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Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access  
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Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access  
Asia-Pacific J. of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Asian J. of Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian J. of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Benha Medical J.     Open Access  
BLDE University J. of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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CytoJ.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.339, h-index: 19)
Delta J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
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Digital Medicine     Open Access  
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Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 22)
Egyptian J. of Bronchology     Open Access  
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Egyptian J. of Cataract and Refractive Surgery     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access  
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Endodontology     Open Access  
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Environmental Disease     Open Access  
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, h-index: 11)
European J. of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.107, h-index: 5)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.227, h-index: 12)
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access  
Heart India     Open Access  
Heart Views     Open Access  
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Indian Anaesthetists Forum     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (SJR: 0.318, h-index: 26)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.618, h-index: 16)
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Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 29)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian J. of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.292, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 34)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.716, h-index: 60)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 31)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.233, h-index: 12)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 5)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.536, h-index: 34)
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Indian J. of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.218, h-index: 5)
Indian J. of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, h-index: 12)
Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 22)
Indian J. of Pharmacology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.347, h-index: 44)
Indian J. of Plastic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.303, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.496, h-index: 15)
Indian J. of Psychological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.344, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.444, h-index: 17)
Indian J. of Radiology and Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.253, h-index: 14)
Indian J. of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.169, h-index: 7)
Indian J. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Social Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.366, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Industrial Psychiatry J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Academic Medicine     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Advanced Medical and Health Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Applied and Basic Medical Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Clinical and Experimental Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Environmental Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Green Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
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Intl. J. of Mycobacteriology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.239, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Noncommunicable Diseases     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Intl. J. of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
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Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.523, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Shoulder Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.611, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Trichology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.37, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Iranian J. of Nursing and Midwifery Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iraqi J. of Hematology     Open Access  
J. of Academy of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.427, h-index: 15)
J. of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 14)
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J. of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Cancer Research and Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.359, h-index: 21)
J. of Carcinogenesis     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.152, h-index: 26)
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J. of Cardiovascular Echography     Open Access   (SJR: 0.134, h-index: 2)
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Journal Cover Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
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   ISSN (Print) 2347-5625 - ISSN (Online) 2349-6673
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  • The various roles of oncology nurse specialists: An international
           perspective

    • Authors: Ilana Kadmon
      Pages: 89 - 90
      Abstract: Ilana Kadmon
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):89-90
      Ilana Kadmon, PhD, RN was for many years a nurse specialist in Breast Cancer at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. From 2016, she started the role of a nurse academic consultant at the nursing division at Hadassah. Her PhD is from The University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research involved psychosocial aspects of breast cancer, and the role of the breast care nurse (BCN). She was a pioneer in developing the post of the BCN in Israel. This position was initially developed by her at Hadassah and initiated by the Israel Cancer Association. Beyond her clinical expertise, at the Hadassah School of Nursing, she lectures and writes in many areas on breast cancer care in general. She served as a board member of the European Oncology Nursing Society, and was also a member of the Editorial Committee of the European Journal of Oncology Nursing. Moreover, she serves as a reviewer for many nursing journals. She was involved in a mutual international collaborative project with nurses in Tianjin, China. She was there for seminars and initiated some cross-cultural research in the area of partners of women with breast cancer, involving both countries. Moreover, she has been invited to Cyprus, Greece Russia, and Turkey to teach and give workshops.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):89-90
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_16_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Transforming cancer survivorship care: An australian experience

    • Authors: Nicole A Kinnane, Amanda Piper, Georgina Wiley, Linda Nolte, Judy Evans, Michael Jefford
      Pages: 91 - 94
      Abstract: Nicole A Kinnane, Amanda Piper, Georgina Wiley, Linda Nolte, Judy Evans, Michael Jefford
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):91-94

      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):91-94
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204498
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The advancement of nurses is the advancement of medicine: A personal
           experience from Israel

    • Authors: Shaindel Osina
      Pages: 95 - 97
      Abstract: Shaindel Osina
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):95-97

      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):95-97
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_3_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma: Implications for Asia-Pacific Oncology Nurses

