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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161462/the-influence-of-coping-strategies-on-subsequent-well-being-in-older-patients-with-cancer-a-comparison-with-two-control-groups
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Abdelbari Baitar, Frank Buntinx, Tine De Burghgraeve, Laura Deckx, Dirk Schrijvers, Hans Wildiers, Marjan van den Akker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate dispositional coping strategies as predictors for changes in well-being after one year in older patients with cancer (OCP) and two control groups. METHODS: OCP were compared with two control groups: middle-aged patients with cancer (MCP) (ageing effect) and older patients without cancer (ONC) (cancer effect). Patients were interviewed shortly after a cancer diagnosis and one year later. Dispositional coping was measured with the Short Utrecht Coping List...
November 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152816/body-image-dissatisfaction-in-patients-undergoing-breast-reconstruction-examining-the-roles-of-breast-symmetry-and-appearance-investment
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Irene Teo, Gregory P Reece, Sheng-Cheng Huang, Kanika Mahajan, J Andon, Pujjal Khanal, Clement Sun, Krista Nicklaus, Fatima Merchant, Mia K Markey, Michelle Cororve Fingeret
OBJECTIVE: Reconstruction as part of treatment for breast cancer is aimed at mitigating body image concerns post-mastectomy. Although algorithms have been developed to objectively assess breast reconstruction outcomes, associations between objectively quantified breast aesthetic appearance and patient-reported body image outcomes have not been examined. Further, the role of appearance investment in explaining a patient's body image is not well understood. We investigated the extent to which objectively quantified breast symmetry and patient-reported appearance investment were associated with body image dissatisfaction in patients undergoing cancer-related breast reconstruction...
November 19, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144572/-mind-the-gaps-cognition-and-cancer
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Janette L Vardy, Haryana M Dhillon
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November 16, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143481/decisional-regret-and-choice-of-breast-reconstruction-following-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan Brennan, Andrew Spillane
OBJECTIVE: Women facing mastectomy for breast cancer should have the option of considering whether they would like breast reconstruction (BR), and if so, what type and when. Previous research has demonstrated some women will come to regret their decision about BR. We aim to summarise the evidence about the prevalence of decisional regret (DR) associated with BR choices and identify factors influencing vulnerability to DR. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature reporting BR-related DR published between January 1994 and February 2017 identified 254 initial search results...
November 16, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139176/costs-of-an-ostomy-self-management-training-program-for-cancer-survivors
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Mark C Hornbrook, Martha D Cobb, Nancy J Tallman, Janice Colwell, Ruth McCorkle, Elizabeth Ercolano, Marcia Grant, Virginia Sun, Christopher S Wendel, Judith H Hibbard, Robert S Krouse
OBJECTIVE: To measure incremental expenses to an oncologic surgical practice for delivering a community-based, ostomy nurse-led, small-group, behavior skills-training intervention to help bladder and colorectal cancer survivors understand and adjust to their ostomies and improve their health-related quality of life, as well as assist family caregivers to understand survivors' needs and provide appropriate supportive care. METHODS: The intervention was a five-session group behavior skills training in ostomy self-management following the principles of the Chronic Care Model...
November 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136683/why-is-meaning-centered-group-psychotherapy-mcgp-effective-enhanced-sense-of-meaning-as-the-mechanism-of-change-for-advanced-cancer-patients
#6
Barry Rosenfeld, Heining Cham, Hayley Pessin, William Breitbart
OBJECTIVES: Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) has been demonstrated to be an effective method for improving advanced cancer patients' quality of life and reducing their depression, hopelessness, and desire for hastened death. To further understand MCGP, this study examined the mechanisms of change in MCGP on these outcomes via advanced cancer patients' changes of sense of meaning and peace in life. METHODS: The sample data were from two randomized control trials that compared MCGP (n = 124) to supportive group psychotherapy (n = 94)...
November 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136682/exploring-the-cancer-caregiver-s-journey-through-web-based-meaning-centered-psychotherapy
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A J Applebaum, K L Buda, E Schofield, M Farberov, N D Teitelbaum, K Evans, R Cowens-Alvarado, R S Cannady
PURPOSE: Psychosocial interventions are historically underutilized by cancer caregivers, but support programs delivered flexibly over the Internet address multiple barriers to care. We adapted Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Cancer Caregivers, an in-person psychotherapeutic intervention intended to augment caregivers' sense of meaning and purpose and ameliorate burden, for delivery in a self-administered web-based program, the Care for the Cancer Caregiver (CCC) Workshop. The present study evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of this program...
