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Predictors of weight loss during and after radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer: A longitudinal study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 20;39:98-104. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address:

Purpose: Weight loss is a multifactorial condition that commonly affects patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. The aims of this study were to 1) describe body weight changes over time in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancers and 2) explore the influence of pretreatment weight loss, body mass index (BMI) category, symptom burden, mucositis, and nutritional support on body weight changes over time.

Methods: Using a longitudinal design, this study investigated a consecutive cohort of head and neck cancer patients who were treated with radiotherapy between January 2015 to January 2016 in a Taiwan medical center (n = 128). Read More

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The health effects of Baduanjin exercise (a type of Qigong exercise) in breast cancer survivors: A randomized, controlled, single-blinded trial.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 2;39:90-97. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Center, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute & Hospital, Huan-Hu-Xi Road, Ti-Yuan-Bei, He Xi District, Tianjin, 300060, PR China. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Baduanjin exercise, which is a traditional Chinese Qigong exercise, in breast cancer survivors to assess its efficacy for physical and psychological rehabilitation.

Methods: The study was a single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Eighty-six subjects were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 46) or control (n = 40) groups. Read More

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April 2019
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Revie ⊕: An intervention promoting the dignity of individuals with advanced cancer: A feasibility study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 30;39:81-89. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Bern University of Applied Sciences Health, Switzerland.

Purpose: The dignity of patients is a major concern among health professionals engaged in the care of individuals with advanced cancer. Although several dignity promoting interventions have been developed, none of them have focused on a positive, resource-based approach. The aim of our study, entitled Revie ⊕, was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a theory-guided life-review intervention, focusing on strength and resources, for patients with advanced cancer and for nurses delivering the intervention. Read More

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Haematology nurses' perspectives of their patients' places of care and death: A UK qualitative interview study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 7;39:70-80. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK. Electronic address:

Purpose: Patients with haematological malignancies are more likely to die in hospital, and less likely to access palliative care than people with other cancers, though the reasons for this are not well understood. The purpose of our study was to explore haematology nurses' perspectives of their patients' places of care and death.

Method: Qualitative description, based on thematic content analysis. Read More

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Novel measurements for radiodermatitis research and clinical care: A pilot and feasibility study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 16;39:62-69. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

School of Nursing, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA; College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: The role of clinician-measured breast length and bra cup size in the development of radiodermatitis over time and the efficacy of using multiple measurements of skin toxicity during radiotherapy were piloted. The feasibility of measures to be used in a larger future study was assessed.

Methods And Materials: Participants included women receiving normofractionated or accelerated external breast radiotherapy provided in the supine position using 3-dimensional conformal techniques at a US community cancer center. Read More

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April 2019
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Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors' perceptions of participating in a survey - Ethical and methodological considerations.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 2;39:55-61. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Paediatrics, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, S-416 85, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address:

Purpose: The aim of this study was to understand patient-reported perception of participation in a population-based web-survey focusing on sensitive issues for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.

Method: A population-based web survey for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors including a matched control group. Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors from the population-based Swedish National Cancer Registry from four of the six register holders at Regional Cancer Centers in Sweden. Read More

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An exploration of the experiences of women treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer: Learning from recent and historical cohorts to identify enduring needs.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 11;39:47-54. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Combe Park, Bath, BA1 3NG, UK; Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Bristol, BS16 1DD, UK; Florence Nightingale Foundation, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, UK.

Purpose: Recent decades have seen improvements in UK breast cancer services and treatments. Despite this, it is recognised that a range of patients' psychological and emotional needs remain unmet, both at the time of treatment and into survivorship. Using data from two distinct cohorts of women: those treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer historically, and women treated more recently, this study sought to identify and explore those needs and concerns that have continued to persist, despite advances in treatment and care. Read More

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April 2019
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Communication in families with minor children following the loss of a parent to cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 24;39:41-46. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Caring Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Purpose: Family communication is a known protective factor for minor children's psychological health following the death of a parent, but there is little research describing communication within such families specifically from the perspective of the children. The purpose of this study was therefore to explore communication in parentally bereaved families from the perspective of the children and surviving parent.

