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    Pursuing Normality: Reflections on Cancer Survivorship Care of Lymphoma Survivors.
    Cancer Nurs 2018 Jan 16. Epub 2018 Jan 16.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Public Health, Section for Clinical Social Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University; and DEFACTUM, Central Denmark Region, Denmark (Ms Madsen and Dr Handberg).
    Background: The present study explored the reflections on cancer survivorship care of lymphoma survivors in active treatment. Lymphoma survivors have survivorship care needs, yet their participation in cancer survivorship care programs is still reported as low.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to understand the reflections on cancer survivorship care of lymphoma survivors to aid the future planning of cancer survivorship care and overcome barriers to participation. Read More

    Not a Straight Line-Patient's Experiences of Prostate Cancer and Their Journey Through the Healthcare System.
    Cancer Nurs 2018 Jan 12. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    Authors Affiliations: School of Health and Caring Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar (Drs Schildmeijer and Ekstedt); and Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Drs Frykholm and Ekstedt); Department of Health Care Sciences, Ersta Sköndal University, Stockholm (Dr Kneck), Sweden.
    Background: Cancer and its treatment can severely impact quality of life, giving rise to complex needs with respect to follow-up care. To support patient needs and increase efficiency of care with limited resources, the Swedish government has launched national reforms to redesign cancer care pathways.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore how prostate cancer patients experience their journey through the healthcare system when their care is provided according to the standardized care pathway, as described in healthcare policy documents. Read More

    Themes in Literature Related to Incidence, Risk, and Prevention of Cancer in Solid-Organ Transplantation Recipients on Immunosuppressive Therapy.
    Cancer Nurs 2018 Jan 12. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    Author Affiliation: Graduate School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
    Background: Solid-organ transplants provide a second chance to thousands of critically ill patients with end-organ failure each year. Immunosuppressants are administered to patients to prevent graft rejection of a transplanted organ, such as a heart, kidney, or liver, while placing the recipient at greater risk for infection and cancer.

    Objective: The literature provides evidence of various cancers that have been found to develop in patients' posttransplantation. Read More

    New Educational Model to Promote Breast Cancer-Preventive Behaviors (ASSISTS): Development and First Evaluation.
    Cancer Nurs 2018 Jan 12. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (Dr Khazaee-Pool), Zanjan; Environmental Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (Dr Pashaei); Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (Dr Pashaei); Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (Dr Pashaei), Sanandaj, Iran; Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Dr Alizadeh), Iran; Department of Communication Studies, Research Group for Media & ICT (MICT-IMEC), Ghent University (Dr Ponnet); and Department of Communication Studies, Media, ICT/Interpersonal Relations in Organizations and Society (MIOS), University of Antwerp (Dr Ponnet), Belgium.
    Background: The prevalence of breast cancer in Iran has increased. An effective approach to decrease the burden of breast cancer is prevention.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate an educational model, called the ASSISTS, for promoting breast cancer-preventive behaviors in women. Read More

    Open Wounds and Healed Scars: A Qualitative Study of Elderly Women's Experiences With Breast Cancer.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 21. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
    Author Affiliations: University of Applied Sciences Windesheim, Research Group Innovating with Older Adults, Zwolle, The Netherlands (Mrs Van Ee and Prof Smits); Isala Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands (Drs Honkoop and Kamper); Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, Leiden, The Netherlands (Prof Slaets); and University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands (Profs Slaets and Hagedoorn).
    Background: Breast cancer is more prevalent among women 60 years or older than among women younger than 60 years. However, we know much more about the breast cancer experiences of younger women than of older women. Such knowledge is important, for example, to guide treatment decisions or to provide psychosocial care. Read More

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Self-management by Adolescents and Young Adults After a Stem Cell Transplant.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Author Affiliations: Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Center for the Promotion of Adherence and Self-Management, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Drs Morrison and Pai and Ms Woebkenberg); College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati (Drs Morrison and Martsolf and Mss Wehrkamp, Ramirez, and Tehan); Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency (Mss Borich and Coleman) and Patient and Family Wellness Center (Dr Pai), Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine (Dr Pai), Ohio.
    Background: Stem cell transplant (SCT) is a major life event that can have long-term psychosocial consequences for the entire family. It is unknown the degree to which the psychosocial characteristics associated with SCT influence self-management behaviors and health outcomes in adolescents and young adults (AYAs).

