(in Japanese), Kawakita J. Zoku Hassoho [Aboduction: part two]. PubMed  Sadly, I do think healthy people avoid cancer patients, the same way we all avoid someone coughing on a plane. PubMed  In this previous study, the list of social difficulties of patients was developed through discussion between an oncology social worker and a psychiatrist who reviewed articles published in Japan and other countries on social problems, distress, stressors, and patients’ unmet needs. Screening for Distress and Unmet Needs in Patients With Cancer: Review and Recommendations. Causes of cancer. Some of the greatest challenges faced by young adults with cancer come from the fact that this tends to be a time of great change in a person’s life, which comes with many of its own stresses. In the young subgroup, the degree of difficulty perceived by the spouses was as high as that of difficulty perceived by the patients for all subcategories except “difficulty in adapting to changes in the social environment (I feel that my appearance has changed or that I am treated differently).” People aged 39 years or younger, who were classified as the younger generation in the present study, are called “adolescents and young adults (AYA).” Cancer patients in the AYA generation experience, after diagnosis and treatment, not only difficulties associated with social relationships, work, academic background, property, etc., but also many physical and psychosocial problems, such as interruptions to romantic and/or intimate relationships, reconsideration of family planning, infertility, and body image dissatisfaction [19, 20]. It was noted that there are nine different types of social support, with "emotional support" being one of the most important. When the patients and spouses were matched based on the propensity scores calculated from logistic regression models, 259 subjects were selected from each of the patient and spouse groups (Fig. Br J Cancer. These effects contribute to emotional distress and mental health problems among cancer patients, and together can lead to substantial social problems, such as the inability to work and reduced income. Cancer. Most patients who have survived cancer will feel both a sense of “survivor’s guilt” and a sense of doom whenever there is a complication or progression in a patient who has similar disease. Development and evaluation of an instrument to assess social difficulties in routine oncology practice. Missing data rates ranged from 4 to 18% over the 16 items. For the spouse survey, in the same manner in November 2016, we selected spouses of patients who developed cancer within the previous 5 years. Sign in to set up alerts. 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For the combination of a male patient and a female spouse, the degree of difficulty perceived by the spouses was as high as that of difficulty perceived by the patients for “difficulty in seeking expert advice on the disease state and treatment (lack of opportunities to consult for patient transfer arrangement, hospital selection, second opinion, psychological counseling, etc. Although recent studies have increasingly reported physical and psychological problems associated with cancer and its treatment, social problems of cancer patients and their families have not been sufficiently elucidated. Psychooncology. Palliat Med. Section of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8519, Japan, Section of Liaison Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan, Kanako Ichikura, Kanako Amano & Wakana Takeshita, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Saitama, Japan, Department of Medical Oncology, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan, Department of Health Science, School of Allied Health Sciences, Kitasato University, Kanagawa, Japan, You can also search for this author in View aims and scope Submit your article Guide for authors. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0338-9. 29 There are several categories of depression with major depression being the most noticeable type. Editor-in-Chief: Shivaani Kummar, MD, P. Lara Jr., MD . Depression in family caregivers of cancer patients: the feeling of burden as a predictor of depression. Article  This paper presents a psychometric analysis of the Problems Checklist with a view to assessing its … ),” “complaint with health care providers,” “lack of information on treatment and disease state,” “lack of information on self-care (lack of knowledge on nutritional needs of patients or how to deal with anxiety),” “concerns for family members,” “lack of local support services,” “difficulty in making financial arrangements,” and “lack of information on welfare services available during treatment (lack of knowledge on the nursing-care insurance system or nursing-care facilities and equipment).” Generally, compared to men who take care of their wives with cancer, women who take care of their husbands with cancer have higher mental morbidity (high levels of distress, depression, and anxiety, and a low level of mental health), physical morbidity (low physical health score, decreased physical function, and loss of physical fitness), and social morbidity (low satisfaction in marriage and limited social support) [12, 23, 24]. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. I don't expect a whole lot from people; so, I don't get as disappointed. Developing a model of decision-making about complementary therapy use for patients with cancer: A qualitative study. 2015;33:3423–30. 