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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614001/self-forgiveness-is-associated-with-reduced-psychological-distress-in-cancer-patients-and-unmatched-caregivers-hope-and-self-blame-as-mediating-mechanisms
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Loren Toussaint, Michael Barry, Drew Angus, Lynn Bornfriend, Maurie Markman
This study examined the association between self-forgiveness and psychological distress and tested whether self-blame and hope mediated these associations equally for both patients and caregivers. Participants were 38 patients and 44 unmatched caregivers receiving care at a national cancer hospital. Participants completed measures of self-forgiveness, self-blame, hope, and psychological distress. Self-forgiveness was inversely associated with self-blame and psychological distress and positively associated with hope...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613997/psychological-distress-and-lifestyle-disruption-in-low-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-comparison-between-active-surveillance-and-radical-prostatectomy
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Andrew Glenday Matthew, Orit Raz, Kristen L Currie, Alyssa S Louis, Haiyan Jiang, Tal Davidson, Neil E Fleshner, Antonio Finelli, John Trachtenberg
OBJECTIVE: To quantify distress in men treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) or active surveillance (AS). METHODS: In a retrospective cross-sectional design, we assessed men via questionnaire and investigator-designed questions. RESULTS: RP patients worried more about cancer spread than AS patients. RP patients were influenced by friends for treatment decision, whereas AS patients were influenced by urologists. RP group report declines in intimacy and instrumental...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613996/personal-resilience-resources-predict-post-stem-cell-transplant-cancer-survivors-psychological-outcomes-through-reductions-in-depressive-symptoms-and-meaning-making
#3
Rebecca A Campo, Lisa M Wu, Jane Austin, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Christine Rini
This longitudinal study examined whether posttransplant cancer survivors (N = 254, 9 months to 3 years after stem cell transplant treatment (SCT)) with greater personal resilience resources demonstrated better psychological outcomes and whether this could be attributed to reductions in depressive symptoms and/or four meaning making processes (searching for and finding reasons for one's illness; searching for and finding benefit from illness). Hierarchical linear regression analyses examined associations of survivors' baseline personal resilience resources (composite variable of self-esteem, mastery, and optimism), which occurred an average 1...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609249/experience-of-grief-by-patients-with-cancer-in-relation-to-perceptions-of-illness-the-mediating-roles-of-identity-centrality-stigma-induced-discrimination-and-hopefulness
#4
Ilgın Gökler-Danışman, Merve Yalçınay, İbrahim Yiğit
Diagnosis of cancer leads to multiple losses, all with the potential to initiate grief reactions in patients. The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the experience of grief by patients with cancer in relation to perceptions of illness, with a focus on the mediating roles of identity centrality, stigma-induced discrimination, and hopefulness. The analyses indicated that these factors functioned as significant partial mediators. The results have implications in terms of supporting patients through the grieving process by working on the meaning of the illness for their identity and improving psychosocial environments to minimize discrimination and facilitate hope...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609210/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-brain-tumors-in-the-course-of-alpha-therapy
#5
Marta Kamińska, Ewa Fersten, Henryk Koziara, Bartosz Królicki
The aim of the study was to assess subjective quality of life in patients receiving alpha therapy for malignant tumors (glioblastoma multiforme, GBM) of the brain. No significant differences in self-assessed quality of life were found between GBM patients in the course of α-therapy and healthy controls, the two groups differed only as regards somatic symptoms. Moreover, the stronger was the respondents' sense of self-efficacy, the higher their subjective quality of life. The findings may have practical implications for clinical psychology, namely it seems worthwhile to build up the patient's sense of control of his own health...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605311/changes-in-intimate-relationships-following-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#6
Christina Stenhammar, Joakim Isaksson, Brith Granström, Göran Laurell, Ylva Tiblom Ehrsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569621/attachment-orientations-and-psychological-adjustment-of-parents-of-children-with-cancer-a-matched-group-comparison
#7
Maria Cusinato, Vincenzo Calvo, Gianni Bisogno, Elisabetta Viscardi, Marta Pillon, Enrico Opocher, Giuseppe Basso, Maria Montanaro
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of childhood cancer on parents' adult attachment, social support, marital adjustment, anxiety, and depression. METHODS: 30 parents of children with childhood cancer and 30 matched controls completed the following questionnaires: Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R), Dyadic Adjustment Scale-4 (DAS-4), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory - form Y (STAI-Y), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511030/emotional-approach-coping-and-depressive-symptoms-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-the-role-of-the-intimate-relationship
