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Hearing loss and tinnitus in survivors with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that compared to survivors with only CIN, survivors with CIN/HL/TIN are at increased risk for the most severe symptom burden, significant problems associated with sensory loss and changes in balance, as well as significant decrements in all aspects of QOL. PMID: 29353626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Smoot B, Abrams G, Kober KM, Cheung S, Henderson-Sabes J, Chesney M, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Reflexology in the management of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
This study was conducted as a randomized controlled trial in 60 patients (30 experimental and 30 control patients) who had chemotherapy-induced Grade II-IV peripheral neuropathy complaints from July 2013 to November 2015. Data were collected using the patient identification form, European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (EORTC-CIPN-20) form, and BPI (used for related chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms). RESULTS: The majority of the patients were being treated for gastrointestinal or breast cancer and were pr...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kurt S, Can G Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Diet in women with breast cancer compared to healthy controls - What is the difference?
d H, Lind R Abstract PURPOSE: After a cancer diagnosis, patients often change their lifestyle in order to improve health. The aim of this study was to examine whether women with breast cancer had changed their diet two years after the diagnosis, and to compare their diet with that of healthy female blood donors. METHODS: Patients (n = 180), median age 58 years (range 37-78), and 101 controls, median age 57 years (age 43-75) answered questions about consumption of alcohol, 36 different food items, and information like age, body mass index (BMI), marital status, and years of education. RESULTS: F...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hagen KB, Aas T, Kvaløy JT, Søiland H, Lind R Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences of caregivers of patients with metastatic cancer: What can we learn from them to better support them?
CONCLUSION: The identified variations in experiences in relation to participants' characteristics, in addition to the information about preferred by caregivers coping and support resources provide a direction for future efforts to develop interventions for this population. PMID: 29353629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Leonidou C, Giannousi Z Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Illness cognitions and the associated socio-demographic and clinical factors in Chinese women with breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: This study reports on the presence of different illness cognitions in Chinese women with breast cancer and the associated factors, and the results could help oncology medical and nursing staff identify risk factors for poor emotional adjustment to breast cancer and the patients who may benefit from interventions aimed at improving the presence of positive illness cognitions. PMID: 29353630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Han J, Liu JE, Qiu H, Nie ZH, Su YL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Efficacy of Plantago major, chlorhexidine 0.12% and sodium bicarbonate 5% solution in the treatment of oral mucositis in cancer patients with solid tumour: A feasibility randomised triple-blind phase III clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Healing time was shorter with the double sodium bicarbonate solution compared to the other two rinses, but the differences were not significant. Our results suggest it may be time to reconsider the use of Plantago major extract in the management of oral mucositis. PMID: 29353631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cabrera-Jaime S, Martínez C, Ferro-García T, Giner-Boya P, Icart-Isern T, Estrada-Masllorens JM, Fernández-Ortega P Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Health related quality of life during cancer treatment: Perspectives of young adult (23-39 years) cancer survivors and primary informal caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: Implications include the development and evaluation of informational and behavioral interventions tailored and targeted to address the pragmatic needs of YAs undergoing cancer treatment and informal caregivers. PMID: 29353632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mishra SI, Rishel Brakey H, Kano M, Nedjat-Haiem FR, Sussman AL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Decisional balance and self-efficacy mediate the association among provider advice, health literacy and cervical cancer screening.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study suggest possible pathways through which provider advice and health literacy affect Pap tests. Interventions targeting immigrant women with limited English proficiency should consider skill-based approaches such as health literacy training, promoting patient-provider communications and emphasizing decisional balance and self-efficacy as potentially sustainable ways of promoting Pap tests. PMID: 29353633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim K, Xue QL, Walton-Moss B, Nolan MT, Han HR Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Differences in symptom clusters before and twelve months after breast cancer surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: While some menopausal-related symptom clusters were consistent across time and dimensions, the majority of symptoms clustered together differently depending on whether they were evaluated prior to or at 12 months after breast cancer surgery. An increased understanding of how symptom clusters change over time may assist clinicians to focus their symptom assessments and management strategies. PMID: 29353634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Mazor M, Cataldo JK, Lee K, Dhruva A, Cooper B, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot BJ, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Conley YP, Miaskowski C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Supporting prostate cancer survivors in primary care: Findings from a pilot trial of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention (PROSPECTIV).
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention in primary care is feasible, acceptable and potentially useful to prostate cancer survivors. PMID: 29353635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Watson EK, Shinkins B, Matheson L, Burns RM, Frith E, Neal D, Hamdy F, Walter FM, Weller D, Wilkinson C, Faithfull S, Sooriakumaran P, Kastner C, Campbell C, Neal RD, Butcher H, Matthews M, Perera R, Wolstenholme J, Rose PW Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Supporting prostate cancer survivors in primary care: Findings from a pilot trial of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention (PROSPECTIV)
This study sought to test the acceptability and feasibility of a nurse-led psycho-educational intervention (NLPI) delivered in primary care to prostate cancer survivors, and to provide preliminary estimates of the effectiveness of the intervention. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - December 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eila K. Watson, Bethany Shinkins, Lauren Matheson, Richeal M. Burns, Emma Frith, David Neal, Freddie Hamdy, Fiona M. Walter, David Weller, Claire Wilkinson, Sara Faithfull, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Christof Kastner, Christine Campbell, Richard D. Neal, Hug Source Type: research

