Jaime E Blackmon

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyze adolescent cancer survivors' responses to the Beck Depression Inventory for Youth (BDI-Y) to determine if a short form of the measure could be developed that would accurately identify survivors with clinically significant levels of depressive symptoms. METHODS Two hundred two adolescent survivors (mean age =(More)
BACKGROUND The validity of the Distress Thermometer (DT) as a screen for psychological distress in young adult cancer survivors was assessed by comparing it with the results of a psychiatric diagnostic interview, the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) (SCID), to evaluate the(More)
CONTEXT Cancer is a challenging experience and there is evidence that psychosocial interventions are effective at improving adjustment following treatment. At our cancer center, 14 cancer survivors (breast, prostate and blood cancers) completed a four-session cognitive-behavioral stress program. The first session was delivered at the survivor's local cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Disruption of psychosexual development and sexual dysfunction are well recognized as profoundly distressing long-term side effects of pediatric cancer treatment. However, little is known about the specific sexual problems facing young adult survivors of childhood cancer (YASCC) and their unmet clinical needs. In this study, we aimed to utilize(More)
The Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) is widely used to assess psychological symptoms in cancer survivors, but the validity of conventional BSI-18 cut-off scores in this population has been questioned. This study assessed the accuracy of the BSI-18 for identifying significant anxiety and depression in young adult cancer survivors (YACS), by comparing it(More)
Three previously developed short forms of the Beck Depression Inventory-Youth (BDI-Y) were validated against the standard 20-item BDI-Y; 168 adolescent survivors completed the standard and short-form versions of the BDI-Y. The short forms were evaluated for internal consistency and compared with the standard BDI-Y using correlation coefficients and receiver(More)
127 Background: For ovarian cancer (OC) survivors, serious sexual dysfunction is one of the most distressing long-term side effects of treatment, with up to 90% survivors reporting a loss of interest in sexual activity for years after diagnosis. Despite the prevalence and magnitude of the problem, treatment-related sexual dysfunction and accompanying(More)
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