Mutual Support and Challenges Among Chinese Couples Living With Colorectal Cancer: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion The findings of this study provide insights to healthcare professionals on the process by which couples coping with CRC give each other mutual support and the related challenges. This will aid in the development of an intervention program to support such couples, through enhancing their mutual support, overcoming challenges, and improving their adjustment/outcomes. Implications for Practice Healthcare professionals need to (1) include the spouse of the cancer patients in their care and provide them with support, (2) encourage the couples to share their concerns with each other, (3) encourage spousal caregiv...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Exploring the Interaction Between Nursing Decision Making and Patient Outcomes in 2 European Cancer Centers: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions: The present study showed how the aims, contents, and degree of autonomy in the nurses’ decision-making process are strongly influenced by the dialectic interaction between professional and contextual factors, such as competency and professional identity. Implications for Practice: Cancer nurses could influence their clinical practice by developing nursing competencies that effectively resolve patients’ problems. This is a key factor that nurses govern autonomously and therefore a responsibility that involves the entire nursing educational, organizational, and scientific leadership. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Coping Strategies Used by Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Survivors: A Literature Review
Conclusions: Breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors seem to use different coping strategies that varied throughout the survivorship trajectory. Breast cancer survivors highlighted the importance of accepting their diagnosis and engaging in physical activities that provided social and emotional support. Personality seemed to have a significant effect on coping for prostate cancer survivors. Colorectal cancer survivors emphasized the importance of seeking information to master self-management and return to social activities. Implications for Practice: Understanding coping strategies, during the survivorship t...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

The Patient–Healthcare Professional Relationship and Communication in the Oncology Outpatient Setting: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: The relationship and communication between patients and healthcare professionals in the outpatient setting were important for the patients’ ability to cope with cancer. Implications for Practice: Healthcare professionals need to pay special attention to the relational aspects of communication in an outpatient clinic because encounters are often brief. More research is needed to investigate the type of interaction and intervention that would be the most effective in supporting adult patients’ coping during chemotherapy in an outpatient clinic. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Gauging the Effects of Self-efficacy, Social Support, and Coping Style on Self-management Behaviors in Chinese Cancer Survivors
Conclusion Our results provide evidence that self-efficacy and social support impose significant direct effects, as well as indirect effects via copying style, on the self-management of cancer survivors. Implications for Practice Our findings may help nurses to further improve their care of cancer survivors in terms of their self-management behaviors, specifically communication, exercise, and information seeking. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Population Size or Passion as the Basis for Research Academic Success?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Insights Source Type: research

Sociodemographic Predictors of Anal Cancer Screening and Follow-up in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Individuals
Conclusions: High-risk groups for anal cancer should be targeted for preventative measures as part of a cancer prevention plan to decrease the personal and clinical burden associated with anal cancer. Implications for Practice: Cancer prevention is a multistep process that requires screening and follow-up efforts, where healthcare providers play a vital role in these efforts. Findings from this study can inform strategies to improve screening and follow-up rates in HIV-infected individuals. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Implementation of a Nurse-driven Educational Program Improves Management of Sorafenib’s Toxicities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Conclusions: This study suggests a clinical benefit of EP related to improved toxicity management of sorafenib that resulted in fewer dose reductions. Implications for Practice: Patients treated with sorafenib may benefit from an EP. Different types of EP should be compared prospectively, focusing on patients’ quality of life. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Iranian Women’s Breast Health–Seeking Behaviors: Husband’s Role
Conclusions Voluntary participation in breast health–seeking behaviors is a culturally sensitive topic. The qualitative methodology allowed this sensitive topic and its different aspects to be explored. The findings indicated that the major source of support for women was their husband’s behavior toward breast health–seeking actions. Family cohesion and love among couples were identified as strong determinant factors pertaining to husband’s supportive behaviors. Implications for Practice The study findings provided deeper understanding about the effective factors related to a husband’s ro...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Nurses’ Caring Behaviors Toward Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in Greece: A Mixed-Methods Study
