Open Access Articles

Joseph A. Vena
ONF 2021, 48(6), 648-656 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.648-656
Purpose: To investigate the experiences of young adults with lymphoma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants & Setting: 8 young adults with Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma from one National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center in the northeastern United States. Methodologic Approach:...
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Christina Crespi
Lynsie Adams
Tamryn F. Gray
Desiree R. Azizoddin
ONF 2021, 48(5), 491-505 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.491-505
Problem Identification: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer commonly report future fertility as an important issue in care. Despite long-standing guidelines on fertility counseling and the trusting relationship between nurses and patients, little is known about the nurse’s role in...
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Stella Ngozi Dike
Wyona M. Freysteinson
ONF 2021, 48(4), 371-389 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.371-389
Problem Identification: African American (AA) women have a higher mortality rate for cervical and other cancers and are less likely to have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than White women. Mothers play a significant family role and have a unique relationship with their daughters...
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Michelle Pembroke
Julie Bradley
Martina Mueller
Michelle Mollica
Lynne S. Nemeth
ONF 2021, 48(3), 279-290 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.279-290
Objectives: To determine the feasibility of incorporating a brief animated educational video shown during the radiation therapy (RT) consultation appointment for patients with breast cancer and to collect preliminary quality-of-life data. Sample & Setting: 20 participants with breast cancer...
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Ashley L. Artese
Natalie J. Whitney
Kyle E. Grohbrugge
Lynn B. Panton
ONF 2021, 48(2), 166-172 DOI: 10.1188/21.ONF.166-172
Objectives: To compare lean mass, fat mass, and bone mineral density (BMD) in the affected arm (the arm on the side where breast cancer was present) and unaffected arm of breast cancer survivors without lymphedema. Sample & Setting: 38 breast cancer survivors who had completed primary treatment...
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Victoria K. Marshall
Barbara A. Given
ONF 2020, 47(6), 637-648 DOI: 10.1188/20.ONF.637-648
Objectives: To describe patient satisfaction with an interactive voice response (IVR) system to assess adherence and symptom management in patients newly prescribed an oral anticancer agent (OAA). Sample & Setting: Patients prescribed a new OAA were recruited from six comprehensive cancer...
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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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