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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925414/a-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-providers-perceptions-and-suggestions-for-developing-cancer-survivorship-care-models-in-south-korea
#1
J W Lim, E J Shon, E J Yang
This study aimed to explore healthcare providers' perceptions of the issues and problems as well as suggestions regarding the development of cancer survivorship care models in South Korea. An exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study was conducted with eight Korean healthcare providers using individual interviews. Purposive sampling was performed in a university hospital in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Three concepts of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) were employed to identify the issues and problems with developing a survivorship care model for Korean cancer survivors...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925359/effect-of-aerobic-exercise-intervention-on-markers-of-insulin-resistance-in-breast-cancer-women
#2
E Bruno, E Roveda, J Vitale, A Montaruli, F Berrino, A Villarini, E Venturelli, G Gargano, L Galasso, A Caumo, F Carandente, P Pasanisi
Insulin may affect breast cancer (BC) risk and prognosis. Exercise reduces insulin in obese BC survivors. We designed a randomised controlled trial to test the effect of an aerobic exercise intervention (AEI) on insulin parameters and body composition in non-obese BC women without insulin resistance. Thirty-eight BC women were randomised into an intervention group (IG = 18) or control group (CG = 20). IG participated in a structured AEI for 3 months, while CG received only the Word Cancer Research Fund/American Institute Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) recommendation to be physically active...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925326/navigating-physical-activity-engagement-following-a-diagnosis-of-cancer-a-qualitative-exploration
#3
C Cummins, N M Kayes, J Reeve, G Smith, R MacLeod, K M McPherson
This qualitative descriptive study explored cancer survivors' experiences of barriers and facilitators to undertaking physical activity to inform how services and professionals might offer better support. Purposive and theoretical sampling was used to recruit 25 people who were up to 5 years post-cancer diagnosis. Participants took part in face to face, semi-structured interviews, and transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. The analysis identified five interrelated themes which represented cancer survivors' views: 1) You're on your own-a sense of abandonment post-treatment, and lack of sufficient and tailored information; 2) Dis-ease-disruption to self and identity, and a heightened awareness of physical self and fragility; 3) Becoming acclimatised-physical activity in the face of treatment-related side effects and residual impairment; 4) Importance of others-encouragement and support from health professionals, family and friends, and cancer-specific exercise groups; 5) Meanings people ascribed to physical activity-these were central and could help or hinder engagement...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922202/current-practices-for-screening-consent-and-care-of-related-donors-in-france-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-coordinator-nurses-perceptions
#4
A Polomeni, C Bompoint, A Gomez, E Brissot, A Ruggeri, R Belhocine, M Mohty
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation-coordinating nurses (HSCT-CNs) play an important role in informing related donors (RDs) and in organising human leucocyte antigen (HLA) tests, pre-donation workup and stem cells collection. Our pilot study aimed to explore French HSCT-CNs' perceptions of RD care issues. Twenty-nine French HSCT adult units were sent a questionnaire on the subject of donation procedures, HSCT-CNs' data and their professional experience of related donation issues. Twenty-two HSCT-CNs returned a completed questionnaire, and 90% of HSCT units were involved to some degree in both patient and donor care...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921375/visceral-adiposity-and-cancer-survival-a-review-of-imaging-studies
#5
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J Xiao, V C Mazurak, T A Olobatuyi, B J Caan, C M Prado
Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for cancer, the association between obesity and cancer survival remains controversial. This is partially due to the inability of conventional obesity measures to directly assess adiposity or adipose tissue distribution. As a metabolic organ, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) secrets a variety of cytokines and cytokine-like factors, potentially affecting cancer survival. The objective of this review was to investigate the influence of imaging-assessed VAT on cancer survival...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901302/factors-associated-with-intentional-and-unintentional-non-adherence-to-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-following-breast-cancer
#6
J Brett, D Fenlon, M Boulton, N J Hulbert-Williams, F M Walter, P Donnelly, B Lavery, A Morgan, C Morris, E Watson
Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) following breast cancer is known to be suboptimal despite its known efficacy in reducing recurrence and mortality. This study aims to investigate factors associated with non-adherence and inform the development of interventions to support women and promote adherence. A questionnaire survey to measure level of adherence, side effects experienced, beliefs about medicine, support received and socio-demographic details was sent to 292 women 2-4 years post breast cancer diagnosis...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859940/family-members-life-situation-and-experiences-of-different-caring-organisations-during-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation-a-qualitative-study
