journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Journal of Psychosocial Oncology

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764334/obesity-physical-activity-and-dietary-behaviors-in-an-ethnically-diverse-sample-of-cancer-survivors-with-early-onset-disease
#1
Beth A Glenn, Ann S Hamilton, Narissa J Nonzee, Annette E Maxwell, Catherine M Crespi, A Blythe Ryerson, L Cindy Chang, Dennis Deapen, Roshan Bastani
PURPOSE: To assess weight status, physical activity, and dietary behaviors in an ethnically-diverse sample of breast and colorectal cancer survivors with early onset disease (≤ 50 years). METHODS: Breast and colorectal cancer survivors, diagnosed between 1999 and 2009 with early-stage cancer diagnosed by 50 years of age, were identified through a population-based cancer registry and surveyed. Descriptive and regression analyses were conducted to characterize the sample and identify correlates of lifestyle behaviors...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764331/psychological-impact-of-von-hippel-lindau-genetic-screening-in-patients-with-a-previous-history-of-hemangioblastoma-of-the-central-nervous-system
#2
Claire Rochette, Karine Baumstarck, Hélène Canoni-Zattara, Ahmad Esmaeel Abdullah, Dominique Figarella-Branger, Morgane Pertuit, Anne Barlier, Frédéric Castinetti, Karel Pacak, Philippe Metellus, David Taïeb
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by a high risk of developing benign and malignant tumors, including central nervous system hemangioblastomas (CNS HBs). For an early diagnosis of VHL, before the occurrence of cancers (especially renal cell carcinoma), it is of huge importance to initiate VHL genetic testing in at-risk patients. The aim of the study was to assess the psychological impact of VHL genetic testing in patients previously diagnosed with a CNS HB. From 1999 until 2015, 55 patients underwent surgery for CNS HBs...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764330/factors-influencing-the-provision-of-fertility-counseling-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
#3
Gemma Skaczkowski, Victoria White, Kate Thompson, Helen Bibby, Michael Coory, Lisa M Orme, Rachel Conyers, Marianne B Phillips, Michael Osborn, Rosemary Harrup, Antoinette Anazodo
PURPOSE: This study investigated the impact of fertility-related discussions on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) and the factors influencing provision of these discussions. METHODS: Recruitment was conducted through population-based state cancer registries. Eligible AYAs were 15-24 years at diagnosis, 3-24 months postdiagnosis, with any cancer (except early stage melanoma). As part of a larger survey, AYAs were asked about their experiences of fertility-related discussions and QoL (FACT-G)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757114/intolerance-of-uncertainty-as-the-vulnerability-factor-among-parents-of-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-3-month-follow-up-study
#4
Marie Vander Haegen, Anne-Marie Etienne
PURPOSE: In a 3-month follow-up study, we assessed the intolerance of uncertainty in 61 parents of a childhood cancer survivor. The objective was to compare its prevalence over time. We tested these parents twice i.e., at treatment completion (time 1) and 3 months later (time 2). We hypothesized that this personality factor stayed stable and had aversive effects on cognitive processes. FINDINGS: Noticeable intolerance of uncertainty rates were found. At both assessments, results showed that this factor was central in the development of excessive worries, poor problem orientation, rumination, cognitive avoidance and positive beliefs about worry...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29634413/impact-of-sociodemographic-characteristics-on-underemployment-in-a-longitudinal-nationally-representative-study-of-cancer-survivors-evidence-for-the-importance-of-gender-and-marital-status
#5
Erin E Kent, Amy Davidoff, Janet S de Moor, Timothy S McNeel, Katherine S Virgo, Diarmuid Coughlan, Xuesong Han, Donatus U Ekwueme, Gery P Guy, Matthew P Banegas, Catherine M Alfano, Emily C Dowling, K Robin Yabroff
BACKGROUND: We examined the longitudinal association between sociodemographic factors and an expanded definition of underemployment among those with and without cancer history in the United States. METHODS: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data (2007-2013) were used in multivariable regression analyses to compare employment status between baseline and two-year follow-up among adults aged 25-62 years at baseline (n = 1,614 with and n = 39,324 without cancer). Underemployment was defined as becoming/staying unemployed, changing from full to part-time, or reducing part-time work significantly...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29634412/developing-content-for-an-interprofessional-training-on-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-fcr-key-informant-interviews-of-healthcare-professionals-researchers-and-cancer-survivors
#6
Julie Berrett-Abebe, Tamara Cadet, Joan Vitello, Peter Maramaldi
BACKGROUND: Growing numbers of cancer survivors are receiving healthcare through primary care practitioners, who often lack cancer-specific expertise to effectively treat survivors' concerns. Addressing that gap, this study aimed to develop content for a training on fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), a common concern in survivorship. METHODS: Grounded in naturalistic inquiry, 42 key-informant interviews were conducted, transcribed, and analyzed for themes. Participants were healthcare professionals, researchers, and cancer survivors Results: Results included themes ranging from: rich conceptualizations of FCR, opportunities and challenges for addressing FCR in healthcare settings, interventions to address FCR, and important information to include in a training on FCR...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611779/the-association-of-metacognitive-beliefs-with-emotional-distress-and-trauma-symptoms-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-cancer
