Managing Cancer Experiences: An Interpretive Description Study of Internet Information Use
Conclusion Cancer-related Internet information plays a crucial role in how people manage their illness and take control of their patient experience. Participants used CRII to learn about their illness, support their efforts to self-manage, and complement information from professionals. Implications for Practice Individuals and institutions can promote and encourage tailored CRII use by engaging patients and suggesting websites based on their needs. Doing so may create efficiencies in service use and empower patients to be more involved in their own care. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Well-being, Self-transcendence, and Resilience of Parental Caregivers of Children in Active Cancer Treatment: Where Do We Go From Here?
Conclusions Findings confirm the importance of focusing on both positive and negative well-being, their associated factors, and mediators. Implications for practice The authors discuss practice implications to enhance self-transcendence such as journaling, mindfulness techniques, activities to connect with nature, and others. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Translation, Validity, and Reliability of the Chinese Version of the Breast Cancer Survivor Self-efficacy Scale in China
Conclusions The Chinese version of BCSES appears to be culturally appropriate, reliable, and valid for assessing self-efficacy among patients with breast cancer in China. Implication for Practice The Chinese version of BCSES could help measure the breast cancer patients' self-efficacy and provide evidence to develop culturally sensitive interventions for Chinese patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Symptom Map of Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Scoping Review
Conclusion Nurses caring for women receiving endocrine therapy for breast cancer should assess the 5 key symptoms identified. There remain substantial gaps in the science related to the symptom experience during endocrine therapy for breast cancer. Future studies should focus on the domains of symptom intensity and distress, specific understudied symptoms, symptom clusters, and development of symptom assessment instruments specific to symptoms associated with endocrine therapy. Implications for Practice This scoping review identified 5 well-studied and highly prevalent symptoms that should be assessed in women with br...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Staff’s Experiences of Preparing and Caring for Children With Cancer and Their Families During the Child’s Radiotherapy
Conclusions The preparatory intervention facilitated the ability of staff members to conduct their work, although the intervention should be specifically tailored to each child. Meeting children and their families and providing care to both during RT were challenging. The staff strived to provide optimal care for each child and family. Interdisciplinary teamwork and organizational acceptance for the importance of preparation and distraction were essential. Implications for Practice A future challenge will be to provide opportunities for all staff involved in the treatment of children with cancer to develop their skill...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Resilience and Its Predictors Among Chinese Liver Cancer Patients Undergoing Transarterial Chemoembolization
Conclusions Resilience in liver cancer patients undergoing TACE needs to be further improved, which was positively predicted by educational level, time span since diagnosis, family function, social support, hope, self-efficacy, and positive coping strategies, but was negatively predicted by metastasis. Hope had the largest influence on resilience. Implications for Practice Interventions aimed to improve hope are crucial to patients' resilience. Additional attention should be given to patients who had lower educational level or had metastasis. Family-centered interventions and strategies used to strengthen self-efficac...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Remembering Sleep: Sleep Deprivation and Symptom Management at Home
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Sexual Problems of Patients With Breast Cancer After Treatment: A Systematic Review
Conclusions The results of this study can facilitate and encourage health professionals to identify, examine, and solve most of the patient’s sexual problems by using the functional and medical framework of the healthcare system. Implications for Practice One practical recommendation of this study is the incorporation of sexual counseling units into the national healthcare system. Counselors in these units can help breast cancer survivors solve problems and improve sexual satisfaction between couples. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Presurgery and Postsurgery Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Patients With Malignant Neoplasms of the Head and Neck: A 6-Month Follow-up Study
Conclusion Improvement of QOL of patients with head and neck cancer is a long process, which is associated with the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients. Implications for Practice Focusing nursing practice on shoulder and neck function rehabilitation, incision care, and pain management could positively affect QOL among patients with head and neck cancer treated by surgery. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Feasibility of a Cognitive-Behavioral and Environmental Intervention for Sleep-Wake Difficulties in Community-Dwelling Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care
Conclusions The CBT-E protocol tested among this highly selected sample was fairly well received and suggested positive outcomes in some patients, particularly those with an insomnia complaint alone. Implications Efforts should be pursued to adapt CBT-E and develop other nonpharmacological interventions, in order to provide an alternative to pharmacotherapy for sleep-wake difficulties in this population. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Depressive Symptom Clusters and Their Relationships With Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Patients With Cancer: The Use of Latent Class Analysis
Background Depressive symptoms are prevalent in patients with cancer and are heterogeneous; however, existing methods of grouping patients with heterogeneous symptoms have limitations. Objectives The purpose of this study was to identify depressive symptom clusters in patients with cancer using a data-driven method and to explore their relationships with symptoms of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. Methods Data from 247 patients were analyzed in this cross-sectional study. Latent class analysis was used to identify depressive symptom clusters, using 9 depressive symptoms from the Patient Health Questionna...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Impact of Comorbidity on Symptoms and Quality of Life Among Patients Being Treated for Breast Cancer
Background Cancer patients often have other noncancer medical conditions. Presence of comorbidities negatively affects cancer survival. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate comorbidity, risk factors for comorbidity, and how comorbidity was associated with symptoms and quality of life in patients being treated for breast cancer. Methods One hundred and one breast cancer chemotherapy outpatients completed this study. Comorbid conditions, weight, height, and smoking status were identified by chart review. Symptoms and quality of life were self-reported using psychometrically sound instruments. Log-linear...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Hopelessness, Death Anxiety, and Social Support of Hospitalized Patients With Gynecologic Cancer and Their Caregivers
Background Gynecologic cancer can create hopelessness and death anxiety and alter the lifestyle of the affected women and their caregivers. Perceived social support may facilitate coping with this illness. Objective The aim of this study was to determine whether hospitalized patients with gynecologic cancer and their caregivers differ in feelings of hopelessness and death anxiety and how those conditions may be related to their social support. Methods Two hundred patients with gynecologic cancer and their 200 caregivers from 1 university hospital were enrolled in this descriptive correlational study. Study measures...
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Medication Errors in the Context of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Systematic Review
Conclusion Medication administration is an activity of great responsibility for nursing; however, in order to achieve a decrease in medication errors, prevention strategies are necessary for the whole health team. Implications for Practice Practice improvements are needed including establishing institutional drug administration protocols and keeping them updated, using a computerized prescription system, and promoting patient safety with staff. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Morning Fatigue Severity Profiles in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy
Conclusion Results provide insights into modifiable risk factors for morning fatigue. These risk factors can be used to develop more targeted interventions. Implications for Practice Patients in the high and very high morning fatigue classes experienced high symptom and comorbidity burdens and significant decrements in functional status. Using this information, clinicians can identify patients who are at an increased risk for higher levels of morning fatigue and prescribe interventions to improve this devastating symptom. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

