Hand-foot syndrome and its impact on daily activities in breast cancer patients receiving docetaxel-based chemotherapy.
CONCLUSION: Skin care and patient education should be provided to manage the HFS of breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. PMID: 31586645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hsu YH, Shen WC, Wang CH, Lin YF, Chen SC Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The changing nature of social support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
CONCLUSION: Social support was predominantly provided by family, peers and health professionals. The sources and types of support most welcomed by AYAs varied according to the intensity and phase of cancer treatment and where the young person was in their cancer trajectory. PMID: 31586646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: McNeil R, Egsdal M, Drew S, McCarthy MC, Sawyer SM Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Transitional experience of men with breast cancer from diagnosis to survivorship: An integrative review.
CONCLUSIONS: The gender stigmatizations present at personal, health care, and social and community levels greatly influence men's experiences of breast cancer. To resolve gender inequalities in breast cancer management, the nurses should focus equally on the needs of men and women with breast cancer. The needs of men entail reducing health care and social stigmatizations, gender specific information and management, and opportunities to participate in support groups. PMID: 31536929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Younas A, Sundus A, Inayat S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Long-term treatment for emotional distress in women with breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychological therapeutic interventions should be maintained in many breast cancer patients over time, even after treatment completion, in order to consolidate adaptive and sustainable responses. PMID: 31522057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sanchez L, Fernandez N, Calle AP, Ladera V, Casado I, Sahagun AM Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness meditation on fatigue, coping styles, and quality of life in early breast cancer patients: An assessor blinded, three-arm, randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: PMR and MM are effective interventions that if initiated concurrently with the adjuvant paclitaxel demonstrate similar effects on fatigue and coping styles. PMID: 31520865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Gok Metin Z, Karadas C, Izgu N, Ozdemir L, Demirci U Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An outreach telephone program for advanced melanoma supportive care: Acceptability and feasibility.
CONCLUSIONS: Extending an existing self-referral support service model to use a more 'active' outreach approach is acceptable and feasible. The next step in the evaluation process for this intervention is a randomised controlled trial to determine effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. PMID: 31493669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Fox J, Janda M, Bennett F, Langbecker D Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Corrigendum to 'Development and psychometric analysis of the 10-item resilience scale specific to cancer: A multidimensional item response theory analysis' [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs.] 41 (2019) 64-71.
PMID: 31466823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ye ZJ, Zhang Z, Tang Y, Liang J, Sun Z, Zhang XY, Liang MZ, Yu YL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Corrigendum to ‘Development and psychometric analysis of the 10-item resilience scale specific to cancer: A multidimensional item response theory analysis’ [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs.] 41 (2019) 64–71
The authors regret that a funding statement is missing from this article. The Authors also received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.71904033). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Zhang Zhang, Ying Tang, Jian Liang, Zhe Sun, Xiao Ying Zhang, Mu Zi Liang, Yuan Liang Yu Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Erratum to "Patients experiences and social support needs following the diagnosis and initial treatment of acute leukemia - A qualitative study" [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs. 41 (2019) 49-55].
Erratum to "Patients experiences and social support needs following the diagnosis and initial treatment of acute leukemia - A qualitative study" [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs. 41 (2019) 49-55]. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug 23;: Authors: Nørskov KH, Overgaard D, Lomborg K, Kjeldsen L, Jarden M PMID: 31451374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Nørskov KH, Overgaard D, Lomborg K, Kjeldsen L, Jarden M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Erratum to “Patients experiences and social support needs following the diagnosis and initial treatment of acute leukemia - A qualitative study” [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs. 41 (2019) 49–55]
The publisher regrets that Table 2 was missed in the publication of this article. Table 2 is available below. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristina Holmegaard N ørskov, Dorthe Overgaard, Kirsten Lomborg, Lars Kjeldsen, Mary Jarden Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Associations of health belief and health literacy with Pap smear practice among Asian immigrant women.
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that more information about Pap smear tests should be provided to young immigrant women. Health providers should be made aware that Pap smear practice among young immigrant women might be infrequent and should actively recommend that they receive the tests. To improve Pap smear practice among immigrant women, it is also crucial for educational strategies to include functional health literacy. Nurses could play an important role in explaining and recommending the Pap smear test through communication with immigrant women. PMID: 31446265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European J...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Eo YS, Kim JS Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Assessing oncology nurses' attitudes towards death and the prevalence of burnout: A cross-sectional study.
This study aims to assess Chinese oncology nurses' burnout, and its relationship with attitudes towards death. METHOD: A cross-sectional design was used. A total of 279 oncology nurses from a cancer hospital in northern China were recruited using convenience sampling, and completed a survey containing a demographic form, the Death Attitudes Profile Scale and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Descriptive statistics, independent t-test and one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were conducted to analyze data. RESULTS: An average of 73.1%-86.9% of oncology nurses reported moderate ...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - August 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Guo Q, Zheng R Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Pre-treatment quality of life as a predictor of distant metastasis-free survival and overall survival in patients with head and neck cancer who underwent free flap reconstruction.
