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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947359/factors-associated-with-medication-beliefs-in-patients-with-cancer-an-integrative-review
#1
Victoria K Marshall, Barbara A Given
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Medication beliefs are linked to medication adherence in cancer treatment. Oral cancer treatments are increasing, making patients responsible for self-managing medication at home. LITERATURE SEARCH: A literature search was performed using CINAHL®, PubMed, and PsycINFO. Included studies were published in English from 2000-2017 and examined medication beliefs among participants aged 18 years or older who were prescribed cancer medication. DATA EVALUATION: Articles were organized by study design, how medication beliefs were measured, and whether psychometric testing was evaluated...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947358/pressure-pain-phenotypes-in-women-before-breast-cancer-treatment
#2
Grace A Kanzawa-Lee, Steven E Harte, Celia M Bridges, Chad Brummett, Daniel J Clauw, David A Williams, Robert Knoerl, Ellen M Lavoie Smith
OBJECTIVES: To explore associations between quantitative sensory testing (QST) and pretreatment pain, physical, and psychological characteristics in women with breast cancer. SAMPLE & SETTING: 41 women with treatment-naive stage 0-III breast cancer at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. METHODS & VARIABLES: Participants completed self-report surveys and QST within the month before breast surgery...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947357/children-s-experiences-of-cancer-care-a-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
#3
Lindsay A Jibb, Lindsay Croal, Jingting Wang, Changrong Yuan, Joel Foster, Verna Cheung, Brenda M Gladstone, Jennifer N Stinson
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Improvements in pediatric cancer survival have increased interest in the experiences of children undergoing treatment; however, no review of the qualitative literature describing these experiences has been conducted. LITERATURE SEARCH: Databases were searched from January 2000 to January 2016 for qualitative studies describing the experience of children with cancer aged 18 years or younger. DATA EVALUATION: Two reviewers assessed abstracts for relevance and rated reporting comprehensiveness...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947356/distress-and-supportive-care-needs-of-ethnically-diverse-older-adults-with-advanced-or-recurrent-cancer
#4
Hilda Haynes-Lewis, Margaret F Clayton, Shankar Viswanathan, Alyson Moadel-Robblee, Lauren Clark, Michael Caserta
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of supportive care needs (SCNs) and distress and to describe relationships among these and patient characteristics for ethnically diverse older adults with advanced or recurrent cancer. SAMPLE & SETTING: Cross-sectional survey in five outpatient oncology clinics in an urban academic medical center involving 100 participants receiving cancer care in an economically challenged community. METHODS & VARIABLES: The supportive care framework for cancer care guided this study, and participants completed the SCN Survey Short Form 34 and the Distress Thermometer...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947355/use-of-virtual-reality-to-distract-from-pain-and-anxiety
#5
Catherine Glennon, Susan F McElroy, Lynne M Connelly, Lisa Mische Lawson, Abigail M Bretches, Allyson R Gard, Lexsie R Newcomer
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of a virtual reality intervention on pain and anxiety in patients undergoing a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedure. SAMPLE & SETTING: 97 adults in an outpatient cancer center in the midwestern United States. METHODS & VARIABLES: In this quasiexperimental study, participants were assigned to either the experimental group (use of virtual reality goggles) or the control group (standard treatment)...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947354/taking-photos-of-presentations-dissemination-or-distraction
#6
Anne Katz
I am sure that all of us have been to conferences where, sitting in the audience, the person next to or in front of you reaches up with his or her phone or other device and snaps a photo of whatever is on the screen. Or perhaps you are the one doing just that. I understand the reasons for this; we want to remember the information being presented and/or we want to take that nugget of information back to our colleagues at work. But is this an appropriate thing to do?
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947353/clinical-characteristics-of-children-and-adolescents-undergoing-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-who-develop-oral-mucositis
#7
Clare Donohoe, Judy K Bosi, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Belinda Mandrell
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics of children and adolescents undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) who develop oral mucositis. SAMPLE & SETTING: 45 patients who underwent HCT from July 2015 to May 2016 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. METHODS & VARIABLES: Clinical factors were described as transplantation type, mucositis severity or grade, mucositis duration, days to engraftment, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) support, IV opioid pain management use during mucositis, positive blood or oral cultures, and length of hospitalization, then compared across mucositis grade...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947352/hidden-patients-hidden-partners-prostate-cancer-care-for-gay-and-bisexual-men
#8
Elizabeth K Arthur, Charles S Kamen
Research and clinical practice efforts to improve outcomes for men with prostate cancer have largely ignored the unique social support circumstances of gay and bisexual men (GBM), leading to a gap in the literature regarding social support needs of GBM with prostate cancer. Capistrant et al. (2018) addressed this gap by using survey data to examine social support and quality of life in GBM with prostate cancer. Their work provides insights about how nurses can make changes through research and clinical care to better treat GBM with prostate cancer...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947351/social-support-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-with-prostate-cancer
#9
Benjamin D Capistrant, Lindsey Lesher, Nidhi Kohli, Enyinnaya N Merengwa, Badrinath Konety, Darryl Mitteldorf, William G West, B R Simon Rosser
OBJECTIVES: To describe social support patterns of gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer (GBMPCa) and how social support is associated with prostate cancer outcomes. SAMPLE & SETTING: A cross-sectional online survey with 186 GBMPCa recruited from a national cancer support group network. METHODS & VARIABLES: Descriptive statistics of social support and linear regression of social support on general and prostate cancer-specific quality of life (QOL)...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947350/symptom-clusters-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-undergoing-surgical-resection-part-ii
#10
Sherry A Burrell, Theresa P Yeo, Suzanne C Smeltzer, Benjamin E Leiby, Harish Lavu, Eugene P Kennedy, Charles J Yeo
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between 16 symptom clusters (SCs), clinical and demographic influencing factors, and clinical outcomes over time in patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) undergoing surgical resection. SAMPLE & SETTING: 143 patients with stage II PC undergoing surgical resection were recruited to participate in this longitudinal, exploratory study conducted at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947349/symptom-clusters-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-undergoing-surgical-resection-part-i
#11
Sherry A Burrell, Theresa P Yeo, Suzanne C Smeltzer, Benjamin E Leiby, Harish Lavu, Eugene P Kennedy, Charles J Yeo
OBJECTIVES: To describe patient-reported symptoms and symptom clusters in patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) undergoing surgical resection. SAMPLE & SETTING: 143 patients with stage II PC undergoing surgical resection alone or with subsequent adjuvant chemoradiation or chemotherapy were recruited to participate in a nested, longitudinal, exploratory study through convenience sampling techniques from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29947348/a-systematic-review-of-interventions-for-sexual-well-being-in-women-with-gynecologic-anal-or-rectal-cancer
#12
Elizabeth K Arthur, Celia E Wills, Usha Menon
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Treatments for cancer in the lower pelvis often cause lasting effects on women's sexual well-being. The purpose of this review is to describe interventions to improve sexual well-being in gynecologic, anal, or rectal cancer survivors. LITERATURE SEARCH: This review follows the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) 2009 checklist and guidelines. A literature search was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL®, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library...
