Amy J Spooner, Jane Turner, Elise Button, Patsy Yates, Glen Kennedy, Jason Butler, Natalie Bradford, Alexandre Chan, Nicolas H Hart, Raymond J Chan
OBJECTIVE: Lymphoma is the sixth most common cancer in Australia and comprises 2.8% of worldwide cancer diagnoses. Research targeting development and evaluation of post-treatment care for debilitating complications resulting from the disease and its treatment is limited. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a nurse-led survivorship intervention, post-treatment in Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors. METHODS: A single-center, prospective, 3-arm, pilot, randomized controlled, parallel-group trial was used...
February 16, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Darcy Burbage
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Andrew Darley, Eileen Furlong, Roma Maguire, Lisa McCann, Barbara Coughlan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore the relationship that people with cancer and their family caregivers develop with symptom management technology during chemotherapy. DATA SOURCES: A longitudinal and multi-perspective interpretative phenomenological approach was adopted. Data were collected using one-to-one in-depth interviews with people with colorectal cancer using supportive digital health symptom management technology (n=3) and their family caregivers (n=4) at two time points during chemotherapy treatment...
February 10, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Angela Ballard, Carla Thamm, Theodora Ogle, Jane L Phillips
OBJECTIVES: In 30 years, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) have enhanced cancer survival and quality of life. Limited knowledge exists regarding the long-term risks of repeated exposure, especially for cancer nurses, who prepare and administer them. This systematic review aimed to identify influences shaping clinicians' awareness and practices in the safe preparation and administration of mAbs and ICPIs. DATA SOURCES: This systematic review followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
February 8, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Sarah Champ, Catherine Dixon
OBJECTIVES: Cancer is a complex disease that is experienced by those affected by cancer and their loved ones differently. The importance of cancer patient navigation is quintessential to support those affected through the healthcare system and to supportive resources. Canadian cancer statistics advise of the continued increase of cancer and impacts on health care. With Canada being a large geographical area, large portions of the population live in rural and remote areas with decreased access to health services...
February 7, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Ryne Wilson, Darcy Burbage, Erin Dickman, Pam Ginex
OBJECTIVES: The role of the oncology nurse navigator (ONN) before, during, and after a climate disaster is critical to ensuring that individuals with cancer continue to receive the necessary care and support. The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the essential role of the ONN by highlighting the application of core competencies to climate disasters. METHODS: Competencies available for ONNs from the Oncology Nursing Society include coordination of care, communication, education, professional role, and expertise...
February 6, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Jeannine M Brant
OBJECTIVES: Provide an overview of navigation in three disparate populations: rural, Native American/Alaska Native, and low- to middle-income countries. Discuss gaps in care and opportunities to improve cancer care. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed and on Google Scholar using search terms, nurse navigation, cancer, disparit*, low- to middle-income countries, Native American, American Indian, and rural. Peer-reviewed research studies, review articles, databases and websites of professional organizations, and historical books were reviewed to provide an overview of oncology nurse navigation in underserved communities...
February 3, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Patricia Fox, Nancy Bhardwaj, Ailsa Lyons, Vikram Niranjan, Kate Frazer, Shiraz Syed, Amanda McCann, Sinead Brennan, Donal Brennan, Catherine Kelly, Michael Keane, Patricia Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Despite the unfavorable outcomes associated with continued smoking, a substantial proportion of patients with cancer continue to smoke after diagnosis. However, limited use of smoking cessation (SC) interventions has been reported. This study explored the perceptions of patients with cancer who continue to smoke/recently quit regarding SC. DATA SOURCES: Semistructured phone/Zoom/Webex interviews were conducted with 25 participants attending four Irish cancer hospitals who were current smokers or had quit at/after their cancer diagnosis...
January 31, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Anna Liza Rodriguez, Lauren Cappelletti, Sherry M Kurian, Christina Passio, Susan Rux
OBJECTIVES: This manuscript aims to provide an extensive review of the literature, synthesize findings, and present substantial insights on the current state of transitional care navigation. Additionally, the existing models of care, pertaining to the concept and approach to transitional care navigation, will be highlighted. METHODS: An extensive search was conducted though using multiple search engines, topic-specific key terminology, eligibility of studies, as well as a limitation to only literature of existing relevance...
January 29, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Mary K Anderson, Elizabeth V Bettencourt, Kristine B LeFebvre
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this article is to define the role and responsibilities of the oral anticancer medication nurse navigator. METHODS: This article combines findings from a review of scientific literature including research studies, quality improvement projects, case studies, standards, and guidelines combined with the experience and professional insights of the authors in the role creation and function of the oral anticancer medication nurse navigator. RESULTS: The role of the oral anticancer medication nurse navigator includes coordination of patient care, pre-treatment assessment of barriers to adherence, patient and caregiver education, planned follow-up and coaching, and symptom management...
