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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922923/fear-of-recurrence-as-a-predictor-of-care-needs-for-long-term-breast-cancer-survivors
#1
Su-Ying Fang, Susan Jane Fetzer, Kuo-Ting Lee, Yao-Lung Kuo
BACKGROUND: The improved survival rate for breast cancer has increased the number of women living with the diagnosis for more than 5 years. Limited studies have focused on the care needs for long-term healthy survivors of breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to understand the care needs of long-term breast cancer survivors and identify related factors that influence these needs. METHODS: A convenience sampling with a correlational study design was used...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922922/a-sleep-hygiene-and-relaxation-intervention-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Sue Zupanec, Heather Jones, Lyndsey McRae, Efrosini Papaconstantinou, Julie Weston, Robyn Stremler
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and fatigue are common and distressing pediatric cancer-related outcomes. Sleep hygiene education and relaxation techniques are recommended to improve sleep in healthy children and adult cancer survivors. No studies have tested these interventions to improve sleep and fatigue for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the home setting. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep hygiene and relaxation intervention to improve sleep and fatigue for children receiving maintenance chemotherapy for ALL...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922921/the-effects-of-muscle-relaxation-and-therapeutic-walking-on-depression-suicidal-ideation-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
#3
Fan-Ko Sun, Chao-Ming Hung, YuChun Yao, Chu-Yun Lu, Chun-Ying Chiang
BACKGROUND: The suicide rate of cancer patients is high in Taiwan. Breast cancer has a high incidence rate and is the leading cause of cancer in women. There is a lack of research examining breast cancer-related depression, suicidal ideation, and quality of life. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of muscle relaxation and therapeutic walking on depression, suicidal ideation, and quality of life in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: An experimental approach was adopted...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922920/communication-about-maternal-breast-cancer-with-children-a-qualitative-study
#4
Xiaoyan Huang, Margaret O'Connor, Yan Hu, Hongyun Gao, Susan Lee
BACKGROUND: Communication with children is a major concern for mothers with breast cancer. Chinese people have specific understanding of cancer and death, which may affect their way of communication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore how Chinese mothers with breast cancer communicate about their illness with their children. METHODS: An interpretive description study was conducted. Forty mothers with nonterminal breast cancer in mainland China were interviewed individually...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922919/association-between-sarcopenia-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-cancer-survivors
#5
Su Jung Lee, Nam Cho Kim
BACKGROUND: Advanced cancer treatments have improved survival from cancer, but the incidence of cardiovascular disease in survivors has recently increased. Sarcopenia and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are related to cancer survival, and sarcopenia is an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, evidence of a relationship between sarcopenia and MetS in cancer survivors is lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of sarcopenia and MetS in cancer survivors and to investigate independent predictors of MetS in cancer survivors...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922918/real-time-fatigue-and-free-living-physical-activity-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-cancer-survivors-and-healthy-controls-a-preliminary-examination-of-the-temporal-dynamic-relationship
#6
Eileen Danaher Hacker, Inah Kim, Chang Park, Tara Peters
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and physical inactivity, critical problems facing cancer survivors, impact overall health and functioning. Our group designed a novel methodology to evaluate the temporal, dynamic patterns in real-world settings. OBJECTIVE: Using real-time technology, the temporal, dynamic relationship between real-time fatigue and free-living is described and compared in cancer survivors who were treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (n = 25) and age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n = 25)...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922917/adherence-to-oral-administration-of-endocrine-treatment-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#7
Laura Iacorossi, Francesca Gambalunga, Alessandra Fabi, Diana Giannarelli, Anna Marchetti, Michela Piredda, Maria Grazia De Marinis
