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Advancing the science of symptom management.
The evidence-based revised conceptual model is described, the three dimensions of the model, and the areas where further research is needed to provide direction for selecting clinical interventions, informing research, and bridging an array of symptoms associated with a variety of diseases and conditions.
Recommendations for the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain: an overview and literature update.
The objectives of the current article are to review the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group guidelines for the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain and to provide a brief overview of several recent clinical trials.
Impact of cancer-related fatigue on the lives of patients: new findings from the Fatigue Coalition.
Cancer-related fatigue is common among cancer patients who have received chemotherapy and results in substantial adverse physical, psychosocial, and economic consequences for both patients and caregivers.
Review of the literature on the effects of caring for a patient with cancer
Objective: To adequately help family caregivers (FCs) of cancer patients, clinicians need to understand the complexity of the problems and responsibilities associated with cancer patients illness…
Symptom clusters and their effect on the functional status of patients with cancer.
This study provides beginning insights into the effect of a symptom cluster on patients' functional status and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the presence of symptom clusters and their possible synergistic adverse effect on Patients' future morbidity.
The cancer family caregiving experience: an updated and expanded conceptual model.
Sleep wake disturbances in people with cancer and their caregivers: state of the science.
Current knowledge indicates that sleep/wake disturbances are prevalent in cancer populations and little is known regarding use of pharmacologic and herbal and complementary supplements and potential adverse outcomes or interactions with cancer therapies.
Burn injury pain: the continuing challenge.
Subgroups of patients with cancer with different symptom experiences and quality-of-life outcomes: a cluster analysis.
Four relatively distinct patient subgroups were identified based on patients experiences with four highly prevalent and related symptoms; the subgroup of patients who reported low levels of all four symptoms reported the best functional status and QOL.
A prospective longitudinal study of chemotherapy-induced cognitive changes in breast cancer patients
- C. Jansen, B. Cooper, M. Dodd, C. Miaskowski
- Psychology, MedicineSupportive Care in Cancer
- 1 October 2011
The results suggest that having a breast cancer diagnosis may be associated with cognitive impairment, and chemotherapy-related impairments appear to be more acute than chronic side effects of therapy.