CONCLUSION: Our data supported that physical domains of pre-treatment QoL were predictors for OS and DFMS in HNC patients with free-flap reconstruction. Longitudinal studies are warranted to clarify the prognostic abilities of social-emotional domains. Information on pre-treatment QoL should be taken into account to individualize care plan for these patients, and hence prolong their survival. PMID: 31358241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Chen MN, Ho KY, Hung YN, Su CC, Kuan CH, Tai HC, Cheng NC, Lin CC Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Impact of brain tumor and its treatment on the physical and psychological well-being, and quality of life amongst pediatric brain tumor survivors.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study has addressed the literature gap by showing pediatric brain tumors have poorer psychological well-being, in terms of greater number of depressive symptoms, lower levels of self-esteem, and more severely compromised quality of life than survivors of other pediatric cancers. It is vital for healthcare professionals to develop and evaluate appropriate interventions with the aims to enhance the psychological well-being and quality of life among pediatric brain tumor survivors. PMID: 31358242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cheung AT, Li WHC, Ho LLK, Ho KY, Chiu SY, Chan CG, Chung OK Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The efficacy of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation.
This study was conducted to determine the effects of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation. METHODS: Designed as a randomized controlled trial, this study was conducted between February 2017 and January 2018 with the participation of 204 patients who had complaints of opioid-induced constipation. The experimental and control group, each of which included 102 patients, were randomised using a previously prepared randomization checklist. Patients in the experimental group were given a 15-min video-guided abdominal massage training by the researcher, and the patients in this group were asked to perfor...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Yıldırım D, Can G, Köknel Talu G Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Total Dyspnea Scale for Cancer Patients.
This study developed a comprehensive measurement tool for assessing dyspnea in cancer patients and examined its reliability and validity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 239 cancer patients with awareness of cancer-related dyspnea from outpatient/inpatient wards of six general hospitals in Japan. Items for the Total Dyspnea Scale for Cancer Patients (TDSC) were developed based on qualitative research and a literature review on patients with dyspnea. Ten cancer experts confirmed the scale's content validity. Factor analysis established construct validity. Internal consistency was analyzed by Cronbach's &al...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hashimoto H, Kanda K Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Developing and testing a theory-driven e-learning intervention to equip healthcare professionals to communicate with parents impacted by parental cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The systematic and iterative, person-based approach, yielded important and complementary insights to enhance acceptability of the e-learning intervention. Providing a detailed description of the foundations that underpinned the development of this e-learning intervention, promotes transparency in the planning and design process, therefore aids methodological rigour. PMID: 31358245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Semple CJ, McCaughan E Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Identifying the exercise-based support needs and exercise programme preferences among men with prostate cancer during active surveillance: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides a novel insight into the attitudes and preferences of men on active surveillance regarding exercise and support. This research will help the development of acceptable and accessible person-centred support for men on active surveillance. However, further research is needed to evaluate the efficacy of different delivery modalities in this population. PMID: 31358246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: McIntosh M, Opozda M, Galvão DA, Chambers SK, Short CE Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Finding myself as a cervical cancer survivor: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Gaining an understanding of the reality that women with cervical cancer face reveals their strength and capacity to deal with difficulties and late side effects that need to be recognized by health professionals in the face of a disease categorized as deadly and dangerous. PMID: 31358247 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ochoa E, Carrillo GM, Sanabria D Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Understanding primary care nurses' contribution to cancer early diagnosis: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest a need for nurses to be adequately informed about, and have the confidence and skills to discuss, the topic of cancer early diagnosis. Further high-quality research is required to understand international variation in primary care nurses' contribution to this field, and to develop and evaluate optimal methods for preparing them for, and supporting them in, this. PMID: 31358248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Skrobanski H, Ream E, Poole K, Whitaker KL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Attitudes towards physical activity and exercise in older patients with advanced cancer during oncological treatment - A qualitative interview study.
CONCLUSIONS: Even though perceptions of PA were positive among older patients with cancer, most struggled to stay physically active during oncological treatment. Several factors related to cancer and aging were identified as barriers; most profoundly was the overwhelming feeling of fatigue. Improving physical and mental well-being, fixed conditions (e.g. group-based exercise and supervision) and social support were identified as motivators and facilitators. Preferences for PA varied, but activities that were familiar increased motivation. Exercise programs for older patients with cancer must be adjustable to each patient's...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Mikkelsen MK, Nielsen DL, Vinther A, Lund CM, Jarden M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Return to work after breast cancer treatments: Rebuilding everything despite feeling "in-between".
