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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149723
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Cancer Survivors' Insights Following Treatment
Abstract:
Breast Cancer Survivors' Insights Following Treatment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hadwiger, Stephen C., RN, PhD, MS(N)
P.I. Institution Name:Truman State University
Title:associate professor of nursing
Co-Authors:Jennifer L. Dine,
[Clinical session research presentation] As breast cancer survivorship rates improve, adverse treatment effects present post-treatment challenges to survivors and hold increasing significance for oncology nursing. Lymphedema poses one of these challenges, impacting psychosocial well-being, family adaptation, and individuals' health-related perceptions. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify themes expressed by breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema in response to the open-ended question, "Is there anything else you would like to tell us about breast cancer or lymphedema?" Sixty-four participants from a National Institutes of Health-funded study were interviewed eight times over 30 months post-operatively. Forty-three of these participants are being followed over 36-to-60 months and asked the same question four times over 24 months. Content analysis was performed to analyze the 30-month data. Categories were formed and assigned themes as labels based on data review. Patterns were derived for each category based on coded responses. Similar content analysis was carried out with the 36-to-60 month data. Next, responses were divided into two paired sub-sets: 0-to-30 months and 36-to-60 months post-operative; and participants with and without lymphedema. Responses within each pair were compared to identify predominance of themes within data sub-sets. Themes elicited from the 30-month data analysis included maintain personal normalcy, influence of positivity vs. negativity, support of family and community, spirituality-inspired hope and faith, self-directed healthcare, and personal empowerment. Patterns derived from each of these themes were identified and reported. Themes and patterns for the 36-to-60 month data were reported upon completion of analysis. This analysis revealed whether elicited themes varied among breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema and over time. Further study is warranted as preliminary findings suggest breast cancer treatment continues to impact overall wellness of breast cancer survivors over time.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast Cancer Survivors' Insights Following Treatmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149723-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Cancer Survivors' Insights Following Treatment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hadwiger, Stephen C., RN, PhD, MS(N)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Truman State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">associate professor of nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shadwige@truman.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennifer L. Dine,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] As breast cancer survivorship rates improve, adverse treatment effects present post-treatment challenges to survivors and hold increasing significance for oncology nursing.&nbsp;Lymphedema poses one of these challenges, impacting psychosocial well-being, family adaptation, and individuals' health-related perceptions. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify themes expressed by breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema in response to the open-ended question, &quot;Is there anything else you would like to tell us about breast cancer or lymphedema?&quot; Sixty-four participants from a National Institutes of Health-funded study were interviewed eight times over 30 months post-operatively.&nbsp;Forty-three of these participants are being followed over 36-to-60 months and asked the same question four times over 24 months. Content analysis was performed to analyze the 30-month data.&nbsp;Categories were formed and assigned themes as labels based on data review.&nbsp;Patterns were derived for each category based on coded responses.&nbsp;Similar content analysis was carried out with the 36-to-60 month data.&nbsp;Next, responses were divided into two paired sub-sets: 0-to-30 months and 36-to-60 months post-operative; and participants with and without lymphedema. Responses within each pair were compared to identify predominance of themes within data sub-sets. Themes elicited from the 30-month data analysis included maintain personal normalcy, influence of positivity vs. negativity, support of family and community, spirituality-inspired hope and faith, self-directed healthcare, and personal empowerment. Patterns derived from each of these themes were identified and reported. Themes and patterns for the 36-to-60 month data were reported upon completion of analysis. This analysis revealed whether elicited themes varied among breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema and over time.&nbsp;Further study is warranted as preliminary findings suggest breast cancer treatment continues to impact overall wellness of breast cancer survivors over time.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:08:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:08:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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