Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for posttraumatic growth in patients with cancer: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for posttraumatic growth in patients with cancer. METHOD: A systematic literature search was performed, and relevant studies published prior to January 8, 2020, were retrieved from MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trails, CINAHL, and PsycINFO. Two reviewers independently assessed the eligibility of each study and extracted the data. The Cochrane risk-of-bias tool was utilized to assess the quality of the studies. Review Manager (Version 5.3) was used to analyse the data. The posttraumatic growth scores we...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Li J, Peng X, Su Y, He Y, Zhang S, Hu X Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Smoking cessation prolongs survival in female cancer survivors - the Danish nurse cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest considerable survival benefits from smoking cessation in cancer surviving female nurses, and that the time surrounding cancer diagnosis may serve as a teachable moment for smoking cessation. However, due to substantial methodological limitations embedded in the study, careful interpretation of the presented results is warranted. Future studies are needed to demonstrate the effects of diagnosis on smoking cessation as well as the effects of smoking cessation on survival in female cancer populations. PMID: 32682286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Heberg J, Simonsen MK, Thomsen T, Zoffmann V, Danielsen AK Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19 containment measures adopted by Italian Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Association (AIEOP) centres to prevent the virus spread among healthcare providers
Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is a new virus that has spread rapidly worldwide. Italy has been heavily affected by this pandemic (Lambertini et al., 2020). Cancer patients who contract COVID-19 infection seem to be at a major risk to severe illness and poor prognosis (Kotecha, 2020). Although children seem less vulnerable to the disease, they are not immune to it. The paediatric onco-haematology population is more at risk of contracting the virus because of its fragility due to immunosuppression (Hrusak et al., 2020). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matteo Amicucci, Marta Canesi, Elena Rostagno, Anna Bergadano, Clara Badino, Debora Botta, Diana Fenicia, Antonella Longo, Simone Macchi, Celeste Ricciardi, Moreno Crotti Partel Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Adaptation and preliminary testing of the registered nursing forecasting (RN4CAST) nurse survey for use in the ambulatory chemotherapy setting.
CONCLUSIONS: We were able to adapt the RN4CAST to make it suitable for use in the ambulatory chemotherapy setting. Our study offers preliminary evidence that the RN4CAST-CAT and methodology are feasible and acceptable within the ambulatory chemotherapy setting. Larger scale testing is now required and if validated the RN4CAST-CAT has the potential to provide useful insights into the impact of nursing workload on staff experience, patient care and outcomes on ambulatory chemotherapy settings. PMID: 32674035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Cheevers K, Armes J, Harris J, Rafferty AM Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

COVID-19 containment measures adopted by Italian Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Association (AIEOP) centres to prevent the virus spread among healthcare providers.
PMID: 32616383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Amicucci M, Canesi M, Rostagno E, Bergadano A, Badino C, Botta D, Fenicia D, Longo A, Macchi S, Ricciardi C, Partel MC Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The European Portuguese version of the Reproductive Concerns After Cancer Scale (RCACS): A psychometric validation for young adult female cancer survivors.
Monteiro S Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the 18-item Reproductive Concerns After Cancer Scale (RCACS) among young adult female cancer survivors. METHODS: The psychometric validation was conducted based on a convenience sample of 192 cancer survivors aged between 18 and 40 years. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to test the factor structure of the Portuguese version of RCACS and reliabilities were examined. Convergent and discriminant validity was also used to assess the construct validity. The Hospital Anxiety...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bártolo A, Santos IM, Valério E, Costa A, Reis S, Raposo S, Monteiro S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Between a rock and a hard place: Registered nurses' accounts of their work situation in cancer care in Swedish acute care hospitals.
CONCLUSIONS: RNs in this study appear to experience work situations which, while often described as meaningful, generally appear neither comprehensible nor manageable. The lack of an individual and collective sense of agency found here could potentially erode RNs' sense of meaningfulness and readiness to invest in their work. PMID: 32563048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Smeds Alenius L, Lindqvist R, Ball JE, Sharp L, Lindqvist O, Tishelman C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An exploration of spousal caregivers' well-being after the death of their partners who were older cancer patients - A phenomenological approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study offers insight into the experiences of the bereaved spousal caregiver and highlights the need of social support during the bereavement period. All participants expressed loss-oriented and restoration-oriented coping strategies. Also, loneliness is considered a dominant feeling throughout the bereavement period. Social contact can ease these feelings of loneliness through providing either distraction or possibilities to share the burden. This paper emphasized the importance of improving access to healthcare professionals during bereavement. PMID: 32559712 [PubMed - as supplied by publishe...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Van Hout E, Peters S, Jansen L, Rober P, van den Akker M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the cancer survivors ’ unmet needs measure
Recognition has been growing that when developing effective and affordable survivorship care programmes, it is crucial to assess cancer survivors' unmet needs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties, including construct validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concurrent validity, of the Chinese version of the Cancer Survivors ’ Unmet Needs measure (C–CaSUN) using a sample of Chinese adult cancer survivors. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Qiuping Li, Yinghua Xu, Yi Lin, Jinping Li, Wei Huang, Ying Chen Source Type: research