Differences in symptom clusters before and twelve months after breast cancer surgery
Given the inter-relatedness among symptoms, research efforts are focused on an evaluation of symptom clusters. The purposes of this study were to evaluate for differences in the number and types of menopausal-related symptom clusters assessed prior to and at 12-months after surgery using ratings of occurrence and severity and to evaluate for changes in these symptom clusters over time. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - December 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa Mazor, Janine K. Cataldo, Kathryn Lee, Anand Dhruva, Bruce Cooper, Steven M. Paul, Kimberly Topp, Betty J. Smoot, Laura B. Dunn, Jon D. Levine, Yvette P. Conley, Christine Miaskowski Source Type: research

Efficacy of Plantago major, chlorhexidine 0.12% and sodium bicarbonate 5% solution in the treatment of oral mucositis in cancer patients with solid tumour: A feasibility randomised triple-blind phase III clinical trial
Oral mucositis is one of the most common adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of Plantago major extract versus chlorhexidine 0.12% versus sodium bicarbonate 5% in the symptomatic treatment of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in solid tumour cancer patients. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - December 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sandra Cabrera-Jaime, Cristina Mart ínez, Tarsila Ferro-García, Pilar Giner-Boya, Teresa Icart-Isern, Joan M. Estrada-Masllorens, Paz Fernández-Ortega Source Type: research

Decisional balance and self-efficacy mediate the association among provider advice, health literacy and cervical cancer screening
This study aimed to test a health literacy-focused sociocognitive model which proposes motivational (knowledge, decisional balance) and volitional (self-efficacy) factors mediating the association between health literacy and triennial Pap tests. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - December 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kyounghae Kim, Qian-Li Xue, Benita Walton-Moss, Marie T. Nolan, Hae-Ra Han Source Type: research

Health related quality of life during cancer treatment: Perspectives of young adult (23 –39 years) cancer survivors and primary informal caregivers
There is a paucity of information regarding health related quality of life (HRQoL) of young adults (YAs) with cancer and caregivers. Therefore, we characterize YA and caregiver perspectives on the impact of cancer and its treatment on HRQoL. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - December 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shiraz I. Mishra, Heidi Rishel Brakey, Miria Kano, Frances R. Nedjat-Haiem, Andrew L. Sussman Source Type: research

Illness cognitions and the associated socio-demographic and clinical factors in Chinese women with breast cancer
Illness cognitions are important mediators between disease and psychological adjustment. Evidence related to illness cognitions among patients with breast cancer remains limited. The purpose of this study was to examine illness cognitions among Chinese women with breast cancer and associations with socio-demographic and clinical factors. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - December 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jing Han, Jun-E Liu, Hui Qiu, Zhi-Hong Nie, Ya-Li Su Source Type: research

