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    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

    Financial Toxicity Among Patients With Cancer-Where to From Here?
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jul/Aug;40(4):257-258
    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (Dr Gordon), Brisbane, Australia; Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Dr Chan), Queensland, Australia; and School of Nursing (Dr Gordon and Dr Chan) and School of Public Health (Dr Gordon), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

    Population-based Cancer Screening: Measurement of Coordination and Continuity of Care.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jun 15. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    Authors Affiliations: Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology (Drs Benito and Binefa, Mrs Vidal, Fernandez, Padrol, and García and Mr Espinosa); IDIBELL, Institute of Biomedical Research (Drs Benito and Binefa, Mrs Vidal, Fernandez, Padrol, and García and Mr Espinosa); and School of Nursing, University of Barcelona (Dr Benito, Mrs Lluch and Puig), Barcelona, Spain.
    Background: European guidelines for the quality of screening programs for breast and colorectal cancer describe process, structure, and outcome indicators. However, none of them specifically evaluate coordination and continuity of care during the cancer screening process.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify and adapt care quality indicators related to the coordination and continuity of the cancer screening process to assess nursing care in cancer screening programs. Read More

    The Lifestyle Information and Intervention Preferences of Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jun 15. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London (Ms Pugh, Ms Haddrell, Dr Fisher, and Dr Beeken); Children and Young People's Cancer Service, National Health Services Foundation Trust, University College Hospital (Dr Hough); CLIC Sargent (Ms Gravestock), London, United Kingdom.
    Background: Little is currently known about how best to promote healthy lifestyle choices among teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer survivors. Such data gathered from a patient-centered perspective are instrumental for the development of health behavior change interventions for young people with cancer.

    Objective: This study aimed to explore the lifestyle information needs of TYA cancer survivors and their preferences regarding lifestyle information and intervention delivery. Read More

    Being Fully Present: Gains Patients Attribute to a Telephone-Delivered Parenting Program for Child-Rearing Mothers With Cancer.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jun 7. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle.
    Background: Oncology nurses can assist patients in gaining skills and confidence in multiple areas of illness self-management, including parenting skills. Child-rearing parents with cancer are a unique population because they must self-manage their illness and also help their child manage the intrusion of cancer on everyday life. The telephone offers an inexpensive channel for nurses to assist mothers in developing competencies to parent their child. Read More

    The Impact of a Mother's Emotional Strains and Disclosure of Cancer on Her Child's Defensiveness and Adjustment to Cancer.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Jun 7. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia (Dr Arabiat and Mrs Collyer); and School of Nursing, The University of Jordan, Amman (Drs Arabiat, Khalil, and Darawad and Prof Hamdan-Mansour).
    Background: Defensiveness is one of the strategies that children with cancer use against psychosocial difficulties, yet it remains unclear what factors may impact children's use of defensiveness.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the psychological adjustment, including use of defensive behaviors, in children who may or may not be told about the diagnosis of cancer.

    Methods: A total of 58 children and 51 mothers participated in the study. Read More

    The Cancer Worry Scale Revised for Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 19. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Author Affiliations: Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome (Drs Caruso and Vigna); and Department of Psychology, University of Bologna (Dr Gremigni), Italy.
    Background: The Cancer Worry Scale was revised to be used in breast cancer genetic counseling (CWS-GC). This scale is used to identify dimensions that are relevant in the genetic counseling context, such as worry about developing breast cancer, impact of worries on daily life, and risk perception in women attending a counseling session for BRCA1/2 mutations.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the psychometric properties of the CWS-GC in a sample of Italian women. Read More

    Translation and Cultural Adaptation of the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment: An Interdisciplinary Nutritional Instrument Appropriate for Dutch Cancer Patients.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 19. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Author affiliations: Research Group Healthy Ageing, Allied Health Care and Nursing, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands (Mss Sealy and Haß and Drs Ottery, van der Schans, and Jager-Wittenaar); Ottery & Associates, LLC, Oncology Care Consultants, Vernon Hills, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Ottery); and Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Ms Sealy and Drs Roodenburg and Jager-Wittenaar) and Rehabilitation Medicine and Health Psychology Research (Dr van der Schans), University of Groningen, University Medical Center, the Netherlands.
    Background: Assessment of malnutrition is important in cancer patients. The Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA), an instrument that enables interdisciplinary assessment of malnutrition and its risk factors, was not available in Dutch.

