancer survivors and patients
Abstract ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to examine the effect of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) on Quality of Life (QOL) and psychological health of breast cancer survivors and patients. MethodsA total of 1289 references were examined from an overall literature search in PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of CBT compared with a range of comparators in cancer survivors. We assessed the effect of CBT using the standardized mean difference as effect size. ResultsAmong 1289 abstracts and 292 full‐text articles reviewed, 10 studies...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mengfei Ye, Kanghui Du, Jingying Zhou, Quanqian Zhou, Mengna Shou, Baiqi Hu, Panruo Jiang, Nan Dong, Luying He, Shenglin Liang, Chaoyang Yu, Jian Zhang, Zhinan Ding, Zheng Liu Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Psychological impact of multi ‐gene cancer panel testing in patients with a clinical suspicion of hereditary cancer across Spain
Abstract ObjectivePatients’ psychological reactions to multi‐gene cancer panel testing might differ compared with the single‐gene testing reactions due to the complexity and uncertainty associated with the different possible results. Understanding patients’ preferences and psychological impact of multi‐gene panel testing is important to adapt the genetic counselling model. MethodsOne hundred and eighty‐seven unrelated patients with clinical suspicion of hereditary cancer undergoing a 25‐gene panel test completed questionnaires after pre‐test genetic counseling and at one week, three months and twelv...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: I. Esteban, M. Vilar ó, E. Adrover, N. Angulo, E. Carrasco, N. Gadea, A. Sánchez, T. Ocaña, G. Llort, R. Jover, J. Cubiella, S. Servitja, M. Herráiz, L. Cid, S. Martínez, M.J. Oruezábal‐Moreno, I. Garau, S. Khorrami, A. Herreros de Tejada, R. Mora Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer survivors' understanding of the cause and cure of their illness: Religious and secular appraisals
ConclusionsSecular and religious appraisals of cancer are not mutually exclusive, and religious appraisals are associated with adjustment regardless of survivors' religiosity. Appraisals relating to cause and course/cure have differential relationships with well‐being. Addressing cancer survivors' appraisals‐ religious or nonreligious‐ in a therapeutic setting may be beneficial regardless of their reported religiosity. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren M. Carney, Crystal L. Park Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Trajectories of Caregiver Burden and Related Factors in Family Caregivers of Patients with Lung Cancer
ConclusionThe results support the existing and different types of sub‐trajectories of the FC's burden. Health care professionals should provide care based on those differences. Further research to test interventions which integrate those important factors related to FC's burden, particularly FC's self‐efficacy, is strongly suggested. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yun ‐Hsiang Lee, Yu‐Chien Liao, Shiow‐Ching Shun, Kuan‐Chia Lin, Wei‐Yu Liao, Pi‐Hua Chang, Sin‐Yuan Jhang, Chong‐Jen Yu, Pan‐Chyr Yang, Pei‐Yin Hsieh, Yeur‐Hur Lai Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD ‐7) and the anxiety module of the Hospital and Depression Scale (HADS‐A) as screening tools for generalized anxiety disorder among cancer patients
ConclusionsThe GAD‐7 and HADS‐A showed AUC of adequate diagnostic accuracy and hence are applicable for GAD screening in cancer patients. Nevertheless, the choice of optimal cut‐offs should be carefully evaluated. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Peter Esser, Tim J. Hartung, Michael Friedrich, Christoffer Johansen, Hans ‐Ulrich Wittchen, Hermann Faller, Uwe Koch, Martin Härter, Monika Keller, Holger Schulz, Karl Wegscheider, Joachim Weis, Anja Mehnert Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A comparison of metacognitive factors among patients with cancer and the control group
ConclusionsPatients who were in early stages of cancer appeared to be in greater need for psychological help and access to services. Findings indicated a need for psychological support for patients who undergo chemotherapy. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hasan Huseyin Mutlu, F. Isil Bilican, Hacer Hicran Mutlu, Mahmut Gumus Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Financial difficulty, worry about affording care, and benefit finding in long ‐term survivors of cancer
ConclusionsOur results suggest a complex relationship between financial difficulty, worry and benefit finding. The combination of worry about affording care and financial difficulty needs to be addressed and further studied among cancer survivors, as the presence of both, but not alone, was negatively associated with making positive changes, an aspect of benefit finding. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Salene M.W. Jones, Rod Walker, Monica Fujii, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Borsika A. Rabin, Jessica Chubak Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Quality of partner support moderates positive affect in cancer patients
Abstract ObjectiveIn the present study we examined whether four support quality‐related characteristics moderate the impact of received partner support on cancer patients’ positive affect. The support quality‐related characteristics were: patients’ perception regarding the willingness of their partners to offer support, patients’ perception that partner support is certain, patients’ satisfaction with partner relationship and overall patients’ satisfaction with partner support. MethodSeventy seven recently diagnosed cancer patients were assessed at two time points, during chemotherapy treat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Apostolos Kaliampos, Pagona Roussis Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Enhancing decision ‐making about adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer following EndoPredict testing
AbstractChemotherapy side‐effects can be substantial. There is increasing recognition that some oestrogen receptor positive (ER+ve), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2–ve) patients with breast cancer derive no benefit from chemotherapy and experience only iatrogenic harm. Gene expression profiling tests help refine recurrence risk and likely chemotherapy benefit. EndoPredict® is one such test, which classifies risks of distant recurrence as low or high in patients treated with surgery and adjuvant endocrine therapy alone. We compared treatment decisions pre and post test results, patients&r...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lesley Fallowfield, Lucy Matthews, Shirley May, Valerie Jenkins, David Bloomfield Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

