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Adherence to Oral Administration of Endocrine Treatment in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions: This study shows that adherence assumes different connotations that are mainly influenced by the type of relationship established with health professionals the attention paid to the person, the information received, and the influence that the drug has on the disease. Implications for Practice: It appears that fear has a strong influence on the behaviors involved in taking the therapy. The only way to overcome irrational fear is to improve the patient’s knowledge. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

A Comparison Study: The Risk Factors in the Lifestyles of Thyroid Cancer Patients and Healthy Adults of South Korea
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study comparing thyroid cancer patients and healthy adults, it is recommended to encourage an increase in physical activity, minimize both direct and indirect exposure to smoking, develop healthy eating habits of consuming more vegetables, and effectively manage stress levels. Implications for Practice: Lifestyle preferences and habits may influence the development of thyroid cancer. It is imperative to identify and modify the risk factors in order to prevent thyroid cancer development. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Trajectories of Symptom Clusters, Performance Status, and Quality of Life During Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy in Patients With High-Grade Brain Cancers
Conclusions: Differences were observed in symptom clusters in patients with high-grade brain cancers during CCRT. In addition, the symptom clusters were correlated with the performance status and QOL of patients, and these effects could change during CCRT. Implications for Practice: The results of this study will provide suggestions for interventions to treat or prevent symptom clusters in patients with high-grade brain cancer during CCRT. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Adapting an Evidence-Based Intervention to Address Targeted Therapy–Related Fatigue in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients
Conclusions: Findings offered essential guidance for the adaptation and reinforced the utility of the adapted intervention. Implications for Practice: Adapting existing EBIs for new audiences contributes to advancing findings of evidence-based research, ultimately providing nurses and other healthcare providers with important referral options to interventions that may provide useful strategies to improve quality of life and reduce targeted therapy–related fatigue. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Anxiety and the Quality of Life of Children Living With Parental Cancer
This study used a survey with a cross-sectional design, including 35 children between 8 and 18 years old (mean, 13.3 years old) living with parental cancer. Questionnaires of HRQOL (Kinder Lebensqualität) and anxiety (Revised Child Manifest Anxiety Scale) were used. Results: The children reported higher anxiety and lower HRQOL than the controls. The children’s physiological (P = .03), emotional (P = .04), and school (P = .00) functions were significantly impaired, whereas they scored in line with the controls on self-esteem, family, friends, and overall HRQOL. A negative correlation (r = −0.707, P (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Oral Endocrine Therapy Nonadherence, Adverse Effects, Decisional Support, and Decisional Needs in Women With Breast Cancer
Conclusions: Adverse effects contribute to BCSs decisions to stop OET, yet there has been little investigation of the process through which that occurs. This review serves as a call to action for providers to provide support to BCSs experiencing OET adverse effects and facing decisions related to nonadherence. Implications for Practice: Findings suggest BCSs prescribed OET have unmet decisional needs, and more decisional supports are needed for BCSs experiencing OET adverse effects. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Prostate Cancer Survivors
Conclusions: Resourcefulness helps patients with prostate cancer build a positive attitude and that it is crucial for enhancing the HRQOL of patients. By using the proper resourcefulness strategy, that is, either personal (self-help) or social (help-seeking), nursing professionals can substantially contribute to enhancing the HRQOL for patients with PC. Implications for Practice: Knowledge of risk factors for HRQOL would be useful for nursing professional in detecting health problems and treatment options. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Surprised by Benefit in Pediatric Palliative Care Research
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Caregiver Sleep and Patient Neutrophil Engraftment in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: A Secondary Analysis
Background: Caregiving for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) patients can be significantly burdensome. Caregiver well-being often mirrors patients' suffering. However, to our knowledge, this dyadic relationship has not been linked to patient outcome. Objective: Caregiver's objective and subjective sleep and overall distress before transplantation were hypothesized to be related to patient's time to engraftment in secondary analyses. Methods: Dyads (N = 124) were Allo-HSCT patients (mean [SD] age, 49.2 [12.7] years) and their caregivers (mean [SD] age, 52.7 [12.3] years). Caregiver's subjecti...
