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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295783/physician-cooperation-in-outpatient-cancer-care-an-amplified-secondary-analysis-of-qualitative-interview-data
#1
J Engler, C Güthlin, A Dahlhaus, E Kojima, J Müller-Nordhorn, L Weißbach, C Holmberg
The importance of outpatient cancer care services is increasing due to the growing number of patients having or having had cancer. However, little is known about cooperation among physicians in outpatient settings. To understand what inter- and multidisciplinary care means in community settings, we conducted an amplified secondary analysis that combined qualitative interview data with 42 general practitioners (GPs), 21 oncologists and 21 urologists that mainly worked in medical practices in Germany. We compared their perspectives on cooperation relationships in cancer care...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295781/spiritual-well-being-of-italian-advanced-cancer-patients-in-the-home-palliative-care-setting
#2
A A Martoni, S Varani, B Peghetti, D Roganti, E Volpicella, R Pannuti, F Pannuti
This study evaluates the spiritual well-being (SpWB) in very advanced cancer patients assisted by the home palliative care program of ANT Foundation, a no-profit Italian organisation. SpWB was assessed by the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-Sp12), including Meaning, Peace, and Faith subscales. The quality-of-life (QoL) was evaluated by using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General scale. Questionnaires were distributed to 1,055 patients and 683 were compiled and evaluable for analysis...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295762/psychological-impairments-burden-and-spirituality-in-caregivers-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients
#3
C Lai, M Luciani, C Di Mario, F Galli, E Morelli, P Ginobbi, P Aceto, L Lombardo
The role of spirituality on the psychological health was mostly investigated through studies conducted in terminally ill patients. However, there are not studies investigating the role of religious and spiritual beliefs on psychological state and on burden dimensions in caregivers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between spirituality, burden, and psychological state in caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients. Two hundred caregivers of terminally ill patients with cancer were interviewed using Prolonged Grief Disorder 12 (PG-12), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A), Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D), Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) and System of Belief Inventory (SBI-15R)...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271574/assessing-impact-of-organised-breast-screening-across-small-residential-areas-development-and-internal-validation-of-a-prediction-model
#4
E Buckley, G Farshid, G Gill, J Kollias, B Koczwara, C Karapetis, J Adams, R Joshi, D Keefe, T Niyonsenga, K Powell, K Fusco, M Eckert, K Beckmann, D Roder
Monitoring screening mammography effects in small areas is often limited by small numbers of deaths and delayed effects. We developed a risk score for breast cancer death to circumvent these limitations. Screening, if effective, would increase post-diagnostic survivals through lead-time and related effects, as well as mortality reductions. Linked cancer and BreastScreen data at four hospitals (n = 2,039) were used to investigate whether screened cases had higher recorded survivals in 13 small areas, using breast cancer deaths as the outcome (M1), and a risk of death score derived from TNM stage, grade, histology type, hormone receptor status, and related variables (M2)...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266089/a-double-edged-sword-should-stage-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-be-informed-of-their-cancer-diagnosis
#5
L Yanwei, L Dongying, Y Zhuchen, L Ling, Z Yu, P Zhanyu
This study aimed to examine whether awareness of cancer diagnosis and prognosis among patients with stage IV lung cancer treated with first-line erlotinib vary with psychological distress and quality of life (QoL). This study was carried out at the Comprehensive treatment Department of Tianjin Cancer Hospital between August 2013 and September 2015 among patients ≥18 years-old and suffering from EGFR mutation-positive stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with first-line erlotinib (150 mg/day; N = 137)...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252237/neurobiological-and-psychological-evidence-of-chronic-stress-in-prostate-cancer-patients
#6
C F Sharpley, D R H Christie, V Bitsika, L L Agnew, N M Andronicos, M E McMillan, T M Richards
To measure the prevalence and severity of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), hypo- and hypercortisolaemia, and their association in a sample of prostate cancer (PCa) patients, 97 Australian PCa patients completed a background questionnaire and the GAD-7, and provided a sample of saliva collected 30-45 min after waking. The mean GAD7 score was 9.67 (SD = 3.09), and prevalence rates for current anxiety were higher than those reported for non-PCa males of a similar age. Mean salivary cortisol concentrations (30...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252234/patients-experiences-of-different-care-settings-and-a-new-life-situation-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
