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Zeinab Hamidou, Pascal Auquier, Tanguy Leroy, Fabrice Barlesi, Sébastien Salas, Olivier Chinot, Karine Baumstarck
OBJECTIVE: Researchers are interested in studying whether the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients and caregivers is influenced by internal psycho-behavioral processes (temporality and coping strategies) and the personality traits that they or their relatives experience. We examined these associations in a sample of patient-caregiver dyads using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 156 cancer patient-caregiver dyads...
September 5, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Lei Zhu, Juntao Yao, Maya J Schroevers, Hongmei Zhang, Juan Xie, Ailan Liu, Joke Fleer, Adelita V Ranchor, Zhangjun Song
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to (1) identify distinct patterns of unmet needs in Chinese cancer patients; (2) examine whether socio-demographic and medical characteristics distinguished these patterns; and (3) examine whether people with distinct patterns reported differential Quality of Life (QoL). METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited 301 cancer patients from two hospitals in China. The 34-item Supportive Care Needs Survey Short-Form was used to measure unmet needs across five domains: physical and daily living, psychological, patient care and support, health systems and information, and sexuality...
September 5, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Reut Wertheim, Gil Goldzweig, Michal Mashiach-Eizenberg, Noam Pizem, Einat Shacham-Shmueli, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon
OBJECTIVES: Contextual self-concealment in the psycho-oncology literature has been found to be associated with elevated distress. The current study aimed to understand the dyadic relationships of an individual's perception of spousal support and dispositional perspective-taking with own and partner's levels of self-concealment behavior, among couples coping with cancer. METHODS: A sub-sample of 61 heterosexual couples coping with cancer, was taken form a large scale cross-sectional study...
September 4, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Kanako Ichikura, Aya Yamashita, Taro Sugimoto, Seiji Kishimoto, Eisuke Matsushima
OBJECTIVE: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) experience many stressful problems with breathing, eating, swallowing, and/or speaking. The aim of this study was to (1) identify the clusters of HNC patients based on their stress coping strategies, and (2) evaluate the differences in clinical data and depression between the identified HNC patients' coping clusters. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, cross-sectional study with self-completed questionnaires for patients with HNC between April and August 2013...
August 31, 2017: Psycho-oncology
C Marchesi, F Paraboschi, V Lucarini, C De Panfilis, M Tonna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Lj Stamatovic, S Vasovic, J Trifunovic, N Boskov, Z Gajic, A Parezanovic, M Icevic, A Cirkovic, N Milic
OBJECTIVE: Streamlining the diagnosis is a key factor in improving the treatment outcomes for breast cancer. The aim of this study was to determine factors influencing time to seeking medical advice and treatment onset in women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Serbia. METHODS: The study was a multicenter, cross-sectional national survey, performed at ten oncology centers in Serbia. Time intervals spent throughout the complex diagnostic pathway were evaluated using a validated questionnaire administered to women with breast cancer (n=800)...
August 31, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Johannes M Giesinger, Neil K Aaronson, Juan I Arraras, Fabio Efficace, Mogens Groenvold, Jacobien M Kieffer, Fanny L C Loth, Morten A Petersen, John Ramage, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Teresa Young, Bernhard Holzner
OBJECTIVE: In this study we investigated what makes a symptom or functional impairment clinically important, that is, relevant for a patient to discuss with a health care professional (HCP). This is the first part of an EORTC Quality of Life Group project focusing on the development of thresholds for clinical importance for the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire and its corresponding computer-adaptive version. METHODS: We conducted interviews with cancer patients and HCPs in six European countries...
August 30, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Won-Hyoung Kim, Jae-Nam Bae, Joo-Han Lim, Moon-Hee Lee, Bong-Jin Hahm, Hyeon Gyu Yi
OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to identify relationships between physician's perceived stigma toward depression and psycho-oncology service utilization on an oncology/hematology ward. METHODS: The study participants were 235 patients in an oncology/hematology ward and 14 physicians undergoing an internal medicine residency training program in Inha University Hospital (Incheon, South Korea). Patients completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and residents completed the Perceived Devaluation-Discrimination (PDD) scale that evaluates perceived stigma toward depression...
August 30, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Christopher F Sharpley, David R H Christie, Vicki Bitsika, Linda L Agnew, Nicholas M Andronicos, Mary E McMillan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Yiqun Gan, Lei Zheng, Nancy Xiaonan Yu, Guanyu Zhou, Miao Miao, Qian Lu
BACKGROUND: In the USA and most European countries, cancer diagnoses are disclosed to patients. In China, however, the trend towards full disclosure has progressed slowly. The present study aimed to explore attitudes toward truth-telling practice among physicians, patients, patients' family members, and the general population, and reasons for non-disclosure. METHODS: We administered a short survey to 212 physicians, 143 patients with cancer, 413 family members of patients with cancer, and 1,415 members of the general population...
