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Recognizing One's Own Care Pattern in Cancer Nursing and Transforming toward A Unitary Nursing Practice Based on Margaret Newman's Theory.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):225-228. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

The NPO Newman Theory/Research/Practice Study Society, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233567PMC

Giving A Face to Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia: A Feasibility Study on Drawings by Patients.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):218-224. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Department of Research, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Utrecht, Netherlands.

Objective: Individuals with cancer experience the impact of chemotherapy on hair loss in different ways. The aim of this pilot study was to explore patients' experiences of alopecia through patients' drawings.

Methods: Fifteen female patients diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy were recruited at the oncological day-care unit of a teaching hospital in the Netherlands. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233558PMC

Perceived Well-Being, Social Support, and Self-Management Behavior among Women Experiencing Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting in A Tertiary Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):209-217. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan.

Objective: The basic objective is to determine the level of the self-management behaviors (SMB), perceived well-being, and social support of patients in the outpatient settings at tertiary care hospital at Lahore Pakistan. It also explores if there is any significant relationship among all three variables.

Methods: A descriptive-correlational study design has been used. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233561PMC

Evaluation of Fatigue in Cancer Patients in An Area Affected by The Great East Japan Earthquake.

Authors:
Daisuke Sato

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):203-208. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Komatsu University, Ishikawa, Japan.

Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate fatigue in cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy using an objective system and to clarify the type of nursing support needed after a disaster.

Methods: Based on the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome, the degree of subjective fatigue, autonomic function, and amount of physical activity were measured in cancer outpatients undergoing chemotherapy from an area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Results: The study participants were ten adults (8 men [80. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233562PMC
January 2020

The Palliative Care Outcome Scale: Turkish Validity and Reliability Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):196-202. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Palliative Care Department, Bagcılar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul.

Objective: To examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS).

Methods: This methodological study consisted of 69 patients hospitalized in the palliative care (PC) service of three hospitals between June 2016 and August 2016, 69 carers who undertook continuously primary care of these patients, and 28 staff members working in the PC service and providing care to these patients. The data of the study were collected using the Personal Diagnosis Form, the POS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233559PMC
January 2020

Assessment of Fall-Related Self-Efficacy: Characteristics that Influence the Perception of Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):190-195. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Division of Health Sciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

Objective: The present study aims to describe fall-related self-efficacy as perceived by patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The characteristics of patients associated with low perceived self-efficacy of preventing falls were investigated.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of four hospitals in Japan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233563PMC
January 2020

Translation, Adaptation, and Validation of Revised Colorectal Cancer Perception and Screening Instrument among First-Degree Relatives of People with Colorectal Cancer in China.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):180-189. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

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

Objective: The purpose of the study was to translate and validate the psychometric properties of the Revised Colorectal Cancer Perception and Screening (RCRCPS) instrument for the first-degree relatives (FDRs) of people with colorectal cancer (CRC) in China.

Methods: The translation, adaptation, and validation guideline developed by Sousa and Rojjanasrirat was used to guide this study. All items from the Colorectal Cancer Perception and Screening (CRCPS) instrument and three items from the Perceived Barriers Questionnaire were combined and further adapted for a colonoscopy test, resulting in RCRCPS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_6_20DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233560PMC

Fatigue in Children with Cancer: Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Child, Parent, and Staff Fatigue Scale.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):174-179. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Context: The fatigue is reported as the most common and annoying symptom in patients with cancer, timely diagnosis, and treatment can significantly influence the treatment and rehabilitation. It is crucial to have an appropriate tool to accurately assess fatigue status.

Objectives: Our purpose was to assess psychometric properties of the Persian versions of fatigue scale by Original Scales from the viewpoint of children with cancer (Child Fatigue Scale [CFS]-24 h), their parents (Parent Fatigue Scale [PFS]-24 h), and staff (Staff Fatigue Scale FSF-24 h). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_44_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233566PMC
January 2020

Evaluation of the Japanese Version of the Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs Scale.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):167-173. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs (CaSUN-J) scale among cancer survivors in Japan.