Methods: Interviews with four parents and four children from four families were analyzed using inductive content analysis. Read More

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Parents' perceptions of how nurses care for children as relatives of an ill patient- Experiences from an oncological outpatient department.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 23;39:35-40. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

CHILD -research Group, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, S - 551 11, Jönköping, Sweden.

Purpose: Research has shown that a child's knowledge about what is happening to a parent when he/she has a cancer disease is crucial to the child's health and wellbeing. Therefore the purpose of this study was to explore parents' perceptions of how nurses in clinical practice care for children as relatives when one parent in the family has a cancer disease.

Method: A qualitative explorative design with interviews was used. Read More

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'What are you crying for? I don't even know you' - The experiences of teenagers communicating with their peers when returning to school.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 24;39:28-34. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

The School of Psychology, The University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Young people (YP) returning to school after a cancer diagnosis and treatment have to decide who has the right to know about their cancer experiences and how to distribute this information to peers. Young people face unique challenges in this area because of their life stage, their need to reintegrate with peers, and their own approach to their disease and treatment. This paper explores the perspectives of young people as they return to school during and after curative cancer treatment. Read More

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April 2019
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Spirituality among parents of children with cancer in a Middle Eastern country.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 2;39:21-27. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address:

Purpose: Family caregivers of children with cancer face emotional, psychological, and spiritual challenges coping with their child's illness. For ensuring comprehensive multidisciplinary pediatric care, there is a need to understand and define what spirituality means for them in relation to their child's illness. The purpose of this study is to understand the meaning of spirituality for parents of cancer patients in Lebanon. Read More

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April 2019
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Sexuality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A mixed methods study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 4;39:10-20. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Nursing, 2800 University Way NW, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study examined patients' experiences of sexuality following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A secondary aim of the study was to explore healthcare provider-patient communication about sexuality.

Methods: A mixed methods design was employed with an embedded qualitative-quantitative approach whereby the quantitative data were used to supplement the qualitative results. Read More

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April 2019
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Young children's experiences of living an everyday life with cancer - A three year interview study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Apr 23;39:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

School of Health Science, Jonkoping University, PO Box 1026, S-551 11, Jonkoping, Sweden. Electronic address:

Purpose: The young child's experiences of living with cancer are crucial to providing evidence based care. This study explores and describes experiences of everyday life of young children with cancer, over a three year period from diagnosis.

Method: This is a longitudinal, inductive interview study with young children with cancer, and their parents. Read More

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Cancer patients' experiences of communicating and dealing with their older parents: A qualitative study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 17;38:98-103. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

Purpose: In 2017 almost 25,000 Belgians between 40 and 60 years (38% of new diagnoses) were diagnosed with cancer. With increasing life expectancy the chance augments that these patients still have older parents alive. This implies that oncology care should also take into account the impact cancer may have on (the relationship with) older parents. Read More

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February 2019

Does lack of deeper understanding of shared decision making explains the suboptimal performance on crucial parts of it? An example from breast cancer care.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 15;38:92-97. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

School CAPHRI, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Universiteitssingel 40, 6229 ER, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Department of Family Medicine, Maastricht University, Debeyeplein 1, 6229 ER, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Purpose: Although most of the clinicians in breast cancer care seem to approve of shared decision making (SDM), actual implementation is limited. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences, issues and concerns of early-adopter professionals with regards to shared decision making.

Methods: This qualitative descriptive study was part of a pilot study aimed at implementing SDM in breast cancer teams. Read More

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February 2019

Effects of a psychosocial intervention on the quality of life of primary caregivers of women with breast cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 11;38:85-91. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Electronic address:

Purpose: Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer among women in Nigeria. The care of such patients has shifted from hospital-based care to home and community care, with the resultant increase in responsibility and burden on caregivers. The study aimed to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention programme on the quality of life (QOL) and caregiver burden of the primary caregivers of women with breast cancer. Read More

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February 2019
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Qualitative study of patients with metastatic prostate cancer to adherence of hormone therapy.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 12;38:8-12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Division of Medical Oncology 1, IRCCS "Regina Elena" National Cancer Institute, Via Elio Chianesi, 53, 00144, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

Purpose: To explore adherence to oral hormone treatment in patients with metastatic prostate cancer (mCRPC) and to identify the factors that influence it.

