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Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117847/the-impact-of-school-visits-on-siblings-of-children-with-cancer
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Isabelle Sjoberg, Jason D Pole, Marilyn Cassidy, Claudette Boilard, Sharon Costantini, Donna L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer affects the entire family. Siblings experience similar stress to that of the ill child, including anger, depression, jealousy, guilt, and social isolation. School reentry programs are shown to be positive interventions for patients, it is hypothesized that similar outcomes exist for siblings. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility of studying the impact of the Ontario Oncology Nurse School Visitation Program on the well-being and school adjustment of siblings of pediatric cancer patients...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094652/comparing-the-knowledge-of-parents-and-survivors-who-attend-a-survivorship-clinic
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Joanne Quillen, Yimei Li, Michele Demski, Claire Carlson, Holli Bradley, Lisa Schwartz, Jill P Ginsberg, Wendy Hobbie
BACKGROUND: This study underscores the importance of the survivor/parent dynamic in understanding the knowledge level of childhood cancer survivors and their parents with regard to cancer diagnosis, treatments, and potential late effects, and to assess the impact of parental knowledge on survivor's knowledge. PROCEDURE: A convenience sample (N = 219 dyads) consisting of childhood cancer survivors with a parent match was used. Survivors 2 years out from completion of therapy, aged 16 to 25 years, and fluent in English or Spanish completed 2 questionnaires to assess adolescent and young adult and parental knowledge regarding diagnosis, treatment, and long-term risks...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094643/parent-perspectives-on-pain-management-in-preschool-age-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Kelsey Smith, Laura Reinman, Jeffrey Schatz, Carla W Roberts
Pain episodes occur for many preschoolers with sickle cell disease (SCD), but little is known about parent perceptions of managing pain episodes in young children. We surveyed parents of young children with SCD who had managed pain episodes in the past year to assess their management and satisfaction with their strategies, challenges of pain management, and interest in additional education. Parents were recruited from health maintenance visits at a SCD specialty clinic. Forty-two of 51 parents (82%) of 2- to-6-year-olds reported managing pain over the past year...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863725/clinical-practice-recommendations-based-on-an-updated-review-of-breast-cancer-risk-among-women-treated-for-childhood-cancer
#4
Yael E Derman
Breast cancer is the most common secondary malignancy among women treated for childhood cancer. This review highlights interacting etiologies contributing to development of secondary breast cancer to complement guidelines for surveillance and survivorship care and make recommendations for clinical practice. Treatment exposures determine Children's Oncology Group breast cancer surveillance guidelines; those treated with cumulative doses ≥20 Gy chest irradiation should undergo annual magnetic resonance imaging and mammography after age 25 years or 8 years after exposure, whichever comes last...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845730/organizational-and-managerial-resources-and-quality-of-care-in-french-pediatric-oncology-nursing
#5
Séverine Chevalier, Julien Lejeune, Evelyne Fouquereau, Hélène Coillot, Nicolas Gillet, Virginie Gandemer, Jean Michon, Philippe Colombat
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between nurses' organizational and managerial resources (ie, perceived organizational support and transformational leadership) and their quality of patient care, and second, the mediating role of job satisfaction in these relationships. Participants were 510 nurses from 25 out of 29 French pediatric oncology units. Structural equation modeling results revealed that perceived organizational support and transformational leadership were related to nurses' perceived quality of care and that job satisfaction acted as a mediator between these 2 antecedents (ie, organizational and managerial determinants) and this outcome (ie, quality of care)...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836478/the-clinical-research-associate-retention-study-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
#6
Emily E Owens Pickle, Dawn Borgerson, Anelise Espirito-Santo, Sabrina Wigginton, Susan Devine, Sue Stork
Pediatric medicine often struggles to receive adequate research funding for its small, yet vulnerable population of patients. Remarkable discovery in pediatric oncology is credited in large part to the collaborative structure of its research community. The Children's Oncology Group conducts studies supported by the National Cancer Institute. The clinical research associate (CRA) discipline comprises professionals who support administrative duties, regulatory duties, subject management, and data collection at individual research sites...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730883/affected-aspects-regarding-literacy-and-numeracy-in-children-treated-for-brain-tumors
#7
Malin Lönnerblad, Riikka Lovio, Eva Berglund, Ingrid Van't Hooft