Methods: The CaSUN-J was developed using standardized translation methodology. Content validity was evaluated by a group of experts, and a pilot test was conducted with a convenience sample of 10 cancer patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233570PMC
January 2020

A Pilot Intervention Study to Improve Sexuality Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):161-166. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Department of Nursing, State University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Objective: The main objective of the study is to assess the efficacy of the Permission, Limited information, Specific Suggestion, and sexual therapy (PLISSIT) model directly with breast cancer survivor (BCS) on sexual function and quality of life (QOL) domains.

Methods: A pilot control trial was conducted comparing the PLISSIT model intervention to usual care. The intervention was delivered by two health professionals (nurse and professional sexual therapist) consisted of five sessions on counseling, genitalia anatomy, human sexual response, and sexual function. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_56_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233565PMC
January 2020

Functional Status, Supportive Care Needs, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Advanced Lung Cancer Patients Aged 50 and Older.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):151-160. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Objective: This study aimed to examine the levels of functional status, supportive care needs, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and their relationships reported by advanced lung cancer patients aged 50 and older.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study was conducted with 103 participants recruited from a cancer center in Singapore. Functional status, supportive care needs, and HRQOL were measured using validated instruments. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233568PMC
January 2020

Psychosocial Experiences, Challenges, and Coping Strategies of Chinese-Australian Women with Breast Cancer.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):141-150. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Psycho-Oncology Research Group, Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Objective: Chinese migrant women with breast cancer are at risk of poorer psychosocial outcomes. However, little is known about the cancer-related challenges experienced by these women, or how they self-manage their concerns. This qualitative study aims to explore the experience of breast cancer for Chinese-Australian women and gain insight into their coping behaviors. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233569PMC
December 2019

Symptom Clusters and Quality of Life over 1 Year in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):134-140. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.

Objective: Evidence is scant regarding symptom clusters and quality of life (QOL) over 1 year in women who receive adjuvant breast cancer chemotherapy (CTX). Our purpose was to identify the prevalence and severity of individual symptoms, symptom clusters, and QOL in women receiving adjuvant breast cancer CTX from baseline over 1 year.

Methods: Symptoms were identified in a sample ( = 219) at three times: baseline (prior to the first adjuvant CTX treatment), 1 month after the last CTX (approximately 6 months after baseline), and 1 year after baseline. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233556PMC

Oncology Nursing in Singapore: How It Evolved and What Does the Future Hold?

Authors:
Gek Phin Chua

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):129-133. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Cancer Education and Information Service (Research and Data), National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore since the early 1980s and has remained so since then, accounting for 29.7% of deaths in 2015. Rapid technological advancements in the treatment of cancer and the development of the specialty of radiation and medical oncology demanded nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide care and support to cancer patients and their families. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233564PMC
January 2020

Understanding the Associations between Caregiver Characteristics and Cognitive Function of Adults with Cancer: A Scoping Review.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Apr-Jun;7(2):115-128. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Division of Health Systems and Analytics, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA.

Cognitive impairment (CI) is one of symptoms that adults with cancer frequently report. Although there are known factors that contribute to a patient's CI, these factors did not sufficiently explain its variability. Several studies conducted in patients with neurocognitive disorders have reported relationships between patients' cognitive function and caregiver characteristics, which are poorly understood in the context of cancer. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7233557PMC

Erratum: Physiological Factor Evaluation of the Warm Humidification of Anesthetic Gas Nursing Care.

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Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):113. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

[This corrects the article on p. 397 in vol. 6, PMID: 31572760. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_60_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927149PMC
December 2019

Decision-Making about the Place of Death for Cancer Patients: A Concept Analysis.

Authors:
Yoko Minamiguchi

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):103-112. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

Department of Nursing Science, Graduate School of Nursing, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.

Objective: The objective of the study was to conduct a concept analysis of "decision-making about the place of death for cancer patients" to develop a theoretical definition of the concept and identify its attributes, antecedents, and outcomes.

Methods: The Rodgers' evolutionary model of concept analysis was used. A literature search for papers published from 2000 to 2017 was conducted using the keywords: "cancer," "place," "death," and "decision-making" for the search of the electronic databases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927160PMC
December 2019

Cancer-Related Stigma and Depression in Cancer Patients in A Middle-Income Country.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):95-102. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Medical Oncology Unit, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, University of Izmir Kâtip Celebi, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of the current study are to determine the depression levels of adult oncology patients in the cancer treatment phase and identify both cancer-related stigma and the factors affecting their depression levels.

