A literature review of the social and psychological needs of ovarian cancer survivors

@article{Roland2013ALR,
  title={A literature review of the social and psychological needs of ovarian cancer survivors},
  author={Katherine B Roland and Juan L. Rodriguez and Jennifer Rees Patterson and Katrina F. Trivers},
  journal={Psycho‐Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22}
}
To identify and comprehensively present the psychosocial needs of ovarian cancer (OvCa) survivors, including young survivors <45 years of age. 
Changes in spiritual well‐being and psychological outcomes in ovarian cancer survivors
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This study examines spiritual growth as a domain of posttraumatic growth and its contribution to longitudinal emotional outcomes in ovarian cancer. Expand
The impact of ovarian cancer on individuals and their caregivers: A qualitative analysis
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This study synthesized the subjective experiences of individuals and their caregivers in the face of the uncertainty produced by the disease to help understand the challenges and uncertainty following diagnosis. Expand
Assessment of Pain, Acceptance of the Disease, Adaptation to Life and Strategies for Coping with the Disease among Patients with Ovarian Cancer
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The article's abstract is not available because the author does not have time to devote to this research. Expand
Coping with stress by women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer
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The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of selected sociodemographic and medical variables on stress levels and to describe the predictors of stress intensity among women with diagnosed gynecologic cancers. Expand
Experiences and health care preferences of women with ovarian cancer during the diagnosis phase
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The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the health care experiences and preferences of women with ovarian cancer during this phase, and identify opportunities to enhance women's experiences and outcomes. Expand
Quality of life in ovarian cancer patients
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The paper illustrates the specificity of the quality of life for this group of patients and focuses on aspects of infertility, treatment-induced menopause, body image and femininity, sexual functioning, distress, fatigue, and also on side effects of chemotherapy. Expand
Mental health as a clinical hallmark of cancer
A diagnosis of cancer bears a tremendous psychological impact on a patient’s psyche. It is common for individuals diagnosed with cancer to develop anger, anxiety and/or depression during the firstExpand
The Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications of Cancer-Related Lower-Extremity Lymphedema: A Systematic Review of the Literature
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There is a substantial need for longitudinal analyses to examine the directionality and temporality of this effect in order to inform cancer survivorship care modelling and improve patient outcomes after cancer. Expand
Support needs of young ovarian cancer survivors: A pilot study
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Young ovarian cancer survivor support needs were examined to guide the design and implementation of future young adult and adolescent cancer support groups and interventions and indicated that sexuality needs were ranked highest, followed by physical and daily living needs. Expand
Gynecological cancer among adolescents and young adults (AYA).
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A model of multidisciplinary and personalized care for AYA with gynecological tumors is proposed, which can help the clinicians to manage the specific gynecologic concerns, such as ovarian failure, contraception, fertility, late psychosocial effects. Expand
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