The Unmet Supportive Care Needs of Arab Australian and Arab Jordanian Cancer Survivors: An International Comparative Survey
Background Research exploring the unmet supportive care needs of Arab cancer survivors is limited, with most conducted with immigrant groups. No study has compared the unmet supportive care needs of immigrant Arab cancer survivors with Arab cancer survivors living in their native country. Objective To explore the unmet supportive care needs of both Arab Australian and Arab Jordanian cancer survivors. Methods Arab people living in Sydney, Australia, and Amman, Jordan, and diagnosed with cancer within the last 5 years were invited to complete a questionnaire that measured unmet supportive care needs, depression, and ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Relationships Between Weight Change and Physical and Psychological Distress in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survivors
Background Weight gain and unfavorable changes in body composition are common in a growing population of breast cancer survivors, but the etiology of these changes is poorly understood. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between weight change and symptoms of physical and psychological distress in the first 12 months of completing treatment in women who had completed treatment for breast cancer. Methods Physical distress and psychological distress were assessed using the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist, the Distress Thermometer, and the Fatigue Symptom Inventory. Results Weight change in...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Rasch Analysis of the 9-Item Shared Decision Making Questionnaire in Women With Breast Cancer
Conclusions The SDM-Q-8 was unidimensional and had good person reliability in women with breast cancer. Implications for Practice The SDM-Q-8 has shown its potential for assessing the level of perceived involvement in SDM in women with breast cancer for both research and clinical purposes. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Quality of Life in Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review
Conclusion Despite a good prognosis, NMIBC and its treatment have a significant impact on QOL in survivors. The findings showed large burdens in NMIBC survivors and suggest that further research is needed to better understand potential opportunities to improve QOL in this population. Implications for Practice Oncology nurses are in the critical position for assessing symptoms and concerns. Oncology nurses should pay special attention to NMIBC survivors who have unique symptoms and burden with the aim of improving survivors' QOL. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

