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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160382
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Post-Treatment Mammogram Experience Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract:
The Post-Treatment Mammogram Experience Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Banik, Deborah
Contact Address:28779 127th St, Mobridge, SD, 57601, USA
Purpose: To describe the post-treatment mammogram (PTM) experience among women breast cancer survivors. Design: Qualitative approach, phenomenology tradition. Setting: Midwestern Oncology Clinic. Sample: 5 women breast cancer survivors, a subset of the sample from a larger longitudinal (mixed method design) study of 39 women, between the ages of 42 and 68 who had completed treatment for breast cancer at least 8 months prior to enrollment into the study. Methods: One to two weeks following the PTM, a subset of five survivors participated in one face-to-face interview to obtain information about the PTM experience. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using Van Kaam’s technique for data collection and phenomenal analysis. Main Research Variables: Meaning of the PTM experience as reflected in the participant’s rich, thick descriptions. Findings: Women reported significantly high levels of stress on the day of the mammogram but even higher stress waiting for the results of the PTM. Five themes emerged from the qualitative data analysis: the meaning of the PTM experience, the need to revisit the breast cancer experience, distressing recent emotions, relief resulting from good results of the PTM, and hope for a disease-free life. Conclusions: The PTM is a stressful experience for breast cancer survivors and reminds women of their abnormal mammogram, the breast cancer diagnosis and treatment experience. Implications for Nursing Practice: Research-based interventions should be directed at helping survivors cope with the stress of the PTM and other stressors experienced by breast cancer survivors. AN: MN030353
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 Post-Treatment Mammogram Experience Among Breast Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160382-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Post-Treatment Mammogram Experience Among Breast Cancer Survivors</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Banik, Deborah</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">28779 127th St, Mobridge, SD, 57601, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To describe the post-treatment mammogram (PTM) experience among women breast cancer survivors. Design: Qualitative approach, phenomenology tradition. Setting: Midwestern Oncology Clinic. Sample: 5 women breast cancer survivors, a subset of the sample from a larger longitudinal (mixed method design) study of 39 women, between the ages of 42 and 68 who had completed treatment for breast cancer at least 8 months prior to enrollment into the study. Methods: One to two weeks following the PTM, a subset of five survivors participated in one face-to-face interview to obtain information about the PTM experience. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using Van Kaam&rsquo;s technique for data collection and phenomenal analysis. Main Research Variables: Meaning of the PTM experience as reflected in the participant&rsquo;s rich, thick descriptions. Findings: Women reported significantly high levels of stress on the day of the mammogram but even higher stress waiting for the results of the PTM. Five themes emerged from the qualitative data analysis: the meaning of the PTM experience, the need to revisit the breast cancer experience, distressing recent emotions, relief resulting from good results of the PTM, and hope for a disease-free life. Conclusions: The PTM is a stressful experience for breast cancer survivors and reminds women of their abnormal mammogram, the breast cancer diagnosis and treatment experience. Implications for Nursing Practice: Research-based interventions should be directed at helping survivors cope with the stress of the PTM and other stressors experienced by breast cancer survivors. AN: MN030353 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:53:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:53:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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