Open Access Articles

Jeanette A. McNeill
Janice Reynolds
Margaret L. Ney
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1121-1128 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1121-1128
Purpose/Objectives: To examine poverty-related and racial and ethnic disparity in cancer pain management. Data Sources: Published articles, conference proceedings, testimony, and clinical case studies. Data Synthesis: Disparity in the quality of cancer pain management exists resulting from...
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Frances Lee-Lin
Marjorie Pett
Usha Menon
Sharon Lee
Lillian Nail
Kathi Mooney
Joanne Itano
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1203-1209 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1203-1209
Purpose/Objectives: To examine beliefs and Pap test utilization among Chinese American women, the largest Asian female population in the United States. Research Approach: Cross-sectional descriptive, correlational study. Setting: Metropolitan areas of Portland, OR. Participants: 100 foreign-born...
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Sadie P. Hutson
Kelly A. Dorgan
Amber N. Phillips
Bruce Behringer
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1133-1139 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1133-1139
Purpose/Objectives: To review regional findings about cancer disparities with grass roots community leaders in Appalachia and to identify perspectives about what makes the cancer experience unique in Appalachia. Research Approach: A community-based participatory approach that includes focus-group...
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Israa M. Alkhasawneh
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1211-1217 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1211-1217
Purpose/Objectives: To examine Jordanian nurses' knowledge of a and proficiency with breast self-examination (BSE) and early detection of breast cancer. Design: Descriptive. Setting: Seven governmental and three private hospitals in the country of Jordan. Sample: 395 female nurses working in...
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Amy Coenen
Ardith Z. Doorenbos
Sarah A. Wilson
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1151-1156 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1151-1156
Purpose/Objectives: To describe nursing interventions to promote dignified dying as identified by nurses in four countries. Design: Cross-sectional survey design. Setting: Hospitals and clinics in Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and the United States. Sample: A convenience sample of 560 nurses who cared...
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Salimah H. Meghani
Arlene D. Houldin
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1179-1186 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1179-1186
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the meaning of cancer pain and attitudes in dealing with cancer pain among a group of African Americans with cancer. Research Approach: Qualitative descriptive design. Setting: Three outpatient medical oncology clinics in the mid-Atlantic region. Participants:...
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Ýkbal Çavdar
Neriman Akyolcu
Ayfer Özbaş
Deniz Öztekin
Tuluha Ayoğu
Nuray Akyüz
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1218-1221 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1218-1221
Purpose/Objectives: To determine female physicians' and nurses' practices and attitudes toward breast self-examination (BSE). Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional. Setting: Two large, bed-capacity university hospitals and 11 smaller, bed-capacity public hospitals. Sample: 201 female nurses and 149...
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Anne Hughes
Maria Gudmundsdottir
Betty Davies
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1113-1118 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1113-1118
Purpose/Objectives: To understand the meaning of dignity to the urban poor and to describe their experiences living with advanced cancer. Design: Qualitative approach using interpretive phenomenology. Setting: Various community residential and clinical sites in a western city in the United States...
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M. Tish Knobf
Gloria Juarez
Shiu-Yu Katie Lee
Virginia Sun
Yiyuan Sun
Emily Haozous
ONF 2007, 34(6), 1187-1194 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.1187-1194
Purpose/Objectives: To describe common barriers, identify challenges for researchers, and provide strategies for recruitment and retention of ethnic minority groups for cancer nursing research. Data Sources: Computerized search of databases, published articles, abstracts, master's theses, and...
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