Susan C McMillan

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Dyspnea and quality of life indicators in hospice patients and their caregivers
    Linda E Moody
    University of South Florida, College of Nursing, 12901 Bruce B, Downs Blvd, MDC 22, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of coping skills intervention with family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer: a randomized clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 106:214-22. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Interventions to facilitate family caregiving at the end of life
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing and the Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:S132-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Training pain resource nurses: changes in their knowledge and attitudes
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 32:835-42. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing and managing opiate-induced constipation in adults with cancer
    Susan C McMillan
    University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Control 11:3-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Methodologic issues in collecting data from debilitated patients with cancer near the end of life
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:123-9. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Relationships among pain, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in outpatients from a comprehensive cancer center
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 35:603-11. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Revising the blueprint for the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) examination: a role delineation study
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:E110-7. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with cancer newly admitted to hospice home care
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:1421-8. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospice patient and caregiver congruence in reporting patients' symptom intensity
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33612, USA
    Cancer Nurs 26:113-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Dyspnea and quality of life indicators in hospice patients and their caregivers
    Linda E Moody
    University of South Florida, College of Nursing, 12901 Bruce B, Downs Blvd, MDC 22, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:9. 2003
    ..35, p =.04). However, mastery, symptom distress, age, and education were found to be significant predictors of variance in quality of life of caregivers (R2 =.40, p =.02)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of coping skills intervention with family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer: a randomized clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer 106:214-22. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether hospice plus a coping skill training intervention improved family caregivers' QOL, burden, coping, and mastery, compared with hospice plus emotional support, and usual hospice care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Interventions to facilitate family caregiving at the end of life
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing and the Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:S132-9. 2005
    ..Sadly, there appears to be a limited number of investigators doing this important work. More research is needed to provide complete evidence on which to base practice and policy decisions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Training pain resource nurses: changes in their knowledge and attitudes
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 32:835-42. 2005
    ..To determine the changes in knowledge and attitudes of pain resource nurses (PRNs) as a result of an intensive pain management course...
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessing and managing opiate-induced constipation in adults with cancer
    Susan C McMillan
    University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Control 11:3-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Methodologic issues in collecting data from debilitated patients with cancer near the end of life
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:123-9. 2003
    ..To report the experience of a group of researchers who have had a year of experience in a clinical trial with homecare hospice patients...
  7. doi request reprint Relationships among pain, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in outpatients from a comprehensive cancer center
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 35:603-11. 2008
    ..To describe the pain experience of outpatients with cancer and explore the relationships with sleep disturbance, depression, and patient functioning...
  8. ncbi request reprint Revising the blueprint for the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) examination: a role delineation study
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:E110-7. 2002
    ..To conduct a role delineation study of basic oncology nursing practice as a basis for revision of the blueprint for the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) examination...
  9. ncbi request reprint Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with cancer newly admitted to hospice home care
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:1421-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relationships between quality of life (QOL) and symptom distress, pain intensity, dyspnea intensity, and constipation intensity in people with advanced cancer who were newly admitted to hospice home care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospice patient and caregiver congruence in reporting patients' symptom intensity
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33612, USA
    Cancer Nurs 26:113-8. 2003
    ..It appears that family caregivers cannot reliably report patient symptom intensity. Healthcare providers need to train family caregivers in conducting systematic assessments instead of assuming that they understand patient symptoms...
  11. pmc Improving hospice outcomes through systematic assessment: a clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, Center for Hospice, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies at USF, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:89-97. 2011
    ..Systematic assessment is vital to palliative care, but documentation confirming completion of systematic assessment in hospice settings is often inadequate or absent...
  12. ncbi request reprint Spiritual needs of persons with advanced cancer
    Diane M Hampton
    Clinical Pastoral Education Program, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:42-8. 2007
    ..The most frequently cited unmet need was attending religious services. Results suggest the importance of a focus on the spiritual more than the religious in providing care to patients at the end of life...
  13. ncbi request reprint Using the COPE intervention for family caregivers to improve symptoms of hospice homecare patients: a clinical trial
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:313-21. 2007
    ..To test an intervention for hospice caregivers designed to help them better manage symptoms experienced by patients with cancer...
  14. pmc Pain, neuropathic symptoms, and physical and mental well-being in persons with cancer
    Cindy S Tofthagen
    University of South Florida College of Nursing, 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC22, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Cancer Nurs 33:436-44. 2010
    ..Neuropathic pain is present in at least 25-40% of people with cancer pain and is thought to be more difficult to control than other types of cancer related pain...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pain resource nurses: believing the patients, and believing in themselves
    Sandra Holley
    James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 32:843-8. 2005
    ..To describe the experience of being a pain resource nurse (PRN), discuss the influence of the PRN's role on colleagues and patient care, and explore barriers to the PRN role...
  16. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal factors predict increased desire for hastened death in late-stage cancer patients
    Sean Ransom
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:63-9. 2006
    ..Cancer patients at the end of life sometimes express a wish that death would come quickly, but this desire for hastened death (DHD) remains little understood. Relationships with spousal caregivers may play a role in patients' DHD...
  17. doi request reprint Development and psychometric evaluation of the chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy assessment tool
    Cindy S Tofthagen
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Cancer Nurs 34:E10-20. 2011
    ..Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) can be a debilitating and dose-limiting adverse effect of chemotherapy. Comprehensive self-report tools for CIPN are needed for research and clinical practice...
  18. ncbi request reprint Presence and severity of constipation in hospice patients with advanced cancer
    Susan C McMillan
    University of South Florida, College of Nursing, Tampa, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 19:426-30. 2002
    ..The constipation assessment scale (CAS) measured the presence and intensity of constipation. Comparisons between time points were not possible, but trends seem to indicate that patient symptoms are not being successfully managed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Validating the brief pain inventory for use with surgical patients with cancer
    Mary Beth Tittle
    College of Nursing, St Petersburg College, St Petersburg, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:325-30. 2003
    ..To examine the psychometric characteristics of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) for surgical patients with cancer and to compare the validity and reliability results between surgical and medical patients with cancer...
  20. doi request reprint Trajectory of medication-induced constipation in patients with cancer
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida in Tampa, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 40:E92-E100. 2013
    ..To determine the severity and trajectory of constipation among patients with cancer from opioids and/or vinca alkaloids...
  21. doi request reprint Peripheral neuropathy in patients with colorectal cancer receiving oxaliplatin
    Cindy Tofthagen
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 15:182-8. 2011
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  22. doi request reprint Putting evidence into practice: evidence-based interventions for the prevention and management of constipation in patients with cancer
    Myra Woolery
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 12:317-37. 2008
    ..Many of the strategies have been evaluated in nononcology populations; researchers should evaluate their effectiveness in oncology populations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Methodological issues in the recruitment of cancer pain patients and their caregivers
    Sean Ransom
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 08903, USA
    Res Nurs Health 29:190-8. 2006
    ..Results suggest that researchers should recruit from a broad patient base and limit study burden on participants...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nurses' and social workers' experience with patients who requested assistance with suicide
    William E Haley
    N Engl J Med 347:2082-3; author reply 2082-3. 2002
  25. pmc Pain reports by older hospice cancer patients and family caregivers: the role of cognitive functioning
    Rebecca S Allen
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487 0348, USA
    Gerontologist 42:507-14. 2002
    ..However, little is known about how cognitive functioning may impact the self-report of pain or the report of care recipient pain by family caregivers...