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Providing Breast Cancer Survivorship: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Project Implementation
Conclusions: The pilot program was successful in increasing patient knowledge. Informal education and written material provided throughout the course of cancer care were found to meet most patient needs. Cancer center staff desire more training on providing survivorship care. Implications for Practice: Survivorship care may be best provided through educational interventions began at diagnosis and provided on an ongoing basis. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Caregiver Activation and Home Hospice Nurse Communication in Advanced Cancer Care
Conclusions: Few studies have investigated nurse/caregiver communication in home hospice, and, to our knowledge, no other studies focused on caregiver activation. The current study provides a foundation to develop a framework of caregiver activation through enhanced communication with nurses. Implications for Practice: Activated caregivers may facilitate patient-centered care through communication with nurses in home hospice, thus resulting in enhanced outcomes for patients with advanced cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Benefit Finding and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Childhood Cancer Survivors: The Moderating Roles of Demographic and Psychosocial Factors
Conclusions: Results suggest that finding benefits in the cancer experience may have a greater positive impact for caregivers with relatively fewer demographic and psychosocial resources and may have less of an impact for caregivers with relatively greater resources. Findings further point to the complex nature of QoL among caregivers of childhood cancer survivors. Implications for Practice: Results may aid clinicians in identifying caregivers at particular risk for low QoL. They may be counseled to find benefits in their experience or provided with resources to strengthen other factors that impact QoL. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

What Do Ovarian Cancer Patients Expect From Treatment?: Perspectives From an Online Patient Community
Conclusions: The shift in expectations from survival to living with ovarian cancer may demonstrate an enhanced understanding of ovarian cancer prognosis as patients learn more about their condition. Patients underscored that a more involved discussion of side effect profiles with clinicians would enhance their treatment decision making and expectation setting process. Implications for Practice: Expectation setting may be improved by contextualizing treatment in terms of the transitions ovarian cancer patients experience. Providing relevant information that aligns with patient needs, desires, and concerns at critical trans...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

