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Lynda K Beaupin, Megan E Pailler, Erin Brewer-Spritzer, Eric Kishel, Pei C Grant, Rachel M Depner, Kelly E Tenzek, Jennifer M Breier
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September 22, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Anne E Kazak, Michele A Scialla, Andrea F Patenaude, Kimberly Canter, Anna C Muriel, Mary Jo Kupst, Fang Fang Chen, Lori Wiener
OBJECTIVE: This paper presents data on licensure/certification status, supervision of multidisciplinary pediatric psychosocial staff, and training opportunities in pediatric cancer programs in the United States (U.S.), data that is critical to provide care aligned with the Standards of Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Cancer (Psychosocial Standards). METHODS: An online survey of psychosocial care consistent with the Psychosocial Standards was completed from a national sample of pediatric cancer programs (144/200)...
September 22, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Manuela Polidoro Lima, Wagner de Lara Machado, Tatiana Quarti Irigaray
OBJECTIVE: Identify which variables are predictors of treatment adherence in cancer patients. METHOD: 220 cancer outpatients were evaluated by the following instruments: Questionnaire on sociodemographic and clinical data, NEO-FFI Personality Inventory Revised (NEO-FFI-R), Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Patient's knowledge about cancer disease questionnaire and Adherence Determinants Questionnaire (ADQ)...
September 21, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Catherine Benedict, Jody-Ann McLeggon, Bridgette Thom, Joanne F Kelvin, Michelle Landwehr, Samantha Watson, Jennifer S Ford
OBJECTIVE: Young adult (YA) cancer survivors who received gonadotoxic therapy are at risk for impaired fertility and/or childbearing difficulties. This study explored the experiences and financial concerns of survivors pursuing family-building through assisted reproductive technology (ART) and adoption. METHODS: Retrospective study of data collected from grant applications for financial assistance with family-building. Grounded theory methodology using an inductive data-driven approach guided qualitative data analysis...
September 20, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Rebecca L Rohde, Eric Adjei Boakye, Sai Deepika Challapalli, Shivam H Patel, Christian J Geneus, Betelihem B Tobo, Matthew C Simpson, Kahee A Mohammed, Teresa Deshields, Mark A Varvares, Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters
OBJECTIVE: Depression is a significant problem for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). This study explored the prevalence of, and sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with, depression, among patients with HNC. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 71,541 cases of HNC using a national dataset, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2008-2013 data. Weighted, multivariate logistic regression analysis estimated association between sociodemographic/clinical factors and tumor anatomical site with diagnosis of a major depressive disorder...
September 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Daniel D Oh, Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan E Brennan, Kylie L Snook, Andrew J Spillane
OBJECTIVE: Older age is associated with lower rates of breast reconstruction (BR) for women requiring mastectomy. This study compared patient-reported outcomes between women aged 60 years and older who had received mastectomy and BR with those who received no BR (NBR). METHODS: 135 women aged 60 or over treated between 2009 and 2016 with mastectomy only (N = 87) or mastectomy with BR (N = 48) for primary breast cancer completed patient-reported outcome measures using a set of validated questionnaires...
September 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Li-Min Sun, Cheng-Li Lin, Chung-Y Hsu, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have been found to have a higher risk of suicide in limited-number studies. However, data on the actual incidence rate of suicide remain scarce. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we examined whether patients with CRC in Taiwan are at increased risk of suicide attempts. In this retrospective matched cohort study, data of 96,470 cases of CRC during January 1, 2000-December 31, 2010 were collected...
September 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Ana Abril-Requena, Francisco García-Torres, Francisco J Alós
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September 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Alexandra Cohen, Lola E Ianovski, Saul Frenkiel, Michael Hier, Anthony Zeitouni, Karen Kost, Alex Mlynarek, Keith Richardson, Martin Black, Christina MacDonald, Gabrielle Chartier, Zeev Rosberger, Melissa Henry
OBJECTIVES: While patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are known to experience higher levels of anxiety and depression, they do not always use psychosocial oncology (PSO) services when available. This study aimed to investigate barriers to PSO service utilization in this patient population, with the goal of appropriately targeting outreach interventions. METHODS: A conceptual model based on the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use was tested in 84 patients newly diagnosed with a first occurrence of HNC followed longitudinally over one year, including variables collected through self-administered questionnaires, Structured Clinical Interviews for DSM (SCID-I), and medical chart reviews...
September 14, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Brian D Gonzalez, Aasha I Hoogland, Monica L Kasting, Deborah Cragun, Jongphil Kim, Kimlin Ashing, Cheryl L Holt, Chanita Hughes Halbert, Tuya Pal, Susan T Vadaparampil
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies demonstrating minimal psychological consequences for women receiving genetic counseling/genetic testing (GC/GT) for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer rely on predominantly Caucasian women. We conducted a prospective follow-up of a subset of participants from a population-based study of Black breast cancer (BC) survivors receiving GC/GT for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. METHODS: Black women with invasive BC at age ≤50 years diagnosed between 2009-2012 were recruited through the Florida Cancer Registry...
