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Interpersonal positive reframing in the daily lives of couples coping with breast cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Feb 11:1-18. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

c Arizona Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry , University of Arizona , Tucson , Arizona , USA.

Objectives: This study examined word use as an indicator of interpersonal positive reframing in daily conversations of couples coping with breast cancer and as a predictor of stress.

Design: The Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR) and Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) were used to examine naturally occurring word use conceptually linked to positive reframing (positive emotion, negative emotion, and cognitive processing words).

Sample: Fifty-two couples coping with breast cancer. Read More

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February 2019

Complicating "the good result": narratives of colorectal cancer screening when cancer is not found.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Feb 4:1-17. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

a Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis , Missouri , USA.

Objectives: In this paper, we analyze narratives from a Photovoice project on colorectal cancer screening that was carried out with people who had undergone screening and were found to not have cancer.

Methods: Three groups, totaling eighteen participants, took part in the project, meeting multiple times over the course of approximately 10 weeks, and discussing photos they took about colorectal cancer screening.

Results: A common way in which the participants conveyed their screening experiences was through reflection on their own or other people's illnesses. Read More

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February 2019
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Challenges and perceived unmet needs of Chinese migrants affected by cancer: Focus group findings.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Feb 4:1-15. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

c Department of Medical Oncology , Prince of Wales Hospital , NSW , Australia.

Objectives: Chinese migrant cancer survivors and carers face multiple barriers to accessing quality cancer information and support. This study aimed to explore the challenges and unmet needs experienced by the Australian Chinese community affected by cancer, and understand the contexts that hindered optimal care for this community.

Methods: Adult cancer survivors and carers, whose native language is Mandarin or Cantonese, were recruited through community cancer support organizations. Read More

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February 2019
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Goal disturbance in early-stage breast cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan 25:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

a Department of Psychology , University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) , Los Angeles , California , USA.

Purpose: Cancer-related goal disturbance can influence long-term outcomes in cancer patients and survivors; however, few studies have examined the factors that contribute to goal disturbance in early survivorship.

Design: The current study examined the relationships between demographic variables, cancer- and treatment-related factors, and behavioral and psychological symptoms (i.e. Read More

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January 2019

Emotions and coping methods of Turkish parents of children with cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan 22:1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

b Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences , Inonu University , Malatya , Turkey.

Objective: This hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted with the aim to determine the emotions and coping methods of Turkish parents whose children were diagnosed with cancer.

Methods: Data were collected through in-person, in-depth interviews with 12 parents (8 mothers, 4 fathers). The semi-structured interview form was developed based on Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's model of the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) with the addition of questions on coping methods. Read More

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January 2019
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Parental coping with retinoblastoma diagnosis.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan 11:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences , The Hospital for Sick Children , Toronto , Canada.

Objective: To characterize coping and distress among parents of children with retinoblastoma, and to uncover their association with perceived health literacy, self-efficacy, and social support.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study performed in the retinoblastoma clinics of Beijing Children's Hospital, Jilin Eye Hospital and Changchun Hospital in China. Parents of children with retinoblastoma (n = 104) completed a print Mandarin language questionnaire consisting of four sections: (i) demographic information, (ii) mini-mental adjustment to cancer scale, (iii) hospital anxiety and depression scale, and (iv) perceived health literacy, self-efficacy, and social support scales. Read More

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January 2019
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Is it time to reconsider the term "cancer survivor"?

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan 7:1-14. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

f Kaiser Permanente Northwest , Center for Health Research , Portland , Oregon , USA.

Purpose: To improve understanding of how people diagnosed with cancer perceive the term "cancer survivor" and what influences those perceptions.

Design: Patients' reactions to the term were surveyed quantitatively and qualitatively.

Sample: Women who have primarily experienced breast cancer belonging to The Dr. Read More

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January 2019
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Predicting social withdrawal, anxiety and depression symptoms in pediatric brain tumor survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan 7:1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

d Department of Psychology, Division of Hematology/Oncology , London Health Sciences Centre , London , Canada.

Objective: Pediatric brain tumor survivors (PBTSs) are at risk for impairments in social adjustment and psychological distress. This study investigated longitudinal associations between symptoms of social withdrawal and anxiety/depression in PBTS, as well as medical, demographic, and personal characteristics that may also influence reports of social withdrawal and anxiety/depression.

