Jeannine M. Brant

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BACKGROUND Cancer incidence in Middle Eastern countries, most categorized as low- and middle-income, is predicted to double in the next 10 years, greater than in any other part of the world. While progress has been made in cancer diagnosis/treatment, much remains to be done to improve palliative care for the majority of patients with cancer who present with(More)
PURPOSE Pain, depression, distress, fatigue, and sleep disturbance are common symptoms in oncology patients, but little data are available that examine the trajectories of these symptoms during chemotherapy (CTX). The purposes of this study were to examine the trajectories of these symptoms during the first six cycles of CTX and to determine whether(More)
AIM This paper is a description, comparison, and critique of two models and two theories used to guide symptom management research, and a proposal of directions for new theory or model development. BACKGROUND Symptom management research has undergone a paradigmatic shift to include symptom clusters, longitudinal studies that examine symptom trajectories,(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To discuss the development and implementation of a culturally sensitive breast cancer outreach program focusing on early detection, screening, and education for Plains Indian women living in Montana and northern Wyoming. DATA SOURCES Professional journals, government reports, culturally sensitive materials, and field experience. DATA(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To identify appropriate strategies for pharmacotherapeutic agents in the management of pain in older adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES PubMed literature searches, personal reference collection, and clinical experience. DATA SYNTHESIS To make good decisions about pain management when developing treatment plans for older adults,(More)
UNLABELLED This study examined the psychometric properties of the Pain Care Quality (PainCQ) survey, a new instrument to measure the quality of nursing and interdisciplinary care related to pain management. Hospitalized medical/surgical oncology patients with pain from 3 states completed the 44-item version of the PainCQ survey following completion of a(More)
BACKGROUND Research to document the effects of nursing on patient outcomes such as pain has been limited by the inability to measure the quality of nursing care effectively. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish content validity and to evaluate patient understanding of Pain Care Quality (PainCQ) survey items using cognitive interviewing. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of cancer pain in American Indians (AI) from the Northern Plains region of the United States. DESIGN This was a qualitative descriptive study. SETTING Southeastern Montana. PARTICIPANTS The sample consisted of 10 participants from Northern Plains AI tribes/nations, aged 31-75 years,(More)
The primary cause of bleeding in patients with cancer is thrombocytopenia and it commonly is attributed to myelosuppressive chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or bone marrow infiltration of the malignancy. Oncology nurses have a critical role to play in the prevention and management of bleeding in patients with cancer. As part of an Oncology Nursing Society(More)
Ongoing diligent patient assessment is the most important step in the equianalgesic conversion process. The conversion must take into account individual patient characteristics such as age, renal function, side effects, and the patient's pain syndrome. In addition, if the opioid dose is not adequate to begin with, the conversion dose is less likely to be(More)