Open Access Articles

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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Anita Nirenberg
Nancy K. Reame
Kenrick D. Cato
Elaine L. Larson
ONF 2010, 37(6), 765-773 DOI: 10.1188/10.ONF.765-773
Purpose/Objectives: To describe oncology nurses' use of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) clinical practice guidelines for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) and febrile neutropenia (FN). Design: Cross-sectional survey design; descriptive, correlational analysis. Setting: E-mail...
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Janine A. Overcash
Henry R. Rivera
Jill Van Schaick
ONF 2010, 37(5), 573-580 DOI: 10.1188/10.ONF.573-580
Purpose/Objectives: To examine themes associated with falls specific to older adult patients diagnosed with cancer. Design: Prospective, exploratory, qualitative study. Setting: A senior adult oncology program at a cancer and research center in the southeastern United States. Sample: Men and women...
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Kirsti Kvåle
Margareth Bondevik
ONF 2010, 37(4), 436-442 DOI: 10.1188/10.ONF.436-442
Purpose/Objectives: To gain insight into how and why patients' perceptions of nurses' knowledge about cancer and its treatments relate to quality nursing care. Design: Qualitative study inspired by Giorgi's approach to phenomenology. Setting: An oncology ward in a regional hospital in Norway...
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Deborah A. Boyle
ONF 2010, 37(2), E75-E83 DOI: 10.1188/10.ONF.E75-E83
Purpose/Objectives: To identify the degree of oncology nursing representation on public Web sites of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers (CCCs) in the United States. Design: Qualitative, descriptive. Setting: Web sites. Sample: 40 CCCs. Methods: Using the...
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Joseph O. Jacobson
Martha Polovich
Kristen K. McNiff
Kristine B. LeFebvre
Charmaine Cummings
Michele Galioto
Katherine R. Bonelli
Michele R. McCorkle
ONF 2009, 36(6), 651-658 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.651-658
Standardization of care can reduce the risk of errors, increase efficiency, and provide a framework for best practice. In 2008, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) invited a broad range of stakeholders to create a set of standards for the...
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Jung-won Lim
Jaehee Yi
ONF 2009, 36(6), 699-708 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.699-708
Purpose/Objectives: To examine the differences in religiosity, spirituality, and quality of life (QOL) between Korean American and Korean breast and gynecologic cancer survivors and investigate the effect of religiosity, spirituality, and social support on QOL. Design: Cross-sectional design...
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