The Development of iManage-PC, an Online Symptom Monitoring and Self-management Tool for Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer
Background Prostate cancer (PC) often impacts 4 major aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQL): urinary, sexual, and bowel dysfunction, and anxiety. Online tools may be helpful in supporting the development of self-management skills that can improve HRQL. Objective The aim of this study was to develop and pilot-test an online symptom monitoring and self-management program, iManage-PC. Methods A literature search, input from experts, and feedback from patients were used to develop iManage-PC. A 4-week, single-arm pilot study was conducted with 96 men with prostate cancer. We evaluated system usabil...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

“There Should Have Been a More Holistic Approach”—A Qualitative Study of Young Adult Cancer Survivors’ Experiences of Follow-up After Cancer Treatment
Conclusion The findings indicate deficiency in the healthcare system’s follow-up of YACSs in terms of preparation for the survival phase, interdisciplinary cooperation, and acknowledgement of late effects, as well as organization of follow-up care within the healthcare system. Implications for Practice A more holistic perspective on follow-up care that addresses YACSs’ multidimensional challenges is suggested, including a multidisciplinary approach where cancer nurses should play an active role. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Understanding Existential Anxiety and the Soothing Nature of Nostalgia in Life With Incurable Esophageal Cancer: A Phenomenological Hermeneutical Investigation of Patient Narratives
Conclusions The study suggests an empirical interpretation of the existential anxiety patients experience when receiving palliation for incurable esophageal cancer. It sheds light on how these patients would benefit from healthcare professionals inviting them to narrate significant aspects of their life stories in which the soothing presence of nostalgia can be supported. Implication for Practice Providing care conditions for a life heading toward death, where the patient can live alongside anxiety, involves focusing on “being with” the patient and on incorporating a nostalgic dimension to facilitate...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Influence of Multiple Chronic Conditions on Symptom Clusters in People With Solid Tumor Cancers
Conclusion A majority of our sample had 2 or fewer MCCs, and MCCs did contribute to patient outcomes. Rather, timing of chemotherapy cycle had the greatest influence of patient outcomes. Implications for Practice Additional support on day 7 of chemotherapy treatment is needed for people with MCCs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Effects of Walking on Fatigue in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions Walking is effective for CRF during and after cancer therapy. Implications for Practice The results provide evidence for a general exercise form to relieve fatigue in cancer patients and facilitate support for future clinical trials and work. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Experiences and Support Needs of Women With Gestational Breast Cancer in Singapore: A Descriptive Qualitative Study
Conclusion Gestational breast cancer experiences varied based on the women's encounter perceptions and existing support. Their experiences may be improved through further support to mediate their coping efforts. Future quantitative and qualitative research should explore and evaluate the various aspects of the long-term disease and psychosocial effects of gestational breast cancer. Implications for Practice Hospitals should include support strategies in antenatal classes and postnatal workshops to lessen disruptions of the motherhood experiences. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Correlates of Aerobic and Strength Exercise in Korean Cancer Patients: Data From the 2014–2016 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Background Understanding the prevalence and correlates of exercise in Korean cancer patients is important to improve their health-related fitness and quality of life. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of aerobic and strength exercise in Korean cancer patients. Methods Overall, 640 cancer patients from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2014–2016 were categorized as meeting the exercise guidelines as follows: (a) neither, (b) strength only, (c) aerobic only, or (d) combined. Correlates included demographic, medical, health-related fit...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Are Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Associated With Cancer-Related Symptoms in Real Time?: A Daily Diary Study
Background Few studies have examined the real-time and dynamic relationship between lifestyle behaviors and treatment-related symptoms. Objective The aim of this study was to examine the associations of daily physical activity and sedentary behavior with symptom burden, pain interference, and fatigue among patients who were undergoing active cancer treatment. Methods A total of 22 (mean age = 57 years; 73% women; 55% Black) cancer patients were recruited from a local hospital and reported a daily diary of physical activity, sedentary behavior, symptom burden, pain interference, and fatigue over 10 days. A...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Health Professionals’ Views on Lifestyle Advice Delivery to Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Patients: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions The TYA-HPs recognize health behavior promotion to be a core part of TYA cancer care but feel ill-equipped to provide such advice to patients. Implications for practice Mapped to constructs of the COM-B model of behavior, these findings suggest that TYA-HPs would benefit from cross–multidisciplinary team support for improved access to TYA-specific resources covering key health behaviors and skills-based training on delivering lifestyle advice. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

A Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Promote CRC Screening: A Pilot Study
Conclusion This pilot study elucidated important factors influencing the uptake of CRC for an ED transient population and this may be useful in the design of future interventions using motivational interviewing in EDs. Implications for Practice Nurses can provide information about CRC screening guidelines and provide referrals to appropriate screening resources in the community. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Analysis of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Research in Mainland China, 2008–2018
Conclusions Progress in pediatric oncology nursing research capacity among Mainland China is promising. To gain higher-quality evidence and make existing evidence transferable for nursing practice, optimization of specific research topics is still needed. Implications for Practice In Mainland China, developing interventions to address the symptoms of children with cancer and caregivers’ psychosocial issues based on local nursing research should be prioritized. Some synthesized findings of this review may serve as guidance for the future of pediatric oncology nursing science in similar settings. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Genetic Variation Associated With Depressive Symptoms in Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review
Conclusions This is the first review of genetic variations related to differences in levels of depressive symptoms among breast cancer patients. Genetic polymorphisms in inflammatory, neuronal system, and signal transduction pathways can influence the susceptibility. However, more research regarding this topic is needed to further clarify genetic risk factors. Implications for Practice Healthcare providers may determine patients at higher risk of developing depression and symptom outcomes if genetic biomarkers with good sensitivity/specificity are provided. This knowledge can potentially help the development of ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Patients' Experience of Communication During Their Course of Treatment in an Oncology Outpatient Clinic: Qualitative Study
Conclusion The communication practice in the oncology outpatient clinic especially supported patients in managing their treatment and side effects. However, psychological, social, and existential concerns were rarely addressed, requiring the patient to self-manage these issues in everyday life while living with cancer. Implications for Practice Patients are socialized by verbal and nonverbal communication practices in the outpatient clinic, which influences their expectations of what to talk about during their treatment. Methods are needed to support person-centered communication in outpatient settings, so patie...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of the Caring Ability of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer Scale–Mothers’ Version for the Mothers of Children With Cancer
Conclusion The CAFCPCS–Mothers’ Version has satisfactory content, face, and construct validity and adequate reliability in terms of internal consistency and stability in a sample of mothers of children receiving treatment for cancer. Implication for Practice The CAFCPCS–Mothers’ Version can be used to assess the caring ability of Iranian mothers of children with cancer and to determine maternal care needs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Breast Cancer Survivors: An Integrative Review
Conclusions Cognitive dysfunction among older BCSs was common both prior to and following treatment. Cognitive dysfunction was associated with multiple factors that are compounded in the aging population and could be detrimental to quality of life and independent living. Implications to Practice Early assessment and intervention by healthcare providers, including nurses, for cognitive dysfunction in older BCSs are essential. Future research should focus on evidence-based interventions for cognitive dysfunction incorporating the unique needs of older BCSs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Quality of Life and Its Influencing Factors Among Chinese Patients With Permanent Colostomy in the Early Postoperative Stage: A Longitudinal Study
Background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Although colostomies are necessary for disease treatment, they unavoidably affect patient quality of life (QOL), especially in the early postoperative stage. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamic changes and factors influencing QOL among Chinese patients with permanent colostomy. Methods We investigated 74 patients before discharge and at 1 and 3 months after discharge. Instruments included the Quality of Life Questionnaire for People With Ostomy–Chinese version, Stoma Self-efficacy Scale, Stoma Self-c...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Worry About the Future Health Issues of Smoking and Intention to Screen for Lung Cancer With Low-Dose Computed Tomography
Conclusions Most eligible adults reported intentions to undergo LCS with LDCT. Our study also highlights sex, racial, and socioeconomic differences in LCS behavior. Implications for Practice The study findings provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to have in-depth discussions about the benefits of LCS with those who express worry about future health issues of smoking. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Are Nursing Interventions Effective in Improving Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors? A Systematic Review
Conclusions Nursing interventions seem to improve the QoL of short-term CSs. However, because of the low number of studies identified, the findings of this systematic review should be interpreted with caution. Implications for practice Further studies are necessary to strengthen the implementation of effective nursing intervention in cancer practice. Research should particularly be conducted with long-term CSs as there is lack of data on this specific stage of cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Quality of Life and Prolonged Symptoms in Korean Breast Cancer Survivors
Conclusions Quality of life was lower in Korean BCS than comparable studies in the United States, although participants received care at a premiere medical center. Depressive symptoms and anxiety were common and did not taper off over the 5 years after diagnosis, unlike BCS elsewhere. Korean survivors experienced significant physical fatigability, much higher than reported in a US study of mixed male and female cancer survivors. Overwork was not a significant predictor of QOL, although 30% of employed women reported working 45 to 90 hours weekly. Implications for Practice Findings demonstrate the importance of c...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Effects of a Mind Map–Based Life Review Program on Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms on Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The objective of this study is to determine the effects of the MBLRP on anxiety and depressive symptoms in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Methods A randomized controlled trial with repeated measures was adopted. Eighty-four cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were recruited from a general hospital in Fujian, China. Participants were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 40) or a control group (n = 44). The participants in the experimental group received the MBLRP plus routine care. The participants in the control group received routine care. Outcomes were measured at baseline, on the second d...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Perceptions of Older Adult Care Among Ambulatory Oncology Nurses
Conclusions Although most perceived their geriatric practice environment favorably, nurses recognized the complexity of caring for older adults with cancer. They identified gaps in care, such as the need for geriatric specialists and better community resources, paid by insurance. Implications for Practice Nurses need more time in the clinic to address complex advanced care planning, symptom burden and home services of older adults with cancer. Each institution should seek feedback from nurses to guide resource allocation. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Psychometric Testing of Papanicolaou Testing Barriers and Self-efficacy Scales Among Black Women
Conclusions The data suggested barriers and self-efficacy scales were reliable and valid among Black women. Barriers and self-efficacy could be tailored in future interventions to increase Pap testing adherence. Implications for Practice Nurses could use responses to these scales for framing discussions about Pap testing. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