Methods: A qualitative exploratory study was conducted at the National Cancer Institute of Rome. Patients aged >18 years with castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and who were using oral hormone drugs were recruited. Read More

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February 2019
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Couples coping with nutrition-related problems in advanced cancer: A qualitative study in primary care.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 22;38:76-84. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Ghent University, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, B-9000, Ghent, Belgium; End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University, Belgium. Electronic address:

Purpose: Nutrition-related problems are common in patients with advanced cancer. They can disrupt daily life and routines. This study aimed to explore how couples cope with this source of distress. Read More

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February 2019
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Difficulty in returning to school among adolescent leukemia survivors: A qualitative descriptive study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 24;38:70-75. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the difficulties experienced by adolescent leukemia survivors upon their return to school using qualitative study methods.

Methods: Study participants include 14 adolescents who visited a hospital for follow-up care following treatment for leukemia at a university hospital in Seoul. We investigated difficulties in returning to school using in-depth interviews. Read More

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February 2019
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Unmet needs of cancer patients with chemotherapy-related hand-foot syndrome and targeted therapy-related hand-foot skin reaction: A qualitative study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 6;38:65-69. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Keio Cancer Center, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan. Electronic address:

Purpose: The objective of this qualitative study was to understand the perceived needs of advanced-stage cancer patients with chemotherapy-related hand-foot syndrome (HFS) and/or targeted therapy-related hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR).

Method: Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 20 outpatients with advanced/recurrent cancer and chemotherapy-related HFS and/or targeted therapy-related HFSR using a semi-structured interview guide at Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. Read More

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February 2019
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Health behavior changes in African American family members facing lung cancer: Tensions and compromises.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 7;38:57-64. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

College of Nursing, University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie Campus, East Campus, P.O. Box 1337, 807 Hampton St., Walterboro, SC, 29488, USA.

Purpose: Behavioral interventions targeting cancer survivors often fail to address the clustering of unhealthy behaviors among family members and friends, and the impact of close relationships on behavior change. The study's aim was to identify factors associated with receptivity and preferences for lifestyle behavior change among family members of African-American survivors of lung cancer.

Methods: Principles of social cognitive theory guided the design. Read More

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February 2019
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Medical, social, and personal factors as correlates of quality of life among older cancer patients with permanent stoma.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 28;38:50-56. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Electronic address:

Purpose: The vast majority of cancer patients experience a substantial reduction in their quality of life (QOL) following a stoma procedure. There is a paucity of studies that examine QOL of patients with stoma and only a small percentage of these studies focuses on older patients. This study assesses the level of QOL of older patients with a permanent stoma; and examines the associations between three categories of variables -personal, medical, and social -and QOL. Read More

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February 2019
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Symptoms and management of children with incurable cancer in mainland China.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 22;38:42-49. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, 510641, China.

Purpose: This study was designed to report information regarding symptomology of incurable pediatric cancer to promote proactive medicine and support for children and their families in the palliative phase in Mainland China.

Method: A multi-center retrospective cohort study including 205 children who died from incurable cancer between June 2008 and September 2013 were analyzed.

Results: An incurable diagnosis was confirmed between 0 and 1726 (median, 279) days from initial diagnosis with death occurring between 1 and 239(median, 83) days. Read More

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February 2019
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Maintaining psychosocial wellbeing for post-treatment haematological cancer survivors: Strategies and potential barriers.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 27;38:36-41. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

School of Nursing, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Purpose: Haematological cancers often require aggressive treatment which can cause both late and long term physical and psychosocial effects that can appear years after treatment ends. However there is a paucity of studies that focus on psychosocial issues among post-treatment haematological cancer survivors. This research aimed to explore the strategies used by haematological cancer survivors to maintain psychosocial wellbeing in the post-treatment period, and examine the barriers they identify to maintaining wellbeing. Read More

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February 2019

Transition experiences during courses of incurable cancer from the perspective of bereaved spouses.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 23;38:28-35. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, Nord University, Bodø, Norway. Electronic address:

Purpose: The present study explores transition experiences during courses of incurable cancer from the perspective of bereaved spouses.