Methods: In this correlational study, 303 adult patients who had been treated at a medical outpatient clinic were surveyed using the convenience sampling method. The "questionnaire for measuring attitudes toward cancer - patient version," a sociodemographic characteristics questionnaire, and the beck depression inventory were used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_45_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927157PMC
October 2019

Evaluation of Pain as A Fifth Vital Sign: Nurses' Opinions and Beliefs.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):88-94. Epub 2019 Oct 4.

Department of Medical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Yozgat Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey.

Objective: After the American Pain Society recognized pain as a fifth vital sign, many countries adopted similar pain screening approaches. The routine evaluation of pain has recently come to the agenda in Turkey, along with the important role played by nurses in pain evaluation, and hence, this study focuses on the opinions of nurses on the evaluation of pain as a fifth vital sign, their pain beliefs, and how their pain beliefs influence their opinions.

Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in a City Hospital with the involvement of 223 nurses. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927158PMC
October 2019

Using Mixed-Methods Research to Study Coping Strategies among Colorectal Cancer Patients.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):81-87. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Adult Health and Critical Care Department, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Amman, Jordan.

Objective: The objective was to identify and understand the coping strategies of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients.

Methods: A mixed-methods approach including quantitative and qualitative methods was used to collect data from Jordanian patients. In the quantitative phase, we aimed to determine the coping strategies employed in a representative sample ( = 200) of Jordanian adult patients with CRC using the Jalowiec Coping Scale. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_20_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927164PMC

Experience of Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer about Self-Care Needs: A Content Analysis.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):72-80. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Department of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA.

Objective: In cancer care management, patients or their family are usually responsible for continuing health care. Achieving this goal requires identification of their self-care needs. The purpose of this study is to explore the perception of self-care needs of adolescent cancer survivors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_47_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927151PMC
December 2019

Psychometric Properties of the Persian Food-Life Questionnaire Short Form among Obese Breast Cancer Survivors.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):64-71. Epub 2019 Oct 4.

Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

Objective: To assist weight control among women with breast cancer, improving their food attitudes may be an effective method. Therefore, the present study validated a short instrument assessing food attitudes (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_43_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927153PMC
October 2019

Intervention Protocol: Technology-Based Psychosocial Motivation for Children with Cancer and Their Parents: A Randomized Trial.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):55-63. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

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

Objective: This experimental randomized controlled trial will be to examine the impact of a technology-based psychosocial motivation program on children and families who are being followed up on a diagnosis of cancer.

Methods: The research is based on the "Transactional Model of Stress and Coping." This study will be conducted on children with leukemia, aged 9-18 years, and their parents, who will be followed in the consolidation treatment phase in the hematology wards and outpatient clinic of a university hospital. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927163PMC

The Emergence of Breast Care Nursing in A Developing Nation: A Sri Lankan-Australian Training Partnership.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):49-54. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

AIDS Foundation of Lanka, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Objective: In Sri Lanka, the incidence of breast cancer is increasing. Yet, Sri Lankan nurses have limited specialist education opportunities and no formal recognition of the breast care nurse (BCN) role to address this growing need. This project aimed to encourage the emergence of the BCN role in Sri Lanka by delivering a workshop for nurses to increase the knowledge and confidence in delivering breast cancer care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_40_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927161PMC
October 2019

Factors Affecting Stress Levels in Hospitalized Patients after Implementation of Fast-Track Protocol in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):44-48. Epub 2019 Jul 16.

Department of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Objective: The objective was to explore factors affecting stress levels in hospitalized patients after implementation of fast-track (FT) protocol in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study, where 90 patients were included. Exploration of environmental postoperative stress levels was conducted by serum adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol levels, the Intensive Care Unit Environmental Stressor Scale, and three self-reported Numeric Analog Scale questions, with regard to emotional/stress level, specifically "How sad do you feel right now?" "How stressed do you feel right now?" and "How optimistic do you feel right now, about the future?" at 3 time points: (T) Before surgery, (T) the day of surgery, and (T) the 3 postoperative day. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927165PMC

Does Being A Cancer Patient or Family Caregiver of A Cancer Patient Affect Stem Cell Donation Awareness?