From Probands to Relatives: Communication of Genetic Risk for Hereditary Breast-Ovarian Cancer and Its Influence on Subsequent Testing
Conclusion Communication of genetic risk with the FDRs after having a BRCA1/2 gene-mutation–positive test result was high in this group of cancer patients. However, the rate of genetic testing among FDRs was low. Implications for Practice Probands' educational level and age of relatives for cascade genetic screening should be considered during counseling. Interventions to support women with BRCA1/2 mutations during the communication process and their family members' engagement in testing and risk-reducing strategies are needed. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

A Resilience Model for Patients With Colorectal Cancer: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis
Conclusions Patients with CRC who had higher levels of protective factors had higher levels of resilience. This study provides new information on the role of depressive symptoms as a partial mediator between protective factors and resilience. Implications for Practice Oncology nurses need to evaluate for depressive symptoms as well as protective factors and resilience in patients with CRC. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Pediatric Cancer Survivors' User Experiences With Digital Health Interventions: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Data
Conclusions This systematic review supports the value of digital health interventions as an acceptable and convenient approach for delivering care to pediatric cancer survivors. It is essential to understand the users' positive experiences and challenges to customize interventions and achieve positive health outcomes. Implications for Practice Nurses can contribute to the development and implementation of digital health interventions for pediatric cancer survivors through advocacy, navigation, feedback, and multidisciplinary collaboration. We recommended system-level support in modifying and developing relevant ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Predictive Model of Psychological Distress in Patients With Lung Cancer: A Cross-sectional Study
Conclusions The majority of the participants experienced psychological distress at a clinically significant level. Intrusive thoughts and social support mediated the effects of type D personality and symptom burden on psychological distress. Implications for Practice Patients with type D personality and symptom burden should be identified. Interventions for targeting social support and intrusive thoughts might ultimately reduce their psychological distress. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

A Systematic Mixed-Studies Review of Hope Experiences in Parents of Children With Cancer
Conclusion Parental hope may help minimize psychological distress and maladjustment after a child’s cancer diagnosis. Open communication channels between providers and parents are critical in preserving hope. An understanding of religiosity, spirituality, optimism, and sociodemographic variables may inform parental psychosocial interventions. Implications for Practice Early identification of parents with psychological distress is critical as they may struggle more in the absence of hope. Targeted psychosocial interventions may help parents of children with cancer cope better. Ongoing assessments of spiritu...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Complete Blood Count Collected Via Venipuncture Versus Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter in Hematological Patients: A Comparison of 2 Methods
Conclusion Blood samples for CBC drawn by PICCs are as reliable as those collected via venipuncture. Blood sampling via PICC could be recommended in people with hematological malignancies in needs of frequent blood tests. Implications for Practice Sampling through a PICC provides reliable laboratory results for CBC, and it could reduce patients’ discomfort and increase the safety of professionals reducing the risk of accidental percutaneous needlestick injuries. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

What Can Social Media Tell Us About Patient Symptoms: A Text-Mining Approach to Online Ovarian Cancer Forum
Conclusion The frequency of a symptom discussed on a social media platform may not include all symptom experience and their severity. Indeed, users, who are experiencing different symptoms, mentioned different topics on the forum. Subsequent studies should consider the influence of additional factors (eg, cancer stage) from discussions. Implications for Practice Social media have the potential to prioritize and answer the questions about clinical care that are frequently asked by cancer patients and their caregivers. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

