There is ongoing debate whether cancer qualifies as traumatic stressor. We investigated prevalence and course of posttraumatic stress in patients with early breast cancer (BC) during their first year after diagnosis and determined effects of mastectomy and chemotherapy.
Patients with stage 0–III BC aged ≤65 years were evaluated with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM‐IV...
Extended hospitalization for school‐aged cancer patients increases their risk of social marginalization. School‐aged children mature through peer‐interaction, but healthcare providers fail to incorporate this in rehabilitation efforts. The RESPECT study offers classmates to cancer patients to become ambassadors during hospital stays. This study explores classmate decision‐making patterns...
There is a growing body of literature examining benefit finding, or finding positive outcomes in the face of adversity, among both adults and children with chronic conditions, and to some degree among caregivers. This study examined demographic, medical, and psychosocial predictors of greater benefit finding specifically among caregivers of childhood cancer survivors.
Although cancer patients frequently experience self‐perceived burden to others, this perception has not been enough studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of self‐perceived burden to the primary caregiver (SPB‐PC) and associated factors in an older patient population with hematologic malignancies at the time of chemotherapy initiation.
In total, 166 consecutive...
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