Method: Ten bereaved spouses participated in individual semi-structured interviews conducted in participants' private homes. The study takes a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach and data was analysed inspired by the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur's theory of interpretation. Read More

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February 2019

Relationships among fatigue, physical activity, depressive symptoms, and quality of life in Chinese children and adolescents surviving cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 22;38:21-27. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

School of Nursing, 4/F, William MW Mong Block, No 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. Electronic address:

Purpose: Fatigue is the most common concern reported by childhood cancer survivors. Assessing its occurrence and severity is a prerequisite for planning and evaluating appropriate interventions. Nevertheless, there is a lack of large-scale surveys which examine the occurrence and severity of fatigue and its associated factors. Read More

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February 2019
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Transition experiences during courses of incurable cancer from the perspective of patients.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 23;38:13-20. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Health Services Research Unit, Lillebælt Hospital, Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Kabbeltoft 25, Bygning S100, 7100, Vejle, Denmark. Electronic address:

Purpose: The present study explores patients' experiences of transitions during courses of incurable cancer. So far, qualitative studies have primarily contributed with insight on what it is like living with incurable cancer related to predefined areas in patients' lives. Studies rarely focus on transition experiences and none have explored patients' transition experiences throughout the course of illness. Read More

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February 2019

Medication adherence after pediatric allogeneic stem cell transplantation: Barriers and facilitators.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2019 Feb 23;38:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Lyon Public Hospices, Lyon, France; EA4129, Systemic Health Pathway Laboratory, Lyon, France; Pharmacy, Centre Hospital Group, Lyon, France.

Purpose: Immunosuppressive therapy following pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is essential for the patient's prognosis, as the antibioprophylaxis and the isolation measures. But medication adherence is suboptimal for children and adolescents, from 52 to 73% in literature. The aim of this study is to provide an understanding of medication adherence after pediatric allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT), by identifying facilitators and barriers. Read More

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February 2019

Caregiver burden among Chinese family caregivers of patients with lung cancer: A cross-sectional survey.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 5;37:74-80. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Healthcare, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China.

Purpose: To investigate the status of caregiver burden and to identify the factors related to caregiver burden among Chinese family caregivers of patients with lung cancer.

Methods: A cross-sectional design with convenience sampling was used in this study. Participants (N = 116) from the oncology inpatient ward at one teaching hospital in Chengdu were recruited from June 2015 to June 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 31;37:65-73. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Men with metastatic prostate cancer experience high levels of unmet supportive care needs in current healthcare delivery. We set out to determine the effectiveness of a multimodality supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention on the prevalence of unmet supportive care needs for men and their partner/caregivers.

Methods: A prospective parallel group, pilot randomised controlled pilot trial in 4 hospitals in Scotland. Read More

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December 2018
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This is an older men's world: A qualitative study of men's experiences with prostate cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 3;37:56-64. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, Rijnsburgerweg 10, 2333 AA, Leiden, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Purpose: Prostate cancer is highly prevalent and invasive among older men. Not knowing their experiences hampers care and support to men with prostate cancer and prostate cancer survivors. This study aims to provide insight into older men's experiences with prostate cancer in order to improve personalised care. Read More

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December 2018
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Health-related quality of life in patients with prostate cancer and their spouses: Results from a longitudinal study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 2;37:51-55. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Nursing Science, University of Tampere, Arvo, FI-33014, Finland; Department of General Administration, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, PO Box 2000, FI-33521, Tampere University Hospital, Finland. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore changes in HRQoL (health-related quality of life) and identify the associated factors in patients with prostate cancer and their spouses during the year following their diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Methods: The longitudinal study design consisted of 179 patients and 166 spouses, using discretionary sampling, at five Finnish central hospitals. Participants completed a self-reported RAND-36-Item Health Survey at three time-points: time of diagnosis and 6 and 12 months later. Read More

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December 2018
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Relationship between subjective taste alteration and weight loss in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy: A longitudinal study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 12;37:43-50. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

ShanXi Hospital of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, 030013, Taiyuan, China.

Purpose: To conduct a dynamic and comprehensive evaluation of subjective taste alteration (STA)and identify the association between STA and weight loss in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) who were treated with radiotherapy.

