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Mary Laudon Thomas
Janette E. Elliott
Stephen M. Rao
Kathleen F. Fahey
Steven M. Paul
Christine Miaskowski
ONF 2012, 39(1), 39-49 DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.39-49
Purpose/Objectives: To test the effectiveness of two interventions compared to usual care in decreasing attitudinal barriers to cancer pain management, decreasing pain intensity, and improving functional status and quality of life (QOL). Design: Randomized clinical trial. Setting: Six outpatient...
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Jessica T. DeFrank
C. Christina Bahn Mehta
Kevin D. Stein
Frank Baker
ONF 2007, 34(3), 625-E41 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.E36-E41
Purpose/Objectives: To explore medical and psychosocial factors associated with body image dissatisfaction in male and female cancer survivors. Design: Secondary data analysis from the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors-II pilot survey. Setting: Cancer survivors were identified...
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ONF 2007, 34(3), 623-624 DOI:
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Barbara B. Germino
Merle H. Mishel
Jamie Crandell
Laura Porter
Diane Blyler
Coretta Jenerette
Karen M. Gil
ONF 2013, 40(1), 82-92 DOI: 10.1188/13.ONF.82-92
Purpose/Objectives : To determine whether breast cancer survivors (BCSs) who received an uncertainty management intervention, compared to an attention control condition, would have less uncertainty, better uncertainty management, fewer breast cancer-specific concerns, and more positive...
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Pam D. McGrath
ONF 2012, 39(6), 595-600 DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.595-600
Purpose/Objectives: To present findings on the impact of diagnosis and treatment on sexuality for those diagnosed with a hematologic malignancy. Research Approach: A qualitative design based on a series of open-ended interviews and one focus group. Setting: Queensland, Australia. Participants: 50...
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Kelly A. Krumwiede
Norma Krumwiede
ONF 2012, 39(5), E443-E450 DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.E443-E450
Purpose/Objectives: To investigate the lived experience of prostate cancer from a patient perspective. Research Approach: Descriptive, qualitative. Setting: Community setting. Participants: 10 men with prostate cancer aged 62-70 years. Methodologic Approach: A hermeneutic phenomenologic method...
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Wyona M. Freysteinson
Amy S. Deutsch
Carol Lewis
Angela Sisk
Linda Wuest
Sandra K. Cesario
ONF 2012, 39(4), 361-369 DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.361-369
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the experience of viewing oneself in a mirror following a mastectomy. Research Approach: Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology. Setting: Three hospitals in a nonprofit healthcare system in the southwestern United States. Participants: Purposive sample of 12 women 3-12...
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Rebecca H. Lehto
ONF 2011, 38(4), 440-447 DOI: 10.1188/11.ONF.440-447
Purpose/Objectives: To compare illness concerns before and after surgery in patients newly diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, and to determine whether perceived healthcare environment factors were associated with reduced concerns and cancer-related worry. Design: Participants completed a...
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Wendy Landier
ONF 2011, 38(3), 343-352 DOI: 10.1188/11.ONF.343-352
Purpose/Objectives: To clarify the concept of adherence to daily oral chemotherapy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), to examine its implications for clinical practice, and to provide a foundation for further research and knowledge development. Data Sources: Published literature...
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Beverly A. Nelson
ONF 2011, 38(1), 52-59 DOI: 10.1188/11.ONF.52-59
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the perceptions of staffing adequacy of healthcare team members working together on units in a comprehensive cancer center. Research Approach: A descriptive, phenomenologic design was used. Semistructured interviews were conducted with participants. Setting: An urban...
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