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Cancer Nursing

Hsiao-Lan Wang, Susan C McMillan, Nisha Vijayakumar, Sally McDonald, Li-Ting Huang, Clement Gwede, Tapan Padhya, Jeffery Russell, Karen Vondruska, Harleah G Buck, Yangxin Huang, Connie Visovsky
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) reduces head and neck cancer (HNC) survival rates and is the most common, severe, and distressing symptom negatively impacting activities of daily living (ADLs) dependence among HNC patients. These patients remain physically inactive after their cancer treatment, although there is consensus that physical activity mitigates CRF in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: A home-based personalized behavioral physical activity intervention with fitness graded motion exergames (PAfitME) was evaluated for its intervention components, intervention delivery mode, and intervention contact time/duration with initial assessment of the feasibility, acceptability, safety, and outcomes...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Kamila Adellund Holt, Dorte G Hansen, Ole Mogensen, Pernille T Jensen
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing focus on patient involvement in cancer rehabilitation. Goal assessment may improve the patient's self-management of life after cancer. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether (1) nurse-led supported goal setting and assessment of goal achievement were feasible in a clinical setting and (2) there was a positive association between women's goal achievement and their self-assessed global health status (GHS). METHODS: Women surgically treated for gynecological cancer were offered rehabilitation counseling consisting of 2 face-to-face sessions and 2 phone calls carried out by a nurse...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Zhaohui Geng, Yolanda Ogbolu, Jichuan Wang, Pamela S Hinds, Huijuan Qian, Changrong Yuan
BACKGROUND: Better self-management control in cancer survivors would benefit their functional status, quality of life, and health service utilization. Factors such as self-efficacy, social support, and coping style are important predictors of self-management behaviors of cancer survivors; however, the impact of these factors on self-management behaviors has not yet been empirically tested in Chinese cancer survivors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine how self-efficacy, social support, and coping style affect specific self-management behaviors...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Maaidah M Algamdi, Sandra K Hanneman
BACKGROUND: Valid and reliable instruments in Arabic are needed to measure self-efficacy and quality of life for Arabic patients with cancer. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the psychometric performance of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Arabic (CBI-BA), including participant understanding of items, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast Arabic (FACT-BA). METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, 438 cancer patients completed the CBI-BA, 30 of whom completed cognitive interviews...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Zeliha Koç, Emel Kurtoğlu Özdeş, Serap Topatan, Tuğba Çinarli, Asuman Şener, Esra Danaci, Cansu Atmaca Palazoğlu
BACKGROUND: Early detection of cervical cancer improves the chances of successful treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of education about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus on the healthy lifestyle, behavior, and beliefs of Turkish women who were without cancer, using the PRECEDE education model. METHODS: This qualitative and quantitative study was conducted as a prospective, randomized, 2-group (intervention and control) trial at a community training center in north Turkey...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Louise S Madsen, Charlotte Handberg
BACKGROUND: The present study explored the reflections on cancer survivorship care of lymphoma survivors in active treatment. Lymphoma survivors have survivorship care needs, yet their participation in cancer survivorship care programs is still reported as low. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand the reflections on cancer survivorship care of lymphoma survivors to aid the future planning of cancer survivorship care and overcome barriers to participation...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Kristina Schildmeijer, Oscar Frykholm, Åsa Kneck, Mirjam Ekstedt
BACKGROUND: Cancer and its treatment can severely impact quality of life, giving rise to complex needs with respect to follow-up care. To support patient needs and increase efficiency of care with limited resources, the Swedish government has launched national reforms to redesign cancer care pathways. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore how prostate cancer patients experience their journey through the healthcare system when their care is provided according to the standardized care pathway, as described in healthcare policy documents...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Stefanie L Rashti
BACKGROUND: Solid-organ transplants provide a second chance to thousands of critically ill patients with end-organ failure each year. Immunosuppressants are administered to patients to prevent graft rejection of a transplanted organ, such as a heart, kidney, or liver, while placing the recipient at greater risk for infection and cancer. OBJECTIVE: The literature provides evidence of various cancers that have been found to develop in patients' posttransplantation...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Tahereh Pashaei, Rashin Alizadeh, Koen Ponnet
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of breast cancer in Iran has increased. An effective approach to decrease the burden of breast cancer is prevention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate an educational model, called the ASSISTS, for promoting breast cancer-preventive behaviors in women. METHODS: A multiphase method was used to develop the model designed to promote breast cancer prevention behaviors. A conceptual model was generated based on a secondary analysis of qualitative data...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Nursing
Birgit van Ee, Carolien Smits, Aafke Honkoop, Ad Kamper, Joris Slaets, Mariët Hagedoorn
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is more prevalent among women 60 years or older than among women younger than 60 years. However, we know much more about the breast cancer experiences of younger women than of older women. Such knowledge is important, for example, to guide treatment decisions or to provide psychosocial care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of women with breast cancer 70 years or older. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 21 older patients with breast cancer in the Netherlands...
