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Journal of Psychosocial Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332946/ethnic-differences-in-psychosocial-services-use-among-non-latina-white-and-latina-breast-cancer-survivors
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Rosario Costas-Muñiz, Migda Hunter-Hernández, Olga Garduño-Ortega, Jennifer Morales-Cruz, Francesca Gany
Background This study examined the use of psychosocial services (i.e. social work, psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual/pastoral services) among Latina and Non-Latina White breast cancer survivors. Methods Survivors who received treatment in a Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York completed a mailed questionnaire about interest in help for distress, and psychosocial service use. Descriptive and non-parametric statistics were used to explore ethnic differences in use of, and interest in, psychosocial services...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323578/anxiety-and-its-correlates-among-young-adults-with-a-history-of-parental-cancer
#2
Christina A Metcalf, Joanna J Arch, Joseph A Greer
PURPOSE: We assessed whether experiencing parental cancer during childhood was associated with anxiety levels during young adulthood-and whether parental survival status moderated anxiety or related psychosocial outcomes. METHODS: Young adults who experienced parental cancer during their childhood (n = 68) and those who did not (n = 298) completed measures of current anxiety and family functioning. The parental cancer group completed measures of social support and life changes during the parental cancer and posttraumatic growth...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323560/experiences-of-men-who-commit-to-romantic-relationships-with-younger-breast-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study
#3
Rachel A Freidus
This phenomenological study examined the experiences of men who committed to romantic relationships with women under 50, post breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Twelve men from throughout the United States, who were dating their partner for at least six months, participated in semi-structured interviews. Findings focused on initial disclosure timing, previous experience/knowledge about the cancer, reacting with acceptance despite concerns, focusing on love/connection, respecting and admiring the survivor, and the ongoing impact of cancer on the relationship...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323543/external-locus-of-control-and-quality-of-life-among-malaysian-breast-cancer-patients-the-mediating-role-of-coping-strategies
#4
Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Jasmine Khanekharab
This study aimed to investigate the mediating role of coping strategies in the relationship between external locus of control and quality of life among breast cancer patients. A convenience sample of 130 Malaysian breast cancer patients participated in this study. Using a multiple mediation model analysis, we found a negative relationship between powerful others and patients' quality of life and the mediation of active-emotional coping between powerful others and quality of life. The findings indicated the need for early, targeted psychological interventions seeking to encourage externally oriented cancer patients to use more active emotional coping strategies as it may improve their quality of life...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318448/psychological-resilience-aspects-that-mediate-the-depressive-effects-of-urinary-incontinence-in-prostate-cancer-survivors-10%C3%A2-years-after-treatment-with-radiation-and-hormone-ablation
#5
Christopher F Sharpley, Vicki Bitsika, David R H Christie, Rosemary Bradford, Allison Steigler, James W Denham
Repeated surveys of prostate cancer (PCa) patients indicate that their prevalence of depression is well above that for their non-PCa peers. Although standard first-line treatments for depression are only about 35% effective, some recent comments have suggested that a focus upon the possible correlates (factors that aggravate or mediate depression) might help improve treatment efficacy. To investigate this issue, 144 10-year PCa survivors were asked about the frequency of urinary incontinence, a common side effect of some PCa treatments...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318419/preparing-youth-with-cancer-for-amputation-a-systematic-review
#6
Caitlyn A Loucas, Sarah R Brand, Sima Zadeh Bedoya, Anna C Muriel, Lori Wiener
Children and adolescents who require limb amputation as part of cancer treatment face many physical and emotional challenges. Preparatory interventions may serve to facilitate positive coping and improve long-term adjustment during pediatric cancer treatment, including decreasing anxiety and post-operative distress. This review aimed to examine and identify the type and degree of psychosocial preparation provided to the child with cancer and family prior to amputation. Electronic databases including Embase, PubMed, and PsycINFO were searched for relevant research articles...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318410/the-influence-of-stigma-on-the-quality-of-life-for-prostate-cancer-survivors
#7
Andrew W Wood, Sejal Barden, Mitchell Terk, Jamie Cesaretti
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of stigma on prostate cancer (PCa) survivors' quality of life. Stigma for lung cancer survivors has been the focus of considerable research (Else-Quest & Jackson, 2014); however gaps remain in understanding the experience of PCa stigma. A cross-sectional correlational study was designed to assess the incidence of PCa stigma and its influence on the quality of life of survivors. Eighty-five PCa survivors were administered survey packets consisting of a stigma measure, a PCa-specific quality of life measure, and a demographic survey during treatment of their disease...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332951/-cancer-was-a-speed-bump-in-my-path-to-enlightenment-a-qualitative-analysis-of-situational-coping-experiences-among-young-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
#8
Rebecca H Foster, Amanda M Brouwer, Robyn Dillon, Matthew J Bitsko, Kamar Godder, Marilyn Stern
Young adult survivors of childhood cancer (N = 47) completed essays exploring situational coping within a mixed methods study. Data were qualitatively analyzed using consensual qualitative research-modified methodology. Five themes emerged: (1) initial reactions to cancer, (2) adjustment/coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment, (3) provisions of social support, (4) perceived effects of cancer experience, and (5) reflections on the cancer experience. Perceptions of childhood cancer experiences appear generally positive, with the majority of negative reactions emerging immediately following diagnosis...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332940/longitudinal-cancer-risk-management-trajectories-of-brca1-2-mutation-positive-reproductive-age-women
#9
Jennifer Louise Young, Allison Werner-Lin, Rebecca Mueller, Lindsey Hoskins, Norman Epstein, Mark H Greene