Assessment of quality of life in patients surgically treated for penile cancer: Impact of aggressiveness in surgery.
CONCLUSION: The magnitude of disfigurement caused by surgical treatment of penile cancer had a significant impact on the selected QoL domains assessed by the EORTC QLQ C-30 questionnaire. There was no correlation between the scope of surgical intervention and partner relations. PMID: 29173821 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Sosnowski R, Wolski JK, Kulpa M, Ziętalewicz U, Kosowicz M, Kalinowski T, Demkow T Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a clinical and home-based physical activity program and simple lymphatic drainage in the prevention of breast cancer-related lymphedema: A prospective randomized controlled study.
u S Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the effectiveness of a clinical and home-based, nurse-led physical activity program (PAP) and simple lymphatic drainage (SLD) in the prevention of breast cancer-related lymphedema. METHODS: A total of 52 breast cancer patients were randomized to either a PAP and SLD program (n = 25) or a control group (n = 27). Patients in both groups were also provided training for lymphedema. The PAP and SLD were administered through home visits by the investigators, twice a week for six weeks, in the intervention group. The control group did not undergo intervention....
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Dönmez AA, Kapucu S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators of cervical cancer screening practices among African immigrant women living in Brisbane, Australia.
CONCLUSION: There is a need to provide culturally appropriate approaches to cervical screening practices and to enhance cultural competence among health professionals to apply service delivery models that honour group cultures. PMID: 29173823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Anaman-Torgbor JA, King J, Correa-Velez I Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

From vulnerability to passion in the end-of-life care: The lived experience of nurses.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides a new viewpoint for understanding of EOL nurses' experiences, indicating that this line of work may be recognized as a privilege. We recommend that the setting of a nurse reflective group is important and it may be considered in providing EOL care training for nurses. Hopefully the study results could shed lights for future policies regarding EOL care. PMID: 29173824 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Liu YC, Chiang HH Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Use of a symptom diary during chemotherapy: A mixed-methods evaluation of the patient perspective.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that the majority of chemotherapy patients at our hospital perceive the symptom diary to be a feasible tool in terms of ease of use and time investment and that it is helpful. However, from the patient perspective, healthcare professionals' implementation of the diary in their behalf is lacking. PMID: 29173825 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Coolbrandt A, Steffens E, Wildiers H, Bruyninckx E, Verslype C, Milisen K Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles on the spiritual well-being of patients with terminal cancer.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles on the spiritual well-being of patients with terminal cancer. METHODS: This quasi-experimental research study had pre- and post-test control groups. The experimental group received conventional care and an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles for three consecutive days, including seven activities based on precept activities, concentration activities and wisdom activities. The control group received conventional care alone. RESULTS: Forty-eight patients participated in this study: 23 in the experiment...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Chimluang J, Thanasilp S, Akkayagorn L, Upasen R, Pudtong N, Tantitrakul W Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Hoping to reach a safe haven - Swedish families' lived experience when a family member is diagnosed with breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Families experience an unmet need of information and support, which implies that healthcare professionals may want to acknowledge and include the family already at the time of diagnosis in order to help them endure and cope with the distressing experience and thus increase their wellbeing. PMID: 29173827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Holst-Hansson A, Idvall E, Bolmsjö I, Wennick A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Employing patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to support newly diagnosed patients with melanoma: Feasibility and acceptability of a holistic needs assessment intervention.
Abstract PURPOSE: Living with a melanoma diagnosis can be challenging. We aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and perceived value of a nurse-led intervention that utilised patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to identify and address the supportive care needs of newly diagnosed patients with Stage I/II melanoma over the first 4 months post-diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory, repeated-measures, single-arm, feasibility trial. One baseline (4 weeks post-diagnosis; T1) and one follow-up intervention session (4 weeks after wide local excision; T3) took place, two months apart. Patient su...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kotronoulas G, Connaghan J, Grenfell J, Gupta G, Smith L, Simpson M, Maguire R Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Recruiting participants to a randomized controlled trial testing an intervention in palliative cancer care - The perspectives of health care professionals.
CONCLUSIONS: The results contribute valuable knowledge for future trials in palliative cancer care. To promote successful recruitment, health care professionals may be in need of more training to improve their communication skills and it may be necessary to consider other research designs than the RCT. PMID: 29173829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Holm M, Alvariza A, Fürst CJ, Wengström Y, Årestedt K, Öhlen J, Goliath I Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The lived experiences of patients with post-operative rectal cancer who suffer from altered bowel function: A phenomenological study.
CONCLUSIONS: Post-operative rectal cancer patients with altered bowel function frequent the restroom for prolonged periods, which disturbs their psychosocial status. However, they are forced to develop coping methods by themselves. Specialists can offer effective early post-operative interventions by thoroughly understanding each patient's symptomatic experience, symptom-related interferences, and primary concerns. PMID: 29173830 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lu LC, Huang XY, Chen CC Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An exploration of medical emergency team intervention at the end of life for people with advanced cancer.
CONCLUSION: The contribution of the MET to end-of-life care for patients with cancer has not previously been reported. Further research is now needed to prospectively examine MET involvement at the end of life with consideration to quality of patient care and death, family experience, and support requirements of MET members. PMID: 29173831 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Brown C, Drosdowsky A, Krishnasamy M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool (CIPNAT).
CONCLUSIONS: The Turkish version of the CINAT was found to be reliable and valid with Turkish patients receiving chemotherapy. Use of the CIPNAT may lead to a better understanding of symptom. The CIPNAT can be used in future nursing research and practice as an assessment tool for peripheral neuropathy in patients with cancer who undergo chemotherapy. PMID: 29173832 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kutlutürkan S, Öztürk ES, Arıkan F, Kahraman BB, Özcan K, Uçar MA Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of parental depression level on children's quality of life after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
CONCLUSION: Parental depression level affects children's quality of life after HSCT. Following transplantation, it is important to evaluate parental depression level and provide support. PMID: 29173833 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kisecik Sengul Z, Altay N Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences of caregivers of patients with metastatic cancer: What can we learn from them to better support them?
Family caregivers of cancer patients often face strains within their role and report various unmet needs. The aim of this qualitative study was to examine metastatic cancer caregivers ’ experiences within their role. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chrysanthi Leonidou, Zoe Giannousi Source Type: research

