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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899312/exploratory-factor-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-s-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-questionnaire-rtog-modification
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Stephanie L Pugh, Gwen Wyatt, Raimond K W Wong, Stephen M Sagar, Bevan Yueh, Anurag K Singh, Min Yao, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tan, Sue S Yom, Francis S Cardinale, Khalil Sultanem, D Ian Hodson, Greg A Krempl, Ariel Chavez, Alexander M Yeh, Deborah W Bruner
CONTEXT: The 15-item University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) modification (UW-QOL-RTOG modification) has been used in several trials of head and neck cancer conducted by NRG Oncology such as RTOG 9709, RTOG 9901, RTOG 0244, and RTOG 0537. OBJECTIVES: This study is an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to establish validity and reliability of the instrument subscales. METHODS: EFA on the UW-QOL - RTOG modification was conducted using baseline data from NRG Oncology's RTOG 0537, a trial of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in treating radiation-induced xerostomia...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876636/concordance-between-veterans-self-report-and-documentation-of-surrogate-decision-makers-implications-for-quality-measurement
#2
Kimberly K Garner, Patricia Dubbert, Shelly Lensing, Dennis H Sullivan
CONTEXT: The Measuring What Matters (MWM) initiative of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association identified documentation of a surrogate decision maker as one of the top 10 quality indicators in the acute hospital and hospice settings. OBJECTIVES: To better understand the potential implementation of this MWM quality measure #8, Documentation of Surrogate in outpatient primary care settings by describing primary care patients' self-reported identification and documentation of a surrogate decision maker...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876635/creating-humanistic-clinicians-through-palliative-care-education
#3
Elaine Wittenberg, Sandra L Ragan, Betty Ferrell, Rose Virani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 19, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871931/the-numbers-don-t-speak-for-themselves-biochemical-values-associated-with-pressure-ulcer-healing-in-patients-with-advanced-illness
#4
LETTER
Jason Corban, Vincent Maida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864126/the-use-of-life-sustaining-procedures-in-the-last-month-of-life-is-associated-with-more-depressive-symptoms-in-surviving-spouses
#5
Katherine A Ornstein, Melissa D Aldridge, Melissa M Garrido, Rebecca Gorges, Evan Bollens-Lund, Albert L Siu, Kenneth M Langa, Amy S Kelley
CONTEXT: Family caregivers of individuals with serious illness who undergo intensive life-sustaining medical procedures at the end of life may be at risk of negative consequences including depression. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between patients' use of life-sustaining procedures at the end of life and depressive symptoms in their surviving spouses. METHODS: We used data from the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal survey of U...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845238/how-to-establish-successful-research-partnerships-in-global-health-palliative-care
#6
LETTER
Richard Harding, Eve Namisango, Lukas Radbruch, Elly T Katabira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840229/caregivers-perspectives-on-the-use-of-long-term-oxygen-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-breathlessness-a-qualitative-study
#7
Aileen Collier, Katrina Breaden, Jane L Phillips, Meera Agar, Caroline Litster, David C Currow
CONTEXT: Despite limited clinical evidence, long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is used for the management of refractory breathlessness in people with life-limiting illnesses who are not necessarily hypoxaemic. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to understand caregiver factors associated with caring for someone with LTOT from the perspectives and experiences of caregivers themselves. METHODS: The qualitative study used semi-structured interviews...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838195/impact-of-adding-a-pictorial-display-to-enhance-recall-of-cancer-patient-histories-a-randomized-trial
#8
Gary Wolch, Sunita Ghosh, Curtiss Boyington, Sharon M Watanabe, Robin Fainsinger, Sarah Burton Macleod, Vincent Thai, JoAnn Thai, Konrad Fassbender
CONTEXT: Current healthcare delivery models have increased the need for safe and concise patient handover. Handover interventions in the literature have focused on the use of structured tools, but have not evaluated their ability to facilitate retention of patient information. OBJECTIVES: In this study, mock pictorial displays were generated in an attempt to create a snapshot of each patient's medical and social circumstances. These pictorial displays contained the patient's photograph and other disease and treatment related images...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832984/respiratory-symptoms-sleep-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer
#9
Vivian Weiqun Lou, Elaine Jieling Chen, Hong Jian, Zhan Zhou, Jingfen Zhu, Guohong Li, Yaping He
OBJECTIVES: The study was designed to examine the relationships between respiratory symptoms, sleep disturbance, and quality of life among patients with advanced lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 128 patients with advanced lung cancer (from chest oncology inpatient-units in Shanghai, China) participated in the study. They completed two questionnaires: the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung (FACT-L), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832983/simple-biomarkers-during-the-last-month-of-life-of-terminal-cancer-patients-a-sequential-study
#10
LETTER
In Cheol Hwang, Youngmin Park, Yong Joo Lee, Hong Yup Ahn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825847/a-case-of-opioid-toxicity-on-conversion-from-extended-release-oxycodone-and-naloxone-to-extended-release-oxycodone-in-a-patient-with-liver-dysfunction
#11
LETTER
Abigail E Franklin, Melanie R Lovell, Frances Boyle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815169/caring-for-dying-patients-in-the-nursing-home-voices-from-frontline-nursing-home-staff
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John G Cagle, Kathleen T Unroe, Morgan Bunting, Brittany Bernard, Susan C Miller