    • Authors: Deborah A Boyle
      Pages: 98 - 103
      Abstract: Deborah A Boyle
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):98-103
      Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a prominent malignancy in the Asia-Pacific region. Despite considerable knowledge about it's scope and nature this malignancy remains incurable. This manuscript reviews the epidemiology of this cancer, its pathogenesis, risk factors, potential prevention, surveillance, treatment, and the oncology nurses' role relative to this malignancy. A literature search from the past decade was performed using the PubMed and CINAHL databases using the search terms “hepatocellular carcinoma,” “Asia,” and “nursing issues”. Themes such as etiology, prevention, treatment, and prognosis were included in this synthesis which has particular relevance to oncology nurses within the Asia-Pacific region.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):98-103
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204497
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Breast cancer screening practices and related health beliefs among
           Taiwanese nurses

    • Authors: Tsu-Yin Wu, Shu-Ling Chen
      Pages: 104 - 111
      Abstract: Tsu-Yin Wu, Shu-Ling Chen
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):104-111
      Objective: Breast cancer is one of most common cancer types among women in Taiwan. Nurses are in an ideal position to promote breast cancer screening and educate individuals about breast health-related issues. This exploratory study aims to provide preliminary information on Taiwanese nurses' beliefs about breast cancer, breast cancer-related knowledge, and their cancer screening practices. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 96 nurses completed self-report questionnaires. Results: Participants were knowledgeable about the different breast cancer screening modalities and the risk factors for breast cancer, but various misconceptions about breast cancer were still observed. Nevertheless, more than 50% of participants reported that they never had clinical breast examinations, ultrasound, and/or mammography screening in the past. Conclusions: Our study sample demonstrated greater knowledge on modalities of breast cancer screening modalities and the risk factors for breast cancers but lower screening practices. Future studies that examine the impact of demographics and the reinforcing and inhibiting factors related to nurses' screening uptake are warranted.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):104-111
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204495
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The role of a nurse specialist in palliative care: An Israeli experience

    • Authors: Suzanne Csorba
      Pages: 112 - 115
      Abstract: Suzanne Csorba
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):112-115
      Given the severe shortage of physicians in Israel, the Ministry of Health issued a decree that offered advanced authority and responsibilities to experienced nurses; thus, the status of the nurse specialist (NS) was created. The role of NS in Israel is truly varied, incorporating many different facets that range from stabilizing to changing the existing palliative care (PC) orders, including those involving dosages and methods of care provision, issuing of repeat prescriptions, suspending drug treatment, and prescribing new drugs for a patient according to a protocol issued by a physician. The NS is also authorized to perform many clinical duties that frequently involve direct patient care. According to the different needs of the patients, he/she coordinates with the different members of the interdisciplinary team, who may be suitable to offer further help and support to the client and/or his/her significant others. His/her work keeps him/her in a constant dialogue with other health-care professionals, and as questions arise, he/she answers them and offers support to staff, patients, and family members. In the Middle East, the whole issue of PC is relatively new, and due to cultures, traditions, and religions, a number of difficulties have to be resolved.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):112-115
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204479
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Vulvar and vaginal graft versus host disease: A healthcare clinic
           initiative