The Development of a Nurse-Led Internet-Based Learning and Self-care Program for Cancer Patients With Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression—A Part of U-CARE
Conclusions: Collaboration between patients, clinicians, and researchers seems to be a fruitful approach in the development of an IHCA aiming to support cancer patients’ self-care strategies. Well-designed intervention studies are needed to evaluate the effects of the IHCA. Implications for Practice: This article suggests a theoretical foundation for an IHCA and allows researchers and healthcare providers to take part in the discussion regarding format and content of IHCAs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Physical Activity Preferences for People Living With Multiple Myeloma: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions: Low- to moderate-intensity PA after treatment is likely to interest people with MM. Programs need to be flexible and consider individual differences in PA preferences, functional status, and treatment schedules. Implications: An individually tailored PA program should form part of clinical care, involving clinicians and organizations with expertise in MM. Options for home-based PA are also important. Further research, including a population-based study of people living with MM, is necessary to further quantify PA preferences. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Can Mentoring and Collaboration Lead to a Charge of Plagiarism?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Mexican-Heritage Latinas
Conclusions: Rather than focusing on Latinas’ knowledge and/or misconceptions of breast and cervical cancer in screening-related education, researchers must examine what Latinas believe and leverage those convictions to expand their perceptions and behaviors related to breast and cervical cancer prevention practices. Implications for Practice: Practitioners should recognize that Latinas may differ in beliefs from other minorities, and that even within-group, there may be cultural differences that influence cancer screening behaviors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Health-Related Quality of Life After the Diagnosis of Locally Advanced or Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Longitudinal Study
Background: Approximately 20% of men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer present with locally advanced or advanced disease. Few studies consider longer-term impact of disease progression and treatment adverse effects on health-related quality of life (QoL) of these men. Objective: Describe changes in health-related QoL over 5 years for men with newly diagnosed locally advanced or advanced prostate cancer. Interventions/Methods: Eighty-one men with locally advanced or advanced prostate cancer referred to the study by their treating urologist completed a self-administered questionnaire assessing distress, cancer-specific d...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Symptom Clusters and Impact of Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance on Symptom Experiences of Hepatoma Patients in Taiwan
Conclusions: Patients with hepatoma who concurrently experienced fatigue and sleep disturbance experienced more symptoms and more severe symptoms than did those who experienced either symptom or no symptom. This study identified 2 clusters experienced by patients with hepatoma. Implications for Practice: Our results provide implications for further research on managing the most common co-occurring symptoms to reduce symptom clusters and improve the quality of life of hepatoma patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Decision-Making Process Regarding Fertility Among Reproductive-Age Women With Cancer in Taiwan
Conclusions: Decision making regarding fertility among women with cancer was affected by the need for children before treatment and their experience during treatment. Implications for Practice: Health providers should be aware of and understand the needs of women with cancer to balance their need for children with their perception of their cancer prognosis and its effects on fertility, and help them with pregnancy planning if desired. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Moving In and Out of the What-Ifs: The Experiences of Unaffected Women Living in Families Where a Breast Cancer 1 or 2 Genetic Mutation Was Not Found
Conclusions: The findings reveal how knowledge from predictive medicine impacts the lives of women and the importance of supportive relations and provides a foundation for future research into how health is perceived. Implications for Practice: The findings inform the practices of healthcare professionals as they engage in discussions with women living with risk for HBC and highlight the importance of a supportive relationship. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Effects of Mind Subtraction Meditation on Breast Cancer Survivors’ Psychological and Spiritual Well-being and Sleep Quality: A Randomized Controlled Trial in South Korea
Background: Most breast cancer survivors experience psychological and spiritual distress, including depression, anxiety, perceived stress, and loss of meaningfulness in life. This distress can negatively impact physical health, quality of life, and quality of sleep. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare and examine the effectiveness of mind subtraction meditation (MSM) and a self-management education (SME) group on breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with South Korean female breast cancer survivors (stages I-III). Self-reported questionnaires were administered to both M...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Changes in Weight and Body Composition Among Women With Breast Cancer During and After Adjuvant Treatment: A Prospective Follow-up Study
Background: Antineoplastic adjuvant treatment for breast cancer can cause changes in women’s weight and body composition and influence their general health and survival. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the extent and patterns of change in weight and body composition after current standard adjuvant antineoplastic treatment for breast cancer. Methods: Data on weight and body composition from 95 women with breast cancer Stage I to III were obtained during 18 months on a bioelectric impedance analyzer. Changes and odds ratio (OR) were calculated by a linear mixed model and logistic regression. Resul...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Exploring the Lived Experience of Women Immediately Following Mastectomy: A Phenomenological Study
Conclusions: The results of the study provide evidence that women face ongoing challenges following seeing their mastectomy scars for the first time that is not adequately addressed by healthcare professionals. Implications for Practice: Nurses and other healthcare professionals need to gain a better understanding of the difficulties perceived by women following seeing the scars from mastectomy and implement strategies to assist in successful adaptation to the experience. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Social Support Is a Predictor of Lower Stress and Higher Quality of Life and Resilience in Brazilian Patients With Colorectal Cancer
Conclusions: Family support and professional social support are important factors for Brazilian CRC patients. Resilience is an important ally for patients. It is important for nurses to consider this when developing educational and psychological interventional strategies to reduce stress and ultimately improve quality of life in this population. Implication for Practice: Psychological factors that improve quality of life should be evaluated in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Quality of Life and Its Predictors Among Children and Adolescents With Cancer
Conclusions: Factors associated with a poorer QoL included fatigue, distress behaviors, and diagnosis at an older age. Less general fatigue and relationship distress, greater time since diagnosis, and living in nuclear family predicted a better QoL. Implications for Practice: Routinely evaluating fatigue and school functioning in pediatric patients with cancer is warranted, as well as developing educational programs to enhance the management of fatigue and relationship issues, especially for those who were given a diagnosis recently or for late adolescents. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

