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Moderators of the effect of psychosocial interventions on fatigue in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer: Individual patient data meta-analyses






CONCLUSIONS: Our findings did not provide evidence that any selected demographic or clinical characteristic, or baseline levels of fatigue or pain, moderated effects of psychosocial interventions on fatigue. A specific focus on decreasing fatigue seems beneficial for patients with breast cancer with clinically relevant fatigue. Continue reading

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Effects and moderators of coping skills training on symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with cancer: Aggregate data and individual patient data meta-analyses






CONCLUSIONS: CST significantly reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety in cancer patients, and particularly when delivered face-to-face, provided by a psychologist, targeted to patients with psychological distress, and given to patients who were younger and received chemotherapy. 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.

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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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Moderators of Exercise Effects on Cancer-related Fatigue: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data






CONCLUSIONS: In this individual patient data meta-analysis, we found statistically significant beneficial effects of exercise interventions on fatigue, irrespective of demographic and clinical characteristics. These findings support a role for exercise, preferably supervised exercise interventions, in clinical practice. Reasons for differential effects in duration require further exploration. Continue reading

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Effects and moderators of exercise on sleep in adults with cancer: Individual patient data and aggregated meta-analyses






CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis provides some evidence that, compared to control conditions, exercise interventions may improve sleep disturbances, but not sleep quality, in cancer patients, although this effect is of a small magnitude. Among the investigated variables, none was found to significantly moderate the effect of exercise interventions on sleep disturbances. Continue reading

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Pace and determinants of implementation of the self-management of well-being group intervention: a multilevel observational study






CONCLUSIONS: This implementation study revealed a strong dependency between professionals and organizations. Results showed that a majority of professionals used the SMW intervention in about 8 months. When the dependency between professionals and organization was taken into account, the professionals’ perception of compatibility was the only remaining determinant of implementation on the professional level. Organizational size and managers’ perception of ‘innovation-task orientation fit’ were… Continue reading

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Targeting Exercise Interventions to Patients With Cancer in Need: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis






CONCLUSION: Although exercise should be encouraged for most cancer patients during and post-treatments, targeting specific subgroups may be especially beneficial and cost effective. For fatigue and PF, interventions during and post-treatment should target patients with high fatigue and low PF. During treatment, patients experience benefit for muscle strength and QoL regardless of baseline values; however, only patients with low baseline values benefit post-treatment. For aerobic fitness,… Continue reading

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Is fatigue a disease-specific or generic symptom in chronic medical conditions?






CONCLUSIONS: Fatigue severity can largely be explained by transdiagnostic factors; the associations vary between chronic diseases in strength and significance. This suggests that severely fatigued patients with different chronic diseases can probably benefit from a transdiagnostic fatigue-approach which focuses on individual patient needs rather than a specific disease. (PsycINFO Database Record Continue reading

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Effects and moderators of psychosocial interventions on quality of life, and emotional and social function in patients with cancer: An individual patient data meta-analysis of 22 RCTs






CONCLUSIONS: PSI significantly improved QoL, EF, and SF, with small overall effects. However, the effects differed by several demographic, clinical, personal, and intervention-related characteristics. Our study highlights the beneficial effects of coping skills training in patients treated with chemotherapy, the importance of targeted interventions, and the need of developing interventions tailored to the specific needs of elderly patients. Continue reading

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