Journal of Cancer Survivorship

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List of Papers (Total 78)

An international review and meta-analysis of prehabilitation compared to usual care for cancer patients

Purpose The purpose of the study is to systematically review and synthesise randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of prehabilitation compared to usual care for newly diagnosed, adult-onset cancer patients. Methods MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and SSCI were searched up to April 2017. Studies were included if disease-related, treatment-related, ...

Identifying the subtypes of cancer-related fatigue: results from the population-based PROFILES registry

Purpose Little research has been done to identify possible cancer-related fatigue (CRF) subtypes and to classify cancer survivors accordingly. We aimed to identify CRF subtypes in a large population-based sample of (long term) stage I–III colorectal cancer survivors. We also identified factors associated with the CRF subtypes. Methods Respondents completed the Multidimensional ...

Colorectal cancer patient’s self-efficacy for managing illness-related problems in the first 2 years after diagnosis, results from the ColoREctal Well-being (CREW) study

Purpose There is a growing emphasis on self-management of cancer aftercare. Little is known about patient’s self-efficacy (confidence) to manage illness-related problems and how this changes over time. This paper describes the patterns of self-efficacy for managing illness-related problems amongst colorectal cancer patients in the 2 years following diagnosis. Methods In this ...

Digital health behaviour change interventions targeting physical activity and diet in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Purpose The number of cancer survivors has risen substantially due to improvements in early diagnosis and treatment. Health behaviours such as physical activity (PA) and diet can reduce recurrence and mortality, and alleviate negative consequences of cancer and treatments. Digital behaviour change interventions (DBCIs) have the potential to reach large numbers of cancer survivors. ...

A user-centred approach to developing bWell, a mobile app for arm and shoulder exercises after breast cancer treatment

Purpose The study aim was to develop a mobile application (app) supported by user preferences to optimise self-management of arm and shoulder exercises for upper-limb dysfunction (ULD) after breast cancer treatment. Methods Focus groups with breast cancer patients were held to identify user needs and requirements. Behaviour change techniques were explored by researchers and ...

Outcomes of preexisting diabetes mellitus in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer

Purpose Preexisting diabetes is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in cancer. We examined the impact of incident cancer on the long-term outcomes of diabetes. Methods Using the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink, we identified three cohorts of diabetes patients subsequently diagnosed with breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer, each matched to ...

The pervasive nature of uncertainty—a qualitative study of patients with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers

Purpose The aim of this study was to explore the impact of extended cancer survival on broader aspects of life and wellbeing such as occupational, financial and family life for patients with advanced cancer and their nominated informal caregivers. Methods In-depth qualitative interviews were transcribed verbatim. A thematic framework was developed from an initial process of open ...

Employers’ experience of employees with cancer: trajectories of complex communication

Purpose Remaining in paid work is of great importance for cancer survivors, and employers play a crucial role in achieving this. Return to work (RTW) is best seen as a process. This study aims to provide insight into (1) Dutch employers’ experiences with RTW of employees with cancer and (2) the employers’ needs for support regarding this process. Methods Thirty employer ...

Long-term effectiveness and moderators of a web-based tailored intervention for cancer survivors on social and emotional functioning, depression, and fatigue: randomized controlled trial

Purpose The web-based computer-tailored Kanker Nazorg Wijzer (Cancer Aftercare Guide) supports cancer survivors with psychosocial issues during cancer recovery. The current study investigates whether the 6-month effects in increasing emotional and social functioning and reducing depression and fatigue hold at 12 months from baseline. Moreover, it explores whether patient ...

Exploring the digital technology preferences of teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer and survivors: a cross-sectional service evaluation questionnaire

Purpose Digital technology has the potential to support teenagers and young adults (TYAs) with cancer from the onset of their disease into survivorship. We aimed to establish (1) the current pattern of use of TYA digital technologies within our service-user population, and (2) their preferences regarding digital information and support within the service. Methods A cross-sectional ...

