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Dyadic associations between perceived social support and cancer patient and caregiver health: An Actor-Partner Interdependence modeling approach.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Objective: Social support may have a positive impact on health outcomes for patients and caregivers, but the extent to which social support and health outcomes are interrelated for both is unknown. We examine the dyadic interrelationships between social support and health among cancer patients and their caregivers.

Methods: Lung and colorectal cancer (CRC) patient and caregiver dyadic data were obtained from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5096DOI Listing

Adaption strategies used by siblings to childhood cancer patients.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Objective: Siblings of childhood cancer patients experience social challenges. The results presented in this article are part of a larger qualitative study aiming to generate empirical knowledge about social consequences of childhood cancer from the family's perspective.

Methods: Data were collected through interviews, observational studies, and questionnaires. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5093DOI Listing

A randomized controlled trial of Wearable Activity Technology And Action-Planning (WATAAP) to Promote Physical Activity in Colorectal and Endometrial Cancer Survivors.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

School of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Objective: The objective of this study was to ascertain whether wearable technology, coupled with action-planning was effective in increasing physical activity (PA) in colorectal and endometrial cancer survivors at cardiovascular risk.

Methods: Sixty-eight survivors who had cardiovascular risk factors and were insufficiently active were randomized to intervention and control arms. Intervention participants were given a wearable tracker for 12-weeks, two group sessions, and a support phone-call. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5090DOI Listing

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL STRESS MANAGEMENT INTERVENTION IN MEXICAN COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS: PILOT STUDY.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Hospital de Especialidades No.25, Centro Médico Nacional del Noreste, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

Objective: Determine the feasibility and the preliminary effects of brief Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) intervention, compared to Psychoeducation (PE) group in post-traumatic stress, distress, optimism, and quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer.

Methods: Ninety-four patients were randomized: 40 in CBSM intervention and 54 in PE. They answered psychological questionnaires before and after the intervention, and three months later for follow-up. Read More

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Existential Loneliness and the Importance of Addressing Sexual Health in People with Advanced Cancer in Palliative Care.

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Kenneth Mah

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Effects of reallocating sedentary time with physical activity on quality of life indicators in breast cancer survivors.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Objectives: Physical activity is associated with better quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer survivors. However, it is unknown the extent to which time spent sedentary or replacing this time with active behaviors may affect QOL. Our aim was to determine the effect of substituting time between sedentary and active behaviors on QOL indicators in breast cancer survivors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5091DOI Listing

Life Satisfaction Among Older-Adult, Long-Term Cancer Survivors: A Comparison of Black with White Survivors.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Objective: This paper proposes and evaluates a model of the relative importance that cancer-related health factor along with other health factors have for the self-rated health and life satisfaction of older adult, long-term cancer survivors. The data are examined in the context of important racial differences in health and life satisfaction along with other covariates including gender and education.

Method: This research utilizes regression-based path analysis to examine data from a sample of 321 older (age 60+), long-term (5+ years since diagnosis) cancer survivors. Read More

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Less Direct Patient Care Delivered by Medical Trainees by the End of a Hematology-Oncology Ward Rotation: association with empathy and related factors.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

Objective: The education of trainee physicians in hematology-oncology is challenged by inherent stressors of hematology-oncology. Clinical work load, death and dying, and the known phenomenon of empathy decline during clinical education affect trainees. Time spent with patients or Direct Patient Care Time (DPCT) is influenced by many factors, which ultimately affect medical education. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5089DOI Listing
April 2019
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The impact of childhood cancer on parents´ socio-economic situation - a systematic review.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Childhood Cancer Research Group, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Denmark.

Objective: Taking care of children diagnosed with cancer may have considerable consequences on parents´ socio-economic situation. Our systematic review aimed to evaluate and synthesize the evidence on the impact of childhood cancer on parents´ socio-economic situation.

