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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/28094114/the-quality-of-oncology-nursing-care-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-three-countries-in-europe
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Andreas Charalambous, Theodoula Adamakidou, Constantina Cloconi, Melanie Charalambous, Theologia Tsitsi, Lucie Vondráčková, Radka Bužgová
PURPOSE: The increase in patients diagnosed with and living with cancer calls for the provision of quality nursing care within this paradigm, one that can reflect the complex needs of the patient that cancer and its treatments induce. The study aimed to evaluate the quality of oncology nursing care, as perceived, by hospitalized cancer patients in three European countries. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. In-patients diagnosed with cancer were selected based on explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027862/predictors-of-cognitive-decline-in-people-with-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Pok-Ja Oh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of demographic factors, disease/treatment-related factors, and psychological factors on cognitive function. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Participants were recruited from the oncology inpatient units of two hospitals. A convenience sample of 175 patients with cancer who underwent chemotherapy were recruited. The Everyday Cognition Scale (ECog), the Korean version of the Mini Mental State Examination (K-MMSE), Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue (FACT-F) scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and a questionnaire to collect information about demographic, disease, and treatment information were completed...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069156/effectiveness-of-a-relaxation-intervention-progressive-muscle-relaxation-and-guided-imagery-techniques-to-reduce-anxiety-and-improve-mood-of-parents-of-hospitalized-children-with-malignancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-republic-of-cyprus-and-greece
#3
Theologia Tsitsi, Andreas Charalambous, Evridiki Papastavrou, Vasilios Raftopoulos
PURPOSE: To explore the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and Guided Imagery (GI),in reducing anxiety levels among parents of children diagnosed with any type of malignancy receiving active treatment at a Paediatric Oncology Unit in Republic of Cyprus and in Greece. METHOD: A randomized non-blinded control trial was conducted between April 2012 to October 2013, at two public paediatric hospitals. Fifty four eligible parents of children hospitalized with a malignancy were randomly assigned to the intervention (PMR and GI) (n = 29) and a control group (n = 25)...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069155/communicating-with-patients-from-minority-backgrounds-individual-challenges-experienced-by-oncology-health-professionals
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Kaaren J Watts, Bettina Meiser, Elvira Zilliacus, Rajneesh Kaur, Mona Taouk, Afaf Girgis, Phyllis Butow, David Goldstein, Sandra Hale, Astrid Perry, Sanchia K Aranda, David W Kissane
PURPOSE: Oncology health professionals (HPs) are increasingly required to care for patients from minority backgrounds. Yet many HPs have not had formal training in how to communicate effectively in culturally diverse settings. More information is needed about the challenges that oncology HPs face in communicating with minority patients to inform the content of formal training programs. This qualitative study aimed to identify oncology nurses' and oncologists' individual experiences and challenges in communicating with patients from minority backgrounds...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069154/the-assessment-and-management-of-chemotherapy-related-toxicities-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-colorectal-cancer-and-hodgkin-s-and-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas-a-scoping-review
#5
Patricia Fox, Andrew Darley, Eileen Furlong, Christine Miaskowski, Elisabeth Patiraki, Jo Armes, Emma Ream, Constantina Papadopoulou, Lisa McCann, Nora Kearney, Roma Maguire
PURPOSE: The purpose of the eSMART (Electronic Symptom Management using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) Remote Technology) study is to evaluate the use of mobile phone technology to manage chemotherapy-related toxicities (CRTs) in people with breast cancer (BC), colorectal cancer (CRC), Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)) across multiple European sites. One key objective was to review the published and grey literature on assessment and management of CRTs among patients receiving primary chemotherapy for BC, CRC, HL, and NHL to ensure that ASyMS remained evidence-based and reflected current and local practice...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069153/working-in-silos-head-neck-cancer-patients-during-and-after-treatment-with-or-without-early-palliative-care-referral
#6
Helena Ullgren, Lily Kirkpatrick, Sini Kilpeläinen, Lena Sharp
PURPOSE: The primary aim was to describe patients with Head and Neck (H&N) cancer referred to palliative care and how the care transition from acute oncological to palliative care impacted on both Health related quality of life (HRQoL) and information. The secondary aim was to explore H&N cancer patients' HRQoL and perceived information. METHODS: H&N cancer patients were identified via the Swedish Cancer Register. Data were collected using the following questionnaires; European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ C-30, INFO25, and a study-specific questionnaire...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069152/use-of-the-distress-thermometer-in-a-cancer-helpline-context-can-it-detect-changes-in-distress-is-it-acceptable-to-nurses-and-callers-and-do-high-scores-lead-to-internal-referrals