#8
Jennifer Barsky Reese, Stephen J Lepore, Elizabeth Handorf, Jennifer A Haythornthwaite
This study examined whether emotional approach coping was associated with lower depressive symptoms, and whether intimacy moderated this association, in 121 married/partnered colorectal cancer outpatients. Prospective analyses of survey data on emotional approach coping, depressive symptoms, and intimacy measured at baseline and 6-month follow-up showed that depressive symptoms were inversely related to processing, expression, and intimacy. At baseline, the association between processing and depressive symptoms was moderated by intimacy: greater processing was associated with lower depressive symptoms only for those in relatively high intimacy relationships...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506193/experiences-of-partners-of-prostate-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study
#9
Darren Pinks, Cindy Davis, Clair Pinks
Prostate cancer, Australia's leading cancer, has treatment side effects that reduce the quality of life for both survivors and partners. Limited partner research exists. This study aimed to address this gap in the literature by gathering data directly from partners to obtain a deeper understanding of their experiences of prostate cancer survivorship that helps inform healthcare service providers. A qualitative approach was taken to explore participant views (N = 16) through three focus groups and two in-depth interviews...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506183/strategies-and-challenges-for-communicating-the-diagnosis-of-cancer-in-cross-cultural-clinical-settings-perspectives-from-south-african-healthcare-professionals
#10
Ottilia Brown, Veonna Goliath, Dalena R M van Rooyen, Colleen Aldous, Leonard Charles Marais
Communicating the diagnosis of cancer in cross-cultural clinical settings is a complex task. This qualitative research article describes the content and process of informing Zulu patients in South Africa of the diagnosis of cancer, using osteosarcoma as the index diagnosis. We used a descriptive research design with census sampling and focus group interviews. We used an iterative thematic data analysis process and Guba's model of trustworthiness to ensure scientific rigor. Our results reinforced the use of well-accepted strategies for communicating the diagnosis of cancer...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459393/physical-and-emotional-well-being-and-support-in-newly-diagnosed-head-and-neck-cancer-patient-caregiver-dyads
#11
Katherine R Sterba, Jane Zapka, Kent E Armeson, Keisuke Shirai, Amy Buchanan, Terry A Day, Anthony J Alberg
The purpose of this study was to examine the physical and emotional well-being and social support in newly diagnosed head and neck cancer (HNC) patients and caregivers and identify sociodemographic, clinical, and behavioral risk factors associated with compromised well-being in patients and caregivers. Newly diagnosed HNC patients and their primary caregivers (N = 72 dyads) completed questionnaires before treatment assessing physical and mental well-being, depression, cancer worry, and open-ended support questions...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459313/ethnicity-moderates-the-effects-of-resources-on-adjustment-of-jewish-and-arab-mothers-of-children-diagnosed-with-cancer
#12
Hasida Ben-Zur, Siwar Makhoul Khoury
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore the adjustment of Jewish and Arab mothers of children diagnosed with cancer. METHOD: Ninety-seven Jewish and 100 Arab mothers completed questionnaires assessing mastery, social support, and adjustment (psychological distress, quality of life, and future fears and hopes). RESULTS: Arab mothers were higher than Jewish mothers on distress and lower on social support and future hopes). Mastery and social support contributed independently to adjustment indices...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414629/effects-of-chemotherapy-on-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-japanese-lower-rectal-cancer-patients-after-sphincter-saving-surgery
#13
Yumiko Kinoshita, Tomoko Ohkusa, Rieko Izukura, Akiko Chishaki, Ryuichi Mibu
We examined the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of lower rectal cancer patients receiving sphincter-saving surgery (SSS). In all, 109 patients completed a questionnaire before surgery and 1, 6, and 12 months afterwards. In the chemotherapy group, physical and social functioning scores were significantly lower 12 months after surgery compared with the nonchemotherapy group. These effects of adjuvant chemotherapy suggest that a different clinical approach might more effectively improve physical and social functioning in lower-rectal cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414581/posttraumatic-growth-after-cancer-the-role-of-perceived-threat-and-cognitive-processing
#14
Jennifer M Caspari, Trisha L Raque-Bogdan, Cynthia McRae, Teresa L Simoneau, Susan Ash-Lee, Kristin Hultgren
This study examines the relation between perceived cognitive and physical threat after a cancer diagnosis and posttraumatic growth (PTG). In total, 169 breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors completed questionnaires. Hierarchical regression models found after controlling for demographic and medical variables, depression, anxiety, and perceived threat account for 41.8% of the variance of positive cognitive processing, and these variables along with positive cognitive processing accounted for 42.7% of the variance of PTG...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398149/african-american-prostate-cancer-survivorship-exploring-the-role-of-social-support-in-quality-of-life-after-radical-prostatectomy