Background Nurses’ caring behaviors are central in the quality of care of patients undergoing sophisticated chemotherapy protocols. However, there is a scarcity of research regarding these behaviors in non–Anglo-Saxon countries. Objective The aim of this study was to explore caring behaviors that nurses perceive as important in caring for patients in Greece receiving chemotherapy. Methods We used a mixed-methods design, including a survey in 7 oncology wards in 3 cancer hospitals in Attica, Greece, and a subsequent qualitative focus group investigation. Caring behaviors were explored through the Caring ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Lifestyle Information and Intervention Preferences of Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion: Young people with cancer want age-appropriate lifestyle information on a range of topics delivered in multiple formats at various time points. Implications for Practice: Health professionals working with TYA cancer survivors should address young peoples’ lifestyle information needs throughout the cancer care pathway and support young people to foster the confidence to make, and sustain, positive lifestyle behavior changes. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Effect on Bone Outcomes of Home-based Exercise Intervention for Prostate Cancer Survivors Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: A home-based exercise program is relatively feasible and safe and may improve muscle strength but not bone outcomes. Implications for Practice: Given the importance of preventing cancer treatment–induced bone loss among PCSs receiving ADT, a home-based exercise intervention can be considered, but further trials with a larger sample are required to determine its effect for bone outcomes. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Testing the Implementation of a Pain Self-management Support Intervention for Oncology Patients in Clinical Practice: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study (ANtiPain)
Conclusions: Key findings of this study involved function-related outcomes and self-efficacy. Implications for Practice: Because these outcomes are particularly meaningful for patients, the integration of ANtiPain to routine clinical practice may be substantial. A larger study will be based on these findings. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Preliminary Effects of Massage and Inhalation Aromatherapy on Chemotherapy-Induced Acute Nausea and Vomiting: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
Background: Despite pharmacological treatment, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are observed in patients. Objective: This quasi-randomized controlled pilot study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effects of massage and inhalation aromatherapies on chemotherapy-induced acute nausea/vomiting. Methods: Seventy-five patients with breast cancer were randomly grouped into 1 of 3 groups: massage (n = 25), inhalation (n = 25), and control (n = 25). The patients in the massage group received 20-minute aromatherapy foot massage, whereas those in the inhalation group received 3-minute inhalation aromath...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Self-management by Adolescents and Young Adults After a Stem Cell Transplant
Conclusions Monotony, managing symptoms, and isolation were the hardest obstacles for AYAs throughout the process. Families discussed managing their care activities by developing routines that got easier with time. Implications for Practice Nurses play an instrumental role in AYA self-management practices by providing information, education, and social support. Psychosocial issues were prominent in the self-management process and should be addressed in future research and interventions with AYAs and caregivers. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Serum Cyclosporine Levels: The Influence of the Time Interval Between Interrupting the Infusion and Obtaining the Samples A Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusion The CVC line free from cyclosporine can safely be used to collect blood. The procedure can be performed immediately after interrupting the infusion, and discarding 5 mL is sufficient to obtain accurate levels. Implications for Practice The results can help nurses choose how to collect blood samples through the CVC, thus preventing patients from having a painful and stressful procedure such as peripheral venipuncture. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Determination of Colorectal Cancer Risk Levels, Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, and Factors Affecting Screening Participation of Individuals Working in Agriculture in Turkey
Conclusions: The rate of participation in CRC screenings is low in this group of workers, but rates may increase when these individuals are directed to be screened. Implications for Practice: Health professionals should advise agricultural workers to participate in CRC screenings and should inform workers about the locations where screenings are conducted. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Nurses Exploring the Spirituality of Their Patients With Cancer: Participant Observation on a Medical Oncology Ward
Conclusions: During their daily caregiving to patients with a life-threatening illness, nurses have many opportunities to explore spiritual issues, but they do not often recognize them. If they do, they tend not to explore the spiritual issues. Implications for Practice: Communication training for nurses is necessary to develop skills for exploring the spiritual dimension in patients with cancer. In such training, attention to the misconception that such a conversation requires a lot of time and for recognizing signals from patients inviting an exploration of their concerns is necessary. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Physical Activity and Survival in Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