An Integrative Review on Factors Contributing to Fear of Cancer Recurrence Among Young Adult Breast Cancer Survivors
Conclusion Fear of cancer recurrence among young adult breast cancer survivors is a unique construct requiring further exploration and tailored interventions to improve the health-related quality of life for this population. Implications for Practice Oncology nurses should screen all cancer survivors for FCR, with particular attention to the unique needs of young adults. Future research should address the role of age-appropriate support and increased levels of FCR during surveillance periods. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Self-administered Acupressure for Family Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients With Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions Self-administered acupressure did not demonstrate favorable effects on subjective sleep quality, but did reduce sleep latency and improve sleep efficiency, according to actigraphy measurements. Self-administered acupressure may help relaxation and sedation and promote sleep in FCs. Implications for Practice Healthcare providers may consider advising FCs to apply this self-administered acupressure to improve their sleep latency and sleep efficiency. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Paving the Way to Promote Resilience in Children With Cancer and Their Families to Overcome Stress and Adversity
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Psychometric Validation of the Chinese Version of the Lymphedema Functioning, Disability, and Health Questionnaire for Upper Limb Lymphedema in Patients With Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema
Conclusion The Chinese version of the Lymph-ICF-UL is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used in both clinical and scientific settings in China. Implications The Chinese version of the Lymph-ICF-UL could be applicable in assessing the impairments in function, activity limitations, and participation restrictions of Chinese patients with BCRL. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Use and Effect of the Health Storylines mHealth App on Female Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Self-efficacy, Health-Related Quality of Life and Perceived Illness
Conclusions Studies are needed among this clinical population to determine who will benefit and who will perceive the app as a useful aspect of their survivorship care. Implications for Practice Sharing mental health functioning tracked on mhealth apps with healthcare providers may inform needed interventions for young adult female CCSs. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Integrating Self-determination Theory and Upper Limb Factors to Predict Physical Activity in Patients With Breast Cancer During Chemotherapy
Background Some empirical investigations try to describe the factors that affect the physical activity of breast cancer survivors, but these investigations rarely focus on the basic psychological needs or motivation regulation of breast cancer survivors in physical activity. Objective The aim of this study was to construct structural equation modeling of the self-determination theory and upper limb factors to predict the physical activity of breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. Methods A total of 236 breast cancer survivors completed measures of basic psychological needs, behavioral regulation in e...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Does the Association Between Fatigue and Fatigue Self-management Preference Vary by Breast Cancer Stage?
Background Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a major issue facing breast cancer survivors (BCS) that can negatively impact their symptoms and quality of life. Objectives The aims of this study were to examine levels of fatigue, identify preferred types of fatigue self-management, and explore the relationship between fatigue levels and management choices by cancer stage. Methods This cross-sectional descriptive study included 229 BCS recruited from 5 hospitals in Korea. The study inclusion criteria were limited to BCS between 20 and 69 years old in stages 1, 2, or 3 who were undergoing or had completed activ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Improving Cervical Screening in Trans and Gender-Diverse People
Conclusions Trans and gender-diverse Australians with a cervix are unlikely to be regular participants in cervical cancer screening. To continue reducing cervical cancer rates, healthcare providers must address underscreening in this community. Implications for Practice Gender diversity training needs to be provided to healthcare providers. In addition, healthcare providers need to promote participation in cervical screening in this trans and gender-diverse community. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Surveillance of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Patients With Noncurative Treatment Intent: A Narrative Review
Conclusions Current surveillance is based on expert opinion with little consideration of patient preferences, quality of life, impact on anxiety, and impact on survival outcomes. Implications for Practice Nurses play a key role in managing surveillance programs for noncurative lung cancer patients. Programs should be built using codesign approaches to ensure best outcomes. Further research needs to be conducted, ensuring directed surveillance models that meet the holistic needs of patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Symptom Disclosure Process Among Iranian Women With Self-discovered Breast Cancer
Conclusion Perceived threat is the main motivator for rapid disclosure in Iranian women with potential breast cancer symptoms and leads to a better follow-up of the symptoms. Therefore, increasing women's awareness about breast cancer symptoms, treatments, and non–follow-up consequences leads to a better perception of the threat level. Implications for Practice According to these findings, it is very important to increase Iranian women's awareness about the symptoms of breast cancer (especially the nonspecific ones). For this purpose, it is necessary to design educational interventions. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Symptom Experience and Self-management Strategies of Women Undergoing Cervical Cancer Treatment: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion Diagnosis and treatment create an opportunity for the women to critically reflect on their lives and to develop new life perspectives. During treatment, a mental transformation involving the use of various individual social, mental, and physical coping strategies allowed the women to manage their daily lives. This enabled self-management strategies, resulting in maintaining a sense of normalcy, trying to defy the adverse effects, and prioritizing themselves, their families, and the treatment. Implications for Practice Women with cervical cancer undergoing oncological treatment need more specific and d...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Level of Exercise Influences the Severity of Fatigue, Energy Levels, and Sleep Disturbance in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy
Background Fatigue and sleep disturbance are common co-occurring symptoms in patients receiving chemotherapy. While the results from meta-analyses support the use of exercise to decrease the severity of these symptoms, information is needed on patients’ “real world experiences” with the use of exercise. Objective The aims of this study were to determine distribution of patients who did and did not exercise on a regular basis and evaluate for differences in demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as the severity of fatigue, decrements in energy, and sleep disturbance among the exercise...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Words in Science Can Include, Exclude, or Obscure
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Distinctions Between Self-Report and Performance-Based Measures of Physical Function in Older Patients Prior to Chemotherapy
Conclusions Older patients with cancer have lower PF than their age-matched general population prior to CTX. Longitudinal studies are warranted to evaluate for changes in PF during and following CTX. Implications for Practice Nurses need to perform routine assessments of PF in older oncology patients prior to CTX. Our findings suggest that SPPB gait speed may be a useful screening measure for PF in older patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