The acceptability and feasibility of lay ‐health led interventions for the prevention and early detection of cancer
ConclusionsLHW interventions to promote early diagnosis or screening were generally considered acceptable in a UK context. LHW interventions focussing on reducing cancer risk may be less feasible. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lorna McWilliams, Sarah Bellhouse, Janelle Yorke, Richard Cowan, Cathy Heaven, David P. French Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Factors associated with romantic relationship formation difficulties in women with breast cancer
ConclusionsUn‐partnered women who place high importance on appearance for their self‐worth, and who report poor body image and low self‐compassion are at risk of experiencing difficulties in forming new romantic relationships after breast cancer. Future interventions should target these variables to facilitate romantic dating during cancer survivorship. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: L. ‐K. Shaw, K.A. Sherman, J. Fitness, E. Elder, Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A Randomized Dose ‐Response Trial of Aerobic Exercise and Health‐Related Quality of Life in Colon Cancer Survivors
ConclusionHigher doses of aerobic exercise, up to 300 min·wk‐1, improve multiple HRQoL outcomes among stage I‐III colon cancer survivors. These findings provide evidence that aerobic exercise may provide multiple health benefits for colon cancer survivors. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Justin C. Brown, Nevena Damjanov, Kerry S. Courneya, Andrea B. Troxel, Babette S. Zemel, Michael R. Rickels, Bonnie Ky, Andrew D. Rhim, Anil K. Rustgi, Kathryn H. Schmitz Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Walls or Bridges: “No Gobbledygook”: The International Psycho‐Oncology Society 2017 Sutherland Award Lecture
This article first recognizes the impact of leaders who, at great personal costs, have built bridges (with relentless compassion and courage) where only chasms existed before. Although international politics may seem like a universe away, in which people may (erroneously) feel powerless to influence change, our home health care settings can be dramatically improved and humanized by the application of universally accepted humanistic values. Health care, as it is practiced today, is an anachronism at multiple levels. Supportive care in general and psychosocial values specifically offer a more inclusive and realistic alternat...
Source: Psycho-Oncology - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew J. Loscalzo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Cancer patients' motives for psychosocial consultation —Oncology social workers' perceptions of 226 patient cases
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cancer patients' motives for psychosocial consultation —Oncology social workers' perceptions of 226 patient cases
ConclusionsThe results show that Swedish OSWs' function is multifaceted and that the initial motives among patients rarely predict the content in consultations over time. Based on the diversity of motives, it seems obvious that OSWs (at least in Sweden) need a broad education in the psychology of counselling. It also seems obvious that even if patients initially were referred by health care staff to the OSW due to psychological reactions to being ill, staff should also be attentive to the fact that relational and socio‐economic/juridical issues are of great concern for the patients. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joakim Isaksson, Sara Lilliehorn, P är Salander Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Do Australian adolescents' and young adults' experiences of cancer care influence their quality of life?
ConclusionsThe results suggest that, for most AYAs' quality of life outcomes, positive experiences of age‐appropriate communication and emotional support may underpin the effect of positive experiences of care throughout the cancer care pathway. The results support the need for communication and support tailored to an AYA audience, as recognised by recent Australian and international guidelines on the care of AYAs with cancer. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gemma Skaczkowski, Victoria White, Kate Thompson, Helen Bibby, Michael Coory, Ross Pinkerton, Lisa M. Orme, Rachel Conyers, Marianne B. Phillips, Michael Osborn, Rosemary Harrup, Antoinette Anazodo Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals ’ perspective on return to work in cancer survivors
ConclusionsThe training of professionals should increase awareness of the assumptions they make about cancer survivors in regard to RTW. Additionally, training might elaborate professionals' view of their role in the interaction with cancer survivors regarding return to work. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dana Yagil, Nofar Eshed ‐Lavi, Rafi Carel, Miri Cohen Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Predictors of anxiety and depression among parents of children with cancer in Jordan
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Dr Jimmie C. Holland
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maggie Watson, Leah Webster Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

