In the Stacks

Is Dyspnea Management Evidence-Based?

Lisa B. Aiello-Laws

dyspnea, adverse event management, lung cancer
ONF 2013, 40(6), 533-534. DOI: 10.1188/13.ONF.533-534

Reviewing the articles published in the past 40 years in the Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF) can assist in the identification of trends related to lung cancer treatment and management. Fifty-eight articles or studies published in ONF during that time were specific to lung cancer. The total number of published articles increased with each decade, but no articles were identified in the 1970s. The topics were quite varied, with each of the following represented by three or more articles: symptom clusters, radiation, smoking cessation, dyspnea, nutrition, and quality of life. To better focus this review on a specific aspect of lung cancer management, dyspnea was chosen.

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