Cindy Tofthagen
Researcher

Cindy Tofthagen

Overview

Discipline

    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

Education & Training

    • University of South Florida, MSN - Nursing
    • University of South Florida, PhD - PhD
Research

My research interests primarily focus on management of chemotherapy related side effects including: chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain and cognitive dysfunction.

Publications

  • Sampayo V, Tofthagen C. Hyperglycemia and Cancer: An Algorithm to Guide Oncology Nurses
. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jun;21(3):345-352. Pubmedid: 28524903.
  • Guastella A, Latchman J, Tofthagen CS. Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: Clinical Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses in Oncology. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jun;21(3):294-296. Pubmedid: 28524890.
  • Tofthagen CS, Kip K, Witt A, McMillan SC. Complicated Grief: Risk Factors, Interventions, and Resources for Oncology Nurses. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jun;21(3):331-337. Pubmedid: 28524889.
  • Hart K, Tofthagen C, Wang HL. Development and Evaluation of a Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Oct;20(5):557-559. Pubmedid: 27668377.
  • Tofthagen C, Kip KE, Passmore D, Loy I, Berry DL. Usability and Acceptability of a Web-Based Program for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. Comput Inform Nurs. 2016 Jul;34(7):322-329. Pubmedid: 27116414.
  • Tofthagen C, Boses S, Healy G, Jooma N. Evaluation of Group Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Symptoms: A Retrospective Analysis. J Palliat Med. 2015 Oct;18(10):878-880. Pubmedid: 26218367.
  • Budhrani PH, Lengacher CA, Kip K, Tofthagen C, Jim H. An integrative review of subjective and objective measures of sleep disturbances in breast cancer survivors. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Apr;19(2):185-191. Pubmedid: 25840384.
  • Latchman J, Guastella A, Tofthagen C. 5-Fluorouracil toxicity and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase enzyme: implications for practice. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Oct;18(5):581-585. Pubmedid: 25253112. Pmcid: PMC5469441.
  • Smith EM, Campbell G, Tofthagen C, Kottschade L, Collins ML, Warton C, Ghosh B, Ronis DL, Mallory GA, Visovsky C. Nursing knowledge, practice patterns, and learning preferences regarding chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Nov;41(6):669-679. Pubmedid: 25355022.
  • Budhrani PH, Lengacher CA, Kip KE, Tofthagen C, Jim H. Minority Breast Cancer Survivors: The Association between Race/Ethnicity, Objective Sleep Disturbances, and Physical and Psychological Symptoms. Nurs Res Pract. 2014 Aug;2014:858403. Pubmedid: 25101174. Pmcid: PMC4101933.
  • Tofthagen C, Gonzalez L, Visovsky C, Akers A. Self-management of oxaliplatin-related peripheral neuropathy in colorectal cancer survivors. Chemother Res Pract. 2013 Sep;2013:547932. Pubmedid: 24062949. Pmcid: PMC3766977.
  • McMillan SC, Tofthagen C, Small B, Karver S, Craig D. Trajectory of medication-induced constipation in patients with cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 May;40(3):E92-E100. Pubmedid: 23615153. Pmcid: PMC5385997.
  • Tofthagen C, McAllister RD, Visovsky C. Peripheral neuropathy caused by Paclitaxel and docetaxel: an evaluation and comparison of symptoms. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2013 Jul;4(4):204-215. Pubmedid: 25032002. Pmcid: PMC4093436.
  • Tofthagen C, Donovan KA, Morgan MA, Shibata D, Yeh Y. Oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy's effects on health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Dec;21(12):3307-3313. Pubmedid: 23903798. Pmcid: PMC5385999.
  • Tofthagen C, Visovsky CM, Hopgood R. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: an algorithm to guide nursing management. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Apr;17(2):138-144. Pubmedid: 23538249. Pmcid: PMC5469440.
  • Tofthagen C, Visovsky C, Berry DL. Strength and balance training for adults with peripheral neuropathy and high risk of fall: current evidence and implications for future research. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Sep;39(5):E416-E424. Pubmedid: 22940521. Pmcid: PMC5385995.
  • Tofthagen C. Threats to validity in retrospective studies. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2012 May;3(3):181-183. Pubmedid: 25031944. Pmcid: PMC4093311.
  • Tofthagen C, Overcash J, Kip K. Falls in persons with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Mar;20(3):583-589. Pubmedid: 21380613. Pmcid: PMC5386000.
  • Stark L, Tofthagen C, Visovsky C, McMillan SC. The Symptom Experience of Patients with Cancer. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2012 Jan;14(1):61-70. Pubmedid: 22639548. Pmcid: PMC3358129.
  • Tofthagen CS, McMillan SC, Kip KE. Development and psychometric evaluation of the chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy assessment tool. Cancer Nurs. 2011 Jul;34(4):E10-E20. Pubmedid: 21242773.
  • Tofthagen C, McAllister RD, McMillan SC. Peripheral neuropathy in patients with colorectal cancer receiving oxaliplatin. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Apr;15(2):182-188. Pubmedid: 21444285.
  • Tofthagen C. Patient perceptions associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2010 Jun;14(3):E22-E28. Pubmedid: 20529785.
  • McMillan S, Tofthagen C, Morgan M. Relationships among pain, sleep disturbances, and depressive symptoms in outpatients from a comprehensive cancer center. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 Jul;35(4):603-611. Pubmedid: 18591165.
  • Tofthagen CS, McMillan SC. Pain, neuropathic symptoms, and physical and mental well-being in persons with cancer. Cancer Nurs. 33(6):436-444. Pubmedid: 21479139. Pmcid: PMC3070947.
  • Paterson CL, Lengacher CA, Donovan KA, Kip KE, Tofthagen CS. Body Image in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. Cancer Nurs. 39(1):E39-E58. Pubmedid: 25881807. Pmcid: PMC4607543.