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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160681
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast cancer experience of Korean women in South Korea
Abstract:
Breast cancer experience of Korean women in South Korea
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
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
Cultural differences in breast cancer experience have been recently reported, but very little is known about Asian women's breast cancer experience. The purpose of the study is to explore breast cancer experience of a group of Asian women-Korean women in South Korea. Changes in meanings of breast cancer and physiological and psychological responses were explored from the diagnosis of the disease and to chemotherapy. Transition theory and feminist approach were used as theoretical frameworks. This was a descriptive longitudinal study utilizing methodological triangulation. Fifty Korean patients who were newly diagnosed and not having severe fatigue at the time of recruitment were recruited for the quantitative phase using a convenience sampling method, and 15 among them were recruited for the qualitative phase. Quantitative data were collected using questionnaires (socio-demographic characteristics, physiological index, a modified symptom subscale of Piper's fatigue scale, Herth hope scale, and LASA Scale), and qualitative data were collected using 2 hour in-depth interviews. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and thematic analysis. The findings indicated significant changes in the meanings and physiological and psychological responses and the influences of Korean patriarchal culture. Based on the findings, some implications for nursing care with Korean women were proposed.
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.titleBreast cancer experience of Korean women in South Koreaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160681-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast cancer experience of Korean women in South Korea</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">2001</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">Cultural differences in breast cancer experience have been recently reported, but very little is known about Asian women's breast cancer experience. The purpose of the study is to explore breast cancer experience of a group of Asian women-Korean women in South Korea. Changes in meanings of breast cancer and physiological and psychological responses were explored from the diagnosis of the disease and to chemotherapy. Transition theory and feminist approach were used as theoretical frameworks. This was a descriptive longitudinal study utilizing methodological triangulation. Fifty Korean patients who were newly diagnosed and not having severe fatigue at the time of recruitment were recruited for the quantitative phase using a convenience sampling method, and 15 among them were recruited for the qualitative phase. Quantitative data were collected using questionnaires (socio-demographic characteristics, physiological index, a modified symptom subscale of Piper's fatigue scale, Herth hope scale, and LASA Scale), and qualitative data were collected using 2 hour in-depth interviews. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and thematic analysis. The findings indicated significant changes in the meanings and physiological and psychological responses and the influences of Korean patriarchal culture. Based on the findings, some implications for nursing care with Korean women were proposed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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