January 29, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Filiz Ünal Toprak, Neşe Uysal, Fatih Göksel, Yeter Soylu
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to investigate the effect of music on anxiety, pain, and physiologic parameters in women undergoing brachytherapy. DATA SOURCES: The study was conducted with a randomized controlled design between June and December 2022. Music intervention was practiced to the patients in the experimental group (n = 30), while no practice was given to the control group (n = 25). In the study, the data were collected using the Descriptive Information Form, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, visual analog scale, and vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, SpO2 ) recording form...
January 23, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Sook Jung Kang, Goh Eun Choi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties and validity of the Korean version of the Body Image After Mastectomy Scale (K-BIMS). METHODS: This validation study was divided into two phases. Phase 1 included the translation of the K-BIMS according to the World Health Organization recommendations, investigation of content validity by five experts, and a pilot study involving 10 participants for the final list of K-BIMS items. The study participants included 156 women who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria to verify the validity-reliability of the K-BIMS...
January 22, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Jane Lee, Chad Yixian Han, Amanda Fox, Fiona Crawford-Williams, Ria Joseph, Patsy Yates, Carla Thamm, Raymond Javan Chan
OBJECTIVES: Registered nurse prescribing has been put forth, for decades, as an innovative approach to meet growing healthcare needs, particularly in areas of care where medications are essential and highly controlled such as for patients requiring cancer and palliative care. However, the adoption of innovative health delivery models requires acceptance by key stakeholders. This study explores cancer and palliative care nurses' attitudes toward nurse prescribing and their perceptions about educational requirements for a nurse prescriber...
January 20, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
David Ayangba Asakitogum, Jerry John Nutor, Rachel Pozzar, Marilyn Hammer, Christine Miaskowski
OBJECTIVE: Patients with gynecologic cancers experience a very high symptom burden that has a negative impact on their quality of life. This systematic review aims to identify the common co-occurring symptoms, the prevalence of common symptoms, common instruments used to measure symptoms, associated risk factors, and the symptom burden in patients with gynecologic cancers. DATA SOURCES: A search of four databases (ie, PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and CINAHL) was done from January 1, 2012, through September 5, 2022...
January 20, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Jacqueline Chen, Sueann Mark, Lynda Mackin, Steven M Paul, Bruce A Cooper, Marilyn J Hammer, Yvette P Conley, Jon D Levine, Christine Miaskowski
OBJECTIVES: Purposes were to identify subgroups of adult oncology patients (n = 1342) with distinct joint profiles of worst pain and cognitive function (CF) and evaluate for differences in demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as the severity of three distinct types of stress, resilience, and coping. DATA SOURCES: Measures of pain and CF were evaluated six times over two cycles of chemotherapy. The other measures of demographic and clinical characteristics, stress, resilience, and coping were completed at enrollment (ie, prior to the second or third cycle of chemotherapy)...
January 19, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Natalie Jackson-Carroll, Constance Johnson, Hussein Tawbi, Xin Shelley Wang, Meagan Whisenant
OBJECTIVES: The advent of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy has vastly improved outcomes for patients with advanced melanoma. However, the symptom burden and intensity with their impact on quality-of-life (HRQoL) and functionality are heterogeneous and unpredictable. We used descriptive exploratory content analysis from interviews to capture the patient experience after they had completed quantitative data collection of their symptom burden and interference with the use of two patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments...
January 13, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Aslı Akdeniz Kudubes, Remziye Semerci
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the validity and reliability of the CardioToxicity Management Self-Efficacy Scale (NSS-CTC) in Turkey. METHOD: This methodological and descriptive study was undertaken with 204 oncology nurses. Information was gathered using a descriptive questionnaire and the NSS-CTC instrument. In the validity analysis of the scale, explanatory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were used. In the reliability analysis, Cronbach α coefficient and Pearson correlation analysis were used to examine item-total score correlations, and Student t-test was used for test-retest analysis...
January 4, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Celia Diez de Los Rios de la Serna, Christine Bettine Boers-Doets, Theresa Wiseman, Bhaveet Radia, Ruth Hammond
OBJECTIVES: Advances in science and technology have meant there are numerous treatment options available for people with advanced breast cancer (ABC). However, each therapeutic approach can cause side effects or adverse events, which can significantly affect the person's quality of life, overall well-being, and, in some instances, safety. This report presents an overview of the common side effects of systemic anticancer therapy and ways to manage them. DATA SOURCES: Data sources include peer-reviewed articles sourced in electronic databases and national and international best practice guidelines (ESMO, ASCO, and MASCC guidelines)...
January 3, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Celia Diez de Los Rios de la Serna, Amanda Shewbridge, Melissa Warren, Theresa Wiseman
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December 30, 2023: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Remziye Semerci, Eyşan Hanzade Savaş, Ezgi Gizem Gürbüz, Nazlı Başegen, Münevver Erkul, Kübra Alki, Ezgi Paslı Uysalol
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of psychosocial support videos provided by the community on the attitudes of pediatric oncology patients aged between 10 and 18 years toward their illness and treatment-related symptoms. DATA SOURCES: This prospective randomized controlled study was conducted with 52 pediatric oncology patients aged between 10 and 18. The data were collected using the Information Form, Child Attitude Towards Illness Scale (CATIS), and Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS)...
December 30, 2023: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
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