Open Access Articles

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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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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