Open Access Articles

Regina M. Fink
Ellen Hjort
Barbara Wenger
Paul F. Cook
Mary Cunningham
Aimee Orf
Wendy Pare
Jennifer Zwink
ONF 2009, 36(4), E198-E204 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.E198-E204
Purpose/Objectives: To determine whether dry versus moist heat application to the upper extremity improves IV insertion rates. Design: Two-group, randomized, controlled clinical design. Setting: An academic cancer infusion center in the western United States. Sample: 136 hematologic outpatients...
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Ann M. Berger
ONF 2009, 36(4), E165-E177 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.E165-E177
Purpose/Objectives: To update the state of the science on sleep-wake disturbances in adult patients with cancer, focusing on insomnia in the areas of prevalence, mechanisms and models, measurement, interventions, and implications for practice, health policy, education, and research. Data Sources:...
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Joan L. Bottorff
Carole A. Robinson
Kelli M. Sullivan
Michelle L. Smith
ONF 2009, 36(3), E126-E132 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.E126-E132
Purpose/Objectives: To explore the influence of lung cancer diagnosis on interpersonal dynamics in families in which one or more members continue to smoke following diagnosis. Research Approach: Descriptive, qualitative. Setting: Three cancer care sites in western Canada. Participants: 16...
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Maureen Rehwaldt
Rita Wickham
Sandy Purl
Joseph D. Tariman
Carol Blendowski
Susan Shott
Mary Lappe
ONF 2009, 36(2), E47-E56 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.E47-E56
Purpose/Objectives: To describe factors related to taste changes, to examine patients' use of a self-care suggestion sheet to manage taste changes associated with chemotherapy, and to identify potentially useful strategies for managing specific taste changes after chemotherapy. Design: Quasi-...
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Lois J. Loescher
Kyung Hee Lim
Ofri Leitner
Jessica Ray
Joyce D'Souza
Cary M. Armstrong
ONF 2009, 36(2), E57-E67 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.E57-E67
Purpose/Objectives: To investigate cancer surveillance behaviors of women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) who presented for clinical BRCA cancer susceptibility testing, specifically to describe cancer surveillance behaviors and reasons for not engaging in behaviors, compare...
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William N. Dudley
Deborah B. McGuire
Douglas E. Peterson
Bob Wong
ONF 2009, 36(1), E11-E19 DOI: 10.1188/09.ONF.E11-E19
Purpose/Objectives: To introduce the use of a statistical technique known as multilevel growth-curve analysis and illustrate how the method can be advantageous in comparison with traditional repeated measures for the study of trajectories of signs and symptoms in individual patients over time. Data...
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Anna D. Schaal
Karen A. Skalla
Tamsin J. Mulrooney
Diane Stearns
Ellen M. Lavoie Smith
ONF 2008, 35(6), 875-878 DOI: 10.1188/08.ONF.875-878
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Ardith Z. Doorenbos
Ann M. Berger
Cheryl Brohard-Holbert
Linda Eaton
Sharon Kozachik
Geri LoBiondo-Wood
Gail Mallory
Tessa Rue
Claudette Varricchio
ONF 2008, 35(6), E100-E107 DOI: 10.1188/08.ONF.E100-E107
Purpose/Objectives: To determine the priorities of oncology nursing research, including the effect of evidence-based practice resources as identified by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) membership in June 2008. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional. Setting: A Web-based survey of ONS members...
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ONF 2008, 35(6), 977-984 DOI:
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Oncology Nursing Society Position
ONF 2008, 35(5), 745-747 DOI:
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