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Recent Publications by Members of the Psychosocial Study Group


Management of side effects during and post-treatment in breast cancer survivors. Palesh O, Scheiber C, Kesler S, Mustian K, Koopman C, Schapira L. Breast J. 2018 Mar;24(2):167-175.

Experiences and unmet needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people with cancer care: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Lisy K, Peters MDJ, Schofield P, Jefford M. Psychooncology. 2018 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Patient perceptions of treatment-free remission in chronic myeloid leukemia. Villemagne Sanchez LA, O'Callaghan C, Gough K, Hall K, Kashima Y, Seymour JF, Schofield P, Ross DM. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Feb;59(2):406-415.

Testing the feasibility of using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) to assess caregiver symptom burden. Tanco K, Vidal M, Arthur J, Delgado Guay M, Hui D, Liu D, Chisholm G, Bruera E. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Feb;16(1):14-22.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Advanced Cancer Patients Who Received Palliative Care at a Public Hospital Compared with Those at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Delgado-Guay MO, Ferrer J, Ochoa J, Cantu H, Williams JL, Park M, Bruera E. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Measuring recall of medical information in non-English-speaking people with cancer: A methodology. Lipson-Smith R, Hyatt A, Murray A, Butow P, Hack TF, Jefford M, Ozolins U, Hale S, Schofield P. Health Expect. 2018 Feb;21(1):288-299. doi: 10.1111/hex.12614. Epub 2017 Sep 22. Free PMC Article

Developing Written Information for Cancer Survivors from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: Lessons Learnt. Wiley G, Piper A, Phyllis Butow AM, Schofield P, Douglas F, Roy J, Nolte L, Jefford M. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Jan-Mar;5(1):121-126  Free PMC Article

Expert agreed standards for the selection and development of cancer support group leaders: an online reactive Delphi study. Pomery A, Schofield P, Xhilaga M, Gough K. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jan;26(1):99-108. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3819-0. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Study protocol for Enhancing Parenting In Cancer (EPIC): development and evaluation of a brief psycho-educational intervention to support parents with cancer who have young children. Stafford L, Sinclair M, Turner J, Newman L, Wakefield C, Krishnasamy M, Mann GB, Gilham L, Mason K, Rauch P, Cannell J, Schofield P. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2017 Dec 11;3:72.  eCollection 2017. Free PMC Article

The distress thermometer predicts subjective, but not objective, cognitive complaints six months after treatment initiation in cancer patients. Lycke M, Lefebvre T, Pottel L, Pottel H, Ketelaars L, Stellamans K, Eygen KV, Vergauwe P, Werbrouck P, Goethals L, Schofield P, Boterberg T, Debruyne PR. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2017 Nov-Dec;35(6):741-757.

The impact of personal-, disease- and work-related factors on work ability of women with breast cancer living in the community: a cross-sectional survey study. Cheung K, Ching SYS, Chan A, Cheung D, Cheung SYP. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Nov;25(11):3495-3504.

Mapping unmet supportive care needs, quality-of-life perceptions and current symptoms in cancer survivors across the Asia-Pacific region: results from the International STEP Study. Molassiotis A, Yates P, Li Q, So WKW, Pongthavornkamol K, Pittayapan P, Komatsu H, Thandar M, Li MS, Titus Chacko S, Lopez V, Butcon J, Wyld D, Chan RJ; STEP Study Collaborators. Ann Oncol. 2017 Oct 1;28(10):2552-2558.

Effects of childhood trauma exposure and cortisol levels on cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors. Kamen C, Scheiber C, Janelsins M, Jo B, Shen H, Palesh O. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Oct;72:163-171.

Communication challenges experienced by migrants with cancer: A comparison of migrant and English-speaking Australian-born cancer patients. Hyatt A, Lipson-Smith R, Schofield P, Gough K, Sze M, Aldridge L, Goldstein D, Jefford M, Bell ML, Butow P. Health Expect. 2017 Oct;20(5):886-895. Free PMC Article

Effect of Lorazepam With Haloperidol vs Haloperidol Alone on Agitated Delirium in Patients With Advanced Cancer Receiving Palliative Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Hui D, Frisbee-Hume S, Wilson A, Dibaj SS, Nguyen T, De La Cruz M, Walker P, Zhukovsky DS, Delgado-Guay M, Vidal M, Epner D, Reddy A, Tanco K, Williams J, Hall S, Liu D, Hess K, Amin S, Breitbart W, Bruera E. JAMA. 2017 Sep 19;318(11):1047-1056.

