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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537958/everyday-life-after-colon-cancer-the-visible-and-invisible-challenges
#1
Susanne Stuhlfauth, Line Melby, Ragnhild Hellesø
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. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to explore and describe how colon cancer survivors experience everyday life in general and sexuality in particular after treatment of Dukes C colon cancer. METHODS: The study is exploratory and descriptive and uses semistructured interviews to collect data...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537957/testing-the-implementation-of-a-pain-self-management-support-intervention-for-oncology-patients-in-clinical-practice-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-antipain
#2
Antje Koller, Jan Gaertner, Sabina De Geest, Monika Hasemann, Gerhild Becker
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. Comparative effectiveness research is a suitable approach to test whether effects are sustained in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: In this pilot randomized controlled trial, the implementation of the ANtiPain intervention into clinical practice was tested to assess the effects on pain intensity, function-related outcomes, self-efficacy, and patient-related barriers to pain management to prepare a larger effectiveness trial...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537956/the-differences-in-preference-for-truth-telling-of-patients-with-cancer-of-different-genders
#3
Shih-Ying Chen, Hung-Ming Wang, Woung-Ru Tang
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...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537955/assessing-self-concept-as-a-mediator-between-anger-and-resilience-in-adolescents-with-cancer-in-taiwan
#4
Wei-Wen Wu, Joanne T Chang, Shao-Yu Tsai, Shu-Yuan 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. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 40 adolescents with cancer was conducted...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537954/a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies-exploring-men-s-sense-of-masculinity-post-prostate-cancer-treatment
#5
Obrey Alexis, Aaron James Worsley
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. METHODS: Six databases were searched to identify relevant studies conducted and published between January 1990 and August 2016...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537953/staring-at-my-body-the-experience-of-body-reconstruction-in-breast-cancer-long-term-survivors
#6
Li-Yu Chuang, Yu-Yun Hsu, Shu-Yuan Yin, Bih-Ching Shu
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. METHODS: A phenomenological method was applied to this study...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537952/providing-coordinated-cancer-care-a-qualitative-study-of-norwegian-cancer-coordinators-experiences-of-their-role
#7
Nataskja-Elena Kersting Lie, May Aasebø Hauken, Per Koren Solvang
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. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore how Norwegian CCs experience their role and how they enact it in order to enhance coordinated cancer care...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538002/the-cancer-worry-scale-revised-for-breast-cancer-genetic-counseling
#8
Anita Caruso, Cristina Vigna, Paola Gremigni
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...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538001/translation-and-cultural-adaptation-of-the-scored-patient-generated-subjective-global-assessment-an-interdisciplinary-nutritional-instrument-appropriate-for-dutch-cancer-patients
#9
Martine J Sealy, Ulrike Haß, Faith D Ottery, Cees P van der Schans, Jan L N Roodenburg, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar
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. METHODS: The PG-SGA was translated and culturally adapted, following the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research principles...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481778/the-relationship-between-body-image-gender-subjective-norms-and-the-decision-to-undergo-preventive-mastectomy-among-arab-and-jewish-brca-carriers
#10
Majeda Kardosh, Yoram Bar-Tal, Sivia 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. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate BRCA mutation carriers' decision to undergo preventive mastectomy and the relationship between culture, gender, body image, and the decision...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481777/the-3-phase-process-in-the-cancer-experience-of-adolescents-and-young-adults
#11
Nathalie Belpame, Marijke C Kars, Dimitri Beeckman, Elsie Decoene, Marijke Quaghebeur, Ann Van Hecke, Sofie Verhaeghe
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. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to discover the psychosocial experiences of and their meanings for AYAs enduring cancer, as well as its treatment and follow-up, and to capture the basic social psychological process that shaped these experiences...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481776/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-breast-cancer-prevention-trial-symptom-scale
#12
Ching-Fen Tsai, Pei-Shan Tsai, Chien-Liang Liu, Yen-Kuang Lin, You-Li Ling, Ing-Jy Tseng, Yuan-Mei 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. METHODS: Two hundred women with breast cancer were recruited in Taiwan...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481775/elapsed-time-between-the-first-symptoms-of-breast-cancer-and-medical-help-seeking-behavior-and-the-affecting-factors
#13
Sebahat Gözüm, Ayla Tuzcu
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. METHODS: In this descriptive study, the data were collected from 132 patients who received a diagnosis of breast cancer and are receiving treatment in the Oncology Clinic of Akdeniz University Hospital...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437283/dilator-use-after-vaginal-brachytherapy-for-endometrial-cancer-a-randomized-feasibility-and-adherence-study
#14
Alexandra Hanlon, William Small, Jonathan Strauss, Lilie L Lin, Laura Hanisch, Liming Huang, Jinbing Bai, Jessica Wells, Deborah Watkins 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%. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess feasibility of recruitment to a study of dilator use and test a theoretically driven enhanced educational program (EEP) to increase adherence...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426542/the-preliminary-effects-of-massage-and-inhalation-aromatherapy-on-chemotherapy-induced-acute-nausea-and-vomiting-a-quasi-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#15
Pinar Zorba, Leyla Ozdemir
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)...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426541/transfer-between-hospitals-is-a-risk-situation-for-patients-after-lung-cancer-surgery
#16
Trine Oksholm, Tone Rustoen, Mirjam 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. OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to explore patients' experiences of transfer between hospitals after lung cancer surgery. The study aim was to improve the quality of transitional care...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426540/family-functioning-predicts-end-of-life-care-quality-in-patients-with-cancer-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Myung Kyung Lee, Young Ho Yun
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...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426539/the-effect-of-cancer-patients-and-their-family-caregivers-physical-and-emotional-symptoms-on-caregiver-burden
#18
Safora Johansen, Milada Cvancarova, Cornelia Ruland
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...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426538/five-phases-of-recovery-and-rehabilitation-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-qualitative-study
#19
Mariska C M van der Lans, Frederika E Witkamp, Wendy H Oldenmenger, Annoek E C Broers
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...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426537/supportive-care-needs-and-association-with-quality-of-life-of-mexican-adults-with-solid-cancers
#20
Svetlana V Doubova, Maria Guadalupe Casales-Hernández, Ricardo Perez-Cuevas
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. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the association between supportive care needs and HRQoL of Mexican adults given a diagnosis of solid cancers. METHODS: We performed a secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of 825 adult patients with cancer treated at the Oncology Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
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