Method: About 91 PBTS (51% male, mean age 11. Read More

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January 2019
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Posttraumatic growth following cancer: The influence of emotional intelligence, management of intrusive rumination, and goal disengagement as mediated by deliberate rumination.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 30:1-22. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

a Department of Counseling Psychology , Ball State University, Social Psychology, and Counseling, Teacher's College , Muncie , Indiana , USA.

Numerous researchers have demonstrated that deliberate rumination serves as the foremost precursor to posttraumatic growth (PTG). However, understanding the factors responsible for facilitating deliberate rumination remains limited. This study examined three factors proposed by the functional-descriptive model of PTG as facilitators of deliberate rumination-emotional intelligence, management of intrusive rumination, and goal disengagement-among the cancer survivor population. Read More

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December 2018
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Maternal stress and pediatric brain cancer: A French study.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 28:1-14. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

d Rehabilitation Department for children with acquired neurological injury , Saint Maurice Hospitals , Saint Maurice , France.

Background: Despite evidence that pediatric cancer induces a trajectory of parental stress, studies including mothers of children with malignant brain tumors remain scarce. The present work aims to add to the scientific literature by evaluating maternal stress with a French translation of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents (PIP) in a population of mothers whose children have been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Procedure: The mothers of 35 children with malignant brain tumors completed the Pediatric Inventory for Parents (PIP), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Family Assessment Device (FAD) at a mean time since diagnosis of 2. Read More

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December 2018

Prevalence of psychosocial distress in cancer patients across 55 North American cancer centers.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 28:1-17. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

c School of Social Work, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI , USA.

Routine distress screening in United States oncology clinics has been mandatory since 2015.

Objective: This study was the first to assess distress in a geographically diverse sample of cancer patients following mandated distress screening implementation by oncology social workers.

Methods: Sites were self-selected via social workers who applied to participate in the Association of Oncology Social Work's Project to Assure Quality Cancer Care, advertised through their social media outlets and conference. Read More

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December 2018
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Benefits, challenges, and needs of people living with cancer and their companion dogs: An exploratory study.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 28:1-17. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

b Department of Psychology , Ithaca College , Ithaca , New York , USA.

Purpose/objectives: The study examined whether the bond with a companion dog is associated with well-being among people with cancer, and described the perceived benefits, challenges, and needs accompanying the relationship with the dog.

Design: The design was cross-sectional.

Sample: Participants were 140 people recently diagnosed with cancer with at least one dog in their household. Read More

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December 2018
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Couples coping with screening burden and diagnostic uncertainty in Li-Fraumeni syndrome: Connection versus independence.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 28:1-16. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

a Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics , National Cancer Institute , Rockville , Maryland , USA.

Purpose: Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) is an inherited tumor predisposition syndrome with lifetime cancer risks approaching 100% and evolving risk-management strategies. This study evaluated couples' coping with LFS-related burdens.

Research Approach: Constructivist grounded theory and anticipatory loss frameworks guided design and analysis. Read More

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December 2018

American Indian women cancer survivors' coping with depressive symptoms.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 28:1-15. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

c School of Social Work , San Francisco State University , San Francisco , CA , USA.

Objective: Depressive symptoms have been identified as a primary predictor of quality of life among cancer patients. Depression and cancer are co-occurring and disproportionately elevated for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. The purpose of this article is to examine American Indian (AI) women cancer survivors' coping mechanisms for depressive symptoms. Read More

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December 2018
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Threat sensitivity and fear of cancer recurrence: a daily diary study of reactivity and recovery as patients and spouses face the first mammogram post-diagnosis.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 28:1-14. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

a University of Delaware, Newark , Delaware , USA.

Objectives: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a top concern of breast cancer (BC) survivors and their spouses, yet little is known about responses to FCR triggers in daily life. We examined whether a biologically based individual difference-threat sensitivity-predicted FCR in couples facing the first post-diagnosis mammogram (MMG). We hypothesized that threat sensitivity would predict greater FCR reactivity before the MMG and higher peak FCR on the MMG day, controlling for global anxiety. Read More

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December 2018

Development and pilot testing of an mHealth behavioral cancer pain protocol for medically underserved communities.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 26:1-15. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

a Duke University Medical Center , Durham , North Carolina , USA.

The purpose of this study was to refine and test a mobile-health behavioral cancer pain coping skills training protocol for women with breast cancer and pain from medically underserved areas. Three focus groups (Phase 1) were used to refine the initial protocol. A single-arm pilot trial (Phase 2) was conducted to assess feasibility, acceptability, and changes in outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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"I think it's a bit early for now": impact of psychological factors on drafting advance directives among cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 26:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

b Aix Marseille Univ, LPS , Aix-en-Provence , France.