K Bergkvist, B Fossum, U-B Johansson, J Mattsson, J Larsen
Over the past 20 years, considerable healthcare resources have shifted from an inpatient to an outpatient setting. To be in an outpatient setting or at home after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) has been shown to be medically safe and beneficial to the patient. In this study we describe patients' experiences of different care settings (hospital or home) and a new life situation during the acute post-transplant phase after HSCT. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 patients (six women and nine men) 29-120 days after HSCT...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252230/chronic-therapy-with-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-survival-in-newly-diagnosed-cancer-patients
#8
B Boursi, I Lurie, K Haynes, R Mamtani, Y-X Yang
Depression might be associated with shorter disease specific survival. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were previously reported to increase the risk of certain malignancies. We aimed to evaluate the impact of SSRIs on cancer mortality. Five retrospective cohort studies were conducted in a UK population-representative database that included all individuals with an incident diagnosis of melanoma, breast, prostate lung and colorectal cancer. The primary exposure of interest was continuous use of SSRIs with past use as the comparison reference...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239936/the-cancer-care-experiences-of-gay-lesbian-and-bisexual-patients-a-secondary-analysis-of-data-from-the-uk-cancer-patient-experience-survey
#9
N J Hulbert-Williams, C O Plumpton, P Flowers, R McHugh, R D Neal, J Semlyen, L Storey
Understanding the effects of population diversity on cancer-related experiences is a priority in oncology care. Previous research demonstrates inequalities arising from variation in age, gender and ethnicity. Inequalities and sexual orientation remain underexplored. Here, we report, for the first time in the UK, a quantitative secondary analysis of the 2013 UK National Cancer Patient Experience Survey which contains 70 questions on specific aspects of care, and six on overall care experiences. 68,737 individuals responded, of whom 0...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220660/sarcoma-survivors-perspectives-on-their-body-image-and-functional-quality-of-life-post-resection-limb-salvage-surgery
#10
Myra F Taylor, Julie A Pooley
Sarcomas often occur in patients' extremities and treatment typically involves bone resection/limb salvage surgery. Such treatments leave survivors with physical disfigurements, functional disabilities, and/or emotional traumas. Our post-surgery psychological intervention investigated how these experiences impinge on sarcoma survivors' lives. Twenty-three survivors aged 19-60 years (M = 36 years) participated in a tri-disciplinary (rehabilitative exercise, plastic surgery and psychological) intervention...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220548/relationship-of-physical-activity-with-physical-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-having-undergone-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#11
S Morishita, K Kaida, S Yamauchi, T Wakasugi, K Ikegame, H Ogawa, K Domen
In this study, we investigated the differences in physical activity before and after transplantation, and the relationship between physical activity and physical function and health-related quality of life (QOL) in 30 patients who underwent allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Duration and intensity of physical activity were quantified using a three-dimensional accelerometer. Physical function was quantified by handgrip and knee-extensor strength, with the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) used as a measure of exercise capacity...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220543/the-beneficial-attributes-of-visual-art-making-in-cancer-care-an%C3%A2-integrative-review
#12
G Ennis, M Kirshbaum, N Waheed
We seek to understand what is known about the use of visual art-making for people who have a cancer diagnosis, and to explore how art-making may help address fatigue in the cancer care context. Art-making involves creating art or craft alone or in a group and does not require an art-therapist as the emphasis is on creativity rather than an overt therapeutic intention. An integrative review was undertaken of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies on art-making for people who have cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194904/special-aspects-of-social-support-qualitative-analysis-of-oncologic-rehabilitation-through-a-belly-dancing-peer-support-group
#13
M Szalai, A Szirmai, K Füge, A Makai, G Erdélyi, V Prémusz, J Bódis
Tumour-related peer support groups (PSGs) show long-term development in quality of life and coping, and decrease distress in cancer care. To clarify channels of social support in oncologic rehabilitation by combined exercise and psychosocial therapy, individual semi-structured interviews were conducted after 1 year additional belly dance rehabilitation in a closed PSG among 51 patients with malignant tumour diagnosis in Budapest, Hungary. Interview data were transcribed and analysed using qualitative content analysis (ATLAS...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186346/variations-in-outcomes-for-indigenous-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