Unmet supportive care needs and associated factors among Chinese discharged patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy: A cross-sectional study
After esophagectomy, patients experience a series of problems that severely affect their quality of life. Understanding their unmet needs could help medical staff provide better supportive care. The aim of this study was to investigate the supportive care needs of discharged patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy and explore the factors associated with these needs. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jin Ying Ren, Jiu Di Zhong, Juan Yuan, Jun E Zhang, Chuan Zhen Li, Wei Jin Wei Source Type: research

Barriers to physical activity participation in colorectal cancer patients during chemotherapy treatment: A qualitative study
To explore the barriers that colorectal cancer patients (stage II and III) perceive to participate in physical activity (PA) when involved in adjuvant chemotherapy. Views of relatives and physicians concerning this issue were also included. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mar ía Romero-Elías, Vicente J. Beltrán-Carrillo, David González-Cutre, Alejandro Jiménez-Loaisa Source Type: research

Quality of life among breast cancer survivors with triple negative breast cancer--role of hope, self-efficacy and social support
To investigate quality of life status and its influence factors among Chinese triple negative breast cancer patients, especially the role of hope, self-efficacy and social support. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Aomei Shen, Wanmin Qiang, Ying Wang, Yuhong Chen Source Type: research

Nurses ’ experiences of providing “sensitive nursing care” for terminally-ill individuals with cancer: A qualitative study
To explore the sensitive nursing care provided by nurses who care for terminally-ill individuals with cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sinyoung Kwon, Miyoung Kim, Sujin Choi Source Type: research

Symptom patterns, physical function and quality of life among head and neck cancer patients prior to and after surgical treatment: A prospective study
This study aimed to evaluate patterns of symptoms, physical function and quality of life (QoL) among patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) prior to, 3 –9 days post-surgery, and one month post-surgery. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zi-yi Hu, Xian-qiong Feng, Mei Rosemary Fu, Rong Yu, Hui-ling Zhao Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patient-reported taste change assessment questionnaires used in the oncology setting: A narrative review.
CONCLUSION: Patient-reported taste change assessment in oncology has been achieved by a large number of diverse questionnaires; no standard tool or approach is used. Development of a question bank of validated or standardized taste change modules or items may strengthen the consistency and applicability of research in this area. PMID: 32559713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Enriquez-Fernandez BE, Martinez-Michel L, Thorlakson J, Wismer WV Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Our year – Our chance to take cancer nursing to the next level
The year 2020 has been declared by WHO as the year of nurses and midwifes. Increasing evidence of the essential, unique and effective contribution of nurses to patients and their families are contrasted by growing nursing shortage across Europe. Given the increasing political awareness of the importance of a strong nursing workforce, we have a historical chance to move forward with cancer nursing in terms of professional recognition and access to resources (such as adequate staffing, education, improved infrastructure, support for research, development and implementation of new nursing interventions). (Source: European Jou...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lena Sharp, Manuela Eicher, Patrick Jahn Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