Methods: STA and weight of 114 patients were recorded at baseline, mid-treatment, post-treatment, and one to two months after radiotherapy (follow-up). Generalized estimating equations (GEE) were used to conduct repeated measures analyses of STA and weight loss at four time-points and assess the relationship between them. Read More

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December 2018
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Patients' participation during treatment and care of breast cancer - a possibility and an imperative.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 30;37:35-42. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

Purpose: To explore how patients experience participation during treatment and care for breast cancer related to their understanding.

Method: Semi-structured individual interviews with 16 women diagnosed with breast cancer. Interpretative qualitative content analysis was performed. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of the effects of walking as an exercise intervention for children and adolescents with cancer: A feasibility study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 19;37:29-34. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Purpose: To examine the effects of walking exercise on exercise tolerance, fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life (QOL) for children and adolescents with cancer.

Methods: A 6-week walking exercise regimen was implemented in pediatric hematological and oncological wards and in clinics of a medical center in Taiwan. A 6-min walk test (6MWT), fatigue, sleep quality, and QOL were measured at baseline and for six subsequent weeks. Read More

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December 2018
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Factors associated with dexamethasone-induced hiccups in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A case control study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 19;37:23-28. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify demographic, health- and cancer-related, and physiological factors associated with dexamethasone-induced intractable hiccups in cancer patients.

Method: This study adopted a retrospective case control design. The study subjects were 168 cancer patients admitted to a university hospital for chemotherapy between October 2011 and December 2016: 58 patients who experienced intractable hiccups while on dexamethasone (cases) and 110 matched patients who received dexamethasone but did not experience hiccups (controls). Read More

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December 2018
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An exerciSe program to improve depression And sleep Disorders in oncology patients: The SAD study.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 17;37:19-22. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

University of the Pacific, Mathematics Department, Stockton, CA, 95204, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if a structured supervised outpatient exercise program specifically for cancer patients would be associated with improvements in insomnia and depression after attending for 10-weeks.

Design: Descriptive observational study.

Sample And Setting: 75 adult subjects attended an outpatient hospital based exercise program specifically for cancer patients and coordinated by an exercise physiologist and a physical therapist. Read More

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The role of temperature in the detection and diagnosis of neutropenic sepsis in adult solid tumour cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 21;37:12-18. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

University of Sheffield, Weston Park Hospital, Witham Road, Sheffield, S10 2SJ, UK.

Purpose: The primary aim of this study was to examine the value of temperature as a diagnostic and prognostic indicator of infection and sepsis in neutropenic patients. A secondary aim was to gain insight into the presenting symptoms reported by these patients at home or on their initial admission assessment.

Methods: A cohort study was carried out using a case note review of 220 emergency admissions to a regional cancer centre. Read More

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December 2018
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Positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety in Taiwanese patients and their partners.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 6;37:1-11. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Purpose: Few studies have examined positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety in prostate cancer patients and their partners. Thus, this study explored positive and negative affect and prostate cancer-specific anxiety as well as their associated factors in prostate cancer patients and their partners.

Method: A prospective repeated-measures design was used. Read More

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December 2018
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Promoting a safety culture through effective nursing leadership in cancer care.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 10;36:vi-vii

EONS Past President, Royal College of Nursing Chair of Nursing Research, Cardiff University, UK.

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October 2018
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A biopsychosocial model of resilience for breast cancer: A preliminary study in mainland China.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 6;36:95-102. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, 510641, China.

Purpose: Patients diagnosed with breast cancer exhibited critical biopsychosocial functions following surgery or adjuvant treatment; therefore, it is important that they exhibit resilience. A Resilience Model for Breast Cancer (RM-BC) was developed using Chinese breast cancer patients to increase our understanding of how resilience outcomes are positively and negatively affected by protective and risk factors, respectively.

Methods: Chinese women with breast cancer completed the questionnaires within 1 week of beginning treatment. Read More

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October 2018
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A narrative literature review examining cancer treatment issues for patients living with intellectual disabilities.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 18;36:9-15. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Nursing, Brooks Building, Birley Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Purpose: The experiences of cancer care can be mediated by many different factors and this narrative literature review aims to explore the experiences of cancer care in relation to people with intellectual disabilities receiving cancer treatment.