    Objective: The study had the following aims: (1) to describe how AYAs manage their care regimen post-SCT and (2) to explore self-management facilitators, barriers, processes, and behaviors within individual, family, community, and healthcare system domains. Read More

    Rising Rates of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy as a Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden (Drs Jerome-D'Emilia and Suplee); and School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (Dr Kushary).
    Background: The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in women with unilateral mastectomy is increasing with no plateau.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to improve the understanding of patient- and tumor-related factors that influenced the choice of mastectomy with CPM as treatment for early-stage breast cancer at an academic medical center in New Jersey.

    Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 10 years of breast cancer data including 1556 women aged 40 to 80 years treated for breast cancer at an academic medical center. Read More

    Iranian Women's Breast Health-Seeking Behaviors: Husband's Role.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Author Affiliations: Social determinants of health research center, shahid sadoughi university of medical sciences, Yazd (Drs Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, Morowatisharifabad, and Khodayarian); Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Dr Lamyian); and Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd (Dr Tavangar), Iran.
    Background: Breast cancer has become the most common cancer among Yazdi women in Iran. Thus, it is necessary to encourage these women to participate in breast health-seeking behaviors. In this regard, husbands can play an effective role. Read More

    Surprised by Benefit in Pediatric Palliative Care Research.
    Cancer Nurs 2018 Jan/Feb;41(1):86-87
    Author Affiliations: Division of Pediatric Palliative Care and Division of Pediatric Oncology, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska (Dr Weaver); College of Nursing, Department of Family, Community and Mental Health, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (Drs Bell and Diver); Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Drs Jacobs, Lyon, and Hinds); Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children's National Health System (Dr Jacobs); and Center for Translational Science/Children's Research Institute/Children's National Health System (Drs Lyon and Hinds), Washington, DC; Department of Family and Community Health, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Dr Mooney-Doyle); College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City(Dr Newman); Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Dr Newman); and Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC (Dr Slutsman).

    Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathic Pain and Fatigue in Patients Receiving Oxaliplatin: An Open Label Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 2. Epub 2017 Dec 2.
    Author affiliations: Internal Medicine Nursing Department, Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing (Drs Ozdemir and Izgu); and Medical Oncology Department, Ataturk Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital (Dr Bugdayci Basal), Ankara, Turkey.
    Background: Patients receiving oxaliplatin may experience peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue. Aromatherapy massage, a nonpharmacological method, may help to control these symptoms.

    Objective: The aim of this open-label, parallel-group, quasi-randomized controlled pilot study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue in patients receiving oxaliplatin. Read More

    Mutual Support and Challenges Among Chinese Couples Living With Colorectal Cancer: A Qualitative Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 2. Epub 2017 Dec 2.
    Author Affiliations: Wuxi Medical School (Drs Li and Lin) and Affiliated Hospital (Ms Chen), Jiangnan University, Wuxi; and School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom (Dr Loke), China.
    Background: A diagnosis of cancer and its treatment affect couples as a unit, and they must cope and give each other mutual support as dyads. Few studies have focused explicitly on understanding mutual support among couples coping with colorectal cancer (CRC).

    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the mutual support of couples in their journey of coping together with CRC. Read More

    Effect of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Procedural Pain and Anxiety After Needle Insertion Into an Implantable Central Venous Port Catheter: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Dec 2. Epub 2017 Dec 2.
    Author Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
    Background: Needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter may lead to procedural pain and anxiety in cancer patients.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on procedural pain and anxiety after needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter.

