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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221215/experiences-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-of-participating-in-a-lifestyle-intervention-study-while-receiving-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Karianne Vassbakk-Brovold, Anne J Antonsen, Sveinung Berntsen, Christian Kersten, Liv Fegran
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle interventions are suggested to reduce the symptom burden and comorbidities in patients with breast cancer and as an empowerment tool. However, undergoing chemotherapy is associated with low compliance to lifestyle recommendations. Importantly, few studies have documented the experiences of patients with breast cancer of participating in a comprehensive lifestyle intervention study while undergoing curative chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with breast cancer of participating in an individualized comprehensive lifestyle intervention study focusing on diet, physical activity, mental stress management, and smoking cessation while undergoing curative chemotherapy...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221214/an-integrative-review-of-psychosocial-concerns-among-young-african-american-breast-cancer-survivors
#2
Timiya S Nolan, Jennifer Frank, Silvia Gisiger-Camata, Karen Meneses
BACKGROUND: African American (AA) women are more likely to be given a diagnosis of breast cancer at an early age, experience morbidity after treatment, and exhibit disparities in survivorship. Although psychosocial well-being is largely studied among breast cancer survivors, data are sparse regarding young AA survivors. OBJECTIVE: This integrative review examined psychosocial concerns in survivorship among young AA survivors using a quality-of-life framework. METHODS: PubMed, CINHAL, EMBASE, PsychINFO, and Scopus were searched for articles exploring psychosocial well-being in young AA survivors...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221213/validation-of-the-european-health-literacy-survey-questionnaire-in-women-with-breast-cancer
#3
Yi-Jing Huang, Gong-Hong Lin, Wen-Shian Lu, Ka-Wai Tam, Chiehfeng Chen, Wen-Hsuan Hou, Ching-Lin Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Health literacy enables effective communication, participation, and cooperation with clinicians of patients with breast cancer in healthcare processes. The European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q) comprehensively assesses multiple conceptual domains of health literacy in a diverse range of health contexts. However, the HLS-EU-Q has not been validated in women with breast cancer. OBJECTIVES: We examined the psychometric properties, particularly the factorial validity, of the HLS-EU-Q in women with breast cancer...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151832/the-relationships-among-symptom-distress-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-and-depression-in-patients-with-female-specific-cancers
#4
Hong-Yi Tung, Yu-Hua Lin, Chia-Chan Kao, Shu-Fen Wu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) affect women with breast cancer. However, few studies have explored the relationships among PTSS, symptom distress, and depression in association with cancers specific to women in Taiwan. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the relationships among symptom distress, PTSS, and depression in women given a diagnosis of female-specific cancers. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used, and 220 women given a diagnosis of female-specific cancer were recruited from a general hospital in southern Taiwan...
February 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151831/the-nourishing-role-exploratory-qualitative-research-revealing-unmet-support-needs-in-family-carers-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer-and-eating-problems
#5
Jane B Hopkinson
BACKGROUND: Family carers of patients with advanced cancer living at home have an important role in providing the patient's food and drink. Little attention has been paid to the support needs, particularly of the nutrition needs, of family carers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report support needs of family carers of patients with advanced cancer and eating problems. METHODS: The research is an inductive secondary analysis of baseline interview data from an exploratory trial conducted in the south of England...
February 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151830/religiousness-spirituality-and-salivary-cortisol-in-breast-cancer-survivorship-a-pilot-study
#6
Jennifer M Hulett, Jane M Armer, Emily Leary, Bob R Stewart, Roxanne McDaniel, Kandis Smith, Rami Millspaugh, Joshua Millspaugh
BACKGROUND: Psychoneuroimmunological theory suggests a physiological relationship exists between stress, psychosocial-behavioral factors, and neuroendocrine-immune outcomes; however, evidence has been limited. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this pilot study was to determine feasibility and acceptability of a salivary cortisol self-collection protocol with a mail-back option for breast cancer survivors. A secondary aim was to examine relationships between religiousness/spirituality (R/S), perceptions of health, and diurnal salivary cortisol (DSC) as a proxy measure for neuroendocrine activity...
February 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146014/comorbid-dementia-and-cancer-in-residents-of-nursing-homes-secondary-analyses-of-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Kjersti Marie Blytt, Geir Selbæk, Jorunn Drageset, Gerd Karin Natvig, Bettina S Husebo
BACKGROUND: Life expectancy is increasing continuously, which increases the likelihood of developing dementia or cancer. Both dementia and cancer are serious conditions that give manifold symptoms. The interaction of these conditions is however complex and less explored. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of cancer and differences regarding neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) and medication among nursing home (NH) patients with and without dementia and cancer...