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Fear of Recurrence as a Predictor of Care Needs for Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors
Conclusions: Even 5 years after the diagnosis and completion of therapy, women continue to report unmet needs. Evaluating women’s fear of recurrence to identify high-risk women with unmet needs is critical to providing quality care. Implication for Practice: Developing appropriate survivorship care programs combined with managing concerns regarding recurrence by a nursing case manager is needed. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Longitudinal Trends in Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life During Different Intermittent Periods of Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
Background: Chemotherapy (CT) is an important adjuvant treatment that has been widely used for breast cancer (BC) patients. However, no research has focused on trends in emotions and quality of life (QOL) during intermittent periods between CT sessions that are critical for recovery. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal trends in anxiety, depression, and QOL during the different intermittent periods between adjuvant CT for BC. Methods: A longitudinal study design was adopted. Eighty-eight women undergoing CT for BC were selected using a purposive sampling method, and they completed the S...
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Perceived Stress as a Mediator Between Social Support and Posttraumatic Growth Among Chinese American Breast Cancer Survivors
This study examined the association between social support and PTG among Chinese American breast cancer survivors and proposed perceived stress as a mediator. Methods: Chinese American breast cancer survivors (n = 118) were recruited from Southern California. Participants’ social support, perceived stress, and PTG were measured in a questionnaire package. Results: Social support was associated with lower perceived stress (r= −0.34, P (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Can Human Papillomavirus DNA Self-sampling be an Acceptable and Reliable Option for Cervical Cancer Screening in Female Sex Workers?
Conclusions: The findings showed that self-sampling could be incorporated into current cervical cancer screening approaches. Implications for Practice: Self-sampling could potentially increase compliance to cervical cancer screening and thus reduce the morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Further research and education on self-sampling will be required for women of diverse backgrounds. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Symptom Experience of Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: An Integrative Review
Conclusion: Findings suggest that physical and psychological symptoms are prevalent, some with high intensity. Preselection of symptom inventories limits our ability to fully understand the symptom experience of patients with APC. Future qualitative work is needed to provide a more in-depth understanding of symptoms, especially symptom quality and distress level, from patients’ perspectives. More studies are needed to explore psychological symptoms and the interaction of physical and psychological symptoms. Implications for Practice: Findings help healthcare givers to better understand the symptom experience of ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Symptom Characteristics Among Hospitalized Children and Adolescents With Cancer
This study described the symptom experience of hospitalized children and adolescents with cancer. The study explored the frequencies of individual symptoms and the severity, duration, and associated distress of symptoms during the course of the hospitalization. Methods: Participants completed the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale 7–12 during each 12-hour shift of the 3-day/3-night data collection period. Results: Participants were 50 children and adolescents (mean age, 12.6 years; range, 7.1–18.6 years) receiving inpatient chemotherapy. Participants reported a mean of 2.75 symptoms at each assessment poin...
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Lifestyle Behaviors, Perceived Stress, and Inflammation of Individuals With Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Background: Stress is a potent immunomodulator contributing to chronic conditions. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a life-threatening late effect of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation associated with stress and exaggerated immune response that may be associated to lifestyle behaviors. Objective: The aim of this study is to explore associations among lifestyle behaviors, perceived stress, and inflammation of individuals with cGVHD. Methods: A secondary analysis from a prospective observational study of 24 adults (≥18 years) with cGVHD was conducted. Demographic, clinical, and symptom data ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer Decision Making Utilizing an Interactive Decision Aid
Conclusions: Participants believed the decision aid helped them become more aware of their personal values, assisted in their treatment decision making, and facilitated an interactive patient–healthcare provider relationship. Implications for Practice: Decision aids assist patients, decision partners, and healthcare providers make satisfying treatment decisions that affect quality/quantity of life. These findings are important for understanding the experiences of patients who have to make difficult decisions. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Research Artifact—Real or Not? Only the Discussion Can Tell Us for Sure
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - January 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Adherence to Oral Administration of Endocrine Treatment in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions: This study shows that adherence assumes different connotations that are mainly influenced by the type of relationship established with health professionals the attention paid to the person, the information received, and the influence that the drug has on the disease. Implications for Practice: It appears that fear has a strong influence on the behaviors involved in taking the therapy. The only way to overcome irrational fear is to improve the patient’s knowledge. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

A Comparison Study: The Risk Factors in the Lifestyles of Thyroid Cancer Patients and Healthy Adults of South Korea