    Objective: Translation and cultural adaption of the original English PG-SGA to the Dutch setting. Read More

    Everyday Life After Colon Cancer: The Visible and Invisible Challenges.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliations: SINTEF, Department of Health, Trondheim (Dr Melby); Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo (Dr Hellesø); Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo (Ms Stuhlfauth), Norway.
    Background: There is little research regarding how everyday life is affected by colon cancer treatment. Few studies exist that exclusively examine patients with Dukes C colon cancer. Most studies include other types of bowel cancer and different stages. Read More

    Testing the Implementation of a Pain Self-management Support Intervention for Oncology Patients in Clinical Practice: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study (ANtiPain).
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany (Dr Koller and Mrs Hasemann); Clinic for Palliative Care, Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany (Drs Koller, Gaertner, and Becker and Mrs Hasemann); Palliative Care Center Hildegard, Basel, Switzerland (Dr Gaertner); Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria (Dr Koller); Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland (Drs Koller and De Geest); and Academic Center for Nursing and Midwifery, KU Leuven, Belgium (Dr De Geest).
    Background: In oncology, pain control is a persistent problem. Significant barriers to cancer pain management are patient related. Pain self-management support interventions have shown to reduce pain intensity and patient-related barriers. Read More

    The Differences in Preference for Truth-telling of Patients With Cancer of Different Genders.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliations: College of Medicine, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University (Ms Chen and Dr Tang); and Department of Oncology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Drs Wang and Tang), Taoyuan, Taiwan.
    Background: Patients' personality traits, especially age, gender, and cancer stage, tend to affect doctors' truth-telling methods. However, there is a lack of studies investigating the influence of patients' gender on truth-telling, especially for Asian cultures.

    Objective: The aims of this study were to qualitatively investigate the differences in preferences for truth-telling for patients with cancer of different genders and explore patients' preferences for decision making. Read More

    Assessing Self-concept as a Mediator Between Anger and Resilience in Adolescents With Cancer in Taiwan.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing, National Taiwan University (Drs Wu and Tsai); Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Dr Chang); and School of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taiwan (Dr Liang).
    Background: Anger is considered a common method used by patients to relieve emotional frustrations. However, this emotional response is not a common research focus for adolescents with cancer.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether self-concept mediated the relationship between anger and resilience for adolescent patients currently being treated for cancer. Read More

    A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies Exploring Men's Sense of Masculinity Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliation: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
    Background: There has been little psychosocial research concerning men's adaption to prostate cancer and treatment-related sexual dysfunction. Qualitative studies have explored men's sense of self after treatment, but the data have yet to be synthesized.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to report a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies exploring men's sense of masculinity after treatment of prostate cancer. Read More

    Staring at My Body: The Experience of Body Reconstruction in Breast Cancer Long-term Survivors.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Fooyin University (Mss Chuang and Yin), Kaohsiung; and Department of Nursing (Drs Hsu and Shu) and Institute of Allied Health Sciences (Ms Chuang and Drs Hsu and Shu), College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
    Background: Breast cancer takes time for its survivors after a mastectomy to adjust to their changed bodies. There are limited studies about the process of how those survivors accept the changes of their bodies and how they reestablish their new selves.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to understand the perception of body from women diagnosed with breast cancer more than 5years previously and whose treatment included a mastectomy. Read More

    Providing Coordinated Cancer Care-A Qualitative Study of Norwegian Cancer Coordinators' Experiences of Their Role.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Ms Lie and Dr Solvang); and Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen (Dr Hauken), Norway.
    Background: There is a growing need for strategies to improve coordinated, tailored services in cancer care to meet the comprehensive needs of cancer patients. In Norway, cancer coordinators (CCs) have been established to improve coordination and patient-centeredness of services. Little is known about how CCs engage to provide patients with the needed services and support throughout the treatment. Read More

