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Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice

Hanne C Lie, Corina S Rueegg, Sophie D Fosså, Jon H Loge, Ellen Ruud, Cecilie E Kiserud
PURPOSE: Declining response rates threaten the generalizability of health surveys. We investigate (1) the effect of item order on response rate; (2) characteristics of early , late and non-responders; and (3) potential non-response bias in a population-based health survey of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (CAYACS). METHODS: We mailed a questionnaire survey to 5361 eligible CAYACS identified by the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), representing a range of cancer diagnoses...
April 16, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Daniel N Tollosa, Meredith Tavener, Alexis Hure, Erica L James
PURPOSE: Multiple health behaviours (not smoking, minimal alcohol consumption, and maintaining a healthy weight by having a healthy diet and regular physical activity) improve quality of life and longevity of cancer survivors. Despite international guidelines, there are no existing reviews that synthesise cancer survivors' adherence to healthy lifestyle recommendations. METHOD: Five databases (Embase, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and Google Scholar) were searched for relevant articles published from 2007 until January 2018...
April 16, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Sparkle Springfield, Angela Odoms-Young, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, Sally Freels, Melinda Stolley
PURPOSE: The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) each created dietary and physical activity guidelines to improve cancer survivorship. Despite African American breast cancer survivors (AABCS) having the lowest survival rates of any racial or ethnic group, limited information exists on their adherence to cancer-specific lifestyle recommendations. The study's purpose was to measure adherence to ACS/AICR dietary recommendations in AABCS. METHODS: Two hundred ten AABCS enrolled in the Moving Forward intervention trial, a randomized, community-based, 6-month weight loss study, were assessed for socio-demographics, dietary intake (via food frequency questionnaire), and related health factors at baseline...
April 13, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Anna Jansana, Margarita Posso, Inmaculada Guerrero, Alexandra Prados-Torres, Maria Isabel Del Cura, Xavier Castells, Maria Sala
PURPOSE: Long-term breast cancer survivors are women surviving at least 5 years after diagnosis. This systematic review aimed to summarize the main characteristics and patterns of healthcare service use (frequency of visits, health providers visited, and preventive care performed) among long-term breast cancer survivors. METHODS: We used standard Cochrane Collaboration methods and searched the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases up to January 2018. We included English language observational studies reporting health service use among long-term cancer survivors...
April 9, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Godfred O Antwi, David K Lohrmann, Wasantha Jayawardene, Angela Chow, Cecilia S Obeng, Aaron M Sayegh
PURPOSE: Prior studies established significant associations between e-cigarette use and combustible cigarette smoking in the general population; however, little is known about such associations among cancer survivors. Thus, the current study examined possible associations between e-cigarette use and combustible cigarette smoking among U.S. cancer survivors. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were drawn from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Binary logistic regression was used to analyze the associations between e-cigarette user status and combustible cigarette-smoking status in a sample of 4680 cancer survivors, controlling for alcohol use and sociodemographic factors...
April 6, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Omar Saeed, Lori J Bernstein, Rouhi Fazelzad, Mary Samuels, Lynn A Burmeister, Lehana Thabane, Shereen Ezzat, David P Goldstein, Jennifer Jones, Anna M Sawka
BACKGROUND: Some thyroid cancer (TC) survivors experience cognitive symptoms. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to perform a systematic literature review and meta-analysis comparing cognitive performance in TC survivors to controls. METHODS: We performed a seven-database electronic search and hand-search. We performed duplicate independent reviews and data abstraction. Random effects meta-analyses reported standardized mean differences (SMDs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs), where a negative value implies worse performance in the TC group...