Effect of parental depression level on children's quality of life after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
This descriptive cross-sectional study aimed to determine the impact of parental depression level on children's quality of life after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeynep Kisecik Sengul, Naime Altay Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Diet in women with breast cancer compared to healthy controls – What is the difference?
After a cancer diagnosis, patients often change their lifestyle in order to improve health. The aim of this study was to examine whether women with breast cancer had changed their diet two years after the diagnosis, and to compare their diet with that of healthy female blood donors. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kari Britt Hagen, Turid Aas, Jan Terje Kval øy, Håvard Søiland, Ragna Lind Source Type: research

Reflexology in the management of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy: A pilot randomized controlled trial
The current experimental study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of reflexology on the management of symptoms and functions of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in cancer patients. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Seda Kurt, Gulbeyaz Can Source Type: research

Hearing loss and tinnitus in survivors with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
The purpose of this study was to evaluate for differences in demographic, clinical, and pain characteristics, as well as measures of sensation, balance, perceived stress, symptom burden, and quality of life (QOL) among survivors who received neurotoxic chemotherapy (CTX) and who reported only chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN, n  = 217), CIN and hearing loss (CIN/HL, n = 69), or CIN, hearing loss, and tinnitus (CIN/HL/TIN, n = 85). We hypothesized that as the number of neurotoxicities increased, survivors would have worse outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christine Miaskowski, Steven M. Paul, Judy Mastick, Mark Schumacher, Yvette P. Conley, Betty Smoot, Gary Abrams, Kord M. Kober, Steven Cheung, Jennifer Henderson-Sabes, Margaret Chesney, Melissa Mazor, Margaret Wallhagen, Jon D. Levine Source Type: research

The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool (CIPNAT)
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common treatment-related adverse effect. It adversely affects the quality of life. Therefore, it is important to evaluate symptoms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool in Turkish patients. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sevin ç Kutlutürkan, Elif Sözeri Öztürk, Fatma Arıkan, Burcu Bayrak Kahraman, Keziban Özcan, Mürvet Artuk Uçar Source Type: research

An exploration of medical emergency team intervention at the end of life for people with advanced cancer
This study set out to explore MET intervention at the end of life for people with advanced cancer in an Australian comprehensive cancer centre, and its impact on quality of death. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christine Brown, Allison Drosdowsky, Meinir Krishnasamy Source Type: research

The lived experiences of patients with post-operative rectal cancer who suffer from altered bowel function: A phenomenological study
Altered bowel function is a common consequence of anal sphincter-saving surgery in rectal cancer patients, and bowel symptoms influence patients' daily life and psychosocial status. Patients have inadequate professional support because care specialists fail do fully appreciate the impact of the patients' symptoms. In-depth exploration of the individual's experience is essential to improve the quality of patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of post-operative rectal cancer patients with altered bowel function. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ling-Chun Lu, Xuan-Yi Huang, Chien-Chih Chen Source Type: research

