AN EXPLORATION OF HOW CONTEXTUAL FACTORS INFLUENCE THE HISPANIC CANCER PATIENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD INTERNET CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS (ICSGS)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165007
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
AN EXPLORATION OF HOW CONTEXTUAL FACTORS INFLUENCE THE HISPANIC CANCER PATIENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD INTERNET CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS (ICSGS)
Author(s):
Guevara, Enrique; Im, Eun-Ok; Chee, Wonshik
Author Details:
Enrique Guevara, MSN , RN, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: henryguevara@Amat.com; Eun-Ok Im, PhD, RN, MPH, CNS, FAAN; Wonshik Chee, PhD
Abstract:
Cancer accounts for 20% of deaths in Hispanics in the United States. Internet cancer support groups have been shown to be beneficial in helping patients with coping strategies. Hispanic participation in support groups is lacking. The purpose is to explore how contextual factors influence the Hispanic cancer patientsÆ attitudes toward Internet cancer support groups through a secondary analysis of qualitative data from a larger study on cancer pain experience of patients in the United States. The feminist perspective forms the theoretical underpinnings for this study. A secondary analysis of the data collected from a larger study on cancer pain management was conducted. The study included both quantitative Internet survey and qualitative online forums. For this secondary analysis, online forum data among 15 Hispanic cancer patients were evaluated using a thematic analysis to explore common themes in their attitudes toward Internet cancer support groups. Also, the Internet survey data among the 15 participants were analyzed to describe their sociodemographic characteristics using descriptive statistics. The participants of the online forum were recruited among 105 Hispanic Internet survey participants of the larger study using a convenience sampling method, and the online forum data were collected using 10 discussion topics related to cancer pain experience. The Internet survey data analyzed in this study were collected using Internet survey questionnaire including sociodemographic questions and self-reported health/disease status. Three themes related to Hispanic cancer patients' attitudes toward ICSGs emerged from this preliminary on-going analysis. First, the cultural value of familism influenced cancer patientsÆ attitudes toward ICSGs. Due to familism, the family often took the place of the formal support group among Hispanic cancer patients. Hispanic cancer patients tended to have negative attitudes toward ICSGs because the Internet requires non-face-to-face interactions. Second, many of the participants of the study were not able to participate in ICSGs due to the language barriers. Lastly, Hispanic traditional gender roles had an impact on Hispanic womenÆs participation in ICSGs. The researcher should know the strengths and weaknesses of using the Internet method for support group structure among Hispanic cancer patients in order to further research with the Internet cancer support groups.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAN EXPLORATION OF HOW CONTEXTUAL FACTORS INFLUENCE THE HISPANIC CANCER PATIENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD INTERNET CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS (ICSGS)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGuevara, Enriqueen_US
dc.contributor.authorIm, Eun-Oken_US
dc.contributor.authorChee, Wonshiken_US
dc.author.detailsEnrique Guevara, MSN , RN, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: henryguevara@Amat.com; Eun-Ok Im, PhD, RN, MPH, CNS, FAAN; Wonshik Chee, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165007-
dc.description.abstractCancer accounts for 20% of deaths in Hispanics in the United States. Internet cancer support groups have been shown to be beneficial in helping patients with coping strategies. Hispanic participation in support groups is lacking. The purpose is to explore how contextual factors influence the Hispanic cancer patientsÆ attitudes toward Internet cancer support groups through a secondary analysis of qualitative data from a larger study on cancer pain experience of patients in the United States. The feminist perspective forms the theoretical underpinnings for this study. A secondary analysis of the data collected from a larger study on cancer pain management was conducted. The study included both quantitative Internet survey and qualitative online forums. For this secondary analysis, online forum data among 15 Hispanic cancer patients were evaluated using a thematic analysis to explore common themes in their attitudes toward Internet cancer support groups. Also, the Internet survey data among the 15 participants were analyzed to describe their sociodemographic characteristics using descriptive statistics. The participants of the online forum were recruited among 105 Hispanic Internet survey participants of the larger study using a convenience sampling method, and the online forum data were collected using 10 discussion topics related to cancer pain experience. The Internet survey data analyzed in this study were collected using Internet survey questionnaire including sociodemographic questions and self-reported health/disease status. Three themes related to Hispanic cancer patients' attitudes toward ICSGs emerged from this preliminary on-going analysis. First, the cultural value of familism influenced cancer patientsÆ attitudes toward ICSGs. Due to familism, the family often took the place of the formal support group among Hispanic cancer patients. Hispanic cancer patients tended to have negative attitudes toward ICSGs because the Internet requires non-face-to-face interactions. Second, many of the participants of the study were not able to participate in ICSGs due to the language barriers. Lastly, Hispanic traditional gender roles had an impact on Hispanic womenÆs participation in ICSGs. The researcher should know the strengths and weaknesses of using the Internet method for support group structure among Hispanic cancer patients in order to further research with the Internet cancer support groups.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:10:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:10:53Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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