The aim of this study was to investigate the test results of reading speed, reading comprehension, word comprehension, spelling, basic arithmetic skills, and number sense (intuitive understanding of numbers) by children treated for brain tumors. This is a retrospective study based on medical records, including standardized academic tests. In the years of 2010 to 2014, all children in the area of Stockholm between 7 and 18 years (IQ <70) who had no major linguistic or motor difficulties after they had undergone treatment for brain tumors were offered a special education assessment one year after treatment, at school start, or the year before a transition from one stage to another...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699409/review-of-the-effectiveness-of-enteral-feeding-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-formula-see-text
#8
Kaleena Trimpe, Michele R Shaw, Marian Wilson, Mel R Haberman
Enteral supplementation for nutritional support in pediatric oncology patients remains nonstandardized across institutions and between providers. Pediatric oncology patients frequently fail to meet their growth curve percentiles, lose weight, and/or are malnourished due to both the oncologic process as well as side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Methods of increasing weight include enteral feeding (nasogastric, nasoduodenal/jejunal, or gastrostomy), parenteral intravenous feeding, and oral supplementation...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681653/comparison-of-the-single-syringe-push-pull-technique-with-the-discard-technique-for-obtaining-blood-samples-from-pediatric-central-venous-access-devices
#9
Sarah Hess, Mary Decker
The discard technique is the most widely used method of obtaining blood samples from patients with central venous access devices (CVADs), but risks removing more blood than is necessary for laboratory testing and may increase a patient's risk of anemia. We hypothesized that laboratory results from pediatric blood specimens obtained via CVAD using the single-syringe push-pull (formerly called the mixing) method and the discard method would be similar. Blood samples were obtained from pediatric oncology patients in a hospital setting using both collection methods and laboratory values were analyzed for concordance using the pairwise t-test, intraclass correlation coefficient, and Bland-Altman analysis methods...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670954/predictors-of-patient-satisfaction-in-pediatric-oncology
#10
Josh Davis, James F Burrows, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Paul Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To understand key drivers of patient satisfaction in pediatric hematology/oncology. METHODS: The "top-box" scores of patient satisfaction surveys from 4 pediatric hematology/oncology practices were collected from 2012 to 2014 at an integrated Children's Health Network. One item, "Likelihood of recommending practice," was used as the surrogate for overall patient satisfaction, and all other items were correlated to this item. RESULTS: A total of 1244 satisfaction surveys were included in this analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669252/parents-experience-of-hope-when-their-child-has-cancer-perceived-meaning-and-the-influence-of-health-care-professionals
#11
Mary F Conway, Ashley Pantaleao, Jill M Popp
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the role and importance of hopefulness for parents of children with cancer, how hope relates to parents' experience with the diagnosis, and the influence nurses and other health care professionals have on parents' hope. METHOD: Using an interview format, 50 parents of children diagnosed with cancer were given the Reaction to Diagnosis Interview, and asked 5 open-ended questions about hope. Answers were analyzed using content analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660797/evaluating-cultural-competence-of-pediatric-oncology-nurses-at-a-teaching-hospital-a-pilot-study
#12
Ijeoma Julie Eche, Teri Aronowitz
This cross-sectional descriptive study evaluated registered nurses' self-ratings of cultural competence on the hematology/oncology unit at a large Northeastern urban children's hospital. The Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals was used to measure 5 constructs of cultural competence. The study findings show that there were significant correlations between the knowledge and skill subscales (ρ = .57, P < .001) and the knowledge and desire subscales (ρ = ...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602129/from-the-children-s-oncology-group-evidence-based-recommendations-for-peg-asparaginase-nurse-monitoring-hypersensitivity-reaction-management-and-patient-family-education
#13
Deborah Woods, Kari Winchester, Alison Towerman, Katie Gettinger, Christina Carey, Karen Timmermann, Rachel Langley, Emily Browne
PEG-aspariginase is a backbone chemotherapy agent in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and in some non-Hodgkin lymphoma therapies. Nurses lack standardized guidelines for monitoring patients receiving PEG-asparaginase and for educating patients/families about hypersensitivity reaction risks. An electronic search of 6 databases using publication years 2000-2015 and multiple professional organizations and clinical resources was conducted. Evidence sources were reviewed for topic applicability. Each of the final 23 sources was appraised by 2 team members...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602119/improving-the-quality-of-end-of-life-care-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-through-the-early-implementation-of-palliative-care
#14
Lauren Ranallo
