Open Access Articles

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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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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