Hoping to reach a safe haven - Swedish families' lived experience when a family member is diagnosed with breast cancer
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it affects all family members. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate family members lived experience when a family member is diagnosed with breast cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annette Holst-Hansson, Ewa Idvall, Ingrid Bolmsj ö, Anne Wennick Source Type: research

Employing patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to support newly diagnosed patients with melanoma: Feasibility and acceptability of a holistic needs assessment intervention
Living with a melanoma diagnosis can be challenging. We aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and perceived value of a nurse-led intervention that utilised patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to identify and address the supportive care needs of newly diagnosed patients with Stage I/II melanoma over the first 4 months post-diagnosis. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Grigorios Kotronoulas, John Connaghan, Jean Grenfell, Girish Gupta, Leigh Smith, Mhairi Simpson, Roma Maguire Source Type: research

Effect of an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles on the spiritual well-being of patients with terminal cancer
To evaluate the effect of an intervention based on basic Buddhist principles on the spiritual well-being of patients with terminal cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janya Chimluang, Sureeporn Thanasilp, Lanchasak Akkayagorn, Ratchaneekorn Upasen, Noppamat Pudtong, Wilailuck Tantitrakul Source Type: research

Use of a symptom diary during chemotherapy: A mixed-methods evaluation of the patient perspective
Patients' perceptions about tools for self-reporting symptoms experienced at home may influence both the patients ’ use of the tool and ultimately the efficacy of the interventions. The aim of this study was to determine the extent patients use a paper-pencil symptom-monitoring diary during chemotherapy treatment, to identify factors that mediate its use at home, and to determine perceptions patients have of the diary. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Annemarie Coolbrandt, Ester Steffens, Hans Wildiers, Erika Bruyninckx, Chris Verslype, Koen Milisen Source Type: research

From vulnerability to passion in the end-of-life care: The lived experience of nurses
This study elucidates how EOL nurses interpret their care experience and how they transform their experience and mindset. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ying-Chun Liu, Hsien-Hsien Chiang Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators of cervical cancer screening practices among African immigrant women living in Brisbane, Australia
To describe barriers and facilitators of cervical screening practices among African immigrant women living in Brisbane, Australia. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Judith A. Anaman-Torgbor, Julie King, Ignacio Correa-Velez Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a clinical and home-based physical activity program and simple lymphatic drainage in the prevention of breast cancer-related lymphedema: A prospective randomized controlled study
To investigate the effectiveness of a clinical and home-based, nurse-led physical activity program (PAP) and simple lymphatic drainage (SLD) in the prevention of breast cancer-related lymphedema. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ay şe Arıkan Dönmez, Sevgisun Kapucu Source Type: research

Recruiting participants to a randomized controlled trial testing an intervention in palliative cancer care – The perspectives of health care professionals
The recruitment of participants to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in palliative cancer care by health care professionals is often unsuccessful, which could result in failure to achieve study power. The purpose of this paper is to describe how health care professionals experienced recruiting patients and family caregivers to an RCT in palliative cancer care. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Maja Holm, Anette Alvariza, Carl-Johan F ürst, Yvonne Wengström, Kristofer Årestedt, Joakim Öhlen, Ida Goliath Source Type: research

Assessment of quality of life in patients surgically treated for penile cancer: Impact of aggressiveness in surgery
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) evaluations are being increasingly used for clinical assessment of cancer treatment outcomes. For a patient, not only is life expectancy important, but also a general sense of sustained global health. Intuitively, the more disfiguring the treatment, the more pronounced could be the deterioration in the QoL. We aimed to compare various aspects of QoL in three groups of patients surgically treated for penile cancer by local excision, partial penectomy, or total penectomy. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Roman Sosnowski, Jan Karol Wolski, Marta Kulpa, Urszula Zi ętalewicz, Mariola Kosowicz, Tomasz Kalinowski, Tomasz Demkow Source Type: research

Do cancer patients with high levels of distress benefit more than less distressed patients from outpatient art therapy?
CONCLUSION: No evidence of outpatient art therapy having an effect on QoL in cancer patients over time was found, in patients with either high or low levels of distress at baseline. Consequently, it remains unclear which patients benefit the most from art therapy. PMID: 29031305 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Geue K, Rieckhof S, Buttstaedt M, Singer S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research