Open Access Articles

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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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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