Purpose: Various studies have shown that the drafting of Advance Directives (ADs) is relatively uncommon. This study was performed to explore cancer patients' attitudes toward ADs, and their reasons for completing or not completing advance directive forms.

Methods: The research included interdependent steps designed to gradually collect patients' agreement and comments concerning their participation in an AD study. Read More

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December 2018

A randomized pilot trial of a couple-based intervention addressing sexual concerns for breast cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 22:1-22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

h Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences , Duke University Medical Center , Durham , NC , USA.

The purpose was to test the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a 4-session couple-based Intimacy Enhancement (IE) intervention addressing breast cancer survivors' sexual concerns delivered via telephone. Twenty-nine post-treatment breast cancer survivors reporting sexual concerns and their intimate partners were randomized (2:1) to the IE intervention or to an educational control condition, both of which were delivered by trained psychosocial providers. Feasibility and acceptability were measured through recruitment, retention, session completion, and post-intervention program evaluations. Read More

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December 2018
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Prostate cancer: the influence of stigma on quality of life and relationship satisfaction for survivors and their partners.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 22:1-17. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

c Southpoint Cancer Center , Jacksonville , Florida , USA.

Objectives: Prostate cancer (PCa) stigma and its relationship to quality of life (QoL) is a relatively new finding. As the experiences of couples facing PCa are shared, the study examined the relationship between of PCa stigma, QoL, and relationship satisfaction of PCa survivors and their spouses.

Design: A correlational design with dyadic data was used. Read More

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December 2018
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A dyadic analysis of loneliness and health-related quality of life in Latinas with breast cancer and their informal caregivers.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Dec 11:1-15. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

c Department of Psychiatry , Michigan State University , East Lansing , Michigan , USA.

Objective: The primary aim of this investigation is to provide a novel dyadic test of a model of loneliness and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of Latinas with breast cancer and their informal caregivers.

Design: At baseline, dyads completed measures of loneliness and HRQoL. At a 3-month follow-up, they returned to complete the HRQoL measure. Read More

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December 2018

Exploring the role of psychosocial care in value-based oncology: Results from a survey of 3000 cancer patients and survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov 19:1-16. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

c Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College , City University of New York , New York , NY , USA.

Purpose: To explore the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and survivors across the United States and their implications for value-based oncology.

Design: A secondary analysis of findings from a cross-sectional national online survey.

Sample: Respondents were sampled and stratified by cancer type and geographic region to approximate the cancer-affected population of the United States. Read More

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November 2018
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Pediatric oncology social workers' experience of compassion fatigue.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov 19:1-14. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

c Children's Healthcare of Atlanta , Atlanta , GA , USA.

Pediatric oncology social workers play an important role in supporting cancer patients and their families as they learn to talk about and cope with the physical and psychological impacts of cancer. As a result, social workers are particularly vulnerable to compassion fatigue and the associated psychological and physical impacts. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the experience of compassion fatigue among 27 pediatric oncology social workers. Read More

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November 2018
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Intolerance of uncertainty in parents of childhood cancer survivors: A clinical profile analysis.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov 14:1-17. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Department of Psychology (Health Psychology) Universite de Liege , Liege , Belgium.

Purpose: This research aimed to investigate the psychological adjustment related to the risk factor of intolerance of uncertainty in parents of childhood cancer survivors.

Design: Participants were mothers (N = 45) and fathers (N = 16) of a childhood cancer survivor (from 4 until 6 years of cancer remission). Parents completed measures of intolerance of uncertainty and its associated factors (positive beliefs about worry, cognitive avoidance, rumination, and problem solving), measures of psychological distress (anxiety, depression somatization, and worries), and performed two Stroop tasks. Read More

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November 2018
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Predictors of caregiver burden in mothers of children with leukemia and cerebral palsy.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov 13:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

c Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine , Hacettepe University , Ankara , Turkey.

Objective: Caring for a sick child can lead to considerable burden in the caregiver. Comparative studies of burden in mothers of children with different types of disorders are rare.

Methods: We assessed levels of and risk factors for burden in mothers of children with leukemia (n: 70) or with cerebral palsy (CP) (n: 69). Read More

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November 2018
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Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov 13:1-17. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

f School of Public Affairs , Nanjing University of Science and Technology , Nanjing , China.

