Positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety in Taiwanese patients and their partners.
CONCLUSIONS: There is an interaction between the prostate cancer-specific anxiety experienced by patients and that experienced by their partners. The emotional state of patients and their partners should be evaluated, and understandable information should be provided. Care strategies should include encouraging adult children to participate in the patients' care plan, symptom management, and the teaching of coping skills. PMID: 30473044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chien CH, Chuang CK, Liu KL, Wu CT, Pang ST, Chang YH Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The role of temperature in the detection and diagnosis of neutropenic sepsis in adult solid tumour cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Body temperature is not a consistently reliable diagnostic or prognostic indicator for outcomes in patients with neutropenia and symptoms of infection. It can assist with early presentation and recognition of infection in many neutropenic patients. However, over-reliance on temperature risks missing the opportunity for early detection and treatment. PMID: 30473045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Warnock C, Totterdell P, Tod AM, Mead R, Gynn JL, Hancock B Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An exerciSe program to improve depression And sleep Disorders in oncology patients: The SAD study.
Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if a structured supervised outpatient exercise program specifically for cancer patients would be associated with improvements in insomnia and depression after attending for 10-weeks. DESIGN: Descriptive observational study. SAMPLE AND SETTING: 75 adult subjects attended an outpatient hospital based exercise program specifically for cancer patients and coordinated by an exercise physiologist and a physical therapist. METHOD: Two validated instruments were administered to measure insomnia (Athens Insomnia Instrument) and depression (Zung Sel...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kozik TM, Hickman MC, Schmidt S, Connolly TF, Paustenbach K, Vosti P, Bhattacharyya M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Factors associated with dexamethasone-induced hiccups in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A case control study.
CONCLUSIONS: Oncology nurses should be aware of influencing factors of dexamethasone-induced hiccups in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Our findings may provide evidence to design oncology nursing strategies that help maximize the benefits of chemotherapy in cancer patients. PMID: 30473047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim J, Oh H, Seo W Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Assessment of the effects of walking as an exercise intervention for children and adolescents with cancer: A feasibility study.
Abstract PURPOSE: To examine the effects of walking exercise on exercise tolerance, fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life (QOL) for children and adolescents with cancer. METHODS: A 6-week walking exercise regimen was implemented in pediatric hematological and oncological wards and in clinics of a medical center in Taiwan. A 6-min walk test (6MWT), fatigue, sleep quality, and QOL were measured at baseline and for six subsequent weeks. RESULTS: Adherence to the walking exercise regimen was achieved by 72-89% of the participants in this study. Significant improvements in exercise tolerance were observ...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Su HL, Wu LM, Chiou SS, Lin PC, Liao YM Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' participation during treatment and care of breast cancer - a possibility and an imperative.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient participation is both a possibility and an imperative. Patients must be recognized as unique human beings with varying needs of participation. Shared learning and understanding in dialogue with health care staff is a prerequisite. A novel approach where patients and health care staff are both partners and participants is presented. PRACTICAL IMPLICATION: The results call for an initiation of training programs supporting pedagogical competence in staff and patients' learning in breast cancer care. Access to health care in the outpatient and the hospital settings is needed long term after treatment ...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Boman LE, Sandelin K, Wengström Y, Silén C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Relationship between subjective taste alteration and weight loss in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy: A longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: The main finding of this study was that STA, particularly the discomfort symptom associated with dietary intake, as a common and persistent symptom among HNC patients during and after radiotherapy, might promote weight loss in patients, which should be afforded greater attention from medical staff. PMID: 30473050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Jin S, Lu Q, Jin S, Zhang L, Cui H, Li H Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in patients with prostate cancer and their spouses: Results from a longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings in this study suggest that interventions aimed at improving the HRQoL of patients should support a few different dimensions of HRQoL for the patients themselves than for their spouses. Nurses should pay more attention to elderly couples. PMID: 30473051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Harju E, Rantanen A, Helminen M, Kaunonen M, Isotalo T, Åstedt-Kurki P Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

