Affiliation: University of New South Wales
- The fertility- and menopause-related information needs of younger women with a diagnosis of breast cancer: a qualitative studyBelinda Thewes
Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Psychooncology 12:500-11. 2003..Clinical implications are drawn from the results of this study to assist clinicians and researchers to improve their communication with younger patients about the fertility- and menopause-related side effects of breast cancer treatment...
- The psychosocial needs of breast cancer survivors; a qualitative study of the shared and unique needs of younger versus older survivorsB Thewes
Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Psychooncology 13:177-89. 2004..Younger women reported more needs than their older counterparts. Several needs reported by younger women were directly related to being of younger age or pre-menopausal at the time of diagnosis. Clinical implications are discussed...
- The Unmet Information and Support Needs of Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer: A Descriptive SurveyBelinda Thewes
Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
J Genet Couns 12:61-76. 2003..No demographic variables were found to predict interest in attending a support group. Implications for those considering establishing support groups are discussed. ..
- Psychometric properties of the Impact of Event Scale amongst women at increased risk for hereditary breast cancerB Thewes
Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Psychooncology 10:459-68. 2001....
- Fertility- and menopause-related information needs of younger women with a diagnosis of early breast cancerB Thewes
Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
J Clin Oncol 23:5155-65. 2005..This multicenter study aimed to investigate fertility- and menopause-related information needs among young women with a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer...
- What survival benefits do premenopausal patients with early breast cancer need to make endocrine therapy worthwhile?Belinda Thewes
Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
Lancet Oncol 6:581-8. 2005..We aimed to quantify the survival gains that premenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer require to justify the side-effects and inconvenience of adjuvant endocrine treatments...
- Fear of cancer recurrence: a systematic literature review of self-report measuresBelinda Thewes
Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Psychooncology 21:571-87. 2012..The field of research on FCR is an emerging area of investigation in the cancer survivorship literature, and several standardised instruments for its assessment have been developed...
- Psychosocial impact of familial adenomatous polyposis on young adults: a qualitative studyShab Mireskandari
Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Sydney, Australia
J Genet Couns 18:409-17. 2009..Providing longer-term support through ongoing genetic counseling appears necessary to adequately address the ongoing challenges faced by young adults who are dealing with FAP...
- The Concerns About Recurrence Questionnaire: validation of a brief measure of fear of cancer recurrence amongst Danish and Australian breast cancer survivorsBelinda Thewes
Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making School of Psychology Transient Building, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
J Cancer Surviv 9:68-79. 2015....
- Fear of cancer recurrence: a theoretical review and novel cognitive processing formulationJoanna E Fardell
Psycho oncology Co operative Research Group PoCoG, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
J Cancer Surviv 10:663-73. 2016..This paper reviews theoretical frameworks previously used to explain FCR and describes the formulation of a novel theoretical framework for FCR...
- Does routine psychological screening of newly diagnosed rural cancer patients lead to better patient outcomes? Results of a pilot studyBelinda Thewes
Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence Based Decision Making, School of Psychology, Brennan McCallum A18, University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia
Aust J Rural Health 17:298-304. 2009..Few studies have reported on the impact of screening on patient outcomes or clinical practice and research describing the implementation of psychosocial screening in rural services is scarce...
- Using the Distress Thermometer and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale to screen for psychosocial morbidity in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancerDeepa Patel
School of Psychology, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
J Affect Disord 131:412-6. 2011..The aim of this study is to establish the sensitivity, specificity and optimal cut-off scores on these measures when compared to a clinical interview...