    • Authors: Naomi Van Dam, Revital Zelker, Ruth Radiano, Ilana Kadmon, Bella Bogorochin, Yevgeni Frank-Kamenetsky
      Pages: 116 - 119
      Abstract: Naomi Van Dam, Revital Zelker, Ruth Radiano, Ilana Kadmon, Bella Bogorochin, Yevgeni Frank-Kamenetsky
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):116-119
      Objective: In patients receiving bone marrow transplantation (BMT), their mucosa becomes altered and sclerotic changes in the female external genital organs occur. Although a few studies have specifically addressed vulvar and vaginal graft versus host disease (VVGvHD) and its repercussions on the sexual health and quality of life of patients, VVGvHD can be overlooked by health practitioners. The objective of the study is to describe the initiation of a health care clinic specializing in VVGvHD in a general tertiary hospital. Methods: A VVGvHD clinic was founded as a part of BMT daycare in a joint initiative of the nursing staff and the medical director of the department and a gynecologist specializing in vulva and vaginal disease. Patients were assessed for vulvovaginal symptoms, such as dryness, burning, itching, pain to touch, pain during intercourse, and dysuria. These patients might be subsequently referred to the VVGvHD clinic according to their needs assessed by daycare nurses. Treatment guidelines were developed by the specialist gynecologist. Results: A total of 81 women aged 2–66 years (median age = 38 years) visited the clinic from 2009 to 2015. Of these women, 70 received an allogeneic transplant and 11 underwent autologous transplantation before consultation in our clinic. VVGvHD was detected in 54% of the patients. Conclusions: The VVGvHD clinic was developed to fulfill the specific needs of female patients who underwent BMT. The pioneer clinic was founded as a joint effort of the multidisciplinary team. Evidence supporting the optimum treatment for this condition is insufficient. This was the main reason for performing this study to explore the clinic that was newly based in Israel. VVGvHD may be a fluctuating condition with frequent deterioration and improvement. Therefore, regular clinical examinations are necessary.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):116-119
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_6_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Doing the dirty work: Who handles antineoplastic drug contaminated excreta
           and do they do it safely?

    • Authors: AnnMarie Lee Walton
      Pages: 120 - 121
      Abstract: AnnMarie Lee Walton
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):120-121

      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):120-121
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_8_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • What's the buzz: Tell me what's happening in breast
           cancer screening

    • Authors: Sharon K Byrne
      Pages: 122 - 126
      Abstract: Sharon K Byrne
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):122-126
      Many controversies have come to light related to breast cancer screening recommendations for average- and high-risk populations. This manuscript focuses on factors to consider when coordinating and conducting breast cancer screening programs in an average or “healthy women” population. As presented at the 2016 ONS Congress, a brief comparison of current screening recommendations among various organizations for early detection of breast cancer is provided. Lessons learned regarding key components of successful screening programs such as being patient focused, accessible, and sustainable are shared. Practice implications such as gaining confidence in providing individualized patient education, encouraging every woman to discuss her risk of breast cancer with her health-care provider, advocating for patients needs and being involved in or aware of clinical and translational research on the efficacy of the clinical breast examination and screening services are critical roles for nurses and advanced practice nurse providers.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):122-126
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204500
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors: An innovation in immunotherapy for the
           treatment and management of patients with cancer

    • Authors: Jennifer Dine, RuthAnn Gordon, Yelena Shames, Mary Kate Kasler, Margaret Barton-Burke
      Pages: 127 - 135
      Abstract: Jennifer Dine, RuthAnn Gordon, Yelena Shames, Mary Kate Kasler, Margaret Barton-Burke
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):127-135
      Cancer survival rates are generally increasing in the United States. These trends have been partially attributed to improvement in therapeutic strategies. Cancer immunotherapy is an example of one of the newer strategies used to fight cancer, which primes or activates the immune system to produce antitumor effects. The first half of this review paper concisely describes the cell mechanisms that control antitumor immunity and the major immunotherapeutic strategies developed to target these mechanisms. The second half of the review discusses in greater depth immune checkpoint inhibitors that have recently demonstrated tremendous promise for the treatment of diverse solid tumor types, including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and others. More specifically, the mechanisms of action, side effects, and patient and family management and education concerns are discussed to provide oncology nurses up-to-date information relevant to caring for cancer-affected patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Future directions for cancer immunotherapy are considered.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):127-135
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_4_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Unmet supportive care needs among informal caregivers of patients with
           cancer: Opportunities and challenges in informing the development of
           interventions

    • Authors: Sylvie D Lambert, Afaf Girgis
      Pages: 136 - 139
      Abstract: Sylvie D Lambert, Afaf Girgis
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):136-139

      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):136-139
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204485
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Quality of life and its determinants in adult cancer patients undergoing
           chemotherapy treatment in Pakistan