From Challenges to Resources: A Qualitative Study of Cancer Coordinators' Experiences of Barriers and Facilitators to Enacting Their System-Focused Tasks
Conclusions Cancer coordinators encounter cognitive, practical, and relational topics that impact their system-focused activities. Adopting a salutogenic focus can help CCs mobilize resources needed to turn challenges into facilitators for system-level work. Implications for Practice Cancer care coordination cannot be undertaken by CCs alone. Cancer coordinators' embedding in multidisciplinary teams, common systems for care provision, meaningful work relations, and professionals' commitment to cancer care represent important facilitators for CCs' system-focused tasks. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

What Can We Learn From Researching in an Overcrowded Research Area? Lessons Learned From the 50 Years of Research on Radiation Dermatitis
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Mothering With Advanced Ovarian Cancer: “You've Got to Find That Little Thing That's Going to Make You Strong”
Conclusions The experience of motherhood impacts how women experience cancer and how they evolve as survivors. Similarly, cancer influences mothering. Implications for Practice Healthcare providers should understand and address the needs of mothers with ovarian cancer. This study adds to the limited literature in this area and offers insight into the unique needs faced by women mothering while facing advanced cancer. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Development of a Prehabilitation Multimodal Supportive Care Interventions for Men and Their Partners Before Radical Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer
Conclusion The intervention was feasible and beneficial for the PCa dyad. A future pilot randomized controlled trial study is needed to provide sufficient evidence on the long-term physical and psychological outcomes and cost-effectiveness. Implications for Practice Oncology nurses play a key role in the development of prehabilitation care delivery. Prehabilitation interventions can have a positive effect on improving health outcomes for cancer patients and their partners after surgery and into survivorship. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Symptoms, Psychosocial Factors, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Integrative Review
Conclusion This review identified fatigue, nausea/vomiting, pain, dyspnea, and sleep disturbance as the most important symptoms. The most frequently reported psychosocial factors were anxiety and depression, which influenced HRQoL negatively. Social support and self-efficacy had a positive impact on HRQoL. Implications for Practice Researchers and clinicians must understand the importance of psychosocial factors and symptoms associated with HRQoL to develop targeted interventions to optimize HRQoL in patients with NET. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Cervical Cancer Screening in Women With Severe Mental Disorders: An Approach to the Spanish Context
Conclusions Women with severe mental health disorders who were admitted to acute psychiatric care units had much lower cervical cancer screening rates compared with the general population. Implications for Practice Mental health nurses could be the optimum professionals to promote cancer primary and secondary prevention in women with mental disorders. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Parent Perspectives of Receiving Early Information About Palliative and End-of-Life Care Options From Their Child’s Pediatric Providers
Conclusion The COMPLETE intervention provided a unique mechanism to foster early discussions about PC/EOL options between parents and an interprofessional team during the first 6 months of the child's cancer treatment. Future study is needed using a randomized clinical control-group design to evaluate COMPLETE with a large sample of parents. Implications for Practice Findings provide promising evidence of parents' preference and receptivity to receive early information about PC/EOL care options for a child with a brain tumor with a poor prognosis. The COMPLETE intervention provided a mechanism to help encourage parent...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