“Difficult patients” in the advanced stages of cancer as experienced by nursing staff: A descriptive qualitative study
“Difficult patients”, as labelled by staff members, have been studied for their peculiarities in primary care, family and internal medicine, physiotherapy, psychiatry, dermatology, and dentistry. However, no data has been documented on “difficult patients” in hospice care settings. The aim o f the study was to address the following research questions: (a) When do nursing staff label a patient suffering from advanced cancer as “difficult” in a hospice care setting? (b) What are the problems that the nursing staff face in dealing with them, and (c) What are the specific strategies tha t nu...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Raffaella Dobrina, Sara Chialchia, Alvisa Palese Source Type: research

Caregiving burden and sleep quality amongst family caregivers of Chinese male patients with advanced cancer: A cross-sectional study
To examine the level of caregiving burden and sleep quality as well as their interrelationship amongst family caregivers of Chinese male patients with advanced cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cho Lee Wong, Kai Chow Choi, Mei Nok Lau, Ka Ling Lam, Winnie Kwok Wei So Source Type: research

Video-consulted rounds with caregivers: The experience of patients with cancer
This study aim to explore how adult patients admitted to an oncology ward experience video-consulted rounds with caregivers as a mean for family involvement. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nadja Buch Petersson, Ane L øvendahl Jørgensen, Dorthe Boe Danbjørg, Karin Brochstedt Dieperink Source Type: research

Unmet supportive care needs and associated factors among Chinese discharged patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy: A cross-sectional study.
Abstract PURPOSE: After esophagectomy, patients experience a series of problems that severely affect their quality of life. Understanding their unmet needs could help medical staff provide better supportive care. The aim of this study was to investigate the supportive care needs of discharged patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy and explore the factors associated with these needs. METHOD: A total of 167 discharged patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy were recruited from a University Cancer Center in China and investigated using a self-designed demographic and clinical characteris...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ren JY, Zhong JD, Yuan J, Zhang JE, Li CZ, Wei WJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An existential support program for people with cancer: Development and qualitative evaluation
To describe the development process of an existential support program and to explore participants' evaluation of supportive/unsupportive processes of change. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elisabeth Assing Hvidt, Niels Christian Hvidt, Vibeke Graven, Karen la Cour, Nina Rottmann, Karsten Flemming Thomsen, Ole Lindqvist, Annette Rasmussen, Helle Skaarup, Kirsten Kaya Roessler Source Type: research

Symptom patterns, physical function and quality of life among head and neck cancer patients prior to and after surgical treatment: A prospective study.
This study aimed to evaluate patterns of symptoms, physical function and quality of life (QoL) among patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) prior to, 3-9 days post-surgery, and one month post-surgery. METHODS: A prospective, repeated-measures design with consecutively-identified sampling was used to recruit HNC patients undergoing surgical treatment. Data collected included demographic and clinical characteristics, symptoms by M.D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Head and Neck Module-Chinese version (MDASI-H&N-C), physical function and QoL by Function Subscales of European Cancer Research Treatment Organization Quali...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hu ZY, Feng XQ, Fu MR, Yu R, Zhao HL Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses' experiences of providing "sensitive nursing care" for terminally-ill individuals with cancer: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Teamwork and role models can help hospice specialists and non-specialist nurses caring for terminally-ill individuals with cancer to improve the sensitive nursing care. The sensitive attitudes and behaviors can be used as basic data for training programs designed to enhance nurses' sensitivity. PMID: 32504877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kwon S, Kim M, Choi S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Caregiving burden and sleep quality amongst family caregivers of Chinese male patients with advanced cancer: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Caregiving burden amongst family caregivers of male patients with advanced cancer was remarkably high and associated with poor sleep quality. Strategies aiming to alleviate caregiving burden of caregivers may help break this vicious cycle to enhance the sleep quality of caregivers. Results also underscore the need to assess and develop intervention to relieve caregiving burden for family caregivers of cancer patients. PMID: 32460141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee Wong C, Choi KC, Mei Nok Lau, Lam KL, Wei So WK Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