April 4, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Siobhan M Phillips, Kerry S Courneya, Whitney A Welch, Kara L Gavin, Alison Cottrell, Anne Nielsen, Payton Solk, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, David Cella, Ronald T Ackermann, Bonnie Spring, Frank Penedo
PURPOSE: Despite the benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, the majority remain insufficiently active. Mobile health (mHealth) physical activity interventions may be a more scalable strategy to increase activity among survivors. However, little is known about their preferences for mHealth intervention features. This study explored survivors' preferences for these features. METHODS: Survivors (N = 96; Mage  = 55.8 (SD = 10.2)) self-reported demographic and disease characteristics, physical activity...
March 26, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Sara Mijwel, Anna Jervaeus, Kate A Bolam, Jessica Norrbom, Jonas Bergh, Helene Rundqvist, Yvonne Wengström
PURPOSE: Whether the benefits of exercise during chemotherapy continue into survivorship is not well-known. Here, the aim was to examine the effects of two exercise interventions on self-reported health-related and objectively measured physiological outcomes 12 months following commencement of chemotherapy. METHODS: Two hundred and forty women with breast cancer stage I-IIIa were randomized to 16 weeks of high-intensity aerobic interval training combined with either resistance training (RT-HIIT), or moderate-intensity aerobic training (AT-HIIT), or to usual care (UC)...
March 25, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Dominique Tremblay, Karine Bilodeau, Marie-José Durand, Marie-France Coutu
PURPOSE: Worldwide healthcare systems continue to struggle to reduce the unmet needs of a growing population of breast cancer survivors (BCSs). The Cancer Survivor Profile-Breast Cancer (CSPro-BC) survey was developed to address BCS's specific needs. This study aims to produce a culturally adapted French version of the CSPro-BC. METHODS: The CSPro-BC(French) was developed through five steps including back translation, use of a multidisciplinary committee, and pretest with BCS (n = 22)...
March 23, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Vanette McLennan, Dominika Ludvik, Suzanne Chambers, Mark Frydenberg
PURPOSE: Research in the field of vocational rehabilitation, specifically for prostate cancer, remains rare despite increasing recognition of the role of vocational interventions in other cancer groups. The aim of this review was to compile and evaluate current trends, facilitators and barriers associated with returning to work after a prostate cancer diagnosis. METHOD: The literature search was conducted in March 2018 using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
March 21, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Sharon L Bober, Alexis L Michaud, Christopher J Recklitis
PURPOSE: Sexual dysfunction is one of the most prevalent and distressing treatment-related side effects for both male and female cancer survivors. Survivorship care guidelines recommend therapeutic sexual aids to help improve sexual problems. However, little is known about the availability of sexual aids and resources at cancer centers. METHODS: Twenty-five comprehensive cancer centers affiliated with both the National Cancer Institute and the National Comprehensive Care Network were surveyed using the "mystery shopper" method to determine whether various types of sexual aids were available at the centers...
February 27, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Hendrik Mugele, Nils Freitag, Jannik Wilhelmi, Yanxiang Yang, Sulin Cheng, Wilhelm Bloch, Moritz Schumann
PURPOSE: This review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) compared to usual care (UC) or moderate-intensity training (MIE) on physical fitness and health-related outcomes in cancer patients across all stages of therapy and aftercare. METHODS: Databases were systematically searched in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines until October 4th, 2018. Eligibility criteria included adult patients of various cancer types, performing HIIT vs...
February 26, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Jianguang Ji, Wuqing Huang, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
PURPOSE: The number of childbirths among cancer survivors continues to increase, but it is still largely unknown whether the children of cancer survivors might experience adverse health outcomes during the process of growing up. METHODS: We identified all individuals diagnosed with cancer between 1958 and 2015 from the Swedish Cancer Registry and linked them to the Swedish Medical Birth Register to identify their offspring born between 1997 and 2015. Up to 10 children, whose parents did not have a diagnosis of cancer, were matched with the study population according to date of birth and gender...
