Monthly Archives: January 2017

Study protocol of the TIRED study: a randomised controlled trial comparing either graded exercise therapy for severe fatigue or cognitive behaviour therapy with usual care in patients with incurable cancer






BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common and debilitating symptom for patients with incurable cancer receiving systemic treatment with palliative intent. There is evidence that non-pharmacological interventions such as graded exercise therapy (GET) or cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) reduce cancer-related fatigue in disease-free cancer patients and in patients receiving treatment with curative intent. These interventions may also result in a reduction of fatigue in patients receiving treatment with… Continue reading

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Changes of Perceived Control after Kidney Transplantation: a prospective Study.






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Changes of Perceived Control after Kidney Transplantation: a prospective Study.
J Adv Nurs. 2017 Jan 25;:
Authors: Schulz T, Niesing J, Homan Van Der Heide JJ, Westerhuis R, Ploeg RJ, Ranchor AV
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Changes of perceived control after kidney transplantation: a prospective study






CONCLUSION: A considerable number of patients report increased levels of perceived control after transplantation that are associated with a subsequent decrease in psychological distress. Results emphasize the importance of perceived control and could inform interventions to facilitate well-being after kidney transplantation. Continue reading

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Sustaining program effectiveness after implementation: The case of the self-management of well-being group intervention for older adults






CONCLUSION: The effectiveness of the SMW group intervention was reproduced after implementation, with similar participant adherence, minimal changes in the group reached, and high program fidelity. Continue reading

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Satisfaction with sex life in sexually active heterosexual couples dealing with breast cancer: a nationwide longitudinal study






CONCLUSION: Satisfaction with sex life in sexually active couples dealing with BC needs to be seen as a couple issue. Health professionals should take the partner into account when addressing sexuality issues. Couples’ functioning and relationship-related factors may be promising targets for couple interventions. Continue reading

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The role of pain behaviour and family caregiver responses in the link between pain catastrophising and pain intensity: A moderated mediation model






CONCLUSIONS: The findings are in line with the idea that family caregivers’ solicitous and distracting responses convey to patients that their condition is serious, which may reinforce patients’ pain and pain behaviours, especially in those who catastrophise. Continue reading

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