Providing end-of-life care to children with cancer is most ideally achieved by initiating palliative care at the time of diagnosis, advocating for supportive care throughout the treatment trajectory, and implementing hospice care during the terminal phase. The guiding principles behind offering palliative care to pediatric oncology patients are the prioritization of providing holistic care and management of disease-based symptoms. Pediatric hematology-oncology nurses and clinicians have a unique responsibility to support the patient and family unit and foster a sense of hope, while also preparing the family for the prognosis and a challenging treatment trajectory that could result in the child's death...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812473/implementation-of-a-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
#15
Joy Vanderway, Catherine Vincent, Susan M Walsh, Jennifer Obrecht
Fever and neutropenia is an oncologic emergency. Time-to-antibiotics (TTA) refers to the amount of time from initial provider evaluation for fever and neutropenia to intravenous antibiotic administration. Research supports that rapid time-to-antibiotics (RTTA) is associated with improved patient outcomes. This quality improvement project evaluated the success of implementing an RTTA pathway in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropenia. The setting was an advanced practice nurse-managed pediatric ambulatory infusion center where patients with fever and neutropenia were often evaluated and treated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681659/the-relationship-of-genetics-nursing-practice-and-informatics-tools-in-6-mercaptopurine-dosing-in-pediatric-oncology-formula-see-text
#16
REVIEW
Wendy J Haylett
An antileukemic agent prescribed for pediatric oncology patients during the maintenance phase of therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP), is highly influenced by genetic variations in the thiopurine S-methyltransferase enzyme. As such, 6-MP must be dosed so that patients with 1 or 2 inactive thiopurine S-methyltransferase alleles will not incur an increased risk for myelosuppression or other toxicities. Informatics tools such as clinical decision support systems are useful for the application of this and similar pharmacogenetics information to the realm of nursing and clinical practice for safe and effective patient care...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614971/pilot-study-of-therapy-dog-visits-for-inpatient-youth-with-cancer
#17
Jessica Chubak, Rene Hawkes, Christi Dudzik, Jessica M Foose-Foster, Lauren Eaton, Rebecca H Johnson, Catherine Fiona Macpherson
This study assessed the feasibility of studying animal-assisted activities (AAA) in inpatient pediatric oncology and collected preliminary data on potential benefits of AAA for this population. Patients at a large pediatric hospital were identified using electronic medical records and approached with physician approval. Patients completed surveys before and after a therapy dog visit in their private hospital room. Data on infections were ascertained by electronic medical record review. Provider surveys were placed in provider common areas and distributed through a link in an e-mail...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459187/the-stoplight-program-a-proactive-physical-therapy-intervention-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Lynn Tanner, Susan Sencer, Mary C Hooke
Chemotherapy may cause neuromuscular impairments that can have life-long effects. The Stoplight Program (SLP) was developed as a proactive physical therapy (PT) intervention directed at impairments in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this program evaluation, we assessed the feasibility of the SLP delivered as part of standard care and identified body function and activity patterns in patients who received the intervention. Children ages 1 to 22 years, diagnosed with ALL, received an assessment by a physical therapist as part of usual care...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447536/health-related-quality-of-life-of-nepalese-children-with-leukemia-using-pediatric-quality-of-life-inventory-4-0-generic-core-scale
#19
Anu V K, Mandira Onta, Sarala Joshi
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an essential measure to consider when evaluating the full impact of illness in children diagnosed with leukemia. The purpose of the current study was to assess the overall HRQOL and specific functioning subscales of Nepalese children with leukemia using Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scale (PedsQL 4.0), compare self-report with parent proxy report of HRQOL and to identify the determinants affecting HRQOL. After cultural linguistic validation of PedsQL, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 43 children with leukemia and their parents in B...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443699/the-experiences-of-parents-of-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-2-months-after-completion-of-treatment
#20
Barbara Muskat, Heather Jones, Sonia Lucchetta, Wendy Shama, Sue Zupanec, Andrea Greenblatt
Diagnosis and treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) can be a highly stressful time for the entire family. While completion of treatment may bring relief to some families, it may also bring about additional anxieties and fear. The primary objective of this article is to present an analysis of the experiences, emotional states, and support needs of parents of pediatric cancer patients 2 months after treatment completion for ALL. Using a qualitative interpretive description approach, transcripts from interviews with 17 parents from the leukemia/lymphoma program of a large urban pediatric cancer center were analyzed using N-Vivo 10 data analysis software...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
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