278 results match your criteria Asia-Pacific journal of oncology nursing[Journal]


Investigating the Effect of Self-Care Training on Life Expectancy and Quality of Life in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer under Radiotherapy.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):198-205

Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.

Objective: A huge amount of the efforts made by health teams is dedicated to caring for cancer patients. This study has aimed to investigate the effect of self-care training on life expectancy and quality of life (QOL) in patients with gastrointestinal cancer who were under radiotherapy.

Methods: In this clinical trial, 50 patients were selected using the block randomization method. Read More

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Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy on Healthy Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):193-197

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT) in promoting quality of life in Neyshabur women with breast cancer.

Methods: This study was an interventional design that was conducted on 124 women with breast cancer (any stage) in Iran 2018. One hundred and fourteen women with breast cancer were paired by age and randomized to either 12-week MBAT intervention group or a wait-list-control group. Read More

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April 2019
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Concerns and Returns to Work in Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy: a Pilot Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):187-192

Department of Molecular Target Therapy for Cancer, Graduate School for Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Objective: Breast cancer survivors are increasing in number among survivors of all types of cancer, and survivors returning to work are extremely important. The development of outpatient chemotherapy has increased the working population of patients undergoing cancer therapy. Consequently, a significant number of breast cancer survivors experience physical, psychological, and social problems. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371663PMC
April 2019
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Adaptation of the Sexuality Scale for Women with Gynecologic Cancer for Turkish Patients.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):177-186

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers can have a negative impact on sexuality. Identification of sexual problems and concerns is key to enable appropriate management. Therefore, there is a need for a valid and reliable instrument for evaluating the sexuality of patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371671PMC
April 2019
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Association between Daily Life Difficulties and Acceptance of Disability in Cancer Survivors after Total Laryngectomy: a Cross-Sectional Survey.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):170-176

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Objective: This study aimed to clarify the relationships between the acceptance of disability and daily life difficulties in patients after total laryngectomy.

Methods: An anonymous questionnaire was mailed to 135 patients who were participating in a self-help group after laryngectomy. The questionnaire included items on personal attributes, daily life difficulties, and acceptance of disability according to the Nottingham Adjustment Scale - Japanese Laryngectomy version (NAS-J-L). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371676PMC

A Systematic Review: Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer-Related Pain.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):161-169

Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Moderate-to-severe pain is a common problem experienced by patients with cancer. Although analgesic drugs are effective, adverse side effects are common and some analgesic drugs are addictive. Nonpharmacological treatment may be a way to treat cancer pain without causing negative side effects. Read More

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April 2019
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Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy: a Minireview of Current Clinical Guidelines.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):154-160

Department of Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology, School of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Abilene, TX, USA.

Successful targeting and inhibition of the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 and programmed cell death-1 protein/programmed cell death ligand 1 immune checkpoint pathways has led to a rapidly expanding repertoire of immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of various cancers. The approved agents now include ipilimumab, nivolumab, pembrolizumab, atezolizumab, durvalumab, avelumab, and cemiplimab. In addition to antitumor responses, immune checkpoint inhibition can lead to activation of autoreactive T-cells resulting in unique immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Read More

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April 2019
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National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care: Implications for Oncology Nursing.

Authors:
Betty Ferrell

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):151-153

Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA.

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Spiritual Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer in Singapore: a Qualitative Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):145-150

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore.

Objective: Although there has been increasing emphasis on the importance of spirituality in patients with cancer, few studies have examined the spiritual experiences of an ethnically diverse sample of Asian women with breast cancer. The objective of this study was to examine the spiritual experiences of Singaporean women with breast cancer in the first year of diagnosis.

Methods: A qualitative exploratory study design was used and data were gathered using individual semi-structured interviews. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371664PMC
April 2019
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Consequences of Spiritual Care for Cancer Patients and Oncology Nurses: a Qualitative Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):137-144

Cancer Research Center, Shohada Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: The nature of cancer increases the spiritual needs of patients and necessitates the provision of holistic care for them. By trying to meet the spiritual needs of patients, oncology nurses can help them adapt, gain inner peace, and develop positive thoughts and attitudes. This study aimed to explore the consequences of spiritual care for cancer patients and oncology nurses from the perspective of the patients, family members, nurses, and other health-care team members. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371667PMC
April 2019
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Cultural Diversity and Spiritual/Religious Health Care of Patients with Cancer at the Dominican Republic.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):130-136

Division of Doctoral Programs, International Ibero-American University, Puerto Rico.

