Fatigue, Physical and Functional Mobility, and Obesity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors
This study utilized the biopsychosocial model to examine the hypothesis that greater depression and lower mobility would be significantly associated with greater fatigue and higher body mass index in survivors of childhood cancer. Methods Data were analyzed for 144 children treated and followed up for an oncology condition at a southeastern academic medical center. Voluntarily, children completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 1.0, and parents completed the Family Symptom Inventory as part of a brief annual psychosocial screening battery. Height and weight were collected by a clinic nurse p...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Illness Experiences of Chinese Patients Living With Lymphoma: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions This study contributes new knowledge to the understanding of the illness experiences of lymphoma patients within the Chinese social and cultural context. This study also reveals how these individuals cope with the complex problems they face. Implications for Practice Nurses could help Chinese patients with lymphoma accept the disease and its treatments by emphasizing the importance of family integrity. Information, such as how to act in response to workplace discrimination, should be provided to patients by oncology nurses. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Recent Advances in Antiemetics: New Formulations of 5-HT: 3: Receptor Antagonists in Adults
Conclusion: Newer antiemetic combinations and formulations provide flexibility for CINV prevention. Granisetron extended-release subcutaneous injection is a convenient subcutaneous granisetron option. Implications for Practice: Nurses play a critical role in understanding and using new antiemetic formulations and updated antiemetic guidelines in their practices. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Childhood Trauma Predicts Cancer Treatment–Related Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors
Background Childhood trauma has been linked to neuropathic pain in noncancer populations, but its relationship with cancer treatment-related neuropathic pain is unknown. Objective This secondary data analysis of a prospective, longitudinal, observational study aimed to explore the relationship of childhood trauma experience with pain severity, pain interference, and neuropathic symptom severity (NSS) 12 months after surgery in women receiving treatment for stage 0 to III breast cancer. Methods Women (N = 44) recruited from a comprehensive cancer center self-reported childhood trauma experience, pain severity, pain ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Predictors of Hospitals' Nonachievement of Baseline Nursing Standards for Pediatric Oncology
Conclusions Hospitals with characteristics predictive of inability to meet baseline standards will likely require greater capacity-building support and advocacy to improve the quality of nursing care. Implications for Practice Findings from this study highlight internal and external factors that challenge the delivery of high-quality pediatric oncology nursing care internationally. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Factors Affecting the Levels of Satisfaction With Nurse-Patient Communication Among Oncology Patients
Conclusions Cancer stage, time of admission, and psychological concern related to self-care ability are the potential factors affecting the satisfaction level of nurse-patient communication. Implications for Nursing Emphasis could be placed on utilizing the time of admission to interact with patients in a busy environment to strive for better communication with oncology patients. The results underscore the importance of applying the self-care enhancement approach for hospitalized cancer patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Religion and Spirituality in Healthcare: Distinguishing Related and Overlapping Concepts From an African American Perspective
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

“Beyond the Boundaries of Care Dependence”: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Palliative Care Nurses
Conclusions Nurses should be aware that self-transcendence and the consequent positive relations could make the difference in the experience of care dependence and promote personal growth for both patient and nurse. Positive and transcending relationships can transform care dependence into the opportunity to find meaning and purpose in life. Implications for Practice The study highlights what nurses feel in caring for dependent patients. Understanding nurses’ perceptions is important to delineate a proper caring for dependent patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

“Everyone Needs a Breath of Fresh Air”: Workplace Impact on Nurses’ Smoking Behaviors
Conclusions Workplace factors influence nurses smoking and quitting behaviors. Implications for Practice Changes in healthcare systems and policies are needed to support nurses’ quit efforts. Additional education is needed to ensure that nurses understand issues related to smoking and interactions with patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of a Chinese-Version Normalization Assessment Measure for Primary Caregivers of Children With Cancer
Background “Normalization” refers to the process whereby a household with a chronically ill member returns to a normal life to reduce its distress. There has been no valid and reliable instrument to investigate such normalization in Taiwan. Objective The aims of this study were to develop and validate a Chinese version of the Normalization Assessment Measure for Caregivers of Children With Cancer (NAM-CCC). Methods Translation and revision of the Normalization Assessment Measure into Chinese. Psychometric testing was conducted on 241 caregivers of children with cancer who were treated at a medical cente...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