This systematic review employed a meta-analysis to examine the effectiveness of art therapy for treating anxiety, depression, and fatigue in female patients with breast cancer, the most prevalent cancer and the most common cause of cancer-related mortality among women worldwide. The review included nine original studies and analyzed data from a total of 754 patients. Data extraction and quality assessment were conducted by two independent reviewers. Read More

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November 2018
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Moving family interventions into the real world: What matters to oncology stakeholders?

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov 13:1-21. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

e Department of Medicine , Baylor College of Medicine , Houston , Texas, USA.

Background: Family interventions targeting patients and/or informal caregivers are beneficial, but few have been integrated in oncology clinical care. Understanding diverse stakeholder perspectives may inform implementation and dissemination efforts.

Methods: We are currently conducting a randomized controlled trial of CareSTEPS, a telephone-based intervention for caregivers of advanced lung cancer patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Life is precious: Sarcoma/giant-cell tumors survivors' perspectives on their psychological journey.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 29:1-19. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

b School of Arts and Humanities , Edith Cowan University , Joondalup , Australia.

Objectives: Although surviving bone resection/limb salvage surgery treatment is the beginning of the journey towards recovery, the importance of providing patients with post-operative psychological support is often overlooked by health professionals. Hence, patients typically are left to their own devices in terms of ensuring their mental health and well-being. Methodological Approach and Participants: This qualitative analysis of seven long-term sarcoma survivors' reflective journal entries provides insights into the different phases of distress, resilience building, resilient growth and advice-giving that they moved through during their survivorship journey. Read More

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October 2018
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The relation of spouse illness representations to patient representations and coping behavior: A study in couples dealing with a newly diagnosed cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 29:1-15. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

b Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center , Limassol , Cyprus.

The central role of spouses/partners in patients' adaptation to cancer is well-established, but few studies have examined how partners facilitate adaptation. The Common Sense Model posits that a representation of illness as more controllable and less threatening promotes adaptive coping, but this has not been examined in a dyadic context. This cross-sectional study examined the relations of spouse illness representations of personal and treatment control, and emotional representations to recently diagnosed cancer patients' coping behaviors, through patient illness representations. Read More

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October 2018
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Decision-making, knowledge, and psychosocial outcomes in pediatric siblings identified to donate hematopoietic stem cells.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 29:1-16. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

a Department of Pediatrics , Medical College of Wisconsin , Milwaukee , Wisconsin , USA.

Purpose: To (a) describe the decision-making experience and psychosocial outcome of sibling hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) donors, and (b) to determine the feasibility of completing a prospective and longitudinal assessment of HSC sibling donors at a single institution.

Design: A mixed-methods approach was utilized.

Sample And Methods: 12 potential siblings HSC donors aged 10-21 years completed various psychological measures and participated in semi-structured interviews at three time points in the donation experience: pre-donation, within 1 week after the harvest procedure, and six months post-donation. Read More

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October 2018
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Through our eyes: A photovoice intervention for adolescents on active cancer treatment.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 29:1-17. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

a Department of Social Work , The Hospital for Sick Children , Toronto , Ontario , Canada.

Research Approach: Photovoice, a participatory action research methodology, is a novel and promising intervention for adolescents with cancer. Photovoice was used as an intervention for eliciting and addressing the psychosocial needs of adolescents on active cancer treatment.

Participants: Six adolescents, aged thirteen to seventeen years old, who were on active treatment or had completed treatment in the three months prior to recruitment participated in a seven-week photovoice group that took place from March to May 2017. Read More

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October 2018
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Behind closed doors: How advanced cancer couples communicate at home.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 29:1-14. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

d University of Utah , Salt Lake City , Utah , USA.

Objective: Describe communication between patients with advanced cancer and their spouse/partner caregivers.

Design: Prospective observational study.

Sample: 83 advanced cancer patient-spouse caregiver couples. Read More

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October 2018
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Posttraumatic stress symptoms in young people with cancer and their siblings: results from a UK sample.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 25:1-16. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a Department of Clinical Psychology , University of East Anglia , Norwich , UK.

Purpose: This study investigated levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in children with cancer and their siblings from a British sample. It also examined aspects of the Ehlers and Clark model of posttraumatic stress disorder in the current population.

Methods: Sixty participants (34 children with cancer and 26 siblings) aged between 8 and 18 years completed measures of PTSS, maladaptive appraisals, trauma-centered identity, perceived social support and family functioning. Read More

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October 2018
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Predictors of quality of life in melanoma patients 4 years after diagnosis: Results of a nationwide cohort study in Germany.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 15:1-20. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

b Department of Dermatology , University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen , Essen , Germany.

