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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906794/health-related-quality-of-life-hr-qol-and-chronic-health-conditions-in-survivors-of-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-with-down-syndrome-ds-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Kris Ann P Schultz, Lu Chen, Alicia Kunin-Batson, Zhengjia Chen, William G Woods, Alan Gamis, Toana Kawashima, Kevin C Oeffinger, H Stacy Nicholson, Joseph P Neglia
Survival rates for children with Down syndrome (DS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are high; however, little is known regarding the health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) of these survivors. Individuals who survived ≥5 years following diagnosis of childhood AML were invited to complete parent or patient-report surveys measuring HR-QOL and chronic health conditions. In total, 26 individuals with DS had a median age at diagnosis of 1.8 years (range, 0.77 to 10.9 y) and median age at interview of 15 years (range, 8...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901404/military-veteran-cancer-survivors-preferences-for-a-program-to-address-lifestyle-change-and-psychosocial-wellness-following-treatment
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Gregory P Beehler, Jonathan Novi, Marc T Kiviniemi, Lynn Steinbrenner
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand military veteran cancer survivors' preferences regarding the delivery of post-treatment wellness services. METHODS: Thirty-three military veteran cancer survivors were interviewed about their perceptions of three models of health service delivery (home-, primary care-, and oncology-based services). RESULTS: Conventional qualitative content analysis revealed strengths and weaknesses of each service delivery model's content and structure (e...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894012/depression-in-cancer-the-many-biobehavioral-pathways-driving-tumor-progression
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REVIEW
Beatrice Bortolato, Thomas N Hyphantis, Sara Valpione, Giulia Perini, Michael Maes, Gerwyn Morris, Marta Kubera, Cristiano A Köhler, Brisa S Fernandes, Brendon Stubbs, Nicholas Pavlidis, André F Carvalho
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is common among cancer patients, with prevalence rates up to four-times higher than the general population. Depression confers worse outcomes, including non-adherence to treatment and increased mortality in the oncology setting. Advances in the understanding of neurobiological underpinnings of depression have revealed shared biobehavioral mechanisms may contribute to cancer progression. Moreover, psychosocial stressors in cancer promote: (1) inflammation and oxidative/nitrosative stress; (2) a decreased immunosurveillance; and (3) a dysfunctional activation of the autonomic nervous system and of the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal axis...
November 16, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866681/-psychosocial-and-developmental-outcomes-of-tyas-with-cancer-are-there-any-specific-characteristics-for-the-young-adults
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Tanguy Leprince, Dominique Sauveplane, Elise Ricadat, Étienne Seigneur, Gabrielle Marioni
During the last few years, specific support devices and even dedicated units for teenagers and young adults (TYAs - patients grouped in the 15-25 years age group) appeared in oncology. If the existing literature review allows identifying many written work related to the experience of cancer during adolescence, resources about "young adults" are not only far less abundant, but rarely give the definition of what is a "young adult". Based on this observation, it appears necessary, at this stage of our practice, to question the definition and psychosocial outcomes of those psychiatrists and psychologists also call "young adults"...
November 17, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866090/relationship-between-anxiety-disorders-and-domains-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-nigerians-with-breast-cancer
#5
Olamijulo Adedeji Fatiregun, Andrew Toyin Olagunju, Adebayo Rasheed Erinfolami, Olubunmi Ayodele Arogunmati, Omolara Amina Fatiregun, Joseph Dada Adeyemi
PURPOSE: Health Related Quality of life (HRQoL) is increasingly recognised as an important indicator of outcome and well-being in oncology care. We set out in this study to evaluate whether significant association exists between anxiety disorders (ADs) and HRQoL in breast cancer, such that any intervention addressing ADs would potentially improve HRQoL. METHODS: A cross sectional evaluation of 200 attendees of an oncology clinic was done using designed questionnaire to gather socio-demographic and clinical data...
November 17, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863724/-which-approach-of-therapeutic-education-te-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-experience-from-the-te-working-group-of-go-aja
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Nadège Corradini, Loïc Dagorne, Marielle Retailleau, Françoise Rédini, Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Leila Gofti-Laroche, Anne Le Rhun, Nathalie Gaspar
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic education (TE) is a practice developed over 40 years at an international level to give people with chronic illness the skills necessary to help them better manage their disease. The lengthening survival time of cancer patients as well as changes in the patient-caregiver relationship have contributed to the development of TE in oncologic diseases. Every year in France, about 1900 adolescents and young adults (15-25 years old) are diagnosed with cancer which is the second leading cause of death in this age group...
