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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/28478863/experience-of-chronic-sorrow-in-mothers-of-children-with-cancer-a-phenomenological-study
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Lida Nikfarid, Maryam Rassouli, Leili Borimnejad, Hamid Alavimajd
PURPOSE: Chronic sorrow is a multidimensional concept experienced by mothers of children suffering with chronic conditions, e.g. cancer. Little is known about the concept of chronic sorrow and related issues/experiences among mothers of children with cancer living in Iran. This study aimed to explore the concept of chronic sorrow, based on the lived experiences of chronic sorrow experienced in a group of Iranian mothers of children with cancer. METHODS: In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, 8 mothers of children with cancer participated in semi structured, in-depth interviews about their experiences of chronic sorrow...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478862/symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-population-based-study-in-greenland
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Mikaela Augustussen, Per Sjøgren, Helle Timm, Lise Hounsgaard, Michael Lynge Pedersen
PURPOSE: The aims were to describe symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Greenlandic patients with advanced cancer and to assess the applicability and internal consistency of the Greenlandic version of the EORTC-QLQ-C30 core version 3.0. METHODS: A Greenlandic version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 v.3.0 was developed. The translation process included independent forward translation, reconciliation and independent back translation by native Greenlandic-speaking translators who were fluent in English...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478861/demographic-characteristics-call-details-and-psychosocial-support-needs-of-the-family-friends-of-someone-diagnosed-with-cancer-who-access-australian-cancer-council-telephone-information-and-support-services
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Leila Heckel, Kate M Fennell, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Monica Byrnes, Patricia M Livingston
PURPOSE: Community-based cancer organizations provide telephone-based information and support services to assist people diagnosed with cancer and their family/friends. We investigated the demographic characteristics and psychosocial support needs of family/friends who contacted Australian Cancer Council 13 11 20 information and support helplines. METHODS: Data collected on 42,892 family/friends who contacted a 13 11 20 service across Australia from January 2010 to December 2012 were analyzed...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478860/the-process-of-accepting-breast-cancer-among-chinese-women-a-grounded-theory-study
#4
Shuang-Qin Chen, Jun-E Liu, Zhi Li, Ya-Li Su
PURPOSE: To describe the process by which Chinese women accept living with breast cancer. METHODS: Individual interviews were conducted with 18 Chinese women who completed breast cancer treatment. Data were collected from September 2014 to January 2015 at a large tertiary teaching hospital in Beijing, China. In this grounded theory study, data were analyzed using constant comparative and coding analysis methods. RESULTS: In order to explain the process of accepting having breast cancer among women in China through the grounded theory study, a model that includes 5 axial categories was developed...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478859/symptom-clusters-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-during-radiotherapy
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Wenli Xiao, Carmen W H Chan, Yuying Fan, Doris Y P Leung, Weixiong Xia, Yan He, Linquan Tang
PURPOSE: Despite the improvement in radiotherapy (RT) technology, patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) still suffer from numerous distressing symptoms simultaneously during RT. The purpose of the study was to investigate the symptom clusters experienced by NPC patients during RT. METHODS: First-treated Chinese NPC patients (n = 130) undergoing late-period RT (from week 4 till the end) were recruited for this cross-sectional study. They completed a sociodemographic and clinical data questionnaire, the Chinese version of the M...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478858/survivorship-care-for-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-in-ireland-what-do-women-want
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Elizabeth Meade, Sonja McIlfatrick, Ann Marie Groarke, Eimear Butler, Maura Dowling
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify the concerns of postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland and inform the development of a survivorship care plan. METHOD: A qualitative participatory approach was used. Focus group interviews (n = 6) with 51 women were undertaken. Following analysis of the focus group discussions, two nominal group technique (NGT) (consensus workshops) involving representatives (n = 17) from each of the six focus groups were held...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478857/a-qualitative-study-of-the-post-treatment-experiences-and-support-needs-of-survivors-of-lymphoma
#7
Leanne Monterosso, Karen Taylor, Violet Platt, Elizabeth Lobb, Meinir Krishnasamy, Toni Musiello, Caroline Bulsara, Kendall Stratton, David Joske