September 12, 2018: Psycho-oncology
L Ljungman, J Ahlgren, L M Petersson, K E Flynn, K Weinfurt, J R Gorman, L Wettergren, C Lampic
OBJECTIVE: A dearth of studies focusing on young women (<40 years) with breast cancer have hampered the understanding of the type, prevalence and predictors of sexual dysfunction and reproductive concerns in this population. METHODS: Data were collected from 181 women (response rate=60%) diagnosed with breast cancer approximately 2 years previously (age 21-39) using the Swedish National Quality Registry for Breast Cancer and a survey including standardized measures of sexual dysfunction, reproductive concerns, body image and health-related quality of life...
September 11, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Errol J Philip, Natalia Salamanca-Balen, Brian Lewis, Thomas V Merluzzi
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September 6, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Andrea Bovero, Nader Alessandro Sedghi, Marta Opezzo, Rossana Botto, Manuela Pinto, Valentina Ieraci, Riccardo Torta
OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients often have to face increasing levels of existential distress (ED) during disease progression, especially when nearing death. This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the prevalence of the dignity-related existential distress (DR-ED) in a sample of end-of-life cancer patients, and to explore the "Existential distress" Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI-IT) subscale internal structure and its associations with different coping strategies. METHODS: 207 cancer inpatients with a Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) ≤ 50 and a life expectancy of four months or less, have been examined with the following self-report measures: PDI-IT, Demoralization Scale (DS-IT) and Brief Coping Orientation to Problem Experienced (Brief-COPE)...
September 6, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Kristine Kwekkeboom, Yingzi Zhang, Toby Campbell, Christopher L Coe, Erin Costanzo, Ronald C Serlin, Sandra Ward
OBJECTIVE: Patients receiving treatment for advanced cancer suffer significant symptom burden, including co-occurring pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. There is limited evidence for effective interventions targeting this common symptom cluster. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of a brief cognitive-behavioral strategies (CBS) intervention was conducted. A sample of 164 patients with advanced cancer receiving chemotherapy practiced imagery, relaxation and distraction exercises or listened to cancer education recordings (attention-control) to manage co-occurring pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance over a 9-week period...
September 6, 2018: Psycho-oncology
James Gerhart, George Fitchett, Teresa A Lillis, Timothy M Kuzel, Shelly S Lo, Frank Penedo, Christine B Weldon, Aidnag Diaz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Aurélie G Weinstein, Chris C Henrich, Gregory T Armstrong, Kayla L Stratton, Tricia King, Wendy M Leisenring, Kevin R Krull
OBJECTIVE: Positive psychological outcomes among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer may influence long-term health status. We examined posttraumatic growth (PTG) and Life satisfaction (LS) in adolescence, and their impact on future emotional and physical health status in young adulthood. METHODS: Survivors (n=2802) from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study were longitudinally analyzed across social, emotional, and physical factors during adolescence (12-17 years old), and PTG (PTG-Inventory) and LS (Cantril-Ladder-of-Life) during young adulthood (19-24 years old)...
September 6, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Sandy Buchman, Jenna M Evans, Marnie Mackinnon, Sharon Gradin, Frances C Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Sophie Lebel, Christine Maheu, Christina Tomei, Lori J Bernstein, Christine Courbasson, Sarah Ferguson, Cheryl Harris, Lynne Jolicoeur, Monique Lefebvre, Linda Muraca, Agnihotram V Ramanakumar, Mina Singh, Julia Parrott, Danielle Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is defined as "fear, worry, or concern about cancer returning or progressing". To date, there is only one partially validated model of FCR (Lee-Jones et al., 1997), so additional model testing is critical to inform intervention efforts. The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of a blended model of FCR that integrates Leventhal's Common Sense Model, Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory, and cognitive theories of worry...
September 4, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Samara Perez, Sylvie Lambert, Virginia Lee, Carmen G Loiselle, Peter Chan, Abha Gupta, Kirk Lo, Zeev Rosberger, Phyllis Zelkowitz
OBJECTIVE: To describe fertility-related informational needs and practices, and to examine if demographic characteristics are related to these needs and practices. METHODS: A needs assessment survey was conducted at three Canadian cancer centres. RESULTS: 192 male cancer patients (Mage=33.6) completed the survey. Most patients (70%) recalled having had a discussion with a health care provider (HCP) regarding their fertility and 44% banked their sperm...
September 3, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Paulo Gustavo Bergerot, Errol J Philip, Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico, Maria Fernanda Marcusso Manhaes, Renata Nunes Pedras, Meghan M Salgia, Nazli Dizman, Kimlin Tam Ashing, Min Li, William Dale, Sumanta K Pal
OBJECTIVE: Rare cancers are a heterogeneous group of conditions that can be associated with emotional and physical impairments. In view of the dearth of research in this area, we investigated the quality of life and prevalence of distress in a cohort of patients diagnosed with a rare cancer, classified by the RARECARE definition. METHODS: A cohort of rare cancer patients, treated in a Brazilian public cancer center, were assessed for distress (Distress Thermometer), anxiety/depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) and quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Version)...
September 1, 2018: Psycho-oncology
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