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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219474/correlates-of-the-positive-psychological-byproducts-of-cancer-role-of-family-caregivers-and-informational-support
#1
Kristin Litzelman, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Chun Cheih Lin, Xuesong Han
OBJECTIVE: Experiencing a life-threatening illness such as cancer can elicit both negative (e.g., distress) and positive (e.g., growth) psychological responses. The present study sought to determine the correlates of four positive psychological byproducts in cancer survivors: becoming a stronger person, coping better with life's challenges, making positive changes in life, and adopting healthier habits. METHOD: Data for this cross-sectional study were taken from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement (Yabroff et al...
February 21, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215184/modes-of-relating-to-contingency-an-exploration-of-experiences-in-advanced-cancer-patients-erratum
#2
Renske Kruizinga, Iris D Hartog, Michael Scherer-Rath, Hans Schilderman, Hanneke Van Laarhoven
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196551/effects-of-hospital-palliative-care-on-health-length-of-stay-and-in-hospital-mortality-across-intensive-and-non-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
#3
Xibei Liu, Yaser Dawod, Alex Wonnaparhown, Amaan Shafi, Loomee Doo, Ji Won Yoo, Eunjeong Ko, Youn Seon Choi
OBJECTIVE: Hospital palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life and optimize hospital utilization for seriously ill patients who need intensive care. The present review examined whether hospital palliative care in intensive care (ICU) and non-ICU settings will influence hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality. METHOD: A systematic search of CINAHL/EBSCO, the Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, MEDLINE/Ovid, PubMed, and the Web of Science through 12 October 2016 identified 16 studies that examined the effects of hospital palliative care and reported on hospital length of stay and in-hospital death...
February 15, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183363/functional-evaluation-of-treatment-of-chronic-disease-validity-and-reliability-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-spiritual-well-being-scale
#4
Ümmühan Aktürk, Behice Erci, Murat Araz
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted for the purpose of adapting the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-Sp) for the Turkish context and determining its validity and reliability. METHOD: In 2016, a convenience sample of 137 cancer patients from Malatya State Hospital completed a structured questionnaire, which provided demographic characteristics, and the FACIT-Sp-12 for patients with cancer. The obtained data were assessed using Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient (α), Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient (r), factor analysis, Bartlett's test of sphericity, and the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) measure of sampling adequacy...
February 10, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173895/delirium-in-the-intensive-care-setting-a-reevaluation-of-the-validity-of-the-cam-icu-and-icdsc-versus-the-dsm-iv-tr-in-determining-a-diagnosis-of-delirium-as-part-of-the-daily-clinical-routine
#5
Soenke Boettger, David Garcia Nuñez, Rafael Meyer, André Richter, Susana Franco Fernandez, Alain Rudiger, Maria Schubert, Josef Jenewein
BACKGROUND: In the intensive care setting, delirium is a common occurrence that comes with subsequent adversities. Therefore, several instruments have been developed to screen for and detect delirium. Their validity and psychometric properties, however, remain controversial. METHOD: In this prospective cohort study, the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) and the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) were evaluated versus the DSM-IV-TR in the diagnosis of delirium with respect to their validity and psychometric properties...
February 8, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173885/cultural-influences-upon-advance-care-planning-in-a-family-centric-society
#6
Keson Tay, Rachel Jia Yu Lee, Shin Wei Sim, Sumytra Menon, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna
OBJECTIVE: Advanced care plans (ACPs) are designed to convey the wishes of patients with regards to their care in the event of incapacity. There are a number of prerequisites for creation of an effective ACP. First, the patient must be aware of their condition, their prognosis, the likely trajectory of the illness, and the potential treatment options available to them. Second, patient input into ACP must be free of any coercive factors. Third, the patient must be able to remain involved in adapting their ACP as their condition evolves...
February 8, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166861/effect-of-dignity-therapy-on-end-of-life-psychological-distress-in-terminally-ill-portuguese-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Miguel Julião, Fátima Oliveira, Baltazar Nunes, António Vaz Carneiro, António Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: Dignity therapy (DT) is a brief form of psychotherapy developed for patients living with a life-limiting illness that has demonstrated efficacy in treating several dimensions of end-of-life psychological distress. Our aim was to determine the influence of DT on demoralization syndrome (DS), the desire for death (DfD), and a sense of dignity (SoD) in terminally ill inpatients experiencing a high level of distress in a palliative care unit. METHOD: A nonblinded phase II randomized controlled trial was conducted with 80 patients who were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the intervention group (DT + standard palliative care [SPC]) or the control group (SPC alone)...
