Quality of life in cervical cancer survivors: a review of the literature and directions for future research.


PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To describe the most current trends in quality-of-life (QOL) research in cervical cancer survivors and to discuss directions for future research. DATA SOURCES:A literature search was conducted among five electronic databases using the terms cervical or cervix cancer, quality of life, survivors, survivorship, measurement, and instruments. Articles were published either in English or Chinese from January 2005 to June 2009. DATA SYNTHESIS:Thirty-one articles were identified. The major QOL issues among cervical cancer survivors were categorized at the individual and systemic levels. The most current trends include research into the positive and negative aspects of cancer survivorship; studies that examine unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, which contribute to poor QOL; studies concerned with the impact of cervical cancer survivorship on male partners and family caregivers; and three primary types of instruments used for assessment. CONCLUSIONS:Future research directions should include (a) exploring and optimizing the positive outcomes of cervical cancer survivorship, (b) using interventions to reduce risky lifestyles or unhealthy behaviors, (c) conducting exploratory studies to determine the impact of cervical cancer survivorship on families, (d) conducting longitudinal studies to document the ongoing changes in QOL among cervical cancer survivors, and (e) developing new instruments to assess the systemic level of QOL. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING:Expanding the understanding of QOL and related factors in cervical cancer survivors would enable nurses to assess and develop interventions to improve QOL and overall survival outcomes for this population.


Oncol Nurs Forum


Oncology nursing forum


Zeng YC,Ching SS,Loke AY




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  • Women with breast cancer: self-reported distress in early survivorship.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To identify and compare levels of distress and sources of problems among patients with breast cancer in early survivorship. DESIGN:Descriptive, cross-sectional. SETTING:A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. SAMPLE:100 breast cancer survivors were selected to represent...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lester J,Crosthwaite K,Stout R,Jones RN,Holloman C,Shapiro C,Andersen BL

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Feasibility of a patient-controlled cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance in cancer.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the feasibility of a patient-controlled cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance during treatment for advanced cancer and to assess initial efficacy of the intervention. DESIGN:One group pre- and post-test design. SETTING:Outpatient oncology clinics at ...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kwekkeboom KL,Abbott-Anderson K,Wanta B

    更新日期:2010-05-01 00:00:00

  • Efficacy of breast self-examination teaching methods among older women.

    abstract::Existing breast self-examination (BSE) educational approaches have not been successful in gaining older women's compliance in proficient BSE. The experimental study detailed in this article was designed to determine whether there is a difference in BSE performance between women taught BSE individually using self-model...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Coleman EA,Riley MB,Fields F,Prior B

    更新日期:1991-04-01 00:00:00

  • Issues related to the use of genetic material and information.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To review issues regarding the use of genetic materials and information. DATA SOURCES:Professional literature, regional and federal legislation. DATA SYNTHESIS:An analysis is provided of the relationship among advances in genetic technology, use of genetic material and information, and the developm...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Giarelli E,Jacobs LA

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • Performance of current procedural terminology codes by oncology nurses: a report to the ONS board of directors.

    abstract::At the request of the ONS Board of Directors, a survey was conducted to determine the degree to which oncology nurses performed services listed in the Physicians Current Procedural Terminology manual--services for which physicians are reimbursed. Using a format modeled on a similar study of nurses in general, 100 rand...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Griffith H,Miller I

    更新日期:1991-11-01 00:00:00

  • The role of the nurse in developing cancer screening programs.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE:To describe and provide an overview of the role that nurses can play in developing cancer screening programs. DATA SOURCES:Published articles, book chapters, and clinical experience. DATA SYNTHESIS:Many approaches and considerations are available for developing cancer screening programs. Planning co...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mahon SM

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

  • The Association Between Patient-Reported and Objective Oral Anticancer Medication Adherence Measures: A Systematic Review

    abstract:PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION:Oral anticancer medication (OAM) use has been steadily increasing, leading to several patient benefits. A notable challenge for nurses is accurate monitoring of patient OAM regimens because nonadherence is associated with poor health outcomes and decreased survival. Currently, no gold standard me...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Atkinson TM,Rodríguez VM,Gordon M,Avildsen IK,Emanu JC,Jewell ST,Anselmi KA,Ginex PK

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Social disconnection in African American women with breast cancer.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To identify antecedents and consequences of social disconnection in African American women diagnosed with breast cancer as described in the extant literature. DATA SOURCES:Literature review using broad exploration of a personal database and informal exploration of databases such as MEDLINE®, as well...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Heiney SP