This is an older men's world: A qualitative study of men's experiences with prostate cancer.
CONCLUSION: Despite many positive care experiences, some patients felt that the communication, information provision and decision-making were inadequate. Vulnerable patients with severe complications or limited social support may need additional psychosocial care. Lowering the threshold for patients to ask for help and the availability of a professional with expert knowledge about prostate cancer and ageing may decrease unnecessary hardship and increase personal strengths. PMID: 30473052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: van Ee IBB, Hagedoorn MM, Smits CHMC, Kamper AMA, Honkoop HAA, Slaets JPJJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers.
CONCLUSION: ThriverCare appears to improve the supportive care experience of men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. Our results accentuate that no longer one size of care delivery fits all, care must be responsive and adaptable to meet the individual needs of people affected by cancer to thrive. PMID: 30473053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Paterson C, Primeau C, Nabi G Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Caregiver burden among Chinese family caregivers of patients with lung cancer: A cross-sectional survey.
Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the status of caregiver burden and to identify the factors related to caregiver burden among Chinese family caregivers of patients with lung cancer. METHODS: A cross-sectional design with convenience sampling was used in this study. Participants (N = 116) from the oncology inpatient ward at one teaching hospital in Chengdu were recruited from June 2015 to June 2016. The following measurement tools were used: a demographic questionnaire, the Social Support Rating Scale, the General Self-efficacy Scale, and the Zarit Burden Interview. Multiple linear regression analysis was ...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hu X, Peng X, Su Y, Huang W Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Caregiver burden among Chinese family caregivers of patients with lung cancer: A cross-sectional survey
To investigate the status of caregiver burden and to identify the factors related to caregiver burden among Chinese family caregivers of patients with lung cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Xiaolin Hu, Xingchen Peng, Yonglin Su, Wenxia Huang Source Type: research

A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers
Men with metastatic prostate cancer experience high levels of unmet supportive care needs in current healthcare delivery. We set out to determine the effectiveness of a multimodality supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention on the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs for men and their partner/caregivers. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Catherine Paterson, Charlotte Primeau, Ghulam Nabi Source Type: research

This is an older men's world: A qualitative study of men's experiences with prostate cancer
This study aims to provide insight into older men's experiences with prostate cancer in order to improve personalised care. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: I.B. Birgit van Ee, M. Mari ët Hagedoorn, C.H.M. Carolien Smits, A.M. Ad Kamper, H.A. Aafke Honkoop, J.P.J. Joris Slaets Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in patients with prostate cancer and their spouses: Results from a longitudinal study
The purpose of this study was to explore changes in HRQoL (health-related quality of life) and identify the associated factors in patients with prostate cancer and their spouses during the year following their diagnosis of prostate cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eeva Harju, Anja Rantanen, Mika Helminen, Marja Kaunonen, Taina Isotalo, P äivi Åstedt-Kurki Source Type: research

Relationship between subjective taste alteration and weight loss in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy: A longitudinal study
To conduct a dynamic and comprehensive evaluation of subjective taste alteration (STA)and identify the association between STA and weight loss in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) who were treated with radiotherapy. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - November 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shuai Jin, Qian Lu, Sanli Jin, Lichuan Zhang, Hangjing Cui, Hongmei Li Source Type: research

Patients' participation during treatment and care of breast cancer – a possibility and an imperative
To explore how patients experience participation during treatment and care for breast cancer related to their understanding. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lena Engqvist Boman, Kerstin Sandelin, Yvonne Wengstr öm, Charlotte Silén Source Type: research

Assessment of the effects of walking as an exercise intervention for children and adolescents with cancer: A feasibility study
To examine the effects of walking exercise on exercise tolerance, fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life (QOL) for children and adolescents with cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hsiu-Lan Su, Li-Min Wu, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Pei-Chin Lin, Yu-Mei Liao Source Type: research

Factors associated with dexamethasone-induced hiccups in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A case control study
The purpose of this study was to identify demographic, health- and cancer-related, and physiological factors associated with dexamethasone-induced intractable hiccups in cancer patients. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 28, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: JeongSeon Kim, HyunSoo Oh, WhaSook Seo Source Type: research

An exerciSe program to improve depression And sleep Disorders in oncology patients: The SAD study
The purpose of this study was to determine if a structured supervised outpatient exercise program specifically for cancer patients would be associated with improvements in insomnia and depression after attending for 10-weeks. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Teri M. Kozik, Mary C. Hickman, Sherri Schmidt, Therese F. Connolly, Kim Paustenbach, Paul Vosti, Mouchumi Bhattacharyya Source Type: research

The role of temperature in the detection and diagnosis of neutropenic sepsis in adult solid tumour cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
The primary aim of this study was to examine the value of temperature as a diagnostic and prognostic indicator of infection and sepsis in neutropenic patients. A secondary aim was to gain insight into the presenting symptoms reported by these patients at home or on their initial admission assessment. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Clare Warnock, Peter Totterdell, Angela Mary Tod, Rachel Mead, Jamie-Lee Gynn, Barry Hancock Source Type: research

Positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety in Taiwanese patients and their partners
Few studies have examined positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety in prostate cancer patients and their partners. Thus, this study explored positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety as well as their associated factors in prostate cancer patients and their partners. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ching-Hui Chien, Cheng-Keng Chuang, Kuan-Lin Liu, Chun-Te Wu, See-Tong Pang, Ying-Hsu Chang Source Type: research

Do complementary and integrative medicine therapies reduce healthcare utilization among oncology patients? A systematic review of the literature and recommendations.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings indicate the potential for CIM therapy to reduce healthcare utilization in oncology populations, particularly medication use. However, this research is limited both in size and quality. To increase the uptake of these interventions and to advocate for insurance coverage of CIM interventions, high quality economic evaluations are needed. PMID: 30322499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Tillery R, McGrady ME Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers to delivering advanced cancer nursing: A workload analysis of specialist nurse practice linked to the English National Lung Cancer Audit.
CONCLUSION: Working practices of LCNS vary according to service factors, most frequently associated with trust anti-cancer treatment facilities. High workload pressures and limited ability to provide key interventions should be addressed across all services to ensure patients have access to recommended standards of care. PMID: 30322500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stewart I, Leary A, Tod A, Borthwick D, Khakwani A, Hubbard R, Beckett P, Tata LJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Early drain removal improves quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with breast cancer - Results from a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Early removal of suction drains improves QoL and has no negative effect on clinical outcomes after BCS. PMID: 30322501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Vos H, Smeets A, Neven P, Laenen A, Vandezande L, Nevelsteen I Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors narrate their stories: Predictive model of their personal growth and their follow-up acceptance.
CONCLUSION: Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors who were older and had established strong relationships with health professionals at the clinic were more able to narrate their experiences, display a positive comprehension of the events with a pragmatic acceptance of the follow-up procedures. Relationships with health professionals should therefore be monitored and improved, both during the cancer treatment and in the off-therapy period. The narrative technique allows adolescent and young adult cancer survivors to reorganize and give shape to their traumatic experience. PMID: 30322502 [PubMed - in process] (Sou...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Tremolada M, Bonichini S, Basso G, Pillon M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Difficulties faced by long-term childhood cancer survivors: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Long-term survivors of childhood cancer experienced physical, social, and emotional struggles following treatment completion. These results can yield improved understanding of this population, facilitate attention to their challenges, and contribute to their more effective integration into society, helping them live healthy and positive lives. PMID: 30322503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim Y, Lee KS, Koh KN Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Living with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: Uncovering the symptom experience and self-management of neuropathic symptoms among cancer survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: The characteristics of CIPN symptoms causing disruptions in functional and/or psychosocial well-being from the patients' perspectives and the self-help strategies used to manage symptoms showed a need to provide quality multidisciplinary supportive care, focusing on restoring functional and psychosocial well-being, and enhancing knowledge about symptom assessment and evidence-based strategies for empowering cancer survivors to cope with this complex symptom. PMID: 30322504 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chan CW, Cheng H, Au SK, Leung KT, Li YC, Wong KH, Molassiotis A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led care program for breast cancer patients undergoing outpatient-based chemotherapy - A feasibility trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Cancer patients make unscheduled health service visits when receiving outpatient-based chemotherapy, which leads to increased health service costs. The nurse-led care reduces emergency departments visits made by breast cancer patients undergoing six-cycle adjuvant chemotherapy. For breast cancer patients undergoing four-cycle chemotherapy and six-cycle chemotherapy, the nurse-led care could be cost-effective. PMID: 30322505 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lai XB, Ching SSY, Wong FKY, Leung CWY, Lee LH, Wong JSY, Lo YF Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Recruiting young adult cancer patients: Experiences and sample characteristics from a 12-month longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: Recruitment of a large sample of young adult cancer patients is possible but requires intensive recruitment efforts, particularly in Germany. Social media and age-specific approaches were found to be effective for recruiting and retaining participants. Giving patients the option to complete a hard copy or the online version of the questionnaire, especially during inpatient treatment, may optimise participation rates. Psychosocial research and support programmes for young adults should consider that women are probably more likely to participate in psychosocial (research) programmes than men. PMID: 30322506...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Leuteritz K, Friedrich M, Nowe E, Sender A, Taubenheim S, Stoebel-Richter Y, Geue K Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Distinct attentional function profiles in older adults receiving cancer chemotherapy.
ski C Abstract PURPOSE: While attentional function is an extremely important patient outcome for older adults, research on changes in function in this group is extremely limited. The purposes of this study were to: identify subgroups of older patients (i.e., latent growth classes) based on changes in their level of self-reported attentional function; determine which demographic and clinical characteristics were associated with subgroup membership; and determine if these subgroups differed on quality of life (QOL) outcomes. METHODS: Older oncology outpatients (n = 365) who were assessed for changes in atte...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Utne I, Løyland B, Grov EK, Rasmussen HL, Torstveit AH, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Mazor M, Wong M, Paul SM, Conley YP, Jahan T, Ritchie C, Levine JD, Miaskowski C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An ethnographic inquiry into the psychosocial care for oncology patients in the community: Healing from the 4Es.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides insights on the provision of community support services for cancer patients/users, specifically on how to help them to regain control over their lives, not only through providing services for psychosocial renewal by engaging in intimate human interactions, but also by contributing to an understanding of the effect of the physical environment and space on healing. The results also reveal a virtuous circle of the 4Es as the synergies from the services, activities and the environment in the Centre, which provide a harmonious context for the users in coping with their cancer journey. PMID:...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chan EA, Ching S, Li M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

