Susanne Lewis, Elaine Stevens, Eileen Harkess-Murphy, Constantina Papadopoulou
OBJECTIVES: This systematic literature review aimed to explore the effects of head and neck cancer (HNC) on relationship intimacy in adults and identify the current support available to patients with HNC and their partners in relation to relationship intimacy. METHODS: Seven databases (CINAHL, Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, SocINDEX, PsycARTICLES, Psychology, and Behavioural Science Collection) were searched using grouped terms "head and neck cancer and intimacy" and "head and neck cancer and support...
July 11, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Nan Wu, Ze Luan, Zijun Zhou, He Wang, Shiyuan Du, Yulu Chen, Xinxin Wang, Jiong Li, Xin Peng
OBJECTIVES: It is not clear how chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment and self-care ability affect the quality of life of women with breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment, self-care ability, and quality of life in breast cancer patients, and test whether self-care ability plays a mediating role in the association between cognitive impairment and quality of life. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional study, conducted in China in 2022...
July 5, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Hatice Balci, Saide Faydali
OBJECTIVES: Aimed to determine the effect of education provided with a mobile application on the supportive care needs and quality of life of women undergoing breast-conserving surgery. METHODS: The study was conducted in 81 patients. The experimental group received mobile application and the control group received standard education. Fisher's Exact Test, Chi-Square test, Student's t Test, Mann-Whitney U test, mixed design analysis of variance and Bonferroni-Dunn test were used to analyze the data...
July 4, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Diane G Cope
OBJECTIVE: To analyze mobility challenges in older adult with cancer. METHODS: Data from previous literature was extracted and analyzed pertaining to the topic of interest. RESULTS: Mobility issues for the older adult with cancer are multi-factorial and are impacted by age-related changes, comorbidities, cancer itself, and cancer treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Proven benefits have been suggested with mobility assessments, exercise and dietary interventions, and cancer rehabilitation programs however further research is needed to define integration and utilization of programs, facilitation of cancer survivors returning to work, inclusion of socially disadvantaged patients, program compliance, economic aspects, and caregiver involvement to improve quality of life across the cancer continuum...
July 3, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Allison Wang, Kimberley Gonzaga
OBJECTIVES: Cancer survivors often experience mobility impairments that negatively impact their ability to engage in everyday activities. Healthcare providers working with patients in the continuum of cancer care play essential roles in identifying and addressing mobility impairments. The objective of this article is to present common assistive devices valuable in managing cancer and cancer treatment-related mobility impairments. METHODS: Peer-reviewed scientific publications and expert opinions...
July 3, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Huber Dominikus, Weiler Veronika, J Mair Maximilian, Spalt Martina, Krotka Pavla, Krall Christoph, Kinstner Christian, Loewe Christian, Bartsch Rupert, Minichsdorfer Christoph
OBJECTIVES: Peripherally inserted central catheters are commonly used in cancer patients and provide vascular access for the administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics, or parenteral nutrition. Besides many advantages, they represent a source of possible complications such as catheter related blood stream infection, catheter occlusion, or thrombosis. In this study, the catheter-related complication rate between oncologic and non-oncologic patients was compared. METHODS: This retrospective cohort-study included 411 patients who underwent their first catheter placement at the Vienna General Hospital-Medical University of Vienna from January 2013 to June 2018...
June 29, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Savanna Gilson
OBJECTIVES: Provide an overview of hospital-associated deconditioning in hospitalized patients with cancer, including risk factors and trajectory of deconditioning. Discuss interdisciplinary roles in preventing deconditioning, best practices, and oncology nursing implications. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed and on Google Scholar using search terms Hospital*, Mobility, Immobility, Deconditioning, Cancer, and Oncology. Peer-reviewed research studies, review articles, and websites of professional organizations were reviewed to provide an overview on mobility concerns in hospitalized patients with cancer...
June 29, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Grace Kanzawa-Lee, John C Krauss, Robert Knoerl
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 60% of cancer survivors receiving neurotoxic chemotherapy experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) (eg, hand and foot numbness, tingling, or pain). There is only one recommended pharmacological treatment (duloxetine) and one modestly beneficial nonpharmacological treatment (exercise) for CIPN. However, data suggest national guideline recommendations are not routinely practiced. Further, less is known about nurses' CIPN management practices...
June 26, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Kelly Ford, Maree Duddle, Murray Turner, Catherine Paterson
OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of utilising distal-extremity cryotherapy in reducing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy during Paclitaxel treatment on physical functioning, clinical and patient-reported outcomes, compared to standard care in people affected by breast cancer. METHODS: Four databases and one register were searched on 11 April 2023 to identify all relevant studies meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria. These were CINAHL (via EBSCOhost), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline (via EBSCOhost), Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection, with no limiters placed on any of the searches...
June 24, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Charlotte Primeau, Minh Chau, Murray R Turner, Catherine Paterson
PURPOSE: To explore patient experiences of patient-clinician communication during the critical moments of "breaking bad news" in cancer care. METHODS: A qualitative systematic review followed the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology and has been reported according to PRISMA guidelines. Databases, including APA PsycINFO, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Scopus, were searched from the beginning of their date range coverage to April 2023. Data extraction and quality assessment were performed, and a meta-aggregation approach was used for data synthesis...
