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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159562
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Life Indicators in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Abstract:
Quality of Life Indicators in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Clapis, Maria
P.I. Institution Name:University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Av. Dos Bandeirantes, 3.900 - Monte Alegre, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil
Mastectomy intensely transforms the life of women with breast cancer. It changes their routine, requiring a social adaptation regarding their attitudes, beliefs, values and meanings of quality of life. It also demands regaining meaning in their lives and learning new ways of coping with daily problems that will be translated as quality of life indicators. This research aimed at identifying, through the history of life of mastectomized women, their quality of life indicators, in order to understand how they interfere in the process of rehabilitation. The symbolic interactionism was used as a theoretical framework enabling authors to understand the conscious meaning of life experience in the health-disease context. Quality of life, understood as a multifactorial term, involves the individuals feeling of well-being and satisfaction regarding their physical condition, emotional state, performance of functions and values and the quality of social participation in different life dimensions. Data were collected through the history of life of nine mastectomized women. The adherence was voluntary, respecting ethical aspects. The interviews were recorded and entirely transcribed and the qualitative analysis was developed based on the dialectical hermeneutics. The quality of life indicators that emerged from the history of life of these women were: the psychosocial dimension based on the concept of "themselves", related to the structure of patterns during their socialization process; the physical dimension based on the meaning of their body conformation, emphasizing questions related to self-image, mutilation, restriction to perform physical activities; the ethical-moral dimension related to the exercise and expression of women's sexuality configured in a negative self-image, self-esteem and focusing on the importance of marriage in women's life. Findings provided important contributions for the systematization of an integral care to mastectomized women with the aim of improving their quality of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of Life Indicators in Women Diagnosed with Breast Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159562-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of Life Indicators in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Clapis, Maria</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of S&atilde;o Paulo at Ribeir&atilde;o Preto</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Av. Dos Bandeirantes, 3.900 - Monte Alegre, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Mastectomy intensely transforms the life of women with breast cancer. It changes their routine, requiring a social adaptation regarding their attitudes, beliefs, values and meanings of quality of life. It also demands regaining meaning in their lives and learning new ways of coping with daily problems that will be translated as quality of life indicators. This research aimed at identifying, through the history of life of mastectomized women, their quality of life indicators, in order to understand how they interfere in the process of rehabilitation. The symbolic interactionism was used as a theoretical framework enabling authors to understand the conscious meaning of life experience in the health-disease context. Quality of life, understood as a multifactorial term, involves the individuals feeling of well-being and satisfaction regarding their physical condition, emotional state, performance of functions and values and the quality of social participation in different life dimensions. Data were collected through the history of life of nine mastectomized women. The adherence was voluntary, respecting ethical aspects. The interviews were recorded and entirely transcribed and the qualitative analysis was developed based on the dialectical hermeneutics. The quality of life indicators that emerged from the history of life of these women were: the psychosocial dimension based on the concept of &quot;themselves&quot;, related to the structure of patterns during their socialization process; the physical dimension based on the meaning of their body conformation, emphasizing questions related to self-image, mutilation, restriction to perform physical activities; the ethical-moral dimension related to the exercise and expression of women's sexuality configured in a negative self-image, self-esteem and focusing on the importance of marriage in women's life. Findings provided important contributions for the systematization of an integral care to mastectomized women with the aim of improving their quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:07:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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