Objective: Noncommunicable diseases have become a global pandemic with disproportionately higher rates in low-and middle-income countries. Dominican Republic (DR) as a Latin Americans and Spanish-speaking Caribbean developing country shares a socioculturally distinctive spiritual and religious pattern. It underlines their attitudes, values, and belief systems, socioeconomic reality, and racial attitudes. Read More

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Evaluation of Health-Care Providers' Perception of Spiritual Care and the Obstacles to Its Implementation.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):122-129

Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mofid Children's Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: Cancer patients face many health challenges, including spiritual issues. Therefore, an awareness of health-care providers' perspective on spiritual care provision is important. This study aimed to determine health-care providers' perception of spiritual care and to examine the individual barriers to its implementation in cancer patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371665PMC

Patient Perspectives about Spirituality and Spiritual Care.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):111-121

Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: This study was undertaken to explore the perspectives regarding spirituality and spiritual care held by individuals with advanced disease. The aim was to gain a deeper understanding about their viewpoints surrounding spiritual care and the role of health-care professionals in providing such care.

Methods: Sixteen individuals with advanced disease and a prognosis of <12 months underwent an in-depth interview. Read More

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Interconnections: Spirituality, Spiritual Care, and Patient-Centered Care.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):104-110

Department of Nursing, Hope College, Holland, MI, USA.

The interconnections of spirituality, spiritual care (SC), and patient-centered care (PCC) have implications for advanced practice nurses (APNs) and specialty care nurses (SNs) in their everyday practice. Spirituality has been identified as an inner resource for health, promoting hope, coping, and resilience during illness concerns; encouraging health promotion and maintenance; and improving patient outcomes. SC supports this inner resource and is provided by others. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371669PMC
April 2019
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Spiritual Care for Cancer Patients.

Authors:
Yi-Hui Lee

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr-Jun;6(2):101-103

College of Nursing and Health, Wright State University-Miami Valley, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

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Report on International Conference on Cancer Care Nursing 2018: A Very Successful Conference in New Zealand.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):98-100

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287390PMC
January 2019
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MASCC at a Glance: Congress and Events in Wien.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):95-97

Department of Nursing Research, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Hospital Duran I Reynals, Badalona, Spain.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287391PMC
January 2019
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Letter to the Editor: Perspectives of Oncology Unit Nurse Managers on Missed Nursing Care: a Qualitative Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):94

Nurse Educator, Staff Development Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, Florida, USA Tel: (904) 563- 4645; ext. 35609 E-mail:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287386PMC
January 2019

Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Tests in Global Contexts: Case Study and Concept Analysis.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):86-93

College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA.

Objective: Although the purposes and outcomes of screening and diagnostic tests are different, they are often confused. Therefore, it is important to delineate the clinical concept of cancer screening tests to be clear in our communication not only among healthcare professionals but also with client populations. The aim of this study is to both describe and analyze the concept of cancer screening and explain their practical meaning in global contexts. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287388PMC
January 2019
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Exploring Lived Experiences of Married Pakistani Women Post-Mastectomy.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):78-85

Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.

Objective: This qualitative descriptive exploratory study aimed to explore the lived experiences of married Pakistani women, 2 years post-mastectomy.

Methods: Twelve participants were recruited through purposive sampling from outpatient oncology clinic from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan. Interviews were audio-taped and transcribed, and then themes and sub-themes were identified. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287380PMC
January 2019

What Patients, Families, Health Professionals and Hospital Volunteers Told Us about Advance Directives.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):72-77

Palliative Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong, China.

Objective: An advance directive (AD) is a document that allows mentally competent individuals to make healthcare decisions about their condition that they might no longer be able to make in the future. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of AD decision-making of various stakeholders in the Chinese palliative care setting.