    The Relationship Between Body Image, Gender, Subjective Norms, and the Decision to Undergo Preventive Mastectomy Among Arab and Jewish BRCA Carriers.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Author affiliations: Nursing School, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel (Ms Kardosh); Nursing Department, School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (Drs Bar-Tal and Barnoy).
    Background: Carriers for a mutation in BRCA1/2 genes have a high, lifelong risk for developing breast cancer. Preventive mastectomy is considered an effective risk reduction surgery. Many factors might affect the decision to undergo preventive mastectomy, including culture, perceived body image after mastectomy and important others opinion. Read More

    The 3-Phase Process in the Cancer Experience of Adolescents and Young Adults.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Author Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, University Centre for Nursing & Midwifery, Ghent University (Ms Belpame and Drs Beeckman, Van Hecke, and Verhaeghe); and Medical Oncology (Mrs Decoene) and Adult Haematology and Stem Cell Transplantation (Mrs Quaghebeur), University Hospital Ghent (Dr Van Hecke), Belgium; and Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands (Dr Kars).
    Background: When confronted with cancer, adolescents and young adults (AYAs) enter a psychosocial trajectory. Previous research has acknowledged the importance of care adjusted to the specific needs of AYAs. To develop AYA-focused care, in-depth knowledge about the experiences of AYAs with cancer is necessary. Read More

    Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Symptom Scale.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Author Affiliations: Nursing Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital-Tamsui (Ms Tsai); Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management (Ms Tsai and Dr Liu); School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University (Ms Tsai, Dr Tsai, Dr Lin, and Dr Liao); Sleep Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital (Dr Tsai); Department of Nursing, Taipei Municipal WanFang Hospital (Dr Tsai); Department of Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital-Taipei, (Dr Liu); Department of Medicine, MacKay Medical College (Dr Liu), Taipei; Biostatistics Center, Taipei Medical University (Dr Lin), Taiwan; Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice Division, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas (Dr Ling), Austin; Pharmerit International (Dr Ling), Bethesda, Maryland; School of Gerontology Health Management, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University (Ms Tseng); and Institute of Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (Dr Liao).
    Background: Women with breast cancer experience a wide spectrum of symptoms after diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms experienced by this specific population might not be fully assessed using available traditional Chinese-language symptom measures.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the latent constructs and psychometric properties of the Chinese Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (C-BCPT) Symptom Scale. Read More

    Elapsed Time Between the First Symptoms of Breast Cancer and Medical Help-Seeking Behavior and the Affecting Factors.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Author Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
    Background: Many studies have determined that the time between women's realization of first symptoms and seeking help from a healthcare professional is more than 1 month. The situation is defined as delay in medical help-seeking behavior (MHSB).

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the time elapsed between the first symptoms of breast cancer and MHSB, as well as the factors contributing to the delay. Read More

    Dilator Use After Vaginal Brachytherapy for Endometrial Cancer: A Randomized Feasibility and Adherence Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 21. Epub 2017 Apr 21.
    Author Affiliations: School of Nursing (Drs Hanlon and Huang) and Department of Radiation Oncology (Dr Lin), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FASTRO Department of Radiation Oncology, Loyola University (Dr Small); and Department of Radiation Oncology, Northwestern University (Dr Strauss), Chicago, Illinois; National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (Dr Hanisch); and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Bai, Wells, and Bruner).
    Background: Vaginal brachytherapy, a common treatment of endometrial cancer, is associated with high rates of vaginal stenosis. Recommendations for vaginal dilator use to minimize stenosis generally include 3 times per week for approximately 10 minutes per use. However, adherence rates range widely and are generally well less than 50%. Read More

    The Preliminary Effects of Massage and Inhalation Aromatherapy on Chemotherapy-Induced Acute Nausea and Vomiting: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
    Background: Despite pharmacological treatment, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are observed in patients.

    Objective: This quasi-randomized controlled pilot study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary effects of massage and inhalation aromatherapies on chemotherapy-induced acute nausea/vomiting.