An existential support program for people with cancer: Development and qualitative evaluation.
CONCLUSION: Through "Energy for life" existential concerns and distress were shared, contained and transformed. Knowledge has been gained about how an existential support program can be designed that explicitly focuses on alleviating patients' existential distress. PMID: 32446197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Assing Hvidt E, Hvidt NC, Graven V, la Cour K, Rottmann N, Thomsen KF, Linqvist O, Rasmussen A, Skaarup H, Roessler KK Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Progressive Muscle Relaxation and guided imagery as techniques to enhance the way of coping of parents of children with malignancies: Findings from a randomized controlled trial
The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of relaxation techniques in altering the coping strategies that were employed by the parents of children with malignancy on active treatment. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Theologia Tsitsi, Vasilios Raftopoulos, Evridiki Papastavrou, Andreas Charalambous Source Type: research

Support in the context of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation - The perspectives of family caregivers
Family caregivers are often involved in helping recipients during allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Although the distress that often arises along the trajectory is evident to family caregivers, research on their perceptions of providing and receiving support is limited. The aim of this study was to explore family caregivers ’ experiences of providing and receiving support during allo-HSCT. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karin Bergkvist, Jeanette Winterling, Annika M. Kisch Source Type: research

Pathways to psychological wellbeing for patients with bladder cancer and their partners-in-care
The goal of the current analyses was to describe pathways through which Psychological Wellbeing might be better understood for clinical participants with bladder cancer and their partners. This was achieved by applying Roy's Adaptation Model that provides a framework with which to understand responses to challenging circumstances that has proved useful in the study of a range of chronic conditions. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Susan M. Heyes, Malcolm J. Bond Source Type: research

The motivation to volunteer as a peer support provider to newly diagnosed patients with acute leukemia – A qualitative interview study
To identify and describe the motivation to volunteer as a peer support provider (PSP) to newly diagnosed patients with acute leukemia (AL). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: C æcilie Borregaard Myrhøj, Kristina Holmegaard Nørskov, Mary Jarden, Susan Rydahl-Hansen Source Type: research

Supporting patients and carers affected by pancreatic cancer: A feasibility study of a counselling intervention
Patients with pancreatic cancer have extremely high unmet psychological and physical needs. Family carers of these patients have even higher levels of distress than patients. Our purpose was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a counselling intervention in patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their carers. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Vanessa L. Beesley, Jane Turner, Raymond J. Chan, Patsy Yates, Louisa G. Gordon, Matthew Burge, Melissa A. Eastgate, Aleksandra A. Staneva, Sarah Northfield, Hanna Beebe, David K. Wyld, Rachel E. Neale Source Type: research

State or trait? Measuring resilience by generalisability theory in breast cancer
This study was designed to disentangle the state and trait components of resilience in patients with breast cancer with the help of Generalisability Theory (GT) methods. The relative contributions of state (temporary) and trait (enduring) aspects of resilience were calculated using a 10-item Resilience Scale Specific to Cancer (RS –SC–10) and GT methods. In all, 391 patients were enrolled from the Be Resilient to Breast Cancer (BRBC) trial, and data of 317 patients (81.7%) were collected at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after intervention. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Zhang Zhang, Xiao Ying Zhang, Ying Tang, Peng Chen, Mu Zi Liang, Zhe Sun, Yuan Liang Yu Source Type: research

The experiences of individuals re-engaging in sexual relationships following a bone marrow transplant: A grounded theory study
Sexual health is often neglected following a bone marrow transplant. The purpose of this study was to develop an in-depth explanation of the process that patients undergo when re-engaging in sexual relationships following a bone marrow transplant. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristi Shartau, Shelley Raffin Bouchal, Reanne Booker, Kathryn King-Shier Source Type: research

