Monthly Archives: May 2020

Adherence to Blended or Face-to-Face Smoking Cessation Treatment and Predictors of Adherence: Randomized Controlled Trial






CONCLUSIONS: This study represents one of the first attempts to thoroughly compare adherence and predictors of adherence of a blended smoking cessation treatment to an equivalent face-to-face treatment. Interestingly, although the overall adherence to both treatments appeared to be high, adherence within the blended treatment was much higher for the face-to-face mode than for the web mode. This supports the idea that in blended treatment, one mode of delivery can compensate for the weaknesses of… Continue reading

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Supporting Self-Management of Cardiovascular Diseases Through Remote Monitoring Technologies: Metaethnography Review of Frameworks, Models, and Theories Used in Research and Development






CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this review support and exemplify the numerous possibilities in the use of frameworks, models, and theories to guide research and development of eHealth. Participatory, user-centered design, and integration with empirical evidence and theoretical modeling were widely identified principles in the literature. On the contrary, less attention has been given to the integration of implementation in the development process and supporting novel eHealth-based health care… Continue reading

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Distress and mental health care and medication use among survivors of multiple primary cancer diagnoses: Findings from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey.






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Distress and mental health care and medication use among survivors of multiple primary cancer diagnoses: Findings from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey.

J Psychosom Res. 2020 May 11;134:110137

Authors: Andrykowski MA, Goedendorp MM

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Over 1 million survivors of multiple primary cancer (MPC) diagnoses reside in the USA. Information regarding their physical and mental health status is limited. This study examined distress and mental health care use among MPC survivors relative to survivors of a single primary cancer (SPC) diagnosis.
METHODS: Using the 2016 National Health Information Survey, MPC survivors (n = 265), SPC survivors (n = 2103), and no cancer controls (NCC; n = 28,320) were identified. The MPC group was compared to the SPC and NCC groups with regard to multiple distress indices and use of mental health care and anxiety and depression medication.
RESULTS: Relative to the SPC group, the MPC group reported more Total Distress (M = 9.59 vs. 8.84; p < .001), and were more likely to report daily or weekly anxiety feelings (OR = 2.07; p < .001), meet criteria for serious psychological distress (OR = 1.49; p = .02) and have talked to a mental health professional (OR = 1.75; p = .01). Comparison of MPC and NweCC groups yielded similar results. The MPC group did not differ from the SPC or NCC groups in severity of anxiety or depression feelings, distress interference, or anxiety and depression medication use.
CONCLUSIONS: MPC survivors reported greater distress relative to SPC survivors. The clinical significance of this greater distress is unclear, however. While MPC survivors were more likely to have talked to a mental health professional, uptake of mental health care appeared to be suboptimal. MPC and SPC survivors might be considered distinct subgroups and increased attention devoted to potentially unique mental and physical health needs of MPC survivors.

PMID: 32417691 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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Distress and mental health care and medication use among survivors of multiple primary cancer diagnoses: Findings from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey






CONCLUSIONS: MPC survivors reported greater distress relative to SPC survivors. The clinical significance of this greater distress is unclear, however. While MPC survivors were more likely to have talked to a mental health professional, uptake of mental health care appeared to be suboptimal. MPC and SPC survivors might be considered distinct subgroups and increased attention devoted to potentially unique mental and physical health needs of MPC survivors. Continue reading

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