What Are the Experiences of Men Affected by Prostate Cancer Participating in an Ecological Momentary Assessment Study?
Conclusion We observed that men participating in the EMA study described several methodological complexities, which need to be addressed through future research. Implications for Practice Importantly, there is a need for the health system to prioritize research and develop a more holistic approach to prostate cancer care in line with men’s preferences and needs in the future. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Clown Intervention on Psychological Stress and Fatigue in Pediatric Patients With Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy
Background Clown intervention has been shown to enhance emotional and behavioral processes, but few studies have comprehensively examined the effectiveness of this practice using biomarkers. Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a clown intervention on the levels of psychological stress and cancer-related fatigue in pediatric patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Methods Sixteen patients who met all criteria from a pediatric oncology inpatient unit in a Brazilian comprehensive cancer care hospital participated in this quasi-experimental study. Eight saliva samples were collected, com...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Measure Symptoms in Children With Advanced Cancer
Conclusions Electronic data collection is a feasible way to evaluate the constellation of symptoms. Children with advanced cancer continue to experience physical and psychological symptoms, especially during the last 12 weeks of life despite quality care. Implications for Practice Assessment of symptom domains, including frequency, severity, and distress when symptoms are present may allow clinicians to better understand and manage symptoms of most concern to the patient. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES 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: ERRATUM
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Erratum Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Effectiveness of Muscle Strengthening and Balancing Exercises on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathic Pain and Quality of Life Among Cancer Patients
Background Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is the presence of tingling, burning, itching, and unpleasant sensations in hands and feet due to nerve damage by chemotherapy. Exercise rehabilitation has potential to prevent or alleviate CIPN. Objective The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of muscle strengthening and balancing exercises on CIPN pain and quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients. Methods The randomized controlled trial included 45 cancer patients from a tertiary care hospital in India receiving chemotherapeutic drugs paclitaxel and carboplatin and found to have CIPN. ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Video Education in Underrepresented Minority Cancer Survivors
Conclusions Video interventions are well received by URMs and improve outcomes yet are underutilized. More rigorous studies are warranted to develop best practices for video development and application. Implications for Practice Videos serve as an easy, effective tool to achieve favorable outcomes in the care of URM survivors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