    Methods: This study included 123 cancer patients who were scheduled to undergo chemotherapy. Read More

    Exercise as an Intervention to Mitigate Decreased Cognitive Function From Cancer and Cancer Treatment: An Integrative Review.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Nov 29. Epub 2017 Nov 29.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, University of Kansas (Dr Myers); and Department of Psychology (Dr Erickson) and School of Nursing (Drs Sereika and Bender), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Background: Decreased cognitive function associated with non-central nervous system cancers and cancer treatment significantly affects cancer survivors' quality of life. Exercise may be an effective intervention to mitigate decreased cognitive function.

    Objective: The aim of this article is to conduct an integrative review to summarize and critique the available evidence related to the use of exercise as a potential intervention for decreased cognitive function from cancer and cancer treatment. Read More

    Making Sense of Turmoil: How Women Reconcile Their Emotional Response to Discovery of a Potential Breast Cancer Symptom.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Author Affiliations: Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland (Drs O'Mahony and Rooney and Prof Hegarty); and IMT Atlantique, LabSTICC, Université Bretagne Loire, Rennes, France (Dr Rooney).
    Background: Breast cancer continues to be a major public health problem for women. Early detection and treatment are key to improved outcomes. Whereas most women seek help promptly, some postpone seeking help for self-discovered breast symptoms. Read More

    Patient and Oncology Nurse Preferences for the Treatment Options in Advanced Melanoma: A Discrete Choice Experiment.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Author Affiliations: Merck & Co, Inc, Kenilworth, New Jersey (Drs Liu and Ebbinghaus); Kantar Health, New York, New York (Dr Witt, Ms Beyer, and Mr Basurto); and Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida (Dr Joseph).
    Background: Understanding the perceptions of patients and oncology nurses about the relative importance of benefits and risks associated with newer treatments of advanced melanoma can help to inform clinical decision-making.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to quantify and compare the views of patients and oncology nurses regarding the importance of attributes of treatments of advanced melanoma.

    Methods: A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was conducted in US-based oncology nurses and patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma. Read More

    The Relationship Between Nutritional Risks and Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Fast-Track Surgery.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Oct 18. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    Author Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, China.
    Background: Measurement of cancer-related fatigue and nutrition in the same colorectal cancer patient group using fast-track surgery has never been examined previously. The association between fatigue and nutritional status in the same patient group is thus worthwhile to be investigated.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fatigue and nutrition risk factors in colorectal cancer patients with fast-track surgery. Read More

    Serum Cyclosporine Levels: The Influence of the Time Interval Between Interrupting the Infusion and Obtaining the Samples: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Oct 18. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    Author Affiliations: Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (Drs Garbin and Carvalho) and Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine (Dr Simões and Ms Curcioli), University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
    Background: There are controversies regarding the best way to collect blood samples for cyclosporine A (CsA) serum levels when this immunosuppressant is administered continuously through a silicone central venous catheter (CVC) to hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the effect of the time elapsed between the interruption of a continuous intravenous CsA infusion and the collection of blood samples on CsA serum levels.

    Methods: This randomized 2-group clinical trial involved 32 adults. Read More

    Factors Associated With Higher Caregiver Burden Among Family Caregivers of Elderly Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Nov/Dec;40(6):471-478
    Author Affiliations: Health Services and Outcomes Research, National Healthcare Group (Ms Ge); and Nursing Department, National University Hospital, Singapore (Dr Mordiffi).
    Background: Caring for elderly cancer patients may cause multidimensional burden on family caregivers. Recognition of factors associated with caregiver burden is important for providing proactive support to caregivers at risk.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with high caregiver burden among family caregivers of elderly cancer patients. Read More

    Typologies for Restructuring Relationships in Cancer Survivorship: Temporal Changes in Social Support and Engagement With Self-Management Practices.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Sep 26. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Author Affiliations: OxINMAHR, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University (Dr Henshall); and Institute of Applied Health Research (Dr Greenfield) and Health Services Management Centre (Dr Gale), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    Background: Cancer survivors with good social support are generally more motivated to undertake self-management behaviors and make lifestyle changes. However, the impact of changes in social support over time, from prediagnosis through treatment and into survivorship, on the health and recovery of cancer survivors with a range of cancer diagnoses has not been explored.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine how temporal changes in social support offered to cancer survivors by family and friends influence their engagement with self-management practices and adaptation to lifestyle changes. Read More

