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Development of a symptom distress scale
Symptom distress was defined as the degree of discomfort reported by the patient in relation to his/her perception of the symptoms being experienced. The ten symptoms included in the symptom distressExpand
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Self‐management: Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness
With recent improvements in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, people with cancer are living longer, and their cancer may be managed as a chronic illness. Cancer as a chronicExpand
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Fatigue and quality of life outcomes of exercise during cancer treatment.
PURPOSE Despite the recognition of fatigue as a common and distressing symptom during cancer treatment, there are few evidence-based interventions available to manage such fatigue. The purpose ofExpand
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Psychosocial care for family caregivers of patients with cancer.
PURPOSE To understand family caregivers' needs for better preparation and care, this state-of-the-science review examines the effect of caregiving on the health and well-being of caregivers, theExpand
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The measurement of symptom distress.
  • R. McCorkle
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in oncology nursing
  • 1 November 1987
Summary In this article, I have presented an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues that need to be taken into account when selecting an instrument to measure symptom occurrence andExpand
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Effects of a nursing intervention on quality of life outcomes in post‐surgical women with gynecological cancers
Objective: Women with gynecological cancers have reported poor health‐related quality of life (QOL), with complex physical and psychological needs post‐surgery and during chemotherapy treatment.Expand
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A framework for the study of self- and family management of chronic conditions.
With an increasing emphasis on consumer responsibility for health, more research is needed to understand, develop, and test new interventions to enhance self- and family management toward betterExpand
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ADVANCING GERIATRIC NURSING PRACTICE; A Specialized Home Care Intervention Improves Survival Among Older Post‐Surgical Cancer Patients
CONTEXT: Changes in the healthcare system have resulted in shortened hospital stays, moving the focus of care from the hospital to the home. Patients are discharged post‐operatively with ongoingExpand
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Symptom distress, current concerns and mood disturbance after diagnosis of life-threatening disease.
This study describes the level of symptom distress, current concerns and mood disturbance in persons with a diagnosis of one of two life-threatening diseases at two occasions. The sample included 56Expand
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Impact of financial burden of cancer on survivors' quality of life.
PURPOSE Little is known about the relationship between the financial burden of cancer and the physical and emotional health of cancer survivors. We examined the association between financial problemsExpand
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