Methods: Systematic literature searches for articles published between January 2000 and January 2019 were performed in PubMed, Scopus, and PsycINFO. Read More

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April 2019
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"It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now": Women's experiences of decision making around Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM).

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Objectives: Increasing numbers of women in the UK are choosing to have a Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) after diagnosis of breast cancer. Whilst research suggests that many experience high rates of psychological wellbeing after CPM, professional guidelines suggest CPM is 'not required' for the majority of unilateral breast cancer patients and some individuals consider the surgery to be controversial. Existing research has explored patients' reasons for seeking CPM, however, little is known about their experiences of decision making. Read More

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Beliefs that contribute to delays in diagnosis of prostate cancer among Afro-Caribbean men in Trinidad and Tobago (TT).

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford.

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore TT men's pre-diagnosis experiences of prostate cancer (PCa). This study is part of a wider project that examined men and their partners' experiences of routes to diagnosis for PCa in TT.

Methods: Men (n=51) were voluntarily recruited to semi-structured interviews from four centres. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5085DOI Listing
April 2019
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Prevalence, correlates of depression and its impact on quality of life of cancer patients attending a palliative care setting in South India.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Psychiatry, Dr.SMCSI Medical College & Hospital, Kerala.

Objective: Depression is an easily treatable yet frequently underdiagnosed entity in palliative population with deleterious implications on their quality of life. It has been studied poorly in a developing country such as India.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was done with 234 consenting subjects attending a palliative care unit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5083DOI Listing

Pessimism predicts anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors. A five-year follow-up study.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

VID Specialized University, Oslo.

Objective: We investigated the prevalence of anxiety and depression at diagnosis and at 1, 3, and 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis. We hypothesized that a low level of optimism (pessimism) at diagnosis could predict change in anxiety and depression 5 years later.

Methods: Three hundred sixty-seven women with operable breast cancer were included, and data were collected at all five time points for 293 of these. Read More

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Association between anxiety, depression and comorbid chronic diseases among cancer survivors.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of Education, Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment of Ministry of Health, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai.

Background: Cancer survivors (CS) often face the dual physical burden of cancer and other comorbid chronic disease (CCD), and have a great deal of psychological distress, such as anxiety and depression. However, the association between CCD and psychological problems remain less clear in CS. This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Chinese CS, and whether CCD have impact on CS' anxiety and depression. Read More

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April 2019
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among cancer patients - Findings from a large and representative interview-based study in Germany.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Center Leipzig, Leipzig.

Objective: In order to optimize psycho-oncologic care for patients with severe stressor-related symptomatology, we aimed to provide (i) valid and generalizable prevalence rates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in oncological patients and (ii) the percentage of PTSD cases elicited by cancer-related events.

Methods: This multi-center study was based on a representative sample of patients across cancer types. A diagnostic interview (CIDI-O) was used to assess PTSD according to DSM-IV. Read More

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The role of daily couple communication in the relationship between illness representation and fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer survivors and their spouses.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Fribourg.

Objective: Previous studies have shown the significance of illness representation in maintaining of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). The current study explored the association of illness representation and fear of cancer recurrence in daily life among breast cancer survivors and their spouses, considering the role of daily couple communication.

Methods: A total of 54 couples in which the wives were breast cancer survivors were recruited to complete Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire and to report their communication information and fear of cancer recurrence in daily life. Read More

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April 2019
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Integrating Early Palliative Care into Routine Practice for Patients with Cancer: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the INTEGRATE Project.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

University of Toronto.

Objective: With increasing evidence from controlled trials on benefits of early palliative care, there is a need for studies examining implementation in real-world settings. The INTEGRATE Project was a 3-year real-world project that promoted early identification and support of patients with cancer who may benefit from palliative care. This study assesses feasibility, stakeholder experiences, and early impact of the INTEGRATE Project METHODS: The INTEGRATE Project was implemented in four cancer centres in Ontario, Canada, and consisted of interdisciplinary provider education and an integrated care model. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5076DOI Listing
April 2019
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The Impact of Goal Adjustment and Caregiver Burden on Psychological Distress Among Caregivers of Cancer Patients.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

Objectives: Research has demonstrated that serving in the caregiver role is often associated with increased symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety, but some people fare better than others in managing the burden of caregiving. The goal of the present study was to examine the potential moderating role of goal adjustment (the ability to disengage from unattainable goals and reengage in alterative ones) on the relation between caregiver burden and distress in family caregivers of cancer patients.

