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Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing

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July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Shima Ashrafian, Hossein Feizollahzadeh, Azad Rahmani, Arefeh Davoodi
Objective: The complex process of taking care of patients with cancer can affect various aspects of the needs and health of their family caregivers. The present study aims to determine the unmet needs of the family caregivers of patients with cancer and to compare it according to background variables. Methods: The present descriptive study recruited 200 family caregivers of patients with cancer visiting a referral hospital in Iran. Sampling was carried out through the convenience method...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Pushp Lata Sachan, Meenakshi Singh, Munna Lal Patel, Rekha Sachan
Objective: The objective of the study is to evaluate the use of the Pap smear screening method for detection of precancerous lesions. Methods: All women who visited the outpatient gynecology clinic of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King Georges Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India, over 1 year for different clinical problems were recruited for the study. A total of 1650 women who were sexually active and over 21 years of age were enrolled in the study...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Nahid Dehghan-Nayeri, Mahboobeh Shali, Nasrin Navabi, Fatemeh Ghaffari
Objective: The main objective of this study was to explore factors affecting missed nursing care in oncology units from the perspective of nurse managers. Methods: Twenty nurse managers working at oncology units of referral teaching hospitals in Iran participated in this study. Data were collected through individual face-to-face and telephonic interviews using an interview guide. Focus groups were also conducted. Data were analyzed using conventional content analysis...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Marwa Al Barmawi, Lourance A Al Hadid, Hani Nawaf Alqudah, Wasfi A Al Hadid, Shaimaa A Shamoun
Objective: Quality of life (QOL) in cancer patients can be influenced by the presence of medical conditions, such as oral mucositis (OM). There is still limited knowledge about this issue among patients in Jordan, and this could be related to the absence of research instruments testing QOL among cancer patients with OM. This study measured the QOL among cancer patients using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G), Arabic version. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 118 head-and/or-neck cancer patients with OM in Jordan...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Hossein Madani, Mohammadhossein Pourmemari, Minoosh Moghimi, Farnoosh Rashvand
Objective: Cancer is considered a global health problem and its prevalence has been growing in recent years. The present study was conducted to investigate the role of hopelessness and perceived social support for Iranian patients with cancer. Methods: Convenience sampling was used to select the study sample comprising 100 patients with cancer presenting to the Education and Treatment Center of Valiasr in Zanjan, Iran. A demographic questionnaire, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Social Support from Family and Friends Scale were used to collect the data...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Hiroko Komatsu, Kaori Yagasaki, Yasuo Hamamoto, Toru Takebayashi
Objective: This study aims to ascertain the incidence and association of falls and physical inactivity in patients with gastrointestinal cancer and hand-foot syndrome (HFS) after receiving chemotherapy or targeted therapy. Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 50 outpatients with HFS of Grade 1 or above, according to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, following the receipt of chemotherapy or targeted therapy for gastrointestinal cancer in Japan between November 2016 and February 2017...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Yesol Yang, Cristina C Hendrix
Approximately 3.1 million women in the US are living with breast cancer and up to 75% of these women experience cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI). CRCI is described as impairments in memory, verbal fluency, thought processes, and attention span. Despite the high prevalence of breast cancer, only a few studies have been published on CRCI and most of these studies primarily focused on its pathophysiological mechanism. However, recent evidence has demonstrated that breast cancer patients with CRCI are more likely to have high level of psychologic distress, suggesting a possible relationship between CRCI and psychologic distress...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Neila Salamanca Mapi
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July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Chinomso Ugochukwu Nwozichi, Theresa A Guino-O, Amarachi Marie Madu
Nursing as a discipline has consistently borrowed ideas from science and philosophy to establish reality and truth. To improve the care of patients with cancer, oncology nursing science must focus on areas of study that address relevant cancer care issues and have a major impact on people with cancer. This article attempted to explore the philosophical views of Immanuel Kant in relation to the present oncology nursing realities. The connections of the views of this philosopher as applied to modern cancer care were explored...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Tracy King, Jacqueline Jagger, Jodie Wood, Carmel Woodrow, Alicia Snowden, Sally Haines, Christina Crosbie, Kristen Houdyk
