Oncology Nursing Forum

  • The Effects of Virtual Reality on Anxiety and Self-Efficacy Among Patients With Cancer: A Pilot Study

    ONF 2021, 48(4), 431-439 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.431-439

    Objectives: To examine the impact of a nurse-led intervention on anxiety levels and perceived self-efficacy to cope in patients receiving first-time chemotherapy using a customized prechemotherapy educational virtual reality (VR) video.

  • Depressive Symptoms and Associated Health-Related Variables in Older Adult Breast Cancer Survivors and Non-Cancer Controls

    ONF 2021, 48(4), 412-422 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.412-422

    Objectives: To examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated risk factors in older adult breast cancer survivors (BCS) and age-matched non-cancer controls.

  • Symptom Clusters in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

    ONF 2021, 48(4), 441-452 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.441-452

    Objectives: To describe ratings of symptom occurrence, severity, and distress for 38 symptoms and to identify and compare the number and types of symptom clusters identified using these ratings.