In this multicenter, cross-sectional study, 561 melanoma patients completed a questionnaire battery 4 years after primary diagnosis. The proportion of melanoma patients with clinically relevant anxiety (p < .001) or depression (p = . Read More

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October 2018
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The self-reported perceptions of the repercussions of the disease and its treatments on daily life for young women with breast cancer and their partners.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Oct 8:1-19. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

m Département de Sénologie , Centre Oscar Lambret , Lille , France.

Purpose: This study aimed to compare the self-reported perceptions of the repercussions of the disease and its treatments and emotional distress in young women with breast cancer and their partners.

Design: Cross-sectional study using self-reported questionnaires.

Sample: 491 couples in which women were aged <45 years when diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer in four different groups of treatment: during chemotherapy with or without Trastuzumab; under Trastuzumab with or without hormone therapy; during hormone therapy; and during the follow-up period. Read More

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October 2018
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Low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening as a teachable moment for smoking cessation among African American smokers: A feasibility study.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep 25:1-9. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

a Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai , New York , New York , USA.

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening may be a teachable moment for smoking cessation among African Americans. African Americans have been understudied within the context of LDCT and smoking cessation. The study objective was to evaluate the feasibility of recruiting African Americans to a future longitudinal trial and to obtain sample size estimates for that trial. Read More

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September 2018
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Exploring the impact of out-of-pocket costs on the quality of life of Canadian cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep 20:1-15. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

b Department of Health Policy and Management, DeGroote School of Business, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis , McMaster University , Hamilton , Canada ;

Objective: To explore cancer patients' perspective about the impact of financial burden on quality of life.

Methods: A qualitative descriptive approach was utilized. In-depth interview transcripts from 14 survivors were subjected to a thematic analysis. Read More

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September 2018

Results from the family and coping oriented palliative homecare intervention study (FamCope)-A randomized controlled trial.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul 11:1-25. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

d Research Unit of Clinical Nursing, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital , Copenhagen , Denmark.

We tested if a family-and-coping-oriented basic palliative homecare intervention (six visits within 15 weeks) could improve quality-of-life and reduce anxiety and depression of advanced cancer patients and their closest relative, and reduce acute hospital admissions of patients. Fifty-seven families were randomized, but patient enrollment was terminated before reaching target sample due to a low recruitment rate. We found no evidence of effect of the FamCope-intervention, but further investigation of effective methods to support how families cope with advanced cancer at home is needed as levels of distress is as high in relatives as it is in patients. Read More

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July 2018
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Spiritual coping, perceived growth, and the moderating role of spiritual mindfulness in cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):609-623. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

a Department of Family and Child Sciences , Florida State University , Tallahassee , Florida , USA.

Purpose: This study examined the moderating role of spiritual mindfulness on the association between spiritual coping and perceived growth in individuals with and without current treatment for cancer.

Design/sample: Adults with a cancer history (N = 534) from the Midlife in the United States study completed a telephone interview and self-administered questionnaires.

Methods/findings: Moderated regression analyses, controlled for age and educational attainment, showed that mindfulness moderated the effect of spiritual coping on personal growth and on positive reinterpretation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6340393PMC
June 2018
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Psychosocial factors associated with posttraumatic stress and growth in Australian women with ovarian cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):470-483. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

a School of Psychology, Deakin University, Burwood Highway , Burwood , Victoria , Australia.

The study examined psychosocial factors (quality of life, depression, anxiety, optimism, coping, and social support) in relation to symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) in 108 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Canonical correlational analysis showed that both PTSD and PTG were related to poorer quality of life, lack of social supports, and avoidant coping styles. However, higher PTG was also associated with the use of meaning and social support to cope with their experience. Read More

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June 2018
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Cancer patient perspectives regarding preparedness for end-of-life care: A qualitative study.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):454-469. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

f Department of Otolaryngology , Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences , Little Rock , Arkansas , USA.

Purpose: The extent to which patients feel prepared for end-of-life (EOL) may be associated with important clinical outcomes. Despite growing interest in the concept of "preparedness," however, there is insufficient information about what cancer patients actually need to feel prepared. Such information is foundational for patient-centered care, theory-building, and instrument development. Read More

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June 2018
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Catalysts towards cancer risk management action: A longitudinal study of reproductive-aged women with BRCA1/2 mutations.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jun 4:1-16. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

g Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics , Clinical Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute , Bethesda , MD.