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the world, and it is also the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Nevertheless, breast cancer survival has increased as a result of improvements in early diagnosis and therapy, for example, oral endocrine therapy. Despite the importance of adherence to endocrine therapy, its trend appears complex and multidimensional and therefore has many loopholes and missing information. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to explore the experiences of adherence to endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer and their perceptions of the challenges they face in adhering to their medication prescribed...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922916/longitudinal-trends-in-anxiety-depression-and-quality-of-life-during-different-intermittent-periods-of-adjuvant-breast-cancer-chemotherapy
#8
Zhang Jiayuan, Zhou Yuqiu, Feng Ziwei, Xu Yong, Zeng Guangchun
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy (CT) is an important adjuvant treatment that has been widely used for breast cancer (BC) patients. However, no research has focused on trends in emotions and quality of life (QOL) during intermittent periods between CT sessions that are critical for recovery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal trends in anxiety, depression, and QOL during the different intermittent periods between adjuvant CT for BC. METHODS: A longitudinal study design was adopted...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922915/lifestyle-behaviors-perceived-stress-and-inflammation-of-individuals-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#9
Debra Lynch Kelly, Debra E Lyon, Deidre Periera, Cynthia Garvan, John Wingard
BACKGROUND: Stress is a potent immunomodulator contributing to chronic conditions. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a life-threatening late effect of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation associated with stress and exaggerated immune response that may be associated to lifestyle behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore associations among lifestyle behaviors, perceived stress, and inflammation of individuals with cGVHD. METHODS: A secondary analysis from a prospective observational study of 24 adults (≥18 years) with cGVHD was conducted...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922914/caregiver-sleep-and-patient-neutrophil-engraftment-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-a-secondary-analysis
#10
Timothy S Sannes, Susan K Mikulich-Gilbertson, Crystal L Natvig, Benjamin W Brewer, Teresa L Simoneau, Mark L Laudenslager
BACKGROUND: Caregiving for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) patients can be significantly burdensome. Caregiver well-being often mirrors patients' suffering. However, to our knowledge, this dyadic relationship has not been linked to patient outcome. OBJECTIVE: Caregiver's objective and subjective sleep and overall distress before transplantation were hypothesized to be related to patient's time to engraftment in secondary analyses. METHODS: Dyads (N = 124) were Allo-HSCT patients (mean [SD] age, 49...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922913/how-menopause-symptoms-and-attitude-impact-korean-women-s-quality-of-life-after-adjuvant-treatment-for-breast-cancer
#11
Moonhee Gang, Mi Sook Jung, Sunyoung Park, Younghee Park, Kyongok Oh
BACKGROUND: Attitudes toward menopause vary across cultures and influence women's experiences of menopausal symptoms, possibly leading to reduced posttreatment quality of life in breast cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the effects of menopausal symptoms and attitudes on health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors who were premenopausal at the time of diagnosis. METHODS: A total of 139 women receiving chemotherapy with/without endocrine therapy were assessed with self-report questionnaires of established reliability and validity...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27105469/facing-spousal-cancer-during-child-rearing-years-do-social-support-and-hardiness-moderate-the-impact-of-psychological-distress-on-quality-of-life
#12
Mette Senneseth, May A Hauken, Stig B Matthiesen, Rolf Gjestad, Jon C Laberg
BACKGROUND: Partners of cancer patients report psychological distress and reduced quality of life. However, partners' mental health status and quality of life during child-rearing years and the influence of social support and hardiness on their well-being have not yet been studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe psychological distress, quality of life, social support, and hardiness of the partners facing spousal cancer during child-rearing years and investigate whether social support or hardiness moderated the relationship between psychological distress and quality of life...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832018/adapting-an-evidence-based-intervention-to-address-targeted-therapy-related-fatigue-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients
#13
Hanneke Poort, Cathy D Meade, Hans Knoop, Marieke F M Gielissen, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Paul B Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is one of the most important quality of life issues experienced by patients being treated with oral targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, no intervention exists that specifically addresses strategies to reduce targeted therapy-related fatigue. OBJECTIVE: This study adapted an evidence-based clinic-delivered intervention (EBI) "cognitive behavior therapy for post-cancer fatigue" for use in CML patients. The existing EBI was based on 6 established perpetuating factors of fatigue (ie, sleep, activity, helpful thinking, coping with cancer, social support, and fear of disease recurrence)...