#7
K Bergkvist, J Larsen, U-B Johansson, J Mattsson, B Fossum
The aim of this study was to describe family members' life situation and experiences of care in two different care settings, the patient's home or in hospital during the acute post-transplantation phase after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 14 family members (seven women and seven men). An inductive qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. The majority of the family members' (n = 10) had experiences from home care...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859889/anxiety-depression-and-quality-of-life-in-family-caregivers-of-palliative-cancer-patients-during-home-care-and-after-the-patient-s-death
#8
H Götze, E Brähler, L Gansera, A Schnabel, A Gottschalk-Fleischer, N Köhler
We examined psychological parameters in family caregivers of palliative cancer patients before and after the death of the patients. Caregivers' data about depression and anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), quality-of-life (Short Form-8 Health Survey), and social support (Oslo Social Support Scale) were collected at the beginning of home care (t1) and 2 months after the patient had died (t2). Regression models were employed to examine factors related to depression and anxiety in the bereaved caregivers...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859824/bereaved-family-members-perspectives-on-suffering-among-older-rural-cancer-patients-in-palliative-home-nursing-care-a-qualitative-study
#9
S A Devik, O Hellzen, I Enmarker
Little is known about experiences with receiving home nursing care when old, living in a rural area, and suffering from end-stage cancer. The aim of this study was thus to investigate bereaved family members' perceptions of suffering by their older relatives when receiving palliative home nursing care. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 family members, in Norway during autumn 2015, and directed content analysis guided by Katie Eriksson's theoretical framework on human suffering was performed upon the data...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778444/using-graphical-representations-to-enhance-the-quality-of-care-for-colorectal-cancer-patients
#10
T-W Chien, Y Chang, K-S Wen, Y-H Uen
The study was to enhance adherence to quality-of-care guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients through plotting graphical representations. Rasch analysis was performed to examine the unidimensional measurement of the 13 core indicators. An author-made Excel module was applied to plot the so-called Wright map and KIDMAP in education field to report physicians' adherence to the quality-of-life guidelines. We found that the scale of the quality-of-care guidelines for patients with colon cancer is unidimensional...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778415/preliminary-psychometrics-of-the-existential-distress-scale-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#11
C Lo, T Panday, J Zeppieri, A Rydall, P Murphy-Kane, C Zimmermann, G Rodin
Existential distress is of clinical concern in patients with terminal illness. Although existential distress has been used to describe a broad spectrum of psychological disturbances, its narrower definition may be confined to distress that arises when the meaning and value of one's life is unclear, and is comorbid with feelings of loneliness and low self-worth. To promote further study, we developed and pilot-tested a 10-item Existential Distress Scale (EDS). Twenty-one patients with advanced cancer were recruited from a palliative care unit...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774678/post-diagnostic-dietary-changes-in-prostate-cancer-associations-with-patients-wellbeing-and-the-perceptions-of-gps
#12
A P Kassianos, M M Raats, H Gage
This article aims to investigate associations between perceived control and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) with dietary changes after prostate cancer diagnosis and to explore General Practitioners' (GPs) perceptions on the role of diet in prostate cancer post-diagnosis. Ninety-five prostate cancer patients completed measures of dietary change, one for after diagnosis and another for after therapy. They also scored their HRQOL and perceived control. There were discrepancies in dietary changes reported between a general question (28...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774666/factors-associated-with-frequency-of-discussion-of-or-referral-for-counselling-about-fertility-issues-in-female-cancer-patients
#13
L A Louwé, A M Stiggelbout, A Overbeek, C G J M Hilders, M H van den Berg, E Wendel, E van Dulmen-den Broeder, M M Ter Kuile
Current practices in counselling of female cancer patients with respect to fertility issues need considerable improvement, particularly given the general underuse of fertility preservation options and the negative impact that infertility can have on quality of life. We investigated the relationship between physicians' and physician-related factors and the frequency of physicians discussing fertility issues and referring to a reproductive specialist. We invited 1,832 physicians in the Netherlands who had treated at least five reproductive-age female cancer patients within the past year to complete a questionnaire...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774664/assessing-psychological-and-supportive-care-needs-in-glioma-patients-feasibility-study-on-the-use-of-the-supportive-care-needs-survey-short-form-scns-sf34-g-and-the-supportive-care-needs-survey-screening-tool-scns-st9-in-clinical-practice
#14
M Renovanz, A-K Hickmann, J Coburger, K Kohlmann, M Janko, A-K Reuter, N Keric, M Nadji-Ohl, J König, S Singer, A Giese, M Hechtner