February 18, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
L Aubree Shay, Susanne Schmidt, Shayda I Dioun, Allison Grimes, Leanne Embry
PURPOSE: Our study aims to determine whether receipt of a written survivorship care plan (SCP) is associated with five self-reported health behaviors known to be correlated with positive long-term outcomes for cancer survivors: (1) attending a recent medical appointment, (2) exercise in the past month, (3) non-smoking status, (4) mammography in the past 2 years, and (5) up-to-date colorectal cancer screening. METHODS: In this secondary data analysis, we used data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) cancer survivorship module for 1855 off-treatment cancer survivors...
February 14, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Shaohai Jiang, Y Alicia Hong, Piper Liping Liu
PURPOSE: In the past decade, online patient-provider communication (OPPC) has emerged as a viable avenue for cancer survivors to communicate with their providers. However, little is known about the patterns of OPPC among cancer survivors. Thus, the current study aims to explore the trend of OPPC used by cancer survivors, and the influence of digital divide on OPPC in the past decade. METHODS: Data from the 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2017 iterations of the nationally representative survey of Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) were analyzed...
February 12, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Alexander N Slade
PURPOSE: To comprehensively explore the role of a prostate cancer diagnosis and its treatment to several outcomes including diet, Hemoglobin A1c, and weight status, in a large, nationally representative, cross-sectional study. METHODS: This analysis used five cross sections from the publicly available National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey (NHANES) from 2001 to 2010. A sample of 289 men with a history of prostate cancer was matched to a comparison group of 655 men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (> 4 ng/mL) but no reported diagnosis of prostate cancer...
February 7, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Yael R Symes, Kurt M Ribisl, Marcella H Boynton, J Lee Westmaas, Deborah K Mayer, Shelley D Golden
PURPOSE: Cancer survivors who smoke cigarettes face health risks from continued smoking. Some smokers use e-cigarettes to reduce combustible cigarette use, but research on whether cancer survivors do the same is limited. Research is needed to understand whether smokers who are cancer survivors use e-cigarettes at higher rates than smokers never diagnosed with cancer, to inform provider-patient discussions about e-cigarettes. METHODS: Using cross-sectional data from current cigarette smokers in Wave 1 (2013-2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco Health (PATH) study, we compared cancer survivors (n = 433) and those without a prior cancer diagnosis (n = 10,872) on e-cigarette use and reasons for use...
January 24, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Debbie Cavers, Liset Habets, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Eila Watson, Elspeth Banks, Christine Campbell
PURPOSE: To identify the qualitative evidence on the experience of cancer and comorbid illness from the perspective of patients, carers and health care professionals to identify psycho-social support needs, experience of health care, and to highlight areas where more research is needed. METHODS: A qualitative systematic review following PRISMA guidance. Relevant research databases were searched using an exhaustive list of search terms. Two reviewers independently screened titles and abstracts and discussed variations...
February 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Andy S K Cheng, Xiangyu Liu, Cindy T T Kwok, Raymond C K Chung, Yingchun Zeng, Michael Feuerstein
PURPOSE: To produce a culturally sensitive Chinese translation of the original version of the Cancer Survivor Profile for breast cancer (CSPro-BC) survivors, which identifies problems in breast cancer patients post-primary treatment for breast cancer. METHODS: Four hundred forty-four female Chinese patients following primary treatment for breast cancer completed a Chinese translation of the CSPro-BC. Participants were randomly divided into two equal groups (n = 222)...
January 16, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Katherine R Sterba, Kent Armeson, Jane Zapka, Megan A Scallion, Tiffany K Garris, Evan M Graboyes, Kenneth Ruggiero, Terry A Day
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to test the acceptability and feasibility of a survivorship needs assessment planning (SNAP) tool for head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors and caregivers, evaluate short-term changes in psychosocial outcomes after completing the SNAP session, and develop strategies for system refinement. METHODS: We used a prospective one-group design and mixed methods with HNC survivors and caregivers (N = 25 dyads). Participants completed baseline and 6-week surveys before and after completing a SNAP clinic visit to assess psychosocial outcomes and acceptability...
January 15, 2019: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
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