What Matters Most? Predictors of Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction Among Young Breast Cancer Survivors
Background Younger breast cancer survivors face unique challenges, and research is needed to better understand how to optimize their quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction with life (SwL). Objective The aim of this study was to examine a biopsychosocial model of QoL and SwL in young breast cancer survivors. Biological, psychological, and social/practical factors were hypothesized to be associated with both distressing and adaptive reactions during survivorship, which in turn were hypothesized to be associated with QoL and SwL. Methods Young (age = 19-45 years at diagnosis) breast cancer survivors (N = 284...
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

The Effects of Preoperative Education for Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusion This meta-analysis demonstrated the importance of preoperative educational interventions not only in terms of their surgery-related cognitive aspects but also in terms of the physical and psychological aspects linked to the cancer surgery. Implications for Practice Interventions to provide the most effective preoperative education for patients with cancer in the hospital setting are required, and this information can be used to develop evidence-based education strategies for patients undergoing cancer-related surgery. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Short-term Effects of Randomized Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Female Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusion Mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions are highly beneficial for reducing depression, fatigue, and stress in the short term. Implications for Practice Mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions are cost-effective and practical. Breast cancer survivors are recommended to practice MBSR as part of their daily care routine. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Pilot Testing of a Nurse-Led Basic Symptom Self-management Support for Patients Receiving First-Line Systemic Outpatient Anticancer Treatment: A Cluster-Randomized Study (Symptom Navi Pilot Study)
Conclusions Our preliminary findings did not indicate an effect of the SNP on patient-reported symptom outcomes, self-efficacy, or symptom management support. Inadequate power and SNP components (eg, insufficient training, low number of follow-up consultations) may be attributed to the lack of an observed effect. Implications for Practice The SNP training content and intervention procedures merit reconsideration. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Decision-Making Experience Related to Mastectomy Among Women With Breast Cancer: An Integrative Review
Conclusions This review provides in-depth information about decision-making experiences and factors that influence the choice of mastectomy. Research is required about women who have had a mastectomy using standardized instruments to investigate their decision-making experiences. Studies are also necessary in non-Western countries. Implications for Practice The factors and experiences identified in this review may help nurses to assist in the treatment decision-making process. Further research is required regarding breast care and other nurses' involvement in the decision-making process related to mastectomy. (S...
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Relationship of Circadian Rhythm and Psychological Health in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
Conclusions Circadian rhythm disorder and psychological distress were common among AYA cancer survivors. Evening-type participants performed worse on character strength, confrontation, and avoidance of medical coping. Implications for practice Healthcare professionals need to understand the circadian rhythm and psychological health of AYA cancer survivors. Psychological rehabilitation guidance, especially within the 6 months after diagnosis, may benefit AYA survivors according to their chronotype. Character strengths can also be used during rehabilitation to properly guide AYA survivors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Effect of Reiki Therapy on Quality of Life and Fatigue Levels of Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
Background The quality of life of patients receiving chemotherapy decreases, and fatigue is one of the most common symptoms. Reiki is used for cancer patients as an energy-based complementary and alternative method. Objective The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Reiki therapy on the quality of life and fatigue levels in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Methods This was a pretest-posttest, quasi-experimental study with a control group: 70 patients enrolled with 35 participants in the experimental group and 35 in the control group. The experimental group received 6 sessions of ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - November 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research