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study comparing thyroid cancer patients and healthy adults, it is recommended to encourage an increase in physical activity, minimize both direct and indirect exposure to smoking, develop healthy eating habits of consuming more vegetables, and effectively manage stress levels. Implications for Practice: Lifestyle preferences and habits may influence the development of thyroid cancer. It is imperative to identify and modify the risk factors in order to prevent thyroid cancer development. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Trajectories of Symptom Clusters, Performance Status, and Quality of Life During Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy in Patients With High-Grade Brain Cancers
Conclusions: Differences were observed in symptom clusters in patients with high-grade brain cancers during CCRT. In addition, the symptom clusters were correlated with the performance status and QOL of patients, and these effects could change during CCRT. Implications for Practice: The results of this study will provide suggestions for interventions to treat or prevent symptom clusters in patients with high-grade brain cancer during CCRT. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Adapting an Evidence-Based Intervention to Address Targeted Therapy–Related Fatigue in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients
Conclusions: Findings offered essential guidance for the adaptation and reinforced the utility of the adapted intervention. Implications for Practice: Adapting existing EBIs for new audiences contributes to advancing findings of evidence-based research, ultimately providing nurses and other healthcare providers with important referral options to interventions that may provide useful strategies to improve quality of life and reduce targeted therapy–related fatigue. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Anxiety and the Quality of Life of Children Living With Parental Cancer
This study used a survey with a cross-sectional design, including 35 children between 8 and 18 years old (mean, 13.3 years old) living with parental cancer. Questionnaires of HRQOL (Kinder Lebensqualität) and anxiety (Revised Child Manifest Anxiety Scale) were used. Results: The children reported higher anxiety and lower HRQOL than the controls. The children’s physiological (P = .03), emotional (P = .04), and school (P = .00) functions were significantly impaired, whereas they scored in line with the controls on self-esteem, family, friends, and overall HRQOL. A negative correlation (r = −0.707, P (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Oral Endocrine Therapy Nonadherence, Adverse Effects, Decisional Support, and Decisional Needs in Women With Breast Cancer
Conclusions: Adverse effects contribute to BCSs decisions to stop OET, yet there has been little investigation of the process through which that occurs. This review serves as a call to action for providers to provide support to BCSs experiencing OET adverse effects and facing decisions related to nonadherence. Implications for Practice: Findings suggest BCSs prescribed OET have unmet decisional needs, and more decisional supports are needed for BCSs experiencing OET adverse effects. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Prostate Cancer Survivors
Conclusions: Resourcefulness helps patients with prostate cancer build a positive attitude and that it is crucial for enhancing the HRQOL of patients. By using the proper resourcefulness strategy, that is, either personal (self-help) or social (help-seeking), nursing professionals can substantially contribute to enhancing the HRQOL for patients with PC. Implications for Practice: Knowledge of risk factors for HRQOL would be useful for nursing professional in detecting health problems and treatment options. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Surprised by Benefit in Pediatric Palliative Care Research
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Caregiver Sleep and Patient Neutrophil Engraftment in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: A Secondary Analysis
Background: Caregiving for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) patients can be significantly burdensome. Caregiver well-being often mirrors patients' suffering. However, to our knowledge, this dyadic relationship has not been linked to patient outcome. Objective: Caregiver's objective and subjective sleep and overall distress before transplantation were hypothesized to be related to patient's time to engraftment in secondary analyses. Methods: Dyads (N = 124) were Allo-HSCT patients (mean [SD] age, 49.2 [12.7] years) and their caregivers (mean [SD] age, 52.7 [12.3] years). Caregiver's subjecti...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Fear of Recurrence as a Predictor of Care Needs for Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors
Conclusions: Even 5 years after the diagnosis and completion of therapy, women continue to report unmet needs. Evaluating women’s fear of recurrence to identify high-risk women with unmet needs is critical to providing quality care. Implication for Practice: Developing appropriate survivorship care programs combined with managing concerns regarding recurrence by a nursing case manager is needed. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Longitudinal Trends in Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life During Different Intermittent Periods of Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
Background: Chemotherapy (CT) is an important adjuvant treatment that has been widely used for breast cancer (BC) patients. However, no research has focused on trends in emotions and quality of life (QOL) during intermittent periods between CT sessions that are critical for recovery. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal trends in anxiety, depression, and QOL during the different intermittent periods between adjuvant CT for BC. Methods: A longitudinal study design was adopted. Eighty-eight women undergoing CT for BC were selected using a purposive sampling method, and they completed the S...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Perceived Stress as a Mediator Between Social Support and Posttraumatic Growth Among Chinese American Breast Cancer Survivors
This study examined the association between social support and PTG among Chinese American breast cancer survivors and proposed perceived stress as a mediator. Methods: Chinese American breast cancer survivors (n = 118) were recruited from Southern California. Participants’ social support, perceived stress, and PTG were measured in a questionnaire package. Results: Social support was associated with lower perceived stress (r= −0.34, P (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Can Human Papillomavirus DNA Self-sampling be an Acceptable and Reliable Option for Cervical Cancer Screening in Female Sex Workers?