Psychosocial Care of the Adult Cancer Patient: Evidence ‐Based Practice in Psycho‐Oncology. Donald R. Nicholas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 366 pages. $65.00
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cristiane Decat Bergerot Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

New Challenges in Psycho ‐Oncology Research IV: Cognition and cancer: Conceptual and methodological issues and future directions
(Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tim A. Ahles, Arti Hurria Tags: INVITED EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Cover Image
The cover image, by Diane A. van der Biessen et al., is based on the Paper Understanding how Coping Strategies and Quality of Life maintain Hope in Patients deliberating Phase‐I Trial Participation, DOI 10.1002/pon.4487. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diane A. Biessen, Peer G. Helm, Dennis Klein, Simone Burg, Ron H. Mathijssen, Martijn P. Lolkema, Maja J. Jonge Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Accurate understanding of infertility risk among families of adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer
ConclusionsMost adolescents and parents inaccurately reported infertility risk, and more poorly estimated risk. Research is needed to identify additional factors associated with accurate understanding of cancer‐related infertility risk. Providers should be supported with user‐friendly educational tools to promote awareness of infertility risk. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vicky Lehmann, Jessica S. Flynn, Rebecca H. Foster, Kathryn M. Russell, James L. Klosky Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Prevalence of burnout syndrome in oncology nursing: A meta ‐analytic study
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Parental cancer: Characteristics of users of child ‐centred counselling versus individual psycho‐oncological treatment
ConclusionsThe findings demonstrate that patients and partners self‐referring to PO or COSIP are highly burdened. COSIP users experience different psychosocial burden than PO users. As poor mental state of parents is a risk factor for the development of mental problems in children, parents using only PO may benefit from additional child‐centred support. Accordingly, the need for COSIP should be assessed continuously during PO of patients with children ≤21 years. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Laura Inhestern, Wiebke Geertz, Frank Schulz ‐Kindermann, Corinna Bergelt Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

A systematic review of quantitative observational studies investigating psychological distress in testicular cancer survivors
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Predictors of emotional distress a year or more after diagnosis of cancer: A systematic review of the literature
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 791-801, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 791-801, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Predictors of emotional distress a year or more after diagnosis of cancer: A systematic review of the literature
ConclusionsThis review supports current clinical guidance advising early assessment of distress as a marker of vulnerability to persistent problems. Additionally, neuroticism is also indicated as a useful marker of vulnerability. However, the review also highlights that more sophisticated research designs, capable of identifying the psychological processes that underlie the association between these marker variables and persistent distress, are needed before more effective early interventions can be developed. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sharon A. Cook, Peter Salmon, Gemma Hayes, Angela Byrne, Peter L. Fisher Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Exploring associations between psychiatric disorder, psychological distress, and health care utilization in cancer patients
ConclusionPsychiatric disorder and psychological distress were associated with mental health care use and costs. Psychological distress was associated with complementary health care use. Adequate assessment and referral to mental health care might prevent unnecessary health care utilization. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: F.R. Compen, E.M.M. Adang, E.M. Bisseling, M.L. Van der Lee, A.E.M. Speckens Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Erratum
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 7, Page 1869-1869, July 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 7, Page 1868-1868, July 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 7, Page 1870-1870, July 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum: Book Review: The A to Z of Loss —The Handbook for Health Care. Written by Elizabeth Bell. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford. 2005. £19.95 (UK) and $39.95 (US) (Soft cover). 141 pp. ISBN‐1‐8
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum: Predictors of personal meaning after treatment for early ‐stage breast and prostate cancer
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum: The initial development of an item bank to assess and screen for psychological distress in cancer patients
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patients' and oncologists' views on family involvement in goals of care conversations
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1035-1041, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 1035-1041, March 2018. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patients' and Oncologists' Views on Family Involvement in Goals of Care Conversations
ConclusionsPatients and oncologists have similar views about family involvement in GoC conversations. Learning how to communicate with family members should be a critical component of physician education in palliative care. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jenny J. Lin, Cardinale B. Smith, Shelli Feder, Nina A. Bickell, Dena Schulman ‐Green Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

Interventions developed with the Intervention Mapping protocol in the field of cancer: A systematic review
Psycho-Oncology, EarlyView. (Source: Psycho-Oncology)
Source: Psycho-Oncology - January 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research