So I Have Cancer, How Long Do I Have to Live?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Exercise Effects on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Comprehensive Integrative Review
Conclusions Few studies—none of high quality or in child/adolescent populations—have evaluated exercise effects on CIPN. The exercise interventions, dosages, and settings have been too heterogeneous to identify the most beneficial intervention for other CIPN-related outcomes. However, aerobic exercise may be a key component of exercise interventions for CIPN. Implications for Practice Although promising, the empirical evidence is insufficient to definitively conclude that exercise interventions ameliorate CIPN. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Forced Enlightenment: A Metasynthesis of Experiences During Childhood Cancer Survivorship
Conclusion This metasynthesis illuminates the complex nature of the childhood cancer survivorship experience, in which survivors work to grow beyond their treatment experience while inevitably being tied to it. Next steps should include further exploration of individual metaphors and validation of forced enlightenment as an experience. Implications for Practice Each of the metaphors may be used to guide the development of nursing interventions. Translation to clinical practice should focus on prioritizing coping and adaptation skills during cancer treatment, which can be carried through survivorship. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Symptom Experiences in Colorectal Cancer Survivors After Cancer Treatments: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions Colorectal cancer survivors experienced multiple adverse symptoms related to distinct risk factors. These symptoms negatively impacted patients and caregivers' well-being. Implications for Practice Healthcare providers can use study findings to better assess and monitor patient symptoms after cancer treatments. More research is needed on CRC-specific symptoms and their effective management. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Are Pain and Fatigue in Multiple Myeloma Related to Psychosocial Factors?: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: There is good evidence that pain and fatigue are related to global distress and depression in patients with multiple myeloma. The evidence on relationships with other psychosocial factors is inconclusive. Research investigating the role of more specific psychosocial processes is called for. Implications for Practice: Assessment of pain and fatigue in patients with multiple myeloma should routinely include screening for psychological distress. Interventions for psychological distress may be considered as adjuvant intervention strategies for pain and fatigue in patients with multiple myeloma. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Priorities for Cancer Research From the Viewpoints of Cancer Nurses and Cancer Patients: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review
Conclusion Priorities change over time and depend on several factors; however, some have remained consistent for the last 18 years. Although there is increasing emphasis on including patients in establishing research priorities that inform cancer care, this involvement is still lacking. Implications for Practice Future studies should describe the primary cancer research priorities of nurses in collaboration with patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions Cognitive-behavioral stress management appears to be beneficial for breast cancer patients. Further high-quality RCTs are needed to clarify if any other factors are influenced by CBSM intervention. Implications for Practice Cognitive-behavioral stress management can help breast cancer patients develop skills to increase relaxation, benefit finding, and positive affect; CBSM may provide a buffer against the negative effects of cancer. Further, CBSM may help breast cancer patients replace negative thoughts, improve their thought processes and behaviors, and maintain social support using cognitive and interpe...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Lived Experience of Work-Related Issues Among Oncology Nurses: A Metasynthesis
Conclusions Our results revealed the central place of loneliness. The nurses simultaneously described feeling lonely due to their individual stance and being alone due to the absence of institutional support, with a confusion between these 2 forms of loneliness. This finding echoes specific aspects of oncology. Implications for Practice Specific training and support group appear to be relevant ways to help oncology nurse to cope better with this loneliness and to bear the stress of this difficult field. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Asian Immigrant Cancer Survivor Experience in the United States: A Scoping Review of the Literature
Conclusions Study results illustrate the need for survival research that explores outcomes by Asian ethnic subgroups and tracks the influence of acculturation. Future research should test culturally informed interventions that minimize barriers and foster QOL across the cancer continuum. Culturally tailored instruments can expedite larger-scaled studies that allow generalization. Implications for Practice Asian immigrants comprise an underserved, vulnerable, and growing group with various cancers. Nurses who care for immigrants and their families should be cognizant of cultural beliefs, values, practices, and issues r...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Value of Synthesizing Evidence to Inform Cancer Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

The Evidence Synthesis Imperative
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Reviewer Thank You
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Reviewer Thank You Source Type: research