January 31, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114263/symptom-characteristics-among-hospitalized-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
#8
Lauri A Linder, Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh, Gary Donaldson
BACKGROUND: Studies addressing physical and psychosocial symptoms among hospitalized children and adolescents with cancer are limited. Understanding commonly occurring symptoms and their associated characteristics across the hospitalization is needed to guide symptom management strategies. OBJECTIVE: This study described the symptom experience of hospitalized children and adolescents with cancer. The study explored the frequencies of individual symptoms and the severity, duration, and associated distress of symptoms during the course of the hospitalization...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114262/the-dyadic-effects-of-family-cohesion-and-communication-on-health-related-quality-of-life-the-moderating-role-of-sex
#9
Jung-Won Lim, En-Jung Shon
BACKGROUND: Spouses' ability to care for survivors can be particularly challenging because patients and spouses are interdependent and mutually influence one another. Family functioning such as family cohesion and communication may play a primary role in improving the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of couples, given that cancer can influence family dynamics. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate the mediating effect of family communication on the relationship between family cohesion and HRQOL and examine the moderating effect of sex on this relationship among cancer survivor-spouse dyads...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114261/refinement-of-a-conceptual-model-for-adolescent-readiness-to-engage-in-end-of-life-discussions
#10
Cynthia J Bell, Gregory D Zimet, Pamela S Hinds, Marion E Broome, Anna M McDaniel, Rose M Mays, Victoria L Champion
BACKGROUND: Adolescents living with incurable cancer require ongoing support to process grief, emotions, and information as disease progresses including treatment options (phase 1 clinical trials and/or hospice/palliative care). Little is known about how adolescents become ready for such discussions. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the process of adolescent readiness for end-of-life preparedness discussions, generating a theoretical understanding for guiding clinical conversations when curative options are limited...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114260/can-human-papillomavirus-dna-self-sampling-be-an-acceptable-and-reliable-option-for-cervical-cancer-screening-in-female-sex-workers
#11
Eliza L Y Wong, Annie W L Cheung, Fenwei Huang, Josette S Y Chor
BACKGROUND: The causal relation between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer has enabled HPV self-sampling to be envisaged as a possible screening method. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to explore the acceptability and reliability of HPV DNA self-sampling as an alternative option for cervical screening among female sex workers. METHODS: Sixty-eight participants carried out self-sampling for HPV testing, gave a clinician-obtained sample for HPV testing, and a Papanicolaou test...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085693/anxiety-and-the-quality-of-life-of-children-living-with-parental-cancer
#12
May Aasebø Hauken, Mette Senneseth, Atle Dyregrov, Kari Dyregrov
BACKGROUND: Previous research on children living with parental cancer has mainly focused on the psychosocial challenges, but few studies have explored their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This is important to promote well-being and discover areas of distress, as well as positive aspects of the children's life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to study how children's HRQOL is influenced by anxiety and whether age and gender act as moderators for this relationship...
January 12, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081032/a-systematic-review-of-the-factors-influencing-ethnic-minority-women-s-cervical-cancer-screening-behavior-from-intrapersonal-to-policy-level
#13
Dorothy N S Chan, Winnie K W So
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer can be prevented by effective screening using Papanicolaou tests, but the utilization rate is lower among ethnic minorities than in the general population. Understanding the factors influencing minorities' use of such screening can aid the design of an appropriate intervention to increase their uptake rate. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to examine the factors that influence ethnic minority women in using cervical cancer screening and the similarities and differences in associated factors across different groups and to explore the interrelationships between the factors identified...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059839/the-symptom-experience-of-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-an-integrative-review
#14
Chia-Chun Tang, Diane Von Ah, Janet S Fulton
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with limited treatment options. More than 80% of pancreatic cancers are diagnosed in advanced stages and often have debilitating symptoms, making symptom management paramount, yet the symptom experience of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this integrative review is to synthesize the current evidence regarding the symptom experience of patients with APC...
January 4, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045700/exploring-meaning-in-the-life-of-chinese-breast-cancer-survivors
#15
Hao-Zhi Xia, Lei Gao, Hong Yue, Bao-Xin Shi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and spiritual fulfillment such as experiencing meaning in life plays an important role in coping with the disease. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to explore and understand Chinese breast cancer survivors' perspective on meaning in life. METHODS: This study used Grounded Theory; 23 participants were recruited using convenience sampling, purposive sampling, and theoretical sampling...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045699/agenda-for-sleep-research-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-conference-report
#16
Ellyn E Matthews, Eileen Danaher Hacker, Julie L Otte, Grace E Dean
BACKGROUND: Sleep problems are common but often neglected in older adults, particularly in the context of cancer. Underlying mechanisms are poorly understood and interventions frequently lack a clear scientific basis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this report was to examine scientific content presented at a National Institutes of Health-sponsored U13 "Bedside to Bench" conference using a qualitative and iterative review procedure. Analysis of current scientific issues regarding sleep in older adults with cancer is needed to direct nurse scientists and clinicians toward research opportunities...
December 30, 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
#17
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 30, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984241/the-resilience-in-illness-model-part-2-confirmatory-evaluation-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
#18
Joan E Haase, Eileen K Kintner, Sheri L Robb, Timothy E Stump, Patrick O Monahan, Celeste Phillips, Kristin A Stegenga, Debra S Burns
BACKGROUND: Empirically derived and tested models are necessary to develop effective, holistic interventions to improve positive health outcomes in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, yet few exist. This article is the second of 2 articles reporting on evaluation of the Resilience in Illness Model (RIM) as a predictive model to guide positive health research and practice. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the confirmatory model evaluation of the RIM...
December 14, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977427/therapeutic-effects-of-nurse-telephone-follow-up-for-lung-cancer-patients-in-turkey
#19
Sevilay Hintistan, Nesrin Nural, Dilek Cilingir, Ayla Gursoy
BACKGROUND: Patients with lung cancer can encounter many difficulties as they adjust to the side effects of chemotherapy treatments. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the therapeutic effects of nurse telephone follow-up for lung cancer patients. METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study, the sample consisted of 60 patients with lung cancer assigned to an intervention group (n = 30) and a control group (n = 30). The control group participants were sequentially enrolled first and then the intervention group participants were enrolled...
December 12, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941353/cancer-survivors-experiences-and-explanations-of-postcancer-fatigue-an-analysis-of-online-blogs
#20
Amy Watson, Kirsten van Kessel
BACKGROUND: Postcancer fatigue (PCF) is a form of chronic fatigue that is very common and can persist for years among disease-free cancer survivors. Despite this, PCF remains underreported and often goes untreated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore PCF from the perspective of cancer survivors via online blogs, with a focus on their experiences and personal explanations of PCF. METHODS: An online search identified 15 recent blogs written by cancer survivors who specifically discussed their PCF...
December 9, 2016: Cancer Nursing
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