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European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865259/web-based-survivorship-interventions-for-women-with-breast-cancer-an-integrative-review
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Kathryn E Post, Jane Flanagan
PURPOSE: Breast cancer survivors' experience a range of negative sequelae post-treatment including depression, anxiety, physical side effects from treatment, sexuality concerns and decreased quality of life. Survivorship care is recommended by the IOM to meet the post treatment needs of survivors but implementation is variable and barriers to delivery such as time and resource restraints have been identified. Web-based interventions may be a way to overcome some barriers to providing quality survivorship care that is efficacious, cost efficient and convenient...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865258/preparing-young-people-for-future-decision-making-about-cancer-risk-in-families-affected-or-at-risk-from-hereditary-breast-cancer-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Emma Rowland, Gill Plumridge, Anna-Marie Considine, Alison Metcalfe
PURPOSE: Women carrying the mutated BRCA gene, have approximately an 80% life-time risk of developing breast cancer with 50% risk of their children inheriting the gene mutation. Many parents find it difficult to know when and how to disclose this information to their children and how such disclosure might affect their child's future decision-making. METHOD: This study explored the communication of genetic risk information in families using qualitative semi-structured interviews conducted with parents, children (7-11years) and young people (12-18years) affected or at risk from a BRCA gene mutation...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865257/pain-and-social-processes-for-hospice-cancer-patients-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Olga Ehrlich, Rachel K Walker
PURPOSE: Hospice cancer patients experience poorly-controlled pain in spite of widely-disseminated evidence-based guidelines for use by hospice care practitioners. Pain management occurs in the context of the interdisciplinary team, centered on a caring triad in the home: the person with pain, their caregiver, and their nurse. This review: 1) Summarizes what is known about differing ways that members of the hospice caring triad (patients, caregivers, and nurses) interpret and respond to cancer pain, in order to develop a cancer pain social processes theoretical framework, 2) Identifies gaps in understanding of hospice cancer pain social processes, and 3) Identifies framework concepts for research-based clinical practice with potential to improve pain outcomes...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865256/opioid-taking-self-efficacy-as-influencing-emotional-status-in-patients-with-cancer-pain
#4
She-Anne Ding, Shu-Yuan Liang, Wei-Wen Wu, Chieh-Yu Liu, Su-Fen Cheng
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate how much of the variance in emotional status amongst Taiwanese cancer patients could be accounted for by opioid-taking self-efficacy. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 109 cancer patients who had taken prescribed opioid analgesics for cancer related pain in the past week and completed the Opioid-Taking Self-Efficacy Scale-CA (OTSES-CA) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. RESULTS: There was a significant and negative correlation between scores on anxiety and self-efficacy total scale (r = -0...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865255/recommendations-for-symptom-management-in-women-with-vulvar-neoplasms-after-surgical-treatment-an-evidence-based-guideline
#5
Andrea Kobleder, Silvia Raphaelis, Agnes Glaus, Monica Fliedner, Michael D Mueller, Dinah Gafner, Larissa Gehrig, Beate Senn
PURPOSE: To develop an evidence-based guideline for nurses and other health care professionals involved in pre- and postsurgical care of women with vulvar cancer (VC) or vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). METHODS: This evidence-based guideline was developed according to six domains of the methodological framework AGREE II. Literature research with focus on cancer care, symptom management and self-management/counselling was conducted from April to August 2013 in the databases CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, PubMed as well as in 14 international guideline databases...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865254/a-systematic-literature-review-comparing-the-psychological-care-needs-of-patients-with-mesothelioma-and-advanced-lung-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Hannah Ball, Sally Moore, Alison Leary
PURPOSE: Psychological distress which adversely affects a person's experience of cancer has been shown to be highly prevalent in patients with mesothelioma. Historically, the assumption has been made that the evidence guiding the supportive care needs for lung cancer is relevant to those with mesothelioma. The objective of the study was to evaluate if the psychological care needs differ between patients with pleural mesothelioma and those with advanced lung cancer. METHODS: A search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection, PsycINFO databases, grey literature and the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews identified 17 studies meeting a predefined inclusion criteria...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865253/perceptions-of-patients-families-physicians-and-nurses-regarding-challenges-in-cancer-disclosure-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
#7
Maryam Ehsani, Fariba Taleghani, Simin Hematti, Parvaneh Abazari
