Open Access Articles

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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Lixin Song
Kimberly Tatum
Giselle Greene
Ronald C. Chen
ONF 2017, 44(2), 225-233 DOI: 10.1011/17.ONF.225-233
Purpose/Objectives: To examine how the eHealth literacy of partners of patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer affects their involvement in decision making, and to identify the factors that influence their eHealth literacy.
 Design: Cross-sectional exploratory study.
 Setting: North Carolina...
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Esther Green
Dora Yuen
Martin Chasen
Heidi Amernic
Omid Shabestari
Michael Brundage
Monika K. Krzyzanowska
Christopher Klinger
Zahra Ismail
José Pereira
ONF 2017, 44(1), 116-125 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.116-125
Purpose/Objectives: To examine oncology nurses’ attitudes toward and reported use of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) and to determine whether the length of work experience and presence of oncology certification are associated with their attitudes and reported usage.
 Design:...
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Shane Sinclair
Reanne Booker
Tak Fung
Shelley Raffin-Bouchal
Bert Enns
Kate Beamer
Naree Ager
ONF 2016, 43(6), 772-780 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.772-780
Purpose/Objectives: To examine the relationships between spiritual, religious, and sociodemographic factors and post-traumatic growth, quality of life, and spiritual well-being in outpatients undergoing bone marrow and/or stem cell transplantation (BMSCT).
 Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive,...
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Kathy Boaz Dhotre
Swann Arp Adams
James R. Hebert
Matteo Bottai
Sue P. Heiney
ONF 2016, 43(5), 617-623 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.617-623
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the experiences of oncology nurses whose patients prematurely discontinue cancer chemotherapy.
 Research Approach: Qualitative, in-depth interviews.
 Setting: Large oncology practice in South Carolina.
 Participants: Seven oncology nurses.
 Methodologic Approach: A...
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Sarah Stahlke Wall
Krista Rawson
ONF 2016, 43(4), 489-496 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.489-496
Purpose/Objectives: To explore and describe the characteristics of the nurse practitioner (NP) role in cancer care in a Canadian province, identify the ways in which NPs add value to cancer care, and suggest ways in which organizations can better support the NP role.
 Research Approach: Exploratory...
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Andria R. Morielli
Nawaid Usmani
Normand G. Boulé
Keith Tankel
Diane Severin
Tirath Nijjar
Kurian Joseph
Kerry S. Courneya
ONF 2016, 43(3), 352-362 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.352-362
Purpose/Objectives: To assess the feasibility and safety of an aerobic exercise intervention in patients with rectal cancer during and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT).
 Design: A prospective, single-group design with assessments at pre-NACRT, post-NACRT, and presurgery.
 Setting: The...
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Yun Jiang
Susan M. Sereika
Catherine M. Bender

Adam M. Brufsky
Margaret Q. Rosenzweig
ONF 2016, 43(2), 180-189 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.180-189
Purpose/Objectives: To examine beliefs regarding the necessity of chemotherapy and knowledge of breast cancer and its treatment in African American women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, and to explore factors associated with women’s beliefs and knowledge.
 Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional...
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Lynette Sandiford
Ellen M. D’Errico
ONF 2016, 43(1), 86-92 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.86-92
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the development and implementation of a prostate cancer screening intervention and risk assessment decision tool.
 Design: Community health promotion with pre- and post-education knowledge questionnaires.
 Setting: Two predominantly African American churches in...
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Kristina Karvinen
Brenda Bruner
Tracy Truant
ONF 2015, 42(6), 602-609 DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.602-609
Purpose/Objectives: To determine oncology nurses’ perspectives of the receptiveness of survivors to receiving health behavior guidance, with secondary purposes to (a) explore other elements of oncology nurses’ perceptions of the teachable moment and (b) examine differences in outcomes between...
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