Shirley S Hwang

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes toward end-of-life care in veterans with symptomatic metastatic cancer
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange 07018, New Jersey, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:221-30. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Caregiver unmet needs, burden, and satisfaction in symptomatic advanced cancer patients at a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange 07018, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:319-29. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Study of hormone refractory prostate cancer: hospital care and palliative care resource use at a VA medical center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:849-57. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Prediction of survival for advanced cancer patients by recursive partitioning analysis: role of Karnofsky performance status, quality of life, and symptom distress
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:678-87. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint A comparison of three fatigue measures in veterans with cancer
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Cancer Invest 21:363-73. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Cancer breakthrough pain characteristics and responses to treatment at a VA medical center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Pain 101:55-64. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical relevance of fatigue levels in cancer patients at a Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section Hematology Oncology 111, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange, New Jersey 07109, USA
    Cancer 94:2481-9. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Study of unmet needs in symptomatic veterans with advanced cancer: incidence, independent predictors and unmet needs outcome model
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:421-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal quality of life in advanced cancer patients: pilot study results from a VA medical cancer center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:225-35. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional independent predictors of cancer-related fatigue
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, and Patient Care Services, VA New Jersey Health Care System, and UMDNJ School of Nursing Newark, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:604-14. 2003

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Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes toward end-of-life care in veterans with symptomatic metastatic cancer
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange 07018, New Jersey, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:221-30. 2003
    ..The purposes of this study were to study symptomatic metastatic cancer patients' knowledge and attitudes toward end-of-life (EOL) care and to examine how patient-perceived health status affects attitudes toward EOL care and survival...
  2. ncbi request reprint Caregiver unmet needs, burden, and satisfaction in symptomatic advanced cancer patients at a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange 07018, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:319-29. 2003
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  3. ncbi request reprint Study of hormone refractory prostate cancer: hospital care and palliative care resource use at a VA medical center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:849-57. 2004
    ..This information will be of importance in planning palliative care for patients with HRPC and in designing future prospective studies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prediction of survival for advanced cancer patients by recursive partitioning analysis: role of Karnofsky performance status, quality of life, and symptom distress
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:678-87. 2004
    ..0007), global distress index (p = .02), and age (p < .0001). We concluded that the KPS, quality of life, and symptom distress scores can be combined to define prognostic groups. Such models may be helpful for clinical decision making...
  5. ncbi request reprint A comparison of three fatigue measures in veterans with cancer
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    Cancer Invest 21:363-73. 2003
    ..Single questions about lack of energy, or fatigue severity, may provide a simple and acceptable way to assess fatigue...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cancer breakthrough pain characteristics and responses to treatment at a VA medical center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    Pain 101:55-64. 2003
    ..Underlying pain syndromes and the BP location may influence the response of BP to treatment. Patients with bone pain located in the spine, back, and pelvis may be at risk for resistant BP...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical relevance of fatigue levels in cancer patients at a Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section Hematology Oncology 111, Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange, New Jersey 07109, USA
    Cancer 94:2481-9. 2002
    ..The correlation of fatigue levels with functional interference, symptom distress, and quality of life may help determine clinically significant fatigue levels...
  8. ncbi request reprint Study of unmet needs in symptomatic veterans with advanced cancer: incidence, independent predictors and unmet needs outcome model
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:421-32. 2004
    ..The total number of unmet needs was predictive of QOL. The unmet needs and QOL outcomes model was developed but needs further validation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal quality of life in advanced cancer patients: pilot study results from a VA medical cancer center
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:225-35. 2003
    ..The sequence of changes, and how determinants of symptom distress and QOL change over time, may help clinicians assess the prognosis of terminally ill patients and plan appropriate interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional independent predictors of cancer-related fatigue
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, and Patient Care Services, VA New Jersey Health Care System, and UMDNJ School of Nursing Newark, East Orange, New Jersey 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:604-14. 2003
    ..88). Physical and psychological symptoms predict fatigue independently in the multidimensional model, and superseded laboratory data. These findings support a symptom-oriented approach to assessment of cancer-related fatigue...
  11. ncbi request reprint Shorter symptom assessment instruments: the Condensed Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (CMSAS)
    Victor T Chang
    Section of Hematology Oncology 111, VA New Jersey Health Care System at East Orange, East Orange 07019, New Jersey, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:526-36. 2004
    ..The objective was to determine whether a smaller number of symptoms from the 32-item Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short-Form (MSAS-SF) could convey equivalent quality of life (QOL) information...
  12. ncbi request reprint Development of a cancer pain prognostic scale
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, 375 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:366-78. 2002
    ..Higher scores correspond to a higher probability of good pain relief. The CPPS has the potential to rapidly identify patients with poor pain prognosis. It can be used as a research tool to characterize pain in cancer patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dynamic cancer pain management outcomes: the relationship between pain severity, pain relief, functional interference, satisfaction and global quality of life over time
    Shirley S Hwang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:190-200. 2002
    ..No variables predicted satisfaction at Week 3. The data suggest that satisfaction and quality of life may be independent outcomes of pain management. The timing of assessment may itself be important...
  14. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal documentation of cancer pain management outcomes: a pilot study at a VA medical center
    Victor T Chang
    Section of Hematology Oncology, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ 07018, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:494-505. 2002
    ..007). This experience demonstrates that cancer pain management can result in measurable and significant changes in pain relief, pain severity, pain interference scores, psychological symptom distress, and QOL scores...