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

“How Many Recipes for Chocolate Cake Do We Need?” or When Does Similarity Become Self-plagiarism?
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Everyday Life After Colon Cancer: The Visible and Invisible Challenges
Conclusion: Participants experience changes in day-to-day life after cancer treatment. Social networks and the participants’ own coping strategies are key to shaping everyday life after treatment. Implication for Practice: It is crucial that healthcare professionals have a holistic view of patients. Both partners and physical activity were identified as an integral part of coping. Seniors are often less active, and some have lost their spouses, it is therefore especially important to examine this demographic. A survey before and after treatment can help optimize rehabilitation. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Nutritional Risks and Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Fast-Track Surgery
Conclusion Fatigue and malnutrition commonly exist in patients with colorectal cancer experiencing fast-track surgery. Fatigue may reflect the nutritional status in this group of patients. Implications for Practice Clinical nursing staff need to evaluate patients' fatigue status and nutritional status to provide the suitable clinical intervention when needed. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Typologies for Restructuring Relationships in Cancer Survivorship: Temporal Changes in Social Support and Engagement With Self-Management Practices
Conclusion The restructuring of social relationships by cancer survivors over time can impact their outlook and ability to self-manage in survivorship, shaping their engagement with health promoting activities and reconciling cancer within the wider context of their lives. Implications for Practice Appropriate clinical nursing processes and tailored interventions are required to support cancer survivors and promote engagement with self-management practices. Nurses are a vital component of the social support that enables patients to make the best health and lifestyle choices available to them. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Interventions Using Social Media for Cancer Prevention and Management: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Social media tools have the potential to be effective in delivering interventions for cancer prevention and management. However, there was a dearth of studies with rigorous study methodologies to test social media effects on various cancer-related clinical outcomes. Implications for Practice: Social media use in cancer care will facilitate improved communication and support among patients, caregivers, and clinicians and, ultimately, improved patient care. Clinicians need to carefully harness social media to enhance patient care and clinical outcomes. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Gender Difference in Cancer Patients’ Adherence to Analgesics and Related Outcomes of Pain Management
The objectives of this study were to compare gender differences associated with hesitancy to use analgesics, analgesic adherence, or pain management effectiveness and to examine whether gender can precisely predict analgesic adherence. Methods: The study was conducted in the outpatient oncology department of a medical center in Taiwan. A descriptive and cross-sectional design was used. The study samples were collected from 362 cancer patients. The participants completed the short version of the Barriers Questionnaire–Taiwan, the Morisky Analgesics Adherence Measure–Taiwan version, the Brief Pain Inventory&nd...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Perceptions of Support Groups Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors: “I've Heard of Them, but I've Never Felt the Need to Go”
Conclusions: Despite awareness and availability, most participants did not use support groups as a resource during their primary or post–cancer treatment. Implications for Practice: Structural changes can benefit existing models of support groups including how and when support needs and services are discussed with survivors and a shift toward the inclusion of practical information. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Fatigue Time Warp
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Making Sense of Turmoil: How Women Reconcile Their Emotional Response to Discovery of a Potential Breast Cancer Symptom
Conclusion The tension between discourses “emotion” and “rationality” further informs our understanding of women’s help-seeking behavior following self-discovered symptoms. Findings provide a deeper understanding of the emotional aspects of women’s experience around symptom discovery. Implications for Practice Findings will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in assessment and screening of breast changes suggestive of breast cancer. They provide a novel insight into the meaning of breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatment, and how this impacts women’s emoti...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Pilot Study of a Communication Coaching Telephone Intervention for Lung Cancer Caregivers
Conclusions: Recruitment and attrition rates demonstrate feasibility of the intervention. Caregivers reported that the communication coaching telephone intervention was considered valuable and they were able to implement a communication action plan with others. Implications for Practice: Lessons were learned about intervention content, namely, that nurses can help caregivers learn communication strategies for asking for help, sharing cancer information, and initiating self-care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Validation of the Integrated Model of Health Literacy in Patients With Breast Cancer
