Suzanne K Chambers

Summary

Affiliation: Griffith University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Couple distress after localised prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 21:2967-76. 2013
  2. pmc Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone deprivation in prostate cancer patients? Is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation?
    Robert U Newton
    Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:432. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Intervening to improve psychological outcomes for men with prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Psychooncology 22:1025-34. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of research into the psychological aspects of prostate cancer in Asia: what do we know?
    Suzanne Kathleen Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 14:2621-6. 2013
  5. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a mindfulness intervention for men with advanced prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, 4222, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:89. 2013
  6. doi request reprint ProsCan for Couples: a feasibility study for evaluating peer support within a controlled research design
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Psychooncology 22:475-9. 2013
  7. pmc A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer outcomes
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:184. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Survivor identity after colorectal cancer: antecedents, prevalence and outcomes
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Australia
    Psychooncology 21:962-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A five-year prospective study of quality of life after colorectal cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Gold Coast, QLD, 4222, Australia
    Qual Life Res 21:1551-64. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Mindfulness groups for men with advanced prostate cancer: a pilot study to assess feasibility and effectiveness and the role of peer support
    Suzanne Kathleen Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Qld 4222, Gold Coast, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 20:1183-92. 2012

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Couple distress after localised prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 21:2967-76. 2013
    ..The present study describes the prevalence of psychological distress in men with prostate cancer and their partners, and the predictors of adjustment outcomes...
  2. pmc Can exercise ameliorate treatment toxicity during the initial phase of testosterone deprivation in prostate cancer patients? Is this more effective than delayed rehabilitation?
    Robert U Newton
    Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:432. 2012
    ..The pressing question is whether it is more efficacious to commence exercise therapy at the same time as initiating androgen deprivation, so treatment induced adverse effects can be immediately attenuated or indeed prevented...
  3. doi request reprint Intervening to improve psychological outcomes for men with prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Psychooncology 22:1025-34. 2013
    ..A Phase 3 trial of a psycho-educational intervention was undertaken, aiming to reduce cancer-specific and decision-related distress and improve quality of life for men newly diagnosed with localised prostate cancer...
  4. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of research into the psychological aspects of prostate cancer in Asia: what do we know?
    Suzanne Kathleen Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 14:2621-6. 2013
    ..To review the peer reviewed literature on the psychological aspects of the prostate cancer experience of men in Asia...
  5. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a mindfulness intervention for men with advanced prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, 4222, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    BMC Cancer 13:89. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint ProsCan for Couples: a feasibility study for evaluating peer support within a controlled research design
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Psychooncology 22:475-9. 2013
    ..The present study assessed the feasibility of delivering peer support for couples coping with prostate cancer within a trial design...
  7. pmc A systematic review of the impact of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer outcomes
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 12:184. 2012
    ..This study systematically reviewed the evidence on the influence of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer patterns of care; patients' psychosocial and quality of life (QOL) outcomes; and how this may link to public health programs...
  8. doi request reprint Survivor identity after colorectal cancer: antecedents, prevalence and outcomes
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Australia
    Psychooncology 21:962-9. 2012
    ..This study investigated antecedents of survivor identity adoption and population-based prevalence...
  9. doi request reprint A five-year prospective study of quality of life after colorectal cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Gold Coast, QLD, 4222, Australia
    Qual Life Res 21:1551-64. 2012
    ..The present study assessed quality of life (QOL) and psychological distress in colorectal cancer survivors more than 5 years to describe changes over time and antecedents of long-term outcomes...
  10. doi request reprint Mindfulness groups for men with advanced prostate cancer: a pilot study to assess feasibility and effectiveness and the role of peer support
    Suzanne Kathleen Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Qld 4222, Gold Coast, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 20:1183-92. 2012
    ..A mindfulness-based cognitive therapy group intervention was pilot tested for acceptability and effectiveness in this patient group...
  11. doi request reprint Psychological distress and unmet supportive care needs in cancer patients and carers who contact cancer helplines
    S K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill, QLD 4004, Australia
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 21:213-23. 2012
    ..Information service frameworks should include distress screening and clear triage and referral processes for psychological care...
  12. pmc Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial
    Daniel A Galvão
    Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute and School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:517. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases...