Methods: Caregivers of adult family members diagnosed with cancer in the past three years participated (n = 102). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5081DOI Listing
April 2019
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Illness Perceptions Predict Health Practices and Mental Health Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

Objective: Beliefs about illness have been shown to shape health practices and coping efforts. The present study investigated illness perceptions among patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We also examined the extent to which perceptions predicted health practices and mental health following transplant. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pon.5075
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April 2019
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Evaluating medically underserved gynecologic oncology patient survivors' interest in participating as a volunteer mentor in a peer support group.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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Fear of cancer recurrence among Chinese cancer survivors: prevalence and associations with Metacognition and Neuroticism.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Centre for Psycho-Oncological Research and Training, Division of Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong.

Objective: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) represents a chronic burden for many cancer survivors. We determined FCR prevalence and potential correlates, specifically metacognitive styles and Neuroticism among Chinese cancer survivors with breast or colorectal cancer.

Methods: This study included 285 Chinese patients with breast (N=173) or colorectal (N=112) cancers at eight weeks post-surgery. Read More

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April 2019
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Loneliness as a Mediator of the Relationship of Social Cognitive Variables with Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life in Lung Cancer Patients Beginning Treatment.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Healthcare Delivery Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD.

Objective: Loneliness, or the discrepancy between perceived and desired level of social connectedness, is an understudied but important psychosocial factor in cancer patients. The current study investigated the relationship between loneliness, depressive symptoms, quality of life, and social cognitive variables (e.g. Read More

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April 2019
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Strength of belief: Religious commitment, knowledge, and HPV vaccination adherence.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 31. Epub 2019 Mar 31.

Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University.

Objective: Human papillomavirus infects millions of men and women annually and is a substantial contributing factor in many cancers including oral, penile, anal, and cervical. Vaccination can reduce risk but adherence nationwide, and particularly in highly religious states, is suboptimal. Religious principles of abstinence before marriage and total fidelity following marriage may create a belief of protection through adherence to religious guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5071DOI Listing
March 2019
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How are caregivers involved in treatment decision-making for older people with dementia and a new diagnosis of cancer?

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield.

Objective: To explore how caregivers are involved in making treatment decisions for older people living with dementia and a new diagnosis of cancer.

Method: A systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science and Scopus databases was conducted. Studies recruiting formal or informal caregivers for older people with dementia and a diagnosis of cancer were considered for inclusion. Read More

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March 2019
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The detrimental effects of ambivalence over emotional expression on well-being among Mainland Chinese breast cancer patients: Mediating role of perceived social support.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 23. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Department of Psychology, Weifang Medical University, Weifang.

Objective: Recent research has documented the harmful effects of ambivalence over emotional expression (AEE) on psychological well-being, but few studies to date have examined AEE among Mainland Chinese breast cancer patients, an ethnic group that prioritizes emotion restraint to preserve social harmony. The present study examined the relationship between AEE and well-being (viz, anxious and depressive symptoms and quality of life) and evaluated perceived social support as a potential mediator of this relationship in a sample of Mainland Chinese breast cancer patients.

Methods: Three hundred twenty-seven Chinese breast cancer patients recruited from Weifang, China, completed a self-reported questionnaire containing the Ambivalence over Emotional Expression Questionnaire (AEQ), the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Scale (MOS-SSS), the Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5069DOI Listing

Attachment styles, self-compassion, and psychological adjustment in long-term breast cancer survivors.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Westmead Hospital, Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Sydney.

