Deborah Tomlinson

Summary

Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Challenges of mucositis assessment in children: expert opinion
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 12:469-75. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Understandability, content validity, and overall acceptability of the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES): child and parent reporting
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Room 424, 123 Edward Street, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E2, Canada
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 31:416-23. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Designing an oral mucositis assessment instrument for use in children: generating items using a nominal group technique
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E2, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:555-62. 2009
  4. doi request reprint A systematic review of faces scales for the self-report of pain intensity in children
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Services, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 126:e1168-98. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Establishing literature-based items for an oral mucositis assessment tool in children
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Ches, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 25:139-47. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Determining the understandability and acceptability of an oral mucositis daily questionnaire
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Dip Cancer Nursing, is at CHES, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 25:107-11. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Measurement of oral mucositis in children: a review of the literature
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Ches, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 424, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1E2, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 15:1251-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental decision making in pediatric cancer end-of-life care: using focus group methodology as a prephase to seek participant design input
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1E2
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 10:198-206. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Refinement of the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES): child and parent perspectives on understandability, content validity and acceptability
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 424, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E2, Canada
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 14:29-41. 2010
  10. pmc Chemotherapy versus supportive care alone in pediatric palliative care for cancer: comparing the preferences of parents and health care professionals
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 183:E1252-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Challenges of mucositis assessment in children: expert opinion
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 12:469-75. 2008
    ..The results provide a basis from which guidelines for the oral assessment of mucositis in children can begin. This information could be used to aid in the development of a new scale for the assessment of oral mucositis in children...
  2. doi request reprint Understandability, content validity, and overall acceptability of the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES): child and parent reporting
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Room 424, 123 Edward Street, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E2, Canada
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 31:416-23. 2009
    ..After discussion of the results, a refined version of ChIMES was produced that accounts for the views of the target population...
  3. doi request reprint Designing an oral mucositis assessment instrument for use in children: generating items using a nominal group technique
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E2, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:555-62. 2009
    ..This paper describes the step of generating items in the process of developing a new instrument for the assessment of oral mucositis in children...
  4. doi request reprint A systematic review of faces scales for the self-report of pain intensity in children
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Services, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatrics 126:e1168-98. 2010
    ..It remains unclear whether any one of the faces scales is better for a particular purpose with regard to validity, reliability, feasibility, and preference...
  5. doi request reprint Establishing literature-based items for an oral mucositis assessment tool in children
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Ches, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 25:139-47. 2008
    ..The resultant list included 23 items that have been used in mucositis assessment scales. This list of items may be used as an initial step in developing a new pediatric OM scale that particularly focuses on the unique issues in children...
  6. doi request reprint Determining the understandability and acceptability of an oral mucositis daily questionnaire
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Dip Cancer Nursing, is at CHES, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 25:107-11. 2008
    ..As a result of their comments, minor changes were made. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of this instrument can now be performed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Measurement of oral mucositis in children: a review of the literature
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Ches, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 424, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1E2, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 15:1251-8. 2007
    ..There is a paucity of validated oral mucositis assessment instruments for use in children. This paper reviews the available mucositis measurement tools and their applicability to a paediatric population...
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental decision making in pediatric cancer end-of-life care: using focus group methodology as a prephase to seek participant design input
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1E2
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 10:198-206. 2006
    ..We found it was extremely beneficial to include a focus group pre-phase in a study that will interview parents in a high sensitivity area...
  9. doi request reprint Refinement of the Children's International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (ChIMES): child and parent perspectives on understandability, content validity and acceptability
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 424, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E2, Canada
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 14:29-41. 2010
    ..A draft of ChIMES was developed that required further refinement. This paper describes two iterations of refinements of ChIMES using child and parent reporting of understandability, content validity and overall acceptability...
  10. pmc Chemotherapy versus supportive care alone in pediatric palliative care for cancer: comparing the preferences of parents and health care professionals
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 183:E1252-8. 2011
    ..We compared the strength of these preferences by considering children's quality of life and survival time as key attributes. In addition, we identified factors associated with the reported preferences...
  11. doi request reprint Perspectives toward oral mucositis prevention from parents and health care professionals in pediatric cancer
    Marie Chantal Ethier
    Program in Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:1771-7. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Factors affecting treatment choices in paediatric palliative care: comparing parents and health professionals
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Eur J Cancer 47:2182-7. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Oral Mucositis Daily Questionnaire for child self-report and importance of mucositis in children treated with chemotherapy
    Arif Manji
    Division of Haematology Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 20:1251-8. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine the psychometric properties of the self-report Oral Mucositis Daily Questionnaire (OMDQ) and to measure the importance of mucositis in children receiving intensive chemotherapy...
  14. doi request reprint Concordance between couples reporting their child's quality of life and their decision making in pediatric oncology palliative care
    Deborah Tomlinson
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 28:319-25. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Reliability and construct validity of the oral mucositis daily questionnaire in children with cancer
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, 123 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1E2
    Eur J Cancer 47:383-8. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability and construct validity of parent-reported Oral Mucositis Daily Questionnaire (OMDQ) in children receiving intensive chemotherapy...
  16. pmc Attitudes toward infection prophylaxis in pediatric oncology: a qualitative approach
    Caroline Diorio
    Program in Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e47815. 2012
    ..The purpose of this report was to describe the attitudes of parents, children and healthcare professionals to infection prophylaxis in pediatric oncology...
  17. doi request reprint Parent reports of quality of life for pediatric patients with cancer with no realistic chance of cure
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Division of Haematology Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 29:639-45. 2011
    ..To compare quality of life of children with cancer with no reasonable chance of cure reported by parents 6 months or fewer versus more than 6 months before death...
  18. pmc A systematic review of symptom assessment scales in children with cancer
    L Lee Dupuis
    Program in Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8, Canada
    BMC Cancer 12:430. 2012
    ..The objective was to describe symptom assessment scales that have been used in children with cancer...
  19. doi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine use in pediatric cancer reported during palliative phase of disease
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 19:1857-63. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Challenges to participation in paediatric palliative care research: a review of the literature
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Med 21:435-40. 2007
    ..These elements include obtaining the opinions on study design and interview script from experienced families and maximizing the partnership between health care professionals and the research team...
  21. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of instruments used to measure fatigue in children and adolescents with cancer: a systematic review
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:83-91. 2013
    ..Despite the recognized distressing symptom of fatigue in children with cancer, little information is available to assist in the selection of an instrument to be used to measure fatigue...
  22. doi request reprint Parental perspectives on inpatient versus outpatient management of pediatric febrile neutropenia
    Caroline Diorio
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 28:355-62. 2011
    ..An understanding of issues that influence parental decision making may assist health care workers in planning program implementation and further support families in their decision-making process...
  23. doi request reprint Defining bloodstream infections related to central venous catheters in patients with cancer: a systematic review
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Program in Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Infect Dis 53:697-710. 2011
    ..Future research should focus on development of a common definition of catheter-related and catheter-associated bloodstream infections for both adults and children with cancer...
  24. ncbi request reprint Paediatric oncology nurse education: the development of a national framework
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, 31 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JT, Scotland, UK
    J Clin Nurs 13:646-54. 2004
    ..Paediatric oncology nurses are facing challenges with clinical advances and the need for specialized care. At present there are no available courses in Scotland offering preparation for nurses working in a paediatric oncology setting...
  25. ncbi request reprint Physical restraint during procedures: issues and implications for practice
    Deborah Tomlinson
    Dip Cancer Nursing, Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 21:258-63. 2004
    ..Strategies for improving practice are also discussed with the thought that nurses will be stimulated to re-evaluate the use of physical restraint in this group of children and young people...