Exploring health care professionals views on alternative approaches to cancer follow-up and barriers and facilitators to implementation of a recovery package
To meet the long-term needs of cancer survivors the focus of recent cancer care reform in the United Kingdom (UK) has been the implementation of alternative follow-up strategies to relieve the growing pressures threatening to overwhelm cancer services. In 2013, the UK's National Cancer Survivorship Initiative recommended an integrated package of care called the Recovery Package to meet cancer survivors' psychosocial and information needs and supported self-management. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Susan Williamson, Kinta Beaver, Stephen Langton Source Type: research

Exploring health care professionals views on alternative approaches to cancer follow-up and barriers and facilitators to implementation of a recovery package.
CONCLUSION: Charitable funding had enabled implementation of elements of the Recovery Package. However, new approaches require services to be commissioned and funded appropriately with effective communication between patients and primary and secondary care facilitated by interoperability of health care records. PMID: 32334353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Williamson S, Beaver K, Langton S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The experiences of individuals re-engaging in sexual relationships following a bone marrow transplant: A grounded theory study.
CONCLUSIONS: The model offers an explanation of the process participants went through during their illness and identifies ways that participants navigated change. Having intimate conversations often helped in targeting sexual recovery and affected the ease of transition in dealing with the transition to a 'new normal'. PMID: 32330861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Shartau K, Raffin Bouchal S, Booker R, King-Shier K Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - April 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Experiences of living with chronic myeloid leukaemia and adhering to tyrosine kinase inhibitors: A thematic synthesis of qualitative studies
To investigate the experiences of adults living with chronic myeloid leukaemia and treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors, with particular reference to factors influencing adherence. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - March 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann Hewison, Karl Atkin, Dorothy McCaughan, Eve Roman, Alex Smith, Graeme Smith, Debra Howell Source Type: research

Addressing the barriers to optimal management of febrile neutropenia in children with cancer
Fever and associated neutropenia presentations are frequent occurrences for children with cancer. Prompt treatment is required to prevent adverse outcomes; however, delays are common. In Australia's vast landscape, presentations occur in both tertiary metropolitan sites and smaller regional sites. Management and experiences differ between sites. Our primary aim was to identify the barriers to optimal management of febrile neutropenia in children with cancer from patient/parent and clinician perspectives. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katrina Anderson, Natalie Bradford, Rachel Edwards, Jessica Nicholson, Liane Lockwood, Julia Clark Source Type: research

A study of childhood cancer survivors' engagement with long-term follow-up care: ‘To attend or not to attend, that is the question’
This study explored CCS ’ views and experiences of long-term follow-up (LTFU) care within a cancer centre. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Katherine Knighting, Jennifer A. Kirton, Nicola Thorp, James Hayden, Lynda Appleton, Lucy Bray Source Type: research

Nurses perspectives on healthcare errors in oncology care: A cross-sectional study
Recognition and responses of the health system to healthcare errors are key areas for improvement in oncology. Despite their role in direct patient care, nurses' perceptions of errors have rarely been explored. The aim of this study was to determine oncology nurses ’ direct experience of healthcare errors in the previous six months; the circumstances surrounding the error; and ensuing actions by the healthcare system. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - March 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amy Waller, Heidi Turon, Jamie Bryant, Jan Shepherd, Bree Hobden, Rob Sanson-Fisher Source Type: research

Coping style at diagnosis and its association with subsequent health-related quality of life in women with breast cancer: A 3-year follow-up study
The aim of this study was to describe distinct coping styles of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and to determine whether there is an association between those styles and the women's long-term health-related quality of life (HRQOL). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - March 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Young Up Cho, Bo Gyeong Lee, Soo Hyun Kim Source Type: research

Nurses perspectives on healthcare errors in oncology care: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Two-thirds of oncology nurses in this study had direct experience with an error in the previous six months. Nurses perceived response to errors as inconsistent with open disclosure standards. Strategies to improve accuracy of measures of error and response of the health system, including adherence to open disclosure processes, are required. PMID: 32163860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Waller A, Turon H, Bryant J, Shepherd J, Hobden B, Sanson-Fisher R Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The impact of WeChat app-based education and rehabilitation program on anxiety, depression, quality of life, loss of follow-up and survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients who underwent surgical resection
We aimed to explore whether WeChat app-based education and rehabilitation program (WERP) affected anxiety, depression, quality of life (QoL), loss of follow-up and survival profiles in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after undergoing surgical resection. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Yiling Sui, Tian Wang, Xiaochun Wang Source Type: research