Differences in experiences of care between patients diagnosed with metastatic cancer of known and unknown primaries: mixed-method findings from the 2013 cancer patient experience survey in England. Wagland R, Bracher M, Drosdowsky A, Richardson A, Symons J, Mileshkin L, Schofield P. BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 27;7(9):e017881. 

Psychosocial interventions for managing occupational stress and burnout among medical doctors: a systematic review. Clough BA, March S, Chan RJ, Casey LM, Phillips R, Ireland MJ. Syst Rev. 2017 Jul 17;6(1):144.  Free PMC Article

Physical Activity and Survival in Women With Advanced Breast Cancer. Palesh O, Kamen C, Sharp S, Golden A, Neri E, Spiegel D, Koopman C. Cancer Nurs. 2017 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Pragmatic, consensus-based minimum standards and structured interview to guide the selection and development of cancer support group leaders: a protocol paper. Pomery A, Schofield P, Xhilaga M, Gough K. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 30;7(6):e014408. Free PMC Article

Predictors of baseline cancer-related cognitive impairment in cancer patients scheduled for a curative treatment.  Lycke M, Pottel L, Pottel H, Ketelaars L, Stellamans K, Van Eygen K, Vergauwe P, Werbrouck P, Goethals L, Schofield P, Boterberg T, Debruyne PR. Psychooncology. 2017 May;26(5):632-639. 

The Caregiving Quandary. Boyle DA. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Apr 1;21(2):139. doi: 10.1188/17.CJON.139. PMID: 28315548 Free Article

Perceptions of cancer of unknown primary site: a national survey of Australian medical oncologists. Karapetis CS, Guccione L, Tattersall MH, Gooden H, Vajdic CM, Lambert S, Robotin M, Mileshkin L, Schofield P.  Intern Med J. 2017 Apr;47(4):408-414

A systematic review of psychotherapeutic interventions for women with metastatic breast cancer: Context matters. Beatty L, Kemp E, Butow P, Girgis A, Schofield P, Turner J, Hulbert-Williams NJ, Levesque JV, Koczwara B. Psychooncology. 2017 Apr 22.  [Epub ahead of print]

Health promotion and psychological interventions for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: A systematic literature review. Bradford NK, Chan RJ. Cancer Treat Rev. 2017 Apr;55:57-70. Epub 2017 Mar 6. 

Communication challenges experienced by migrants with cancer: A comparison of migrant and English-speaking Australian-born cancer patients. Hyatt A, Lipson-Smith R, Schofield P, Gough K, Sze M, Aldridge L, Goldstein D, Jefford M, Bell ML, Butow P. Health Expect. 2017 Mar 5.

Minority stress, psychosocial resources, and psychological distress among sexual minority breast cancer survivors. Kamen C, Jabson JM, Mustian KM, Boehmer U. Health Psychol. 2017 Jun;36(6):529-537. 

Social Support, Insomnia, and Adherence to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia After Cancer Treatment. Kamen C, Garland SN, Heckler CE, Peoples AR, Kleckner IR, Cole CL, Perlis ML, Morrow GR, Mustian KM, Roscoe JA. Behav Sleep Med. 2017 Jan 27:1-13.

Effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and armodafinil on quality of life in cancer survivors: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Peoples AR, Garland SN, Perlis ML, Savard J, Heckler CE, Kamen CS, Ryan JL, Mustian KM, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Morrow GR, Roscoe JA. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Jun;11(3):401-409. 

Perceptions of cancer of unknown primary site: a national survey of Australian medical oncologists. Karapetis CS, Guccione L, Tattersall MH, Gooden H, Vajdic CM, Lambert S, Robotin M, Mileshkin L, Schofield P. Intern Med J. 2017 Apr;47(4):408-414. 

Self-guided interventions for managing psychological distress in people with cancer - A systematic review. Ugalde A, Haynes K, Boltong A, White V, Krishnasamy M, Schofield P, Aranda S, Livingston P. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 May;100(5):846-857. Free Full Text

A culturally adapted survivorship programme for Asian early stage breast cancer patients in Singapore: A randomized, controlled trial. Chan A, Gan YX, Oh SK, Ng T, Shwe M, Chan R, Ng R, Goh B, Tan YP, Fan G. Psychooncology. 2016 Dec 26. 

