Open Access Articles

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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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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