    • Authors: Parveen Chagani, Yasmin Parpio, Raisa Gul, Adnan A Jabbar
      Pages: 140 - 146
      Abstract: Parveen Chagani, Yasmin Parpio, Raisa Gul, Adnan A Jabbar
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):140-146
      Objective: Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Likewise, in Pakistan, it is a major health problem, with an approximate increase each year. Cancer treatment, particularly chemotherapy, produces a detrimental effect on individuals' well-being. Since the past few years, quality of life (QOL) is considered as the primary goal of cancer treatment in patients' survival. This study aimed to assess the QOL and its determinants in adult cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Methods: An analytical cross-sectional design was employed to achieve the study objectives, utilizing consecutive sampling technique. A total of 150 adult (>19 years) cancer patients were recruited from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. The data were collected using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General, a QOL questionnaire. Multiple linear regression was run to determine the effect of predictor variables, with a mean QOL score. Results: The overall mean score of QOL as 57.37. The domains of physical and emotional well-being were mainly affected by the chemotherapy treatment. Variables such as no previous hospitalization and no significant changes in life events were positively associated with the QOL. On the other hand, being female, unemployed, chemotherapy side effects (>1 week), impaired socialization, and discrimination by family/relatives were negatively associated with the QOL. Conclusions: The study findings suggested an overall low QOL among adult cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. It is recognized as a stressful treatment, which adversely affects the QOL of cancer patients. Interventions should focus on both the physical and psychological issues and need to be addressed to improve the QOL of adult cancer patients.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):140-146
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204499
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Significance of psychological stress response and health-related quality
           of life in spouses of cancer patients when given bad news

    • Authors: Toyoko Kugimoto, Ryo Katsuki, Toshifumi Kosugi, Akihide Ohta, Hidetoshi Sato
      Pages: 147 - 154
      Abstract: Toyoko Kugimoto, Ryo Katsuki, Toshifumi Kosugi, Akihide Ohta, Hidetoshi Sato
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):147-154
      Objective: This study illuminates the degree of psychological stress response experienced by spouses of cancer patients when given bad news at three different times (notification of the name of the disease, notification of recurrence, and notification of terminality) as well as the factors that influence the response and the health status of the spouse as measured by health-related quality of life (QOL). Methods: A total of 203 individuals (57 men and 146 women) who had received the three types of news were surveyed using a self-report questionnaire on psychological stress response, marital satisfaction, and health-related QOL scales. Results: The degree of the psychological stress response was the highest for notification of terminality, followed by notification of the name of the disease, and notification of recurrence. The influencing factors varied depending on the notification period. Although no significant difference was observed for health-related QOL among the three notification types, significant differences were observed for certain items when compared with national standard values. Conclusions: When a notification of terminality, which produced the highest psychological stress response, is given, providing care that considers health-related QOL is necessary not only for patients but also for their spouses.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):147-154
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.204494
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Reliability and validity study of a tool to measure cancer stigma: Patient
           version

    • Authors: Medine Yilmaz, Gülçin Dişsiz, Filiz Demir, Sibel Irız, Ahmet Alacacioglu
      Pages: 155 - 161
      Abstract: Medine Yilmaz, Gülçin Dişsiz, Filiz Demir, Sibel Irız, Ahmet Alacacioglu
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):155-161
      Objective: The aim of this methodological study is to establish the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of “A Questionnaire for Measuring Attitudes toward Cancer (Cancer Stigma) - Patient version.” Methods: The sample comprised oncology patients who had active cancer treatment. The construct validity was assessed using the confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis. Results: The mean age of the participants was 54.9±12.3 years. In the confirmatory factor analysis, fit values were determined as comparative fit index = 0.93, goodness of fit index = 0.91, normed-fit index=0.91, and root mean square error of approximation RMSEA = 0.09 (P<0.05) (Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin = 0.88, χ2 = 1084.41, Df = 66, and Barletta's test P<0.000). The first factor was “impossibility of recovery and experience of social discrimination” and the second factor was “stereotypes of cancer patients.” The two-factor structure accounted for 56.74% of the variance. The Cronbach's alpha value was determined as 0.88 for the two-factor scale. Conclusions: “A questionnaire for measuring attitudes toward cancer (cancer stigma) - Patient version” is a reliable and valid questionnaire to assess stigmatization of cancer in cancer patients.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):155-161
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_10_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Hand-held fan airflow stimulation relieves dyspnea in lung cancer patients