Method: We undertook a search for articles in English from (Jan) 2000-(Feb) 2018 using Medline, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, ASSIA and Wiley. The inclusion criteria are 2000-2018, English language and focussing on experiences of cancer journey. Read More

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October 2018
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Swallowing ability and its impact on dysphagia-specific health-related QOL in oral cavity cancer patients post-treatment.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 5;36:89-94. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Chang Gung Medical Foundation, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Proton and Radiation Therapy Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of swallowing ability, depression, and dysphagia-specific health-related quality of life (QOL), and the predictors of dysphagia-specific health-related QOL in oral cavity cancer patients post-treatment.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of 151 oral cavity cancer patients was performed at a medical center. Patients were assessed for swallowing ability, depression, and dysphagia-specific health-related QOL. Read More

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October 2018
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Understanding the impact of chemotherapy on dignity for older people and their partners.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 29;36:82-88. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

The Christie NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4BX, England, UK. Electronic address:

Purpose: Chemotherapy poses challenges for older patients, with potential comorbidities, mobility and functional problems that may adversely affect their dignity. Patients may struggle with side-effects but fail to inform health professionals, impacting on clinical management and unresolved needs/concerns. This study aims to explore the impact of dignity during chemotherapy for older people and partners. Read More

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October 2018
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Psychometric properties of the Menopause Specific Quality of Life questionnaire among Thai women with a history of breast cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 25;36:75-81. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, University of Michigan School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Michigan, 48109-5482, USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Thai Menopause Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOL) instrument in menopausal Thai women with a history of breast cancer.

Methods: Two hundred and ninety women with a history of breast cancer who reported hot flashes completed the Thai MENQOL. Internal consistency reliability and item analysis were used to evaluate the reliability of the Thai MENQOL. Read More

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October 2018
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Role of advanced nurse practitioners in the care pathway for children diagnosed with leukemia.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 25;36:68-74. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, University Hospitals of Geneva, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 4, 1205, Geneva, Switzerland.

Purpose: The development of advanced nursing practices (ANP) can meet challenges presented by evolving needs of health care. We aimed at describing the approach taken to implement ANP in a pediatric oncology-hematology unit.

Method: The Participatory, Evidence-informed, Patient-centered Process for Advanced practice was considered as a conceptual framework for the development, implementation and evaluation of the nursing role. Read More

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October 2018
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Fatigue in cancer patients: Development and validation of a short form of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-10).

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 25;36:62-67. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Laboratory Epsylon EA4556 Dynamics of Human Abilities and Health Behaviors, University of Montpellier 3, Montpellier, France; Epidaure, Prevention Department, Montpellier Cancer Institute, Montpellier, France.

Purpose: The MFI was developed in 1995 to assess fatigue as a multidimensional concept. This questionnaire has been widely translated and used; however, its multidimensional structure has not been consistent across studies. In addition there is a need for short questionnaires in the clinical context. Read More

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October 2018
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Identifying symptoms using the drawings of 4-7 year olds with cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 23;36:56-61. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada. Electronic address:

Purpose: Symptom burden in children with cancer who are less than 8 years old is not well understood. Our research focuses on identifying how to structure a self-report instrument for younger children. Our aim was to describe how children with cancer, aged 4-7 years, express their symptoms through drawings. Read More

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October 2018
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'Life then', 'life interrupted', 'life reclaimed': The fluctuation of agency in teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 23;36:48-55. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

School of Healthcare Sciences, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 4XN, UK. Electronic address:

Purpose: This paper presents findings from an in-depth study exploring agency in decision making when young people experience cancer.

Methods: Exploratory case studies were utilised to examine all aspects of decision making, beginning with the onset of symptoms followed by diagnosis and treatment. Interviews, observations and documentary analysis were used to generate data. Read More

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October 2018
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An ethnographic inquiry into the psychosocial care for oncology patients in the community: Healing from the 4Es.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Oct 22;36:40-47. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Electronic address:

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore how the provision of community care in a cancer support center can help cancer patients and survivors cope with the demands of cancer and its treatment.

Methods: A focused ethnographic approach was adopted. Data were collected through participant observations and focus groups with various stakeholders. Read More

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October 2018
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