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Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804809/therapeutic-patient-education-in-cancer-pain-management-from-practice-to-research-proposals-and-strategy-of-the-french-effadol-program
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Virginie Prevost, Bénédicte Clarisse, Natacha Heutte, Alexandra Leconte, Cécile Bisson, Rachel Bignon, Sonia Cauchin, Maryline Feuillet, Sylvie Gehanne, Maud Gicquère, Marie-Christine Grach, Cyril Guillaumé, Christine Le Gal, Joelle Le Garrec, Franck Lecaer, Isabelle Lepleux, Anne-Laure Millet, Marie-Claude Ropartz, Nathalie Roux, Virith Sep Hieng, Carole Van Delook, Aline Le Chevalier, Claire Delorme
In the field of cancer pain, therapeutic patient education (TPE) allows patients to develop skills to better manage their pain. In the Lower Normandy region of France, the management of pain is based on networking, thus allowing proximity and accessibility for all concerned. We have thus designed and initiated a broad five-stage research program that includes the following: (1) training for caregivers in TPE; (2) identifying the educational expectations of patients and their relatives with regard to cancer pain; (3) the design of a TPE program; (4) the evaluation of its quality; and (5) the evaluation of its effectiveness by comparative randomization...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801880/effects-of-educational-intervention-on-nurses-knowledge-and-attitude-towards-providing-cervical-cancer-screening-information-in-selected-health-facilities-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Chizoma M Ndikom, Bola A Ofi, Folashade O Omokhodion, Patricia O Bakare, Cecilia Olusade Adetayo
Cervical cancer is a major cause of death among women especially in developing nations. It can be prevented through screening yet many women are unaware of screening options. Nurses are in vantage position to provide cervical cancer screening (CCS) information and services especially in antenatal clinics. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of an educational intervention (EI) on nurses' knowledge and attitude towards providing CCS information. This quasi-experimental study was conducted in eight health facilities in Ibadan, Nigeria...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799072/cervical-cancer-literacy-in-women-of-reproductive-age-and-its-related-factors
#3
Maryam Bazaz, Parvin Shahry, Sayed Mahmood Latifi, Marzieh Araban
Cancer health literacy, which is the ability to search, understand, and use health information to make appropriate health decisions, plays an important role in the use of preventative and screening information. The present study aims to evaluate cervical cancer health literacy in women of reproductive age and its related factors. In this cross-sectional study, 231 women of reproductive age who referred to health centers of Khuzestan Province, Iran, were selected via convenience sampling. A valid and reliable measure was employed to collect information about various dimensions of cervical cancer health literacy, including having access to, reading, understanding, appraising, using, and communicating it...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782081/student-perspectives-on-oncology-curricula-at-united-states-medical-schools
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Brandon C Neeley, Daniel W Golden, Jeffrey V Brower, Steve E Braunstein, Ariel E Hirsch, Malcolm D Mattes
Delivering a cohesive oncology curriculum to medical students is challenging due to oncology's multidisciplinary nature, predominantly outpatient clinical setting, and lack of data describing effective approaches to teaching it. We sought to better characterize approaches to oncology education at US medical schools by surveying third and fourth year medical students who serve on their institution's curriculum committee. We received responses from students at 19 schools (15.2% response rate). Key findings included the following: (1) an under-emphasis of cancer in the curriculum relative to other common diseases; (2) imbalanced involvement of different clinical subspecialists as educators; (3) infrequent requirements for students to rotate through non-surgical oncologic clerkships; and (4) students are less confident in their knowledge of cancer treatment compared to basic science/natural history or workup/diagnosis...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782080/awareness-of-stomach-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-factors-symptoms-and-time-taken-to-seek-medical-help-among-public-attending-primary-care-setting-in-muscat-governorate-oman
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Mohammed Al-Azri, Jamila Al-Kindi, Thuraiya Al-Harthi, Manal Al-Dahri, Sathiya Murthi Panchatcharam, Abdullah Al-Maniri
Colorectal and stomach cancers are the top ranking cancers in Oman. Most of the patients are diagnosed at advanced disease stages. The aim of this study is to explore the knowledge of risk factors, symptoms and the time needed to seek medical care for stomach cancer and colorectal cancer (CRC) among Omani participants attending 28 local health centres (LHCs) in the governorate of Muscat, the capital city of Oman. The Bowel Cancer/CRC Awareness Measure (CAM) questionnaire (translated into Arabic) was used to collect data from Omani adult participants (aged 18 years and above) who attended the LHCs during the study period...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780685/effects-of-a-web-based-health-education-program-on-quality-of-life-and-symptom-distress-of-initially-diagnosed-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chi-Chin Huang, Han-Pin Kuo, Yueh-E Lin, Shu-Ching Chen
