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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160624
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transitional Experience of Korean Breast Cancer Patients: Meanings and Responses
Abstract:
Transitional Experience of Korean Breast Cancer Patients: Meanings and Responses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Im, Eun-Ok
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, Room 767B, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:414.229.5784
The purpose of the study is to explore transitional experience of Korean breast cancer patients from the diagnosis of the disease to chemotherapy. Meanings of breast cancer and physiological and psychological responses were explored at four critical points: (a) after diagnosis and before surgery, (b) before chemotherapy following surgery, (c) at the middle of the 6 cycles of chemotherapy, and (d) after the whole chemotherapy. Transition theory and feminist approach were used to guide the research process from the formulation of research question to the interpretation of findings. This was a descriptive longitudinal study utilizing methodological triangulation. For the quantitative phase, 50 Korean patients who were newly diagnosed with a plan of surgery and subsequent chemotherapy and not having severe fatigue at the time of recruitment were recruited using convenience sampling methods, and for the qualitative part, 20 were recruited among the participants in the quantitative phase. Data were collected using questionnaires including socio-demographic characteristics, physiological index, a modified symptom subscale of Piper's fatigue scale, Herth hope scale, and LASA Scale and 2 hour in-depth interviews. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, and the qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings indicated that meanings and physiological and psychological responses were changed throughout the transitional process, and they were influenced by their cultural heritage and contextual factors circumscribing their daily lives. The findings provide important information for future nursing care of Asian breast cancer patients at the critical points of the transition.
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.titleTransitional Experience of Korean Breast Cancer Patients: Meanings and Responsesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160624-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transitional Experience of Korean Breast Cancer Patients: Meanings and Responses</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">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Im, Eun-Ok</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, Room 767B, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.229.5784</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eoim@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of the study is to explore transitional experience of Korean breast cancer patients from the diagnosis of the disease to chemotherapy. Meanings of breast cancer and physiological and psychological responses were explored at four critical points: (a) after diagnosis and before surgery, (b) before chemotherapy following surgery, (c) at the middle of the 6 cycles of chemotherapy, and (d) after the whole chemotherapy. Transition theory and feminist approach were used to guide the research process from the formulation of research question to the interpretation of findings. This was a descriptive longitudinal study utilizing methodological triangulation. For the quantitative phase, 50 Korean patients who were newly diagnosed with a plan of surgery and subsequent chemotherapy and not having severe fatigue at the time of recruitment were recruited using convenience sampling methods, and for the qualitative part, 20 were recruited among the participants in the quantitative phase. Data were collected using questionnaires including socio-demographic characteristics, physiological index, a modified symptom subscale of Piper's fatigue scale, Herth hope scale, and LASA Scale and 2 hour in-depth interviews. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, and the qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings indicated that meanings and physiological and psychological responses were changed throughout the transitional process, and they were influenced by their cultural heritage and contextual factors circumscribing their daily lives. The findings provide important information for future nursing care of Asian breast cancer patients at the critical points of the transition.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:07:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:07:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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