#7
Peter L Fisher, Kirsten McNicol, Mary Gemma Cherry, Bridget Young, Ed Smith, Gareth Abbey, Peter Salmon
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Adolescent and young adults who have survived cancer are at an increased risk of psychological distress. This study investigated whether metacognitive beliefs are associated with emotional distress and trauma symptoms in adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of cancer independent of known covariates, including current physical health difficulties. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey using multiple self-report measures. SAMPLE AND METHODS: Eighty-seven AYA survivors of cancer were recruited from follow-up appointments at an oncology unit and completed self-report questionnaires measuring emotional distress, posttraumatic stress symptoms, metacognitive beliefs, demographic information, and current physical health difficulties...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558339/female-cancer-patients-perceptions-of-the-fertility-preservation-decision-making-process-an-exploratory-prospective-study
#8
Cláudia Melo, Ana Fonseca, Mariana Moura-Ramos, Teresa Almeida-Santos, Maria Cristina Canavarro
PURPOSE: To assess female cancer patients' perceptions of the fertility preservation decision-making process and to examine the effect of clinicians' support on the decision quality. METHODS: A total of 71 patients participated in this longitudinal study with two assessment time points (before cancer therapy, after cancer therapy). Self-report measures assessed the decision-making process, the decision quality and the clinicians' support. RESULTS: A less positive experience in the decision-making process was associated with higher decisional regret and lower decisional satisfaction...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558290/the-effectiveness-of-positive-psychology-intervention-on-the-well-being-meaning-and-life-satisfaction-of-mothers-of-children-with-cancer-a-brief-report
#9
Nafiseh Damreihani, Sareh Behzadipour, Sezaneh Haghpanh, Mohammadreza Bordbar
The aim of this study was to promote emotional well-being, hope, life satisfaction, and meaning to mothers of children with cancer utilizing a positive psychology intervention. The study population included 50 mothers who had children with cancer attending an outpatient oncology clinic. The participants (experimental and control groups) completed Ryff's Psychological Well-being Scale (PWBS), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Snyder's Hope Scale (HS), and Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) before and after the intervention and also one month after the end of intervention...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533162/going-beyond-social-support-fear-of-receiving-compassion-from-others-predicts-depression-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-patients
#10
Inês A Trindade, Cláudia Ferreira, Margarida Borrego, Andreia Ponte, Carolina Carvalho, José Pinto-Gouveia
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have highlighted the importance of being able to receive compassion and affiliative signals from others. The main aim of the present study was to explore whether social support and fear of receiving compassion from others are predictors of depression symptoms in a sample of breast cancer patients. METHODS: The sample included 86 female patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. Participants were recruited at a Radiotherapy Service in central Portugal and completed validated self-report instruments...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336728/the-efficacy-of-cognitive-interventions-for-improving-cognitive-performance-and-academic-achievement-in-children-after-cancer-treatment-a-systematic-review
#11
Susan M Pfeiffer, Amanda D Hutchinson
Academic decline has been reported in children after cancer treatment, believed to be as a result of cognitive impairment. Cognitive interventions may improve both the present and future outcomes for children after cancer treatment by improving cognitive and/or academic performance. This review aimed to examine the efficacy of cognitive interventions in children who had received cancer treatment. A systematic search of the PsycInfo and PubMed databases was conducted in May 2015 to identify studies in which cognitive interventions were conducted with children who had undergone cancer treatment and were under the age of 21...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336704/intent-to-use-a-web-based-psychological-intervention-for-partners-of-cancer-patients-associated-factors-and-preferences
#12
Nadine Köhle, Constance H C Drossaert, Cornelia F Van Uden-Kraan, Karlein M G Schreurs, Mariët Hagedoorn, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw, Ernst T Bohlmeijer
This study examined partners of cancer patients intention to use a web-based psychological intervention, their preferences regarding its preconditions, functionalities and topics, and factors related to their intention. One hundred and sixty-eight partners completed a questionnaire about these aspects. Forty-eight percent of the partners would (maybe) make use of a web-based intervention. Partners who intended to participate were significantly younger, used the Internet more often, and perceived more caregiver strain...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064780/the-relationship-between-holding-back-from-communicating-about-breast-concerns-and-anxiety-in-the-year-following-breast-biopsy
#13
Caroline S Dorfman, Eneka Lamb, Alyssa Van Denburg, Anava A Wren, Mary Scott Soo, Kaylee Faircloth, Vicky Gandhi, Rebecca A Shelby