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with chemotherapy experience functional decline and decreased quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a web-based health education program on global quality of life, quality of life-related functional dimensions, and symptom distress of initially diagnosed advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients. This study used a randomized, pre- and post-repeated measures design. A total of 55 participants were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 27) and a control group (n = 28)...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779441/development-and-implementation-of-a-continuing-medical-education-program-in-canada-knowledge-translation-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-kt4rcc
#7
Luke T Lavallée, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lori A Wood, Joan Basiuk, Christopher Knee, Sonya Cnossen, Ranjeeta Mallick, Kelsey Witiuk, Marie Vanhuyse, Simon Tanguay, Antonio Finelli, Michael A S Jewett, Naveen Basappa, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Geoffrey T Gotto, Sohaib Al-Asaaed, Georg A Bjarnason, Ronald Moore, Scott North, Christina Canil, Frédéric Pouliot, Denis Soulières, Vincent Castonguay, Wassim Kassouf, Ilias Cagiannos, Chris Morash, Rodney H Breau
An in-person multidisciplinary continuing medical education (CME) program was designed to address previously identified knowledge gaps regarding quality indicators of care in kidney cancer. The objective of this study was to develop a CME program and determine if the program was effective for improving participant knowledge. CME programs for clinicians were delivered by local experts (uro-oncologist and medical oncologist) in four Canadian cities. Participants completed knowledge assessment tests pre-CME, immediately post-CME, and 3-month post-CME...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779440/cancer-awareness-and-barriers-to-seeking-medical-help-among-syrian-refugees-in-jordan-a-baseline-study
#8
Mohammad Al Qadire, Ma'en Aljezawi, Noha Al-Shdayfat
Refugees in Jordan have an increased burden of cancer due to hard conditions and low income. An increase in awareness of the early signs of cancer could prompt early diagnosis. The current study aims to explore the level of cancer knowledge and barriers to seeking care among Syrian refugees in Jordan. A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was used. Two hundred and forty-one Syrian refugees living in the north of Jordan completed the Cancer Awareness Measure. The mean age was 27.9 (SD 9.1) years, ranging from 18 to 47 years...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776306/testicular-cancer-on-the-web-an-appropriate-source-of-patient-information-in-concordance-with-the-european-association-of-urology-guidelines
#9
Pia Paffenholz, Johannes Salem, Hendrik Borgmann, Tim Nestler, David Pfister, Christian Ruf, Igor Tsaur, Axel Haferkamp, Axel Heidenreich
Despite the continuous growth of the internet, little is known about the quality of online information on testicular cancer, the most common solid malignancy in young men. In our study, we analysed the quality, readability and popularity of the most popular websites on testicular cancer. Therefore, we performed a web search for the term "testicular cancer" using www.google.com . Fifty-one websites were evaluated for HONcode quality certification, Alexa Popularity Rank and readability levels. Furthermore, the websites' content on eight major topics of the current European Association of Urology Guidelines on testicular cancer was assessed...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776305/training-needs-of-clinical-and-research-professionals-to-optimize-minority-recruitment-and-retention-in-cancer-clinical-trials
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Michelle Y Martin, Soumya J Niranjan, Raegan W Durant, Jennifer A Wenzel, Elise D Cook, Mona N Fouad, Selwyn M Vickers, Badrinath R Konety, Sarah B Rutland, Zachary R Simoni, Michelle Y Martin
The study of disparities in minority recruitment to cancer clinical trials has focused primarily on inquiries among minority patient populations. However, clinical trial recruitment is complex and requires a broader appreciation of the multiple factors that influence minority participation. One area that has received little attention is minority recruitment training for professionals who assume various roles in the clinical trial recruitment process. Therefore, we assessed the perspectives of cancer center clinical and research personnel on their training and education needs toward minority recruitment for cancer clinical trials...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776304/effect-of-education-about-oral-mucositis-given-to-the-cancer-patients-having-chemotherapy-on-life-quality
#11
Ulviye Özcan Yüce, Sabire Yurtsever
The study was aimed to determine the effect of education cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for prevention of oral mucositis on the quality of life. A total of 60 patients including 30 patients each in education and control groups were included in this randomized controlled study. On the first day of study, Oral Assessment Guide and EORTC QLQ-C30 Version 3.0 were applied to both groups and also it was trained only the education group for the prevention of oral mucositis and explained Patient Education Booklet...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752237/-making-my-own-decisions-sometimes-a-pilot-study-of-young-adult-cancer-survivors-perspectives-on-medical-decision-making
#12
L Aubree Shay, Susanne Schmidt, Stephanie D Cornell, Helen M Parsons