Trying to Feel Normal Again: Early Survivorship for Adolescent Cancer Survivors
Conclusions This study contributes to our understanding of survivors' relationships with parents, siblings, and friends and survivors' models of the illness. Future studies are needed to understand how parents can help adolescents assume greater responsibility for their care, to understand what it is like for friends to have a peer with cancer and what behaviors by healthcare providers contribute to feelings of abandonment later in survivorship, and to better understand adolescent survivors' models of the illness and survivorship. Implications for Practice Study results suggest that nurses are in an ideal position to ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

“I Got My Diagnosis on a Yellow Post-it Note”: Young Adult Cancer Patients' Experiences of the Process of Being Diagnosed With Cancer
Conclusion The findings indicate that the YACPs experienced a diagnosis of cancer as a highly traumatic and long-lasting process, characterized by lack of information and uncertainty. The findings indicate that healthcare professionals do not acknowledge the vulnerable phase of life and transitional challenges of YACPs. Implications for Clinical Practice The findings highlight the need to raise awareness of cancer in young adulthood in the public and in the primary healthcare system, to shorten the diagnosis process, and to clarify responsibility for age-related information and psychosocial follow-up during the diagno...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research

For the Few, Not the Many: Considering the Limitations of Cancer Survivorship
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Insights Source Type: research

Meaning-Centered Interventions for Patients With Advanced or Terminal Cancer: A Meta-analysis
Background For patients with advanced or terminal cancer undergoing hospice or palliative care, spiritual care based on meaning-centered intervention (MCI) has become an essential form of support. Objective The aim of this study was to characterize MCI systematically and the effectiveness of hospice and palliative care for patients with advanced or terminal cancer. Methods MEDLINE via PubMed, Cochrane Library CENTRAL, EMBASE, CINAHL, and several Korean electronic databases were searched from inception to May 2017. The RevMan 5.3 program of the Cochrane Library was used for data analysis. Results A meta-analysis ...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of the Sport “Dragon Boat Racing” in Reducing the Risk of Lymphedema Incidence: An Observational Study
Conclusions The dragon boat sport participants had more positive clinical and QoL outcomes than did the women who did not participate in that sporting activity. Implications for Clinical Practice It would be important to make women with breast cancer aware of the practice of dragon boat racing. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Validating the Changes to Self-identity After Total Laryngectomy
Conclusion The findings further our understanding of the long-term subjective experience of identity change after laryngectomy and call attention to the persisting need for psychosocial support. Implications for Practice This research provides important evidence for evaluating and strengthening the continuum of services (specialist to community) and supporting social participation, regardless of communication method, and for competency training for all involved to optimize person-centered practices. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Trajectories of Fasting Blood Glucose in Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Conclusions The large amount of interindividual variability in the trajectories of FBG levels following autologous HCT suggests that glucose control in these patients warrants ongoing assessments and preemptive tailoring. Implications for Practice Fasting blood glucose monitoring is warranted. Additional research with larger samples is warranted to identify additional modifiable and nonmodifiable characteristics associated with interindividual variability in FBG levels. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis to Explore the Effectiveness of Exercise-Based Interventions in Improving Fatigue, Dyspnea, and Depression in Lung Cancer Survivors
Conclusions Exercise interventions may be effective and are unlikely to cause harm for lung cancer survivors. However, evidence quality is limited. More rigorous study designs are required to provide guidance about which interventions may help lung cancer survivors self-manage these symptoms. Implications for Practice Health professionals should provide comprehensive, customized exercise screening and treatment plans to lung cancer survivors to complement their lifestyle needs and ensure appropriate recommendations aimed at improving symptom control are communicated to them. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

Age Differences in the Coping Strategies of Patients With Colorectal Cancer
Conclusion Differences in psychological distress, social support, and self-transcendence due to age are important protective or risk factors for the use of coping strategies among CRC patients. Implications for Practice Considering our findings, we encourage healthcare professionals to be aware of patients' coping strategies and take them into account when planning age-specific interventions related to coping, before hospital discharge. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Meta-analysis of the Association Between Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Mortality
Conclusion Physical activity may play a pivotal role in reducing the risk of death. Getting at least 300 min/wk of moderate-intensity PA will help improve the risk of breast cancer death. Implications for Practice Participating in PA is an essential factor in breast cancer care that extends throughout the life span of cancer survivors. Higher levels of PA than current PA guidelines should be recommended to cancer patients. (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Effect of Uncertainty Management Program on Quality of Life Among Vietnamese Women at 3 Weeks Postmastectomy
This study examined the effect of the Uncertainty Management Program (UMP) on quality of life at 3 weeks postmastectomy in Vietnamese women. Methods This research was a quasi-experimental study using a “posttest only with control group” design. There were 115 subjects assigned to either the experimental group (n = 57), who participated in the UMP and routine care, or the control group (n = 58), who received only routine care. Participants were assessed 2 times postmastectomy using the modified Quality of Life Index Scale–Vietnamese version. Results The experimental group exhibited low uncertainty be...
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Leap From Evidence to Practice: Implementation Science in Cancer Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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