Conclusions: The findings showed that self-sampling could be incorporated into current cervical cancer screening approaches. Implications for Practice: Self-sampling could potentially increase compliance to cervical cancer screening and thus reduce the morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Further research and education on self-sampling will be required for women of diverse backgrounds. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Symptom Experience of Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: An Integrative Review
Conclusion: Findings suggest that physical and psychological symptoms are prevalent, some with high intensity. Preselection of symptom inventories limits our ability to fully understand the symptom experience of patients with APC. Future qualitative work is needed to provide a more in-depth understanding of symptoms, especially symptom quality and distress level, from patients’ perspectives. More studies are needed to explore psychological symptoms and the interaction of physical and psychological symptoms. Implications for Practice: Findings help healthcare givers to better understand the symptom experience of ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Symptom Characteristics Among Hospitalized Children and Adolescents With Cancer
This study described the symptom experience of hospitalized children and adolescents with cancer. The study explored the frequencies of individual symptoms and the severity, duration, and associated distress of symptoms during the course of the hospitalization. Methods: Participants completed the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale 7–12 during each 12-hour shift of the 3-day/3-night data collection period. Results: Participants were 50 children and adolescents (mean age, 12.6 years; range, 7.1–18.6 years) receiving inpatient chemotherapy. Participants reported a mean of 2.75 symptoms at each assessment poin...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Lifestyle Behaviors, Perceived Stress, and Inflammation of Individuals With Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Background: Stress is a potent immunomodulator contributing to chronic conditions. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a life-threatening late effect of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation associated with stress and exaggerated immune response that may be associated to lifestyle behaviors. Objective: The aim of this study is to explore associations among lifestyle behaviors, perceived stress, and inflammation of individuals with cGVHD. Methods: A secondary analysis from a prospective observational study of 24 adults (≥18 years) with cGVHD was conducted. Demographic, clinical, and symptom data ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Understanding Advanced Prostate Cancer Decision Making Utilizing an Interactive Decision Aid
Conclusions: Participants believed the decision aid helped them become more aware of their personal values, assisted in their treatment decision making, and facilitated an interactive patient–healthcare provider relationship. Implications for Practice: Decision aids assist patients, decision partners, and healthcare providers make satisfying treatment decisions that affect quality/quantity of life. These findings are important for understanding the experiences of patients who have to make difficult decisions. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Research Artifact—Real or Not? Only the Discussion Can Tell Us for Sure
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

How Menopause Symptoms and Attitude Impact Korean Women's Quality of Life After Adjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer
Conclusions: The results suggest that more menopausal symptoms and negative attitudes toward menopause may affect health-related quality of life considerably in chemotherapy-treated Asian breast cancer survivors. Implications for Practice: Healthcare professionals should develop a better understanding of the effects of menopausal symptoms and attitudes on quality of life by using a culturally relevant perspective based on patients' sociocultural backgrounds. Furthermore, these findings help healthcare professionals communicate with their Asian clients in a more informed way and provide culturally appropriate and individua...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Enhancing Nurses’ Oral Therapy Practice in 4 Latin American Countries: A Collaborative and Participatory Approach
Conclusions: The iKT approach was an effective method to develop the OT curriculum and build OT capacity among nurses and leaders within the 4 countries. Implications for Practice: The iKT approach may be useful in low- or middle-income countries to enhance nursing education and practice. Future OT education projects should strengthen strategies for ongoing support after education intervention. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

The Effects of Muscle Relaxation and Therapeutic Walking on Depression, Suicidal Ideation, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
This study evaluated the effects of muscle relaxation and therapeutic walking on depression, suicidal ideation, and quality of life in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Methods: An experimental approach was adopted. A group of 87 breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy were randomly assigned into an experimental group (n = 44) or a control group (n = 43). The subjects in the experimental group received 2 interventions for 3 months. This study used 3 instruments, including (1) the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, (2) the Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation, and (3) the World Health Organ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Symptom Management and Psychosocial Needs of Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia During Induction Treatment: A Pilot Study
