A person-centred approach in nursing: Validity and reliability of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool.
CONCLUSIONS: This study further adds to the validity of the CSNAT and shows in addition that it is reliable and stable for use among family caregivers in palliative care. PMID: 30057075 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Alvariza A, Holm M, Benkel I, Norinder M, Ewing G, Grande G, Håkanson C, Öhlen J, Årestedt K Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Factors influencing infection prevention self-care behaviors in patients with hematologic cancer after discharge.
Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the conditions and influencing factors behind infection prevention self-care behaviors performed at home by hematologic cancer patients with a central venous catheter inserted before hospital discharge, and to identify additional external factors influencing these self-care behaviors. METHODS: This is a descriptive survey study conducted with 147 patients with hematologic cancer who were hospitalized and re-admitted to a university hospital in Korea. Infection prevention self-care behaviors, knowledge, and family support were measured using scales ...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Han A, Choi JS Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A conversation approach based on shared goal-setting and shared decision-making for nurses in cancer aftercare: A developmental study.
CONCLUSION: The conversation approach was developed in co-creation with stakeholders. The results of the pretest revealed important implications and suggestions for implementation in routine care. The aftercare conversation approach can be used by nurses to provide tailored patient-centered evidence-based aftercare. Tailored aftercare should support oncology patient's goals, unmet needs and wishes. Further tailoring is needed. PMID: 30057077 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Friesen-Storms JH, Bours GJ, Snijders IC, van der Weijden T, Jie KG, Beurskens AJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The lived experience of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma undergoing chemotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study may help guide the formulation of interventions that target the needs of patients undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Such interventions may include the introduction of community services where health care providers can provide domestic support to these patients. Additionally, the information generated can also inform hospital policies, such as the introduction of screening programs to monitor for psychological distress in this patient group during treatment. PMID: 30057078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chircop D, Scerri J Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Myeloma patients' experiences of haematopoietic stem cell transplant: A qualitative thematic synthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: The burden of cognitive functioning among myeloma patients was often under detected. Nurses should ask patients regularly about their memory and any challenges they may be experiencing to their concentration and recall, Exercise during the transplant process can help improve patients' recovery, both physically and psychologically. A structured exercise programme developed by a physiotherapist to suit the needs of each patient should be standard practice in the transplant process. PMID: 30057079 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Walpole G, Clark H, Dowling M Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A systematic scoping review of the recent literature ( ∼2011-2017) about the costs of illness to parents of children diagnosed with cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should comprehensively measure costs using a consistent set of established measures and make efforts to recruit fathers to cost of illness research. Interventions to mitigate financial toxicity are needed. PMID: 30057080 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Santacroce SJ, Tan KR, Killela MK Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Bereavement stressors and psychosocial well-being of young adults following the loss of a parent - A cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSION: Young adults reported overall poor psychosocial wellbeing following bereavement. The unexpectedness and unawareness of the parent's imminent death, i.e., loss-oriented bereavement stressors, might influence psychosocial wellbeing. Despite these reports, restoration-oriented stressors, such as support from family and friends, helped them to cope with the loss. PMID: 30057081 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lundberg T, Forinder U, Olsson M, Fürst CJ, Årestedt K, Alvariza A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Attitudes, barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among Central and Eastern European nurses: A focus group study.
CONCLUSION: There is a need to build upon nurses' positive attitudes about engaging in smoking cessation interventions with patients to ensure that cessation interventions are standard nursing practice. Future studies should focus on programs that support nurses' quit efforts by addressing barriers to smoking cessation, which will improve their health and patient care. PMID: 30057082 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Rezk-Hanna M, Sarna L, Petersen AB, Wells M, Nohavova I, Bialous S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Sexual distress and sexual function in a sample of Iranian women with gynecologic cancers.