    Influence of Menopausal Status on the Symptom Experience of Women Before Breast Cancer Surgery.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
    Author Affiliations: Schools of Nursing (Mss Mazor and Mastick and Drs Cataldo, Lee, Paul, and Miaskowski) and Medicine (Drs Dhruva, Smoot, and Levine), University of California at San Francisco; School of Medicine, Stanford University, California (Dr Dunn); and School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Dr Conley).
    Background: Breast cancer treatments can change women's hormonal milieu and alter their symptom experience. Little is known about associations between menopausal status and menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer before surgery.

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate for differences in occurrence, severity, and distress of symptoms between premenopausal and postmenopausal women before breast cancer surgery. Read More

    A Theory-Based and Culturally Aligned Training Program on Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention for South Asian Community Health Workers: A Feasibility Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
    Author Affiliations: The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Drs So, J. Chan, Law, Sit, and C. Chan and Mss Kwong and Chen); Vocational Training Council, Institute of Vocational Education (Ms Kwong); and School of Health Sciences, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (Ms Chen), Hong Kong, China.
    Background: Cancer screening uptake among South Asian ethnic minorities is reported to be relatively low. An outreach program, led by community health workers (CHWs), may increase the minority group's awareness of the importance of cancer screening.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a theory-based, culturally sensitive program to train South Asian women in Hong Kong as CHWs. Read More

    A Mixed-Methods Study of Unmet Supportive Care Needs Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
    Author Affiliations: The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Drs So, Wong, Choi, C. Chan, J. Chan, and Law); Department of Clinical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, the New Territories (Mr Wan and Ms Mak); Department of Clinical Oncology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan (Mr Ling and Dr Ng); and Department of Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon (Ms Yu), Hong Kong.
    Background: Head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors face increasing challenges to adjust to the diagnosis and late effects of treatment. Identifying unmet needs among HNC survivors is therefore important to provide a comprehensive supportive care service for them.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the unmet supportive care needs (SCNs) of HNC survivors in the first year after treatment. Read More

    A Nurse-Led Care Program for Breast Cancer Patients in a Chemotherapy Day Center: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Authors Affiliations: School of Nursing, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Dr Lai); and School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Drs Lai, Ching, and Wong); and Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Mss Leung, Lee, Wong, and Lo), Hong Kong.
    Background: Healthcare providers are facing the challenge of helping cancer patients cope with the impact of outpatient-based chemotherapy. A nurse-led care program was proposed to address this challenge.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a nurse-led care program for patients receiving outpatient-based chemotherapy. Read More

    Validation of the Integrated Model of Health Literacy in Patients With Breast Cancer.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Sep 11. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Author Affiliations: Master Program in Long-term Care and School of Gerontology Health Management, College of Nursing, and Cochrane Taiwan, Taipei Medical University; and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan (Dr Hou); and School of Occupational Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University (Ms Huang, Mr Lin, and Dr Hsieh), Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ms Lee); and Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (Dr Chen); and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei (Dr Hsieh), Taiwan.
    Background: Health literacy (HL) enables patients with breast cancer to actively participate in health decisions and promote positive health outcomes. The Integrated Model of Health Literacy (IMHL), defined as the personal, situational, and societal/environmental factors that predict the level of HL that can influence health outcomes, incorporates the concepts, determinants, and consequences of HL.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the mechanisms and completeness of the IMHL in patients with breast cancer. Read More

    Moving In and Out of the What-Ifs: The Experiences of Unaffected Women Living in Families Where a Breast Cancer 1 or 2 Genetic Mutation Was Not Found.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Aug 26. Epub 2017 Aug 26.
    Author Affiliations: Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    Background: In families where genetic testing for the breast cancer 1 and 2 genes (BRCA1/2) has not identified a deleterious mutation, the risk for hereditary breast cancer (HBC) can still be high when there is a strong family history. Little is known about how an awareness of risk for HBC impacts the everyday lives of unaffected women (no personal history for breast and/or ovarian cancer) in these families.