Conclusions Our results partially support the relationships proposed in the IMHL for patients with breast cancer as only personal determinants significantly predicted HL. Implications for Practice Understanding the predictive pathways of the integrated HL model could help clinicians to tailor HL interventions using a patient’s personal determinants to facilitate participation in decision making and promote health for breast cancer patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Quality of Life in Partners of Young and Old Breast Cancer Survivors
Background Partners of breast cancer survivors experience the effects of a spouse’s cancer years after treatment. Partners of younger survivors (YPs) may experience greater problems than partners of older survivors (OPs), just as younger survivors experience greater problems than their older counterparts. Objectives The aims of this study were to (1) compare quality of life (QoL) in YPs and OPs and (2) determine contributing factors to each group’s QoL. Methods Cross-sectional data were collected from YPs (n = 227) and OPs (n = 281) through self-report. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to dete...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Uncertainty and Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer: Moderating Role of Coping Styles
Background The negative relationship between uncertainty and quality of life is well reported in the literature. Also, there is abundant research linking coping strategies to cancer patients' quality of life. However, there exists a paucity of information on the moderating effect of coping styles on the relationship between uncertainty and quality of life in cancer patients. Objective The aim of this study was to examine whether uncertainty in illness is negatively correlated with quality of life and whether this relationship is moderated by coping strategies, namely, problem-focused, avoidant, and active emotional co...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Effects on Children’s Anxiety and Quality of Life of a Psychoeducational Program for Families Living With Parental Cancer and Their Network: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study
Background: Families living with parental cancer report lack of social support. The Cancer PEPSONE Program (CPP) was developed to bridge the gap between the families and their network. Objective: The aims of this study were to study the effect of the CPP on children’s anxiety and quality of life (QOL) and examine the association between the CPP’s effect on their well parents’ received social support, QOL, and psychological distress and the children’s anxiety and QOL. Methods: The CPP, a psychoeducational program for the families and their social network, was evaluated using a randomized cont...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Providing Coordinated Cancer Care—A Qualitative Study of Norwegian Cancer Coordinators’ Experiences of Their Role
Conclusions: Cancer coordinators evolved diversely, in adaption to the local context and patients’ needs. The functions’ diversity challenged the implementation and external role recognition. Cancer coordinators seemed to apply a salutogenic, resource-focused orientation in order to support a positive development at both the patient and the system levels. Implications for Practice: The findings reinforce the call for holistic, patient-centered services in cancer care. Cancer coordinators need appropriate support from the local management to establish the role and local collaborations. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Translation and Cultural Adaptation of the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment: An Interdisciplinary Nutritional Instrument Appropriate for Dutch Cancer Patients
Conclusions: Translation and cultural adaptation of the PG-SGA according to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research principles resulted in a Dutch version that maintained the purpose, meaning, and format and have acceptable content validity. Now a Dutch version of the PG-SGA is available that is considered comprehensible and easy by patients, and comprehensible and relevant by professionals. However, the professional component was considered difficult by the PG-SGA–naive professionals, which indicates a need for training. Implications for Practice: A similar systematic approach for ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Dimensions of Posttraumatic Growth in Patients With Cancer: A Mixed Method Study
Conclusion: Results of the study indicated that PTG is a 5-dimensional concept with a broad range of subthemes for Iranian cancer patients and that the PTGI did not reflect all growth dimensions in Iranian cancer patients. Implications for Practice: Awareness of PTG dimensions can enable nurses to guide their use as coping strategies and provide context for positive changes in patients to promote quality care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Physical Activity, the Childhood Cancer Symptom Cluster–Leukemia, and Cognitive Function: A Longitudinal Mediation Analysis
Conclusions The symptom cluster acted as a mediator between PA and cognition. Implications for Practice Symptom management during treatment may be an additional strategy for protecting cognitive function. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Helping Patient-Reported Outcomes Be “At Home” in Clinical Practice
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

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