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that adults with AML experience multiple distressing symptoms during the induction treatment. Implications for Practice: Timely routine multidimensional assessment of symptoms in individuals undergoing induction chemotherapy treatment for AML is critical as they may be experiencing multiple concurrent symptoms. Additional research to advance symptom assessment and amelioration of distressing symptoms to improve health-related quality of life is needed in this unique population. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of the Factors Influencing Ethnic Minority Women’s Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior: From Intrapersonal to Policy Level
Conclusions: The review sheds light on how common or unique are the factors across ethnic minorities and how these factors interact to influence behavior. Further studies are warranted to develop and test empirically a comprehensive model leading to a better understanding of the interrelationships between multiple factors. Implications for Practice: The model should be useful in informing policy makers about appropriate resource allocation and in guiding the development of culturally relevant programs to increase screening uptake. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Investigating Language of Fear and Failure in Cancer Care
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Interventions for the Management of Fatigue in Adults With a Primary Brain Tumor: A Cochrane Systematic Review Summary
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Cochrane Nursing Summary Source Type: research

Therapeutic Effects of Nurse Telephone Follow-up for Lung Cancer Patients in Turkey
Conclusion: Nurse telephone follow-up can reduce chemotherapy-related symptoms for lung cancer patients and improve participants’ social functioning. Implications for Practice: Nurse telephone follow-up is an acceptable and feasible form of patient contact and is a convenient and efficient way to offer patients the support and continuity of care they need. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Unmet Supportive Care Needs of Men With Locally Advanced and Metastatic Prostate Cancer on Hormonal Treatment: A Mixed Methods Study
Conclusion: This is one of the few studies that have identified the unmet supportive care needs of men receiving hormone therapy for ≥T3 prostate Cancer or worse. The needs are multiple and far-ranging. Implications for Practice: Despite national cancer reforms, unmet supportive care needs persist. The findings from this study may be central in the re-design of future services to optimize men’s quality of life and satisfaction with care. Clinicians are encouraged to use these finding to help them optimize care delivery and individual quality of life. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

A Sleep Hygiene and Relaxation Intervention for Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: This pilot study demonstrated the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep hygiene and relaxation intervention for children undergoing maintenance chemotherapy for ALL. Implications for practice: Given the clinically important improvements in sleep observed, replication in a larger, adequately powered randomized controlled trial is merited. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Association Between Sarcopenia and Metabolic Syndrome in Cancer Survivors
Conclusion: Sarcopenia was associated with an increased prevalence of MetS in cancer survivors. Implications for Practice: Interventions to prevent sarcopenia may be necessary to improve cardiovascular outcome in cancer survivors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Higher Caregiver Burden Among Family Caregivers of Elderly Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: The scientific literature to date proved that caregiver burden was commonly experienced by family caregivers of elderly cancer patients. The evidence indicated that family caregivers who were at younger age, caring for solid tumor patients, and providing assistance with patient’s activities of daily living reported high caregiver burden. Implications for Practice: The data provide evidence in identifying family caregivers at high risk of high caregiver burden. More high-quality studies are needed to clarify and determine the estimates of the effects of individual factors. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Relationship of Self-reported Attentional Fatigue to Perceived Work Ability in Breast Cancer Survivors
Background: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) have identified attentional fatigue, a decrease in the ability to focus, as a persistent daily challenge; however, little is known regarding its impact on work ability. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between attentional fatigue and perceived work ability in BCSs controlling for the known covariates of age, education, household income, and time posttreatment. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used. Breast cancer survivors who were currently employed and at least 1 year post–adjuvant treatment participated. Breast cancer...
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research

The Resilience in Illness Model Part 2: Confirmatory Evaluation in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
Conclusions: Findings establish the RIM as a plausible predictive framework for explaining ways AYA with cancer transcend their illness and achieve resilience resolution and for guiding intervention studies in this population. Additional research is needed to explore RIM’s transferability based on stage of illness, other chronic diseases, and cultural diversity. Implications for Practice: Results support the RIM as an appropriate guide for developing and evaluating interventions to foster positive adjustment in AYA with cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research