The Decision Making for Medical?Seeking Women with Suspected Breast Cancer After Examination in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155546
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Decision Making for Medical?Seeking Women with Suspected Breast Cancer After Examination in Taiwan
Abstract:
The Decision Making for Medical?Seeking Women with Suspected Breast Cancer After Examination in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Fang, Su Ying, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Chung Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Title:PhD student
Co-Authors:Bih-Ching Shu, PhD, RN
The purpose of this study was to explore the process of decision making for medical-seeking of women with suspected breast cancer after examination. Three women who had undergone surgery (including both modified radical mastectomies and lumpectomies, with some having reconstruction) because of breast cancer were interviewed in this study. They were reviewed about their experiences of decision making for medical seeking. Each participant was interviewed one to two times. Then, one focus group was held. Seven women with breast cancer participated in the focus group to discuss their decision making experience of medical-seeking. All these ten women were willing to attend this study and informed consent. Content analysis was used to obtain a deeper understanding of the participants' experiences about what influenced their decision to follow-up to receive the certain diagnosis. The themes about decision making for medical-seeking from these women descriptions were emerged: (a) the perception about disease (awareness or sensibility of the severity of breast cancer symptom, the coping of disease, the attitude of cancer treatment, and the evaluation of cancer treatment); (b) the perception about body (how their bodies under control, how they identifying their body, and how their body respected) and (c) the perception about life (how the life handled and what the responsibility of their life). The medical decision making of women with breast cancer encompasses a wide range of responses and reflects their own culture background and value system. The findings can help health workers to gain a better understanding that women with breast cancer how to make their medical decisions in Taiwan.
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.titleThe Decision Making for Medical?Seeking Women with Suspected Breast Cancer After Examination in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155546-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Decision Making for Medical?Seeking Women with Suspected Breast Cancer After Examination in Taiwan</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fang, Su Ying, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Chung Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sftongg@ms37.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bih-Ching Shu, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to explore the process of decision making for medical-seeking of women with suspected breast cancer after examination. Three women who had undergone surgery (including both modified radical mastectomies and lumpectomies, with some having reconstruction) because of breast cancer were interviewed in this study. They were reviewed about their experiences of decision making for medical seeking. Each participant was interviewed one to two times. Then, one focus group was held. Seven women with breast cancer participated in the focus group to discuss their decision making experience of medical-seeking. All these ten women were willing to attend this study and informed consent. Content analysis was used to obtain a deeper understanding of the participants' experiences about what influenced their decision to follow-up to receive the certain diagnosis. The themes about decision making for medical-seeking from these women descriptions were emerged: (a) the perception about disease (awareness or sensibility of the severity of breast cancer symptom, the coping of disease, the attitude of cancer treatment, and the evaluation of cancer treatment); (b) the perception about body (how their bodies under control, how they identifying their body, and how their body respected) and (c) the perception about life (how the life handled and what the responsibility of their life). The medical decision making of women with breast cancer encompasses a wide range of responses and reflects their own culture background and value system. The findings can help health workers to gain a better understanding that women with breast cancer how to make their medical decisions in Taiwan.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:56:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:56:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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