Objective: The increasing numbers of breast cancer survivors highlight the importance of delineating factors that identify women who are at risk of poor psychological adjustment in the long term. In breast cancer survivors, higher attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance have been associated with poorer psychological adjustment. Moreover, there is evidence that self-compassion, a kind manner of treating oneself during difficulties, is associated with psychological adjustment in this population. Read More

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Factors associated with intentions for breast cancer risk management: Does risk group matter?

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Objective: National guidelines provide breast cancer (BC) risk management recommendations based on estimated lifetime risk. Despite this specificity, it is unclear if women's risk management intentions are or are not guideline concordant. To address this knowledge gap, women at varying risk levels reported intentions for risk-reducing behaviors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5066DOI Listing

Factors influencing body image in posttreatment oral cavity cancer patients.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Objective: The purpose of this study of posttreatment oral cavity cancer (OCC) patients was to identify factors associated with self-reported overall body image, perceived attractiveness, and dissatisfaction with body appearance.

Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited patients with OCC from the outpatient radiation department of a single cancer center in Northern Taiwan. Demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded, and patients were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS), the University of Washington Quality of Life Scale (UW-QOL), and the Body Image Scale (BIS). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/pon.5067
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March 2019
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Assessing the cost-effectiveness of RT Prepare: A radiation therapist-delivered intervention for reducing psychological distress prior to radiotherapy.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Objective: To determine the cost-effectiveness of RT Prepare in reducing breast cancer patients' psychological distress before treatment, compared with usual care.

Methods: RT Prepare, an intervention involving patient education and support consultations with a radiation therapist (RT), was implemented at three Australian sites (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registration: ACTRN12611001000998). The primary outcome was change in psychological distress using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS); secondary outcomes were changes in quality of life (QoL) and additional health service use. Read More

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A randomized controlled intervention to promote readiness to genetic counseling for breast cancer survivors.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

Objective: Breast cancer (BC) survivors with a genetic mutation are at higher risk for subsequent cancer; knowing genetic risk status could help survivors make decisions about follow-up screening. Uptake of genetic counseling and testing (GC/GT) to determine BRCA status is low among high risk BC survivors. This study assessed feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a newly developed psychoeducational intervention (PEI) for GC/GT. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5059DOI Listing
March 2019
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Communication of emotion in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver depression into bereavement.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Objective: Family caregivers of cancer hospice patients likely benefit from clinician provision of verbal support and from expression of positive emotions. Our aim was to identify the effects of hospice nurse supportive communication as well as caregiver-nurse exchange of positive emotions on family caregiver depression during bereavement.

Methods: This prospective, observational longitudinal study included hospice nurses (N = 58) and family caregivers of cancer patients (N = 101) recruited from 10 hospice agencies in the United States. Read More

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Bifactor analysis confirmation of the factorial structure of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G).

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

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March 2019
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Impact of a web-based reproductive health training program: ENRICH (Educating Nurses about Reproductive Issues in Cancer Healthcare).

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida.

Objective: Educating Nurses about Reproductive Issues in Cancer Healthcare (ENRICH) is a web-based training program to assist oncology nurses with timely communication and relevant information regarding reproductive health issues (eg, risk of infertility, fertility preservation, and sexual health) to adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients and survivors. This manuscript describes impact on knowledge, perceived communication skills, and practice behaviors.

Methods: The eight-module course incorporated didactic content and an interactive applied learning component on the following reproductive health topics: overview, men, women, family building options, pediatrics, sexual health, communication, and practical applications. Read More

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Exercise Interventions and their Effect on Masculinity, Body Image, and Personal Identity in Prostate Cancer - A Systematic Qualitative Review.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary.

Objective: Men with prostate cancer face various body composition and psychosocial challenges following diagnosis. Movement-based interventions such as exercise may represent novel strategies to improve these important biopsychosocial changes. This systematic qualitative review aimed to examine the various exercise interventions and their effect on male perception of masculinity, body image and personal identity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5060DOI Listing
March 2019
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Quality of life in survivors of childhood brain tumour and the association of children's diseases on quality of their parents life.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Chemotherapy, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice.