July 2, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683126/describing-symptom-burden-and-functional-status-at-the-diagnosis-of-leptomeningeal-metastasis
#13
Julie Walker, Barbara O'Brien, Elizabeth Vera, Terri Armstrong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations of primary cancer, tumor characteristics, and cancer treatment with symptom burden and functional status. SAMPLE & SETTING: 52 patients with leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. METHODS & VARIABLES: Records of 52 patients were reviewed, and presenting symptoms were recorded. Mean differences in number and specific symptoms and functional status were explored...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683125/factors-associated-with-poor-sleep-in-older-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer
#14
Janine Overcash, Alai Tan, Keya Patel, Anne M Noonan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship among gait, grip strength, cognition, depression, pain, and fatigue, and to identify which variables are most predictive of poor sleep. SAMPLE & SETTING: 60 women with breast cancer aged 69 years or older who were receiving treatment in the Senior Adult Oncology Program at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University. METHODS & VARIABLES: The variables were gait and grip strength (functional domains), cognition, depression, pain, and fatigue...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683124/role-of-the-oncology-nurse-navigator-throughout-the-cancer-trajectory
#15
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Navigation in oncology has demonstrated benefits for people at risk for or diagnosed with cancer, such as shorter time to diagnosis and treatement, increased patient and caregiver knowledge, better adherence to care, and improved quality of life. In addition, benefits to healthcare institutions, such as cost reductions through reduced rates of emergency department visits, and readmission and decreased outmigration of newly diagnosed patients, are being identified.
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683123/pediatric-oncology-nurses-experiences-with-prognosis-related-communication
#16
Amy R Newman, Margaret F Callahan, Stacee M Lerret, Debra L Oswald, Marianne E Weiss
OBJECTIVES: To examine nurses' experiences of prognosis-related communication (PRC) with parents of children with cancer. SAMPLE & SETTING: Cross-sectional, correlational study in the pediatric oncology setting involving 316 members of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. METHODS & VARIABLES: Online survey regarding individual nurse factors, PRC, interprofessional collaboration, moral distress, and perceived quality of care...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683122/symptoms-and-self-management-strategies-identified-by-children-with-cancer-using-draw-and-tell-interviews
#17
Lauri A Linder, Heather Bratton, Anna Nguyen, Kori Parker, Sarah E Wawrzynski
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study described how school-aged children with cancer represent their symptoms and associated characteristics using draw-and-tell interviews. PARTICIPANTS & SETTING: 27 children aged 6-12 years receiving treatment for cancer at the Cancer Transplant Center at Primary Children's Hospital, a tertiary pediatric hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH: Children participated in draw-and-tell interviews while completing drawings depicting days when they felt well and days when they felt sick...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683121/hospice-and-palliative-care-provider-experiences-with-meditation-using-mobile-applications
#18
Rebecca H Lehto, Carrie Heeter, Marcel Allbritton, Michelle Wiseman
PURPOSE: Healthcare providers who are involved in the care of patients at the end of life are at risk of developing compassion fatigue, a condition characterized by emotional exhaustion and reduced professional engagement. Research has shown that development of a meditation practice can modify stress perceptions and promote quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate perceived benefits, challenges, and recommendations following participation in a workplace mobile application- and email-based meditation research program...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683120/the-perceived-value-of-online-cancer-resources-among-loved-ones-of-people-with-cancer
#19
Carolyn Lauckner
OBJECTIVES: To examine the experiences with, opinions of, and reactions to online cancer information of loved ones of people with cancer. SAMPLE & SETTING: 10 loved ones of people with cancer recruited from a pool of participants who completed a survey about cancer website experiences. METHODS & VARIABLES: Qualitative, semistructured interview questions concerned the perceived value of and reactions to online cancer information...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683119/let-s-talk-about-financial-toxicities
#20
Anne Katz
I have attended a number of conferences in the past few months that have included excellent sessions about precision medicine, targeted therapies, and personalized medicine. there terms may be confusing, and the generic names of the various drugs, not to mention the trade names, present some unique challenges.
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
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