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Body-Related Shame and Guilt Predict Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Survivors Over Time.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To test body-related shame and guilt as predictors of breast cancer survivors' (BCS') moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) during six months and to examine motivational regulations as mediators of this association.
. DESIGN:Prospective study.
. SETTING:Survivors were recruited th...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Castonguay AL,Wrosch C,Pila E,Sabiston CM

    更新日期:2017-07-01 00:00:00

  • Psychoneuroimmunology and innovative behavioral interventions in patients with leukemia.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To review current research examining the effects of behavioral interventions on reducing symptom distress and improving quality of life in patients with cancer and to explore the application of behavioral interventions to patients with leukemia who are immunosuppressed by the disease or its treatment...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Caudell KA

    更新日期:1996-04-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing Discrepancies in Neurocognitive and Patient-Reported Measures of Brain Tumor Survivors.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine the association between performance-based neurocognitive and patient-reported cognitive function tests and identify characteristics that may explain observed discrepancies as a means to advance intervention development. SAMPLE & SETTING:40 adults diagnosed with a primary brain tumor (PBT) (hi...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Allen D,Carlson BW,Carlson JR,Raynor RH,Neelon VJ

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • Validation of the Spanish Version of the Mammography-Specific Self-Efficacy Scale.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To consider psychometric estimates of the validity and reliability of the Spanish translation of a mammography-specific self-efficacy scale. DESIGN:A cross-sectional study. SETTING:Three primarily Hispanic churches and a Hispanic community center in a low-income urban area of New Jersey. SAMPLE:15...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jerome-D'Emilia B,Suplee P,Akincigil A

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Cutaneous toxicity associated with high-dose cytosine arabinoside.

    abstract::High-dose cytosine arabinoside (HDAC) is used to treat adults with acute and chronic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although HDAC is associated with various toxicities, cutaneous toxicity in particular leads to alterations in comfort, interference with daily living activities, and increased risk of infection. Th...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Richards C,Wujcik D

    更新日期:1992-09-01 00:00:00

  • Weight gain in patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant treatment as a function of restraint, disinhibition, and hunger.

    abstract::Little is known about how/why women who receive adjuvant chemotherapy treatment, hormone therapy, or radiation for nonmetastatic breast cancer gain weight. This study's purpose was to use the restraint-disinhibition model to understand susceptibility to weight gain, and the potential impact of exercise and dysphoria. ...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: DeGeorge D,Gray JJ,Fetting JH,Rolls BJ

    更新日期:1990-05-01 00:00:00

  • Survivorship Care Plans and Treatment Summaries in Adult Patients With Hematologic Cancer: An Integrative Literature Review.

    abstract:PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION:Survivorship care plans (SCPs) and treatment summaries (TSs) have been recommended by the Institute of Medicine as ways to facilitate the delivery of holistic survivorship care. An integrative literature review was undertaken to identify current use of SCPs and TSs to meet the needs of survivors ...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Taylor K,Monterosso L

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • The Meaning of Touch to Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To explore the experience of being touched in people diagnosed with cancer and undergoing IV chemotherapy.
 RESEARCH APPROACH:Qualitative, phenomenologic.
 SETTING:Central New York and northern Pennsylvania, both in the northeastern United States
. PARTICIPANTS:11 Caucasian, English-speaking adult...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Leonard KE,Kalman M

    更新日期:2015-09-01 00:00:00

  • Fatigue, pain, and functional status during outpatient chemotherapy.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To examine the relationship of fatigue and pain with functional status and the pattern of the two symptoms' occurrence over time in individuals with cancer who were receiving outpatient chemotherapy. The aims were to describe the levels of fatigue and pain with functional status and the inter-relatio...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Siefert ML

    更新日期:2010-03-01 00:00:00

  • Feasibility and Acceptability of Distress Screening for Family Caregivers at a Cancer Surgery Center.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine the feasibility and acceptability of a validated electronic distress screening program for cancer caregivers. SAMPLE & SETTING:17 informal caregivers presenting with a patient with cancer to an ambulatory cancer surgery center. METHODS & VARIABLES:Caregivers completed the CancerSupport...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shaffer KM,Benvengo S,Zaleta AK,Levine M,Bellantoni C,Dannaoui A,Buzaglo JS,Applebaum AJ

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • Antiemetic therapy in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To examine the currently available antiemetic medications and review their uses in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (NV). DATA SOURCES:Published articles and book chapters. DATA SYNTHESIS:NV is a common yet potentially serious side effect of chemotherapy. Nurses must unders...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Marek C

    更新日期:2003-03-01 00:00:00

  • Reports of Sharing and Withholding Cancer-Related Information by Patients With Gynecologic Cancer and Their Supporters.

