Open Access Articles

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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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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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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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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