How Interdisciplinary Teamwork Contributes to Psychosocial Cancer Support
Conclusion Psychosocial care aims to assist patients in bearing the difficulties of cancer and its treatment. Patients prefer informal support, given often in conjunction with physical care. Implications for Practice This study confirms the important role of nurses in promoting psychosocial care. Patients perceive much support from nurses, although nurses are not considered to be professional psychosocial caregivers. Being perceived as approachable and trustworthy offers nurses a significant opportunity to bring more intense psychosocial interventions within reach of cancer patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Development and Feasibility of an Interactive Smartphone App for Early Assessment and Management of Symptoms Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Conclusions The daily reporting of symptoms and having access to a nurse in real time in the case of an alarming symptom seem to enhance symptom management and render a feeling of security in patients. Some modifications of the app are needed before use in a larger sample. Implications for Practice Daily reporting of symptoms after pancreaticoduodenectomy enhances symptom management, self-care, and participation without being a burden to patients, indicating that mobile health can be used in clinical practice by patients with poor prognosis who experience severe symptoms. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Longitudinal Analysis of the Relationships Between Social Support and Health-Related Quality of Life in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
Background The correlation between social support and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been well documented, but whether social support changes or whether social support consistently plays a significant role in the various phases of the treatment process remains unknown among hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients. Objectives The aims of this study were to assess the changing trends of HRQOL and social support and evaluate the relationship between HRQOL and social support before and after transplantation. Methods Measures were completed by 122 HSCT patients before and after transplantatio...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Adherence to American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity in Female Cancer Survivors: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial (Yale Fitness Intervention Trial)
Conclusion Findings indicate only partial adherence to the ACS guidelines, even for motivated cancer survivors participating in an exercise intervention study. Implications for Practice Further research is needed regarding strategies and interventions to improve adherence to ACS guidelines. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Patient Information Needs and Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis
Conclusion The information needs of women are better understood after considering women's actual experiences with breast reconstruction. It is important to inform women of the immediate outcomes of reconstruction surgery and the recovery process. Implications for Practice In an attempt to better address women's information needs, healthcare practitioners should discover women's initial expectations of reconstruction as a starting point in the consultation. In addition, the research revealed the importance of the nurse navigator in terms of assisting women through the recovery process. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Resting Pain in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Randomized and Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Pilot Study
Conclusion Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation improves pain in HNC patients receiving radiation but not function or pain with function relative to placebo or no TENS. Implications for Practice Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may be a viable tool for radiation-induced HNC pain to complement pharmacologic approaches. This nonpharmacologic intervention could decrease the debilitating effects of radiation and analgesics, and improve quality of life. Clinical trials should examine the effects and safety of repeated, daily TENS in HNC patients receiving radiation. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Roles of Family Caregivers and Perceived Burden When Caring for Hospitalized Adult Cancer Patients: Perspective From a Low-Income Country
Conclusion Family caregivers of hospitalized ACPs experience severe caregiver burden. The main forms of burden experienced were general strain, disappointment, and isolation. Implications for Practice Cancer care services in developing countries should be strengthened with services that address FCGs' emotional needs and human resources to curtail the strain imposed on FCGs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Using a Patient-Centered Approach to Identify Symptom Clusters Among Adolescents With Cancer
Conclusions Latent profile analysis provided a cluster methodology that uncovered hidden profiles from observed symptoms. This made it possible to directly compare the phenotypes of severe profiles between different treatment statuses. Implications for Practice The co-occurring 13-item Symptom Distress Scale symptoms found in the severe symptom distress profiles could be used as items in a prespecified severe symptom distress cluster, helping evaluate a patient's risk of developing varying degrees of symptom distress. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Open Wounds and Healed Scars: A Qualitative Study of Elderly Women's Experiences With Breast Cancer
Conclusions Even though many older women with breast cancer handle their disease rather well, some women do encounter difficulties. Lack of support, comorbid diseases, and treatment adverse effects warrant extra attention. Implications for Practice Nurses’ close attention to women at risk and early intervention could help relieve individual suffering, while taking these womens’ strengths into account can enhance self-management. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Psychometric Testing of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire–Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy 20-Item Scale Using Pooled Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Outcome Measures Standardization and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology A151408 Study Data
Background No criterion-standard patient-reported outcome measure of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) exists. Objectives The aims of this study were to reevaluate the sensitivity, reliability, and validity of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire–CIPN (QLQ-CIPN20) measure and suggest possible revisions that could strengthen it. Methods Cross-sectional QLQ-CIPN20 data from 8 European countries (n = 271) were pooled with data from 4 North American multisite CIPN intervention trials (n = 884). The combined sample (N = 1155) included patients...
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Primary Care Nursing Is Essential to Fully Implement Survivorship Care Plans for Long-term Cancer Survivors and Their Families
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Reviewer Thank You
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Source: Cancer Nursing - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Reviewer Thank You Source Type: research

Assessing Information Needs Regarding Metabolic Syndrome Among Gynecological Cancer Survivors: A Concurrent Mixed Method
Conclusion We observed poor awareness and knowledge level and the need for information regarding MetS among gynecological cancer survivors. Implications for Practice An educational handbook or counseling could effectively improve self-management of health-related behaviors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions, and Activities as Described by a Nursing Minimum Data Set: A Prospective Study in an Oncology Hospital Setting
Conclusions An NMDS can depict patient needs and nursing care delivered in oncology patients. Such data can effectively describe nursing contribution to patient care. Implications for Practice The use of an NMDS raises the visibility of nursing care in the clinical records. Such data enable comparison and benchmarking with other healthcare professions and international data. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

“I Wasn't Gonna Let It Stop Me”: Exploring Women's Experiences of Getting Through Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer
Conclusions Our findings contribute to a deeper understanding of women's unique experiences of treatment that may influence whether they complete chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Implications for Practice This study highlights the central role of women's optimistic determination within a wider self-caring and well-supported context of treatment; we aim to provide feedback and guidance to health professionals caring for women with ovarian cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