    Objective: The aim of this study is to explore how unaffected women, living in BRCA1/2-negative families, experience living with risk for HBC. Read More

    Dimensions of Posttraumatic Growth in Patients With Cancer: A Mixed Method Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Aug 12. Epub 2017 Aug 12.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences (Dr Heidarzadeh); and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (Dr Rassouli), Iran; Billings Clinic, Montana State University, Bozeman (Dr Brant); and Department of Nursing, Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences University (Dr Mohammadi-Shahbolaghi); and School of Paramedicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Dr Alavi-Majd), Tehran, Iran.
    Background: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) refers to positive outcomes after exposure to stressful events. Previous studies suggest cross-cultural differences in the nature and amount of PTG.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore different dimensions of PTG in Iranian patients with cancer. Read More

    Perceptions of Support Groups Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors: "I've Heard of Them, but I've Never Felt the Need to Go".
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Aug 12. Epub 2017 Aug 12.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, University of California at Los Angeles (Drs Green and Pieters); University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center (Ms Wodajo); School of Nursing, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China (Ms Yang); and Torrance Memorial Medical Center, California (Ms Sleven).
    Background: Cancer survivors transitioning from active treatment to posttreatment may lack critical support and information about their posttreatment care. Support groups have the potential to address this gap.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to describe how breast cancer survivors 65 years and older perceived professionally led, in-person support groups. Read More

    Pilot Study of a Communication Coaching Telephone Intervention for Lung Cancer Caregivers.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 27. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Author Affiliations: Divisions of Nursing Research and Education (Drs Wittenberg and Ferrell and Ms Del Ferraro), Medical Oncology (Dr Koczywas), and Biostatistics (Ms Ruel), City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California.
    Background: Family caregivers are a key communication source for nurses, and there is a need to provide communication skill building for caregivers.

    Objective: A pilot study was conducted to determine feasibility and use of a communication coaching telephone intervention aimed at improving caregiver confidence in communication and reducing psychological distress.

    Methods: A printed communication guide for caregivers and a 1-time communication coaching call delivered by a research nurse were provided to caregivers. Read More

    Gender Difference in Cancer Patients' Adherence to Analgesics and Related Outcomes of Pain Management.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 27. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Nursing supervisor, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (Dr Chou); Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan (Dr Fang); Department of Nursing, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taichung (Dr Sun); Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Dr Rau); and Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Chia-Yi Campus, and Department of Nursing, Chia-Yi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Dr Lee), Taiwan.
    Background: Males and females have significant differences in certain medical outcomes. However, little research has explored the gender differences in cancer patient perceptions of analgesics, the relationship between gender and analgesic adherence, or the effectiveness of pain management.

    Objective: The objectives of this study were to compare gender differences associated with hesitancy to use analgesics, analgesic adherence, or pain management effectiveness and to examine whether gender can precisely predict analgesic adherence. Read More

    Interventions Using Social Media for Cancer Prevention and Management: A Systematic Review.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 27. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine, and Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle (Drs Han and Demiris); and Department of Health and Community Systems, School of Nursing, and Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (Dr Lee).
    Background: Regarding cancer awareness, social media effectively promotes health and supports self-management. Given the diverse study designs, methodologies, and approaches of social media interventions in oncology, it is difficult to determine the effects of social media on cancer prevention and management.

    Objective: We aim to systematically review intervention studies using social media for cancer care. Read More

    The Patient-Healthcare Professional Relationship and Communication in the Oncology Outpatient Setting: A Systematic Review.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 27. Epub 2017 Jul 27.
    Author Affiliations: Institute of Nursing, Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen (Mss Prip and Møller); Departments of Oncology (Dr Nielsen and Ms Olsen) and Gastroenterology (Dr Danielsen), Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; and University Hospitals Center for Health Research, Copenhagen University Hospital and University of Copenhagen (Dr Jarden), Denmark.
    Background: Today, cancer care and treatment primarily take place in an outpatient setting where encounters between patients and healthcare professionals are often brief.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to summarize the literature of adult patients' experiences of and need for relationships and communication with healthcare professionals during chemotherapy in the oncology outpatient setting.