#7
Karen Linehan, Kate M Fennell, Donna L Hughes, Carlene J Wilson
PURPOSE: To improve understanding about; (1) the validity of the Distress Thermometer (DT) as a measure of changes in distress after a cancer helpline call, (2) the impact of a helpline call on callers' distress, (3) caller and helpline nurses' comfort with use of the DT, and (4) the extent to which DT scores over the critical threshold, are associated with referral to internal support services for follow-up psychosocial care. METHODS: Callers (people diagnosed with cancer and their family/friends: N = 100) completed a questionnaire that included DT ratings (three time-points), the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) and measures of comfort with the DT tool...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069151/development-and-validation-of-the-daily-fatigue-cancer-scale-dfcs-single-item-questions-for-clinical-practice
#8
Louise Baussard, Anne Stoebner-Delbarre, Laurence Bonnabel, Marie-Eve Huteau, Aurélie Gastou, Florence Cousson-Gélie
PURPOSE: Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF), subjective symptom, is considered the most prevalent and disabling in cancer. To help caregivers better understand it, we developed and evaluated the psychometric properties of a visual analog scale to assess daily CRF. METHOD: In our qualitative study, we conducted interviews with caregivers, patients and scientists (N = 30) to generate items and select the scale's format. We then administered the final scale to a sample of 104 patients hospitalized for cancer surgery...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069150/symptoms-and-self-care-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-perspectives-from-patients-and-healthcare-professionals-foundation-for-an-interactive-ict-application
#9
Tina Gustavell, Kay Sundberg, Catharina Frank, Yvonne Wengström, Maria Browall, Ralf Segersvärd, Ann Langius-Eklöf
PURPOSE: Poor prognosis and a problematic recovery period after pancreaticoduodenectomy means that patients may benefit from early detection of symptoms and support for self-management. Interactive Information and Communication Technology tools can be used for this purpose, but the content needs to be relevant to patients as well as healthcare professionals. To facilitate development of the content of an application for this purpose, the aim of this study was to explore common symptoms and self-care in the first six months after pancreaticoduodenectomy, as identified by patients and healthcare professionals...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069149/exploring-men-s-preferred-strategies-for-learning-about-testicular-disorders-inclusive-of-testicular-cancer-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#10
Mohamad M Saab, Margaret Landers, Josephine Hegarty
PURPOSE: Men's awareness of testicular disorders is lacking and their intention to seek help for testicular symptoms is sub-optimal. Studies conducted to explore and raise men's awareness of testicular disorders did not address their preferred learning strategies and failed to include men who are at risk for health inequities. The aim of this study was to explore, in-depth, the preferred strategies for learning about testicular disorders inclusive of testicular cancer among men who self-identify as heterosexual, gay, or bisexual...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069148/childhood-leukaemia-survivors-experiences-of-long-term-follow-ups-in-an-endocrine-clinic-a-focus-group-study
#11
Anna Pålsson, Marlene Malmström, Cecilia Follin
: The survival rate after childhood cancer has improved markedly and today more than 80% of patients will survive. Many childhood cancer survivors suffer from late complications due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), treated with cranial radiotherapy, are at a particularly high risk of having endocrine complications. PURPOSE: To illuminate childhood ALL survivors' experiences of a long-term follow-up in an endocrine clinic...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069147/a-content-analysis-of-emotional-concerns-expressed-at-the-time-of-receiving-a-cancer-diagnosis-an-observational-study-of-consultations-with-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-and-their-family-members
#12
Live Korsvold, Anneli Viktoria Mellblom, Arnstein Finset, Ellen Ruud, Hanne Cathrine Lie
PURPOSE: Little is known about the emotional concerns expressed by adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients in consultations when a diagnosis of cancer is delivered. Here, we investigated the content of such concerns and how health care providers respond to them. METHOD: We audio-recorded nine consultations with AYA cancer patients (ages: 12-25 years) at the time of diagnosis. We have previously identified and coded 135 emotional concerns and the responses to these in the nine consultations using the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences (VR-CoDES) framework...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865259/web-based-survivorship-interventions-for-women-with-breast-cancer-an-integrative-review
#13
REVIEW
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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