This study aimed to provide a better understanding of the medical decision-making preferences and experiences of young adult survivors of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancers. We conducted key informant interviews and a cross-sectional mailed survey with young adult survivors (currently aged 18-39 years) of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancers in South Texas. Of the responding survivors, almost all wanted to be actively involved in medical decision-making, but preferences regarding family and doctor involvement varied...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748499/in-memoriam-sidney-saltzstein-md
#13
Jennifer Alluisi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741269/prevention-of-hpv-related-oral-cancer-by-dentists-assessing-the-opinion-of-dutch-dental-students
#14
Marcella R Poelman, Henk S Brand, Thymour Forouzanfar, Ellen M Daley, Derk H Jan Jager
The aim of this study is to assess dental students' opinions of the dentists' role in primary prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral cancer using a cross-sectional web-based survey. A questionnaire, containing questions about knowledge of HPV and oral cancer, confidence in head and neck examination and role of the dentist in preventing HPV-related oral cancer, was sent to all students of the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (n = 912). One hundred and twenty-six (n = 126) students completed the questionnaire...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741268/assessing-cancer-health-literacy-among-spanish-speaking-latinos
#15
Margarita Echeverri, David Anderson, Anna María Nápoles
Health literacy is a dynamic construct that changes with specific health conditions; thus, new disease-specific health literacy tools are needed. Since cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority population in the nation, there is a need to develop tools to assess cancer health literacy (CHL) among the Spanish-speaking population. The Cancer Health Literacy Test, Spanish version (CHLT-30-DKspa) was applied to identify Spanish-speaking individuals with low CHL and ascertain which items in the tool best discriminate between CHL level groups...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721645/is-cancer-information-exchanged-on-social-media-scientifically-accurate
#16
Elizabeth A Gage-Bouchard, Susan LaValley, Molli Warunek, Lynda Kwon Beaupin, Michelle Mollica
Cancer patients and their caregivers are increasingly using social media as a platform to share cancer experiences, connect with support, and exchange cancer-related information. Yet, little is known about the nature and scientific accuracy of cancer-related information exchanged on social media. We conducted a content analysis of 12 months of data from 18 publically available Facebook Pages hosted by parents of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (N = 15,852 posts) and extracted all exchanges of medically-oriented cancer information...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707206/patients-perception-of-app-based-educational-and-behavioural-interventions-for-enhancing-oral-anticancer-medication-adherence
#17
Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Jo Lene Leow, Lita Chew, Kevin Yi-Lwern Yap
Well-designed smartphone apps can potentially help in enhancing adherence to oral anticancer medications (OAMs). The objective of this study was to evaluate patients' perception on inclusion of various adherence-enhancing strategies as features of an app and their interest in using such app. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. A structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from patients taking OAMs. Final analysis was based on 409 surveys and most of the respondents were female (291, 71...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707205/knowledge-and-preferences-of-primary-care-providers-in-delivering-head-and-neck-cancer-survivorship-care
#18
Callie Berkowitz, Deborah H Allen, Jennifer Tenhover, Leah L Zullig, John Ragsdale, Jonathan E Fischer, Kathryn I Pollak, Bridget F Koontz
Long-term care for head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors is complex and requires coordination among multiple providers. Clinical practice guidelines highlight the role of primary care providers (PCPs) in screening for secondary cancer/recurrence, assessment of late/long-term side effects, and referrals for appropriate specialty management of toxicity. However, these responsibilities may be difficult to meet within the scope of primary care practice. We conducted this study to explore preferences, comfort, and knowledge of PCPs in the care of HNC survivors...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707204/ode-to-the-unknown-mentor
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EDITORIAL
Arthur M Michalek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685476/raising-awareness-for-lung-cancer-prevention-and-healthy-lifestyles-in-female-scholars-from-a-low-income-area-in-bogota-colombia-evaluation-of-a-national-framework
#20
J F Meneses-Echávez, P A Alba-Ramírez, J E Correa-Bautista
This study aims to determine the effects of an educational intervention, based on the Colombian guidelines for educational communication in the framework of cancer control, for raising lung cancer prevention-related awareness, and improving healthy lifestyles in female scholars from a low-income area in Bogota, Colombia. Uncontrolled trial conducted in 243 female scholars (mean age 14 years ± 1.5 SD). Two 90 min educational sessions were carried out in March 2015 according to the Colombian guidelines for educational communication in the framework of cancer control...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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