Monthly Archives: May 2021

Attitudes and Perceptions of Parenthood Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer






Purpose: Increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors enter adulthood and encounter decisions surrounding parenthood. However, limited research has systematically examined how childhood cancer may influence parenthood attitudes among survivors. Methods: Adult survivors of childhood cancer, who had or wanted to have children (N = 77; M(age) = 30.2 years, range: 22-43; 91% White), rated their perceived impact of cancer at enrollment and parenthood attitudes using the “Attitudes to Parenthood… Continue reading

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Parenthood Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer






Purpose: Increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors enter adulthood and encounter decisions surrounding parenthood. However, limited research has systematically examined how childhood cancer may influence parenthood attitudes among survivors. Methods: Adult survivors of childhood cancer, who had or wanted to have children (N = 77; M(age) = 30.2 years, range: 22-43; 91% White), rated their perceived impact of cancer at enrollment and parenthood attitudes using the “Attitudes to Parenthood… Continue reading

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Trajectories of fatigue in cancer patients during psychological care






CONCLUSIONS: Fatigue is very common during psycho-oncological care, and notably not clinically improving. As symptoms of fatigue, depression, anxiety and physical symptoms often cluster, supplementary fatigue treatment should be considered when it is decided to treat other symptoms first. Continue reading

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Trajectories of fatigue in cancer patients during psychological care






CONCLUSIONS: Fatigue is very common during psycho-oncological care, and notably not clinically improving. As symptoms of fatigue, depression, anxiety and physical symptoms often cluster, supplementary fatigue treatment should be considered when it is decided to treat other symptoms first. Continue reading

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Psychological functioning and well-being before and after bariatric surgery; what is the benefit of being self-compassionate?






CONCLUSIONS: Even though pre-operative self-compassion was not directly associated with a lower 12-month post-operative BMI, it had a positive relationship with patients’ post-operative well-being and self-efficacy for controlling eating behaviour. In turn, this could help patients to manage their health long after bariatric surgery. Further work regarding the role of self-compassion on long-term health outcomes would be worthwhile. Continue reading

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Psychological functioning and well-being before and after bariatric surgery; what is the benefit of being self-compassionate?






CONCLUSIONS: Even though pre-operative self-compassion was not directly associated with a lower 12-month post-operative BMI, it had a positive relationship with patients’ post-operative well-being and self-efficacy for controlling eating behaviour. In turn, this could help patients to manage their health long after bariatric surgery. Further work regarding the role of self-compassion on long-term health outcomes would be worthwhile. Continue reading

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Changes in empowerment and anxiety of patients and parents during genetic counselling for epilepsy






Genetic testing and counselling are increasingly important in epilepsy care, aiming at finding a diagnosis, understanding aetiology and improving treatment and outcome. The psychological impact of genetic counselling from patients’ or parents’ perspectives is, however, unknown. We studied the counselee-reported outcome of genetic counselling before and after genetic testing for epilepsy by evaluating empowerment – a key outcome goal of counselling reflecting cognitive, decisional and behavioural… Continue reading

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Changes in empowerment and anxiety of patients and parents during genetic counselling for epilepsy






Genetic testing and counselling are increasingly important in epilepsy care, aiming at finding a diagnosis, understanding aetiology and improving treatment and outcome. The psychological impact of genetic counselling from patients’ or parents’ perspectives is, however, unknown. We studied the counselee-reported outcome of genetic counselling before and after genetic testing for epilepsy by evaluating empowerment – a key outcome goal of counselling reflecting cognitive, decisional and behavioural… Continue reading

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