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Introduction to the JPO special issue: Innovations and real world applications of relationship research in cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):127-130

b Cancer Prevention and Control Program , Fox Chase Cancer Center , Philadelphia , PA , USA.

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Evaluation of the accuracy and availability of cancer-related physical activity and sedentary behaviour information on English-language websites.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):754-767

b School of Human Kinetics & Recreation , Memorial University of Newfoundland , St. John's , Newfoundland , Canada.

Purpose: To assess the quality and accuracy of cancer-related physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) information provided on major cancer websites from English-speaking countries.

Design: The study used a cross-sectional design.

Sample: A list of major cancer websites (N = 11) was generated from countries that speak English primarily (e. Read More

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Acknowledgment of 2018 reviewers.

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J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):793-796

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Addressing the psychosocial needs of cancer patients: a retrospective analysis of a distress screening and management protocol in clinical care.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Apr 2:1-14. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

b Kent School of Social Work , University of Louisville , Louisville , Kentucky , USA.

Background: A growing recognition of the impact of distress on the quality of life and adherence to treatment of cancer patients has been documented. As a result, national guidelines and standards of care mandate providers to implement distress screening protocols to connect patients with psychosocial services. However, limited literature has examined whether distressed patients are referred to care and their needs addressed. Read More

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Social support in cancer: How do patients want us to help?

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Apr 1:1-14. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

d Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy , Rutgers School of Public Health , Piscataway , NJ , USA.

Objective: Social support is fundamentally important to the well-being of patients with cancer, and informal caregivers often wish they had better insight into how to help. The aims of this study were to quantify the types of social support that patients qualitatively expressed as important, and examine whether demographics and mental health symptoms explained the type of support desired.

Methods: A sample of 82 patients with cancer (Gender: 65. Read More

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The role of emotional processing in art therapy (REPAT) for breast cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Apr 1:1-13. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

b The Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine , University of Arizona , Tucson , Arizona , USA.

Emotional awareness and acceptance of emotion are associated with improved health in breast cancer (BC) patients. Art therapy (AT) uses visual art-making for expression and communication and has been shown to reduce psychological and physical symptoms in individuals with cancer. A major objective of AT is to encourage increases in emotion processing; however, few studies examine these changes. Read More

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April 2019
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Family dynamics in young adult cancer caregiving: "It should be teamwork".

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar 27:1-15. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

c New York University , New York , New York , USA.

Purpose/objectives: Young adult cancer patients undergo stress at a time when their primary source of psychosocial support may be changing. Our goal was to provide insight into the expectations young adult patients and their family caregivers for types of psychosocial support.

Research Approach: Semi-structured interviews. Read More

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Mental health comorbidities and cost/utilization outcomes in head and neck cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar 18:1-18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

d Department of Defense , Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , Bethesda , Maryland , USA.

Purpose: Examine the relationship between mental health comorbidities and health services outcomes in non-elderly adults with head and neck cancer (HNC).

Design: Retrospective, cross-sectional.

Sample: Non-elderly adults with a primary diagnosis of HNC in U. Read More

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March 2019
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Unique associations of eudaimonic and hedonic wellbeing with psychosocial adjustment in breast cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):649-657

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

Purpose: Eudaimonic wellbeing (e.g., meaning, purpose in life) and hedonic wellbeing (e. Read More

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September 2019
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In good times and in bad: what strengthens or challenges a parental relationship during a child's cancer trajectory?

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):635-648

a Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute , National Institutes of Health , Bethesda , Maryland , USA.

Objectives: To identify events during a child's cancer trajectory when parents perceived their marriage/partnership to be most strengthened and/or challenged.

Research Approach: Using a cross-sectional qualitative design, participants completed a self-administered questionnaire addressing changes in their relationship during their child's cancer trajectory, including events perceived to strengthen/challenge their relationship, and recommendations for other parents.

Participants: 192 parents of pediatric oncology patients across three institutions. Read More

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March 2019
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Poor nutritional knowledge and food restrictions among families of children with cancer and their impact: A cross-sectional study of 700 families.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):658-666

a Department of Medical Oncology , Dr BRA Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences , New Delhi , India.