P Dasgupta, P D Baade, D R Youlden, G Garvey, J F Aitken, I Wallington, J Chynoweth, H Zorbas, D Roder, P H Youl
This systematic review examines variations in outcomes along the breast cancer continuum for Australian women by Indigenous status. Multiple databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed articles published from 1 January 1990 to 1 March 2015 focussing on adult female breast cancer patients in Australia and assessing survival, patient and tumour characteristics, diagnosis and treatment by Indigenous status. Sixteen quantitative studies were included with 12 rated high, 3 moderate and 1 as low quality...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185337/understanding-the-information-needs-of-people-with-haematological-cancers-a-meta-ethnography-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-research
#15
REVIEW
K Atherton, B Young, P Salmon
Clinical practice in haematological oncology often involves difficult diagnostic and treatment decisions. In this context, understanding patients' information needs and the functions that information serves for them is particularly important. We systematically reviewed qualitative and quantitative evidence on haematological oncology patients' information needs to inform how these needs can best be addressed in clinical practice. PsycINFO, Medline and CINAHL Plus electronic databases were searched for relevant empirical papers published from January 2003 to July 2016...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185324/the-musculoskeletal-consequences-of-breast-reconstruction-using-the-latissimus-dorsi-muscle-for-women-following-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-critical-review
#16
REVIEW
N E Blackburn, J G Mc Veigh, E Mc Caughan, I M Wilson
Breast reconstruction using the latissimus dorsi (LD) flap following mastectomy is an important management option in breast cancer. However, one common, but often ignored, complication following LD flap is shoulder dysfunction. The aim of this critical review was to comprehensively assess the musculoskeletal impact of LD breast reconstruction and evaluate the functional outcome following surgery. Five electronic databases were searched including; Medline, Embase, CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health), PubMed and Web of Science...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181323/-i-couldn-t-even-talk-to-the-patient-barriers-to-communicating-with-cancer-patients-as-perceived-by-nursing-students
#17
M-F Lin, W-S Hsu, M-C Huang, Y-H Su, P Crawford, C-C Tang
Communication is closely related to safe practice and patient outcomes. Given that most clinicians fall into routines when communicating with patients, it is important to address communication issues early. This study explores Taiwanese nursing students' experiences of communication with patients with cancer and their families. Senior nursing students who had cared for cancer patients were recruited to participate in focus group interviews. These semi-structured interviews were recorded and transcribed for content analysis...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181311/the-upper-limb-volumetric-changes-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-axillary-web-syndrome
#18
H-C Huang, H-H Liu, L-Y Yin, C-H Yeh, C-W Tu, C-S Yang
Whether upper-limb swelling is associated with axillary web syndrome (AWS) is unknown. We recruited unilateral breast cancer (BC) patients who were scheduled for surgical intervention and lymph node dissection. The pre-operative assessment and post-operative assessment 3-4 weeks after surgery evaluated the upper-limb circumferential measurements, segmental limb volume, pain scores, grasp, shoulder range of motion (ROM), shoulder muscle power and quality-of-life scores. In the control group, the peri-elbow volume and upper-arm volume were significantly higher post-operatively than pre-operatively...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176409/missing-life-stories-the-narratives-of-palliative-patients-parents-and-physicians-in-paediatric-oncology
#19
E De Clercq, B S Elger, T Wangmo
Illness narratives have become very popular. The stories of children, however, are rarely ever studied. This paper aims to provide insight into how children, parents and physicians make sense of progressive childhood cancer. It also explores how this meaning-giving process interacts with cultural dominant stories on cancer and dying. The presented data come from 16 open-ended face-to-face interviews with palliative paediatric patients, their parents and physicians. The interviews were carried out in eight paediatric oncology centres in Switzerland...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169490/cognitive-impairment-among-prostate-cancer-patients-an-overview-of-reviews
#20
REVIEW
C J Treanor, J Li, M Donnelly
To identify and clarify definitions and methods of measuring cancer-related cognitive impairment among prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and to assess the incidence and prevalence of cognitive impairment. A systematic review of Medline, EMBASE, PubMed, PsycINFO and CINAHL up to December 2015 was undertaken to identify English-language reviews. A total of 28 reviews were identified describing 20 primary studies. There were no studies of incidence. Reported prevalence rates varied between 10% and 69%...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
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