'Life then', 'life interrupted', 'life reclaimed': The fluctuation of agency in teenagers and young adults with cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has culminated in the development of a model of individual cancer trajectories relating to the fluctuation of agency during young people's cancer experiences. These trajectories could be applied in future healthcare practice. PMID: 30322509 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Davies J, Kelly D, Hannigan B Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Identifying symptoms using the drawings of 4-7 year olds with cancer.
CONCLUSION: Having children draw pictures may help initiate communication regarding how they feel, and develop rapport between the interviewer and children. PMID: 30322510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hyslop S, Sung L, Stein E, Dupuis LL, Spiegler B, Vettese E, Tomlinson D Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Fatigue in cancer patients: Development and validation of a short form of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-10).
We examined three MFI-20 validated versions and tested their structure, by leading a CFA on 422 cancer patients to evaluate their psychometric qualities (Study 1). Then, we conducted both EFA and CFA by deleting all reversed items. We assumed that 10 items were sufficient to conserve a good explanation of the data and a multidimensional structure (Study 2). RESULTS: Study 1 revealed that there is no consensus about the structure of the three MFI versions tested and CFA showed inadequate fit (RMSEA > .10; CFI 
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Baussard L, Carayol M, Porro B, Baguet F, Cousson-Gelie F Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Role of advanced nurse practitioners in the care pathway for children diagnosed with leukemia.
CONCLUSION: The impact of the implementation can be appreciated at different levels: i) the patient and his or her family, with improvement of communication and continuity of care; ii) the interdisciplinary team, with development of a dynamic and greater motivation of the health care providers; and iii) the profession, with a greater recognition of the competencies and conceptualization of the new role. An assessment of the process, the structure and the results should be carried out to validate the role of the advanced nurse practitioner throughout the long journey of a child with leukemia. PMID: 30322512 [PubMed - i...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bovero M, Giacomo C, Ansari M, Roulin MJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Menopause Specific Quality of Life questionnaire among Thai women with a history of breast cancer.
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Thai Menopause Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOL) instrument in menopausal Thai women with a history of breast cancer. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety women with a history of breast cancer who reported hot flashes completed the Thai MENQOL. Internal consistency reliability and item analysis were used to evaluate the reliability of the Thai MENQOL. Construct validity was evaluated by examining the correlations between the self-reported hot flash frequency and severity with the vasomotor MENQOL subscale (convergent validity); and assessed using explora...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Phligbua W, Smith EML, Barton DL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Understanding the impact of chemotherapy on dignity for older people and their partners.
CONCLUSIONS: Dignity is associated with maintaining independence and stoicism in coping with the impact of chemotherapy. However, some patients failed to report severe adverse effects, which has implications for clinical staff managing their care. PMID: 30322514 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Farrell C, Heaven C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Swallowing ability and its impact on dysphagia-specific health-related QOL in oral cavity cancer patients post-treatment.
CONCLUSION: Swallowing ability and depression were the most important factors associated with dysphagia-specific health-related QOL. Patient-centered swallowing rehabilitation programs are recommended to help cope with swallowing impairment. PMID: 30322515 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chen SC, Huang BS, Hung TM, Chang YL, Lin CY, Chung CY, Wu SC Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A narrative literature review examining cancer treatment issues for patients living with intellectual disabilities.
CONCLUSION: Training for health professionals and support workers in supporting people with intellectual difficulties is required for more effective communication in cancer care. PMID: 30322516 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Witham G, Haigh C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A biopsychosocial model of resilience for breast cancer: A preliminary study in mainland China.
CONCLUSION: The resilience model allows for a better understanding of Chinese breast cancer patients' resilience integration while undergoing treatment and provides an effective structure for the development of resilience-focused interventions that are grounded in their experiences. A randomized trial has provided evidences of feasibility in Chinese women with breast cancer and the resilience model could be used as a useful framework for more resilience intervention in the future. PMID: 30322517 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ye ZJ, Peng CH, Zhang HW, Liang MZ, Zhao JJ, Sun Z, Hu GY, Yu YL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Promoting a safety culture through effective nursing leadership in cancer care
Patient safety forms the foundation of healthcare delivery just as biological, physiological, and safety needs form the bedrock of Abraham Maslow ’s well known Theory of Human Motivation (Maslow, 1954). The safety of people receiving cancer care is a key attribute of care quality, and it is inextricably linked to workplace safety culture (Ulrich and Kear, 2014). A safety culture can be simply defined as the product of individual and group b eliefs, values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine the organization’s commitment to quality and patient safety (Reason and Hobbs, ...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andreas Charalambous, Daniel Kelly Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - October 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Living with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: Uncovering the symptom experience and self-management of neuropathic symptoms among cancer survivors
The study aimed at uncovering the symptom experience of neurotoxicity, self-adopted approaches and perspectives in managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic (CIPN) symptoms in a sample of Chinese cancer survivors. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Choi Wan Chan, Huilin Cheng, Siu Kie Au, Kwun To Leung, Yu Chung Li, Kam Hung Wong, Alex Molassiotis Source Type: research