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of poor food knowledge and food restrictions among families of children with cancer and assess their impact on nutritional outcomes.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study of 700 families of children with cancer who attended a referral cancer clinic, parents were asked 9 questions about nutritional knowledge ("Knowledge score") and 12 questions about food restrictions ("Restriction score"). Secondary outcomes included the nutritional status of children and possible socio-demographic associations of poor food knowledge. Read More

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March 2019
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The influence of relational mutuality on dyadic coping among couples facing breast cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):194-212. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

b Graduate College of Social Work , University of Houston , Houston , Texas , USA.

Objective: The study examined how a couple's capacity for mutuality as conceptualized by the Relational-Cultural Theory plays a role in their managing the stresses accompanying breast cancer.

Methods: Eighty-six women treated for a primary, non-metastatic breast cancer and their partners completed measures of quality of life, relational mutuality, and dyadic coping. Demographic and clinical factors were self-reported. Read More

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March 2019
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Diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence: Examining posttraumatic growth and its associated factors in cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar 1:1-16. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

a Lifestyle Science Cluster, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia , Kepala Batas , Pulau Pinang , Malaysia.

Objectives: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is the experience of positive psychological growth as a result of struggle with highly challenging life crises. This study was conducted to investigate the degree of PTG and its associated factors, as well as to identify which positive psychological parameters most significantly associated with greater PTG among Malaysian cancer patients. Design, sample, & methods: This cross-sectional survey included 195 patients with different cancer diagnoses. Read More

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Survivor guilt: The secret burden of lung cancer survivorship.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Feb 23:1-13. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

d Department of Medicine , Weill Cornell Medicine , New York , NY , USA.

Objectives: Historically, long-term survival following diagnosis of lung cancer has been a rare occurrence. An overall poor prognosis and the low likelihood of long-term survival are thought to precipitate survivors experiencing what is referred to as survivor guilt. This study explored the prevalence and nature of survivor guilt among lung cancer survivors. Read More

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February 2019
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Subjective, but not objective, cognitive complaints impact long-term quality of life in cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Feb 23:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

a Department of Medical Oncology , Cancer Centre, General Hospital Groeninge , Kortrijk , Belgium.

Objectives: Cognitive complaints, of objective or subjective nature, may negatively impact cancer patients' quality of life (QoL). Further, the early detection of cognitive alterations may lead to an improved QoL. However, the content of such screening is yet unclear. Read More

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Supporting treatment decision making for older adults facing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.

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Jill Randall

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

a University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work , Louisville , Kentucky , USA.

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February 2019
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Interpersonal positive reframing in the daily lives of couples coping with breast cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):160-177. 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
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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-Feb;37(1):22-36. 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 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):96-109. 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
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Prevalence of psychosocial distress in cancer patients across 55 North American cancer centers.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):5-21. 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 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):110-126. 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 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):178-193. 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
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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 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):131-144. 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
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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 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):37-49. 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
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A randomized pilot trial of a couple-based intervention addressing sexual concerns for breast cancer survivors.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):242-263. 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 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):213-227. 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
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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-Dec;36(6):667-680. 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-Dec;36(6):717-733. 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 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):69-78. 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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Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):79-95. 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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Moving family interventions into the real world: What matters to oncology stakeholders?

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):264-284. 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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Life is precious: Sarcoma/giant-cell tumors survivors' perspectives on their psychological journey.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):681-699. 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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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 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):145-159. 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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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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Through our eyes: A photovoice intervention for adolescents on active cancer treatment.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):700-716. 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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Behind closed doors: How advanced cancer couples communicate at home.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2019 Mar-Apr;37(2):228-241. 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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Posttraumatic stress symptoms in young people with cancer and their siblings: results from a UK sample.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):768-783. 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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Predictors of quality of life in melanoma patients 4 years after diagnosis: Results of a nationwide cohort study in Germany.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2018 Nov-Dec;36(6):734-753. 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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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 2019 Jan-Feb;37(1):50-68. 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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