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See detailBesoins psychosociaux et perception d'iniquité: combinaison de méthodes d'action pour venir en aide aux conjoints de patients atteints d'un cancer - Une étude pilote
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

in Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive (in press)

Cancer is a chronic illness that impacts both patients and family members. Spouses will often take on a caregiver role, meeting psychosocial needs such as health professional needs and information needs ... [more ▼]

Cancer is a chronic illness that impacts both patients and family members. Spouses will often take on a caregiver role, meeting psychosocial needs such as health professional needs and information needs. This caregiver role can also create emotional distress. Moreover, spouses might experience perceived inequity characterized by a combination of feelings of overinvestment and of underbenefit. This perception of inequity can also lead to emotional distress. Given the consequences of cancer on spouses, psychological interventions may be one means for helping them to cope. In this study, cognitive and behavioural methods are proposed to spouses in order to support them facing their partner’s cancer and their own issues. The overriding objective of this study is to satisfy the psychosocial needs of cancer patient spouses. In order to reach this objective, it compares the efficacy of two methods of action: 1/ hierarchical organization of psychosocial needs and problem-solving, and 2/ hierarchical organization of psychosocial needs alone. This research also aims to assess the influence of the perception of inequity that spouses might feel on the utilization of the two methods of action. The main hypothesis was that the combination of the two methods of action would have a greater and intensified impact on the assessed dependant variables than the utilization of the hierarchical organization of psychosocial needs alone. Thirty-seven spouses were randomly assigned into two groups: the experimental group (n= 19) and the control group (n= 18). The methodology provided identical protocols to the two groups with one difference in that the training period differed in order to measure the effect of training for problem-solving skills. The average age of participants in the experimental group was 58 (SD = 11) on average, and 57 (SD = 11) in the control group. They were asked to complete several questionnaires at three different time periods with a three-week time interval (T0, T1 and T2) assessing these dependent variables: psychosocial needs and emotional distress (anxiety and depression). Socio-demographic data and the perception of inequity were only evaluated at T0. At T0, all participants realized a hierarchy of psychosocial needs. Between T0 and T1, the experimental group trained in the problem-solving method while control group trained between T1 and T2 for this method. Repeated ANOVA measures were conducted to assess the evolution of the psychosocial needs. Student t-tests were computed to assess the influence of inequity perception on the utilization of the two methods of action. The results confirmed previous findings demonstrating the psychosocial needs in spouses of cancer patients. Indeed, it appears that these participants perceive more psychosocial needs than those of similar samples. This difference might be explained by the period of our intervention which occurred earlier than in experimental designs of similar studies. The overall emotional distress felt by our participants was characterized by anxiety. Therefore, being the caregiver of a cancer patient seems to foster anxiety more than depression. The results confirmed the main hypothesis showing a significant decrease of the number of unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have used the two methods of action. This decrease was observed whenever the combination was implemented. In other words, the combination of the two methods of action optimized meeting psychosocial needs. However, the perception of inequity did not seem to influence the utilization of these two methods. This research presents some limitations in the form of a small sample size and of a single assessment of inequity perception at T0. Nevertheless, the results of this preliminary study remain interesting and promising: further research could enhance the employed experimental design in a larger sample in order to obtain more robust results. [less ▲]

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See detailQuality of Work Life, Burnout, and Stress in Emergency Department Physicians: A Qualitative Review
Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Dupuis, Gilles; Fleet, Richard

in European Journal of Emergency Medicine (2014)

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See detailThe effect of communication skills training on residents' physiological arousal in a breaking bad news simulated task
Meunier, Julie; Merckaert, Isabelle; Libert, Yves et al

in Patient Education & Counseling (2013), 93(1), 40-47

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See detailPsychosocial needs and perception of inequity: How spouses react to the cancer of their partner?
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

in 2013 BAPS Annual Meeting : Conference booklet (2013, May 28)

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two ... [more ▼]

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two psychotherapeutic methods: 1. Psychosocial needs’ organization into a hierarchy; 2. Problem-solving method. We also assessed perception of inequity, which is a new concept used in psycho-oncology. This perception focusses on two feelings that spouses might experience in their relationships: firstly, the feeling of overbenefit and underinvestment; secondly, the feeling of underbenefit and overinvestment. Method. A longitudinal design with three assessments (T0,T1,T2) and two groups (experimental, control) was employed. Spouses fulfilled questionnaires: socio-demographic questionnaire, Psychosocial Needs Inventory, Perception of Inequity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. At T0, all participants organised their psychosocial needs into a hierarchy. Experimental group practiced problem-solving method before control group. Indeed, experimental group practiced it between T0 and T1 while control group practiced it only between T1 and T2. Results. Thirty-seven spouses participated: N experimental group=19; N control group=18. Whenever the combination was given, repeated measures’ ANOVAs highlighted a significant decrease in unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have received both methods. Nevertheless, our results did not replicate previous findings according to which spouses experience a higher feeling of overinvestment and underbenefit than feeling of underinvestment and overbenefit. Discussion. Our results underline the interest of proposing psychotherapeutic methods to cancer patients’ spouses to reduce unsatisfied psychosocial needs: clinical implications will be further discussed. Moreover, perception of inequity is a significant concept in psycho-oncology which consequences will also be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailPsychosocial needs and perception of inequity: How spouses react to the cancer of their partner?
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