CONTEXT: Nursing homes are an important site for end of life care, yet little is known about the perspectives of the front line staff who provide a majority of this care. OBJECTIVE: To describe, from the staff perspective, positive/negative experiences related to caring for dying residents. METHODS: Qualitative analysis using survey data from staff working in 52 Indiana nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS: 707 frontline staff who provide nursing, nurse aide and social work services responded to open-ended prompts...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810568/dignity-therapy-and-life-review-for-palliative-care-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Dean Vuksanovic, Heather J Green, Murray Dyck, Shirley A Morrissey
CONTEXT: Dignity therapy (DT) is a psychotherapeutic intervention with increasing evidence of acceptability and utility in palliative care settings. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the legacy creation component of DT by comparing this intervention with life review (LR) and waitlist control (WC) groups. METHODS: Seventy adults with advanced terminal disease were randomly allocated to DT, LR, or WC followed by DT, of which 56 completed the study protocol...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810565/frequency-and-predictors-of-acute-hospitalization-before-death-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
#14
Eli L Diamond, Katherine S Panageas, Alexis Dallara, Ariel Pollock, Allison J Applebaum, Alan C Carver, Elena Pentsova, Lisa M DeAngelis, Holly G Prigerson
CONTEXT: Glioblastoma (GBM) is a devastating and incurable neuro-oncologic disease, and issues related to the end of life are almost invariably a matter of "when," not a matter of "if." Optimizing symptom management and quality of life in later stages of disease is of the utmost priority. OBJECTIVES: To examine the frequency of and factors associated with late acute hospital admission before death in patients with GBM. METHODS: Case-control study comparing patients with GBM admitted to the hospital within one month of death to those without late hospital admission...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810572/how-islam-influences-end-of-life-care-education-for-palliative-care-clinicians
#15
Madeline Leong, Sage Olnick, Tahara Akmal, Amanda Copenhaver, Rab Razzak
CONTEXT: According to the Joint Commission, cultural competency is a core skill required for end-of-life care. Religious and cultural beliefs predominantly influence patients' lives, especially during the dying process. Therefore, palliative care clinicians should have at least a basic understanding of major world religions. Islam is a major world religion with 1.7 billion followers. At our institution, a needs assessment showed a lack of knowledge with Islamic teachings regarding end-of-life care...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810571/assessment-of-burden-among-family-caregivers-of-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-using-the-zarit-burden-interview
#16
Peter Hagell, Anette Alvariza, Albert Westergren, Kristofer Årestedt
CONTEXT: Previous studies have supported the psychometric properties of the 22-item Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI-22) scale among family caregivers of people with various disorders, including Parkinson´s disease (PD). However, its short-forms have not been psychometrically tested among PD family caregivers, and available psychometric analyses have not accounted for the ordinal nature of item-level data. OBJECTIVES: To assess the psychometric properties of the ZBI-22 and its short forms among family caregivers of people with PD, while taking account for the ordinal nature of data...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810570/adherence-to-measuring-what-matters-items-when-caring-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-vs-solid-tumors
#17
Thomas W LeBlanc, Christine Ritchie, Fred Friedman, Janet Bull, Jean S Kutner, Kimberly S Johnson, Arif H Kamal
CONTEXT: Measuring What Matters (MWM) prioritizes quality measures in palliative care practice. Hematologic malignancy patients are less likely to access palliative care, yet little is known about their unique needs. Differences in MWM adherence may highlight opportunities to improve palliative care in hematology. OBJECTIVES: To assess adherence to MWM measures by palliative care clinicians caring for patients with hematologic malignancies, compared to those with solid tumors...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810569/dignity-and-psychosocial-related-variables-in-advanced-and-non-advanced-cancer-patients-by-using-the-patient-dignity-inventory-italian-version-pdi-it
#18
Luigi Grassi, Anna Costantini, Rosangela Caruso, Serena Brunetti, Paolo Marchetti, Silvana Sabato, Maria Giulia Nanni
CONTEXT: The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a valid and reliable instrument to measure dignity, as a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing in palliative care patients and an essential dimension for a comprehensive patient-centered approach OBJECTIVES: We examined the factor structure and the correlation of the Italian version of the PDI (PDI-IT) with psychosocial variables among advanced and non-advanced cancer outpatients in two Italian centers. METHODS: In a sample of 194 patients principal component analysis, reliability analysis (Cronbach's coefficient alpha), and correlation analysis of the PDI-IT were performed...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810567/development-of-the-eortc-qlq-cax24-a-questionnaire-for-cancer-patients-with-cachexia
#19
S J Wheelwright, J B Hopkinson, A-S Darlington, D F Fitzsimmons, P Fayers, T R Balstad, A Bredart, E Hammerlid, S Kaasa, O Nicolatou-Galitis, M Pinto, H Schmidt, T S Solheim, F Strasser, I M Tomaszewska, C D Johnson
CONTEXT: Cachexia is commonly found in cancer patients and has profound consequences yet there is only one questionnaire that examines the patient's perspective. OBJECTIVE: To report a rigorously developed module for patient self-reported impact of cancer cachexia. METHODS: Module development followed published guidelines. Patients from across the cancer cachexia trajectory were included. In Phase 1, HRQOL issues were generated from a literature review and interviews with patients in four countries...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810566/pc-facs-for-december
#20
Marilyn Herleth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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