PURPOSE: The findings of numerous studies have illustrated that there is still a high proportion of cancer patients in Eastern and Middle-East countries including Iran, who are not properly informed of their disease due to the concealment atmosphere which still prevails. This descriptive qualitative study is aimed at exploring perceptions of patients, patients' family members, physicians and nurses regarding cancer disclosure challenges. METHODS: Thirty-five participants (15 patients, 6 family members, 9 physicians, and 5 nurses) were selected through purposive sampling...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865252/measuring-trust-in-nurses-psychometric-properties-of-the-trust-in-nurses-scale-in-four-countries
#8
Minna Stolt, Andreas Charalambous, Laurel Radwin, Christina Adam, Jouko Katajisto, Chryssoula Lemonidou, Elisabeth Patiraki, Katarina Sjövall, Riitta Suhonen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine psychometric properties of three translated versions of the Trust in Nurses Scale (TNS) and cancer patients' perceptions of trust in nurses in a sample of cancer patients from four European countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional, cross-cultural, multi-site survey design was used. The data were collected with the Trust in Nurses Scale from patients with different types of malignancies in 17 units within five clinical sites (n = 599) between 09/2012 and 06/2014...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865251/like-being-covered-in-a-wet-and-dark-blanket-parents-lived-experiences-of-losing-a-child-to-cancer
#9
Maria Björk, Annelie J Sundler, Inger Hallström, Kina Hammarlund
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to illuminate parents' lived experiences of losing a child to cancer. METHOD: Interviews and a narrative about parents' experiences of losing a child to cancer were gathered from six parents of children whom had participated in a longitudinal study across the child's illness trajectory. The analysis of the data was inspired by van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological approach. RESULTS: One essential theme emerged: Like being covered in a wet and dark blanket, as well as six related themes: Feeling conflicting emotions, Preparing for the moment of death, Continuing parenting after death, Recollecting and sharing memories, Working through the sorrow and New perspectives in life...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865250/are-children-as-relatives-our-responsibility-how-nurses-perceive-their-role-in-caring-for-children-as-relatives-of-seriously-ill-patients
#10
Marie Golsäter, Maria Henricson, Karin Enskär, Susanne Knutsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate how nurses perceive their role in caring for children as relatives to a parent with a serious physical illness. METHOD: A qualitative explorative design with focus group interviews was used. In total, 22 nurses working at one neurological, one haematological and two oncological wards were interviewed. The transcripts from the interviews were analysed in steps in accordance with inductive qualitative content analysis...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865249/development-and-validation-of-the-preparedness-for-colorectal-cancer-surgery-questionnaire-pcsq-pre-24
#11
E Carlsson, M Pettersson, J Öhlén, R Sawatzky, F Smith, F Friberg
PURPOSE: The aims of the study were to develop and psychometrically evaluate a patient-reported outcome instrument for the measurement of preoperative preparedness in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: This study was conducted in two stages: a) instrument development (item generation, construction of items and domains), empirical verification and b) instrument evaluation. A questionnaire with 28 items measuring preparedness for surgery was developed covering four domains and was tested for content validity with an expert panel and with patients...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865248/the-chinese-version-of-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale-psychometric-properties-in-chinese-cancer-patients-and-their-family-caregivers
#12
Qiuping Li, Yi Lin, Caiping Hu, Yinghua Xu, Huiya Zhou, Liping Yang, Yongyong Xu
PURPOSE: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) acts as one of the most frequently used self-reported measures in cancer practice. The evidence for construct validity of HADS, however, remains inconclusive. The objective of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version HADS (C-HADS) in terms of construct validity, internal consistency reliability, and concurrent validity in dyads of Chinese cancer patients and their family caregivers. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted in multiple centers: one hospital in each of the seven different administrative regions in China from October 2014 to May 2015...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865247/implementing-a-central-venous-catheter-self-management-education-program-for-patients-with-cancer
#13
Jeong Yun Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the central venous catheter self-management education program (CVC S-MEP) in improving knowledge, attitude, and behavior regarding CVC and in decreasing CVC-related complications in patients with cancer during homecare service. METHODS: A quasi-experimental, sequential cohort design study of patients with cancer and who have CVCs was performed to compare the effect of CVC S-MEP with usual care. RESULTS: The study group consisted of 45 participants (26 male and 19 female), and the mean age was 46...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697281/the-relationship-between-malignant-wound-status-and-pain-in-breast-cancer-patients