November 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125714/prognostic-awareness-and-communication-preferences-among-caregivers-of-patients-with-malignant-glioma
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A J Applebaum, K Buda, M Kryza-Lacombe, J B Buthorn, R Walker, K M Shaffer, T A D'Agostino, E L Diamond
OBJECTIVE: Malignant glioma is a devastating neuro-oncologic disease with almost invariably poor prognosis, yet many families facing malignant glioma have poor prognostic awareness (PA), or the awareness of the patient's incurable disease and shortened life-expectancy. Accurate PA is associated with favorable medical outcomes at the end-of-life for patients and psychosocial outcomes for informal caregivers (ICs) through bereavement. To date, however, no study has specifically examined PA among MG ICs and the information they receive that shapes their awareness...
November 10, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125677/a-dyadic-analysis-of-stress-processes-in-latinas-with-breast-cancer-and-their-family-caregivers
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Chris Segrin, Terry A Badger, Alla Sikorskii, Tracy E Crane, Thaddeus W W Pace
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment negatively affect quality of life for survivors and their family caregivers. The stress process model has been useful for describing the cascade of social and psychological experiences that culminate in degraded quality of life for both survivors and their family caregivers. This study is designed to test theoretically specified predictors of negative psychosocial outcomes in a dyadic context. METHOD: Participants were 230 dyads comprised of Latinas recently diagnosed with breast cancer and their primary family caregiver, who completed measures of socioeconomic status, stress, family conflict, depression, and anxiety...
November 10, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125208/understanding-the-distressed-prostate-cancer-patient-role-of-personality
#10
Laura M Perry, Michael Hoerger, Jonathan Silberstein, Oliver Sartor, Paul Duberstein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between personality and emotional distress in prostate cancer. Neuroticism and introversion were hypothesized to be associated with clinically significant symptoms of emotional distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. METHODS: Men with a history of prostate cancer (n=212) completed an NIH-funded cross-sectional study using well-validated measures of personality, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation...
November 10, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096418/correlates-of-post-traumatic-growth-following-childhood-and-adolescent-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jasmin K Turner, Amanda Hutchinson, Carlene Wilson
OBJECTIVE: Post-traumatic growth is defined as positive change resulting from the struggle with highly challenging life circumstances or trauma [1]. A growing number of children and adolescents are experiencing and surviving cancer. This review aims to identify the demographic, medical, and psychosocial correlates of perceived post-traumatic growth in individuals of any age who were affected by paediatric cancer. Findings will highlight protective factors that may facilitate post-traumatic growth, allowing for directed social support, intervention, and follow-up care...
November 2, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094430/social-support-following-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-colorectal-cancer-and-associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life-results-from-the-uk-colorectal-wellbeing-crew-cohort-study
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Joanne Haviland, Samantha Sodergren, Lynn Calman, Jessica Corner, Amy Din, Deborah Fenlon, Chloe Grimmett, Alison Richardson, Peter W Smith, Jane Winter, Claire Foster
OBJECTIVE: Social support is acknowledged as important in cancer survivorship, but little is known about change in support after cancer diagnosis and factors associated with this, particularly in colorectal cancer. The CREW cohort study investigated social support up to 2 years following curative intent surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 871 adults recruited pre-treatment from 29 UK centres 2010 to 2012 consented to follow-up. Questionnaires at baseline, 3, 9, 15, and 24 months post-surgery included assessments of social support (Medical Outcomes Study-Social Support Survey, MOS-SSS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
November 1, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080378/are-community-based-health-worker-interventions-an-effective-approach-for-early-diagnosis-of-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sarah Bellhouse, Lorna McWilliams, Joseph Firth, Janelle Yorke, David P French
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of community-based health worker (CBHW) interventions for early detection of cancer. Secondary aims were to consider the extent that interventions were based on theory, and potential moderators including behaviour change techniques (BCTs). METHODS: Six databases were searched for randomized controlled trials. Random-effects meta-analyses were applied to 30 eligible studies with a cancer screening outcome...