CONCLUSION: Support for BC survivors resuming their active lives needs to be optimized. BC survivors require support on side effect management, RTW decision-making, and resources for resuming daily activities. Nurses must be aware of the "in-between" period so that they can help BC survivors rebuild their confidence during this rite of passage process. PMID: 31358250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Bilodeau K, Tremblay D, Durand MJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Key elements for the education and counselling of patients treated with oral anticancer drugs.
CONCLUSION: The final list of 82 key elements, obtained in this study, could be used to develop clinical pathways that guide adequate education and counselling of patients on oral anticancer drugs. Due to the open description, the implementation of these elements can be adapted to the specific context and composition of the oncology team. PMID: 31358251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kinnaer LM, De Coster S, Coolbrandt A, Decoene E, Van Hecke A, Foulon V Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Corrigendum to ‛Effects of a mouth-opening intervention with remote support on adherence, the maximum interincisal opening, and mandibular function of postoperative oral cancer patients: A randomized clinical trial' [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs. 40 (2019) 111-119].
PMID: 31358252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang TJ, Su JH, Leung KW, Liang SY, Wu SF, Wang HM Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Co-occuring symptoms in older oncology patients with distinct attentional function profiles.
CONCLUSIONS: Consistent with the hypothesis that an increased risk for persistent cognitive decline is likely related to a variety of physical and psychological factors, for six of the nine symptoms, a "dose response" effect was observed with higher symptom severity scores associated with a progressive decline in attentional function. PMID: 31358253 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Utne I, Løyland B, Grov EK, Paul S, Wong ML, Conley YP, Cooper BA, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Current evidence of education and safety requirements for the nursing administration of chemotherapy: An integrative review.
CONCLUSIONS: This review found low-level evidence exists about the education and safety requirements for nursing administration of chemotherapy. High-level research is needed to assist healthcare services to select evidence-based educational and safety strategies and provide appropriately resourced work environments to support the safe nursing administration of chemotherapy and deliver the best possible patient outcomes. PMID: 31358254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Coyne E, Northfield S, Ash K, Brown-West L Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Associations of individualized nursing care and quality oncology nursing care in patients diagnosed with cancer.
CONCLUSION: The correlations found between individualized care and quality of oncology nursing care, highlight the need to provide a more personalized nursing care as a means to achieve a high level of quality nursing care. PMID: 31358255 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kousoulou M, Suhonen R, Charalambous A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Patient-reported perceptions of care after the introduction of a new advanced cancer nursing role in Sweden.
Abstract PURPOSE: Extensive research results show quality improvements associated with advanced cancer nursing roles. Despite this, these roles are not implemented in many countries. The aim of this cross-sectional, population-based study was to compare patients' perception of care, before and after the introduction of a new advanced nursing role, the coordination contact nurse (CCN), in a region in Sweden. METHOD: All patients (with gynaecological, haematological, Head & Neck, upper gastrointestinal cancers) diagnosed in the region the year prior and one-year post introducing the new CCN role were identi...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Westman B, Ullgren H, Olofsson A, Sharp L Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' experiences and social support needs following the diagnosis and initial treatment of acute leukemia - A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Receiving a life threatening diagnose and undergoing chemotherapeutic treatment had a negative impact on everyday life which required re-establishing daily life activities. This increased the need for social support which had a distinct role in facilitating the patients' coping strategy. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: It is important to support and strengthen the patient's social network from the time of diagnosis. Future studies should examine the feasibility and benefit of experienced-based social support from peers (former patients) to patients with AL. PMID: 31358257 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Europea...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Nørskov KH, Overgaard D, Lomborg K, Kjeldsen L, Jarden M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Adult related haematopoietic stem cell donor care: Views of Transplant Nurses.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results highlight the significant role of TNs in RD care, and underline issues specific to the current RD care environment. Lack of training for the role and limited guidelines addressing RD care management are key issues which may detrimentally affect RD care. The pivotal role of TNs must be acknowledged and supported by improving TN training and implementing clear guidelines for the management of RDs. The trial has been registered on the publicly accessible register: www.clinicaltrials.gov site with the identifier ACTRN12617000407392. PMID: 31358258 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Zomerdijk N, Turner J, Hill GR, Gottlieb D Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Development and psychometric analysis of the 10-item resilience scale specific to cancer: A multidimensional item response theory analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: MIRT provided useful information on RS-SC and RS-SC-10 by combining the approaches of CTT and IRT. RS-SC-10 showed great potential in clinical settings owing to the low scale of burden on patients. More studies on the Minimum Clinically Important Difference of RS-SC-10 are warranted. PMID: 31358259 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ye ZJ, Zhang Z, Tang Y, Liang J, Sun Z, Zhang XY, Liang MZ, Yu YL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

