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Evidence-Based Interventions for Cancer- and Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment

Diane Von Ah
Catherine E. Jansen
Deborah H. Allen
CJON 2014, 18(6), 17-25 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.S3.17-25

Cancer- and cancer treatment-related cognitive impairment is a common, bothersome, and potentially debilitating symptom incurred by cancer survivors. Cognitive impairment has a significant impact on patients' day-to-day functioning and quality of life, but it remains under-recognized and undertreated. This article, which is an update from the initial Oncology Nursing Society Putting Evidence Into Practice for cancer- and cancer treatment-related cognitive impairment, provides a comprehensive critical review and summary of the evidence regarding interventions addressing cognitive impairment for cancer survivors. This article examines the effectiveness of interventions focused on cancer- and cancer treatment-related cognitive impairment, makes recommendations for practice, and identifies gaps in knowledge and areas for further research.

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