October 28, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076568/the-reciprocal-relationship-between-daily-fatigue-and-catastrophizing-following-cancer-treatment-affect-and-physical-activity-as-potential-mediators
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Fabiola Müller, Ellen Stephenson, Anita DeLongis, Ans Smink, Robert J Van Ginkel, Marrit A Tuinman, Mariët Hagedoorn
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is a distressing symptom many cancer patients experience even after completion of treatment. Although theory and empirical evidence indicate that negative cognitions perpetuate fatigue after completion of treatment, insight into how this process unfolds in daily life is limited. This study used an intensive longitudinal design to investigate the reciprocal relationship between catastrophizing and fatigue in daily life and whether affective and behavioral processes mediate these relationships...
October 27, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055290/a-qualitative-meta-synthesis-examining-the-role-of-women-in-african-american-men-s-prostate-cancer-screening-and-treatment-decision-making
#15
REVIEW
Erin M Bergner, Emily K Cornish, Kenay Horne, Derek M Griffith
OBJECTIVE: Being an African American man is a risk factor for prostate cancer and there is little consensus about the utility of screening, early detection, and the efficacy of treatment for the disease. In this context, this systematic review examines the roles women, particularly wives, play in African American men's prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. METHODS: We searched OVID Medline (R), CINAHL (EBSCO), PsychInfo (EBSCO), PubMED, Cochrane Library, ERIC (Firstsearch) and Web of Science to identify peer-review articles published between 1980-2016 that reported qualitative data about prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, or treatment in African American men...
October 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055289/trends-in-incidence-and-associated-risk-factors-of-suicide-mortality-among-breast-cancer-patients
#16
Apostolos Gaitanidis, Michail Alevizakos, Michail Pitiakoudis, Doreen Wiggins
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer patients are associated with an increased risk for committing suicide. The purpose of this study is to study the trends in the incidence of suicide mortality and identify pertinent risk factors among patients with breast cancer. METHODS: A retrospective examination of the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database between years 1973 and 2013 was performed. RESULTS: Overall, 474,128 patients were identified of which 773 had committed suicide...
October 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055139/exploratory-study-of-impact-of-cancer-related-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-on-diabetes-self-management-among-cancer-survivors
#17
Janey James, Yael T Harris, Ian M Kronish, Juan P Wisnivesky, Jenny J Lin
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) can be triggered by a diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening illness such as cancer. Little is known about the impact of cancer-related PTSS symptoms on self-management behaviors for comorbid chronic medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: We recruited patients with DM and a recent diagnosis of early-stage cancer from 2 medical centers in New York City. Cancer-related PTSS were assessed using the Impact of Events Scale (score ≥ 26)...
October 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055062/cognition-quality-of-life-and-symptom-clusters-in-breast-cancer-using-bayesian-networks-to-elucidate-complex-relationships
#18
Selene Xu, Wesley Thompson, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Lianqi Liu, Barton Palmer, Loki Natarajan
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer patients frequently complain of cognitive dysfunction during chemotherapy. Patients also report experiencing a cluster of sleep problems, fatigue and depressive symptoms during chemotherapy. We aimed to understand the complex dynamic interrelationships of depression, fatigue, and sleep to ultimately elucidate their role in cognitive performance and quality of life among breast cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy treatment. METHODS: Our study sample comprised 74 newly diagnosed stage I-III breast cancer patients scheduled to receive chemotherapy, and followed them for one year...
October 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047225/understanding-middle-aged-and-older-adults-first-associations-with-the-word-cancer-a-mixed-methods-study-in-england
#19
Edelyn Agustina, Rachael H Dodd, Jo Waller, Charlotte Vrinten
OBJECTIVE: Cancer is still widely feared and often associated with death. Fatalistic beliefs adversely affect help-seeking for cancer symptoms and engagement in cancer prevention. This study aims to understand middle-aged and older adults' first association with the word 'cancer', and their relationship with sociodemographic factors, cancer fear, and cancer information avoidance. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1464 community-based adults aged 50 to 70 living in England in April 2015...
October 18, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047197/locus-of-control-optimism-and-recollections-of-depression-and-self-reported-cognitive-functioning-following-treatment-for-colorectal-cancer
#20
Carlene Wilson, Kristy Giles, Ted Nettelbeck, Amanda Hutchinson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of disposition (locus of control, optimism, depression) on recollections of cognitive functioning following cancer treatment. METHODS: Participants were survivors of colorectal cancer (n = 88) and their spouses (n = 40). Survivors retrospectively rated their cognitive functioning and depression, as experienced following treatment; and currently rated their dispositions for optimism and locus of control. Survivors' spouses likewise provided their recollections of survivors' cognitive functioning and depression at time following treatment...
October 18, 2017: Psycho-oncology
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