Bert Garssen

Summary

Affiliation: Helen Dowling Institute
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors and cancer development: evidence after 30 years of research
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Rubenslaan 190, Utrecht 3582 JJ, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:315-38. 2004
  2. pmc Repression: finding our way in the maze of concepts
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute for Psycho oncology, Rubenslaan 190, Utrecht 3582 JJ, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 30:471-81. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Stress management training for breast cancer surgery patients
    Bert Garssen
    Centre for Psycho Oncology, Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 22:572-80. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint No role for extroversion and neuroticism in cancer development
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Instituut, 3582 JJ Utrecht, Netherlands
    Lancet 366:872-4. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Problems addressed during psycho-oncological therapy: a pilot study
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 29:657-63. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Psychological factors in immunomodulation induced by cancer surgery: a review
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Center for Psycho oncology, Ruvenslaan 190, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 85:1-13. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of participation in social support groups for prostate cancer patients
    Bert Voerman
    Helen Dowling Institute, Center for Psycho oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 16:1092-9. 2007
  8. pmc Measuring spirituality as a universal human experience: a review of spirituality questionnaires
    Eltica de Jager Meezenbroek
    Helen Dowling Institute, Care for Cancer, Rubenslaan 190, 3582 JJ, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Relig Health 51:336-54. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of group psychotherapy compared to social support groups in patients with primary, non-metastatic breast cancer
    Petra J Vos
    Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 25:37-60. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in Dutch men with prostate cancer
    Bert Voerman
    Helen Dowling Institute for Psycho oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 24:49-64. 2006

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors and cancer development: evidence after 30 years of research
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Rubenslaan 190, Utrecht 3582 JJ, The Netherlands
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:315-38. 2004
    ..A methodological shortcoming is not to have investigated the interactive effect of psychological factors, demographic, and biomedical risk factors...
  2. pmc Repression: finding our way in the maze of concepts
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute for Psycho oncology, Rubenslaan 190, Utrecht 3582 JJ, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 30:471-81. 2007
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Stress management training for breast cancer surgery patients
    Bert Garssen
    Centre for Psycho Oncology, Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 22:572-80. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the psychological effects of a pre-surgical stress management training (SMT) in cancer patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint No role for extroversion and neuroticism in cancer development
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Instituut, 3582 JJ Utrecht, Netherlands
    Lancet 366:872-4. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Problems addressed during psycho-oncological therapy: a pilot study
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 29:657-63. 2011
    ..Other problems included relationship problems (23%) and saying farewell to life (21%). In about one half of the cancer patients anxiety and/or depression were not the focus during their therapy...
  6. doi request reprint Psychological factors in immunomodulation induced by cancer surgery: a review
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Center for Psycho oncology, Ruvenslaan 190, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 85:1-13. 2010
    ..We recommend that future studies exploring the role of psychological factors on immune function and survival focus more on their influence during the peri-surgical period...
  7. ncbi request reprint Determinants of participation in social support groups for prostate cancer patients
    Bert Voerman
    Helen Dowling Institute, Center for Psycho oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 16:1092-9. 2007
    ..The factors studied are background variables, medical variables, psychosocial variables and attitude, social norms and perceived control...
  8. pmc Measuring spirituality as a universal human experience: a review of spirituality questionnaires
    Eltica de Jager Meezenbroek
    Helen Dowling Institute, Care for Cancer, Rubenslaan 190, 3582 JJ, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Relig Health 51:336-54. 2012
    ..Although none of the questionnaires fulfilled all the criteria, the multidimensional Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire is promising...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of group psychotherapy compared to social support groups in patients with primary, non-metastatic breast cancer
    Petra J Vos
    Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 25:37-60. 2007
    ..Other psychosocial adjustment indicators did not change. In general, we may conclude that well-adjusted women diagnosed with breast cancer do not specifically benefit from these types of interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in Dutch men with prostate cancer
    Bert Voerman
    Helen Dowling Institute for Psycho oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 24:49-64. 2006
    ..In hormonal therapy, men who are diagnosed longer than two years ago report a worse cognitive functioning and more burdens from urinary problems...
  11. doi request reprint Breast cancer surgery-induced immunomodulation
    Martijn F Boomsma
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Surg Oncol 102:640-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to assess hormonal and immunological changes induced by breast cancer surgery...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of delayed psychosocial interventions versus early psychosocial interventions for women with early stage breast cancer
    Petra J Vos
    Helen Dowling Institute, Rubenslaan 190, 3582 JJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 60:212-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to research the effect of time of enrolment in a psychosocial group intervention on psychosocial adjustment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Early stage breast cancer: explaining level of psychosocial adjustment using structural equation modeling
    Petra J Vos
    Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 27:557-80. 2004
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Mindfulness-based stress reduction training for oncology patients: patients' appraisal and changes in well-being
    Arenda Kieviet-Stijnen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Center for Psycho oncology, P O Box 85061, 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 72:436-42. 2008
    ..This study explores satisfaction and changes in well-being in cancer patients following mindfulness-based stress reduction training...
  15. doi request reprint Measuring spirituality as a universal human experience: development of the Spiritual Attitude and Involvement List (SAIL)
    Eltica de Jager Meezenbroek
    Helen Dowling Institute, Care for Cancer, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosoc Oncol 30:141-67. 2012
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial intervention for women with primary, non-metastatic breast cancer: a comparison between participants and non-participants
    Petra J Vos
    Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychother Psychosom 73:276-85. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Treatment decision making in prostate cancer: patients' participation in complex decisions
    Maarten Fischer
    Helen Dowling Institute, Center for Psycho oncology HDI, Rubenslaan 190, 3582 JJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 63:308-13. 2006
    ..2) To determine whether perceived roles during TDM were associated with medical and sociodemographic variables. (3) To examine to what extent satisfaction with TDM was related to perceived role or medical and sociodemographic variables...
  18. doi request reprint Analyzing differences between psychotherapy groups and social support groups for breast cancer patients: development of an assessment method using video recordings
    Bert Garssen
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 82:377-83. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study is to develop a method for assessing differences between the content of social support groups and experiential-existential therapy groups...
  19. doi request reprint Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces chronic cancer-related fatigue: a treatment study
    Marije L van der Lee
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 21:264-72. 2012
    ..About one-third of cancer survivors suffer from severe chronic fatigue. Aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive group therapy in reducing severe chronic fatigue in cancer survivors with mixed diagnoses...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and the grade of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia: a semi-prospective study
    Ellen Stella M Tiersma
    Center for Psycho oncology, Helen Dowling Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Gynecol Oncol 92:603-10. 2004
    ..To study the influence of psychosocial factors on the grade of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia...
  21. doi request reprint Spirituality and well-being in cancer patients: a review
    Anja Visser
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Ultrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 19:565-72. 2010
    ..The present literature review summarizes the research findings on the relationship between spirituality and emotional well-being. Special attention is given to the strength of the research findings...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of a supportive-expressive group intervention on long-term psychosocial adjustment in HIV-infected gay men
    Jeffrey J Weiss
    Helen Dowling Institute for Biopsychosocial Medicine, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychother Psychosom 72:132-40. 2003
    ..This study compared the effects of a supportive-expressive group intervention (GI) with an educational control condition (EC) on long-term psychosocial adjustment in gay men with HIV infection...
  23. ncbi request reprint How useful is a screening instrument?
    Bert Garssen
    Psychooncology 17:726-8. 2008