Young adult cancer survivors and work: a systematic review

Context Sixty-three percent of cancer survivors continue to work, or return to work after treatment. Among this population, work ability and challenges encountered in the workplace by young adult cancer survivors have not been well established. Purpose The purposes of the study are to describe what is currently known about work-related issues for young adult cancer survivors ...

Navigating cancer using online communities: a grounded theory of survivor and family experiences

Purpose People affected by cancer often have unmet emotional and social support needs. Online cancer communities are a convenient channel for connecting cancer survivors, allowing them to support one another. However, it is unclear whether online community use makes a meaningful contribution to cancer survivorship, as little previous research has examined the experience of using ...

What are colorectal cancer survivors’ preferences for dietary advice? A best-worst discrete choice experiment

Purpose Studies on healthy lifestyle interventions in survivors of colorectal cancer have been disappointing, demonstrating only modest changes. This study aims to quantify people’s preferences for different aspects of dietary intervention. Method A best-worst discrete choice experiment was designed and incorporated into a questionnaire including participants’ characteristics and a ...

Ambulant monitoring and web-accessible home-based exercise program during outpatient follow-up for resected lung cancer survivors: actual use and feasibility in clinical practice

Purpose The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of a telehealthcare application for operable lung cancer (OLC) patients, consisting of ambulant symptom and physical activity monitoring (S&PAM) and a web-accessible home-based exercise program (WEP), and identify possible barriers for successful adoption and implementation. Methods A two-stage mixed methods design was ...

The patients’ experience of a bladder cancer diagnosis: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence

Purpose Bladder cancer (BC) is a common disease with disparate treatment options and variable outcomes. Despite the disease’s high prevalence, little is known of the lived experience of affected patients. National patient experience surveys suggest that those with BC have poorer experiences than those with other common cancers. The aim of this review is to identify first-hand ...

Toward the optimal strategy for sustained weight loss in overweight cancer survivors: a systematic review of the literature

Purpose To gain more insight into the optimal strategy to achieve weight loss and weight loss maintenance in overweight and obese cancer survivors after completion of initial treatment, this systematic review aimed to provide an overview of the literature on intervention effects on weight, to describe intervention components used in effective interventions, to identify and ...

Patient-reported outcome measures of the impact of cancer on patients’ everyday lives: a systematic review

Purpose Patients with advanced disease are living longer and commonly used patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) may miss relevant elements of the quality of extended survival. This systematic review examines the measures used to capture aspects of the quality of survival including impact on patients’ everyday lives such as finances, work and family roles. Methods Searches were ...

Factors influencing implementation of a survivorship care plan—a quantitative process evaluation of the ROGY Care trial

Purpose The aim of this study is to investigate the factors that influence implementation of Survivorship Care Plans (SCPs) in the intervention arm of the ROGY Care trial by (1) assessing the level of SCP receipt in the ROGY Care trial and (2) identifying patient- and provider-level factors that influence SCP receipt. Methods Between 2011 and 2015, a pragmatic cluster ...

Towards an evidence-based model of fear of cancer recurrence for breast cancer survivors

Purpose In order to understand the multidimensional mechanism of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) and to identify potential targets for interventions, it is important to empirically test the theoretical model of FCR. This study aims at assessing the validity of Lee-Jones et al.’s FCR model. Methods A total of 1205 breast cancer survivors were invited to participate in this study. ...

Fitness outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of exercise training for men with prostate cancer: the ENGAGE study

Purpose The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week, clinician-referred, community-based exercise training program with supervised and unsupervised sessions for men with prostate cancer. The secondary purpose was to determine whether androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) modified responses to exercise training. Methods Secondary analysis was undertaken ...

Illness perceptions are associated with mortality among 1552 colorectal cancer survivors: a study from the population-based PROFILES registry

Purpose Cancer survivors construct perceptions of illness as a (mal)adaptive mechanism. These perceptions motivate/drive subsequent self-management behaviors toward symptoms and treatment that influence health outcomes. Negative illness perceptions have been associated with increased mortality in other chronically ill groups. However, this association is under-researched in cancer ...