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors narrate their stories: Predictive model of their personal growth and their follow-up acceptance
Few studies have captured the unique ways in which cancer affects the growth and development of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. This paper illustrates the daily life of childhood cancer survivors who are now adolescents and young adults, their post-traumatic growth and follow-up perceptions, adopting a narrative approach. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marta Tremolada, Sabrina Bonichini, Giuseppe Basso, Marta Pillon Source Type: research

Difficulties faced by long-term childhood cancer survivors: A qualitative study
Due to improved survival rates of childhood cancer, there has been growing attention to survivors. In addition, experiences of illness in youth, during growth and development, affect the lives of these individuals in numerous ways. With a sample of long-term survivors of childhood cancer, this study investigated their difficult experiences after treatment completion and provided fundamental data for intervention programs that can assist growth. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yoonjung Kim, Kyoung-Sook Lee, Kyung-Nam Koh Source Type: research

Barriers to delivering advanced cancer nursing: A workload analysis of specialist nurse practice linked to the English National Lung Cancer Audit
Health services across the world utilise advanced practice in cancer care. In the UK, lung cancer nurse specialists (LCNS) are recognised as key components of quality care in national guidelines, yet access to LCNS contact is unequal and some responsibilities are reportedly left undone. We assess whether any variation in working practices of LCNS is attributable to factors of the lung cancer service at the hospital trust. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Iain Stewart, Alison Leary, Angela Tod, Diana Borthwick, Aamir Khakwani, Richard Hubbard, Paul Beckett, Laila J. Tata Source Type: research

Early drain removal improves quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients with breast cancer – Results from a randomised controlled trial
The use of suction drains after breast cancer surgery (BCS) is common practice. However, the optimal time to remove drains is not clear yet and limited research has been conducted so far to assess the impact of their use on patient comfort. The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of early drain removal after BCS on quality of life (QoL) and clinical outcome. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hanne Vos, Ann Smeets, Patrick Neven, Annouschka Laenen, Lienke Vandezande, Ines Nevelsteen Source Type: research

Swallowing ability and its impact on dysphagia-specific health-related QOL in oral cavity cancer patients post-treatment
The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of swallowing ability, depression, and dysphagia-specific health-related quality of life (QOL), and the predictors of dysphagia-specific health-related QOL in oral cavity cancer patients post-treatment. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - September 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Shu-Ching Chen, Bing-Shen Huang, Tsung-Min Hung, Ya-Lan Chang, Chien-Yu Lin, Chia-Yin Chung, Shu-Chen Wu Source Type: research