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Showing PubMed Articles 1–25 of 385 from Psycho-oncology

Risk factors of unmet needs among women with breast cancer in the post-treatment phase.

Unmet health care needs require additional care resources to achieve optimal patient well-being. In this nationwide study we examined associations between a number of risk factors and unmet needs after treatment among women with breast cancer, while taking into account their health care practices. We expected that more care use would be associated with lower levels of unmet needs.

High Prevalence of Persistent Emotional Distress in Desmoid Tumor.

Clinical experience suggests a high prevalence of emotional distress in patients with desmoid tumor (DT). We examine longitudinal Distress Assessment and Response Tool (DART) scores to estimate prevalence and persistence of distress, and compare cross sectional data between DT and malignant sarcoma cohorts, to identify predictors of distress.

Development and refinement of FoRtitude: An eHealth intervention to reduce fear of recurrence (FoR) among breast cancer survivors.

When Kindness Falls Apart: The Disrupting Effect of Dependency, Perfectionism and Narcissism in Adjusting to Cancer.

Psychosocial consequences in offspring of women with breast cancer.

Breast cancer (BC) accounts for 24% of female cancers, with approximately one-quarter of women likely to have offspring aged

Self-efficacy for coping with cancer in glioma patients measured by the Cancer Behavior Inventory Brief version.

Psychobehavioral risk factors for financial hardship and poor functional outcomes in survivors of multiple primary cancers.

Survivors of multiple primary cancers (MPC) are at increased risk for poor health outcomes compared to survivors of single cancers. Using an adapted psychobehavioral stress-response model, the study purpose was to identify pathways and individual risk factors associated with poor health outcomes in adults with MPC.

A Qualitative Study of Smoking-Related Causal Attributions and Risk Perceptions in Cervical Cancer Survivors.

The prevalence of smoking among cervical cancer survivors typically exceeds what is found among women in the general population and other cancer survivors. Yet, there is a dearth of literature on risk and protective factors related to smoking among cervical cancer survivors, especially when it comes to identification of variables that are amendable to intervention. To help fill this gap in the literature, this qualitative study examines the nature of smoking-related causal attributions and risk perceptions ...

Use of antidepressants in women after prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy: A Danish national cohort study.

To investigate the association between prophylactic bilateral oophorectomy and use of antidepressants in women with a family history of cancer.

Enhancing palliative care patient access to psychological counseling through outreach telehealth services.

Palliative care encompasses an interdisciplinary team, including mental health care professionals, to address psychological distress of cancer patients.

A critical literature review of dyadic web-based interventions to support cancer patients and their caregivers, and directions for future research.

With the rapid development of the Internet, e-health interventions are becoming popular and are showing positive impacts. Cancer affects not only patients, but also their caregivers, leading to a recognition that cancer patient-caregiver dyads cope with cancer as a unit rather than as individuals. The objectives of this paper are to explore web-based interventions for cancer patient-caregiver dyads coping with cancer from the aspects of intervention content, delivery format, outcome measurements, and outcom...

Undergraduate Training in Breaking Bad News: A Continuation Study Exploring the Patient Perspective.

This paper reports on the continuation of an initial study that demonstrated the effectiveness, as rated by experts, of an undergraduate training in breaking bad news (BBN) using simulated patient (SP) and individual feedback. The current study aimed to further explore whether such an individualized training approach also has positive effects from the perspective of the patient, using the analogue patient (AP) methodology.

Using Cognition to Predict the Ability to Understand Medical Treatment in Brain and Metastatic Cancer.

To determine if cognition can identify persons with cancer at high risk for the impaired ability to understand treatment decisions.

Nurses' experiences and attitudes toward diagnosis disclosure for cancer patients in China: a qualitative study.

To qualitatively investigate and explore oncology nurses' perceptions of cancer diagnosis disclosure (CDD) for cancer patients.

A Feasible and Acceptable Multicultural Psychosocial Intervention Targeting Symptom Management in the Context of Advanced Breast Cancer.

Advanced breast cancer patients around the world experience high symptom burden (i.e., distress, pain, fatigue) and are in need of psychosocial interventions that target symptom management. This study examined the feasibility, acceptability, and engagement of a psychosocial intervention that uses cognitive-behavioral strategies along with mindfulness and values-based activity to enhance patients' ability to manage symptoms of advanced disease in a cross-cultural setting (United States, Singapore). Pre- to p...

Ten-year quality of life outcomes in men with prostate cancer.


The primary objective of this research was to examine patterns of parent-child relationship functioning among pediatric cancer survivors and their caregivers across a variety of relationship indicators (i.e., Involvement, Attachment, Communication, Parenting Confidence, and Relational Frustration), and evaluate how these factors relate to psychosocial outcomes in survivors.

Development and usability testing of the e-EXCELS tool to guide cancer survivorship follow-up care.

The aim of this study is to describe a user-centered (e.g., cancer survivors and clinicians) development process of an eHealth tool designed to facilitate self-management of cancer survivorship follow-up care.

Internet-delivered Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression in cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial.

Internet-delivered interventions may alleviate distress in cancer survivors with limited access to psychological face-to-face treatment. In collaboration with a group of cancer survivors, we developed and tested the efficacy of a therapist-assisted internet-delivered mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (iMBCT) program for anxiety and depression in cancer survivors.

Development of a Multigenerational Digital Lifestyle Intervention for Women Cancer Survivors and their Families.

This paper presents the results of a study developed to inform the design of a multigenerational digital lifestyle intervention for overweight/obese women cancer survivors and their families. We followed the first six phases of the Integrate, Design, Assess, and Share (IDEAS) framework.

We are in this together - Aren't we? Congruence of Common Dyadic Coping and Psychological Distress of Couples facing Breast Cancer.

Breast cancer (BC) can be understood as a we-disease, which affects the couple as a unit and requires coping as a unit (e.g., common dyadic coping, CDC). However, partners can be incongruent in their perception of CDC, for example due to misunderstandings, lack of mutuality or conflict, which may likely be associated with greater distress. Thus, this paper examines the effect of CDC congruence on individual psychological distress in cancer patients and their partners.

Assessment of psychosocial dimensions of return to work after a cancer diagnosis: current perspectives and future opportunities.

No effect of CBT-based online self-help training to reduce fear of cancer recurrence: First results of the CAREST multicenter randomized controlled trial.

Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a common consequence of surviving cancer, therefore an easily accessible self-help training could help many cancer survivors to deal with FCR at low costs. The CAncer REcurrence Self-help Training [CAREST] trial evaluates the effectiveness of an online tailored self-help training, based on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy principles in breast cancer survivors. Also, possible predictors for benefitting from the online self-help training were examined.

Development of psychosocial oncology care in China: Consultation-liaison psychiatric service in a cancer center.

Feasibility and acceptability of using an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) to assess decision making about sun protection.

We developed an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS), an automated telephone survey technology, to assess real-time decision making about sun protection. We examined the feasibility and acceptability of IVRS in this electronic health (eHealth) context.

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