Poster (2013, May 28)

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two ... [more ▼]

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two psychotherapeutic methods: 1. Psychosocial needs’ organization into a hierarchy; 2. Problem-solving method. We also assessed perception of inequity, which is a new concept used in psycho-oncology. This perception focusses on two feelings that spouses might experience in their relationships: firstly, the feeling of overbenefit and underinvestment; secondly, the feeling of underbenefit and overinvestment. Method. A longitudinal design with three assessments (T0,T1,T2) and two groups (experimental, control) was employed. Spouses fulfilled questionnaires: socio-demographic questionnaire, Psychosocial Needs Inventory, Perception of Inequity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. At T0, all participants organised their psychosocial needs into a hierarchy. Experimental group practiced problem-solving method before control group. Indeed, experimental group practiced it between T0 and T1 while control group practiced it only between T1 and T2. Results. Thirty-seven spouses participated: N experimental group=19; N control group=18. Whenever the combination was given, repeated measures’ ANOVAs highlighted a significant decrease in unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have received both methods. Nevertheless, our results did not replicate previous findings according to which spouses experience a higher feeling of overinvestment and underbenefit than feeling of underinvestment and overbenefit. Discussion. Our results underline the interest of proposing psychotherapeutic methods to cancer patients’ spouses to reduce unsatisfied psychosocial needs. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact de l’utilisation de la Luminette® sur le bien-être au travail dans un service de radiothérapie
BRAGARD, Isabelle ULg; COUCKE, Philippe ULg

in Cancer Radiotherapie (2013), 17(8), 731-735

Purpose <br /> <br />Studies showed beneficial effect of light therapy on well-being at work. Our randomized cross-over study aimed at analyzing the effects of light exposition with the use of Luminette® ... [more ▼]

Purpose <br /> <br />Studies showed beneficial effect of light therapy on well-being at work. Our randomized cross-over study aimed at analyzing the effects of light exposition with the use of Luminette® in a hospital department without access to natural light. <br />Materials and methods <br /> <br />The study design proposed an alternation between two periods of four weeks of use of Luminette® and two periods of four weeks without Luminette®. After every period, participants completed questionnaires (sociodemographic data, seasonal and general depression, anxiety, quality of sleep, slumber and general health). <br />Results <br /> <br />Twenty-five persons participated in the study (average age = 36.5, SD = 7.7). The sample showed several benefits after one month of Luminette®: diurnal slumber (P = 0.046), general health perception (P = 0.026), physical functioning (P = 0.042), pains (P = 0.023) and role limitations due to emotional problems (P = 0.013). One month later, certain benefits remained without light therapy: diurnal slumber (P = 0.028), pains (P = 0.044) and emotional problems (P = 0.042). <br />Conclusion <br /> <br />This study has showed that the use of Luminette® could lead to similar positive results to those obtained with light therapy in other studies. This study has confirmed that Luminette® could have a positive effect on well-being at work. [less ▲]

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See detailLes fonctions cognitives au commencement d’une nouvelle ligne de traitement chez des patients âgés atteints d’un cancer hématologique
Jonius, Bénédicte; Libert, Yves; Bragard, Isabelle ULg et al

in Psycho-Oncologie (2013), 7(2), 118-129

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See detailIs it possible to improve the breaking bad news skills of residents when a relative is present? A randomised study.
Merckaert, Isabelle; Liénard, Aurore; Libert, Yves et al

in British Journal of Cancer (2013), 109

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See detailLa mesure du bonheur et de la qualité de vie au travail: un outil de prévention des risques psychosociaux au travail
Dupuis, Gilles; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Martel, Jean-Pierre et al

in Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive (2012), 17(1), 57-68

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See detailCommunication skills training for residents:which variables predict learning of skills?
Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Merckaert, Isabelle; Libert, Yves et al

in Open Journal of Medical Psychology (2012), 1

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See detailAspects psycho-sociaux du cancer du sein
Tassin, Sophie; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; THOMMESSEN, Maud ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(5-6), 315-319

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See detailQuality of work life in doctors working with cancer patients
Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Dupuis, Gilles; Razavi, Darius et al

in Occupational Medicine (2011), doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqr149

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See detailTransfer of Communication Skills to the Workplace during Clinical Rounds : Impact of a Program for Residents
Liénard, A.; Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y. et al

in PLoS ONE (2010), 5(8), 1-9

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See detailValidation of the french version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory among physicians
Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg; Hansez, Isabelle ULg et al

in Psycho-oncology (2010, May), 19(Suppl.2)(1-313), 249

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See detailThe efficacy of a communication skills training program : is it possible to predict assessment and supportive skills learning among residents?
Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Merckaert, I.; Libert, Y. et al

in Psycho-oncology (2010, May), 19(Suppl.2)(1-313), 248

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See detailCancer patient's qaulity of life : importance of goal's and hierarchy's adjustement
Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg; Dupuis, G.; Conradt, S. et al

in Psycho-oncology (2010, May), 19(Suppl.2)(1-313), 151

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