Neuro-oncological patients experience high symptom and psychosocial burden. The aim was to test feasibility and practicability of the Supportive Care Needs Survey Short Form (SCNS-SF34-G) and the SCNS-Screening Tool (SCNS-ST9) to assess supportive care needs of neuro-oncological patients in clinical routine. A total of 173 patients, most with a primary diagnosis of high-grade glioma (81%), were assessed first using SCNS-SF34-G in comparison to two well-established patient-reported outcome measures, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQC30 + QLQ-BN20) and Distress Thermometer (DT)...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774661/the-relation-between-dyadic-coping-and-relationship-satisfaction-in-couples-dealing-with-haematological-cancer
#15
A-L Pankrath, G Weißflog, A Mehnert, D Niederwieser, H Döhner, K Hönig, H Gündel, M Vogelhuber, M Friedrich, J Ernst
Couples' ability to cope with cancer is significantly associated with how satisfied they are with their relationship. However, little evidence specific to haemato-oncological patients exists. The objective of this study was to examine how dyadic coping (DC) affects relationship satisfaction among couples facing haematological cancer. Furthermore, we tested complex interactions between distress, disease-related and socio-demographic factors. In a multicentre study, 327 patients (haemato-oncological cancer; mean age: 57 years, 63% male) and their partners responded to surveys examining their relationship satisfaction, DC and distress...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739138/client-and-practitioner-perspectives-on-the-screening-mammography-experience
#16
P Whelehan, A Evans, G Ozakinci
Mammography can be painful and unpleasant, but effective interventions to improve the experience remain scarce. As a first step towards more effective interventions, we aimed to achieve a thorough, contemporary understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviours which affect and arise from mammography experiences. Research and professional experience suggest that the interaction between client and practitioner may be paramount in determining the quality of a client's experience. Therefore, this study aimed to capture the perspectives of clients and mammography staff from UK breast screening programmes...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739134/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-and-psychological-well-being-in-women-with-breast-cancer-the-role-of-causal-cancer-attributions-and-optimism
#17
J A Dumalaon-Canaria, I Prichard, A D Hutchinson, C Wilson
This study aims to examine the association between cancer causal attributions, fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) and psychological well-being and the possible moderating effect of optimism among women with a previous diagnosis of breast cancer. Participants (N = 314) completed an online self-report assessment of causal attributions for their own breast cancer, FCR, psychological well-being and optimism. Simultaneous multiple regression analyses were conducted to explore the overall contribution of causal attributions to FCR and psychological well-being separately...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734559/development-and-feasibility-of-a-web-based-question-prompt-sheet-to-support-information-provision-of-health-related-quality-of-life-topics-after-oesophageal-cancer-surgery
#18
M Jacobs, I Henselmans, D L Arts, M Ten Koppel, S S Gisbertz, S M Lagarde, M I van Berge Henegouwen, M A G Sprangers, H C J M de Haes, E M A Smets
We developed a web-based question prompt sheet (QPS) to support information provision of health-related quality of life (HRQL) topics after oesophageal cancer surgery. The QPS was evaluated and updated in three consecutive studies. In Study 1, eight patients were guided in using the QPS. Feasibility was assessed by cognitive walkthrough, questionnaire and interview. We obtained 430 notes (217 negative, 213 positive) of patients' actions and or remarks, and 91 suggestions. With minor support, most patients were able to use the QPS...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734541/evidence-practice-gaps-in-lung-cancer-a-scoping-review
#19
N M Rankin, D McGregor, E Stone, P N Butow, J M Young, K White, T Shaw
Lung cancer is a significant international health problem. Aligning clinical practice with evidence-based guideline recommendations has the potential to improve patient outcomes. This scoping review describes evidence-practice gaps across the diagnostic and management care pathway for lung cancer. We conducted searches of online databases Medline, PsychInfo, Cinahl and the Cochrane Library to identify studies published between 2008 and 2012. Of 614 articles screened, 65 met inclusion criteria. We identified seven evidence-practice gaps: (1) delays in timely diagnosis and referral; (2) curative and (3) palliative treatments are under-utilised; (4) older age and co-morbidities influence the use of treatments; (5) the benefits of multidisciplinary team review are not available to all lung cancer patients; (6) psychosocial needs are unmet; and (7) early referral to palliative care services is under-utilised...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734561/patients-perceived-tolerance-of-side-effects-in-phase-i-cancer-clinical-trials-a-qualitative-study
#20
A Brédart, S Bodson, C Le Tourneau, C Flahault, F Bonnetain, A Beaudeau, E Coquan, S Dolbeault, X Paoletti
This qualitative study aimed to explore cancer patients' perceived tolerance of side effects in phase I drug trials. Patients with solid tumours receiving molecularly targeted agents with/without chemotherapy were eligible for inclusion. In-depth semi-structured interviews were carried out with 17 patients with a median [range] age of 63 [41-72] years. Treatment was discontinued in seven patients. Verbatim transcripts of the audio-taped interviews were analysed using a constructivist grounded theory approach...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
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