Methods: Patients with life-limiting diseases, family members, health professionals, and hospital volunteers were recruited in the palliative care unit of two hospitals in Hong Kong by purposive sampling on age and sex. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287378PMC
January 2019
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Ensuring Cultural and Cognitive Integrity in Instrument Translation: Quality of Life Index for Japanese Cancer Patients.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):64-71

Biobehavioral Health Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Objective: The objective of this paper is to provide a practical illustration of methods useful for translating and testing questionnaire instruments for nursing and healthcare to ensure reliability, validity, and appropriateness for the target culture.

Methods: We present the process used to create the Japanese version of a well-established quality of life (QOL) instrument, originally developed in American English. The Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index (QLI)-Cancer Version III was translated into Japanese by a team of bilingual translators and tested using an iterative process involving cognitive interviewing with monolingual Japanese cancer patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287387PMC
January 2019

Cancer Illness Perception and Self-Management of Chinese Patients.

Authors:
Fang-Yu Chou

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):57-63

School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Objective: The purpose of this article is to examine the relationships of illness perception, self-care, self-efficacy, and self-care strategies and their effects on Chinese cancer patients' quality of life (QOL).

Methods: Questionnaires include data on demographic characteristics, illness perception, symptom self-care activity, and QOL. A secondary analysis was conducted on a sample of ethnic Chinese breast-and-colon cancer patients (n = 159) to examine multivariate associations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287389PMC
January 2019

Skin-related Quality of Life among Midwestern US Community-based Women with Breast Cancer Experiencing Radiodermatitis.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):50-56

Division of Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, CA, USA.

Objective: Little is known about the skin-related quality of life (QOL) among women receiving external radiotherapy (EBT) and who experience breast radiodermatitis. This pilot study aimed to describe the thoughts and experiences of women experiencing breast radiodermatitis of the breast at a comprehensive community cancer program.

Methods: A printed survey was used to solicit feedback on the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) during the 5 week of EBT. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287375PMC
January 2019
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Frailty Prevalence and Characteristics in Older Adults with Hematologic Cancer: a Descriptive Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):43-49

Medical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Samanpazari, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: This study investigated the prevalence of frailty in older patients with hematologic cancer and assessed the association between older patients' characteristics and frailty.

Methods: This descriptive study enrolled 90 older patients undergoing treatment for hematological malignancies at an oncology hospital. Frailty was assessed with the Edmonton Frailty Scale as not frail (0-4), apparently vulnerable (5-6), mildly frail (7-8), moderately frail (9-10), and severely frail (11-17). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287383PMC
January 2019

Exploring the Use of Neurofeedback by Cancer Survivors: Results of Interviews with Neurofeedback Providers and Clients.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):35-42

Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Objective: Cancer survivors may experience persistent physical and psychological symptoms following completion of cancer treatment. Neurofeedback is a noninvasive form of brain training reported to help with symptoms including pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and cognitive decline; however, there is a lack of research exploring its use with cancer survivors. The objective of this study was to describe the experiences of neurofeedback and its impact on the lives of posttreatment cancer survivors as perceived by neurofeedback providers and cancer survivor clients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287382PMC
January 2019
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The Impact of Breast Care Nurses: An Evaluation of the McGrath Foundation's Breast Care Nurse Initiative.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):28-34

HealthConsult, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objective: Over the four years to 30 June, 2017 the McGrath Foundation's Second Federal Government Breast Care Nurse (BCN) Initiative funded 57 McGrath BCNs (MBCNs) to deliver better continuity of care and provide specialized support to those diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This article summarizes the findings generated through a mixed-method evaluation of the program's appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Methods: The evaluation comprised surveys and semi-structured interviews with patients, multidisciplinary clinicians and MBCNs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287381PMC
January 2019

Social Media and Health Policy.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):24-27

Department of Nursing, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.

The current era is characterized by the vibrant and rapidly evolving communication technologies. Communication in any form has evolved and now includes media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to report a few. Communicating and consuming information has shifted from the more traditional ways to new ones as part of this communication evolution. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287377PMC
January 2019
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The Changing Face of Lung Cancer: Survivor Perspectives on Patient Engagement.