This study aims to examine the correlation between sexual function and sexual distress, and to determine the predictive factors of sexual function and sexual distress in women with gynecologic cancers. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 387 subjects were referred to Velayat Hospital in Qazvin, Iran, using convenience sampling method between June and August 2016. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and the Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised (FSDS-R). RESULTS: Mean scores of sexual function and sexual distress were 19.4 ± 6.7 and 29.2 &...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Soleimani MA, Bahrami N, Yaghoobzadeh A, Parker A, Chan YH Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Considerations for a head and neck smoking cessation support programme; A qualitative study of the challenges in quitting smoking after treatment for head and neck cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study highlight some missed needs for this group and major gaps in the support that is available. It is intended that the results will be used to develop a support programme for quitting smoking long term in a way that is useful and relevant to this complex population. PMID: 30057084 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Abdelrahim A, Balmer C, Jones J, Mehanna H, Dunn J Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Change in symptom clusters in head and neck cancer patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy: A longitudinal study.
CONCLUSION: This study advanced our knowledge of symptom clusters in patients with HNC. The results are expected to contribute to the development of appropriate assessment and nursing interventions targeting multiple symptoms that may coexist in postoperative radiotherapy. PMID: 30057085 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chiang SH, Ho KY, Wang SY, Lin CC Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Translation and cultural adaptation of the US National Cancer Institute's patient-reported outcome (PRO) version of the CTCAE for Italian pediatric oncology populations.
CONCLUSIONS: The translation and adaptation of the Pediatric PRO-CTCAE confirms that this instrument is also suitable for assessing symptom toxicities among Italian cancer patients. Its rapid integration into care pathways is necessary to guarantee an early response to patient symptoms and to facilitate drug tolerability assessment. PMID: 30057086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Zucchetti G, Tirtei E, Bertorello N, De Luna E, Vallero S, Fagioli F Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric evaluation of the English version 14-item resilience scale (RS) in an Australian outpatient population of men with prostate cancer.
CONCLUSION: The English version 14-item RS had satisfactory psychometric properties to capture the concept of resilience in an Australian outpatient sample of men with advanced prostate cancer, with some questions regarding detection of variability for ceiling effect. Further psychometric evaluation of the instrument in other adult clinical settings is recommended. PMID: 30057087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pascoe L, Aziz Rahman M, Edvardsson K, Jokwiro Y, McDonald E, Lood Q, Edvardsson D, Li X Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Unmet supportive care needs and symptom burden in Taiwanese cancer survivors who have completed primary treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides preliminary information about the type and levels of physical symptom concerns and supportive care needs in long-term cancer survivors in Taiwan. Specific groups of cancer survivors whose needs were unmet were identified. The current healthcare system is not sufficiently meeting the needs of cancer survivors and more efforts are required to advance survivorship care and research in Taiwan. PMID: 30057088 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lo WT, Yates P, Chan RJ Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Coping with chemotherapy for breast cancer: Asking women what works.
CONCLUSIONS: Anticipating side effects and engaging in coping strategies to minimise their impact highlights the importance of providing accurate information about the side effects of treatment, and the potential for these strategies as components of effective interventions to reduce distress. Oncology nurses are ideally placed to drive provision of pre-chemotherapy care programmes that include specific preparatory information to increase adaptive coping, and reduce distress. PMID: 30057089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Gibbons A, Groarke A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Qualitative results from a phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, participants expressed a need for patient-centred follow-up care that addressed their concerns and supported them in the survivorship phase to get their life back on track. Nurse-led follow-up may offer a viable model of post-treatment survivorship care to lymphoma cancer survivors. PMID: 30057090 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Taylor K, Monterosso L, Bulsara C Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: A systematic review of the evidence.
CONCLUSIONS: This review contributes to a greater understanding of the unmet supportive care needs of patients affected by MIBC. Findings reflect a paucity of research, but existing studies indicated needs commonly related to intimacy, informational, physical and psychological needs. Despite the emerging evidence-base, the current within study limitations precludes our understanding about how the needs of patients evolve over time. PMID: 30057091 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Paterson C, Jensen BT, Jensen JB, Nabi G Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The lived experience of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma undergoing chemotherapy
Patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma face many challenges when undergoing chemotherapy. However, there is a dearth of literature targeting the experiences of this patient group. Hence, the aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during the initial stages of chemotherapy (i.e. from commencement to mid-treatment). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daren Chircop, Josianne Scerri Source Type: research