A Theory-Based and Culturally Aligned Training Program on Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention for South Asian Community Health Workers: A Feasibility Study
Conclusion It seems to be feasible to train South Asian CHWs to deliver interventions to promote their peers’ awareness of breast and cervical cancer prevention, although challenges exist in recruitment of trainees. More hands-on practical opportunities as CHWs would likely increase their effectiveness. Implications for Practice The theoretical framework of our CHW training program and the incorporated cultural components could be useful for the development of future programs for training South Asian CHWs in delivering interventions on cancer prevention. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Mediating Role of Exercise on Relationships Between Fatigue, Sleep Quality, and Quality of Life for Adolescents With Cancer
Conclusion Exercise partially mediated the relationship between fatigue and QoL for adolescents in cancer treatment and partially mediated the relationship between sleep quality and QoL both for those in cancer treatment and for those in survivorship. Implications for Practice Developing tailored exercise programs based on both treatment status and the degree of fatigue and sleep quality is important. In-service education that enhances nurses’ awareness of the importance of exercise in improving adolescents’ QoL is recommended. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Exploring Women’s Support Needs After Breast Reconstruction Surgery: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion Women’s experience of BR and their ability to cope are markedly better when their support needs are effectively addressed. Greater attention to their needs for support has the potential to improve patient care. Implications for Practice Nurses play a pivotal role in providing information to women who are recovering from BR. Improved access to communication channels between nurses and patients would likely improve patients’ support experiences. In addition, nurses can assess the women’s specific support needs and partner with families to help them understand how best to support women during...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

When Staff Die Suddenly Before the Stage 4 Cancer Patient Does
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Changes in Bone Mineral Density in Women With Breast Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study
Conclusion Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer can lose up to 6.8% of BMD during a 3-year follow-up. Chemotherapy and premenopausal status are important risk factors for bone loss. Implications for Practice Identification of premenopausal women at diagnosis and monitoring BMD before and after chemotherapy are key for promoting bone health in women with breast cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Relationships Between Smoking Status and Psychological Distress, Optimism, and Health Environment Perceptions at Time of Diagnosis of Actual or Suspected Lung Cancer
Conclusions The study was able to provide important information relative to smoking status and psychological distress at the time of diagnosis of suspected or actual lung cancer. Findings demonstrate needs for assessment and targeted interventions to reduce psychological distress and to promote long-term adaptation in patients smoking at time of diagnosis. Implications for Practice Nurses are positioned to provide support and resources for cancer patients. It is critical that smoking cessation interventions also address nicotine craving, emotion regulation, and adaptive coping skills. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Brief Perceived Cognitive Impairment Scale–Korean: A Validation Study
This study evaluated the reliability (ie, internal consistency reliability) and validity (ie, construct, convergent, concurrent, and known-group validity) of the Brief Perceived Cognitive Impairment Scale–Korean (BPCIS-K). Methods From a university hospital, 249 cancer patients participated. The BPCIS-K was constructed with 6 items evaluating key aspects of cognitive impairment in cancer patients. For internal consistency reliability, Cronbach's α and item-total correlations were evaluated. For construct validity, confirmatory factor analysis was performed. For convergent validity, Pearson correlations were ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathic Pain and Fatigue in Patients Receiving Oxaliplatin: An Open Label Quasi–Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
Background Patients receiving oxaliplatin may experience peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue. Aromatherapy massage, a nonpharmacological method, may help to control these symptoms. Objective The aim of this open-label, parallel-group, quasi–randomized controlled pilot study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue in patients receiving oxaliplatin. Methods Stratified randomization was used to allocate 46 patients to 2 groups: intervention (n = 22) and control (n = 24). Between week 1 and week 6, participants in the intervention g...
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Psychometric Performance of the Arabic Versions of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast
Conclusion The CBI-BA has adequate psychometric performance for the measurement of self-efficacy for coping with cancer in Arabic patients. The FACT-General Arabic has adequate evidence of reliability and validity for the measurement of quality of life in Arabic women with breast cancer. Implications for Practice The availability of culturally sensitive and psychometrically sound instruments for Arabic patients diagnosed with cancer should be valuable for healthcare clinicians and researchers to assess self-efficacy for coping with cancer and quality of life. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Understanding Functional Communication in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Using a Mixed Methods Design
Conclusion An underrecognized subpopulation of HNC survivors may exist, whose day-to-day functional communication has changed in ways that impact their relationships and sense of self. Implications for Practice Clinical identification of this subpopulation and provision of appropriate interventions are essential to facilitate optimal HRQOL after HNC treatment. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Impact of Education About Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus on Women's Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors and Beliefs: Using the PRECEDE Educational Model
Conclusion The posteducation health motivation of women in the study group was improved, the women's perceptions of obstacles to Papanicolaou testing decreased, and through increased knowledge and awareness, the rate of Papanicolaou testing increased. Implications for Practice Educational programs aimed at motivating women to increase their awareness of cervical cancer, preventing cervical cancer, and having Papanicolaou testing are necessary and beneficial in this sample. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Investigating Changes in Weight and Body Composition Among Women in Adjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer: A Scoping Review
Conclusion Synthesizing findings over time illustrates the need for attention on younger premenopausal women given chemotherapy. Weight need to be monitored for at least 2 years as short-term changes may be caused by increased body water, whereas long-term changes seem to be related with increased fat mass essential for risking recurrence and early death. Implications for Practice The diversity in methods discloses the need for the research community to reach consensus regarding study designs for future research in this area. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