December 21, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Caroline F Morrison, Donna Martsolf, Annamarie Borich, Kristen Coleman, Patricia Ramirez, Nicole Wehrkamp, Rebecca Tehan, Katherine Woebkenberg, Ahna L H Pai
BACKGROUND: Stem cell transplant (SCT) is a major life event that can have long-term psychosocial consequences for the entire family. It is unknown the degree to which the psychosocial characteristics associated with SCT influence self-management behaviors and health outcomes in adolescents and young adults (AYAs). OBJECTIVE: The study had the following aims: (1) to describe how AYAs manage their care regimen post-SCT and (2) to explore self-management facilitators, barriers, processes, and behaviors within individual, family, community, and healthcare system domains...
December 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Bonnie Jerome-DʼEmilia, Debashis Kushary, Patricia D Suplee
BACKGROUND: The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in women with unilateral mastectomy is increasing with no plateau. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to improve the understanding of patient- and tumor-related factors that influenced the choice of mastectomy with CPM as treatment for early-stage breast cancer at an academic medical center in New Jersey. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 10 years of breast cancer data including 1556 women aged 40 to 80 years treated for breast cancer at an academic medical center...
December 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Seyed Saeed Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, Mahsa Khodayarian, Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Minoor Lamyian, Hossein Tavangar
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has become the most common cancer among Yazdi women in Iran. Thus, it is necessary to encourage these women to participate in breast health-seeking behaviors. In this regard, husbands can play an effective role. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore women's perceptions about the effect of their husband's role on breast health-seeking protection motivation. METHODS: This study used a directed qualitative content analysis approach based on the Protection Motivation Theory...
December 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Nur Izgu, Leyla Ozdemir, Fatma Bugdayci Basal
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving oxaliplatin may experience peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue. Aromatherapy massage, a nonpharmacological method, may help to control these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this open-label, parallel-group, quasi-randomized controlled pilot study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathic pain and fatigue in patients receiving oxaliplatin. METHODS: Stratified randomization was used to allocate 46 patients to 2 groups: intervention (n = 22) and control (n = 24)...
December 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Qiuping Li, Yi Lin, Ying Chen, Alice Yuen Loke
BACKGROUND: A diagnosis of cancer and its treatment affect couples as a unit, and they must cope and give each other mutual support as dyads. Few studies have focused explicitly on understanding mutual support among couples coping with colorectal cancer (CRC). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the mutual support of couples in their journey of coping together with CRC. METHODS: This is a qualitative descriptive study with purposeful sampling...
December 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Ezgi Mutluay Yayla, Leyla Ozdemir
BACKGROUND: Needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter may lead to procedural pain and anxiety in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on procedural pain and anxiety after needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter. METHODS: This study included 123 cancer patients who were scheduled to undergo chemotherapy. Patients were randomly assigned to either the lavender group (n = 41), the eucalyptus group (n = 41), or a control group (n = 41)...
December 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Jamie S Myers, Kirk I Erickson, Susan M Sereika, Catherine M Bender
BACKGROUND: Decreased cognitive function associated with non-central nervous system cancers and cancer treatment significantly affects cancer survivors' quality of life. Exercise may be an effective intervention to mitigate decreased cognitive function. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to conduct an integrative review to summarize and critique the available evidence related to the use of exercise as a potential intervention for decreased cognitive function from cancer and cancer treatment...
November 29, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Raymond Javan Chan, Tai-Rae Downer
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March 2018: Cancer Nursing
Meaghann S Weaver, Cynthia J Bell, Jessica L Diver, Shana Jacobs, Maureen E Lyon, Kim Mooney-Doyle, Amy R Newman, Julia Slutsman, Pamela S Hinds
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January 2018: Cancer Nursing
Pamela S Hinds
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January 2018: Cancer Nursing
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