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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150763
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patients' Experiences Using the Internet for Cancer Care
Abstract:
Patients' Experiences Using the Internet for Cancer Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Dickerson, Suzanne Steffan, RN, DNS
P.I. Institution Name:University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Title:assistant professor
Co-Authors:Marcia M. Boehmke, DNS, RN, ANP; Jean K. Brown, PhD, FAAN
Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe experiences of oncology patients using the Internet for cancer care through phenomenological interpretation of their narrative stories. Design: Hermeneutic phenomenology is the interpretive approach used to describe and understand patients experiences through analysis of narrative texts. Sample: Nurse volunteers from a local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society recruited patients who used the Internet. Twenty patients were interviewed with a variety of cancer diagnoses. Nurses experiences were reported in a separate study. Concepts: Oncology patients’ experiences using the Internet, components of helpful Internet use. Methods: Participants were individually interviewed and asked to tell stories of Internet use. The interviews were audio taped and transcribed providing data for interpretive analysis. Findings: Six related themes and one constitutive pattern describe the patient’s experience. The themes are: 1.) Retrieving and filtering internet information according to personal situation by the internet savvy in the patient’s support network; 2.) Seeking hope with newest treatment options while coping with fear in manageable “bytes”; 3.) Self managing personal illness situations with meaningful information regarding treatment decisions and symptom management; 4.) Empowering patients as partners when internet information served as a second opinion in decision making and validating treatment decisions. 5.) Timing of disease stages and individual coping styles influencing internet use. 6.) Internet as providing peer support. The constitutive pattern is: Internet use as assisting cancer patients discovering ways to live with cancer as a chronic illness versus death sentence. Conclusions: Oncology patients are incorporating Internet use into their Cancer care. They perceive changing provider/patients relationships when they participate in treatment decisions. Implications: Computer savvy patients and their networks will avail themselves of Internet information
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatients' Experiences Using the Internet for Cancer Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150763-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patients' Experiences Using the Internet for Cancer Care</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dickerson, Suzanne Steffan, RN, DNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University at Buffalo, State University of New York</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">assistant professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sdickers@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marcia M. Boehmke, DNS, RN, ANP; Jean K. Brown, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe experiences of oncology patients using the Internet for cancer care through phenomenological interpretation of their narrative stories. Design: Hermeneutic phenomenology is the interpretive approach used to describe and understand patients experiences through analysis of narrative texts. Sample: Nurse volunteers from a local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society recruited patients who used the Internet. Twenty patients were interviewed with a variety of cancer diagnoses. Nurses experiences were reported in a separate study. Concepts: Oncology patients&rsquo; experiences using the Internet, components of helpful Internet use. Methods: Participants were individually interviewed and asked to tell stories of Internet use. The interviews were audio taped and transcribed providing data for interpretive analysis. Findings: Six related themes and one constitutive pattern describe the patient&rsquo;s experience. The themes are: 1.) Retrieving and filtering internet information according to personal situation by the internet savvy in the patient&rsquo;s support network; 2.) Seeking hope with newest treatment options while coping with fear in manageable &ldquo;bytes&rdquo;; 3.) Self managing personal illness situations with meaningful information regarding treatment decisions and symptom management; 4.) Empowering patients as partners when internet information served as a second opinion in decision making and validating treatment decisions. 5.) Timing of disease stages and individual coping styles influencing internet use. 6.) Internet as providing peer support. The constitutive pattern is: Internet use as assisting cancer patients discovering ways to live with cancer as a chronic illness versus death sentence. Conclusions: Oncology patients are incorporating Internet use into their Cancer care. They perceive changing provider/patients relationships when they participate in treatment decisions. Implications: Computer savvy patients and their networks will avail themselves of Internet information</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:42:13Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:42:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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