August 23, 2017: Psycho-oncology
James Gerhart, Elizabeth Vaclavik, Teresa A Lillis, Jacob Miner, Rory McFadden, Sean O'Mahony
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Eun-Jung Shim, Jong Won Lee, Yul Ha Min
OBJECTIVE: Fear of progression (FOP) is a prevalent concern among breast cancer patients that affect their adjustment to disease. This study examined whether self-efficacy moderates the effect of illness perception (IP) on FOP and whether the moderating effect of self-efficacy depends on the level of depressive symptoms. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey including brief illness perception questionnaire (BIPQ), FOP short form, general self-efficacy scale, and the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale were administered to 245 patients with breast cancer in Korea...
August 17, 2017: Psycho-oncology
C Moynihan, E K Bancroft, A Mitra, A Ardern-Jones, E Castro, E C Page, R A Eeles
BACKGROUND: Increased risk of prostate cancer(PCa) is observed in men with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations. Sex and gender are key determinants of health and disease although unequal care exists between the sexes. Stereotypical male attitudes are shown to lead to poor health outcomes. METHODS: Men with BRCA1/2 mutations and diagnosed with PCa were identified and invited to participate in a qualitative interview study. Data were analysed using a Framework approach. 'Masculinity theory' was used to report the impact of having both a BRCA1/2 mutation and PCa...
August 15, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Julia Große, Julia Treml, Anette Kersting
OBJECTIVE: Although caregiver burden may continue to influence the mental health of cancer patients' caregivers long after bereavement, few studies have examined this issue. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to provide a summary of (1) operationalizations of caregiver burden used in this field and (2) the effect of caregiver burden on postbereavement mental health of adult caregivers of cancer patients. A systematic search of the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science, and PsycINFO was conducted across empirical studies published in a peer-reviewed journal up until April 2017...
August 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Katie A Devine, Ann C Mertens, John A Whitton, Carmen L Wilson, Kirsten K Ness, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Wendy Leisenring, Kevin C Oeffinger, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate concurrent and longitudinal associations between psychosocial functioning and physical activity in adolescent and young adult survivors of early childhood cancer. METHODS: Adolescent survivors of early childhood cancer (diagnosed before age four) participating in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study completed the Coping Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE; n=303; mean age at survey 17.6 years). A subset of these survivors (n=248) completed a follow-up survey an average of 6...
August 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Maija Reblin, Brent Small, Heather Jim, Jason Weimer, Paula Sherwood
There is a growing literature on the effects of cancer caregiving on the well-being of informal family caregivers. However, there has been little longitudinal research on caregivers of patients with the complex, rapidly-changing disease of primary malignant brain tumor (PBT). OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to model longitudinal relationships between caregiver burden, social support, and distress within caregivers of patients with PBT. METHODS: Caregiver participants were recruited from a neuro-oncology clinic...
August 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Ashley Wei-Ting Wang, Su-Mei Chang, Cheng-Shyong Chang, Shou-Tung Chen, Dar-Ren Chen, Fang Fan, Michael H Antoni, Wen-Yau Hsu
OBJECTIVE: Early-stage breast cancer patients generally receive either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, either by their own choice or that of their surgeon. Sometimes there is regret about the decision afterward. To better understand regret about surgical decisions, this study examined two possibilities: The first is that women who take a dominant or collaborative role in decision- making about the surgery express less regret afterward. The second is that congruence between preferred role and actual role predicts less regret...
August 9, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Joanna J Arch, Rachel Vanderkruik, Alex Kirk, Alaina L Carr
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivor preferences for formal interventions designed to provide psychological support remain relatively unknown. To address this gap, we evaluated cancer survivors' preferences for psychological intervention, whom they preferred to recommend such intervention, and how their preferences compared with what they currently received. METHODS: U.S. cancer survivors (n = 345) who were at least 2 months post-treatment for diverse forms of cancer were recruited online to complete a survey study...
August 9, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Janine Vetsch, Claire E Wakefield, Brittany C McGill, Richard J Cohn, Sarah J Ellis, Natalie Stefanic, Susan M Sawyer, Brad Zebrack, Ursula M Sansom-Daly
OBJECTIVE: Cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) can interrupt important developmental milestones. Absence from school and time lost from work, together with the physical impacts of treatment on energy and cognition, can disrupt educational and vocational goals. The purpose of this paper is to report on AYA cancer survivors' experiences of reintegration into school and/or work and to describe perceived changes in their educational and vocational goals. METHODS: AYAs recruited from seven hospitals in Australia, aged 15-26years and ≤24months post-treatment, were interviewed using the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS)...
August 4, 2017: Psycho-oncology
Lee Shepherd, Cherokee Walbey, Brian Lovell
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August 4, 2017: Psycho-oncology
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