Deleterious mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes increase a woman's lifetime risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Risk management guidelines endorse early detection and prevention behaviors. Despite expressed intent, uptake of these measures remains low. Read More

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June 2018
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Healthy Sisters: A Feasibility study of a health behavior intervention for women of color breast cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 May 30:1-12. Epub 2018 May 30.

a Yale University School of Nursing , Orange , Connecticut , USA.

There is strong evidence for the need to educate and empower women of color breast cancer survivors (WCBCS) to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors. The purpose of this study was to explore feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a culturally grounded lifestyle intervention on functional ability, quality of life, and health behaviors. A community-based sample of WCBCS was recruited from two inner cities, with encouragement to invite a partner. Read More

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May 2018
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Effects of web-based instruction and patient preferences on patient-reported outcomes and learning for women with advanced ovarian cancer: A randomized controlled trial.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):503-519. Epub 2018 May 23.

a Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , USA.

A randomized controlled trial was conducted of a web-based intervention to improve advanced care planning in women with ovarian cancer. A secondary analysis of 35 randomized women focused on changes in distress and knowledge about ovarian cancer through distress monitoring and information tailored to patients' cognitive coping style (monitoring, blunting). Pre-/postresults indicated the Intervention group demonstrated lower distress (p = 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6158039PMC
May 2018
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Survivorship care needs among LGBT cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):393-405. Epub 2018 May 23.

a School of Medicine, University of Miami , Miami , USA.

Objective: To better understand survivorship care needs among LGBT cancer survivors.

Design: We administered an anonymous online survey.

Sample: LGBT cancer survivors living in the United States. Read More

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May 2018
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J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 May-Jun;36(3):389-391

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May 2018
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"Being connected" The experience of African American women with breast cancer: A community-based participatory research project: Part I.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):406-417. Epub 2018 May 21.

b Courtesy Faculty, Yale University School of Nursing , Orange , CT , USA.

The objective was to understand the breast cancer experience of African American (AA) women using a community-based participatory research framework. Qualitative data were collected from five focus groups with 29 participants in four urban cities. "Being Connected" was the major theme that explained the importance of people in their lives as they coped with the diagnosis, treatment, and life after therapy. Read More

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May 2018
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Obesity, physical activity, and dietary behaviors in an ethnically-diverse sample of cancer survivors with early onset disease.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):418-436. Epub 2018 May 15.

a Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, Fielding School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center , University of California , Los Angeles , California , USA.

Purpose: To assess weight status, physical activity, and dietary behaviors in an ethnically-diverse sample of breast and colorectal cancer survivors with early onset disease (≤ 50 years).

Methods: Breast and colorectal cancer survivors, diagnosed between 1999 and 2009 with early-stage cancer diagnosed by 50 years of age, were identified through a population-based cancer registry and surveyed. Descriptive and regression analyses were conducted to characterize the sample and identify correlates of lifestyle behaviors. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209096PMC
May 2018
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Psychological impact of von Hippel-Lindau genetic screening in patients with a previous history of hemangioblastoma of the central nervous system.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):624-634. Epub 2018 May 15.

h Department of Nuclear Medicine , La Timone University Hospital & CERIMED & Inserm UMR1068 Marseille Cancerology Research Center, Institut Paoli-Calmettes, Aix-Marseille University , Marseille , France.

Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by a high risk of developing benign and malignant tumors, including central nervous system hemangioblastomas (CNS HBs). For an early diagnosis of VHL, before the occurrence of cancers (especially renal cell carcinoma), it is of huge importance to initiate VHL genetic testing in at-risk patients. The aim of the study was to assess the psychological impact of VHL genetic testing in patients previously diagnosed with a CNS HB. Read More

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May 2018
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Factors influencing the provision of fertility counseling and impact on quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):484-502. Epub 2018 May 15.

d Sydney Children's Hospital , Randwick , New South Wales , Australia.

Purpose: This study investigated the impact of fertility-related discussions on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) and the factors influencing provision of these discussions.

Methods: Recruitment was conducted through population-based state cancer registries. Eligible AYAs were 15-24 years at diagnosis, 3-24 months postdiagnosis, with any cancer (except early stage melanoma). Read More

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May 2018
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Intolerance of uncertainty as the vulnerability factor among parents of childhood cancer survivors: A 3-month follow-up study.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):437-453. Epub 2018 May 14.

a Department of Psychology (Health Psychology) , Université de Liége , Liége , Belgium.

Purpose: In a 3-month follow-up study, we assessed the intolerance of uncertainty in 61 parents of a childhood cancer survivor. The objective was to compare its prevalence over time. We tested these parents twice i. Read More

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May 2018
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