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):36-43. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Gulhane Faculty of Nursing, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: One of the most difficult challenges regarding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Turkey is finding donors for allogeneic transplantation candidates who do not have related donors. This study aims to determine whether there is any difference in the awareness of stem cell donation and transplantation between cancer and noncancer patients and their family caregivers. In addition, this study aims to determine the awareness of stem cell donation and transplantation in the entire study population. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927162PMC

Stress, Social Support, and Sexual Adjustment in Married Female Patients with Breast Cancer in Korea.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):28-35. Epub 2019 Oct 4.

Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Objective: This study identified the level of stress, social support, and sexual adjustment in married women with breast cancer in Korea.

Methods: This study used a subgroup analysis, prospective, cross-sectional, and descriptive correlation design. Data were obtained using the perceived stress scale, multidimensional scale of perceived social support, and sexual adjustment subscale of the Korean version of the psychosocial adjustment to illness scale. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_31_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927156PMC
October 2019

Exploring Complicity of Cervical Cancer Screening in Malawi: The Interplay of Behavioral, Cultural, and Societal Influences.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):18-27. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Objective: Cervical cancer is preventable, and early diagnosis is possible using low-cost technologies, but a scant number of women receive cancer screening in Malawi. This study aims to identify facilitators and barriers that influence the uptakes of cervical cancer screening behavior in Malawi.

Methods: A rapid ethnographic approach with the goal of optimizing planning for a future intervention study was utilized. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927154PMC
December 2019

A Mixed-Method Study Examining Cancer Screening Uptake among South Asian Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):12-17. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Objective: Utilization of cancer screening is an effective means of cancer prevention. However, South Asian ethnic minorities in Western countries are reported to face barriers in cancer screening utilization, resulting in a low screening uptake by these individuals. The purpose of this mixed-method study is to assess the uptake rate of cancer screening among South Asian ethnic minorities in the Chinese Society of Hong Kong and to examine the factors affecting their participation in cancer screening. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927150PMC
September 2019

Cancer Screening and Prevention in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Community and Asian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Members.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):6-11. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Participation in cancer screening and prevention (cessation of or reduction in modifiable health risk behaviors) are the most effective methods of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality. Some members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) communities have not participated in screening for a variety of reasons which have been explored in the literature. Common and unique behavioral risks are also reviewed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927152PMC
December 2019

Improving the Care of Adult Cancer Survivors.

Authors:
Michael Jefford

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1):2-5. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, A Richard Pratt Legacy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Internationally, there are growing numbers of cancer survivors. Survivors report a range of persistent symptoms and unmet needs, which are quite consistent, internationally. Current models of post-treatment survivorship care are suboptimal, and unsustainable given the number of survivors, and limited health workforce. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927155PMC
October 2019

Welcome Message from the New Editor-in-Chief.

Authors:
Winnie K W So

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2020 Jan-Mar;7(1). Epub 2019 Dec 10.

The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927159PMC
December 2019

Preoperative Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Outpatient Cancer Surgery.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):440-445

Department of Nursing Research Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

Objective: Our primary research aim was to determine the prevalence of preoperative anxiety in patients undergoing outpatient cancer surgery. Our secondary aim was to examine the association between preoperative anxiety and negative intraoperative and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing outpatient cancer surgery, including increased anesthesia requirements, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), extended overnight stay, total length of stay (LOS), transfer to hospital, surgical complications, and postoperative visits to urgent care centers (UCC).

Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the prevalence of preoperative anxiety and its association with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing outpatient cancer surgery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696814PMC
October 2019

Health Belief Model-based Intervention on Women's Knowledge and Perceived Beliefs about Warning Signs of Cancer.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):431-439

Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.

Objective: Early detection of cancers essentially depends on knowledge of the warning signs. This study, therefore, aimed at investigating the effect of Health Belief Model (HBM)-based educational intervention on the knowledge and perceived beliefs of women about the warning signs of cancer.