    Methods: The systematic literature review was carried out according to PRISMA guidelines and the PICO framework, and a systematic search was conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, and Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice Database. Read More

    Determination of Colorectal Cancer Risk Levels, Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, and Factors Affecting Screening Participation of Individuals Working in Agriculture in Turkey.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 20. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Author Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey (Drs Ilgaz and Gözüm).
    Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth ranked malignancy leading to death in Turkey. Agricultural workers with low socioeconomic level are particularly at risk due to the intense use of pesticides.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine CRC risk levels, status of participation in CRC screenings, and the factors affecting participation in screenings among individuals between 50 and 70 years old working in agriculture. Read More

    The Effects on Children's Anxiety and Quality of Life of a Psychoeducational Program for Families Living With Parental Cancer and Their Network: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 20. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Author Affiliation: Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen, Norway.
    Background: Families living with parental cancer report lack of social support. The Cancer PEPSONE Program (CPP) was developed to bridge the gap between the families and their network.

    Objective: The aims of this study were to study the effect of the CPP on children's anxiety and quality of life (QOL) and examine the association between the CPP's effect on their well parents' received social support, QOL, and psychological distress and the children's anxiety and QOL. Read More

    The Effect on Bone Outcomes of Home-based Exercise Intervention for Prostate Cancer Survivors Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 20. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon (Dr Kim and Ms E. Choi); Department of Urology, Inha University Hospital, and College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon (Drs Seong and Yoon); Department of Urology, Clinical Trials Center for Medical Devices, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Dr Y. D. Choi); Graduate School, Catholic University, Seoul (Mr Y. Song); and Department of Urology, Inha University Hospital, Incheon; and College of Nursing, Ajou University, Suwon (Ms H. Song), South Korea.
    Background: Cancer treatment-induced bone loss has important long-term effects in prostate cancer survivors (PCSs) receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), but little is known about preventive interventions.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a 6-month home-based exercise intervention in PCSs.

    Methods: In this pilot, randomized controlled trial, 51 men (mean age, 70. Read More

    Implementation of a Nurse-driven Educational Program Improves Management of Sorafenib's Toxicities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 20. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Author Affiliations: Medical Oncology, Centre Eugene Marquis (Drs Brunot, Le Sourd, Crouzet, Boucher, Laguerre, and Edeline and Mss M'Sadek and Duval); and Hepatology Unit, CHU Pontchaillou (Drs Le Roy and Guillygomarc'h), Rennes, France.
    Background: Sorafenib is the standard treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Because of its unique toxicities, improving patients' tolerance merits close follow-up. Nurses can play a crucial role by leading a patient educational program (EP). Read More

    Physical Activity and Survival in Women With Advanced Breast Cancer.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 19. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, California (Drs Palesh, Neri, Spiegel, and Koopman); Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester, New York (Dr Kamen); and PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, Palo Alto University, California (Drs Sharp and Golden).
    Background: Several empirical investigations have attempted to characterize the effect of physical activity on cancer mortality, but these investigations have rarely focused on patients with advanced breast cancer.

    Objective: The current study examined the hypothesis that greater physical activity is associated with longer survival among women with advanced breast cancer.