November 15, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832374/-mechanisms-of-chronification-and-potential-addiction-in-tumor-pain-comparison-with-non-tumor-pain-a-review-of-the-literature
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S Wirz, M Schenk, B Kleinmann, K Kieseritzky
BACKGROUND: Due to advances in oncological therapy options and increasing survival rates, the number of cancer patients with persistant pain, who are in need of analgesic therapy has increased. It has been proven that biopsychosocial mechanisms exist in patients with persistant non-cancer pain leading to chronification. Furthermore, addiction has been identified as a complication of analgesic therapy. OBJECTIVE: Can the multidimensional model of chronic pain enhancement and chronification be used for patients with cancer pain, analogue to patients with non-cancer pain? Can addiction sydromes as a result of analgesic treatment be demonstrated? MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this non-systematic review, a literature search was carried out for somatic and psychosocial chronification mechanisms in patients with cancer pain...
November 10, 2016: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818717/using-patient-reported-outcomes-in-oncology-clinical-practice
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Sarah A Kelleher, Tamara J Somers, Tracie Locklear, Alexandra D Crosswell, Amy P Abernethy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly being implemented into the care of patients with cancer. The use of a standard set of PROs (e.g., pain) in cancer is becoming established and there is interest in what additional PROs might provide valuable information. The goal of this observational study was to examine how the PROs of self-efficacy for pain and other symptoms assessed at the point of service were associated with pain, symptom severity and distress, and physical and psychosocial functioning in a sample of breast and gastrointestinal patients...
October 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810569/dignity-and-psychosocial-related-variables-in-advanced-and-non-advanced-cancer-patients-by-using-the-patient-dignity-inventory-italian-version-pdi-it
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Luigi Grassi, Anna Costantini, Rosangela Caruso, Serena Brunetti, Paolo Marchetti, Silvana Sabato, Maria Giulia Nanni
CONTEXT: The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a valid and reliable instrument to measure dignity, as a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing in palliative care patients and an essential dimension for a comprehensive patient-centered approach OBJECTIVES: We examined the factor structure and the correlation of the Italian version of the PDI (PDI-IT) with psychosocial variables among advanced and non-advanced cancer outpatients in two Italian centers. METHODS: In a sample of 194 patients principal component analysis, reliability analysis (Cronbach's coefficient alpha), and correlation analysis of the PDI-IT were performed...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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
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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/27768129/nursing-management-of-advanced-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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Pamela A Lowry, Morganna L Freeman, Jeffery S Russell
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and lethal skin cancer with few known treatment options. Management of this disease is challenging, and oncology nurses must understand the medical, physical, and psychosocial burden that MCC places on the patient and family caregivers. Patients must navigate a complex medical and insurance network that often fails to support patients with rare cancers. Nurses must advocate for these patients to ensure quality comprehensive cancer care.
November 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752508/prevalence-of-depression-and-anxiety-amongst-cancer-patients-in-a-hospital-setting-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Anish Khalil, Muhammad Faheem, Ammad Fahim, Haran Innocent, Zainab Mansoor, Shehrbano Rizvi, Hizra Farrukh
Background. The biomedical care for cancer has not been complemented by psychosocial progressions in cancer care. Objectives. To find the prevalence of anxiety and depression amongst cancer patients in a hospital setting. Design and Setting. This cross-sectional study was conducted at the tertiary care hospitals Shifa International Hospital Islamabad and Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, and Radiotherapy Institute [NORI]. Patients and Methods. 300 patients were interviewed from both the outpatient and inpatient department using The Aga Khan University Anxiety and Depression Scale (AKUADS)...
2016: Psychiatry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752189/exploring-factors-influencing-health-seeking-decisions-and-retention-in-childhood-cancer-treatment-programmes-perspectives-of-parents-in-ghana
#13
Lorna Awo Renner, Deborah McGill
BACKGROUND: Developing countries such as Ghana have very poor childhood cancer survival rates. There is a need to determine reasons for late presentation and treatment abandonment which are major causes of poor survival. Understanding these issues could inform effective strategies for childhood cancer control in resource-constrained settings. AIM: To explore factors influencing parental decision-making for children with cancer in Ghana with regard to health seeking and retention in treatment, in order to provide information that will guide Public Health interventions for childhood cancer control...
September 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750458/experiential-group-work-for-cancer-patients-shaped-by-experiences-of-participants-during-group-intervention
#14
Joan Nee Wey Khng, Ivan Mun Hong Woo, Gilbert Fan
Cancer tends to have an impact on a person's psychological and social well-being. Group work is one approach that can help manage the psychosocial impact of cancer. Group interventions for people living with cancer have existed for a number of decades with a majority of them adopting the cognitive-behavioral approach. While this approach has been found to be efficacious, it may be limited for people who prefer acts of service and metaphors. This article describes an experiential approach to group intervention, an alternative to cognitive-behavioral groups...