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are typically of an advanced age and may have significant co-existing medical conditions. They have often had multiple lines of therapy and as such experience disease-related effects alongside associated treatment toxicities. Daratumumab is a monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment of MM in the relapsed/refractory setting. Clinical studies found that daratumumab showed good tolerability as a monotherapy and in combination with current standard therapies. However, the administration of daratumumab does require specific management considerations...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Myungsun Yi, Eunkyung Hwang
Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and levels of pain and menopause symptoms of breast cancer patients with adjuvant hormonal therapy (HT). Methods: A cross-sectional survey design was used. Secondary analysis was used from the primary data collected in 2013 from a total of 110 breast cancer patients receiving HT for more than 3 months, using questionnaires of the Korean version of brief pain inventory and the menopause rating scale...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Masako Yamanaka
The objective of the study was to conduct a concept analysis of "self-management of cancer pain" to develop a theoretical definition of the concept and identify its attributes, antecedents, and outcomes. The Rodgers' evolutionary model of concept analysis was used. Literature published from January 2000 to February 2017 containing the terms, "cancer pain" and "self-management" in their title and/or abstract was assessed. Twenty-seven studies were selected for this analysis. Self-management of cancer pain is defined as "the process in which patients with cancer pain make the decision to manage their pain, enhance their self-efficacy by solving problems caused by pain, and incorporate pain-relieving strategies into daily life, through interactions with health-care professionals...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Jeannine M Brant
Pain is a significant problem in older adults with cancer as older adults often receive suboptimal pain management. While overmedication can lead to adverse effects, under management of pain can lead to physiological and psychological problems such as functional decline and depression. This manuscript will discuss the assessment and management of pain in older adults, in consideration of the pharmacodynamic changes related to aging and other individual considerations. Current evidence from filtered and unfiltered sources, PubMed, current guidelines...
July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Mitsunori Miyashita
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July 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Neelam Sharma, Puneet Takkar, Abhishek Purkayastha, Pradeep Jaiswal, Sachin Taneja, Nishant Lohia, Anu Rani Augustine
Objective: This cross-sectional, quantitative epidemiological study was aimed at finding out the degree of work-related stress among the staff nurses working in oncology. Methods: This study was conducted on 81 out of 100 oncology-trained nurses working in various oncology centers of Indian Army who consented to participate in it. It was carried out in five oncology centers of our organization where oncology-related facilities are available. Predesigned and pretested questionnaire covering their sociodemographic variables in part I and professional life stress scale by David Fontana in part II...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Tuba Arpaci, Ebru Kilicarslan Toruner, Naime Altay
Objective: The majority of problems and symptoms occur in the gastrointestinal system in children with cancer. Parents have difficulty in coping with the nutritional problems and changing routines of children and need support in this respect. This study aimed to assess the nutritional problems of children with cancer and the information needs of their parents. Methods: This descriptive study was performed among children with cancer aged 3-18 years and their parents ( n = 69)...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Funmilola T Odunyemi, Chizoma M Ndikom, O Abimbola Oluwatosin
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of nursing intervention on mothers' knowledge of cervical cancer and acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for their adolescent daughters in Abuja, Nigeria. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study that utilized two groups pre and post-test design. The study was carried out among civil servant mothers in Bwari (experimental group [EG]) and Kwali (control group[CG]) Area Councils of Abuja, Nigeria...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Amene Zargani, Morteza Nasiri, Khadije Hekmat, Zahra Abbaspour, Shima Vahabi
Objective: This study aimed to assess the relationship between religiosity and quality of life (QoL) in patients with breast cancer in a Muslim population. Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted in 84 Muslim patients with breast cancer who were admitted to Ahvaz Shafa Hospital, Iran, during 2015. QoL and religiosity were measured with the Short Form-36 questionnaire and Muslim Religiosity questionnaire based on the Glock and Stark model, respectively...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Michiyo Mizuno, Jun Kataoka, Fumiko Oishi
Objective: Illness-related information can be significant for cancer patients after gastrointestinal (GI) surgery in terms of their performing adaptive tasks. This study longitudinally investigated the health outcomes of Japanese patients who read a booklet about cancer patients' problems and adaption tasks and evaluated the association between the responses to the booklet and the patients' health outcomes. Methods: A questionnaire survey about quality of life (QOL), fatigue, anxiety, cognitive plight, and resilience was administered to postoperative patients with GI cancer 1 week after their discharge from hospital and 6 months after surgery...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
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