Authors:
Margaret I Fitch

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):17-23

Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Objective: Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer have resulted in an increasing number of individuals living longer following their diagnosis. No longer is lung cancer the "death sentence" it once was. This initiative was designed to document the current experiences of lung cancer patients and explore the potential for patient engagement. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287379PMC
January 2019
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Oncology Nursing in Hong Kong: Milestones over the Past 20 Years.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):10-16

Department of Clinical Oncology, New Territories East Cluster of Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, China.

The article reviews the development of oncology nurses' role, training, education, practice, and service provision in Hong Kong, highlighting milestones over the past two decades and providing directions for future training, practice, and research. There was an expansion of the diversity of roles and practice from the 2000s onward, reflecting the importance of contribution by nurses to clinical practice and service for cancer patients. These areas include advanced roles and competence development, advanced training, service delivery model, cross-cluster collaboration, quality improvement initiatives, and new nurse clinic model. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287384PMC
January 2019
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Cancer-Related Fatigue: Some Clinical Aspects.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):7-9

Regional Cancer Center, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287376PMC
January 2019

Cancer- and Chemotherapy-Related Symptoms and the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Authors:
Ping Lei Chui

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):4-6

Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287385PMC
January 2019

Physical Activity and Exercise after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Just Keep on Moving.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Jan-Mar;6(1):1-3

Science of Nursing Care, School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287392PMC
January 2019

Highlights - 8 Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care.

Authors:
Carmen Chan

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):444-445

The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103193PMC
October 2018

Letter to the Editor: Measures for Sexual Health Recovery in Breast Cancer Survivorship.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):442-443

Singapore Cancer Society Rehabilitation Center, Singapore 608550, Singapore.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103205PMC
October 2018

Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool for Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Taxane Chemotherapy.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):435-441

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: The aim was to evaluate the reliability and the validity of the Turkish version of the chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy assessment tool (CIPNAT) in cancer patients using taxane.

Methods: This methodological study was carried out to evaluate the validity and the reliability of the CIPNAT. The sample cohort comprised 430 breast cancer patients who were administered taxane, a chemotherapeutic agent, between April and December 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103197PMC
October 2018
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Team Management of Skin Rash Associated with Use of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):430-434

Division of Integrated Oncology, Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation, Kobe, Japan.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a rash team management intervention designed by certified nurses, medical physicians, and certified pharmacists. The quality of life (QOL) of patients administered epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) was assessed using the dermatology life quality index (DLQI) and Skindex-29 QOL questionnaires.

Methods: A total of 51 patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer who were treated using EGFR-TKIs were examined between November 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015, at the Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation in Kobe city, Japan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103195PMC
October 2018
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Treatment-related Decisional Conflict, Quality of Life, and Comorbidity in Older Adults with Cancer.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):421-429

College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Objective: The present study aims to examine the relationships between and among cancer treatment-related decisional conflict, quality of life, and comorbidity in older adults with cancer.

Methods: A convenience sample of 200 older adults was recruited from outpatient medical oncology and radiation oncology practices in the northeastern United States. A cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study design was used employing a survey method. Read More

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October 2018
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Pattern of Utilization of Cervical Cancer Screening Services among Female Sex Workers in Some Selected Brothels in Abuja, Nigeria.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):415-420

Federal Capital Territory School of Nursing, Gwagwalada, Abuja-FCT, Nigeria.

Objective: The utilization of cervical cancer screening services remains low among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, with few or no studies conducted in Nigeria. However, the prevalence of human papillomavirus in this population is reportedly high because of associated risk factors. This study examined the pattern of cervical cancer screening service utilizations among FSWs in the Abuja metropolis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103198PMC
October 2018
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Needs of Patients with Prostate Cancer for Home Care.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):408-414

Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

Objective: This study aimed to identify the needs for home care of patients with prostate cancer.

Methods: A correlational descriptive study was conducted with 116 patients with prostate cancer who were admitted to a university hospital. The data were collected usingby means of surveys developed by the researchers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103199PMC
October 2018

Arab-migrant Cancer Survivors' Experiences of Using Health-care Interpreters: A Qualitative Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):399-407

Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Melbourne, Australia.

Objective: This paper is drawn from a larger mixed-method study that sought to explore the cancer experiences of Jordanian and Australian Arab cancer survivors and their family caregivers. This paper specifically focuses on the experiences of the Australian cancer survivors and their use of interpreter services to communicate with health-care providers (HCPs).

