Quality Of Life
Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse NavigatorJune 15, 2018
The head and neck oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a unique and critical position to help patients, their families, and their caregivers as they face their diagnosis and undergo treatment.
In a prospective, longitudinal study, researchers investigated the potential for quality of life, fatigue, and physical functioning to return to previous levels in patients with AML after treatment.
Study presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting determined the feasibility of using a mindfulness intervention to improve quality of life and confidence in advance care planning discussions among patient-family caregiver dyads.
Researchers report on a study investigating effects of ADT on prostate cancer health-related quality of life, sexual function, sexual bother, and mood for patients with prostate cancer and their partners.
Investigators sought to determine the impact on quality of life for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma treated with PAN and BTZ+DEX.
A link between visual function, ocular symptoms, and quality of life was found in cross-sectional study of patients who underwent radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
Using a cross-sectional online survey, researchers sought to determine how a MPN diagnosis affects work productivity and employment for patients with polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytopenia, or myelofibrosis.
Using the NEI-VFQ-25, researchers assessed vision-targeted health-related quality of life for survivors of retinoblastoma.
Slight changes in taste perceptions are noted in patients undergoing HSCT for hematologic cancers. In this study, researchers sought to determine how these changes affect quality of life and nutritional intake.
A model that incorporates HRQOL was found to outperform a model that only employs traditional prognostic variables.
Researchers in Montreal presented results of a study on the effects of using a pivot nurse in oncology (PNO) on continuity of care, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with lung cancer at the 2018 European Lung Cancer Congress.
In a quasi-experimental pre-post study, researchers demonstrate the efficacy of the SEE-ACBT rehabilitation method on health-related and cost outcomes in patients with NSCLC who underwent curative lung resection.
Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.
Researchers assessed the efficacy of nabilone for improving symptoms of anorexia in patients with NSCLC. In addition, patient appetite, quality of life, and nutritional status were also assessed.
Sexual impairment is frequently associated with breast and pelvic cancers, but patients with digestive cancer also experience this effect. In this study, researchers assessed sexual activity, dysfunction, sexual quality of life, and need for oncosexology care among patients with gastrointestinal cancers.
A cross-sectional study asked patients with hematologic cancers to name the components of care they felt were most crucial to their perception of optimal care.
This review of radiodermatitis, a common adverse effect of radiation therapy, discusses preventive and treatment options available that reduce and/or minimize symptoms of the condition.
An analysis of ESAS scores identified factors that increased the odds patients with cancer would experience greater symptom burdens and at what points in the cancer experience this was more likely to occur.
In this evaluation of palliative care use, investigators were able to determine how the focus of palliative care - coping, treatment, or advanced care planning - influenced patients' decisions on quality of life and decisions regarding chemotherapy and hospice care at the end of life.
Results of a nonblinded study demonstrate the value of incorporating early palliative care into oncologic care for patients with advanced cancer.
Study compared the effect of treatments on quality of life in treatment-naïve patients with HNC vs those who underwent radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, and compared with cancer-free patients.
Clinical Aspects of Foot Health and Their Influence on Quality of Life Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Case-control StudyDecember 15, 2017
[Cancer Management and Research] Researchers determined the effect of breast cancer and its treatment on quality of life relative to foot health issues.
Trial investigates which of 3 maintenance regimens of nab-paclitaxel has the most ideal impact on quality of life in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Results were presented at SABCS 2017.
Data on psychosocial and psychiatric variables of patients with HNC prior to treatment was analyzed to determine the extent of cognitive impairment and quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer, and its impact on patient outcomes.
This study evaluated the feasibility and potential efficacy of a yoga intervention for patients with NSCLC and their caregivers.
A cross-sectional survey revealed the impact of symptoms and economic burden on quality of life for survivors of gastrointestinal cancer.
Aggressive de-escalation of chemoradiation after surgery in patients with HPV-associated OPSCC led to similar disease control and improved quality of life and safety profile compared with historical controls, according to data presented at the ASTRO 59th Annual Meeting.
Administering niraparib to patients with recurrent ovarian cancer after CR or PR to platinum-based chemotherapy may allow patients to continuously maintain QOL during treatment, reported researchers in presentation at ESMO 2017 Congress.
There is an increased burden on caregivers to not only assist with IADLs but also to assess patient conditions and provide health care information.
Novel intervention focuses on caregivers' beliefs, knowledge, and skills regarding home care for patients with cancer resulting in improved pain management and better overall care at the end of life.
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