2010;19:1285–93. It is … Financial hardship associated with cancer in the United States: findings from a population based sample of adult cancer survivors. Managing symptoms and side effects; Counselling and talking; Money and travel; Death and dying; Cancer Chat forum; Health Professionals. CAS  Learn more. Because terminal home care is expected to be further promoted in the future, it is assumed that the main site of cancer patient care will increasingly be shifted from hospitals to homes. Among breast cancer patients, inadequate social support is associated with a substantial increase in cancer-related mortality. 2008;26:5890–5. Payne S, Smith P, Dean S. Identifying the concerns of informal carers in palliative care. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0338-9, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0338-9. Introduction Depression can be a very important mental issue for cancer patients. My husband and I rely on each other. The content and amount of information given by medical oncologists when telling patients with advanced cancer what their treatment options are. The list of social difficulties experienced by cancer patients and spouses was prepared based on a list of patients’ problems developed from the results of a qualitative survey asking, “What bothers you as a cancer patient?” in our previous study [14]. Hodges et al. Leuteritz K, Friedrich M, Nowe E, et al. That is why we prepared the scale using the KJ method and confirmed the reliability with an α coefficient. Regarding the covariates, the frequency distributions of sex, age group, and presence or absence of recurrence were completely matched between the patient and spouse groups, confirming that the groups were well balanced and matched. Psychol Health. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Cancer is now the biggest cause of mortality worldwide. Based on the calculated propensity scores, the patient and spouse groups were matched in a 1:1 ratio using nearest neighbor matching by sampling without replacement. Identifying social distress: a cross-sectional survey of social outcomes 12 to 36 months after colorectal cancer diagnosis. To adjust the scale of the social problems created by Hisamura et al., we used the KJ method which is a qualitative synthesis method. Screening for social problems has not become part of routine oncology practice. Similarly, Dr. Naoto Ueno (@teamoncology), Executive Director of Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program and Clinic at MDACC, did not feel that patients’ use of social media should have boundaries, as long as they are truthful about what they share online. Screening for social problems has not become part of routine oncology practice. Then, items with mismatched labels were labeled through discussion between the psychologists. Participation and Satisfaction with Surgical Treatment Decision-Making in Breast Cancer Among Chinese Women. Cancer. 2013;60:178–87. Hisamura K. Problems in social lives cancer patients experience and the importance of social support. Distress in couples coping with cancer: a meta-analysis and critical review of role and gender effects. Social and Emotional Side Effects of Cancer It's not uncommon for cancer patients to face a mix of emotions and adjustment issues. However, the reality of the social problems experienced by the families who support cancer patients has not yet been sufficiently understood. Assessing the social impact of cancer: a review of available tools. Explore journal content Latest issue Articles in press Article collections All issues. Evaluating an holistic assessment tool for palliative care practice. The Cancer Support Community did a study in late 2016 to explore this question and found that people with cancer face challenges with costs and delays in health care. Some of the greatest challenges faced by teens with cancer come from the fact that this tends to be a time of great change in a person’s life, which comes with many of its own stresses. 28 Depression is also more common in cancer patients than the general population. Fourteen items were well endorsed. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. A common explanation is that socially isolated individuals fare worse due to reduced instrumental support (i.e., assistance meeting the demands of treatment). Cancer patients fall in all classes; from the upper class to the lower class. While some reports indicate that distress severity is comparable between patients and their spouses or partners, other reports indicate that patients’ distress is more severe than that of their spouses or partners, and there are even reports indicating that distress of spouses or partners is more severe than that of patients [17]. The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. Springer Nature. The t-test results showed that the degree of “difficulty in seeking expert advice on the disease state and treatment” was comparable between the patient and spouse groups (t = .75, p = .45), whereas the degree of difficulty for all the other subcategories was higher in the patient than the spouse group (Table 3). 2005;103:1072–81. PubMed  Evaluation was undertaken using data from an earlier study of 505 patients who completed the checklist. Helping patients navigate their way through all this to ensure that they can genuinely provide educated and informed consent to treatment plans demands excellent communication skills from the healthcare … J Clin Oncol. Depression, cancer-related post-traumatic stress, or other emotional problems. (in Japanese), Kawakita J. Hassoho [Aboduction]. According to the KJ method, social difficulties were classified into 14 labels. 