"Our nurse is the glue for our team" - Multidisciplinary team members' experiences and perceptions of the gynaecological oncology specialist nurse role.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has contributed the perspective of a key stakeholder, the multidisciplinary team, to our understanding of the gynaecological oncology specialist nurse role. Clearer definition of specialist nurse roles is required. Standardised nomenclature and guidelines for practice are recommended to ensure that the specialist nurse role and their scope of practice are clear to key stakeholders and over-dependence on the individual in the role is mitigated. PMID: 31358260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cook O, McIntyre M, Recoche K, Lee S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Investigating the self-perceived educational priorities of haematology nurses.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides insight into self-perceived educational priorities for haematology nurses and priorities to inform development of educational initiatives. PMID: 31358261 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Liptrott S, NíChonghaile M, Aerts E, Haematology Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Group (HNHCP) Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Supportive care needs: An aspect of Thai women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Improvement of supportive care quality for women with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy in Thai culture should include: 1) access to supportive care needs assessment, 2) proactive dissemination of necessary information for better management of their lives, 3) aids to daily living and psychosocial support, and 4) facilitation of easy access to welfare and finance help. Provision of supportive care from both families and health care teams could improve the quality of life and so ease the women's lives for Thai women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. PMID: 31358262 [PubMed - in process]...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Klungrit S, Thanasilp S, Jitpanya C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The relationship between psychosocial factors and biomarkers in cancer patients: A systematic review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: The identified psychosocial factors may provide information for intervention development to increase the quality of life of cancer patients during their cancer treatment and promote better clinical outcomes. When investigating the relationship between psychosocial factors and biomarkers, the tumor type and interaction among psychosocial factors should be noted. PMID: 31358263 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cheng L, Meiser B Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Lifestyle change experiences among breast cancer survivors participating in a pilot intervention: A narrative thematic analysis.
CONCLUSION: This research provides a comprehensive and nuanced grasp of healthy lifestyle modification in the survivorship stage of BC. PMID: 31358264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Yufe SJ, Fergus KD, Male DA Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Cervical cancer screening among immigrant women: Framing the barriers through solution oriented lens
We read with great interest the article by Chan et al. (2019) published recently in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing. In that article, using a cross-sectional exploratory correlational study design with pathway analysis, the authors tested their hypothesized path model and examined the relational effects of multi-level factors on screening behaviours among South Asian immigrant women residing in Hong Kong. Data was collected at the community level through face-to-face interviews using a structured survey. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tanvir C. Turin, Mahzabin Ferdous, Nahid Rumana Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Co-occuring symptoms in older oncology patients with distinct attentional function profiles
Evaluate how subgroups of older adults with distinct attentional function profiles differ on the severity of nine common symptoms and determine demographic and clinical characteristics and symptom severity scores associated with membership in the low and moderate attentional function classes. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Inger Utne, Borghild L øyland, Ellen Karine Grov, Steven Paul, Melisa L. Wong, Yvette P. Conley, Bruce A. Cooper, Jon D. Levine, Christine Miaskowski Source Type: research