    Methods: We conducted a secondary data analysis of a prospective study of 103 patients with stage IV (n = 100) or locally recurrent (n = 3) breast cancer involved in a group psychotherapy trial. Read More

    Nurses Exploring the Spirituality of Their Patients With Cancer: Participant Observation on a Medical Oncology Ward.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 19. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Author Affiliations: Departments of Spiritual and Pastoral Care (Mrs van Meurs and Dr Smeets) and Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Medicine (Drs Vissers, Groot, and Engels), Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
    Background: Attention for spirituality should be an integral part of professionals' caregiving. Particularly, nurses caring for patients with cancer might have opportunities to give attention to this dimension.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to gain insight in the way and extent to which nurses during daily caregiving observe and explore spiritual issues of hospitalized patients with cancer. Read More

    Coping Strategies Used by Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Survivors: A Literature Review.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Author Affiliations: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane (Ms Lashbrook and Drs Valery and Bernardes); Menzies School of Health Research (Ms Lashbrook and Drs Valery, Knott, and Bernardes), and Charles Darwin University (Dr Kirshbaum), Queensland, Australia.
    Background: Individual coping strategies are a fundamental element underpinning psychosocial distress.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to describe coping strategies and their measurement used by survivors of breast, prostate, and/or colorectal cancer after treatment.

    Methods: A search of electronic databases (PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) was conducted from January 1980 to March 2015. Read More

    Sociodemographic Predictors of Anal Cancer Screening and Follow-up in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Individuals.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Author Affiliation: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Background: Anal cancer in the United States is generally rare; however, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals are 28 times more likely to be given a diagnosis of anal cancer than the general population.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the rates and sociodemographic predictors of anal cancer screening and follow-up anoscopy in a sample of HIV-infected individuals.

    Methods: Data for this study (n = 200) were derived from a retrospective chart review of randomly selected HIV-infected individuals. Read More

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Symptom Burden in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in Malaysia.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Author Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Nursing Science (Dr Chui and Dr Abdullah), Social and Preventive Medicine (Dr Wong), and Surgery (Dr Taib), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Background: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used for cancer- and chemotherapy-related symptoms. Nurses are likely to encounter many CAM users in their practice.

    Objective: The aims of this study were to assess CAM use and examine the symptom burden of CAM and non-CAM users among patients with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. Read More

    Instrument Adaptation, Modification, and Validation for Cultural Beliefs About Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Korean Americans.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea (Dr S.Y. Lee); School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles (Dr E. Lee); and College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr Aranda).
    Background: Studies on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Korean Americans (KAs) lack culturally sensitive, reliable, and validated belief scales.

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to adapt, modify, and validate instruments measuring cultural beliefs (physical space, health temporal orientation, personal control, colon cancer fatalism, and health fatalism) about CRC screening in KAs.

    Methods: In phase I, instrument adaptation and modification (translation from English into Korean, individual interviews using cognitive interviewing, and expert reviews) were used to make existing cultural beliefs instruments culturally appropriate for KAs. Read More

    Validation of a Questionnaire to Delineate the Clinical Trial Nursing Roles in Korea.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jun 28. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    Author Affiliations: Clinical Cancer Center, Bundang CHA University Hospital (Ms Choi); and College of Nursing, CHA University (Dr Park), Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
    Background: In clinical trials, research nurses play a particularly important role in promoting cancer care best practices. However, no Korean questionnaire has been developed to define the clinical trial nursing roles based on Good Clinical Practice standards.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to cross-culturally evaluate the reliability and validity of a Korean version of the Clinical Trials Nursing Questionnaire (CTNQ) among Korean clinical research nurses. Read More

    Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP/NRG Oncology Decision-Making Project 1.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jun 28. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    Author Affiliations: Women's Health Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (Dr Gunn); Department of Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health (Drs Gunn, Bokhour, and V.A. Parker), Massachusetts; Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (Dr P.A. Parker); NRG Oncology, and The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Dr Bandos); and Institute of Public Health, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany (Dr Holmberg and Ms Blakeslee).
    Background: Explanatory models represent patient understanding of etiology, pathophysiology, illness, symptoms, and treatments, but little attention has been paid to how they are used by patients "at risk" for future disease.

    Objective: The aims of this study were to elucidate what constitutes an explanatory model of risk and to describe explanatory models of risk related to developing breast cancer.

    Methods: Thirty qualitative interviews with women identified as at an increased risk for breast cancer were conducted. Read More

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