February 7, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162124/clinical-implications-and-quality-of-evidence-in-metaanalysis-about-effects-of-palliative-care-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#8
Alex Wonnaparhown, Amaan Shafi, Xibei Liu, Angela H Villamagna, Michael Lee, Shunichi Nakagawa, Ji Won Yoo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137343/identifying-domains-of-quality-of-life-in-children-with-cancer-undergoing-palliative-care-a-qualitative-study-with-professionals
#9
Josianne Avoine-Blondin, Véronique Parent, Magali Lahaye, Nago Humbert, Michel Duval, Serge Sultan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of pediatric palliative care (PPC) is to maintain the quality of life (QoL) of children whose lives are threatened. However, there are sparse scientific data on the domains of QoL in this particular context, and no measurement strategies are available. The present study aims to describe the domains of QoL in the context of PPC in oncology, according to the perceptions of professional caregivers. METHOD: Semistructured interviews were conducted with a random sample of 20 professional caregivers from the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine (Montréal, Canada)...
January 31, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137342/differential-effects-of-patient-symptom-subtypes-on-informal-hospice-caregiver-depression
#10
Chelsey M Wilkes, Karla T Washington, William M Palmer, Debra Parker Oliver, George Demiris, Kevin Craig
OBJECTIVE: Researchers sought to determine the extent to which burden related to patients' symptom subtypes could predict informal hospice caregiver depression, and to illustrate the differences between caregivers who experience suicidal ideation and those who do not. METHOD: Informal caregivers recruited from a not-for-profit community-based hospice agency participated in a cross-sectional survey. Self-report questionnaires assessed caregiver burden associated with patient symptomatology (via a modified version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale-Short Form) and caregiver depressive symptoms, including suicidal ideation (measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9)...
January 31, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122656/the-needs-of-siblings-of-children-with-a-life-threatening-illness-part-1-conceptualization-and-development-of-a-measure
#11
Marianne Olivier-D'Avignon, Serge Dumont, Pierre Valois, S Robin Cohen
OBJECTIVE: The presence of a child afflicted with a life-threatening illness is a difficult situation for the child's siblings, especially when their own needs are left unmet. The present article describes the first three phases of research involved in the conceptualization, development, and content validation of an initial version of the Inventaire des Besoins de la Fratrie d'Enfants Malades Sévèrement (IBesFEMS) [Needs Inventory for Siblings of Critically ill Children]. METHOD: The first phase of the development of this instrument was conducted using qualitative methodology (focus groups: 6 siblings, 8 parents)...
January 26, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112072/physicians-perceptions-of-suffering-in-people-with-dementia-at-the-end-of-life
#12
Jenny T van der Steen, Luc Deliens, Raymond T C M Koopmans, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe physicians' perceptions of the suffering of their patients who are dying with dementia, many of whom are incompetent with regard to decision making and have difficulty with communicating about the source of their distress and with identifying related factors. METHOD: We analyzed data from the nationally representative observational Dutch End-of-Life in Dementia (DEOLD) cohort study (2007-2011), which involved 34 long-term care facilities...
January 23, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112070/survival-of-the-fittest-%C3%A2-caregiver
#13
Allison J Applebaum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 23, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110640/effect-of-a-group-intervention-for-children-and-their-parents-who-have-cancer
#14
Mariko Kobayashi, Sue P Heiney, Kaori Osawa, Miwa Ozawa, Eisuke Matsushima
OBJECTIVE: Although support programs for children whose parents have cancer have been described and evaluated, formal research has not been conducted to document outcomes. We adapted a group intervention called CLIMB®, originally developed in the United States, and implemented it in Tokyo, Japan, for school-aged children and their parents with cancer. The purpose of this exploratory pilot study was to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of the Japanese version of the CLIMB® Program on children's stress and parents' quality of life and psychosocial distress...
