Open Access Articles

Catherine M. Bender
Sandra J. Engberg
Heidi S. Donovan
Susan M. Cohen
Martin P. Houze
Margaret Q. Rosenzweig
Gail A. Mallory
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob
Susan M. Sereika
ONF 2008, 35(1), E1-E11 DOI: 10.1188/08.ONF.E1-E11
Purpose/Objectives: To identify and compare symptom clusters in individuals with chronic health problems with cancer as a comorbidity versus individuals with chronic health problems who do not have cancer as a comorbidity and to explore the effect of symptoms on their quality of life. Design:...
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ONF 2008, 35(1), 15-16 DOI: 10.1188/08.ONF.15-16
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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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Anne M. Reb
ONF 2007, 34(6), E70-E81 DOI: 10.1188/07.ONF.E70-E81
Purpose/Objectives: To describe the experience of hope in women with advanced ovarian cancer. Research Approach: Grounded theory methodology with interviews. Setting: Oncology clinics in the northeastern United States. Participants: 20 women aged 42-73 who had completed initial chemotherapy and had...
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ONF 2007, 34(6), 1097-1098 DOI:
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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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