Open Access Articles

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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Yun Jiang
Susan M. Sereika
Catherine M. Bender
Adam M. Brufsky
Margaret Q. Rosenzweig
ONF 2016, 43(2), 180-189 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.180-189
Purpose/Objectives: To examine beliefs regarding the necessity of chemotherapy and knowledge of breast cancer and its treatment in African American women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, and to explore factors associated with women’s beliefs and knowledge. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional...
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Lynette Sandiford
Ellen M. D’Errico
ONF 2016, 43(1), 86-92 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.86-92
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the development and implementation of a prostate cancer screening intervention and risk assessment decision tool. Design: Community health promotion with pre- and post-education knowledge questionnaires. Setting: Two predominantly African American churches in...
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Kristina Karvinen
Brenda Bruner
Tracy Truant
ONF 2015, 42(6), 602-609 DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.602-609
Purpose/Objectives: To determine oncology nurses’ perspectives of the receptiveness of survivors to receiving health behavior guidance, with secondary purposes to (a) explore other elements of oncology nurses’ perceptions of the teachable moment and (b) examine differences in outcomes between...
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Journal Club Article
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Katherine E. Leonard
Melanie A. Kalman
ONF 2015, 42(5), 517-526 DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.517-526
Purpose/Objectives: To explore the experience of being touched in people diagnosed with cancer and undergoing IV chemotherapy. Research Approach: Qualitative, phenomenologic. Setting: Central New York and northern Pennsylvania, both in the northeastern United States. Participants: 11 Caucasian,...
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Editorial
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Anne Katz
ONF 2015, 42(5), 437-438 DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.437-438
This edition of the Oncology Nursing Forum ( ONF ) is the “research issue” in my mind. That might sound strange, given that ONF is the research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society and, other than the featured columns that we publish, all other articles are reports of research.
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Eileen Danaher Hacker
Mary Catherine Kapella
Chang Park
Carol E. Ferrans
Janet L. Larson
ONF 2015, 42(4), 371-379 DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.371-379
Purpose/Objectives: To characterize patient-reported and objective sleep assessments and provide a preliminary examination of the relationships among sleep, quality of life, and demographic or treatment factors. Design: A secondary data analysis using a descriptive-correlational design. Setting:...
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Susanna K. Jacobsen
Gabrielle M. Bouchard
Jessica Emed
Karine Lepage
Erin Cook
ONF 2015, 42(3), 250-256 DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.250-256
Purpose/Objectives: To explore how young adult patients with cancer experience “being known” by their healthcare team. Research Approach: Qualitative, descriptive. Setting: A university-affiliated hospital in Montreal, Quebec. Participants: 13 patients with cancer aged 18–39 years. Methodologic...
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