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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Body image disturbance in adults treated for cancer - a concept analysis.
The author analyzed the concept of body image disturbance in adults who have been treated for cancer as a phenomenon of interest to nurses. Rhoten used Walker and Avant's 8-step method of concept analysis and concluded that a better understanding of body image disturbance in adults treated for cancer will assist nurses and other clinicians in identifying this phenomenon and will assist nurse scientists in developing instruments that accurately measure this condition, along with interventions that will promote a better quality of life for survivors.
Citation: Rhoten BA . Body image disturbance in adults treated for cancer - a concept analysis. J Adv Nurs 2016 May;72(5):1001-11. doi: 10.1111/jan.12892.
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Cancer, Stress
Kenzik K, Pisu M, Fouad MN
Are long-term cancer survivors and physicians discussing health promotion and healthy behaviors?
This study aimed to (1) describe the proportion of survivors reporting that a physician discussed strategies to improve health and (2) identify which groups are more likely to report these discussions. It concluded that the frequency of health promotion discussions varied across survivor characteristics. Discussions were more frequently reported by some groups, e.g., survivors with diabetes, or among individuals less likely to engage in healthy behaviors.
Citation: Kenzik K, Pisu M, Fouad MN . Are long-term cancer survivors and physicians discussing health promotion and healthy behaviors? J Cancer Surviv 2016 Apr;10(2):271-9. doi: 10.1007/s11764-015-0473-8.
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Cancer, Health Promotion, Patient and Family Engagement, Practice Patterns
Rocque GB, Taylor RA, Acemgil A
Guiding lay navigation in geriatric patients with cancer using a distress assessment tool.
This study assessed the feasibility and impact of using distress assessments to frame lay navigator interactions with geriatric patients with cancer who were enrolled in navigation between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. It concluded that lay navigators were able to routinely screen for patient distress at a high degree of penetration using a structured distress assessment.
Citation: Rocque GB, Taylor RA, Acemgil A . Guiding lay navigation in geriatric patients with cancer using a distress assessment tool. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2016 Apr;14(4):407-14.
Keywords: Elderly, Cancer, Tools & Toolkits, Stress, Behavioral Health