Experiences of spouses of patients with cancer from the notification of palliative chemotherapy discontinuation to bereavement: A qualitative study
Many patients with advanced cancer choose palliative chemotherapy. Considering its purpose of palliation and not treatment, it is important to consider the life of family caregivers. Family caregivers who experience bereavement undergo extreme stress, which is particularly high among patients ’ spouses. The present study aims to clarify the experiences of the spouses of patients at the hospitals in Japan after the notification of palliative chemotherapy discontinuation until bereavement. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Misako Hisamatsu, Hiroyuki Shinchi, Yumiko Tsutsumi Source Type: research

Clinicians and patients perspectives on follow-up care and eHealth support after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A mixed-methods contextual analysis as part of the SMILe study
We report on our contextual analysis's methodology, as a first step of an implementation science project aiming to develop, implement, and test the effectiveness of an integrated model of care in SteM-cell transplantatIon faciLitated by eHealth (SMILe). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lynn Leppla, Juliane Mielke, Maria Kunze, Oliver Mauthner, Alexandra Teynor, Sabine Valenta, Jasper Vanhoof, Fabienne Dobbels, Lut Berben, Robert Zeiser, Monika Engelhardt, Sabina De Geest, SMILe study team Source Type: research

A study of childhood cancer survivors' engagement with long-term follow-up care: 'To attend or not to attend, that is the question'.
CONCLUSIONS: Barriers identified can be addressed through strategies including provision of verbal and written information and care plans to increase CCS' knowledge of their cancer history, risk of late effects and the purpose of LTFU care, both at transition and throughout their survivorship journey; patient-centred services that enhance patient choice and flexibility of access to multiple specialities; and use of risk stratified pathways to encourage supported self-management based on cancer type, co-morbidity, and level of professional involvement required. Improving regular provision of information at critical time-poi...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 10, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Knighting K, Kirton JA, Thorp N, Hayden J, Appleton L, Bray L Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The impact of participation restrictions on everyday life in long-term colorectal cancer survivors in the EnCoRe study: A mixed-method study
Knowledge about long-term colorectal cancer (CRC) or treatment related health and functioning problems and on its impact on participation of CRC survivors in domestic life and in society is limited. We aimed to explore the nature and impact of cancer (treatment) related participation restrictions on everyday life of long-term CRC survivors, their current satisfaction with participation, and associations of health and functioning problems with participation satisfaction, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to comprehensively study participation. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jose J.L. Breedveld-Peters, Martijn J.L. Bours, Charlotte I. Cords, Imke A.M. Ditters, Vera Habraken, Michelle W.J. Jongen, Matty P. Weijenberg Source Type: research

Adherence to the distress screening through oncology nurses and integration of screening results into the nursing process to adapt psychosocial nursing care five years after implementation
Addressing psychosocial distress is an essential part of cancer care. Therefore, nurses at the University Hospital Zurich have been screening all cancer inpatients with the Distress Thermometer (DT) since 2012. Screening is ineffective without any form of psychosocial intervention. We aimed to identify adherence to the screening protocol and how the reported problems influenced the nursing process. We compared changes in the documentation before and after screening implementation. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna G ötz, A. Kröner, J. Jenewein, R. Spirig Source Type: research

Coping style at diagnosis and its association with subsequent health-related quality of life in women with breast cancer: A 3-year follow-up study.
CONCLUSIONS: Maladaptive coping at diagnosis may predict poor HRQOL in women with breast cancer. Regular screening of coping style and interventions to improve poor coping style should be considered for at least 2 years post initial diagnosis. PMID: 32155584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - February 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Cho YU, Lee BG, Kim SH Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research