Background: Several empirical investigations have attempted to characterize the effect of physical activity on cancer mortality, but these investigations have rarely focused on patients with advanced breast cancer. Objective: The current study examined the hypothesis that greater physical activity is associated with longer survival among women with advanced breast cancer. Methods: We conducted a secondary data analysis of a prospective study of 103 patients with stage IV (n = 100) or locally recurrent (n = 3) breast cancer involved in a group psychotherapy trial. Physical activity was assessed at baseline using the...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Symptom Scale
Conclusion: An interpretable structure with preliminary acceptable psychometric properties of the C-BCPT Symptom Scale was obtained; the C-BCPT can help traditional Chinese-speaking healthcare professionals perform adequate assessments of the symptoms experienced by women with breast cancer. Implications for Practice: The C-BCPT Symptom Scale can be used in clinical practice and research to assess symptoms experienced by this specific population or effects of related interventions. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Being Fully Present: Gains Patients Attribute to a Telephone-Delivered Parenting Program for Child-Rearing Mothers With Cancer
Conclusions: Communication skills learned from nurses can assist mothers to self-manage the impact of the cancer on their own well-being and add to their parenting skills and competencies to help their children. Implications for Practice: The telephone is an effective and indeed preferred channel for delivering services to child-rearing parents impacted by cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Population-based Cancer Screening: Measurement of Coordination and Continuity of Care
Conclusions: These indicators should help identify areas for improvement and measure the outcome of coordination and continuity of care. Implications for Practice: The results provided a common set of indicators to evaluate the coordination and continuity of care for cancer screening and to consequently assess the contribution of nursing care in cancer screening programs. The identification and adaptation of these quality indicators will help to identify areas for improvement and measure the effect of coordination and continuity of care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Design Thinking: Can it enhance nursing research?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Exercise as an Intervention to Mitigate Decreased Cognitive Function From Cancer and Cancer Treatment: An Integrative Review
Conclusions: The evidence shows promising trends for the use of exercise as a potential intervention for improving cognitive function following cancer and cancer treatment, but questions remain concerning exercise type, timing of initiation, intensity, frequency, and duration. Implications for Practice: Additional research is warranted to understand how various types of exercise influence cognitive function in the cancer survivor population and to better understand the mechanisms driving these effects. Trial designs that include both objective and subjective measures of cognitive function are needed. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Differences in Preference for Truth-telling of Patients With Cancer of Different Genders
Conclusions: Our study revealed similar gender preferences for truth-telling regarding knowledge and decision making; however, preferences differed for family support, scope of information, and survival time. Implications for Practice: These findings can serve as a reference for nurses and other healthcare personnel when implementing truth-telling for patients given a diagnosis of cancer. Strategies can be targeted for specific preferences of men and women. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Cancer Worry Scale Revised for Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling
Conclusions: Overall, the CWS-GC showed good psychometric characteristics in this population. Implications for Practice: The CWS-GC would be appropriate for use by healthcare professionals to better understand how women react and adapt to information on genetic cancer risk to provide them with emotional support and encourage surveillance behaviors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies Exploring Men’s Sense of Masculinity Post–Prostate Cancer Treatment
Conclusions: Men had entrenched ideas about what manhood entailed. The review found that men’s sense of masculinity was diminished posttreatment of prostate cancer. They felt that they could not exercise their manliness because of the adverse effects associated with prostate cancer treatment. Implications for Practice: More support and communication throughout the process are required to better inform patients of the outcomes of treatment. In addition, it would be beneficial to have open forums through which to encourage men to talk frankly about their masculine identities. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Impact of a Mother’s Emotional Strains and Disclosure of Cancer on Her Child’s Defensiveness and Adjustment to Cancer
Conclusions: Mothers' emotional strains and lack of open disclosure about cancer significantly affect the psychosocial well-being of children. Implications for Practice: It is essential for nurses to assess the emotional adjustment and defensiveness strategies that children with cancer use. We believe that nurses caring for children with cancer have a professional responsibility to identify and understand defensive behaviors and other characteristics of psychosocial distress and advocate for psychological interventions that will help mothers and their children cope with cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Change of Uncertainty in Illness and Unmet Care Needs in Patients With Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma During Active Treatment
