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Brian D Gonzalez, Sharon L Manne, Jerod Stapleton, Shannon Myers-Virtue, Melissa Ozga, David Kissane, Carolyn Heckman, Mark Morgan
PURPOSE: The course of quality of life after diagnosis of gynecologic cancer is not well understood. We aimed to identify subgroups of gynecologic cancer patients with distinct trajectories of quality of life outcomes in the 18-month period after diagnosis. We also aimed to determine whether these subgroups could be distinguished by predictors derived from Social-Cognitive Processing Theory. METHODS: Gynecologic cancer patients randomized to usual care as part of a psychological intervention trial (NCT01951807) reported on depressed mood, quality of life, and physical impairment soon after diagnosis and at five additional assessments ending 18 months after baseline...
October 19, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Alexandra S Creighton, Tanya E Davison, David W Kissane
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize and summarize the studies examining the correlates and predictors of anxiety in older adults living in residential aged care. METHODS: Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, five electronic databases were searched using key terms and subject headings, as well as reference lists of relevant papers. The search was limited to peer-reviewed literature published in English. Eligible studies examined the association between at least one correlate/factor and anxiety disorders or symptoms in aged care residents aged 50+ years...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Sophie Robinson, David W Kissane, Joanne Brooker, Courtney Hempton, Susan Burney
CONTEXT: The risk of suicide is elevated in palliative care patients compared to the general population. Various psychological factors, including depression, demoralization, loss of control, and low self-worth have been associated with a desire to hasten death. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether depression, demoralization, loss of control, and low self-worth mediated the relationship between global quality of life and desire to hasten death...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
So-An Lao, David Kissane, Graham Meadows
Mindfulness is theorised to improve attention regulation and other cognitive processes. This systematic review examines whether 8-week standardised and manualised mindfulness training programs such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) enhances attention, memory and executive function abilities measured by objective neuropsychological tests. Seven databases were searched resulting in 18 studies meeting inclusion criteria for review. Overall studies did not support attention or executive function improvements...
October 2016: Consciousness and Cognition
Carla L Fisher, Thomas Roccotagliata, Camella J Rising, David W Kissane, Emily A Glogowski, Carma L Bylund
Families who face genetic disease risk must learn how to grapple with complicated uncertainties about their health and future on a long-term basis. Women who undergo BRCA 1/2 genetic testing describe uncertainty related to personal risk as well as their loved ones', particularly daughters', risk. The genetic counseling setting is a prime opportunity for practitioners to help mothers manage uncertainty in the moment but also once they leave a session. Uncertainty Management Theory (UMT) helps to illuminate the various types of uncertainty women encounter and the important role of communication in uncertainty management...
July 30, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
Sharon L Manne, Shannon Myers-Virtue, David Kissane, Melissa Ozga, Deborah A Kashy, Stephen Rubin, Carolyn J Heckman, Norman Rosenblum
OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence is an important clinical phenomenon and is associated with decrements in life domains. The study goals were to characterize patterns of global fear of recurrence (FOR) and four domains of fear (health, role, womanhood, and death worry) over time in women who were diagnosed with gynecological cancer and to identify demographic, medical, and psychological predictors of FOR. METHOD: One hundred eighteen women participating in the Usual Care arm of a randomized trial completed the Concerns about Recurrence scale as well as measures of depressive symptoms, cancer-specific distress, coping, coping efficacy, and social network responses at four time points...
July 16, 2016: Psycho-oncology
Patricia A Parker, Smita C Banerjee, Matthew J Matasar, Carma L Bylund, Kara Franco, Yuelin Li, Tomer T Levin, Paul B Jacobsen, Alan B Astrow, Howard Leventhal, Steven Horwitz, David W Kissane
INTRODUCTION: Survivors of cancer often describe a sense of abandonment post-treatment, with heightened worry, uncertainty, fear of recurrence and limited understanding of what lies ahead. This study examines the efficacy of a communication skills training (CST) intervention to help physicians address survivorship issues and introduce a new consultation focused on the use of a survivorship care plan for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Specifically, this randomised, 4-site trial will test the efficacy of a survivorship planning consultation (physicians receive CST and apply these skills in a new survivorship-focused office visit using a survivorship plan) with patients who have achieved complete remission after completion of first-line therapy versus a control arm in which physicians are trained to subsequently provide a time-controlled, manualised wellness rehabilitation consultation focused only on discussion of healthy nutrition and exercise as rehabilitation postchemotherapy...
2016: BMJ Open
Samar M Aoun, Kathleen Deas, Linda J Kristjanson, David W Kissane
OBJECTIVE: Family caregivers of people with motor neurone disease (MND) experience adverse health outcomes as a result of their caregiving experience. This may be alleviated if their support needs are identified and addressed in a systematic and timely manner. The objective of the present study was to assess the feasibility and relevance of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) in home-based care during the period of caregiving from the perspectives of the family caregivers of people with MND and their service providers...
May 13, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
Sophie Robinson, David W Kissane, Joanne Brooker, Natasha Michael, Jane Fischer, Michael Franco, Courtney Hempton, Merlina Sulistio, Julie F Pallant, David M Clarke, Susan Burney
BACKGROUND: The Demoralization Scale (DS) was initially validated in 2004 to enable the measurement of demoralization in patients with advanced cancer. Subsequent shortcomings indicated the need for psychometric strengthening. Here, the authors report on the refinement and revalidation of the DS to form the DS-II, specifically reporting the scale's internal validity. METHODS: Patients with cancer or other progressive diseases who were receiving palliative care (n = 211) completed a revised version of the 24-item DS and a measure of symptom burden (the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale)...
