Affiliation: Supportive Oncology Services
- Validation of the Cancer Care Monitor items for physical symptoms and treatment side effects using expert oncology nurse evaluationBarry Fortner
Supportive Oncology Services, Inc, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 31:207-14. 2006..Taken together, the results suggest that the CCM can provide an efficient method for collecting information about symptom presence and symptom burden at the point of care...
- Medical visits for chemotherapy and chemotherapy-induced neutropenia: a survey of the impact on patient time and activitiesBarry V Fortner
The West Clinic, 100 N, Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
BMC Cancer 4:22. 2004..Colony-stimulating factors such as filgrastim and pegfilgrastim can reduce the incidence of neutropenia, but the clinic visits for these treatments can disrupt patients' routines and activities...
- Experiencing neutropenia: quality of life interviews with adult cancer patientsBarry V Fortner
West Clinic, 100 Humphreys Blvd, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
BMC Nurs 4:4. 2005..This prospective study interviewed patients with grade 4 neutropenia to provide qualitative information on patients' experience of developing and coping with grade 4 neutropenia during a cycle of chemotherapy...
- Impact of less frequent injections on patients, caregivers, and practicesBarry Fortner
Supportive Oncology Services, Accelerated Community Oncology, Research Network, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, USA
Oncology (Williston Park) 20:33-8. 2006..Synchronizing treatments with ESPs and chemotherapy may increase patient convenience and improve practice efficiencies...
- The Cancer Care Monitor: psychometric content evaluation and pilot testing of a computer administered system for symptom screening and quality of life in adult cancer patientsBarry Fortner
West Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee 38120, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 26:1077-92. 2003..Future studies should replicate and further evaluate the properties of the CCM, especially in relation to clinical utility...
- Baseline evaluation of the AIM Higher Initiative: establishing the mark from which to measureGina D Johnson
Supportive Oncology Services, Inc, Memphis, TN, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 34:729-34. 2007....
- Patient and caregiver time burden associated with anaemia treatment in different patient populationsArthur C Houts
Supportive Oncology Services and Accelerated Community Oncology, Memphis, TN 38138, USA
Support Care Cancer 14:1195-204. 2006..Cancer patients treated with chemotherapy often develop anaemia. This cross-sectional analysis examined the effect of anaemia treatment on patient and caregiver time and activities...
- A prospective investigation of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and quality of lifeBarry V Fortner
Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Supportive Oncology Services, Inc, Memphis, Tennessee 38138, USA
J Support Oncol 4:472-8. 2006..A causal relationship between neutropenia and worse symptoms and QOL remains difficult to establish due to the confounding of the effects of neutropenia with other adverse effects of chemotherapy...
- Impact of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia on quality of life: a prospective pilot investigationBarry V Fortner
West Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Support Care Cancer 13:522-8. 2005..In this exploratory, prospective study evaluated quality of life (QoL) changes in patients with diverse cancers during the first cycle of myelosuppressive chemotherapy...
- Retrospective chart review of severe infusion reactions with rituximab, cetuximab, and bevacizumab in community oncology practices: assessment of clinical consequencesLee S Schwartzberg
Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Memphis, TN 38138, USA
Support Care Cancer 16:393-8. 2008..This study represents one of the first attempts to describe the clinical consequences of severe infusion reactions associated with MoAb treatment...
- The AIM Higher Initiative: new procedures implemented for assessment, information, and management of chemotherapy toxicities in community oncology clinicsKelley Moore
Supportive Oncology Services, Inc, Memphis, TN, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 12:229-38. 2008..Nurses and practice administrators can use the quality improvement processes to generate changes in procedures and practices...
- If at first you don't succeed, don't quit, try again: The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services demonstration project on quality of care--2005 and 2006Linda S Elting
The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, Section of Health Services Research, Houston 77030, USA
J Support Oncol 4:147-51. 2006
- The Zero Acceptance of Pain (ZAP) Quality Improvement Project: evaluation of pain severity, pain interference, global quality of life, and pain-related costsBarry V Fortner
Psychology and Cancer Symptom Research, West Clinic, 100 N Humphreys Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38117, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 25:334-43. 2003..In summary, the findings of this study support the idea that clinic-based efforts to improve the practice of pain management are effective in improving the lives of cancer patients who are experiencing pain...
- Description and predictors of direct and indirect costs of pain reported by cancer patientsBarry V Fortner
West Cancer Clinic, Memphis, TN, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 25:9-18. 2003..Higher pain intensity, greater pain interference, and presence of breakthrough pain predicted higher direct and indirect medical expenses. Younger age and lower income level also predicted higher direct medical expenses...
- Sleep and quality of life in breast cancer patientsBarry V Fortner
Psychology and Cancer Symptom Research, West Clinic, Memphis, TN 38124, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 24:471-80. 2002..Breast cancer patients having significant sleep problems had greater deficits in many areas of health-related quality of life. The implications of the findings and study limitations are discussed...