Conclusions: The changes in uncertainty were significantly associated with unmet care needs over time, and the baseline level of uncertainty was a significant factor related to the change of uncertainty. Implications for Practice: Healthcare providers should take into account each individual’s age, levels of psychological need, and symptom distress and should offer personalized information related to psychological needs and symptom management to decrease levels of uncertainty before discharge. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Influence of Menopausal Status on the Symptom Experience of Women Before Breast Cancer Surgery
Conclusion Regardless of menopausal status, women reported high occurrence rates for several menopausal symptoms. Associations between some symptom occurrence rates and menopausal status depended on the patients' age. Implications for Practice As part of a preoperative symptom assessment, clinicians need to consider a woman's menopausal status and salient demographic and clinical characteristics. The identification of women with a higher symptom burden will assist with more effective management. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Staring at My Body: The Experience of Body Reconstruction in Breast Cancer Long-term Survivors
Conclusion: The results indicate that women with breast cancer have embodied the recovering experience to a new self and have adapted to identify their new bodies. They overcome being a female body with an absent breast(s) by discovering the value of their existence and being free from self-objectification. Implications for Practice: This study contributes to the understanding of the perception of body in long-term breast cancer survivors, which reflects the process of adjusting to the loss of a breast/breasts to reconstructing a new body experience. Health professionals could help and encourage women undergoing a mas...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Transfer Between Hospitals Is a Risk Situation for Patients After Lung Cancer Surgery
Conclusions: Study findings highlight a rarely considered risk of inadequate care before, during, and after hospital transfer of vulnerable patients. Transition between hospitals after lung cancer surgery is a part of patient care for which there are no policies or care plans and a time during which the borders of responsibility between caregivers are unclear. Implications for Practice: It is important to develop guidelines for clearly defined responsibilities during transfer between hospitals. Healthcare providers need to plan transfers with the same rigor as they do hospital care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Instrument Adaptation, Modification, and Validation for Cultural Beliefs About Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Korean Americans
Conclusions: Findings from this study show that KAs have unique cultural beliefs that should be reflected in the instruments used for CRC screening research with this population. Implications for Practice: The revised instrument could be useful in accurately measuring cultural beliefs among KAs and in developing culturally sensitive interventions to increase CRC screening behaviors among KAs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Validation of a Questionnaire to Delineate the Clinical Trial Nursing Roles in Korea
Conclusion: The Korean version of the CTNQ is reliable, valid, and interchangeable with the original CTNQ. Implications for Practice: The Korean version of the CTNQ can be used to validly and reliably assess the clinical trial nursing roles in Korea. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Elapsed Time Between the First Symptoms of Breast Cancer and Medical Help-Seeking Behavior and the Affecting Factors
Conclusion: Psychological factors were the most important determinants in delay. The MHSB time was less if those first realizing the symptoms were healthcare professionals. Implications for Practice: Healthcare professionals should direct women to screenings and train them to interpret symptoms correctly. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

The 3-Phase Process in the Cancer Experience of Adolescents and Young Adults
Conclusions: Understanding the process that AYAs with cancer go through and taking into account their experiences can facilitate better psychosocial care for this emotionally vulnerable population. Implications for Practice: Healthcare professionals need to take a patient-centered approach, with a focus on communication, to meet the needs of AYAs throughout the cancer trajectory. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Family Functioning Predicts End-of-Life Care Quality in Patients With Cancer: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study
Conclusions: Family functioning may contribute to improved EoL QoC of patients with terminal cancer. Implications for Practice: Patients' family caregivers are a valued source of affection and communicative support, improving EoL QoC. More family-oriented cancer support systems can better maintain the effectiveness of QoC until EoL. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

The Ultimate Recognition—Honor at Home
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Body Image, Gender, Subjective Norms, and the Decision to Undergo Preventive Mastectomy Among Arab and Jewish BRCA Carriers
Conclusions: The results point to the importance of partners’ involvement in the decision to undergo preventive mastectomy. Also, important others (relatives, friends, and health caregivers) have an impact on the decision. Implications for Practice: Nurses need to consider cultural aspects of patients considering a decision about whether to undergo preventive mastectomy. Understanding the important others who might influence the decision and including them in the decision process are both essential. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Experiences of Oncology and Palliative Care Nurses When Supporting Parents Who Have Cancer and Dependent Children
