Jodie M B Landstra

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Cancer screening programs have the potential to decrease psychosocial wellbeing. This review investigates the evidence that anal cancer screening has an impact on psychosocial functioning and outlines considerations for supporting participants. The review suggested that screening has no significant effect on general mental health but may increase(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development and functioning of the HIV and hepatitis C mental health in primary care service (H2M), a multidisciplinary team that works with local general practitioners (GPs) and the St Vincent's Hospital immunology clinic to meet the mental health needs of their patients living with HIV/AIDS and those undergoing interferon-based(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW There is a growing awareness of the increase in non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADC) in the HIV-infected population. Cancer screening is one means of reducing morbidity and mortality, but such screening may have psychological consequences across those with high and low-risk results, such as increased anxiety, worry and potential behavior(More)
BACKGROUND Difficulty identifying and describing feelings (DIDF) and psychological flexibility (PF) predict poor emotional adjustment. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between DIDF and PF and whether DIDF and low PF would put men undergoing cancer screening at risk for poor adjustment. DESIGN Longitudinal self-report survey. METHODS Two hundred(More)
BACKGROUND Anal cancer rates are increasing in HIV-infected men. Screening programmes similar to prostate and cervical cancer have been recommended to reduce morbidity and mortality. Research shows that screening processes have psychological consequences that need to be considered. Limited investigation of the psychological impact of anal cancer screening(More)
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