June 24, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Deanne C Tibbitts, Sydnee A Stoyles, Martina Mancini, Mahmoud El-Gohary, Fay B Horak, Nathan F Dieckmann, Kerri M Winters-Stone
OBJECTIVES: To describe changes in daily life mobility in prostate cancer survivors treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after a 6-month exercise intervention using novel instrumented socks and to identify characteristics of participants who exhibited changes in daily life mobility. METHODS: A subset of participants in a fall prevention exercise trial completed objective tests and patient-reported surveys of physical functioning, and wore instrumented socks for up to 7 days to measure daily life mobility...
June 19, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Annette Brant Isozaki, Jeannine M Brant
OBJECTIVES: Provide an overview of how pain impacts mobility in patients with cancer. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed and on Google Scholar using search terms, cancer pain with mobility, acute and chronic pain syndromes, enhanced recovery after surgery, nursing care, and rehabilitation. Peer-reviewed research studies, review articles, and pain guidelines and position papers were reviewed to provide an overview on cancer pain, its impact on mobility, and the nurse's role in managing pain and optimizing mobility and functional outcomes...
June 19, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Carey T Ramirez, Nicole J Legault, Kristy A Sketeris
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this practice example from one clinical center is to illustrate the use of interdisciplinary mobility, nutrition, and quality-of-life tools to guide prognostication, which can facilitate discussion on further treatment and goals of care. METHODS: Peer-reviewed scientific publications, expert opinions, and a case study are used to illustrate the advantages of using interdisciplinary assessment tools to assist in prognostication, culminating in shared decision-making...
June 19, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Perihan Güner, Nazmiye Kocaman Yıldırım, Figen İnci, Kadriye Sancı, Remziye Semerci
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Psychosocial Needs Inventory (PNI) among Turkish oncology patients. METHODS: A methodological study was conducted with 1,547 oncology patients. This validation study was divided into two phases. Phase 1 included translation of the PNI according to World Health Organization recommendations, investigation of content validity by experts, and a pilot study involving 136 participants. Phase 2 included a validity and reliability analysis of the PNI...
June 18, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Monica A Wagner, Ellen M Lavoie Smith, Naji Ayyash, Janean E Holden
OBJECTIVES: Duloxetine, the only American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) treatment recommended for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in cancer survivors, is not effective for 40% of survivors. This study examined the ability of a duloxetine-prazosin combination to prevent the development of allodynia and hyperalgesia in a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OPIN). METHODS: Female (n = 24) and male (n = 41) rats were started on duloxetine (15 mg), prazosin (2 mg), or a duloxetine-prazosin combination one week prior to administration of the chemotherapy drug, oxaliplatin, and continued the duloxetine-prazosin combination for 32 days...
June 18, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Emily Harris, Janelle Yorke, Kate Law, Mr Brett Winter-Roach, Sally Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Recommended treatment for advanced ovarian cancer involves a combination of debulking surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery places a significant burden on a patient's physical, social, sexual, and emotional wellbeing. Existing research exploring the impact of surgery is often limited to questionnaire administration with large gaps between data collection time points, missing key aspects of the perioperative period. Little is known of the experience of ovarian cancer surgical treatment from a patient perspective...
June 17, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Samantha Jakimowicz, Tracy Levett-Jones, Chris Rossiter, Sally Sara, Heather Pierce, Daniel Demant, Suzanne Chambers
OBJECTIVES: Psychological distress can occur following diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer, compromising psychosocial wellbeing. Improved recognition and management of distress by healthcare professionals can enhance clinical practice and promote evidence-based prostate cancer care. This paper explores the effectiveness and feasibility of the online Distress Screening for Prostate Cancer course, designed to improve healthcare professionals' understanding of screening for prostate cancer-related distress...
June 11, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Hui-Mei Chen, Ju-Han Liu, Chien-Sheng Huang, Mei-Fen Dai, Ling-I Chien
OBJECTIVES: To examine the moderating effect of daylight exposure on physical activity and objective sleep quality, using wearable actigraph devices. METHODS: We recruited 324 patients with either gastric or esophageal cancer. Actigraphs were used to measure all objective data including daylight exposure, physical activity, and sleep quality. Pearson's correlation coefficients were used to examine the relationships among demographic data, disease attributes, physical activity, daylight exposure, and sleep...
June 3, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Christine Miaskowski, Yvette P Conley, Jon D Levine, Bruce A Cooper, Steven M Paul, Marilyn J Hammer, Kate Oppegaard, Carolyn Harris, Joosun Shin, Gary Abrams, David Asakitogum, Mei R Fu, Sarah Alismal
OBJECTIVES: Decrements in energy were found in 67% of women who underwent breast cancer surgery. However, no information is available on chronic decrements in energy and associations with inflammation. Purposes were to identify latent classes of patients with distinct average energy profiles from prior to through 12 months after breast cancer surgery; evaluate for differences in demographic and clinical characteristics between the two extreme average energy classes; and evaluate for polymorphisms for cytokine genes associated with membership in the Low energy class...
June 3, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Huan Rong, Fangyi Li, Chunmei Liu, Linyu Zhou, Hongyue Zhong, Li Li, Tian Xiao, Ruihan Xiao, Xiaoju Chen
OBJECTIVES: To describe the experiences of lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in nutrition management and the problems in the process of implementing nutrition management for patients by healthcare professionals. METHODS: This is a qualitative descriptive study. Qualitative data were collected through semistructured interviews with lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (N = 16) and healthcare professionals (N = 24) from the oncology department at three tertiary grade A hospitals...
May 29, 2024: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
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