Cancer patients' experiences with nature: Normalizing dichotomous realities. Blaschke S, O'Callaghan CC, Schofield P, Salander P. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Jan;172:107-114.

Communication skills training for radiation therapists: preparing patients for radiation therapy. Halkett G, O'Connor M, Aranda S, Jefford M, Merchant S, York D, Miller L, Schofield P. J Med Radiat Sci. 2016 Dec;63(4):232-241.

Nurse-led group consultation intervention reduces depressive symptoms in men with localised prostate cancer: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Schofield P, Gough K, Lotfi-Jam K, Bergin R, Ugalde A, Dudgeon P, Crellin W, Schubach K, Foroudi F, Tai KH, Duchesne G, Sanson-Fisher R, Aranda S. BMC Cancer. 2016 Aug 16;16:637. Free Full Text

ProCare Trial: a phase II randomized controlled trial of shared care for follow-up of men with prostate cancer. Emery JD, Jefford M, King M, Hayne D, Martin A, Doorey J, Hyatt A, Habgood E, Lim T, Hawks C, Pirotta M, Trevena L, Schofield P. BJU Int. 2017 Mar;119(3):381-389. 

Predictors of baseline cancer-related cognitive impairment in cancer patients scheduled for a curative treatment. Lycke M, Pottel L, Pottel H, Ketelaars L, Stellamans K, Van Eygen K, Vergauwe P, Werbrouck P, Goethals L, Schofield P, Boterberg T, Debruyne PR. Psychooncology. 2017 May;26(5):632-639.

Effects of armodafinil and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia on sleep continuity and daytime sleepiness in cancer survivors. Garland SN, Roscoe JA, Heckler CE, Barilla H, Gehrman P, Findley JC, Peoples AR, Morrow GR, Kamen C, Perlis ML. Sleep Med. 2016 Apr;20:18-24. Free Full Text

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nurse-Led Supportive Care Package (SurvivorCare) for Survivors of Colorectal Cancer. Jefford M, Gough K, Drosdowsky A, Russell L, Aranda S, Butow P, Phipps-Nelson J, Young J, Krishnasamy M, Ugalde A, King D, Strickland A, Franco M, Blum R, Johnson C, Ganju V, Shapiro J, Chong G, Charlton J, Haydon A, Schofield P. Oncologist. 2016 Aug;21(8):1014-23. 

Are audio recordings the answer? - a pilot study of a communication intervention for non-English speaking patients with cancer. Lipson-Smith R, Hyatt A, Butow P, Hack TF, Jefford M, Hale S, Hocking A, Sirianni M, Ozolins U, Yiu D, Schofield P. Psychooncology. 2016 Oct;25(10):1237-1240.

Is it possible to encourage hope in non-advanced cancer patients? We must try. Ripamonti CI, Miccinesi G, Pessi MA, Di Pede P, Ferrari M. Ann Oncol. 2016 Mar;27(3):513-9. 

Modafinil Moderates the Relationship Between Cancer-Related Fatigue and Depression in 541 Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. Conley CC, Kamen CS, Heckler CE, Janelsins MC, Morrow GR, Peppone LJ, Scalzo AJ, Gross H, Dakhil S, Mustian KM, Palesh OG. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Feb;36(1):82-5. Free Full Text

A Dyadic Exercise Intervention to Reduce Psychological Distress Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Cancer Survivors. Kamen C, Heckler C, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, McMahon JM, Morrow GR, Bowen D, Mustian K. LGBT Health. 2015 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] Free Full Text

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, but not armodafinil, improves fatigue in cancer survivors with insomnia: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Heckler CE, Garland SN, Peoples AR, Perlis ML, Shayne M, Morrow GR, Kamen C, Hoefler J, Roscoe JA. Support Care Cancer. 2016 May;24(5):2059-2066. Free Full Text

Frequency, intensity, and correlates of spiritual pain in advanced cancer patients assessed in a supportive/palliative care clinic. Delgado-Guay MO, Chisholm G, Williams J, Frisbee-Hume S, Ferguson AO, Bruera E. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Aug;14(4):341-8.

Improving Spiritual Well-Being in Patients with Lung Cancers.