How Far Do Research Priority Setting Exercises Influence What Research Is Undertaken: A Little, a Lot, or Not at All?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Patient and Oncology Nurse Preferences for the Treatment Options in Advanced Melanoma: A Discrete Choice Experiment
Conclusion Both patients and oncology nurses valued OS, ORR, and AEs as the most important treatment attributes for advanced melanoma, followed by PFS, whereas DS, DoT, and MoA were given less value in their treatment decisions. Implications for Practice Oncology nurses and patients have similar views on important treatment considerations for advanced melanoma, which can help build trust in shared decision-making. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

New Educational Model to Promote Breast Cancer–Preventive Behaviors (ASSISTS): Development and First Evaluation
Conclusion Findings revealed that self-care behavior and stress management are influenced directly by attitude, motivation, self-efficacy, information seeking, and social support. In addition, women seek more information when they are motivated, have more self-efficacy, have a more positive attitude toward breast cancer prevention, and experience more social support. Implication for Practice Cancer nurses can be at the forefront of breast cancer prevention. Because they can play a pivotal role in providing information, they can reduce women's stress and increase their self-care behavior. In addition, their social supp...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Not a Straight Line—Patients’ Experiences of Prostate Cancer and Their Journey Through the Healthcare System
Conclusions The clinical implementation of the standardized care pathway is described as a straight path through care, but patients described their experiences as walking a tightrope. Lack of information, especially about cancer treatment and its adverse effects, was the most common experience. Implications for Practice Our findings indicate areas where further healthcare tools could improve patient experiences of cancer treatment. This could include offering individualized information and tools to increase patient empowerment, as well as patient/caregiver collaboration (co-care). (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Themes in Literature Related to Incidence, Risk, and Prevention of Cancer in Solid-Organ Transplantation Recipients on Immunosuppressive Therapy
Conclusion Skin cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most commonly diagnosed cancers in transplant recipients. Implications for Practice Practitioners may find utility in screening tools, self-examination education for patients, and follow-up protocols to prevent further complications in this patient population. Early detection of cancer and those at risk may help decrease morbidity and mortality rates in organ recipients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Changes in Siblings Over Time After the Death of a Brother or Sister From Cancer
Conclusion Overall changes in bereaved siblings continued over 2 years with less frequency over time, with the exception of increases in maturity and openness. Implications for Practice Providers can educate parents regarding the impact of death of a brother or sister over time. Nurses can foster open communication in surviving grieving siblings and parents as potential protective factors in families going through their grief. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

What Do Breast Cancer Survivors Expect From Exercise?
Conclusions Outcome expectations are generally important to breast cancer survivors. Thus, OEs may motivate increased exercise among this population. Implications for Practice Oncology providers should encourage patients to think about OEs more often to increase exercise. Compared with traditional approaches of informing patients about exercise benefits, this may be a more comprehensive and powerful approach to motivate exercise among breast cancer survivors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

