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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201925
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescents with Metastatic Cancer: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Title: Adolescents with Metastatic Cancer: A Pilot Study Statement of the Problem Most practitioners rely on the parents and caregivers to provide information about adolescents’ perspectives of their illness and treatment experience. However, adolescents can offer significant insights into their own experiences. This pilot study explored the meaning and significance of comfort experience as described by the adolescents with metastatic cancer. SPECIFIC AIM: 1)    To explore the meaning and significance of comfort experienced by adolescents diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Background             Published studies about adolescent’s description of their comfort experiences while undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer are limited. Expanded knowledge of how young patients explicate the meaning and significance of their comfort experience helps bridge a gap in our knowledge and can inform our practice.  Procedure for collection and treatment of the data This pilot study was conducted in a children’s cancer hospital of a large tertiary institution that specializes in the treatment of cancer. Purposive sampling was used to recruit patients. Data collection tools were a demographic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview guide designed by the research team. The data were analyzed using combined descriptive and interpretive phenomenology. Findings These young patients collectively described happiness and well-being as the meaning of comfort. The significance of their comfort experience is their hopefulness for the future. Comfort fueled their ability to accept the diagnosis and their hope to face the challenges of the treatment. Other themes that emerged are: “My World Ended”, “I will face it” (Resilience), “Being with Me”. Conclusion and Implications             Comfort is an essential factor that helped them accept their disease and cope with the distress associated with their treatment. This concept will be examined in more depth in a subsequent study with a larger sample.  
Keywords:
Qualitative study; Metastatic Cancer; Comfort of Adolescents
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescents with Metastatic Cancer: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201925-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Title: Adolescents with Metastatic Cancer: A Pilot Study Statement of the Problem Most practitioners rely on the parents and caregivers to provide information about adolescents’ perspectives of their illness and treatment experience. However, adolescents can offer significant insights into their own experiences. This pilot study explored the meaning and significance of comfort experience as described by the adolescents with metastatic cancer. SPECIFIC AIM: 1)    To explore the meaning and significance of comfort experienced by adolescents diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Background             Published studies about adolescent’s description of their comfort experiences while undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer are limited. Expanded knowledge of how young patients explicate the meaning and significance of their comfort experience helps bridge a gap in our knowledge and can inform our practice.  Procedure for collection and treatment of the data This pilot study was conducted in a children’s cancer hospital of a large tertiary institution that specializes in the treatment of cancer. Purposive sampling was used to recruit patients. Data collection tools were a demographic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview guide designed by the research team. The data were analyzed using combined descriptive and interpretive phenomenology. Findings These young patients collectively described happiness and well-being as the meaning of comfort. The significance of their comfort experience is their hopefulness for the future. Comfort fueled their ability to accept the diagnosis and their hope to face the challenges of the treatment. Other themes that emerged are: “My World Ended”, “I will face it” (Resilience), “Being with Me”. Conclusion and Implications             Comfort is an essential factor that helped them accept their disease and cope with the distress associated with their treatment. This concept will be examined in more depth in a subsequent study with a larger sample.  en_GB
dc.subjectQualitative studyen_GB
dc.subjectMetastatic Canceren_GB
dc.subjectComfort of Adolescentsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:00:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:00:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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