Piderman KM, Sytsma TT, Frost MH, Novotny PJ, Rausch Osian SM, Solberg Nes L, Patten CA, Sloan JA, Rummans TA, Bronars CA, Yang P, Clark MM. J Pastoral Care Counsel. 2015 Sep;69(3):156-62. Free Full Text

Addressing the psychosocial wellbeing of teenage children of cancer patients and survivors. Annunziata MA, Muzzatti B, Surbone A. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Feb;24(2):509-511.

Occupational stress in oncology nurse caregiving: caring for ourselves. Boyle DA. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Oct;19(5):499. Free Full Text

Financial Distress and Its Associations With Physical and Emotional Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Advanced Cancer Patients. Delgado-Guay M, Ferrer J, Rieber AG, Rhondali W, Tayjasanant S, Ochoa J, Cantu H, Chisholm G, Williams J, Frisbee-Hume S, Bruera E. Oncologist. 2015 Sep;20(9):1092-8. Free Full Text

"I might not have cancer if you didn't mention it": a qualitative study on information needed by culturally diverse cancer survivors. O'Callaghan C, Schofield P, Butow P, Nolte L, Price M, Tsintziras S, Sze M, Thein T, Yiu D, Mireskandari S, Goldstein D, Jefford M. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Jan;24(1):409-18. 

Hope, optimism and survival in a randomised trial of chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer. Schofield PE, Stockler MR, Zannino D, Tebbutt NC, Price TJ, Simes RJ, Wong N, Pavlakis N, Ransom D, Moylan E, Underhill C, Wyld D, Burns I, Ward R, Wilcken N, Jefford M. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Jan;24(1):401-8. 

Assessment of mental health literacy in patients with breast cancer. Cheung YT, Ong YY, Ng T, Tan YP, Fan G, Chan CW, Molassiotis A, Chan A. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2016 Jun;22(3):437-47. 

What are the barriers of quality survivorship care for haematology cancer patients? Qualitative insights from cancer nurses. Langbecker D, Ekberg S, Yates P, Chan A, Chan RJ. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Feb;10(1):122-30. 

Erratum to: Psychological distress, quality of life, symptoms and unmet needs of colorectal cancer survivors near the end of treatment. Russell L, Gough K, Drosdowsky A, Schofield P, Aranda S, Butow PN, Westwood JA, Krishnasamy M, Young JM, Phipps-Nelson J, King D, Jefford M. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Sep;9(3):471.

Association of proinflammatory cytokines and chemotherapy-associated cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients: a multi-centered, prospective, cohort study. Cheung YT, Ng T, Shwe M, Ho HK, Foo KM, Cham MT, Lee JA, Fan G, Tan YP, Yong WS, Madhukumar P, Loo SK, Ang SF, Wong M, Chay WY, Ooi WS, Dent RA, Yap YS, Ng R, Chan A. Ann Oncol. 2015 Jul;26(7):1446-51. Free Full Text

Developing an Evidence-Based, Nurse-Led Psychoeducational Intervention With Peer Support in Gynecologic Oncology. Bergin RJ, Grogan SM, Bernshaw D, Juraskova I, Penberthy S, Mileshkin LR, Krishnasamy M, Hocking AC, Aranda SK, Schofield PE. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Mar-Apr;39(2):E19-30. 

Follow-up care practices and barriers to breast cancer survivorship: perspectives from Asian oncology practitioners. Ng T, Toh MR, Cheung YT, Chan A. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Nov;23(11):3193-200. 

Partner support and anxiety in young women with breast cancer. Borstelmann NA, Rosenberg SM, Ruddy KJ, Tamimi RM, Gelber S, Schapira L, Come S, Borges V, Morgan E, Partridge AH. Psychooncology. 2015 Dec;24(12):1679-85.

Disparities in psychological distress impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors. Kamen C, Mustian KM, Dozier A, Bowen DJ, Li Y. Psychooncology. 2015 Nov;24(11):1384-91. Free Full Text

The association between partner support and psychological distress among prostate cancer survivors in a nationwide study. Kamen C, Mustian KM, Heckler C, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Mohile S, McMahon JM, Lord R, Flynn PJ, Weiss M, Spiegel D, Morrow GR. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Sep;9(3):492-9. 

Psychological distress, quality of life, symptoms and unmet needs of colorectal cancer survivors near the end of treatment. Russell L, Gough K, Drosdowsky A, Schofield P, Aranda S, Butow PN, Westwood JA, Krishnasamy M, Young JM, Phipps-Nelson J, King D, Jefford M. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Sep;9(3):462-70.Erratum in: J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Sep;9(3):471.