Conclusions: Oncology and palliative care nurses take a reactive approach to family centred care, taking their cue from patients to initiate or request support for their children. Implications for Practice: Guidance was needed on children’s developmental stages and how to communicate with children of different ages. In addition, guidance was needed on assessing family needs and access to up to date resources. To enable nurses to engage with the issue of children, strategies of peer support and further educational opportunities need to be implemented. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Home-Based Psychoeducational Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors
Conclusions: The results indicated that the psychoeducational program may be effective in reducing distress, anxiety, and depression and in improving the QOL in breast cancer survivors. Implications for Practice: Psychoeducational programs may be effective and should be considered as part of the survivorship care for breast cancer survivors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Effect of a Health Education Intervention on Jordanian Participants’ Colorectal Cancer Knowledge, Health Perceptions, and Screening Practices
Conclusion: The findings support the implementation of a health education intervention as an effective way to enhance levels of knowledge and promote positive health perceptions regarding CRC and screening recommendations. Implications for Practice: This study may provide Jordanian and other nurses with a theory-based educational intervention to improve the quality of nursing care and reduce costs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Experiences of Patients With Breast Cancer of Participating in a Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Conclusions: Participating in a lifestyle intervention may impose additional burdens on patients with cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy. Despite this, most women experienced participation as beneficial, and importantly, all would recommend that patients in the same situation should participate. Implications for Practice: Healthcare professionals should have the patients’ individual needs in mind when implementing lifestyle interventions, and the timing of lifestyle interventions should be implemented thoughtfully in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy in an adjuvant setting. Furthermore, th...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Assessing Self-concept as a Mediator Between Anger and Resilience in Adolescents With Cancer in Taiwan
Conclusions: Gender and age might affect anger control. Despite worse physical functioning and an impacted appearance, participants had normative-to-positive self-concept levels, suggesting that their self-concept might not be affected by cancer. Self-concept might play a mediating role between anger and resilience, thus helping to bridge this knowledge gap. Implications for Practice: The current gap in knowledge regarding the mediating relationship necessitates the implementation of a large-scale study designed to verify the mediating role of self-concept between anger and resilience. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Dilator Use After Vaginal Brachytherapy for Endometrial Cancer: A Randomized Feasibility and Adherence Study
Conclusions: Feasibility of recruitment into a study of vaginal dilator use was high. Adherence was low, and there was no difference between groups. Adherence to vaginal dilator use requires novel interventions to test. Implications for Practice: Nursing education that includes how dilators may maintain vaginal health may improve use because it was a motivator for adherence in this study. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Symptom Burden in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in Malaysia
Conclusions: Complementary and alternative medicine use is common among Malaysian patients who are undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. However, CAM and non-CAM users reported similar symptom burdens, although single-modality use of MBP is likely associated with a lower symptom burden. Implications for Practice: Nurses should keep abreast of current developments and trends in CAM use. Understanding CAM use and the related symptom burden will allow nurses to initiate open discussion and guide their patients in seeking additional information or referrals for a particular therapy. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Relationships Among Symptom Distress, Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, and Depression in Patients With Female-specific Cancers
Conclusions: The study demonstrated a high prevalence of depression in women with female-specific cancer, and the results confirm the relationship between PTSS and depression. In addition, educational level and physical distress were also found to be predictors of depression. Implications for Practice: Screening for depressive symptoms should be a component of routine screening in women with female-specific cancer. Oncology nurses should be aware of the distress symptoms experienced by these women and recognize PTSS in patients who are given a diagnosis of female-specific cancer. Awareness will reduce the multiple ris...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Reviewer Thank You
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Reviewer Thank You Source Type: research

The Benefit of Pro Re Nata Antiemetics Provided With Guideline-Consistent Antiemetics in Delayed Nausea Control
Conclusion: Providing patients with strategies to further control nausea (p.r.n. antiemetics) in addition to guideline-consistent antiemetics is recommended for practice. Because the nausea experience contributes to symptom incidence in the next phase and cycle and because the nausea intensity demonstrated a significant relationship with function and global health/QOL, proactive supportive approaches are strongly recommended. Implications for Practice: Delayed nausea control may be improved by adhering to guideline-consistent antiemetics and using p.r.n. antiemetics. Delayed nausea control would contribute to patients...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research