July 15, 2016: Cancer
Sophie Robinson, David W Kissane, Joanne Brooker, Courtney Hempton, Natasha Michael, Jane Fischer, Michael Franco, Merlina Sulistio, David M Clarke, Mehmet Ozmen, Susan Burney
BACKGROUND: The recently refined Demoralization Scale-II (DS-II) is a 16-item, self-report measure of demoralization. Its 2 factors-Meaning and Purpose and Distress and Coping Ability-demonstrate sound internal validity, including item fit, unidimensionality, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability. The convergent and discriminant validity of the DS-II with various measures is reported here. METHODS: Patients who had cancer or other progressive diseases and were receiving palliative care (n = 211) completed a battery of questionnaires, including the DS-II and measures of symptom burden, quality of life, depression, and attitudes toward the end of life...
July 15, 2016: Cancer
Philippa Ditton-Phare, Harsimrat Sandhu, Brian Kelly, David Kissane, Carmel Loughland
OBJECTIVE: Mental health clinicians can experience difficulties communicating diagnostic information to patients and their families/carers, especially about distressing psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. There is evidence for the effectiveness of communication skills training (CST) for improving diagnostic discussions, particularly in specialties such as oncology, but only limited evidence exists about CST for psychiatry. This study evaluated a CST program specifically developed for psychiatry residents called ComPsych that focuses on conveying diagnostic and prognostic information about schizophrenia...
October 2016: Academic Psychiatry
David W Kissane, Talia I Zaider, Yuelin Li, Shira Hichenberg, Tammy Schuler, Marguerite Lederberg, Lisa Lavelle, Rebecca Loeb, Francesca Del Gaudio
PURPOSE: Systematic family-centered cancer care is needed. We conducted a randomized controlled trial of family therapy, delivered to families identified by screening to be at risk from dysfunctional relationships when one of their relatives has advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients with advanced cancer and their family members screened above the cut-off on the Family Relationships Index. After screening 1,488 patients or relatives at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or three related community hospice programs, 620 patients (42%) were recruited, which represented 170 families...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Saira Sanjida, Monika Janda, David Kissane, Joanne Shaw, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Tracey DiSipio, Jeremy Couper
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are commonly used for the pharmacological treatment of depression. We aimed to summarise the prevalence of antidepressant prescription to cancer patients, and differences by study or patient characteristics. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus and psychINFO were searched using keywords 'psychotropic', 'antidepressants', 'prescription' and 'cancer'. Prevalence of antidepressants, type, dose and follow-up of antidepressants and prescriber details were extracted...
September 2016: Psycho-oncology
David Rudilla, Laura Galiana, Amparo Oliver, Pilar Barreto
CONTEXT: Among the approaches to the demoralization syndrome, the one proposed by Kissane et al. is prevalent in the literature. These authors developed the Demoralization Scale (DS) to assess emotional distress, conceived as demoralization. OBJECTIVES: To present the Spanish adaptation of the Demoralization Scale in palliative care patients, with a new and more comprehensive approach to its factorial structure. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 226 Spanish palliative care patients in three different settings: hospital, home care unit, and continued care unit...
April 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Smita C Banerjee, Matthew J Matasar, Carma L Bylund, Steven Horwitz, Kara McLarney, Tomer Levin, Paul B Jacobsen, Patricia Parker, Alan Astrow, David W Kissane
A survivorship care plan refers to a written summary of the treatment received and recommendations regarding surveillance and management of late effects. To provide evaluation of a communication skills training (CST) intervention to enhance the transition of lymphoma survivors to cancer survivorship. Nineteen oncologists specializing in lymphoma treatment were recruited and completed a survivorship CST workshop, and two standardized patient assessments (SPAs), one pretraining and one posttraining. Significant improvements in SPA scores were observed in six of the seven SPA assessment categories: use of survivorship care plan, review of disease and treatment details, long-term effects, potential late effects, specific physician recommendations, and additional health maintenance recommendations...
December 2015: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Alexandra S Creighton, Tanya E Davison, David W Kissane
OBJECTIVES: To synthesize and summarize the studies examining the prevalence rate of anxiety disorders and symptoms in older adults living in residential aged care. METHODS: Using the PRISMA guidelines, five electronic databases were searched using key terms and subject headings, as well as reference lists of relevant papers. The search was limited to literature published in English. Eligible studies examined the prevalence of anxiety disorders or symptoms in aged care residents aged 50+ years...
June 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Kaori Shimoinaba, Margaret O'Connor, Susan Lee, David Kissane
BACKGROUND: Despite the losses experienced by nurses in their role in palliative care, they wish to continue working in this environment. This is described as resilience, which enhances coping in dealing with death and grief. AIM: To explore the nature of nurses' resilience and the way it is developed. DESIGN: A qualitative research design using grounded theory methods was employed. With theoretical sampling, 18 interviews were conducted and theoretical saturation was achieved...
October 2015: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
George Kasotakis, Beda Sarkar, Hiroko Kunitake, Nicole Kissane-Lee, Tracey Dechert, David McAneny, Peter Burke, Gerard Doherty, Aliya Lakha
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October 1, 2015: Annals of Surgery
David W Kissane
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October 2014: Lancet Psychiatry
Sharon L Manne, David Kissane, Talia Zaider, Deborah Kashy, David Lee, Carolyn Heckman, Shannon Myers Virtue
The present study evaluated intimacy as a mechanism for the effects of holding back sharing concerns about cancer on couples' psychological distress, well-being, and marital satisfaction using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM), and evaluated 2 possible moderators of these associations: the number of patient and spouse cancer concerns. We had 139 men treated for localized prostate cancer in the past year and their spouses complete surveys about holding back sharing cancer concerns, intimacy, distress, and relationship satisfaction, as well as patient and spouse cancer concerns...
October 2015: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
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