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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165380
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING FOR WOMEN WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER
Author(s):
Desanto-Madeya, Susan; Bauer-Wu, Susan; Gross, Abigail
Author Details:
Susan Desanto-Madeya, DNSc, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: susan.desantomadeya@umb.edu; Susan Bauer-Wu and Abigail Gross
Abstract:
Topic: The diagnosis and treatment of metastatic breast cancer creates multiple physical and psychological challenges. Despite the stressors, these women strive to balance ongoing personal and professional responsibilities while caring for themselves. Minimal research has described the extent to which metastatic breast cancer patients are able to carry out their day-to-day activities. Purpose: To describe, in detail, the daily activities of women with advanced breast cancer. Framework: This study was guided by the core assumption of Feminist Theory that women's experiences are real and these experiences provide the foundation for knowledge. Methods: Women with stage IV breast cancer (N=84) kept written activity logs over four consecutive days, which were originally collected as the control group in an expressive writing study. The logs were de-identified, transcribed, and saved electronically. Using content analysis, three members of the research team collectively identified codes describing specific daily activities performed. A detailed codebook was developed which defined and described inclusion and exclusion criteria, provided an example of each code, and was used to guide the analysis. The researchers analyzed and coded the same transcripts until no new codes were identified. Remaining transcripts were divided among the team and individually coded by hand. Randomly selected transcripts were reviewed and validated with the team to ensure reliability. After hand analyses, all transcripts and codes were imported into NVivo software program. Electronic coding mirrored hand coding. Subsequent analyses identified broader themes based on participants' attributes that reveal the reality of everyday life for women with advanced breast cancer. Findings: Twenty-eight codes were identified. The results demonstrate that advanced breast cancer patients are living very full, active lives despite numerous symptoms and cancer treatments. This serves as the foundation for the development of interventions to enhance daily functioning. It is important for oncology nurses to counsel women with advanced cancer regarding activity pacing and self-care activities.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Note:
This 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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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING FOR WOMEN WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDesanto-Madeya, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBauer-Wu, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorGross, Abigailen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Desanto-Madeya, DNSc, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: susan.desantomadeya@umb.edu; Susan Bauer-Wu and Abigail Grossen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165380-
dc.description.abstractTopic: The diagnosis and treatment of metastatic breast cancer creates multiple physical and psychological challenges. Despite the stressors, these women strive to balance ongoing personal and professional responsibilities while caring for themselves. Minimal research has described the extent to which metastatic breast cancer patients are able to carry out their day-to-day activities. Purpose: To describe, in detail, the daily activities of women with advanced breast cancer. Framework: This study was guided by the core assumption of Feminist Theory that women's experiences are real and these experiences provide the foundation for knowledge. Methods: Women with stage IV breast cancer (N=84) kept written activity logs over four consecutive days, which were originally collected as the control group in an expressive writing study. The logs were de-identified, transcribed, and saved electronically. Using content analysis, three members of the research team collectively identified codes describing specific daily activities performed. A detailed codebook was developed which defined and described inclusion and exclusion criteria, provided an example of each code, and was used to guide the analysis. The researchers analyzed and coded the same transcripts until no new codes were identified. Remaining transcripts were divided among the team and individually coded by hand. Randomly selected transcripts were reviewed and validated with the team to ensure reliability. After hand analyses, all transcripts and codes were imported into NVivo software program. Electronic coding mirrored hand coding. Subsequent analyses identified broader themes based on participants' attributes that reveal the reality of everyday life for women with advanced breast cancer. Findings: Twenty-eight codes were identified. The results demonstrate that advanced breast cancer patients are living very full, active lives despite numerous symptoms and cancer treatments. This serves as the foundation for the development of interventions to enhance daily functioning. It is important for oncology nurses to counsel women with advanced cancer regarding activity pacing and self-care activities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:17:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:17:30Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationBoston, Massachusetts, 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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