A conversation approach based on shared goal-setting and shared decision-making for nurses in cancer aftercare: A developmental study
This study aimed to develop and pretest a systematic conversation approach for nurses to tailor aftercare to oncology patient's goals, unmet needs and wishes. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jolanda HHM. Friesen-Storms, Gerrie JJW. Bours, Ingrid CG. Snijders, Trudy van der Weijden, Kon-Siong G. Jie, Anna JHM. Beurskens Source Type: research

Unmet informational and supportive care needs of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer: A systematic review of the evidence
Little is known about the unmet supportive care needs of patients affected by muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). We set out to determine the different domains of unmet supportive care needs for patients affected by MIBC. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: C. Paterson, B.T. Jensen, J.B. Jensen, G. Nabi Source Type: research

Factors influencing infection prevention self-care behaviors in patients with hematologic cancer after discharge
The purpose of this study is to investigate the conditions and influencing factors behind infection prevention self-care behaviors performed at home by hematologic cancer patients with a central venous catheter inserted before hospital discharge, and to identify additional external factors influencing these self-care behaviors. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - July 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Areum Han, Jeong Sil Choi Source Type: research

Coping with chemotherapy for breast cancer: Asking women what works
To explore the coping strategies women use to cope with the side effects and distress of chemotherapy for breast cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrea Gibbons, AnnMarie Groarke Source Type: research

Unmet supportive care needs and symptom burden in Taiwanese cancer survivors who have completed primary treatment
The number of cancer survivors is increasing due to scientific advances. Previous research on unmet care needs of Taiwanese cancer survivors focused on patients with newly or recently diagnosed cancer. Little is known about the needs and symptom experiences of cancer survivors who have completed treatment. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wan-Tzu Lo, Patsy Yates, Raymond Javan Chan Source Type: research

Psychometric evaluation of the English version 14-item resilience scale (RS) in an Australian outpatient population of men with prostate cancer
Human resilience refers to the processes of positive adaptation and development in the context of perceived significant threats to an individual's life or function. This paper analyses the psychometric properties and performance of the English version 14-item Resilience Scale (RS) in an Australian outpatient sample of men (n  = 209) with advanced prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Liz Pascoe, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Kristina Edvardsson, Yangama Jokwiro, Ewan McDonald, Qarin Lood, David Edvardsson, Xia Li Source Type: research

Change in symptom clusters in head and neck cancer patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy: A longitudinal study
Research on symptom clusters is a newly emerging field in oncology; however, little evidence regarding symptom clusters in head and neck cancer (HNC) is currently available. To clarify this under-researched area, we investigated symptom clusters among patients with HNC treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. We also examined the pattern of symptom clusters throughout the treatment course. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: S.H. Chiang, K.Y. Ho, S.Y. Wang, C.C. Lin Source Type: research

Translation and cultural adaptation of the US National Cancer Institute's patient-reported outcome (PRO) version of the CTCAE for Italian pediatric oncology populations
This study intends to translate and make any necessary cultural adaptations of the Pediatric PRO-CTCAE version for Italian oncological patients aged 7 –18 years and their caregivers. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Giulia Zucchetti, Elisa Tirtei, Nicoletta Bertorello, Elvira De Luna, Stefano Vallero, Franca Fagioli Source Type: research

Considerations for a head and neck smoking cessation support programme; A qualitative study of the challenges in quitting smoking after treatment for head and neck cancer
Smoking is a major cause of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), yet many patients who receive a diagnosis continue to smoke. This has an adverse effect on treatment and recovery, and leads to increased risks of recurrence and second cancers. There is evidence that stopping smoking after diagnosis can lead to better outcomes and reversal of risks. However, there is limited evidence for effective smoking cessation interventions in this population, and little about patient opinions regarding quitting smoking and support provided by healthcare professionals. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ameera Abdelrahim, Claire Balmer, June Jones, Hisham Mehanna, Janet Dunn Source Type: research