2010;517:41–53. Assessment of and intervention for psychosocial problems in routine oncology practice. Being younger, female, or nonwhite. This may be due to lack of a suitable questionnaire. Specifically, the 60 items were classified into the following subcategories: “difficulty in performing activities of daily living,” “difficulty in seeking expert advice on the disease state and treatment,” “complaints with health care providers,” “lack of information on treatment and disease state,” “lack of information on self-care,” “conflict over family relationships,” “concerns for family members,” “difficulty in planning life,” “conflict over relationships with non-family members,” “difficulty in adapting to changes in the social environment,” “lack of local support services,” “difficulty in solving work-related issues,” “difficulty in making financial arrangements,” and “lack of information on welfare services available during treatment.” The α coefficients for the internal consistency of the subcategories are shown in Table 1. For the patient survey, in January 2010, we screened all registered members of the panel of internet-survey company A and selected those who developed cancer within the previous 5 years and experienced social problems. volume 17, Article number: 83 (2018) SPSS for Windows 23 was used to perform statistical analyses. It's not that cancer is catching, it's that people get scared. The authors want to thank all cancer patients and their spouses who participated in this study. Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. Patients who have a high level of distress when they are diagnosed with cancer are more likely to have continued high levels of distress after their diagnosis. Although the debilitating physical symptoms of cancer have long been known, the psychological and social impacts of cancer have become the subject of examination only relatively recently. Higher emotional distress in female partners of cancer patients: prevalence and patient-partner interdependencies in a 3-year cohort. 2005;60:1–12. Google Scholar. List of 129 causes for Breast cancer and Social problems, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more. The checklist is a useful tool for highlighting problems. The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Google Scholar. This was a cross-sectional internet-based study. Subjects were 259 patients and 259 patients’ spouses and all cancer types were selected. The KJ method is a qualitative synthesis method developed to classify categorical data by Kawakita [15, 16]. Health care providers should show sufficient concern for both patients and their spouses, particularly young and female spouses. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Dapueto JJ, Servente L, Francolino C, Hahn EA. In other words, it was considered important to change the approach method based on age and sex, and to intervene at the time of diagnosis rather than when the cancer was more advanced. Breast cancer is no longer a simple disease to explain, and patients already experiencing emotional turmoil enter a strange new world of esoteric language and concepts. Epub ahead of print. Social environment is a well-recognized determinant in health and wellbeing. In the present study, difficulty for cancer patients and their spouses in dealing with social problems was investigated and compared. California Privacy Statement, 2017;17:82. Psychol Bull. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. Google Scholar. Health care providers should show sufficient concern for both patients and their spouses, particularly young and female spouses. Thus, in future studies, patient-and-spouse pairs need to be targeted and surveyed around the same time. Correspondence to Cancer diagnosis and treatment is extremely expensive. Privacy As a tool for screening for social problems it has some limitations. Effects of socioeconomic factors and cancer survivors’ worries on their quality of life (QOL) in Japan. To use the 60 items for the spouse survey, the word “you” was replaced with “the patient,” and “your family” with “you.” For both the patient and spouse surveys, the options, “It has never been difficult,” “I do not know,” and “not applicable,” were combined as “It has never been difficult,” and the survey results were statistically analyzed as those of a four-choice survey: “It has never been difficult (0 points),” “It has not been very difficult (1 point),” “It has been fairly difficult (2 points),” and “It has been very difficult (3 points).” Furthermore, in the present study, these 60 items were first classified by the Jiro Kawakita (KJ) method (Affinity Diagram). Distress screening in the clinical environment can be used to detect persons who may benefit from additional emotional support. This may be due to lack of a suitable questionnaire. Tokyo: Chuokoron-Shinsha; 1970. Physical and psychosocial problems in cancer survivors beyond return to work: a systematic review. Cookies policy. Problems at home. Article  This list contains 60 items, on which patients are asked to answer the question, “Have you ever experienced any difficulty concerning the following matters at home, at work, or in your community because of your disease and treatment?” by choosing one of the following 6 options: It has been very difficult; it has been fairly difficult; it has not been very difficult; it has never been difficult; I do not know; and not applicable (Table 1). Difficulties with relationships are harder to measure and results from the analysis suggest that this is an area that warrants further investigation. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the degree of social difficulties experienced by cancer patients and their spouses, to identify cancer-associated social problems from the perspectives of both patients and their spouses, and to compare and analyze differences in their problems. A diagnosis of cancer can throw all of these things into disarray. 