When Cancer Care Becomes a Long-term Care Issue: Are We Ready?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Facilitators of and Barriers to Gastric Cancer Screening Among Korean Americans
Conclusions: Sociocultural facilitators and barriers add new knowledge in a field with scarce information available. Implications for Practice: The study findings lay the groundwork for developing culturally relevant interventions that enhance healthcare providers’ awareness while empowering Korean Americans to prevent gastric cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Do Cancer-Related Beliefs Influence the Severity, Incidence, and Persistence of Psychological Symptoms?
Conclusions: These findings suggest that the endorsement of negative cancer-related beliefs at the perioperative period influences the longitudinal evolution of anxiety, fear of cancer recurrence, depression, and insomnia symptoms in the following months. Implications for Practice: These results highlight the relevance of using cognitive restructuring early during the cancer care trajectory to potentially revise erroneous beliefs about cancer and prevent the incidence and persistence of psychological disturbances over time. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Acceptance of Chronic Health Conditions (Stoma) Scale for Patients With Stoma
Background: Formation of a stoma is a common outcome in surgical treatment of colorectal cancer. A higher acceptance of stoma was shown to improve quality of life of patients. No instrument in Chinese is available that can be used to measure the acceptance of stoma among patients with colorectal cancer. Objectives: The aims of this study were to translate and test the psychometric properties of Chinese version of Acceptance of Chronic Health Conditions (ACHC) (Stoma) scale. Methods: A sample of 100 Chinese-speaking patients with stoma was recruited from a public tertiary care hospital in Singapore. The scale was translat...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Interventions for the Treatment of Aromatase Inhibitor–Associated Arthralgia in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusion: The evidence was based on a body of research with moderate study quality. Although the overall effect of interventions is large, further investigation into the influence of nutrition and physical exercise is needed to better discern their potential for pain management. Implication for Practice: Oncology nurses may be able to implement such validated interventions as pain management modalities to mitigate the symptoms so that breast cancer survivors remain compliant with AIA therapy. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Exploring Chinese Women’s Perception of Cervical Cancer Risk as It Impacts Screening Behavior: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion: This study contributes new knowledge to the understanding of cervical screening behavior within a specific social and cultural context. Better efforts should be made to educate Chinese women on the risk of cervical cancer and emphasize that effective cancer treatments are available and that there is a good chance of survival. Implications for Practice: Nurses working with Chinese women should ensure that the information they provide is culturally sensitive, particularly by acknowledging the normative beliefs of this population group. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Bowel Dysfunction and Self-management for Bowel Symptoms After Sphincter-Preserving Surgery: A Cross-sectional Survey of Chinese Rectal Cancer Patients
Background: After sphincter-preserving surgery (SPS), patients with rectal cancer present multiple bowel symptoms, which significantly affect their daily lives. However, to date, few studies have been conducted in China to identify bowel symptoms and self-management behaviors and to explore the relationship between these behaviors and bowel symptoms. Objective: To describe bowel symptoms among Chinese patients with rectal cancer after SPS, the self-management behaviors used, and the relationship between the symptoms and behaviors. Methods: A convenience sample of 175 rectal cancer patients who underwent SPS was recruited...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Validation of the Korean Version of the Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire
Conclusion: The Korean version of the BCSBQ was confirmed to be a culturally appropriate, valid, and reliable instrument for assessing the beliefs, knowledge, and attitudes to breast cancer and breast cancer screening practices among women of Korean background living in Australia. Implication for Practice: The Korean version of the BCBSQ can provide nurses with insights into the development of culturally sensitive breast health education programs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Cancer-Related Pain in Adults
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Cochrane Nursing Summary Source Type: research

Cancer Communication on Social Media: Examining How Cancer Caregivers Use Facebook for Cancer-Related Communication
Conclusions: Building upon previous research documenting the increasing use of social media for health-related communication and support, our findings show that personal Facebook pages offer a platform for cancer caregivers to share their cancer-related experiences, promote advocacy and awareness, and mobilize social support. Implications for Practice: Providers must recognize the importance of social media as a vehicle for support and communication for families of children with cancer. Nurses should educate parents on how to appraise information obtained through Facebook using evidence-based guidelines. Providers can enc...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