November 8, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819804/the-effects-of-mind-subtraction-meditation-on-breast-cancer-survivors-psychological-and-spiritual-well-being-and-sleep-quality-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-south-korea
#14
Mi Ra Yun, Misoon Song, Kyung-Hae Jung, Boas J Yu, Kyung Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Most breast cancer survivors experience psychological and spiritual distress, including depression, anxiety, perceived stress, and loss of meaningfulness in life. This distress can negatively impact physical health, quality of life, and quality of sleep. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare and examine the effectiveness of mind subtraction meditation (MSM) and a self-management education (SME) group on breast cancer survivors. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with South Korean female breast cancer survivors (stages I-III)...
November 4, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811543/understanding-advanced-prostate-cancer-decision-making-utilizing-an-interactive-decision-aid
#15
Randy A Jones, Patricia J Hollen, Jennifer Wenzel, Geoff Weiss, Daniel Song, Terran Sims, Gina Petroni
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. Patients with advanced prostate cancer are vulnerable to difficult treatment decisions because of the nature of their disease. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe and understand the lived experience of patients with advanced prostate cancer and their decision partners who utilized an interactive decision aid, DecisionKEYS, to make informed, shared treatment decisions...
November 1, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782905/relationship-of-self-reported-attentional-fatigue-to-perceived-work-ability-in-breast-cancer-survivors
#16
Diane Von Ah, Susan Storey, Adele Crouch, Shelley A Johns, Jill Dodson, Sarah Dutkevitch
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) have identified attentional fatigue, a decrease in the ability to focus, as a persistent daily challenge; however, little is known regarding its impact on work ability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between attentional fatigue and perceived work ability in BCSs controlling for the known covariates of age, education, household income, and time posttreatment. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used...
October 25, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753649/decision-making-process-regarding-fertility-among-reproductive-age-women-with-cancer-in-taiwan
#17
Sheng-Miauh Huang, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Yvonne Hsiung, Ling-Ming Tseng, Ping-Ho Chen, Chia Tai Hung
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicate that women with cancer experience infertility after cancer-related treatment. With the rapid progress in fertility science, women face diverse and uncertain choices regarding pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the decision-making process regarding fertility choices among reproductive-age women with cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: Grounded theory methodology guided data collection using in-depth interviews with 18 women diagnosed and treated for cancer...
October 6, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749355/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
#18
Dawn Schroeder, Wendy Duggleby, Brenda L Cameron
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...
October 4, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636131/quality-of-life-and-its-predictors-among-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
#19
Hsien-Ting Pan, Li-Min Wu, Shu-Hui Wen
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) increasingly is being assessed in pediatric patients with cancer. However, only a few studies focused on QoL predictors during and after treatment for pediatric patients with cancer. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to (1) assess differences of QoL, distress behavior, and fatigue among children and adolescents; (2) examine the relationship of distress behaviors, fatigue, and a variety of demographic factors to QoL; and (3) identify QoL predictors...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636130/enhancing-nurses-oral-therapy-practice-in-4-latin-american-countries-a-collaborative-and-participatory-approach
#20
Tracy L Truant, Esther Green, Luz Esperanza Ayala de Calvo, Sarah M McCarthy, Donalda MacDonald, Komal Patel, Janice Stewart, Maria Victoria Brunelli, Clara Cullen, Silvina Estrada de Ellis, Lailah M P Nunes, Patricia Salles
BACKGROUND: Oral therapy (OT) use for cancer is increasing globally. Yet, nurses in 4 Latin American countries lacked knowledge and educational opportunities to safely care for people receiving OTs. Global partnerships to contextualize education and create local capacity may enhance nursing practice. OBJECTIVE: Within 4 Latin American countries, this study aims to (1) develop, deliver, and evaluate an OT cancer nursing education program and (2) evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of using an integrated knowledge translation (iKT) framework to develop the program and foster nurses' capacity for OT care...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Nursing
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