January 23, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095941/preparation-for-the-end-of-life-and-life-completion-during-late-stage-lung-cancer-an-exploratory-analysis
#15
Gail Adorno, Cara Wallace
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore preparation for the end of life (EoL) and life closure among persons with advanced metastatic lung cancer. Understanding quality of life through the lens of preparation and completion is important since the trajectory of lung cancer can be relatively short, often leading to application of cancer-directed therapies near death without the opportunity for advance planning or palliative care. Clinical research is needed to understand the kinds of distress specific to older adults with advanced lung cancer that are amendable to palliative care interventions...
January 18, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077196/brief-assessment-of-delirium-subtypes-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-delirium-motor-subtype-scale-dmss-4-in-the-intensive-care-setting
#16
Soenke Boettger, David Garcia Nuñez, Rafael Meyer, Andre Richter, Maria Schubert, David Meagher, Josef Jenewein
OBJECTIVE: The management of and prognosis for delirium are affected by its subtype: hypoactive, hyperactive, mixed, and none. The DMSS-4, an abbreviated version of the Delirium Motor Symptom Scale, is a brief instrument for the assessment of delirium subtypes. However, it has not yet been evaluated in an intensive care setting. METHOD: We performed a prospective/descriptive cohort study in order to determine the internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the relevant items of the DMSS-4 versus the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 (DRS-R-98) and the original DMSS in a surgical intensive care setting...
January 12, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065203/the-short-demoralization-scale-sds-a-new-tool-to-appraise-demoralization-in-palliative-care-patients
#17
Laura Galiana, David Rudilla, Amparo Oliver, Pilar Barreto
OBJECTIVE: The Demoralization Scale (DS) is the most widely used measure for assessing demoralization. Following the recent clamor for brief assessment tools, and taking into account that demoralization has proved to be a symptom that needs to be controlled and treated in the palliative care setting, a shorter scale is needed. The aim of the present research is to introduce and evaluate the Short Demoralization Scale (SDS). METHOD: We employed a cross-sectional design that included a survey of 226 Spanish palliative care patients from the Hospital General Universitario de Valencia...
January 9, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065197/aligning-guidelines-and-medical-practice-literature-review-on-pediatric-palliative-care-guidelines
#18
Eva De Clercq, Michael Rost, Nadia Pacurari, Bernice S Elger, Tenzin Wangmo
OBJECTIVE: Palliative care for children is becoming an important subspecialty of healthcare. Although concurrent administration of curative and palliative care is recommended, timely referral to pediatric palliative care (PPC) services remains problematic. This literature review aims to identify barriers and recommendations for proper implementation of palliative care for children through the looking glass of PPC guidelines. METHOD: To identify studies on PPC guidelines, five databases were searched systematically between 1960 and 2015: Scopus, PubMed, PsycINFO, the Web of Science, and CINAHL...
January 9, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049548/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-neuropsychiatric-toxicity-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Vasthie Prudent, William S Breitbart
Chimeric antigen receptor T cells are used in the treatment of B-cell leukemias. Common chimeric antigen receptor T-cell toxicities can range from mild flu-like symptoms, such as fever and myalgia, to a more striking neuropsychiatric toxicity that can present as discrete neurological symptoms and delirium. We report here two cases of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell neuropsychiatric toxicity, one who presented as a mild delirium and aphasia that resolved without intervention, and one who presented with delirium, seizures, and respiratory insufficiency requiring intensive treatment...
January 4, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049547/palliative-care-during-the-final-week-of-life-of-older-people-in-nursing-homes-a-register-based-study
#20
Jonas Smedbäck, Joakim Öhlén, Kristofer Årestedt, Anette Alvariza, Carl-Johan Fürst, Cecilia Håkanson
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore the presence of symptoms, symptom relief, and other key aspects of palliative care during the final week of life among older people residing in nursing homes. METHOD: Our study employed data from the Swedish Palliative Care Register on all registered individuals aged 60 and older who had died in nursing homes during the years 2011 and 2012. Variables pertaining to monitoring and treatment of symptoms, end-of-life discussions, circumstances around the death, and the individual characteristics of deceased individuals were explored using descriptive statistics...
January 4, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
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