Aynur Aktas

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Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Cancer symptom clusters: current concepts and controversies
    Aynur Aktas
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 7:38-44. 2013
  2. doi Cancer symptom clusters: old concept but new data
    Jordanka Kirkova
    The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:282-8. 2010
  3. doi The relationship between symptom prevalence and severity and cancer primary site in 796 patients with advanced cancer
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:350-5. 2011
  4. doi Cancer symptom clusters: clinical and research methodology
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:1149-66. 2011
  5. doi Consistency of symptom clusters in advanced cancer
    Jordanka Kirkova
    The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:342-6. 2010
  6. doi A pilot study of palliative medicine fellows' hospice home visits
    Laura K Shoemaker
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:591-8. 2012
  7. doi Symptom prevalence in advanced cancer: age, gender, and performance status interactions
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:139-45. 2012
  8. doi Four-item fatigue screen: replacing the Brief Fatigue Index
    Mellar P Davis
    1Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:652-6. 2013
  9. doi A pilot study of taste changes among hospice inpatients with advanced cancer
    Fade A Mahmoud
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:487-92. 2011
  10. doi Methodological challenges in supportive and palliative care cancer research
    Aynur Aktas
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine a World Health Organization Demonstration Project in Palliative Medicine and an ESMO Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Semin Oncol 38:460-6. 2011

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Publications16

  1. doi Cancer symptom clusters: current concepts and controversies
    Aynur Aktas
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 7:38-44. 2013
    ..This article will focus on the conceptual and methodological issues associated with definitions, symptom interrelationships, and outcomes of cancer symptom clusters...
  2. doi Cancer symptom clusters: old concept but new data
    Jordanka Kirkova
    The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:282-8. 2010
    ..Symptom clusters require further research before becoming part of routine medical symptom assessment and management...
  3. doi The relationship between symptom prevalence and severity and cancer primary site in 796 patients with advanced cancer
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:350-5. 2011
    ..Nine of 17, 6 of 14, and 6 of 12 were gastrointestinal symptoms. Symptoms which varied by PSGs can be included in cancer site-specific symptom assessment instruments...
  4. doi Cancer symptom clusters: clinical and research methodology
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:1149-66. 2011
    ..We conducted a comprehensive clinical review of cancer symptom cluster studies to identify common symptom clusters (SC), explore their clinical relevance, and examine their research importance...
  5. doi Consistency of symptom clusters in advanced cancer
    Jordanka Kirkova
    The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:342-6. 2010
    ..The primary purpose was to assess consistency of SCs between 2 independent data sets. A secondary aim was to evaluate whether use of a sentinel symptom might abbreviate assessment but retain acceptable accuracy...
  6. doi A pilot study of palliative medicine fellows' hospice home visits
    Laura K Shoemaker
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:591-8. 2012
    ..Physicians provided both education and symptom management. Physician HVs are an important intervention. HVs were important in continuity of care, however, time-consuming, and incurred considerable travel, and professional time and costs...
  7. doi Symptom prevalence in advanced cancer: age, gender, and performance status interactions
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:139-45. 2012
    ..They should be included as important variables in clinical practice symptom research data...
  8. doi Four-item fatigue screen: replacing the Brief Fatigue Index
    Mellar P Davis
    1Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:652-6. 2013
    ..To develop a shorter and less burdensome cancer-related fatigue (CRF) questionnaire, the Four-Item Fatigue Scale (FIFS) was tested for validity against the Brief Fatigue Index (BFI)...
  9. doi A pilot study of taste changes among hospice inpatients with advanced cancer
    Fade A Mahmoud
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:487-92. 2011
    ..Both detection and recognition thresholds for these basic tastes were abnormal for the majority of participants. Reduced sensitivity for sweet and salt taste and altered perception for sour predominated in formal taste testing...
  10. doi Methodological challenges in supportive and palliative care cancer research
    Aynur Aktas
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine a World Health Organization Demonstration Project in Palliative Medicine and an ESMO Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Semin Oncol 38:460-6. 2011
    ..We will discuss the principles of palliative and supportive care research, examine the inherent challenges particularly in randomized controlled trials, and offer some suggestions to overcome them...
  11. doi Symptom severity and distress in advanced cancer
    Jordanka Kirkova
    Section of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Palliat Med 24:330-9. 2010
    ..Mild symptoms were often distressful. After adjustment for severity, age, gender, and performance status all influenced symptom distress...
  12. doi Connected health: cancer symptom and quality-of-life assessment using a tablet computer: a pilot study
    Aynur Aktas
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 32:189-97. 2015
    ..Based on Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, the top 3 most common symptoms were tiredness, anxiety, and decreased well-being. Patient and physician acceptability for these quick and useful TC-based surveys was excellent. ..
  13. doi The psychometric properties of cancer multisymptom assessment instruments: a clinical review
    Aynur Aktas
    Section of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Support Care Cancer 23:2189-202. 2015
    ..Various instruments are used to assess both individual and multiple cancer symptoms. We evaluated the psychometric properties of cancer multisymptom assessment instruments...
  14. doi Cancer symptom clusters: an exploratory analysis of eight statistical techniques
    Aynur Aktas
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Section of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 48:1254-66. 2014
    ..Statistical methods to identify symptom clusters (SC) have varied between studies. The optimal statistical method to identify SC is unknown...
  15. doi What is palliative medicine? motivations and skills
    Declan Walsh
    Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:52-8. 2011
    ..We also comment on current issues in regard to education and research, and development of comprehensive palliative care programs in the United States...
  16. doi Symptom clusters: myth or reality?
    Aynur Aktas
    The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Palliat Med 24:373-85. 2010
    ..Further research is warranted to establish universally accepted statistical methods and assessment tools for symptom cluster research...