The Meaning of Self-efficacy for Symptom Management in the Acute Phase of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Conclusions This is the first study to examine the patient's perspective of self-efficacy in the acute phase of HSCT. This contributes to existing literature on the concept of symptom management and expands nursing knowledge of SESM in patients undergoing HSCT. Implications for Practice Nurses can assess SESM before transplantation and implement interventions to enhance SESM when symptoms are at their most distressing after HSCT. The findings from this study can provide the basis for creating behavioral interventions to enhance self-efficacy for symptom management in HSCT patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Trajectory Patterns and Factors Influencing Self-management Behaviors in Chinese Patients With Breast Cancer
Conclusion Our study proved the heterogeneity of self-management behaviors and the influencing effect of treatment and psychosocial factors on the development of self-management behaviors in Chinese patients with breast cancer. Implications for Practice Health professionals should pay more attention to patients who are at higher risk of developing a poor self-management pattern. Targeted interventions should be developed across subpopulations and treatment periods accordingly. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Exploring the Experiences of People Treated With Immunotherapies for Advanced Melanoma and Those Caring for Them: “Real-World” Data
Conclusions Results demonstrate how immunotherapy can impact the QoL of both patients and carers, either directly through toxicities or indirectly through mechanisms such as stress, financial toxicity, or fatigue that limits participation in life activities. Implications for Practice Supportive care resources and interventions are needed for those receiving immunotherapy to minimise negative impacts on QoL. Carers likewise require better preparation and information to assist in identifying potential treatment toxicities and ensure patient safety. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Effects of Patient Care Results of Applied Nursing Intervention to Individuals With Stoma According to the Health Belief Model
Background Individuals who have undergone stoma surgery take time to adjust to the stoma, and their quality of life is decreasing. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the effects of home-based nursing interventions informed by the Health Belief Model on patient care outcomes for individuals having a stoma. Methods This pretest, posttest, and semiexperimental design with a control group included adults who underwent a stoma operation in the previous 3 months. In total, 30 were assigned to the experimental group and 31 to the control group. Study forms included a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Stoma Q...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Art of Living With Symptoms: A Qualitative Study Among Patients With Primary Brain Tumors Receiving Proton Beam Therapy
Conclusions Symptom management in conjunction with PBT comprises a process of action, thoughts, and emotions. The concepts that emerged indicated patients' symptom management strategies were based on their own resources. Implications for Practice It is important that PBT facilities develop an approach that facilitates the symptom management process based on patients' experiences of symptoms, as well as their actions and available resources. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Patients’ Evaluation of a Preparatory Online Communication Tool for Older Patients With Cancer Preceding Chemotherapy
Conclusions PatientVOICE is evaluated as a useful and user-friendly tool, enabling patients to prepare themselves for the nursing encounter preceding chemotherapy and to gather information about chemotherapy. Implications for Practice Preparatory online tools, such as PatientVOICE, can be implemented in hospitals to offer patients extra support. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Friendship in Adolescents and Young Adults With Experience of Cancer: A Dimensional Analysis
Conclusions An explanatory matrix built from the perspective of “Time Marking” reveals contexts, conditions, processes, and consequences that together provide an explanation of the nature of friendship in this population. Implications for Practice This concept analysis, combined with the limitations of this inquiry, impels future empirical and theoretical research and implies preliminary clinical implications. In particular, the understanding of friendship as conceptually distinct from social support and the experience of friendships in narrative time suggest a need to reconceptualize supportive care servi...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

How I Met Your Mother
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Chinese Children's Experience When the Mother Has Breast Cancer: Voices From Mothers and Children
Conclusions When their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Chinese children experienced various negative feelings, although their daily life was not profoundly affected because of grandparents' help. However, children's concerns may be underestimated by their mothers. Fathers and grandparents also played an important role in the interactions with children. Implications for Practice Mothers in China need to understand their children's reactions in order to help them cope with the illness. Children's experiences should be further explored. The understanding of children from the perspectives of fathers and grandpare...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Shifting Priorities for the Survival of My Child: Managing Expenses, Increasing Debt, and Tapping Into Available Resources to Maintain the Financial Stability of the Family
Conclusion Parents used several strategies to manage the increased out-of-pocket expenses and reduced household income. Implications for Practice Our findings of the financial impact of cancer costs on families provide insight into needed practice and policy changes aimed at lessening the economic impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis on the family and allow healthcare professionals and researchers to pursue more in-depth cost assessments in the future. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Relationships Among Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, and Pain and Health-Promoting Lifestyle Behaviors in Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Conclusions Breast cancer survivors did not routinely engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. Significant temporal changes in healthy lifestyle behaviors and symptoms and significant associations among healthy lifestyle behaviors, symptoms, and demographic and clinical factors were noted in this study. Implications for Practice Knowing the temporal relationships among these variables provides insight that could be useful for nurses so they can encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors to mitigate symptoms throughout the cancer trajectory. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Primary Family Caregivers' Reasons for Disclosing Versus Not Disclosing a Cancer Diagnosis in India
Conclusions Most of the reasons given for disclosing and not disclosing were the same, although these reasons operated differently for disclosing and nondisclosing caregivers. In addition, justification for these reasons demonstrated cognitive consistency effects that appeared to reduce any feelings of dissonance regarding caregivers' disclosure, or nondisclosure, decisions. Implications for Practice Cancer nurses should provide additional psychological support to nondisclosing caregivers, especially with regard to how they view and engage in their caregiving role. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effects of Exercise Interventions on Breast Cancer Patients During Adjuvant Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions Interventions that involve moderate to vigorous exercise 150 minutes for 3 times per week and in any modality may provide a better outcome for BC patients during adjuvant therapy. Implications for Practice Empowering BC patients to implement these exercise interventions could not only improve their health and QL, but also reduce fatigue, depression, and anxiety during adjuvant therapy. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