  13. pmc Living with prostate cancer: randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care intervention for men with prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:317. 2011
    ..These difficulties may be amplified by physical inactivity and obesity. We propose to apply a multimodal intervention approach that targets both unmet supportive care needs and physical activity...
  14. doi request reprint A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for men with prostate cancer and their partners
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 85:e75-88. 2011
    ..To systematically review interventions aiming to improve adjustment in men with prostate cancer and their partners...
  15. pmc ProsCan for Couples: randomised controlled trial of a couples-based sexuality intervention for men with localised prostate cancer who receive radical prostatectomy
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 8:226. 2008
    ..nurse counselling) on men's and women's sexual and psychosocial adjustment after surgical treatment for localised prostate cancer; in addition to cost-effectiveness...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention (CanChange) on health and behavioral outcomes in survivors of colorectal cancer: a randomized controlled trial
    Anna L Hawkes
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 31:2313-21. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine the effects of a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention (CanChange) on health and behavioral outcomes among colorectal cancer survivors...
  17. doi request reprint Factors associated with treatment received by men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Queensland, Australia
    Peter D Baade
    Cancer Council Queensland School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    BJU Int 110:E712-9. 2012
    ..These results highlight the importance of having quality up-to-date information readily available to guide these decisions...
  18. doi request reprint A community-based approach to cancer counselling for patients and carers: a preliminary study
    Sandy D Hutchison
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill QLD, Australia
    Psychooncology 20:897-901. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to provide guidance for service provision by describing a community-based intervention approach; outlining the characteristics, psychological concerns, and distress outcomes for people who utilise the service...
  19. pmc Beating the blues after cancer: randomised controlled trial of a tele-based psychological intervention for high distress patients and carers
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Institute for Health and Medical Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 9:189. 2009
    ..an individualised tele-based cognitive behavioural intervention...
  20. doi request reprint The impact of body mass index and physical activity on mortality among patients with colorectal cancer in Queensland, Australia
    Peter D Baade
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill, Queensland, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1410-20. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine the impact of these lifestyle factors on all-cause and disease-specific mortality...
  21. doi request reprint Amazon heart: an exploration of the role of challenge events in personal growth after breast cancer
    Jeff Dunn
    The Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Psychosoc Oncol 27:119-35. 2009
    ..In this context, peer support may provide the catalyst for the experience to become transformational and so is critical to generating positive outcomes. Realistic expectations of the ride are also influential...
  22. doi request reprint Benefit finding after cancer: the role of optimism, intrusive thinking and social environment
    Jeff Dunn
    Griffith University, Cancer Council Queensland and University of Queensland, Australia
    J Health Psychol 16:169-77. 2011
    ..Benefit finding after cancer is common. The mechanism for this may include cognitive processing of the cancer trauma within a supportive social context...
  23. pmc Diagnostic and treatment pathways for men with prostate cancer in Queensland: investigating spatial and demographic inequalities
    Peter D Baade
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill QLD 4004, Australia
    BMC Cancer 10:452. 2010
    ..This longitudinal study investigates the association between prostate cancer diagnostic and treatment outcomes and key area-level characteristics and individual-level demographic, clinical and psychosocial factors...
  24. doi request reprint Survivor identity and post-traumatic growth after participating in challenge-based peer-support programmes
    Bronwyn A Morris
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Australia
    Br J Health Psychol 16:660-74. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint Factors associated with diagnostic and treatment intervals for prostate cancer in Queensland, Australia: a large cohort study
    Peter D Baade
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 23:625-34. 2012
    ..To examine the relation between socio-demographic and clinical factors, and time from consultation to diagnosis and treatment for men with prostate cancer...
  26. pmc A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer
    Philippa H Youl
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill, QLD, Australia
    BMC Cancer 11:415. 2011
    ..We have a limited understanding of how individual and area-level factors are related to each other, and their associations with survival and other clinical and psychosocial outcomes...
  27. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a tele-based lifestyle intervention for colorectal cancer survivors ('CanChange'): study protocol
    Anna L Hawkes
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 9:286. 2009
    ..This paper presents the study protocol for a novel telephone-delivered intervention to improve lifestyle factors and health outcomes for colorectal cancer survivors...