2008;17:606–11. The degree of social difficulties experienced by cancer patients and their spouses. Consequently, patients often face problems in various aspects of social life, such as family … If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, Meanwhile, in the younger subgroups (≤39 years), the mean difficulty scores in the spouses increased for all subcategories except “difficulty in adapting to changes in the social environment.” The degree of difficulty was comparable between patients and spouses (Table 4). This may be due to lack of a suitable questionnaire. Determinants of quality of life in patients with cancer. In the male patient/female spouse subgroups, the mean difficulty scores in the spouses increased for the following subcategories: “difficulty in seeking expert advice on the disease state and treatment,” “complaints with health care providers,” “lack of information on treatment and disease state,” “lack of information on self-care,” “concerns for family members,” “lack of local support services,” “difficulty in making financial arrangements,” and “lack of information on welfare services available during treatment.” The degree of difficulty for these subcategories was comparable between patients and spouses (Table 5). An exploratory study of Soc Probl experienced by ambulatory cancer patients in Japan: Frequency and association with perceived need for help. Specifically, two clinical psychologists independently classified the 60 items. Because currently treated patients and spouses of such patients accounted for 50% of the subjects in the present study, the degree of difficulty perceived by the spouses might not have been as high as that of difficulty perceived by the patients. Cancer care today often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychosocial (psychological and social)problems associated with the illness. These facts may also have contributed to measurement bias. 3.264 Impact Factor. Spouses’ experience of caregiving for cancer patients: a literature review. Working off-campus? Because of current advances in medical technology and availability of outpatient care, the length of hospital stay has been reduced for cancer patients. 2012;20:2249–57. Specifically, the journal's scope is focused on reporting the results of well-designed cancer studies that influence/alter practice or identify new directions in clinical cancer research. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. 2008;134:1–30. Risk factors for mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and anxiety disorders. Frequency distributions of the matched data were generated for background factors in each group to assess the balance among the covariates. Moser MT, Kunzler A, Nussbeck F, et al. BMC Cancer. Gendai no Esupuri. This paper presents a psychometric analysis of the Problems Checklist with a view to assessing its usefulness as a screening tool for social problems in oncology. Patients with cancer and their families often experience an enhanced need for "social support." Thus, in future studies, more accurate medical data need to be collected by conducting questionnaire or interview surveys at medical institutions in combination with review of medical records. Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username, I have read and accept the Wiley Online Library Terms and Conditions of Use. Rhee YS, Yun YH, Park S, et al. Psychooncology. 1). This research was not a qualitative study. However, we assume that the degree of “difficulty in seeking expert advice on the disease state and treatment” in the spouses was as high as that in the patients because spouses were greatly involved in treatment of patients soon after diagnosis. Next, a group led by a psychiatrist that included clinical psychologists routinely involved in supporting cancer patients reviewed the list of labeled items, made corrections to the arrangement of items and wording of the labels, and finalized the labels. Terms and Conditions, CAS  It is estimated that 16-25% of cancer patients develop depression. Some might also be starting families of their own. Support Care Cancer. Siegel K, Raveis VH, Houts P, Mor V. Caregiver burden and unmet patient needs. The poor results of the treatment and aggravation of the symptoms often bring about a crisis of doubt on the part of the patient with regard to his doctor. J Clin Oncol. Recent studies have increasingly reported on physical problems associated with cancer and its treatment and psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression. [18] investigated mental distress of spouses or partners of patients over the course of disease and confirmed that the distress of spouses or partners significantly correlated with that of patients. Because there have been few studies that directly examined these problems, we would like to discuss them in associations with their consequences, such as depression, distress, morbidity, burden, unmet need, and decreased quality of life. However, a merit of an internet-based survey is that it guarantees anonymity and allows participants to respond without worrying about health care providers. Diagnosis of and treatment for cancer may not only create physical and emotional difficulties for patients but may also have an impact on social aspects of patients' lives. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer often not only impose physical and mental distress on patients, but also substantially change their daily lives. The degree of difficulty was higher in the patient than the spouse group for all subcategories except “difficulty in seeking expert advice on the disease state and treatment (lack of opportunities to consult for patient transfer arrangement, hospital selection, second opinion, psychological counseling, etc. A cancer diagnosis affects every area of a person’s life. Cite this article. Wright EP, Kiely MA, Lynch P, et al. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4703. (in Japanese). Second, these labels were used as the subcategories of this list. The present study has several limitations. Second, because of arrangements for this study and funding issues, several years passed between the patient and spouse surveys, and we were unable to collect data from patient-and-spouse pairs. The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. 2015;6:19–51. Google Scholar. Supports open access. Part of Psychosocial Issues for the Elderly With Cancer. However, in this study, comparison was made while the differences in background problems were minimized as much as possible by matching propensity scores for data on sex, age group, and presence or absence of recurrence. For each subcategory, α coefficient was calculated to evaluate internal consistency. Social problems in oncology. Quinn GP, Goncalves V, Sehovic I, et al. The journey is both challenging and costly, and many experiencing it for the first time feel lost about how they should handle the changes cancer brings. Hodges LJ, Humphris GM, Macfarlane G. A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship between the psychological distress of cancer patients and their carers. 1999;13:37–44. This is a cross-sectional study using internet-based surveys. Hagedoom M, Sanderman R, Bolks HN, et al. Having a lower level of education. Ussher et al. These effects are magnified in the presence of any psychological and social stressors that predate the onset of … This paper discusses the importance of identifying the psychological and social concerns of breast cancer patients in the medical setting, and assisting them in obtaining appropriate psychosocial services. 2013;17:578–87. statement and Patients need support coping with a range of distressing emotions such as anxiety, depression, and confusion. Data were collected by KA, WT, KH, analyzed by KI, and interpreted by TT and KI. One of the major issues facing cancer patients is access to funds. The survey of Quinten et al further showed that the domains of HRQOL impaired by cancer treatment vary with age: whereas younger patients reported more about impaired social and role functioning and financial problems, older patients reported on appetite loss, constipation and reported about impaired physical functioning, but of less pain than younger patients.13–15 However, this deficit … J Cancer Surviv. Article  © 2021 BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. ).” Patients and partners are interdependent in that cancer impacts on their shared life, both emotionally and practically. 21,25 These conditions are often not detected by health professionals. Teens are often establishing their own identities at this time and developing social, emotional, and financial independence. “Our role is to help patients think through the impacts of their diagnosis, … Continued Recent studies have increasingly reported on physical problems associated with cancer and its treatment and psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression. Frequency of endorsement, missing values, factor analysis and reliability and validity analysis of the summated scales were carried out. They include experts in survivorship, social work, rehabilitation, alternative medicine, nutrition and other specialties. 2017;11:211–32. The psychological problem grows more serious in cases of relapsing tumours, or those at an advanced stage. 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Unmet social and spiritual needs. Life situation and psychosocial care of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients – study protocol of a 12-month prospective longitudinal study. The development of “ultrabrief” screening … Current Problems in Cancer. 2002;87:1099–104. Reliability and validity tests endorsed the factor structure with the components on economics and emotions being particularly credible. Li Q, Loke AY. Article  PubMed  The … Li QP, Mak YW, Loke AY. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. We investigated the social difficulties of cancer patients and patients’ spouses. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. Psychooncology. 2627 Doctors do not recognize about 35% of these cases and many patients remain untreated. Finally, scores on each subcategory were calculated by dividing the total score by the number of items in each subcategory. Fourth, an unstandardized scale was used in this study. At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, we offer teams of specialists who can help. Wright P, Downing A, Morris EJ, et al. RSS | open access RSS. BMC Palliative Care Assessing the social impact of cancer: a review of available tools. BMC Palliat Care 17, 83 (2018). Article  Under these circumstances, cancer patients and their families are required to deal with various social problems arising as the disease and treatment progress. [25] attributed this to the fact that women caregivers are positioned as all-encompassing expert careers, expected to be competent at decision-making, a range of physical caring tasks, and provision of emotional support for the person with cancer. The consequences of this positioning are over-responsibility and self-sacrifice, physical costs and overwhelming emotions. 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