“I’m a Survivor”: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Survivors’ Perspectives of Cancer Survivorship
Conclusion Although a range of experiences are presented, this study provides evidence that the survivorship perspectives of Indigenous cancer survivors may be, in part, shared by non-Indigenous cancer survivors. Implications for Practice Acknowledging Indigenous cancer survivors' past experiences and how these influence their overall well-being is important for providing patient-centered and culturally appropriate care. Nurses and other healthcare professionals may use this knowledge to foster a range of coping strategies to assist Indigenous cancer survivors to live well. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Methodology Aspects of Nausea Measuring During Pelvic Radiotherapy: Daily Nausea Measuring Is Successful to Identify Patients Experiencing Nausea
Conclusions Almost half, 42%, of the patients who experienced nausea according to daily nausea measurements did not report having had nausea according to the 5-week recall. Nauseated patients graded worse QoL than patients who were free from nausea. Implications for Practice Nursing professionals should measure nausea repeatedly to identify patients at risk of nausea and worsened QoL, to be able to deliver evidence-based antiemetic treatment strategies. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Adoption of Universal Psychosocial Distress Screening of Cancer Patients in Low-Resource Settings Is Premature
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorials Source Type: research

How Secrets Behind Data Reshape the Model of Cancer Care
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorials Source Type: research

Changes in Fatigue, Psychological Distress, and Quality of Life After Chemotherapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Prospective Study
Background Chemotherapy leads to various symptoms and psychological distress, which contribute to a significant decrease in the quality of life of the patients. Objectives The aim of this study was to identify changes and interrelationships in the fatigue-depression-anxiety symptom cluster and quality of life during the cancer care trajectory in women with breast cancer. Methods Fifty women participated in the study and completed questionnaires at 3 different times: prechemotherapy, postchemotherapy, and 6 months after the completion of chemotherapy. The assessment tools were the Functional Assessment of Cancer The...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Sexuality in Muslim Women With Gynecological Cancer
Conclusions Women with gynecological cancers experience sexual reluctance, orgasmic incapacity, lack of enjoyment of sexual intercourse, and decreased frequency of sexual intercourse. In individuals with cancer, social support is important to facilitate coping; however, some women do not receive sufficient support. Women who consider sexuality to be a taboo topic and feel shame about asking sexuality-related questions are not likely to seek or receive relevant information from health professionals. Implications for Practice Health professionals should provide information to women diagnosed with gynecological cancers a...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Tailored Rehabilitation Education in Improving the Health Literacy and Health Status of Postoperative Patients With Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion Our finding supports the effectiveness of 1-month TRE in improving HL and all components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health status, except the activity component among breast cancer in Taiwan. Implications for Practice Clinicians could incorporate the TRE techniques in the rehabilitation sessions according to the healthcare, disease prevention, and health promotion domains to improve the clinical outcomes as well as change their health behaviors and attitudes of patients with breast cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

“I Have Both Lost and Gained.” Norwegian Survivors’ Experiences of Coping 9 Years After Primary Breast Cancer Surgery
Conclusions Cancer experiences changed the women’s lives. Their coping varied. Fewer but selected supporters were preferred. Understanding and recognition from others for the women’s changed life situation was essential. Implications for Practice Healthcare professionals should prepare women for a changed life situation because of illness experiences and the adverse effects of treatments. The support and information offered must be adjusted to each woman’s individual needs, coping capacity, and life situation. Further clinical intervention studies are needed. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Issues in Recruiting and Retaining Asian American Breast Cancer Survivors in a Technology-Based Intervention Study
Conclusions Researchers need to consider these practical issues in future technology-based intervention research. Implications for Practice These issues need to be considered in future program/intervention development and implementation among racial/ethnic minority cancer survivors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research