    • Authors: Ni Luh Putu Dewi Puspawati, Ratna Sitorus, Tuti Herawati
      Pages: 162 - 167
      Abstract: Ni Luh Putu Dewi Puspawati, Ratna Sitorus, Tuti Herawati
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):162-167
      Objective: The main symptom of lung cancer is dyspnea which can lead to depression, anxiety, limited independent activities, and decreased quality of life. The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of airflow stimulation from a hand-held fan as nonpharmacological palliative intervention on dyspnea in patients with lung cancer. Methods: This study used open, randomized, controlled, crossover trial design involved 21 participants. Diaphragmatic breathing technique was used in control arm. Results: Wilcoxon test result showed that airflow stimulation significantly influenced dyspnea scale (P = 0.003) and respiratory rate (RR) (P = 0.008). Combination of airflow stimulation and diaphragmatic breathing can lower both dyspnea scale and RR significantly (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: This combination can be applied on nonhypoxemic dyspneic lung cancer patients.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):162-167
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_14_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Effect of play-based occupational therapy on symptoms of hospitalized
           children with cancer: A single-subject study

    • Authors: Ahmad Mohammadi, Afsoon Hassani Mehraban, Shahla A Damavandi
      Pages: 168 - 172
      Abstract: Ahmad Mohammadi, Afsoon Hassani Mehraban, Shahla A Damavandi
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):168-172
      Objective: Cancer is one of the four leading causes of death in children. Its courses of diagnosis and treatment can cause physiologic symptoms and psychological distress that secondarily affect children's quality of life and participation in daily activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of play-based occupational therapy on pain, anxiety, and fatigue in hospitalized children with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy. Methods: Two hospitalized children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at least 4 months after diagnoses who received two courses of chemotherapy participated in this pilot study. Takata Play History and Iranian Children Participation Assessment Scale were used to develop intervention protocol. Nine, 30–45 min play-based occupational therapy sessions took place for each child. Children filled out the Faces Pain Scale, Visual Fatigue Scale, and Faces Anxiety Scale before and after each intervention session. Results: Pain, anxiety, and fatigue levels decreased in both participants. Furthermore, the results showed a relationship between pain, anxiety, and fatigue variables in these children. Conclusions: Play-based occupational therapy can be effective in improving pain, anxiety, and fatigue levels in hospitalized children with cancer receiving chemotherapy.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):168-172
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_13_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Experiences of caregivers with spouses receiving chemotherapy for
           colorectal cancer and their expectations from nursing services

    • Authors: Ayse Cal, Ilknur Aydin Avci, Figen Cavusoglu
      Pages: 173 - 179
      Abstract: Ayse Cal, Ilknur Aydin Avci, Figen Cavusoglu
      Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):173-179
      Objective: The purpose of this study was to reveal experiences of caregivers whose spouses were receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer and their expectations from nursing services. Methods: This is a qualitative study. The caregivers were interviewed at their home. Sampling criteria were volunteering to participate in the study, being able to understand Turkish, not having speech or hearing problems and offering care to spouses with primary colorectal cancer. The interviews continued until concepts likely to be responses to research questions repeatedly appeared. Fourteen caregivers with spouses receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer comprised the study sample. Data were collected with a descriptive characteristics form and a semi-structured interview at in-depth interviews after making appointments with the caregivers on the phone. The steps followed in the content analysis were coding data, an organization of codes and themes, description of findings and evaluation of findings. Results: Experiences of the caregivers whose spouses were receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer and their expectations from nursing services were found to comprise the following themes “Facing the Disease,” “Difficulties Encountered,” “Continuing to Live,” and “Provision of Health Care Services.” Conclusions: The results of the study revealed that cancer and its treatment affected not only cancer patients but also their spouses offering care. Nurses giving care at oncology clinics, public health centers, and home can make care plans based on the four themes emerging in this study and can detect problems earlier and create appropriate solutions to them. They will contribute to the literature revealing needs of people offering care to oncology patients as well.
      Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017 4(2):173-179
      PubDate: Thu,13 Apr 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_11_17
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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