Open Access Articles

Shiho Rose
Brian Kelly
Allison Boyes
Martine Cox
Kerrin Palazzi
Christine Paul
ONF 2018, 45(6), 737-747 DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.737-747
Objectives: To investigate perceived stigma and its possible associations with treatment expectations and preferences in newly diagnosed patients with lung cancer. Sample & Setting: 274 patients with lung cancer diagnosed in the previous four months at oncology and respiratory outpatient...
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Victoria K. Marshall
Eric A. Vachon
Barbara A. Given
Rebecca H. Lehto
ONF 2018, 45(5), 597-606 DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.597-606
Purpose: To describe how family caregivers of patients receiving oral anticancer medication (OAM) may affect family caregivers’ lives and determine what support caregivers need to manage OAM in the home successfully. Participants & Setting: Family caregivers of individuals with cancer...
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Victoria K. Marshall
Barbara A. Given
ONF 2018, 45(4), 508-526 DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.508-526
Problem Identification: Medication beliefs are linked to medication adherence in cancer treatment. Oral cancer treatments are increasing, making patients responsible for self-managing medication at home. Literature Search: A literature search was performed using CINAHL®, PubMed, and PsycINFO...
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Amy R. Newman
Margaret Faut Callahan
Stacee M. Lerret
Debra L. Oswald
Marianne E. Weiss
ONF 2018, 45(3), 327-337 DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.327-337
Objectives: To examine nurses’ experiences of prognosis-related communication (PRC) with parents of children with cancer. Sample & Setting: Cross-sectional, correlational study in the pediatric oncology setting involving 316 members of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses...
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Susan R. Mazanec
Dianne Reichlin
Haley Gittleman
Barbara J. Daly
ONF 2018, 45(2), 197-205 DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.197-205
Objectives: To describe the perceived needs, preparedness, and emotional distress of male caregivers of postsurgical patients with gynecologic cancer during the transition from hospital to home. Sample & Setting: 50 male caregivers of patients with gynecologic cancer on an inpatient unit at...
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Deanne J. O’Rourke
Michelle M. Lobchuk
Rashid Ahmed
ONF 2018, 45(1), 33-44 DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.33-44
Objectives: To compare the attributions and emotions held by patients with lung cancer (affected individuals) and family caregivers in their management of the disease. Sample & Setting: A secondary data analysis of 304 affected individuals and 304 family caregivers. Participants were selected...
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Kristina H. Karvinen
Lynda G. Balneaves
Kerry S. Courneya
Beth Perry
Tracy Truant
Jeff Vallance
ONF 2017, 44(6), 729-738 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.729-738
Purpose/Objectives: To examine the effectiveness of online learning modules for improving physical activity counseling practices among oncology nurses. Design: Randomized, controlled trial. Setting: Online. Sample: 54 oncology nurses. Methods: Oncology nurses were randomly assigned to the learning...
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Hanna Admi
Yael Eilon-Moshe
Eran Ben-Arye
ONF 2017, 44(5), 553-561 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.553-561
Purpose/Objectives: To describe hospital nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding complementary medicine (CM); to compare the knowledge and attitudes of nurse managers to staff nurses with diverse oncology experience; and to assess attitudes toward integrating CM into the role of the...
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Andrée L. Castonguay
Carsten Wrosch
Eva Pila
Catherine M. Sabiston
ONF 2017, 44(4), 465-475 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.465-475
Purpose/Objectives: To test body-related shame and guilt as predictors of breast cancer survivors’ (BCS’) moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) during six months and to examine motivational regulations as mediators of this association. Design: Prospective study. Setting: Survivors...
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Emily A. Lemke
Lydia T. Madsen
Joyce E. Dains
ONF 2017, 44(3), 296-301 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.296-301
Problem Identification: Women taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) as part of the management of hormone receptor–positive breast cancer experience more symptoms of sexual dysfunction, including vaginal atrophy, as opposed to postmenopausal women and women treated with tamoxifen (Nolvadex®). Vaginal...
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