Penny Gibson

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OBJECTIVE Depression is common in cancer patients but frequently undetected. Consensus regarding validity and optimal thresholds of screening measures is lacking. We investigated the validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) relative to a referent diagnostic standard in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the course and prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms over 56 weeks in women with newly diagnosed breast and gynaecologic cancer and determine the acceptability and efficiency of incorporating routine screening into practice. METHODS Participants completed the anxiety subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and(More)
The purposes of this study are to examine the course and prevalence of anxiety and depression over 24 months in women with newly diagnosed breast and gynaecologic cancer and, controlling for demographic and clinical confounders, to test the role of neuroticism and psychiatric history in determining outcome 6, 12, 18 and 24 months post-diagnosis.(More)
This expert opinion provides detailed guidance on assessing obesity in secondary paediatric practice. This guidance builds on existing recommendations from National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK, and is evidence based where possible. Guidance is provided on which obese children and young people are appropriate to be seen in secondary(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the relative benefits and acceptability of two different group-based mindfulness psychotherapy interventions among women with breast and gynecologic cancer. Data from 42 women who completed an 8-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) program comprising 22 contact hours were compared to data from 24 women who(More)
Overweight children and adolescents can be managed by a primary care team who have a positive attitude to weight management. However the child/adolescent and family should want help and be willing to make life style changes. They may need on-going support to achieve small incremental changes in behaviour. Early intervention is better than waiting until the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of anxiety and depression symptom trajectories, as distinct from general distress, in the 96 weeks following diagnosis of breast or gynaecologic cancer. METHODS Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale anxiety subscale (HADS-A) and Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) at(More)
Group-based mindfulness training is frequently described in psycho-oncology literature, but little is known of the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). We investigated the effectiveness and acceptability of MBCT for women with breast and gynecologic cancer. Fifty women were recruited to participate in eight weekly 2-h mindfulness(More)
The results section of the abstract mistakenly reports effects sizes with an additional decimal point. Currently the abstract reads: BScores on distress, QOL, and mindfulness improved from T1 to T2 with medium to large effect sizes for the MMP (p=.002, d=.07; p=.001, d=.08; p=.005, d=.06, respectively) and MBCT (p<.001, d=.06; p=.008, d=.04; p<.001, d=.09,(More)
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