  28. ncbi request reprint When do I know I am cured? Using conditional estimates to provide better information about cancer survival prospects
    Peter D Baade
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:73-7. 2011
    ..To report the latest conditional survival estimates for patients with cancer in Queensland, Australia...
  29. doi request reprint Gynecological cancer survivors and community support services: referral, awareness, utilization and satisfaction
    Vanessa L Beesley
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Psychooncology 19:54-61. 2010
    ..To quantify gynecological cancer survivors' referral to, awareness of, utilization of and satisfaction with community support services, as well as the factors associated with service use...
  30. doi request reprint Prospective predictors of psychosocial support service use after cancer
    Michelle E McDowell
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Psychooncology 20:788-91. 2011
    ..Consistent with the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), attitudes towards help seeking and behavioural intentions were predicted to lead to greater support service utilisation...
  31. pmc ProsCan for men: randomised controlled trial of a decision support intervention for men with localised prostate cancer
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Cancer 8:207. 2008
    ..This paper presents the design of a randomised controlled trial of a decision support/psychosocial intervention for men newly diagnosed with localised prostate cancer...
  32. doi request reprint Patterns of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in Australian men: the influence of family history
    Michelle E McDowell
    Griffith Health Institute, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia
    BJU Int 109:64-70. 2012
    ..To describe how a family history of prostate cancer influences men's prostate cancer testing behaviours, information support preferences, and motives for testing...
  33. doi request reprint Relationship over time between psychological distress and physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Spring Hill, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 27:1600-6. 2009
    ..The relationship between psychological distress and physical activity after cancer over time has not been described...
  34. ncbi request reprint Urban-rural differences in prostate cancer outcomes in Australia: what has changed?
    Peter D Baade
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:293-6. 2011
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Social support buffers the impact of functional impairments on caregiver psychological well-being in the context of brain tumor and other cancers
    Tamara Ownsworth
    School of Psychology, Griffith Institute for Health and Medical Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Psychooncology 19:1116-22. 2010
    ..This study investigated the association between functional impairments of individuals with cancer and caregiver psychological well-being, and examined the moderating effect of social support...
  36. pmc Feasibility of brief psychological distress screening by a community-based telephone helpline for cancer patients and carers
    Anna L Hawkes
    Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, Spring Hill, Queensland, 4004, Australia
    BMC Cancer 10:14. 2010
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Trajectories of psychological distress after colorectal cancer
    Jeff Dunn
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Psychooncology 22:1759-65. 2013
    ..This study describes the long term psychological outcomes for colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors and trajectories of adjustment over time...
  38. doi request reprint The validity of the distress thermometer in prostate cancer populations
    Suzanne K Chambers
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Sydney, Australia Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia
    Psychooncology 23:195-203. 2014
    ..The Distress Thermometer (DT) is widely recommended for screening for distress after cancer. However, the validity of the DT in men with prostate cancer and over differing time points from diagnosis has not been well examined...
  39. doi request reprint Classifying the reasons men consider to be important in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing decisions: evaluating risks, lay beliefs, and informed decisions
    Michelle E McDowell
    Griffith Health Institute, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4111, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 46:322-35. 2013
    ..Despite uncertainty regarding the benefits of prostate cancer screening, many men have had a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test...
  40. doi request reprint A progress report on a prospective randomised trial of open and robotic prostatectomy
    Robert A Gardiner
    The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, Australia Department of Urology, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia Electronic address
    Eur Urol 65:512-5. 2014
    ..Clinical and quality of life outcomes together with economic costs to individuals and the health service are being examined critically to compare outcomes. ..
  41. doi request reprint Newfound compassion after prostate cancer: a psychometric evaluation of additional items in the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory
    Bronwyn A Morris
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Building G05 2 44, Gold Coast Campus, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD, 4222, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 21:3371-8. 2013
    ..Qualitative research indicates the importance of increased compassion as a result of struggling with challenges presented by cancer and treatments. However, current PTG measures may not adequately assess compassion...
  42. doi request reprint Prospective individual and social predictors of changes in adjustment for patients attending a regional cancer service
    Heather J Green
    Behavioural Basis of Health Program, Griffith Health Institute and School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Qual Life Res 22:759-70. 2013
    ....