PURPOSE: To explore the post-treatment experiences and preferences for follow-up support of lymphoma survivors. METHODS: Two focus groups were conducted with 17 participants to explore informational, psychological, emotional, social, practical and physical needs, 6-30 months post-treatment for lymphoma. Perceptions regarding a potential model of survivorship care were also elicited. RESULTS: Thematic content analysis revealed five key themes: Information; Loss and uncertainty; Family, support and post-treatment experience; Transition, connectivity and normalcy, and Person-centred post-treatment care...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478856/continuous-thermographic-observation-may-predict-extravasation-in-chemotherapy-treated-patients
#8
Maiko Oya, Ryoko Murayama, Makoto Oe, Koichi Yabunaka, Hidenori Tanabe, Toshiaki Takahashi, Yuko Matsui, Eiko Otomo, Chieko Komiyama, Hiromi Sanada
PURPOSE: Extravasation, or leakage of vesicant drugs into subcutaneous tissues, causes serious complications such as induration and necrosis in chemotherapy-treated patients. As macroscopic observation may overlook symptoms during infusion, we focused on skin temperature changes at puncture sites and studied thermographic patterns related to induration or necrosis caused by extravasation. METHODS: Outpatients undergoing chemotherapy using peripheral intravenous catheters were enrolled in this prospective observational study...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478855/the-importance-of-self-care-for-fatigue-amongst-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-primary-cancer
#9
Patricia O' Regan, Josephine Hegarty
PURPOSE: To measure Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF), and explore fatigue self-care strategies used to ameliorate CRF amongst patients undergoing chemotherapy for primary cancer. METHODS: A consecutive sample of patients (n = 362) undergoing chemotherapy with a primary diagnosis of breast, colorectal, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancers were recruited. A mixed methods design was utilised. The study questionnaires included: the Piper Fatigue Scale-Revised and a researcher developed fatigue Self-Care Survey...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478854/efficacy-of-preoperative-uro-stoma-education-on-self-efficacy-after-radical-cystectomy-secondary-outcome-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Bente Thoft Jensen, Berit Kiesbye, Ingrid Soendergaard, Jørgen B Jensen, Susanne Ammitzboell Kristensen
PURPOSE: Radical Cystectomy with a creation of an uro-stoma is first line treatment in advanced bladder-cancer. Enhancing or maintaining an individual's condition, skills and physical wellbeing before surgery has been defined as prehabilitation. Whether preoperative stoma-education is an effective element in prehabilitation is yet to be documented. In a prospective randomized controlled design (RCT) the aim was to investigate the efficacy of a standardised preoperative stoma-education program on an individual's ability to independently change a stoma-appliance...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478853/psychometric-properties-of-the-modified-breast-cancer-screening-beliefs-questionnaire-among-mainland-chinese-women
#11
Yingyi Bao, Cannas Kwok, Chun Fan Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to report the psychometric properties of the modified 'Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire' (BCSBQ) among women living in China. METHODS: A convenience sample of 494 women was recruited from community centres and out-patient clinics in Foshan city. Cronbach's alpha was used to assess internal consistency reliability. Criterion validity was examined by testing three pre-specified hypotheses and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to study the factor structure...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478852/related-visual-impairment-to-mother-infant-interaction-and-development-in-infants-with-bilateral-retinoblastoma
#12
Michie Nagayoshi, Taiko Hirose, Kyoko Toju, Shigenobu Suzuki, Motoko Okamitsu, Taeko Teramoto, Takahide Omori, Aki Kawamura, Naoko Takeo
PURPOSE: This study was conducted with infants diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma (RB) and their mothers. It explored characteristics of the mother-infant interaction, the infants' developmental characteristics and related risk factors. METHOD: Cross-sectional statistical analysis was performed with 18 dyads of one-year-old infants with bilateral RB and their mothers. RESULTS: Using the Japanese Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale (JNCATS) results showed that infants with RB had significantly lower scores compared to normative Japanese scores on all of the infants' subscales and "Child's contingency" (p < 0...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478851/-having-cancer-was-awful-but-also-something-good-came-out-post-traumatic-growth-among-adult-survivors-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-cancer
#13
Eduardo R Zamora, Jaehee Yi, Jesmin Akter, Jonghee Kim, Echo L Warner, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: The cancer experience may cultivate positive psychological changes that can help reduce distress during adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer life course. The aim of this study is to examine the positive impact of cancer in adult survivors utilizing posttraumatic growth as a guiding framework. METHOD: Participants were identified and recruited through the Utah Cancer Registry. Eligible cases were diagnosed with cancer age ≤20 years from 1973 to 2009, born in Utah, and were age ≥18 at study...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478850/randomized-controlled-trial-of-care-bundles-with-chlorhexidine-dressing-and-advanced-dressings-to-prevent-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients
#14
Gülçin Özalp Gerçeker, Figen Yardımcı, Yeşim Aydınok
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of the care bundles including chlorhexidine dressing and advanced dressings on the catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) rates in pediatric hematology-oncology patients with central venous catheters (CVCs). METHOD: Twenty-seven PHO patients were recruited to participate in a prospective, randomized study in Turkey. The researcher used care bundles with chlorhexidine dressing in the experimental group (n = 14), and care bundles with advanced dressings in the control group (n = 13)...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478849/differences-in-symptom-clusters-identified-using-symptom-occurrence-rates-versus-severity-ratings-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy
#15
Carmen Ward Sullivan, Heather Leutwyler, Laura B Dunn, Bruce A Cooper, Steven M Paul, Yvette P Conley, Jon D Levine, Christine A Miaskowski
PURPOSE: One of the unanswered questions in symptom clusters research is whether the number and types of symptom clusters vary based on the dimension of the symptom experience used to create the clusters. Given that patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy (CTX), report between 10 and 32 concurrent symptoms and studies of symptom clusters in these patients are limited, the purpose of this study, in breast cancer patients undergoing CTX (n = 515), was to identify whether the number and types of symptom clusters differed based on whether symptom occurrence rates or symptom severity ratings were used to create the clusters...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478848/the-role-of-psychological-factors-in-oncology-nurses-burnout-and-compassion-fatigue-symptoms
#16
Joana Duarte, José Pinto-Gouveia
PURPOSE: This study explored the role of several psychological factors in professional quality of life in nurses. Specifically, we tried to clarify the relationships between several dimensions of empathy, self-compassion, and psychological inflexibility, and positive (compassion satisfaction) and negative (burnout and compassion fatigue) domains of professional quality of life. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, a convenience sample of 221 oncology nurses recruited from several public hospitals filling out a battery of self-report measures...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478847/the-preoperative-reaction-and-decision-making-process-regarding-colostomy-surgery-among-chinese-rectal-cancer-patients
#17
Jun-E Zhang, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Mei-Chun Zheng
PURPOSE: Patients with rectal cancer have issues in adjusting to their permanent colostomy after surgery, and support is required to help them resume normal life. However, few studies have explored the experience and factors that affect a patient's decision-making and maladjustment prior to colostomy surgery. The aim of this study was to explore the experience of rectal cancer patients who have to undergo colostomy surgery. METHOD: A descriptive, qualitative design was used...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478846/the-effect-of-drawing-and-writing-technique-on-the-anxiety-level-of-children-undergoing-cancer-treatment
#18
Naime Altay, Ebru Kilicarslan-Toruner, Çigdem Sari
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of the drawing and writing technique on the anxiety level of children undergoing cancer treatment in hospital. METHOD: Research was conducted in the haematology-oncology clinic of a university hospital, using a quasi-experimental design (pre-and-post intervention evaluations of a single group). The sample comprised 30 hospitalised children aged 9-16 years. Data were collected with Socio-demographic form, clinical data form, and the State Anxiety Inventory...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279395/resilience-model-for-parents-of-children-with-cancer-in-mainland-china-an-exploratory-study
#19
Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan
PURPOSE: Parents have psychosocial functions that are critical for the entire family. Therefore, when their child is diagnosed with cancer, it is important that they exhibit resilience, which is the ability to preserve their emotional and physical well-being in the face of stress. The Resilience Model for Parents of Children with Cancer (RMP-CC) was developed to increase our understanding of how resilience is positively and negatively affected by protective and risk factors, respectively, in Chinese parents with children diagnosed with cancer...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279394/validation-and-application-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-10-item-connor-davidson-resilience-scale-cd-risc-10-among-parents-of-children-with-cancer-diagnosis
#20
Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Peng Chen, Mu Zi Liang, Mei Ling Liu, Yuan Liang Yu, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan
PURPOSE: Parents of children diagnosed with cancer often experience considerable emotional distress for their children with negative emotions, such as disbelief, depression, anxiety, hope and shock. Resilience is defined as the psychological characteristics that promote positive adaptation in the face of stress and adversity, which has been demonstrated to relate to positive coping and less psychological distress. Thus, a quick screening tool to evaluate the levels of resilience of parents with cancer-diagnosed children is urgently required...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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