Methods: Individual face-to-face interviews were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103204PMC
October 2018
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Comparison of Bone Marrow Biopsy Specimens Obtained Using a Motorized Device and Manual Biopsy Systems.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):394-398

The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

Objective: Bone marrow biopsy is an essential component in the diagnosis of hematopoietic disorders. Researchers evaluated the quality of bone marrow biopsy tissue acquired with a motorized bone marrow biopsy device versus a standard manual device based on the following criteria: biopsy length, percentage of aspiration artifact/intrastromal hemorrhage, length of nonhematopoietic bone, and overall quality of the sample.

Methods: Bone marrow biopsies (motorized, = 30; manual, = 120) from two academic medical centers were evaluated by two board-certified hematopathologists. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103207PMC
October 2018
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Genetic Testing: Do Cancer Care Nurses Have a Role?

Authors:
Violeta Lopez

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):391-393

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Nursing, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103194PMC
October 2018

Promotion of Behavioral Change and the Impact on Quality of Life in Elderly Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Physical Activity Intervention of the Multimodal Nutrition and Exercise Treatment for Advanced Cancer Program.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):383-390

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Objective: Physical activity (PA) may improve the quality of life (QOL) of cancer survivors. However, the impact on patients with advanced cancer with high cachectic potential is unknown. We analyzed the feasibility of PA intervention using the multimodal program Nutrition and Exercise Treatment for Advanced Cancer (NEXTAC) and the impact on QOL in elderly patients with advanced cancer. Read More

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October 2018
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Impact of Cancer Cachexia on Hospitalization-associated Physical Inactivity in Elderly Patients with Advanced Non-small-cell Lung Cancer.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):377-382

Division of Thoracic Oncology, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan.

Objective: New or worsening disability can develop in elderly patients in just 1 week of hospitalization for acute illness. Elderly patients with cancer, particularly those with cancer cachexia, are vulnerable to disability. This study aimed to explore the impact of hospitalization and cachexia on physical activity (PA) in elderly patients during chemotherapy. Read More

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October 2018
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Clinical Framework for Quality Improvement of Cancer Cachexia.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):369-376

Abramson Cancer Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The objective of this article is to introduce the Clinical Framework for Quality Improvement of Cancer Cachexia (Cachexia Care Framework) as a tool to demonstrate the relevance of integrating the clinical components of cancer cachexia and the organizational strategies of a cancer institution on the quality of patient care and delivery of services throughout the cancer cachexia continuum. The data sources included peer-reviewed literature relevant to cancer cachexia and quality cancer care, and the authors' expertise. The Cachexia Care Framework results from a combination of the international consensus definition of cancer cachexia, the Institute of Medicine report Ensuring Quality Cancer Care, and the authors' experience with a cancer cachexia clinic. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103200PMC
October 2018
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Psychosocial Support in Cancer Cachexia Syndrome: The Evidence for Supported Self-Management of Eating Problems during Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy Treatment.

Authors:
Jane Hopkinson

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):358-368

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

People receiving cancer treatment are at nutritional risk. Their eating problems can lead to malnutrition and weight loss. Involuntary weight loss is also a defining characteristic of tumor-induced cachexia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103201PMC
October 2018
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Special Issue on Cancer Cachexia.

Authors:
Susan Mcclement

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct-Dec;5(4):355-357

College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103196PMC
October 2018

Erratum: Education Based on Theory of Planned Behavior over Sexual Function of Women with Breast Cancer in Iran.

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Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Jul-Sep;5(3):353

[This corrects the article on p. 201 in vol. 5, PMID: 29607381. Read More

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The Unmet Needs of the Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer Visiting a Referral Hospital in Iran.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2018 Jul-Sep;5(3):342-352

Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Objective: The complex process of taking care of patients with cancer can affect various aspects of the needs and health of their family caregivers. The present study aims to determine the unmet needs of the family caregivers of patients with cancer and to compare it according to background variables.

Methods: The present descriptive study recruited 200 family caregivers of patients with cancer visiting a referral hospital in Iran. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5996589PMC
July 2018
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