A Behavioral Physical Activity Intervention to Manage Moderate and Severe Fatigue Among Head and Neck Cancer Patients—Pre-efficacy Study in the National Institutes of Health ORBIT Model
Conclusion The PAfitME protocol is ready for additional testing in a randomized clinical trial. Implications for Practice The PAfitME intervention is a nurse-led nonpharmacological intervention. It can be integrated into home care or telehealth care for HNC patients at the end of their cancer treatment once effectiveness is established. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Post–Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Critical Strategy to Reduce the Time Lag to Implement Research in Clinical Care
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Representations of Young Cancer Survivorship: A Discourse Analysis of Online Presentations of Self
Conclusion Web based media can provide a valuable forum for some young people to celebrate their cancer survival and to affirm the constructive influence that their cancer experience has had on their lives. However, we ponder the apparent unsuitability of some forums for young cancer survivors who have not yet found cause for celebration. Implications for Practice Nurses have the opportunity to contribute to the development of supportive structures that meet the specific needs of different groups of young cancer survivors. This might mean assisting young cancer survivors who are struggling to find meaning in their can...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Mixed-Methods Study of Unmet Supportive Care Needs Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
Conclusion Chinese HNC survivors experienced a variety of unmet SCNs, particularly in the areas of symptom management and healthcare system and information provision. Implications for Practice The study provides insights that can (1) inform future service development, including regular symptom identification and management, improvements in communication, and counseling services and (2) identify the specific needs of these survivors as the basis for tailoring care to meet their needs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Self-assessment of Goal Achievements Within a Gynecological Cancer Rehabilitation Counseling
Conclusion Goal measurement is feasible in cancer rehabilitation, in both goal setting and goal achievement. Goal achievement less than expected levels in women recovering from ovarian or cervical cancer suggests a need for additional support. Implications for Practice This study supports goal setting and goal achievement as a feasible approach to improve cancer rehabilitation and that nursing professionals can facilitate individualized rehabilitation efforts. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Five Phases of Recovery and Rehabilitation After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion: Although patients experienced individual problems after alloSCT, they all followed a common pathway. Posttransplant care might be improved by adjusting the care to the distinct phases that the patients pass through. Implications for Practice: Nurses can play an important role in achieving improvements in posttransplant care by adjusting care to the individual needs of patients within the distinct phases. Future nursing research should confirm and refine this process of recovery and rehabilitation and assess the effects of improvement measures in alloSCT patients and in other populations. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Pursuing Normality: Reflections on Cancer Survivorship Care of Lymphoma Survivors
Conclusion The findings add to our understanding of possible barriers for participation in cancer survivorship care and outline important aspects to account for in the practice of health professionals. Implications for Practice The study findings may guide practice to establish a systematic approach for providing information to cancer survivors regarding the possible management of their symptoms and of the content and purpose of cancer survivorship care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Effect of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Procedural Pain and Anxiety After Needle Insertion Into an Implantable Central Venous Port Catheter: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
Conclusion Inhalation aromatherapy with lavender may be an effective technique to relieve pain related to needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter. Implications for Practice Inhalation aromatherapy with lavender oil may be useful in the management of procedural pain levels during needle procedure. However, further randomized controlled trials are needed to validate this study. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Nurse-Led Care Program for Breast Cancer Patients in a Chemotherapy Day Center: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion Breast cancer patients received support from the provision of comprehensive, continuous, and individualized care. Implications for Practice The nurse-led care program could be applied to breast cancer patients in other hospitals in Hong Kong. Exploring its applicability to cancer settings in other countries is recommended. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Rising Rates of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy as a Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Background The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in women with unilateral mastectomy is increasing with no plateau. Objectives The aim of this study was to improve the understanding of patient- and tumor-related factors that influenced the choice of mastectomy with CPM as treatment for early-stage breast cancer at an academic medical center in New Jersey. Methods This was a retrospective analysis of 10 years of breast cancer data including 1556 women aged 40 to 80 years treated for breast cancer at an academic medical center. Logistic regression models identified possible associations between type...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP/NRG Oncology Decision-Making Project 1
Conclusions: Developing inclusive understandings of risk and its treatment is key to developing a framework for the care of high-risk patients that is both evidence based and sensitive to patient preferences. Implications for Practice: The concept of “social comparisons” can assist healthcare providers in understanding women’s decision making under conditions of risk. Ensuring that healthcare providers understand patient perceptions of risk is important because it relates to patient decision making, particularly due to an increasing focus on risk assessment in cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research