Evidence-based interventions for cancer- and treatment-related cognitive impairment

Diane Von Ah, Catherine E. Jansen, Deborah H. Allen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalClinical journal of oncology nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Cognitive impairment
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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