#14
Nao Tamai, Yuko Mugita, Mari Ikeda, Hiromi Sanada
PURPOSE: Skin metastasis is one of the most frequent metastases in breast cancer patients. Patients with malignant wounds experience numerous symptoms, including serious wound pain. However, the features of pain related to malignant wounds have not been investigated. Nurses can experience a dilemma when treating these patients due to a lack of knowledge of the pain. The aims of this study were to examine the quality and intensity of malignant wound pain and to determine the association between wound status and pain in the patients with malignant wounds...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697280/the-lived-experience-of-patients-in-protective-isolation-during-their-hospital-stay-for-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
Valentina Biagioli, Michela Piredda, Maria Rita Mauroni, Rosaria Alvaro, Maria Grazia De Marinis
PURPOSE: Patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) usually receive hospital care in protective isolation until full neutrophil recovery. Although the aim of protective isolation is to benefit patients' health by preventing risks of infection, it could have severe psychological implications. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of protective isolation in adult patients who had been treated with allogeneic HSCT. METHOD: A descriptive phenomenological inquiry based on Giorgi's approach was conducted in a university hospital in Italy...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697279/specialist-nurse-key-worker-in-children-s-cancer-care-professionals-perspectives-on-the-core-characteristics-of-the-role
#16
Ana Martins, Susie Aldiss, Faith Gibson
PURPOSE: To describe the development and implementation of the specialist nurse key worker role across 18 children's cancer centres in the United Kingdom, and draw out significant factors for success to inform future development of the role across a range of specialities. METHOD: Data were obtained through 42 semi-structured interviews and a focus group with 12 key workers. Framework analysis revealed two main themes: models of care and key workers' perspectives of the role...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697278/addressing-behavioral-impacts-of-childhood-leukemia-a-feasibility-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-group-videoconferencing-parenting-intervention
#17
Lauren K Williams, Maria C McCarthy, Kylie Burke, Vicki Anderson, Nicole Rinehart
PURPOSE: Child emotional and behavioral problems constitute significant sequelae of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment. The aims of this study were to a) examine the feasibility, acceptability and satisfaction of a parenting intervention amongst parents of children with ALL and b) explore whether participation in a parenting intervention shows promise for improvements in child behavior. METHODS: 12 parents with a child aged between 2 and 8 years receiving maintenance phase treatment for ALL participated in a phase 2 randomized controlled trial comparing eight weeks of group online participation in Triple P: Positive Parenting Program with no intervention...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697277/existential-challenges-in-young-people-living-with-a-cancer-diagnosis
#18
Ida Odh, Martina Löfving, Kicki Klaeson
PURPOSE: In Sweden, approximately 500 people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. When someone is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, existential issues are easily triggered. Young adults are in a developmental phase of life and are exposed to an extra amount of pressure. The Internet and social media are a daily part of the life of young adults and the use of blogs is common. The aim of this study was to elucidate the theoretical framework of Yalom and his four 'givens' expressed in blogs written by young adults living with various cancer diagnoses in Sweden...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697276/understanding-the-experiences-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-a-meta-synthesis
#19
Bora Kim, Kate White, Pandora Patterson
PURPOSE: To conduct a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies exploring experiences of young cancer patients to identify the overarching concepts that inform future service and research directions. METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted, and 51 articles published between January 2004 and March 2014 were collected via CINAHL, Medline and PsycINFO databases. Deductive thematic analysis was conducted to identify major themes, guided by Hermeneutic notions on interpretation...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697275/development-of-the-head-and-neck-cancer-caregiving-task-inventory
#20
Stewart M Bond, Karen Schumacher, Amanda Sherrod, Mary S Dietrich, Nancy Wells, Robert H Lindau, Barbara A Murphy
PURPOSE: Family caregivers provide vital support for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC), yet few studies have focused on HNC caregiving. Our objective was to develop and conduct initial validation of the HNC Caregiving Task Inventory, an instrument to characterize caregiving task burden in the HNC population. METHODS: This 5-phase instrument development project involved the conceptualization of caregiving task burden (Phase 1), initial instrument development (Phase 2), assessment of content validity through expert panel review (Phase 3), assessment of face validity through family caregiver review (Phase 4), and preliminary validation in a sample of 106 family caregivers (Phase 5)...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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