Objective: Evaluation of children's quality of life (QoL) after finished brain tumour treatment and the association of children's diseases on quality of their parents' life.

Methods: The study group was consisted of 46 children after brain tumour treatment (aged 4, 5, to 29 years old). The control group was composed of 104 students of primary, secondary, and high schools. Read More

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March 2019
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Factors associated with depression over time in head and neck cancer patients: a systematic review.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA), Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, Amsterdam.

Objective: To systematically review the literature on factors associated with a clinical diagnosis of depression or symptoms of depression (depression) among head and neck cancer (HNC) patients.

Methods: The search was conducted in Pubmed, PsycINFO, and CINAHL. Studies were included if they investigated factors associated with depression among HNC patients, were of prospective or longitudinal nature, and English full-text was available. Read More

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March 2019
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Parents' psychological well-being when a child has cancer: Contribution of individual and family factors.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

CICPSI, Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the contribution of individual (positive reappraisal) and family factors (parenting satisfaction, couple relationship quality, and family life difficulty) to the psychological well-being (PWB) of parents of children/adolescents diagnosed with cancer.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at two pediatric oncology wards in Portugal. Two-hundred and five parents of pediatric patients with cancer completed self-report questionnaires assessing the use of positive reappraisal as a coping strategy, parenting satisfaction, relationship quality, family life difficulty, and PWB. Read More

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Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to reduce fear of cancer recurrence: The ConquerFear randomized controlled trial.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Deakin Health Economics, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria.

Objective: Alongside a randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating the efficacy of the ConquerFear intervention for reducing fear of cancer recurrence in cancer survivors, the cost-effectiveness of this novel intervention was assessed, primarily from the health sector perspective, with broader societal productivity impacts assessed.

Methods: Health care resource use was collected by a tailored cost diary. Incremental costs were calculated as the difference in total costs between the intervention and control groups. Read More

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March 2019
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Women's perceptions of personalized risk-based breast cancer screening and prevention: An international focus group study.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud university Medical Center, Nijmegen.

Objective: Increased knowledge of breast cancer risk factors enables a shift from one-size-fits-all breast cancer screening to a risk-based approach, tailoring screening policy to a woman's individual risk. New opportunities for prevention will arise. However, before this novel screening and prevention program is introduced, its acceptability from a woman's perspective needs to be explored. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5051DOI Listing
March 2019
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Interventions for the treatment of cancer-related traumatic stress symptoms: A systematic review of the literature.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London.

Objective: Cancer has been reported to trigger symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a substantial proportion of individuals. Despite the significant burden associated with these symptoms, there are as yet no therapeutic guidelines. This systematic review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for cancer-related post-traumatic stress in order to provide an evidence base for developing appropriate clinical practice. Read More

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March 2019
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Acculturation and quality of life among Chinese American breast cancer survivors: The mediating role of self-stigma, ambivalence over emotion expression, and intrusive thoughts.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Objectives: Highly acculturated Chinese American breast cancer survivors have greater access to health care providers, are English language proficient, and have more knowledge about the health care system. However, less is known about the potential psychosocial factors that may account for the health benefits of acculturation. As such, the current study seeks to understand how mainstream acculturation is associated with higher quality of life by investigating self-stigma, ambivalence over emotion expression (AEE), and intrusive thoughts, as serial mediators among Chinese breast cancer survivors. Read More

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Quality of life versus Length of Life Considerations in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Literature Review.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, University of Sheffield, Sheffield.

