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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151701
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Interviewing Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract:
The Impact of Interviewing Breast Cancer Survivors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Schreier, Ann M., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:East Carolina University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Susan A. Williams, RN, DNS; Kenneth Wilson, PhD; Marieke Van Willigen, PhD
Objective: To explore the effect on young adult women of interviewing breast cancer survivors Design: Qualitative research design using a focus group technique to explore the research questions. Setting: A university survey laboratory in southeastern United States Sample: 6 female non- nursing major university students who conducted phone interviews of breast cancer survivors of their quality of life. The telephone interviews were highly structured questions about the physical, psychological, social and spiritual quality of life. Methods: The student laboratory supervisor stated that the interviewers wanted to talk about their experience with this survey. Two focus groups were conducted with the interviewers. The focus group data was transcribed and then analyzed for themes. Variables: coping; emotional distress; cancer Findings: Several themes emerged. These included a) admiration of survivor’s coping ability; b) need of survivor’s to relate experiences; c) emotional responses to survivor’s experiences; d) importance of preventive health practices; e) fear of cancer and f) helplessness when survivors were ill or emotional. Conclusions: When using phone interviews, it is important to realize that the interviewers need a time and a place to express their reactions to the interviews. When the research involves potentially emotionally charged topics, nurse researcher should plan time for education and support of the interviewers. There were some positive outcomes for the interviewers such as increased breast self-examination and inquiries about healthy diet and smoking cessation. Some interviewers reported discussing and encouraging their mothers to seek mammograms. Implications for nursing: As nurse researchers, our awareness of the needs of interviewers for educations and support is heightened. Anticipation of the emotional and educational needs of the interviewers is important when conducting research especially for those interviewers with little medical background. By including education and support, the interviewers can benefit from the research as well as potential patients.
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.titleThe Impact of Interviewing Breast Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151701-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of Interviewing Breast Cancer Survivors</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">Schreier, Ann M., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Carolina University</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">schreieran@mail.ecu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan A. Williams, RN, DNS; Kenneth Wilson, PhD; Marieke Van Willigen, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To explore the effect on young adult women of interviewing breast cancer survivors Design: Qualitative research design using a focus group technique to explore the research questions. Setting: A university survey laboratory in southeastern United States Sample: 6 female non- nursing major university students who conducted phone interviews of breast cancer survivors of their quality of life. The telephone interviews were highly structured questions about the physical, psychological, social and spiritual quality of life. Methods: The student laboratory supervisor stated that the interviewers wanted to talk about their experience with this survey. Two focus groups were conducted with the interviewers. The focus group data was transcribed and then analyzed for themes. Variables: coping; emotional distress; cancer Findings: Several themes emerged. These included a) admiration of survivor&rsquo;s coping ability; b) need of survivor&rsquo;s to relate experiences; c) emotional responses to survivor&rsquo;s experiences; d) importance of preventive health practices; e) fear of cancer and f) helplessness when survivors were ill or emotional. Conclusions: When using phone interviews, it is important to realize that the interviewers need a time and a place to express their reactions to the interviews. When the research involves potentially emotionally charged topics, nurse researcher should plan time for education and support of the interviewers. There were some positive outcomes for the interviewers such as increased breast self-examination and inquiries about healthy diet and smoking cessation. Some interviewers reported discussing and encouraging their mothers to seek mammograms. Implications for nursing: As nurse researchers, our awareness of the needs of interviewers for educations and support is heightened. Anticipation of the emotional and educational needs of the interviewers is important when conducting research especially for those interviewers with little medical background. By including education and support, the interviewers can benefit from the research as well as potential patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:10:50Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:10:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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