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests open communication about breast cancer concerns promotes psychological adjustment, while holding back can lead to negative outcomes. Little is known about the relationship between communication and distress following breast biopsy. Design/ Sample: Women (N = 128) were assessed at the time of breast biopsy and again one week and three, six, and 12 months post-result. METHODS: Linear mixed modeling examined relationships between holding back and anxiety for women with benign results (n = 94) or DCIS/invasive disease (n = 34) following breast biopsy...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064771/contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-a-qualitative-approach-to-exploring-the-decision-making-process
#14
Judith R Greener, Sarah Bauerle Bass, Stephen J Lepore
The proportion of women with unilateral breast cancer and no familial or genetic risk factors who elect contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) has grown dramatically, even in the absence of clear data demonstrating improved outcomes. To further extend the literature that addresses treatment decision-making, qualitative interviews were conducted with eleven women who considered CPM. A social ecological model of breast cancer treatment decision-making provided the conceptual framework, and grounded theory was used to identify the cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional influences motivating treatment choice...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934026/hope-distress-and-later-quality-of-life-among-adolescent-and-young-adults-with-cancer
#15
Abby R Rosenberg, Miranda C Bradford, Kira Bona, Michele L Shaffer, Joanne Wolfe, K Scott Baker, Nancy Lau, Joyce Yi-Frazier
We aimed to explore the predictive value of screening for distress alone, hope alone, or a combination of both. In a multicenter prospective study, 37 English-speaking adolescents and young adults with cancer and 40 parents completed validated instruments at diagnosis ("baseline") and 3-6 months later ("follow-up"). Correlated regression models described associations. Within each instrument, baseline and follow-up scores were associated. However, only a composite hope/distress score predicted all three patient-centered outcomes...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902576/caring-for-patients-with-brain-tumors-compared-to-patients-with-non-brain-tumors-experiences-and-needs-of-informal-caregivers-in-home-care-settings
#16
Maria Heckel, Bettina Hoser, Stephanie Stiel
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Informal caregivers of patients with advanced cancer experience a challenging time, especially while caring for the patient at home. The aim of this study is to compare experiences, perceived burdens, and needs during home care of informal caregivers of brain tumor patients and informal caregivers of non-brain tumor patients. METHODS: 28 informal caregivers (17 brain tumor group, 11 non-brain tumor group) participated in this study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather information retrospectively...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816639/posttraumatic-growth-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-associations-with-ethnicity-acculturation-and-religious-service-attendance
#17
Jessica Tobin, Jon-Patrick Allem, Rhona Slaughter, Jennifer B Unger, Ann S Hamilton, Joel E Milam
This study assessed the association between ethnicity, religious service attendance (RSA), and acculturation with posttraumatic growth (PTG) in a diverse sample of 235 childhood cancer survivors (CCS). PTG scores were estimated for each ethnicity, and by level of RSA and acculturation. There was a significant curvilinear relationship (inverted U) between RSA and PTG, such that moderate levels of RSA were associated with the highest PTG scores. Hispanics reported the highest PTG, and both Hispanic and Anglo cultural orientation were significantly positively associated with PTG...
March 2018: 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
#18
Andrew G 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 through 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...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452054/community-resources-support-adherence-to-treatment-for-childhood-cancer-in-el-salvador
#19
Nuria Rossell, Carmen Salaverria, Angelica Hernandez, Soad Alabi, Roberto Vasquez, Miguel Bonilla, Catherine G Lam, Raul Ribeiro, Ria Reis
OBJECTIVE: In order to reduce nonadherence and treatment abandonment of children with cancer in El Salvador, institutions located nearby the patients' homes were involved to provide support. Methodological approach: Health clinics and municipality offices in the patients' communities were asked to assist families who were not promptly located after missing hospital appointments, or those whose financial limitations were likely to impede continuation of treatment. Data was collected about the number of contacted institutions, the nature of help provided, staff's time investments, and parents' perceptions about the intervention...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452053/social-adjustment-and-repressive-adaptive-style-in-survivors-of-pediatric-cancer
#20
Fiona Schulte, Amanda Wurz, K Brooke Russell, Kathleen Reynolds, Douglas Strother, Deborah Dewey
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between repressive adaptive style and self-reports of social adjustment in survivors of pediatric cancer compared to their siblings. We hypothesized that there would be a greater proportion of repressors among survivors of pediatric cancer compared to siblings, and that repressive adaptive style would be significantly associated with more positive self-reports of social adjustment. METHODS: We utilized a cross-sectional approach...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
journal
journal
28663
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"