    abstract:PURPOSE:To examine patients' with gynecologic cancer and supporters' reports of sharing and withholding cancer-related information during oncology visits, with a focus on navigating communication encounters more effectively. PARTICIPANTS & SETTING:18 women who were recently diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and th...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Checton MG,Venetis MK,Catona D,Bontempo AC,Greene K,de Meritens AB,Devine KA

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • Climate Change Should Be on Every Nursing Research Agenda.

    abstract::Human-caused climate change is a global emergency, and its harms are predicted to increase exponentially in the coming years, particularly if unsustainable practices continue unmitigated. Adverse effects of climate change on communities affected by or at risk for cancer, such as frail older adults, are already measura...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Walker RK,Pereira-Morales S,Kerr R,Schenk E

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Methodologic issues in collecting data from debilitated patients with cancer near the end of life.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To report the experience of a group of researchers who have had a year of experience in a clinical trial with homecare hospice patients. SAMPLE:150 hospice patients with cancer and their primary caregivers who were accrued to a National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trial focusing on quality of l...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: McMillan SC,Weitzner MA

    更新日期:2003-01-01 00:00:00

  • Continuing education: Comprehensive menopausal assessment: an approach to managing vasomotor and urogenital symptoms in breast cancer survivors.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive menopausal assessment (CMA) and intervention program for women with a history of breast cancer. DATA SOURCES:Published articles selected from computerized databases, conference proceedings, bibliographies of pertinent articles and boo...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Zibecchi L,Greendale GA,Ganz PA

    更新日期:2003-05-01 00:00:00

  • Measuring Clinical Decision Support Influence on Evidence-Based Nursing Practice.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To measure the effect of clinical decision support (CDS) on oncology nurse evidence-based practice (EBP).
. DESIGN:Longitudinal cluster-randomized design.
. SETTING:Four distinctly separate oncology clinics associated with an academic medical center.
. SAMPLE:The study sample was comprised of rand...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cortez S,Dietrich MS,Wells N

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

  • Complementary and alternative medicine modality use and beliefs among African American prostate cancer survivors.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To examine the cultural beliefs and attitudes of African American prostate cancer survivors regarding the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. RESEARCH APPROACH:Mixed methods with primary emphasis on a phenomenology approach. SETTING:In-person interviews in participants' ...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jones RA,Taylor AG,Bourguignon C,Steeves R,Fraser G,Lippert M,Theodorescu D,Mathews H,Kilbridge KL

    更新日期:2007-03-01 00:00:00

  • Hope in adults with cancer: state of the science.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To synthesize the literature regarding research on hope in adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES:CINAHL Plus® and PsycINFO databases. DATA SYNTHESIS:Sixteen articles published from 2005-2009 met the criteria for review. The literature was organized according to Oncology Nursing Society levels of evidenc...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Butt CM

    更新日期:2011-09-01 00:00:00

  • Social cognitive theory and physical activity during breast cancer treatment.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To measure the association between physical activity and social cognitive theory constructs during breast cancer treatment. DESIGN:Cross-sectional survey. SETTING:Midwestern, academic oncology clinic. SAMPLE:21 primarily Caucasian (90%) female patients with breast cancer undergoing treatment. 76% ...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rogers LQ,Shah P,Dunnington G,Greive A,Shanmugham A,Dawson B,Courneya KS

    更新日期:2005-07-01 00:00:00

  • The nurse's relationship-based perceptions of patient quality of life.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To explore patients' quality of life (QOL) as defined by RNs in adult and pediatric oncology settings and to examine, from the perspectives of clinical nurses, the knowledge that is needed to apply QOL research outcomes in clinical practice. DESIGN:Qualitative research design using a focus group tec...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: King CR,Hinds P,Dow KH,Schum L,Lee C

    更新日期:2002-11-01 00:00:00

  • A demonstration project to increase the awareness of cancer clinical trials among community-dwelling seniors.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To describe the planning, implementation, and evaluation of an educational program to increase the awareness of cancer clinical trials among community-dwelling seniors in a southeastern metropolitan community. DATA SOURCES:Published articles, research findings, conference proceedings, government-iss...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ehrenberger HE,Breeden JR,Donovan ME

    更新日期:2003-07-01 00:00:00

  • Sociocultural differences and colorectal cancer screening among African American men and women.

    abstract:PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:To examine sociocultural factors that influence an informed decision about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among African American men and women. DESIGN:Descriptive, cross-sectional. SETTING:A medical center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and various social or...

    journal_title:Oncology nursing forum

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brittain K,Loveland-Cherry C,Northouse L,Caldwell CH,Taylor JY

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00