Young women with BRCA1/2 mutations face difficult health-care decisions regarding family formation, fertility, breastfeeding, and whether/when to undergo cancer risk-reducing surgery. This longitudinal qualitative study investigated these life choices during the reproductive years. We conducted two semistructured interviews over three years with 12 reproductive-age BRCA1/2-positive women. Researchers coded transcripts to examine the evolution of risk perceptions, risk management, and family planning decisions...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300487/parental-spirituality-in-life-threatening-pediatric-cancer
#10
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...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145814/how-do-young-adults-with-cancer-perceive-social-support-a-qualitative-study
#11
Nora Breuer, Annekathrin Sender, Lisa Daneck, Lisa Mentschke, Katja Leuteritz, Michael Friedrich, Erik Nowe, Yve Stöbel-Richter, Kristina Geue
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145810/post-traumatic-growth-distress-and-attachment-style-among-women-with-breast-cancer
#12
Annunziata Romeo, Ada Ghiggia, Valentina Tesio, Marialura di Tella, Riccardo Torta, Lorys Castelli
To identify factors fostering Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is very important in order 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 females 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...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129084/the-effect-of-horticultural-therapy-on-the-quality-of-life-of-palliative-care-patients
#13
Claudia Kam-Yuk Lai, Carmen Ka-Yan Lau, Wai Yin Kan, Wai Man Lam, Connie Yuen Yee Fung
Palliative care patients experienced a variety of needs and perceived their quality of life as being only fair. This study adopted a single group repeated-measure design to investigate the effect of horticultural therapy on the quality of life of palliative care patients using the Quality of Life Concern in End of Life Questionnaire. Significant differences in the domains of "existential distress" and "health care concern" were observed immediately post-intervention and at four weeks post-intervention, respectively...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121244/depression-symptoms-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-multilevel-longitudinal-study
#14
Tara J Schapmire, Anna C Faul
OBJECTIVE: Data from the Health Retirement Study (HRS) were used to test a conceptual model integrating stress and coping, conservation of resources, and life-course theories, to investigate predictors of depression symptoms over eight years among a nationally representative sample of older adults ages 50-91. The main investigative questions were: 1): Do older adults with cancer have a different eight year symptomatic depression trajectory than those without cancer? 2): Do the differences in life-course factors, internal, external, and health-related resources within and between older adults have a differential effect on eight year symptomatic depression trajectories for individuals with and without a cancer diagnosis? METHODS: We used a two-level longitudinal panel design to test a multilevel growth model...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103181/positive-schemas-psychopathology-and-quality-of-life-in-children-with-pediatric-cancer-a-pilot-study
#15
Brae Anne McArthur, Douglas Strother, Fiona Schulte
PURPOSE: Research in the area of pediatric oncology has shown that although some children and youth diagnosed with this disease cope adaptively after their diagnosis, others continue to have long-term psychosocial difficulties. The potential mechanisms that may protect against the experience of psychopathology and poor quality of life within this population are not well known. The purpose of this pilot study was to utilize a new comprehensive measure of positive schemas to better understand the relationship between positive schemas, quality of life, and psychopathology, for children on active treatment for cancer...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098505/facilitating-and-hindering-factors-for-coping-with-the-experience-of-having-a-child-with-cancer-a-lebanese-perspective
#16
Myrna A A Doumit, May Naifeh Khoury
BACKGROUND: Families with a child with cancer face significant emotional and psychosocial stressors. The frequency of childhood cancer is increasing in Lebanon with more than 282 children diagnosed each year. This condition is reported to evoke a range of challenging emotions for parents, yet no studies have been conducted on the facilitating and hindering factors that affect Lebanese parents coping with a child with cancer. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to gain an in-depth understanding of factors facilitating and hindering coping methods of Lebanese parents with a child with cancer...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060675/communicating-breast-cancer-risk-information-to-young-adult-women-a-pilot-study
#17
Jennifer K Bernat, Stephanie E Hullmann, Glenn G Sparks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060584/the-role-of-intolerance-of-uncertainty-in-the-repeated-exposure-to-cancer-information
#18
Jiyoung Chae
Cancer information acquisition is beneficial for cancer prevention. However, for some people, information exposure brings about greater uncertainty and anxiety, which prompts them to engage in subsequent exposure. This study tested whether intolerance of uncertainty (IU), a strong predictor of information exposure, can be used to identify such people in the cancer context. A longitudinal survey in South Korea (N = 1,130 at Wave 1 and 813 at Wave 2) revealed that the effect of past information exposure about cancer on future exposure is stronger for people with high IU...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045595/managing-cancer-and-employment-decisions-and-strategies-used-by-breast-cancer-survivors-employed-in-low-wage-jobs
#19
Jennifer E Swanberg, Helen M Nichols, Jungyai Ko, J Kathleen Tracy, Robin C Vanderpool
Advances in breast cancer screening and treatment have led to an overall 5-year survival rate of 90%. Many of these cancer cases are diagnosed in working women. Few studies have explicitly examined the cancer-work interface, as experienced by low-wage earning women with breast cancer. This study uses in-depth, semistructured interviews with 24 low-wage breast cancer survivors to identify employment decisions and factors that influenced or enabled these decisions, and examine the individual strategies and workplace supports used to manage the cancer-work interface among a subset of women (n = 13) who continued to work...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786614/feasibility-of-group-intervention-for-bereaved-siblings-after-pediatric-cancer-death
#20
Naomi Greenwald, Maru Barrera, Alexandra Neville, Kelly Hancock
This study evaluated the feasibility (acceptability, recruitment, retention rates, treatment fidelity, and outcome measures) of implementing a manualized group intervention for bereaved siblings after pediatric cancer death. A convenience sample of 10 siblings participated. The intervention consisted of eight 2-hour sessions that focused on strategies for coping with grief, relationships, and emotional growth. Positive outcomes were obtained with respect to acceptability, recruitment, retention rates, and treatment fidelity...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
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