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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160357
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experiences of Women Who Have Sexual Dysfunction after Cancer Treatment
Abstract:
The Lived Experiences of Women Who Have Sexual Dysfunction after Cancer Treatment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Hollie, Barbara
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 16251 Prest, Detroit, MI, 48235, USA
Contact Telephone:(313) 273-5372
Female sexual dysfunction is a frequent result of gynecologic cancer treatment. When sexual dysfunction occurs it is often neglected, undiagnosed or underdiagnosed. It is seldom addressed even when it is diagnosed, unless the woman is extremely assertive or in crisis. Patients' and providers' reticence about the problem obscures the magnitude of it, thereby adding to the problem. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the lived experiences of women who have sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment. Conceptual Framework: Phenomenological theory guided this study. The essential meanings of the experience and the transformation into consciousness were emphasized. Participants: The design included a purposeful sample of 10 non-hospitalized adult females 19 years of age and older, who were English speaking, had completed at least 3 months of cancer treatment or who were 3 months post cancer surgery and reported sexual dysfunction. Methods: Data were collected utilizing a phenomenological in-depth taped interview approach. The data were analyzed for recurring themes, similarities, and differences. The pieces that emerged were brought together structuring the total experience, showing patterns and relationships. The outcomes will be used to plan a larger prospective quantitative study. Preliminary Findings: Three core themes emerged: 1) reluctance to discuss sex and sexual problems with physicians or others due to embarrassment, 2) limited and/or misinformation about sexual function, and 3) patient barriers such as religion and perceived sex role behavior interfered with ability to discuss sexual problems. All participants described an inability to talk about sexual matters with a male physician. Two participants reported long term relationships with female primary care physicians, but neither participant had discussed the sexual difficulty with the respective female physician. All participants reported that no physician had initiated discussion about the experiences of sexual dysfunction. Conclusions: Understanding the experiences of women who have sexual dysfunction will increase clinical and theoretical knowledge and provide a foundation for further research and scientifically-based interventions. (Poster Presentation)
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.titleThe Lived Experiences of Women Who Have Sexual Dysfunction after Cancer Treatmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160357-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Lived Experiences of Women Who Have Sexual Dysfunction after Cancer Treatment</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hollie, Barbara</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 16251 Prest, Detroit, MI, 48235, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(313) 273-5372</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">barbhollie@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Female sexual dysfunction is a frequent result of gynecologic cancer treatment. When sexual dysfunction occurs it is often neglected, undiagnosed or underdiagnosed. It is seldom addressed even when it is diagnosed, unless the woman is extremely assertive or in crisis. Patients' and providers' reticence about the problem obscures the magnitude of it, thereby adding to the problem. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the lived experiences of women who have sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment. Conceptual Framework: Phenomenological theory guided this study. The essential meanings of the experience and the transformation into consciousness were emphasized. Participants: The design included a purposeful sample of 10 non-hospitalized adult females 19 years of age and older, who were English speaking, had completed at least 3 months of cancer treatment or who were 3 months post cancer surgery and reported sexual dysfunction. Methods: Data were collected utilizing a phenomenological in-depth taped interview approach. The data were analyzed for recurring themes, similarities, and differences. The pieces that emerged were brought together structuring the total experience, showing patterns and relationships. The outcomes will be used to plan a larger prospective quantitative study. Preliminary Findings: Three core themes emerged: 1) reluctance to discuss sex and sexual problems with physicians or others due to embarrassment, 2) limited and/or misinformation about sexual function, and 3) patient barriers such as religion and perceived sex role behavior interfered with ability to discuss sexual problems. All participants described an inability to talk about sexual matters with a male physician. Two participants reported long term relationships with female primary care physicians, but neither participant had discussed the sexual difficulty with the respective female physician. All participants reported that no physician had initiated discussion about the experiences of sexual dysfunction. Conclusions: Understanding the experiences of women who have sexual dysfunction will increase clinical and theoretical knowledge and provide a foundation for further research and scientifically-based interventions. (Poster Presentation)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:51:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:51:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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