Effect of the self-efficacy-enhancing active cycle of breathing technique on lung cancer patients with lung resection: A quasi-experimental trial.
CONCLUSIONS: SEE-ACBT is an effective and economical short-term pulmonary rehabilitation method. Pulmonary rehabilitation should focus on increasing motivational behaviours. Further studies should be implemented to explore the long-term effects of SEE-ACBT. PMID: 29784132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Yang M, Zhong JD, Zhang JE, Huang XX, Li CZ, Hong ZX, Zhang SW Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The relationship between coping styles and benefit finding of Chinese cancer patients: The mediating role of distress.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggested an indirect association between medical coping styles and benefit finding, and a negative correlation of distress to medical coping styles and benefit finding. These results indicated that medical coping styles could influence benefit finding through distress. PMID: 29784133 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Liu Z, Zhang L, Cao Y, Xia W, Zhang L Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A five-phase process model describing the return to sustainable work of persons who survived cancer: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our process model may be useful as a tool when discussing the future working life of PSCs. Every individual's journey towards sustainable work was unique, and contained distinct and long-lasting efforts and difficulties. The first attempt to RTW after cancer may not be persistent. PMID: 29784134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Brusletto B, Torp S, Ihlebæk CM, Vinje HF Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Cultural adaptation of the Adolescent Pediatric Pain Tool in Turkish children with cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The Turkish version of the APPT was determined to be valid, reliable and easy to use for pediatric cancer patients. PMID: 29784135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Özalp Gerçeker G, Bilsin E, Binay Ş, Bal Yılmaz H, Jacob E Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A nursing intervention aimed at reducing symptom burden during chemotherapy (CHEMO-SUPPORT): A mixed-methods study of the patient experience.
CONCLUSIONS: The CHEMO-SUPPORT intervention made patients feel more reassured and empowered in dealing with symptoms at home. That the CHEMO-SUPPORT experience was influenced by personal and contextual factors highlights the importance of tailoring the intervention to each patient, as well as improving supportive and competent symptom-management support in daily oncology care. PMID: 29784136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Coolbrandt A, Milisen K, Wildiers H, Aertgeerts B, van Achterberg T, Van der Elst E, Dierckx de Casterlé B Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Factors influencing the documentation of fertility-related discussions for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: These data provide the first national, population-based estimates of fertility documentation for AYA cancer patients in Australia. Documentation of fertility-related discussions was poor, with higher rates observed in hospitals with greater experience of treating AYA patients. PMID: 29784137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Skaczkowski G, White V, Thompson K, Bibby H, Coory M, Pinkerton R, Nicholls W, Orme LM, Conyers R, Phillips MB, Osborn M, Harrup R, Anazodo A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

"It's because it's cancer, not because you're a Traveller"-exploring lay understanding of cancer in English Romany Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities.
CONCLUSIONS: Health professionals need to develop a better understanding of Gypsy and Travellers' health beliefs and practices in order to successfully interact with them. Information about cancer has to be delivered in an understandable form and to places where it reaches these communities. Because of historical societal discrimination, including by some health services, engaging with Gypsies and Travellers may require considerably more time and effort. PMID: 29784138 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Berlin J, Smith D, Newton P Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Analysis of data on capecitabine-related adverse drug reactions from the Korean adverse event reporting system database.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients need to be educated about the common ADRs associated with capecitabine intake in a clinical setting. Patient characteristics must be considered when determining the capecitabine dosage and risk of ADRs, and nursing intervention is critical for preventing exacerbation of these ADRs. PMID: 29784139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Park JY Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Telephone follow-up after treatment for endometrial cancer: A qualitative study of patients' and clinical nurse specialists' experiences in the ENDCAT trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Alternative models of care such as TFU provided by CNSs provides the care, information and support to enable women treated for endometrial cancer to self-manage and live well. PMID: 29784140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Williamson S, Beaver K, Gardner A, Martin-Hirsch P Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Psychosocial care from the perspective of nurses working in oncology: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study reveal that nurses have difficulty delivering psychosocial care, which they perceive in abstract terms, in an environment where the disease is still considered fatal, the conditions of the patients change constantly, and they cannot receive the necessary support. It can be important that, as well as supportive institutional regulations, the nurses are in need of necessary assistance to help them change their own perceptions on cancer, to become emotionally stronger, and to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to give psychosocial care. PMID: 29784141 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Jo...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Güner P, Hiçdurmaz D, Kocaman Yıldırım N, İnci F Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of distress associated with episodic breathlessness in advanced lung cancer.
CONCLUSION: The study highlights the importance of recognizing symptoms as a combination of different experiences that may each cause different levels of distress. Initial evidence is provided that the emotional work involved for patients to self-manage each separate element of breathlessness should be considered in its treatment. PMID: 29784142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Stowe E, Wagland R Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Children's understanding of maternal breast cancer: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Individual evaluation and appropriate explanation is significant to further children's understanding of their mother's illness. Future studies with larger sample size are needed to explore the understanding for children of different ages, in order to provide specific help for these children. PMID: 29784143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Huang X, O'Connor M, Hu Y, Gao H, Lee S Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

