Scholarly References

This page lists scholarly journal articles that supportĀ information contained in posts by Nancy Litterman Howe and inĀ her PhD research related to cancer rehabilitation. This list is dynamic; last update was February 1, 2020.


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Cantwell, M., Walsh, D., Furlong, B., Moyna, N., McCaffrey, N., Boran, L., . . . Woods, C. (2018). Healthcare professionals’ knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(e12795), 1-14.

Cheville, A., Mustian, K., Winters-Stone, K., Zucker, D., Gamble, G., & Alfano, C. (2017). Cancer rehabilitation: An overview of current need, delivery models, and levels of care. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 28, 1-17.

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Daley, A., Bowden, S., Rea, D., Billingham, L., & Carmicheal, A. (2008, September). What advice are oncologists and surgeons in the United Kingdom given to breast cancer patients about physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 5, 46-50.

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Fong, A., Faulkner, G., Jones, J., & Sabiston, C. (2018, March 24). A qualitative analysis of oncology clinicians’ perceptions and barriers for physical activity counseling in breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer,, 1-10.

Greenhalgh, J., Gooding, K., Gibbons, E., Dalkin, S., Wright, J., Valderas, J., & Black, N. (2018). How do patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) support clinician-patient communication and patient care? A realist synthesis. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 2(42), 1-28.

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Nadler, M., Bainbridge, D., Tomasone, J., Cheifetz, O., Juergens, R., & Sussman, J. (2017, March 3). Oncology care provider perspectives on exercise promotion in people with cancer: An examination of knowledge, practices, barriers, and facilitators. Supportive Care Cancer, 25, 2297-2304.

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Pergolotti, M., Alfano, C., Cernich, A., Yabroff, B., Manning, P., Moor, J., . . . Mohile, S. (2020). A health services agenda to fully integrate cancer rehabilitation into oncology care. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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Powell, B., Fernandez, M., Williams, N., Aarons, G., Beidas, R., Lewis, C., . . . Weiner, B. (2019). Enhancing the impact of implementation strategies in healthcare: A research agenda. Frontiers in Public Health, 7:3, 1-9.

Proctor, E., Silmere, H., Raghavan, R., Hovmand, P., Aarons, G., Bunger, A., . . . Hensley, M. (2011). Outcomes for implementation and research: Conceptual Distinctions, Mmeasurement challenges, and research agenda. Administration and Policy in Mental Health(38), 65-76.

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Silver, J., Raj, V., Fu, J., Wisotzky, E., Smith, S., Knowlton, S., & Silver, A. (2018, October). Most National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center websites do not provide survivors with information about cancer rehabilitation services. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(5), 947-953.

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Smith-Turchyn, J., Richardson, J., Tozer, R., McNeely, M., & Thabane, L. (2016). Physical activity and breast cancer: A qualitative study on the barriers to and facilitators of exercise promotion from the perspective of health care professionals. Physiotherapy Canada, 68(4), 383-390.

Stout, N., Silver, J., Alfano, ,. C., Ness, K., & Gilchrist, L. (2019). Long-term survivorship care after cancer treatment: A new emphasis on the role of rehabilitation services. Physical Therapy, 99(1), 10-13.

Stubblefield, M. (2017). The underutilization of rehabilitation to treat physical impairments in breast cancer survivors. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, S317-S323.

Tarasenko, Y., Miller, E., Chen, C., & Schoenberg, N. (2017). Physical activity levels and counseling by health care providers in cancer survivors. Preventive Medicine, 99, 211-217.

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Weiner, B., Lewis, C., Stanick, C., Powell, B., Dorsey, C., Clary, A., . . . Halko, H. (2017). Psychometric assessment of three newly developed implementation outcome measures. Implementation Science, 12, 1-12.