A Pilot Study of Proinflammatory Cytokines and Fatigue in Women With Breast Cancer During Chemotherapy
Conclusions: Women with stage I and II breast cancer experienced variability in the severity of fatigue and levels of IL-6 and TNF-α throughout their treatment trajectories. The presence and role of genetic variants related to cancer-related fatigue may explain the individual variation and warrant further research. Implications for Practice: These findings highlight the importance of symptom assessments including fatigue at each clinic visit and individualized interventions throughout the cancer trajectory. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Application of an Evidence-Based Clinical Nursing Path for Improving the Preoperative and Postoperative Quality of Care of Pediatric Retroperitoneal Neuroblastoma Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial at a Tertiary Medical Institution
Conclusion: Adoption of a CNP for preoperative and postoperative care of pediatric retroperitoneal NB patients undergoing resection surgery improves clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with care. Implications for Practice: A CNP can increase families’ participation in a patient’s recovery process, enhance nurses’ understanding of the services they are providing, and improve the quality of healthcare received by patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Creating Individualized Symptom Management Goals and Strategies for Cancer-Related Fatigue for Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Conclusions: The process by which participants individualized their CRF strategies consisted of identifying, confirming, testing, and evaluating different CRF strategies and resulted in refined, specific, and individualized strategies intended to eventually ensure participants achieve their goal. Implications for Practice: Clinicians can assist patients in individualizing their CRF goals and strategies. Individualization of CRF goals and strategies assists patients in visualizing how improving CRF will impact their life. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Kessler 10 Scale in Chinese Parents of Children With Cancer
Background: The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) has been widely used in rating psychological distress in general and clinical populations. However, whether it can be used in parents of children with cancer is unknown. Still lacking is the evidence on its reliability and validity in culturally diverse groups. Objective: The aim of this study was to translate the K10 into Mandarin Chinese and test its psychometric properties (especially the factor structure) of the Chinese version (C-K10) in parents of children with cancer. Methods: By convenience sampling, 2 samples of parents of children with cancer (sample I,...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Palliative Cancer Care in Brazil: The Perspective of Nurses and Physicians
Conclusions: The development of palliative care is in the initial stages, and there is a possibility for growth due to recent advances. Implications for Practice: Knowledge about these challenges to palliative care could contribute to the development of strategies, such as the establishment of service organizations and networks, as well as educational and political investments for the advancement of palliative care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

A Model of Consultation in Prostate Cancer Care: Evidence From a Systematic Review
Conclusion: Further research is needed to empirically test consultation models in routine clinical practice, specifically for advanced cancer specialist nurses. Implications for Practice: The Prostate Cancer Model of Consultation can be used to structure clinical consultations to target self-management care plans at the individual level of need over the cancer care continuum. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Evaluation of Pain Intensity Assessment Tools Among Elderly Patients With Cancer in Taiwan
Conclusions: All 4 scales were reliable and valid for assessing cancer pain among elderly patients. Implications for Practice: Because the no-response rates for the scales depended on educational level and cognitive function, nurses should exercise good judgment in choosing pain intensity assessment tools for use with elderly patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Real-time Fatigue and Free-Living Physical Activity in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Cancer Survivors and Healthy Controls: A Preliminary Examination of the Temporal, Dynamic Relationship
Background: Fatigue and physical inactivity, critical problems facing cancer survivors, impact overall health and functioning. Our group designed a novel methodology to evaluate the temporal, dynamic patterns in real-world settings. Objective: Using real-time technology, the temporal, dynamic relationship between real-time fatigue and free-living is described and compared in cancer survivors who were treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (n = 25) and age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n = 25). Methods: Subjects wore wrist actigraphs on their nondominant hand to assess free-living physical activity, ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Financial Toxicity Among Patients With Cancer—Where to From Here?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Pilot Study of Parent Psychophysiologic Outcomes in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that it is feasible longitudinally measure parent psychophysiologic outcomes in the pediatric HSCT setting. In addition, parent-perceived stress increased linearly from start of conditioning through day +100, whereas parent T-lymphocyte counts decreased concurrently. Implications for Practice: Routine psychological and physical health screening of parents of children undergoing HSCT is needed. Multidisciplinary psychosocial support services should be offered to parents at regular intervals during their child’s HSCT. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Facilitators and Hindrances of Implementing Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Among Vietnamese Americans
Conclusion: The findings emphasized the importance of supporting implementation agents to ensure effective intervention program implementation. Implications for Practice: Oncology nurses need to particularly take into consideration the evidence-based findings when planning any intervention programs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