Methods: This experimental study with intervention ( = 80) and control ( = 80) groups was performed at four urban health centers affiliated to the university. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696815PMC
October 2019
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The Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Demographic-Medical Characteristics among Elder People with Cancer.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):424-430

Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Center, Cancer Research Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Objective: Cancer is one of the most common life-threatening diseases and a great source of stress in patients. The risk factors of depression differ in elder people compared to other age groups. The present study was designed to determine the relationship between depressive symptoms and demographic-medical characteristics among elder people with cancer. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696808PMC
October 2019
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Oral Care Protocol for Chemotherapy- and Radiation Therapy-Induced Oral Complications in Cancer Patients: Study Protocol.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):417-423

Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe a randomized control trial protocol that assesses the effectiveness of an oral care protocol on chemotherapy- and radiation therapy-induced oral complications in cancer patients.

Methods: This study is a randomized, outcome assessor blinded study. For Phase I training phase, one group pretest-posttest design will be implemented for training the staff nurses on oral care in cancer patients and for Phase II Intervention Phase, randomized clinical trial will be used to determine the effectiveness of oral care protocol. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_30_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696805PMC
October 2019

Dhikr Therapy for Reducing Anxiety in Cancer Patients.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):411-416

Department of Basic and Emergency, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Objective: Anxiety in cancer patients can affect recovery time, medication adherence, and patient quality of life. Some studies show that dhikr therapy can improve relaxation and can reduce anxiety, but research on dhikr therapy in cancer patients is still not widely done. This study aims to determine the effect of dhikr therapy on reducing anxiety in cancer patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_33_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696810PMC
October 2019

Effects of Health Belief Model-Based Education on Health Beliefs and Breast Self-Examination in Nursing Students.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):403-410

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey.

Objective: This study was carried out to investigate the effect of an education program based on the health belief model (HBM) on nursing students' health beliefs and on their practices of breast self-examination (BSE).

Methods: This research was a semi-experimental intervention study with a single group, pretest and posttest design. The sample of the research consisted of 48 students in the 3 year of study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696807PMC
October 2019
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Physiological Factor Evaluation of the Warm Humidification of Anesthetic Gas Nursing Care.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):397-402

Department of Nursing, Bundang CHA Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of warm humidification of anesthetic gas nursing care on physiological factors in elderly patients during laparoscopic cancer surgery.

Methods: Sixty elderly laparoscopic surgical patients were recruited from a medical center in Korea. The participants' physiological factors (blood pressure, body temperature, and leukocyte and neutrophil counts) were measured four times. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696801PMC
October 2019

Visiting Nurses' Perspectives on Practices to Achieve End-of-Life Cancer Patients' Wishes for Death at Home: A Qualitative Study.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):389-396

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

Objective: This study aimed to clarify visiting nurses' perspectives on critical practices to ensure they could advocate for patients who prefer to die at home.

Methods: Sixteen nurses, working at home-visit nursing agencies in Japan, participated in this study. Data were generated by interviews with the nurses and participant observations from nursing home-visits for six end-of-life cancer patients and were analyzed using content analysis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696802PMC
October 2019

Improving the Workflow Efficiency of An Outpatient Pain Clinic at A Specialized Oncology Center by Implementing Lean Principles.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):381-388

King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan.

Objective: Adult outpatient oncology pain clinics face many challenges due to the increased number of patients, the restriction of electronic appointment systems, overcrowding, waiting time, and patient dissatisfaction. This project aimed to improve clinic time efficiency, decrease clinic waiting time, and improve patient satisfaction.

Methods: Lean thinking concepts and their tools, for example, value-stream mapping and value added (VA)/non-VA (NVA) analysis were used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_21_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696806PMC
October 2019

Iranian Cancer Patients Perceptions of Barriers to Participation in Decision-Making: Potential Impact on Patient-Centered Care.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):372-380

Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions about barriers to decision-making in Iranian patients with cancer about their care.

Methods: Utilizing a qualitative approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 cancer patients.