    Methods: Seventy-five patients with breast cancer were randomly grouped into 1 of 3 groups: massage (n = 25), inhalation (n = 25), and control (n = 25). Read More

    Transfer Between Hospitals Is a Risk Situation for Patients After Lung Cancer Surgery.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: VID Specialized University, Bergen, and Department of Respiratory Medicine, Oslo University Hospital (Dr Oksholm); Division of Emergencies and Critical Care, Oslo University Hospital, and Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo (Dr Rustoen); and Centre for Shared Decision Making and Collaborative Care Research, Oslo University Hospital (Dr Ekstedt), Norway; and Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences | Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden (Dr Ekstedt).
    Background: Patients with lung cancer often undergo surgery shortly after diagnosis. Despite undergoing extensive operation, many patients are transferred to a local hospital a few days after surgery. Transitions between different levels of care are risky due to common medication and follow-up errors. Read More

    Family Functioning Predicts End-of-Life Care Quality in Patients With Cancer: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu (Dr Lee); and Institute of Health Policy and Management, Seoul National University College of Medicine (Dr Yun), Republic of Korea.
    Background: Treating patients with cancer within a family setting is the accepted standard of care and a hallmark of end-of-life (EoL) quality of care (QoC).

    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether family caregiver functioning predicts EoL QoC received by terminally ill patients with cancer.

    Methods: Family caregivers of terminally ill patients with cancer (n = 264) were enrolled from oncology inpatient and outpatient units of 12 large hospitals located in different regions throughout South Korea. Read More

    The Effect of Cancer Patients' and Their Family Caregivers' Physical and Emotional Symptoms on Caregiver Burden.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Cancer Treatment, Section of Radiation Therapy, Division of Cancer, Surgery, and Transplantation, Oslo University Hospital (Dr Johansen); Department of Life Sciences and Health, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Dr Johansen and Dr Cvancarova); Center for Shared Decision Making and Collaborative Care Research, Oslo University Hospital (Dr Ruland); and Department of Medicine, University of Oslo (Dr Ruland), Norway.
    Background: Although there is significant evidence that the family caregivers (FCs) of cancer patients can experience significant caregiver burden and symptoms, less is known about the relationships between FCs and patient characteristics that influence caregiver burden.

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of cancer patients' and FCs' symptoms and demographic characteristics on caregiver burden at initiation of the patients' radiation treatment.

    Methods: Two hundred eighty-one dyads of FCs and cancer patients who received a diagnosis of breast, prostate, melanoma, lymphoma, and head and neck cancers were recruited at the beginning of the patients' radiation treatment. Read More

    Five Phases of Recovery and Rehabilitation After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Qualitative Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: Department of Hematology (Ms van der Lans and Dr Broers), Department of Medical Oncology (Drs Oldenmenger and Witkamp), Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam; and Research Center Innovations in Care, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Dr Witkamp), The Netherlands.
    Background: For patients with a hematological malignancy, allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) is a treatment modality that may cause a wide range of problems. Little is known about the process of recovery and rehabilitation and the problems that alloSCT patients are confronted with during the first-year posttransplant.

    Objective: This study explored the problems of patients during the first year after alloSCT, to better understand the process of recovery and rehabilitation. Read More

    Supportive Care Needs and Association With Quality of Life of Mexican Adults With Solid Cancers.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: Epidemiology and Health Services Research Unit, CMN Siglo XXI, Mexican Institute of Social Security (Dr Doubova); National Center for Prevention and Disease Control Programs, Ministry of Health (Ms Casales-Hernández); and Division of Social Protection and Health, Inter-American Development Bank (Dr Perez-Cuevas), Mexico City, Mexico.
    Background: Patients with cancer have supportive care needs. Studies that analyze the relationship between supportive care needs and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are scarce. Cultural differences in supportive care needs and perceived QoL are also worth analyzing. Read More

    Exploring the Interaction Between Nursing Decision Making and Patient Outcomes in 2 European Cancer Centers: A Qualitative Study.
    Cancer Nurs 2017 Apr 20. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Author Affiliations: Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, San Giovanni Hospital, Bellinzona, Switzerland (Dr Valcarenghi); Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy (Drs Valcarenghi, Bagnasco, Aleo, Catania, and Zanini and Prof Sasso); Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Dr Carnevale); and San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy (Dr Cavaliere).
    Background: In some clinical settings, nurses have difficulty describing the outcomes of their caring activities. Understanding the reasons for this could help nurse leaders to improve the effectiveness and visibility of nursing practice and safeguard nurses' working conditions.

    Objective: The aims of this study were to understand how nurses working in 2 different adult cancer centers make healthcare decisions and assess the respective outcomes on their patients. Read More

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