A Specific Distress Cutoff Score Shortly After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Conclusion: We consider a cutoff score of 7, shortly after breast cancer is diagnosed, optimal to identify those women with high distress and therefore at risk of chronic distress. Implications for Practice: The findings are clinically important because they can enable healthcare professionals to direct their time and resources to those most in need of their assistance. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Facing Spousal Cancer During Child-Rearing Years: Do Social Support and Hardiness Moderate the Impact of Psychological Distress on Quality of Life?
Conclusions: Facing spousal cancer during child-rearing years seemed to have a substantial impact on partners’ mental health and an adverse impact on their quality of life. Accordingly, these partners’ self-care abilities may be reduced. Received social support may reduce the multiple burdens and consequently allow for enhancement of self-care. Implications for Practice: Interventions should aim to improve the social support provided to child-rearing partners, which may improve their quality of life. Providing adequate information about their partner’s cancer illness and treatment may enhance their feeli...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Improving the Transition to Palliative Care for Patients With Acute Leukemia: A Coordinated Care Approach
Conclusions: Implementing the individualized care plan program was associated with better communication and accessibility of documented palliative treatment goals for patients with AML. Implications for Practice: This study establishes a model of care that addresses symptom and disease burden in end-stage AML and provides valuable insight into the patient and family understanding of treatment intent during this terminal phase. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the M.D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Background: Dysphagia is a common side effect of anticancer treatments in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) and can worsen patients’ quality of life. A well-established measure is essential to evaluate dysphagia in HNC patients. Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the M.D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI-C) for HNC patients. Methods: A total of 220 subjects were included in the study. Reliability was examined by internal consistency (Cronbach’s α) and test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient). Validity was ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

“I Had a Little Bit of a Bloke Meltdown…But the Next Day, I Was Up”: Understanding Cancer Experiences Among Aboriginal Men
Conclusions: Men’s accounts of the experiences of cancer diagnosis and care reveal more than simply individual challenge, extending to encompass the very real social and economic implications of illness and vulnerability for Aboriginal men today. Implications for Practice: Aboriginal men could be better engaged with cancer diagnosis and treatment if greater attention was paid to recognizing preferred approaches, including pragmatism and humor, and supporting connections to family and culture throughout the cancer journey. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

To Improve Cancer Treatment, We Need to Have Patients and Care Teams Connected!
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

The Role of Age in Change in Unmet Supportive Care Needs in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients During Transition From Hospital to Home
Background: Age might affect the change in care needs in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after treatment during their transition process from hospital to home. However, there have been no studies that focus on this. Objective: The aim of this study is to examine changes in unmet supportive care needs in young ( (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Lung Cancer Screening Health Belief Scales
Conclusions: Initial testing supports the scales are valid and reliable. These new scales can help investigators identify long-term smokers more likely to screen for lung cancer and are useful for the development and testing of behavioral interventions regarding lung cancer screening. Implications for Practice: Development of effective interventions to enhance shared decision making about lung cancer screening between patients and providers must first identify factors influencing the individual’s screening participation. Future efforts facilitating patient-provider conversations are better informed by understanding ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Cognitive Representation of Treatment-Related Symptoms in Older Adults With Cancer
Conclusions: Findings suggest that older adults experience symptom-related consequences but question the impact that their actions will have on symptom severity. This may contribute to older adult’s lack of active symptom self-management. Implications for Practice: Patient education strategies need to address these representations and new interventions may need to be developed to reinforce symptom consequences and empower older adults to self-manage symptoms. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Validity and Reliability of Turkish Version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy–Brain Questionnaire
Conclusions: The Turkish version of the FACT-Br is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used to measure the QOL of patients with a brain tumor in Turkey. Implications for Practice: This assessment tool can be used in treatment evaluations and to evaluate other measures of QOL. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

A Prevalence Study of Psychosocial Distress in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
Background: Psychosocial distress is common among cancer patients. Significant associations between coping and social support with distress and quality of life in adult cancer patients have been identified before, but little is known about the interrelationships between distress, medical coping, and social support in adolescents and young adults (AYAs). Objective: The aims of this study are to investigate the prevalence of psychological distress in Chinese AYAs with cancer and examine the associations among distress, anxiety and depression, medical coping, and social support in the same population. Methods: A total of 61...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Spiritual Well-being in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Receiving Noncurative Chemotherapy: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion: Knowledge about cancer patients’ use of different strategies to increase their SWB may help healthcare professionals to guide patients through this vulnerable phase. Implication for Practice: Healthcare professionals need sufficient courage and willingness to share their patients’ thoughts, beliefs, and grief to be able to guide patients toward improving their SWB. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research