Results: Data analysis revealed four central categories reflecting patient perceptions about barriers that included medical dominance (uninformed decision-making, perceived inability to disagree secondary to despair, and patient objectification), healthcare system mistrust (physician, nurse, and medical center facility and equipment), healthcare system characteristics (services and facilities' limitations, poor communication, healthcare setting compulsion), and cultural barriers (feeling unfamiliar, insecurity in an unfamiliar environment, language barriers, limited attention to religious beliefs). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696813PMC
October 2019

Physical Symptoms, Unmet Needs, and Quality of Life in Thai Cancer Survivors after the Completion of Primary Treatment.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):363-371

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Objectives: This study investigated physical symptoms, unmet supportive care needs, and quality of life (QoL) perception among different types of Thai cancer survivors who had completed first-line treatment.

Methods: A cross-sectional study recruited breast, gynecological, colorectal, lung, and head and neck cancer survivors ( = 236) who were attending follow-up visits at a regional cancer hospital in central Thailand. Data were collected by the Physical Symptom Concerns Survey, the Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs Scale, and a single item measuring global QoL. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696799PMC
October 2019
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Scope of Practice, Role Legitimacy, and Role Potential for Cancer Care Coordinators.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):356-362

Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Objective: The cancer care coordinator (CCC) role has become a priority in providing coordinated, patient-centered, supported care for patients, and their families experiencing cancer. The CCC role exists with heterogeneity across tumor streams, clinical disciplines, and institutions. This study explored CCCs perceptions and experiences of their role, scope of practice, and potential for future role development. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696811PMC
October 2019

Measuring Acculturation of Pakistani Women: A Psychometric Evaluation of Urdu Version of the Short Acculturation Scale.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):349-355

The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to translate and validate the psychometric properties of the Short Acculturation Scale-Urdu version (SAS-U) for Pakistani women in Hong Kong.

Methods: This is a methodological study, and a convenience sample of 263 Pakistani women was recruited to participate in the study. The SAS was translated from English to Urdu using forward and backward translation and reviewed by an expert panel for semantic equivalence and content validity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696809PMC
October 2019

Educating Healthcare Employees about Advance Care Planning.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):343-348

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Occupational Therapy Education, Kansas City, KS, USA.

The objective of this descriptive article is to provide a background of current research and data on advance care planning. Additionally, a proposed and detailed education initiative for increasing completion and understanding of advance care planning documents is presented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_27_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696800PMC
October 2019

Improving Information Provision on Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia and Scalp Cooling: A Comprehensive Approach Including A Website and Web-Based Decision Tool.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):336-342

Department of Research, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Objective: Alopecia is a frequently occurring side effect of chemotherapy and has high impact on many patients. Currently, scalp cooling is the only method to prevent this chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) and it is effective in about half of the patients. Since determinants of the success are largely unknown, all patients should be prepared for potential hair loss. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696804PMC
October 2019
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Impact of the Enhanced Recovery Program after Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery.

Authors:
Maria Kapritsou

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):333-335

Anesthesiology Department, Hellenic Anticancer Institute "Saint Savvas" Hospital, Day Care Surgery N. Kourkoulos, Athens, Greece.

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) is a multicentric program that includes the fields of nursing and anesthesia, nutrition and fluid management, and minimally invasive surgery. ERAS protocols focus on reducing the postoperative complications and stress response, optimizing the postoperative recovery. They have been implemented in many surgical fields, such as cardiac, gastric, and urologic, as they were shown to be effective in reducing morbidity and the overall health costs and in improving patient satisfaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_15_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696798PMC
October 2019

Characterization of Internal Validity Threats to Phase III Clinical Trials for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Management: A Systematic Review.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):318-332

University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Ann Arbor MI, USA.

Objective: The recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Guidelines for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) management (48 Phase III trials reviewed) only recommend duloxetine. However, before concluding that a CIPN intervention is ineffective, scientists and clinicians should consider the risk of Type II error in Phase III studies. The purpose of this systematic review was to characterize internal threats to validity in Phase III CIPN management trials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_14_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696803PMC
October 2019

Qigong Exercise and Tai Chi in Cancer Care.

Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2019 Oct-Dec;6(4):315-317

Nursing and Acute Care/Health Systems Division Chair, Yale University School of Nursing, Orange, CT, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_34_19DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696812PMC
October 2019