#15
Kellie R Imm, Faustine Williams, Ashley J Housten, Graham A Colditz, Bettina F Drake, Keon L Gilbert, Lin Yang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the African American prostate cancer survivorship experience following radical prostatectomy and factors contributing to quality of life during survival. DESIGN: African American men who were part of a larger prostate cancer cohort were invited to participate in a focus group. Eighteen open-ended questions were designed by the study team and an experienced moderator to elicit participants' survivorship experiences. RESULTS: Twelve men consented to participate in the study...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368770/barriers-to-medical-help-seeking-among-older-men-with-prostate-cancer
#16
L Medina-Perucha, O Yousaf, M S Hunter, E A Grunfeld
OBJECTIVE: Men's disinclination to seek medical help has been linked to higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared to women. However, previous studies were conducted predominantly with healthy, young, and middle-aged men. We explored the perceived medical barriers to help-seeking in older men with prostate cancer. METHOD: 20 men with prostate cancer took part in semistructured interviews, which were analyzed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Three themes were identified related to negative attitudes toward help-seeking: male gender role; fear of the health condition, medical and treatment procedures; and embarrassment as a consequence of medical examinations, communication with health (and nonhealth) professionals, and the disclosure of sexual-related symptoms...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358241/communication-between-oncologists-and-lymphoma-survivors-during-follow-up-consultations-a-qualitative-analysis
#17
Kara Franco, Elyse Shuk, Errol Philip, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Patricia A Parker, Matthew Matasar, Steven Horwitz, David Kissane, Smita C Banerjee, Carma L Bylund
Cancer survivors often experience both short- and long-term challenges as a result of their cancer treatment. Many patients report feeling "lost in transition" following cancer treatment. The oncologist plays a key role in helping the patient to transition to survivorship. The purpose of this paper is to provide a descriptive understanding of the clinical care delivered during follow-up visits for lymphoma patients transitioning from active therapy into survivorship. We used thematic text analysis to identify themes in transcripts of audio recordings of 21 physicians and their patients in follow-up visits within 3 years of completing lymphoma treatment...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300487/parental-spirituality-in-life-threatening-pediatric-cancer
#18
David B Nicholas, Maru Barrera, Leeat Granek, Norma Mammone D'Agostino, Jenny Shaheed, Laura Beaune, Eric Bouffet, Beverley Antle
This study addressed parental spirituality in the context of pediatric cancer with a poor prognosis. Drawing upon previous research implementing a longitudinal grounded theory design examining parental hope, 35 parents were interviewed regarding their experiences with an emergent description of the role of spirituality in parents' daily lives. Spirituality included religious beliefs and practices, notions of a higher force or cosmos, relationship with a divine being, as well as elements emerging from meaning-making and relationships...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145814/how-do-young-adults-with-cancer-perceive-social-support-a-qualitative-study
#19
Nora Breuer, Annekathrin Sender, Lisa Daneck, Lisa Mentschke, Katja Leuteritz, Michael Friedrich, Erik Nowe, Yve Stöbel-Richter, Kristina Geue
The social support of adolescents and young adults (AYA) has been studied very little. 18 interviews were conducted and evaluated with content analysis (inter-rater reliability = 0.87). All of the young adult cancer patients interviewed reported having received social support from at least two people (family, friends, and/or partner). Forms of emotional and instrumental support were more often reported than informational support. 12 participants described having received nonhelpful support, especially in areas of dealing with their situation, limited social participation, and distancing of friends...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145810/post-traumatic-growth-distress-and-attachment-style-among-women-with-breast-cancer
#20
Annunziata Romeo, Ada Ghiggia, Valentina Tesio, Marialaura Di Tella, Riccardo Torta, Lorys Castelli
Identifying factors fostering post-traumatic growth (PTG) is very important to promote PTG itself through specific psychological interventions. To this end, we investigated PTG and its relationship with clinical and psychological variables in a sample of 108 female breast cancer survivors. Results showed that women with higher depressive symptoms presented lower levels of PTG than women without. Moreover, women who had undergone combined treatment presented higher levels of PTG than women who had not. The results highlighted the resulting importance of psychological intervention focusing on depressive symptoms, which negatively interfere with the patients' psychological growth...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
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