It is important that the process goes quickly, isn't it?" A qualitative multi-country study of colorectal or lung cancer patients' narratives of the timeliness of diagnosis and quality of care.
CONCLUSIONS: Initiatives emphasising the timeliness of diagnosis and treatment are reflected in the ways some patients experience their care. However, these accounts were open to further contextualisation about what speed of healthcare processes meant for evaluating the quality of their care. Healthcare professionals could therefore be an important patient resource in providing reassurance and support about the timeliness of diagnosis or treatment. PMID: 29784144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Malmström M, Rasmussen BH, Bernhardson BM, Hajdarevic S, Eriksson LE, Andersen RS, MacArtney JI Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

The effect of the use of thyme honey in minimizing radiation - induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract PURPOSE: Radiation-induced oral mucositis is one of the main side effects during and after the treatment of head and neck cancer patients. The study was designed to provide evidence on the effectiveness of thyme honey on oral mucositis management. METHODS: This was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) with 72 head and neck cancer patients who were divided either to the intervention group (thyme honey rinses) or to the control group (saline rinses). Oral mucositis was assessed according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOC criteria), and assessments were performed weekly starting at the 4th we...
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Charalambous M, Raftopoulos V, Paikousis L, Katodritis N, Lambrinou E, Vomvas D, Georgiou M, Charalambous A Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

Sexual distress and sexual function in a sample of Iranian women with gynecologic cancers
This study aims to examine the correlation between sexual function and sexual distress, and to determine the predictive factors of sexual function and sexual distress in women with gynecologic cancers. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Nasim Bahrami, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Averil Parker, Yiong Huak Chan Source Type: research

Attitudes, barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among Central and Eastern European nurses: A focus group study
Smoking among nurses is a barrier to providing smoking cessation interventions to patients. In Central and Eastern Europe —where tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease—there is limited knowledge about nurses' attitudes toward cessation interventions. Our aim was to describe the attitudes of nurses who are former and current smokers toward providing cessation interventions to patients as w ell as explore barriers and facilitators to their own quit efforts. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mary Rezk-Hanna, Linda Sarna, Anne Berit Petersen, Marjorie Wells, Iveta Nohavova, Stella Bialous Source Type: research

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

A systematic scoping review of the recent literature ( ∼2011–2017) about the costs of illness to parents of children diagnosed with cancer
The study purpose was to map and identify gaps in the recent ( ∼2011–2017) literature on the costs of illness to parents of children diagnosed with cancer. The costs of illness include direct costs, indirect costs and psychosocial costs. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sheila Judge Santacroce, Kelly R. Tan, Mary K. Killela Source Type: research

Bereavement stressors and psychosocial well-being of young adults following the loss of a parent – A cross-sectional survey
The knowledge about young adults who have lost a parent to cancer is limited, and to reach a broader understanding about this group, this study used the Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement (Stroebe and Schut, 1999) as a theoretical framework. The purpose of this study was to describe loss- and restoration-oriented bereavement stressors and psychosocial wellbeing of young adults following the loss of a parent to cancer. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tina Lundberg, Ulla Forinder, Mariann Olsson, Carl Johan F ürst, Kristofer Årestedt, Anette Alvariza Source Type: research

Qualitative results from a phase II pilot randomised controlled trial of a lymphoma nurse-led model of survivorship care
To explore and describe lymphoma survivors ’ thoughts and perceptions of the components of a nurse-led lymphoma survivorship clinic intervention. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Karen Taylor, Leanne Monterosso, Caroline Bulsara Source Type: research

Myeloma patients' experiences of haematopoietic stem cell transplant: A qualitative thematic synthesis
The aim of this study was to synthesise all qualitative evidence on the experiences of myeloma patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Geraldine Walpole, Helen Clark, Maura Dowling Source Type: research

A person-centred approach in nursing: Validity and reliability of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool
The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) was developed for use among family caregivers in palliative care for assessment of their support needs. The purpose of this study was to translate and evaluate the validity and reliability of the CSNAT in a sample of Swedish family caregivers and nurses in a palliative care context. (Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing)
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - May 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anette Alvariza, Maja Holm, Inger Benkel, Maria Norinder, Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande, Cecilia H åkanson, Joakim Öhlen, Kristofer Årestedt Source Type: research