Corrigendum to ‛Effects of a mouth-opening intervention with remote support on adherence, the maximum interincisal opening, and mandibular function of postoperative oral cancer patients: A randomized clinical trial’ [Eur. J. Oncol. Nurs. 40 (2019) 111–119]
The authors regret in the table 3, the mean difference between two groups on MIO at time 3 should be 11.17 instead of 2.30 as it showed on the article. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tsae-Jyy Wang, Jung-Hui Su, Kam-Wing Leung, Shu-Yuan Liang, Shu-Fang Wu, Hung-Ming Wang Source Type: research

Key elements for the education and counselling of patients treated with oral anticancer drugs
The process of education and counselling of patients treated with oral anticancer drugs, aimed to achieve adequate self-management, involves different stakeholders (i.e. physicians, oncology nurses, pharmacists) from primary and secondary care. However, currently no guiding principles exist on how to organize and perform education and counselling for these patients. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop and build consensus on key elements for the education and counselling in patients on oral anticancer drugs. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lise-Marie Kinnaer, Sandra De Coster, Annemarie Coolbrandt, Elsie Decoene, Ann Van Hecke, Veerle Foulon Source Type: research

Return to work after breast cancer treatments: Rebuilding everything despite feeling “in-between”
The aim of this longitudinal qualitative study is to describe the return-to-work (RTW) journey from the end of breast cancer (BC) treatments to RTW. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karine Bilodeau, Dominique Tremblay, Marie-Jos é Durand Source Type: research

Understanding primary care nurses ’ contribution to cancer early diagnosis: A systematic review
The objective of this systematic review was to identify, appraise and synthesise evidence on primary care nurses ’ contribution towards cancer early diagnosis in developed countries. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanna Skrobanski, Emma Ream, Karen Poole, Katriina L. Whitaker Source Type: research

Finding myself as a cervical cancer survivor: A qualitative study
To determine the process and meaning of the experience of women with cervical cancer who had completed treatment within less than 5 years. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth Ochoa, Gloria M. Carrillo, Daniel Sanabria Source Type: research

Identifying the exercise-based support needs and exercise programme preferences among men with prostate cancer during active surveillance: A qualitative study
This study aims to investigate the attitudes and preferences men on active surveillance for prostate cancer have regarding exercise and exercise-based support. Exercise outcomes align with traditionally masculine values, can improve mental and physical health, and may even slow early stage prostate cancer progression. However, attitudes and preferences towards exercise and exercise support are unexplored in men on active surveillance. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Megan McIntosh, Melissa Opozda, Daniel A. Galv ão, Suzanne K. Chambers, Camille E. Short Source Type: research

Developing and testing a theory-driven e-learning intervention to equip healthcare professionals to communicate with parents impacted by parental cancer
Parents have a desire and need for instructive support from healthcare professionals on how best to communicate a cancer diagnosis with their dependent children. Healthcare professionals lack confidence to initiate and facilitate parent-child communication, reporting the need for training. To address the evident gap, this paper outlines the planning, development and testing phases of an e-learning intervention, using a person-based approach. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cherith Jane Semple, Eilis McCaughan Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Total Dyspnea Scale for Cancer Patients
This study developed a comprehensive measurement tool for assessing dyspnea in cancer patients and examined its reliability and validity. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Harumi Hashimoto, Kiyoko Kanda Source Type: research

The efficacy of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation
This study was conducted to determine the effects of abdominal massage in managing opioid-induced constipation. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dilek Y ıldırım, Gülbeyaz Can, Gül Köknel Talu Source Type: research

Lifestyle change experiences among breast cancer survivors participating in a pilot intervention: A narrative thematic analysis
This study aimed to qualitatively examine the unique change trajectories of BC survivors who partook in a pilot version of the Healthy Lifestyle Modification After Breast Cancer (HLM-ABC) intervention. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shira J. Yufe, Karen D. Fergus, Dana A. Male Source Type: research

Impact of brain tumor and its treatment on the physical and psychological well-being, and quality of life amongst pediatric brain tumor survivors
This study assessed the impact of cancer and its treatment on the physical and psychological well-being, and quality of life of Hong Kong Chinese pediatric brain tumor survivors. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ankie Tan Cheung, William Ho Cheung Li, Laurie Long Kwan Ho, Ka Yan Ho, S.Y. Chiu, Chi-Fung Godfrey Chan, Oi Kwan Chung Source Type: research