October 18, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750443/the-next-challenge-for-psycho-oncology-in-the-uk-targeting-service-quality-and-outcomes
#15
Alex King
The acceptance and provision of psychosocial cancer care in the UK is moving forward positively, aided by patient advocacy and psychologically minded healthcare policies. The unfolding challenge now is of targeting the quality and outcomes of clinical psycho-oncology services. This report outlines the clinically led development of UK-focused guidance to challenge psycho-oncology services to achieve and demonstrate their potential. It discusses how the guidance was particularly framed to encourage small, low-resource services, and outlines the potential benefits for patients...
October 18, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736466/the-perspectives-of-health-professionals-on-the-psychosocial-impact-of-an-altered-appearance-among-adolescents-treated-for-cancer-and-how-to-improve-appearance-related-care
#16
Heidi Williamson, Nichola Rumsey
An altered appearance can impact on the psychosocial well-being of adolescent cancer patients, yet patient reports imply a dearth of appearance-related support. Using a two-phase qualitatively driven mixed methods design, 62 health professionals from a range of UK oncology care settings, provided data relating to their views of the impact of appearance changes on adolescent patients (aged 12-18 years), of delivering appearance-related care, and their training needs. Integrated findings were divided into two main outcomes...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731954/structural-equation-modeling-of-the-relationship-between-posttraumatic-growth-and-psychosocial-factors-in-women-with-breast-cancer
#17
Makiko Tomita, Miyako Takahashi, Nobumi Tagaya, Miyako Kakuta, Ichiro Kai, Takashi Muto
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is a positive psychological change occurring after struggling with a highly challenging experience. The purposes of this study were to investigate how women's demographic and clinical characteristics as well as psychosocial factors are associated with PTG, and to reveal the influence of PTG on depressive symptoms. METHODS: Participants were 157 women with breast cancer (BC) who attended a breast oncology clinic at a university hospital in Japan...
October 12, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708126/-it-gets-into-your-head-as-well-as-your-body-the-experiences-of-patients-with-cancer-during-oncology-treatment-with-curative-intent
#18
Bruno E Aldaz, Gareth J Treharne, Robert G Knight, Tamlin S Conner, David Perez
This study explored the psychosocial experiences of patients with cancer during the course of oncology treatment with curative intent. Our aim was to gather in-depth insights into the shared elements of oncology treatment across a range of cancer types. A total of 10 individuals undergoing oncology treatment participated in semi-structured interviews. Six themes were identified using interpretative phenomenological analysis: diminished well-being, perceived role changes in intimate relationships, heightened awareness of limited time, a new order of priorities, taking things as they come and development of trust in health professionals...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697082/prevalence-risk-factors-and-the-desire-for-help-of-distressed-newly-diagnosed-cancer-patients-a-large-sample-study
#19
Ging-Long Wang, Chih-Tao Cheng, An-Chen Feng, Sheng-Hui Hsu, Yi-Chen Hou, Chiu-Yuan Chiu
OBJECTIVE: Beginning in 2007, all newly diagnosed cancer patients at the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center (KF-SYSCC) were screened for psychosocial distress. Our social workers, as part of the psychosocial care team (PCT), have engaged in proactive outreach with patients identified as distressed. The goal of the present study was to assess the prevalence of psychosocial distress and the extent of contact between the PCT and distressed patients. METHOD: Newly diagnosed patients who were treated at KF-SYSCC between 2007 and 2010 for cancer were eligible if there were at least 100 patients with the same type of cancer...
October 4, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689900/stress-management-leukocyte-transcriptional-changes-and-breast-cancer-recurrence-in-a-randomized-trial-an-exploratory-analysis
#20
Michael H Antoni, Laura C Bouchard, Jamie M Jacobs, Suzanne C Lechner, Devika R Jutagir, Lisa M Gudenkauf, Charles S Carver, Susan Lutgendorf, Steven W Cole, Marc Lippman, Bonnie B Blomberg
PURPOSE: Cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) is an empirically-validated group-based psychosocial intervention. CBSM is related to decreased self-reported indicators of psychological adversity during breast cancer treatment and greater disease-free survival (DFS) vs. a control condition. This study examined relationships between CBSM, DFS, and a potential biobehavioral pathway linking these variables in breast cancer patients through a gene expression composite representing the leukocyte conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA)...
September 24, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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