Open Access Articles

Kristine L. Kwekkeboom
Ann Wieben
Jennifer Stevens
Lauren Tostrud
Kathleen Montgomery
ONF 2020, 47(5), 498-511 DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.498-511
Problem Identification: Patients with cancer experience multiple symptoms, but current practice is driven by guidelines that address single symptoms. Identifying symptom management strategies recommended across two or more symptoms could relieve multiple symptoms and reduce patient burden...
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Megan Lafferty
Alex Fauer
Nathan Wright
Milisa Manojlovich
Christopher R. Friese
ONF 2020, 47(4), 417-427 DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.417-427
Purpose: In oncology, chemotherapy treatment delays potentially jeopardize patient safety and impede progress toward disease remission. The purpose of this study was to examine the causes and consequences of chemotherapy treatment delays and possible solutions to improve quality of care...
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Allison C. Burks
Aubrey Doede
Shayna L. Showalter
Jessica Keim-Malpass
ONF 2020, 47(3), 273-280 DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.273-280
Purpose: To understand the perceptions of risk, benefit, and the informed consent process after enrolling in and completing a phase 2 clinical trial using intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for early-stage breast cancer, and to determine how perceptions varied based on women’s health literacy...
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Robin M. Lally
Jennifer Hydeman
Catherine Brooks
Halima Akter
Megan T. Yoerg
ONF 2020, 47(2), 165-176 DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.165-176
Purpose: To explore the experiences and needs of African American (AA) children and adolescents who were identified by a cancer survivor in their family as providing substantial supportive care during diagnosis and treatment. Participants & Setting: 5 AA young adults who provided care and...
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Nicholas Ralph
Suzanne K. Chambers
Kirstyn Laurie
John Oliffe
Mark Lazenby
Jeff Dunn
ONF 2020, 47(1), 33-43 DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.33-43
Purpose: To identify barriers and corresponding solutions for implementing a telephone-based, nurse-led supportive care intervention for men with advanced prostate cancer. Participants & Setting: 21 healthcare professionals with an average 15.81 years of experience in diverse prostate cancer...
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Samantha M. Kolke
Megan Kuhlenschmidt
Erica Bauer
Mary K. Anthony
Haley Gittleman
Paolo F. Caimi
Susan R. Mazanec
ONF 2019, 46(6), 746-756 DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.746-756
Objectives: To examine theoretical and medical variables influencing a patient’s intention to perform physical activity during hospitalization for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Sample & Setting: 54 patients undergoing HCT at the Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Methods...
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Leeat Granek
Ora Nakash
Samuel Ariad
Shahar Shapira
Merav Ben-David
ONF 2019, 46(5), 561-571 DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.561-571
Purpose: To identify how oncology nurses address mental health distress and suicidality in patients, what strategies they employ in treating this distress, and the barriers they face in addressing distress and suicidality in patients with cancer. Participants & Setting: 20 oncology nurses at...
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Susan Storey
Andrea Cohee
Wambui G. Gathirua-Mwangi
Eric Vachon
Patrick Monahan
Julie Otte
Timothy E. Stump
David Cella
Victoria Champion
ONF 2019, 46(4), 473-484 DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.473-484
Objectives: To examine the impact of diabetes on the symptoms of women with breast cancer. Sample & Setting: 121 women with breast cancer who self-identified as having a diabetes diagnosis and 1,006 women with breast cancer without diabetes from 97 sites across the United States. Methods &...
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Lee Ann Johnson
Ann M. Schreier
Melvin Swanson
Janet P. Moye
Sheila Ridner
ONF 2019, 46(3), 318-328 DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.318-328
Objectives: To identify groups of participants with high and low levels of stigma and to examine the influence of stigma on social support, social constraints, symptom severity, symptom interference, and quality of life (QOL). Sample & Setting: 62 individuals with lung cancer were identified...
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Kelly M. Shaffer
Stephanie Benvengo
Alexandra K. Zaleta
Marcia Levine
Courtney Bellantoni
Aimee Dannaoui
Joanne S. Buzaglo
Allison J. Applebaum
ONF 2019, 46(2), 159-169 DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.159-169
Objectives: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of a validated electronic distress screening program for cancer caregivers. Sample & Setting: 17 informal caregivers presenting with a patient with cancer to an ambulatory cancer surgery center. Methods & Variables: Caregivers...
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