Background: Patients with cancer face difficult decisions regarding treatment and the possibility of trading quality of life (QoL) for length of life (LoL). Little information is available regarding patients' preferences and attitudes towards their cancer treatment and the personal costs they are prepared to exchange to extend their life. The aim of this review is to determine the complex trade-offs and underpinning factors that make patients with cancer choose quality over quantity of life. Read More

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Health literacy and cancer care coordination in Chinese migrant patients and their carers: A cross-sectional survey.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 3. Epub 2019 Mar 3.

Faculty of Science, School of Psychology, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objectives: This study aimed to describe the levels of health literacy and experience of care coordination among Chinese migrant patients with cancer and their carers in Australia, and to examine factors associated with these.

Methods: Patients' self-reported data were collected using the Health Literacy and Cancer Care Coordination questionnaires. We conducted multivariate linear regression analyses to investigate predictors of patients' health literacy and their care experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5050DOI Listing
March 2019
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Psychological treatment for family members of children with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 3. Epub 2019 Mar 3.

Faculty of Psychology, University of Murcia (Spain), Murcia.

Objective: This meta-analytical study examined the effects of psychological treatments applied to family members of children and adolescents with cancer, as well as the characteristics of the studies that can be associated with their effects.

Methods: Four databases were searched between January 1980 and January 2017; the references of the located studies were reviewed, and emails were sent to experts in this topic. Forty articles fulfilled the selection criteria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5052DOI Listing
March 2019
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Do cognitive heuristics underpin symptom appraisal for symptoms of cancer?: A secondary qualitative analysis across seven cancers.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 3. Epub 2019 Mar 3.

Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, King's College London, London.

Objectives: To explore the evidence for cognitive heuristics or "rules of thumb" used within patients' reports of symptom appraisal and decisions to seek help for symptoms of cancer.

Methods: A secondary analysis of interviews from existing studies that explored symptom appraisal in patients who had sought help for potential symptoms of cancer. Transcripts from n = 50 in-depth interviews with patients referred with symptoms suspicious of cancer (pancreas, colorectal, oral, lung, melanoma, breast, and prostate) were re-analysed using a deductive thematic approach underpinned by the heuristics outlined in the Common Sense Model of Illness Self-regulation as set within the Model of Pathways to Treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5049DOI Listing
March 2019
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A research agenda for fear of cancer recurrence: A Delphi study conducted in Australia.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG), The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Objective: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is common, debilitating, and costly to the health system. While there has been a rising trajectory in FCR-related research, there remain many unanswered questions. A research agenda is required to clarify priorities and ensure that research dollars and effort are expended wisely. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5048DOI Listing

Identifying distinct trajectories of change in young breast cancer survivors' sexual functioning.

Psychooncology 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Division of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.

Objectives: To identify and characterize distinct trajectories of change in young women's sexual functioning over the first 5 years following breast cancer diagnosis.

Methods: Group-based trajectory modeling was applied to the sexual functioning of 896 women diagnosed with stage I-IV breast cancer at age 40 or younger. The Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System was used to evaluate women's symptoms of sexual dysfunction annually for 5 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5047DOI Listing
February 2019
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Sleep, emotional distress, and physical health in survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Psychooncology 2019 Apr 14;28(4):903-912. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Psychology and Biostatistics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

Objective: Sleep disorders are associated with psychological and physical health, although reports in long-term survivors of childhood cancer are limited. We characterized the prevalence and risk factors for behaviors consistent with sleep disorders in survivors and examined longitudinal associations with emotional distress and physical health outcomes.

Methods: Survivors (n = 1933; median [IQR] age = 35 [30, 41]) and siblings (n = 380; age = 33 [27, 40]) from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study completed measures of sleep quality, fatigue, and sleepiness. Read More

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April 2019
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Systematic review on women's values and preferences concerning breast cancer screening and diagnostic services.

Psychooncology 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Biomedical Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau), Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: There is still lack of consensus on the benefit-harm balance of breast cancer screening. In this scenario, women's values and preferences are crucial for developing health-related recommendations. In the context of the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer, we conducted a systematic review to inform the European Breast Guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5041DOI Listing
February 2019
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