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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/263134
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living Process in Thai Leukemic Adolescents Receiving Chemotherapy
Author(s):
Treenai, Surasak; Chaiyawat, Waraporn; Yunibhand, Jintana
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Surasak Treenai, MNS, APN, streenai@hotmail.com; Waraporn Chaiyawat, DNS, APN; Jintana Yunibhand, PhD, APN
Abstract:

Rising Stars of Scholarship Invited Poster.

Adolescence is a time of change and conflict as the individual seeks to find his identity and establish his independence. If the teenager also has life-threatening illness, such as leukemia, the problems encountered are more complicated, especially when leukemic adolescents are treated by chemotherapy because the adapting ability of leukemic adolescents was decrease. This means that leukemic adolescents’ living is difficult more than healthy adolescents. The understanding of living process of leukemic adolescents receiving chemotherapy are important for full fill the nursing knowledge to caring adolescents with leukemia and we must direct our efforts towards helping adolescents to living with their disease and grow toward maturity or dying with peaceful if the disease comes to the end stage. It’s important responsibility of nurses to help the adolescents finding appropriate methods to live with leukemia.Glaserian grounded theory was use as the framework for this study. Participants were 15 leukemic adolescents, aged between 12-19 years, diagnosed as having leukemia and were treated by chemotherapy at  least two times. Data were collected through in-depth interview, observations, and field notes and analyzed by using constant comparative method. This research is under process, and the preliminary results consisted of two categories, 1) “No turning back”:  Adolescents were accepting the illness as a part of their lives and involve with decision making to treat by chemotherapy. 2) “Information finding” : The leukemic adolescents try to find the information about the illness and treatment by asking the medical team and read the book. The preliminary results highlight the important of nurses to assess the information needs of leukemic adolescent and concern the ability of adolescents to involve with decision making. The final results of this study will be concluded in the near future. Data will analyze continues until categories are saturated and the grounded theory emerges.

Keywords:
Leukemia; Living process and Thai adolescents
Repository Posting Date:
18-Dec-2012
Date of Publication:
18-Dec-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleLiving Process in Thai Leukemic Adolescents Receiving Chemotherapyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTreenai, Surasak-
dc.contributor.authorChaiyawat, Waraporn-
dc.contributor.authorYunibhand, Jintana-
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSurasak Treenai, MNS, APN, streenai@hotmail.com; Waraporn Chaiyawat, DNS, APN; Jintana Yunibhand, PhD, APNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/263134-
dc.description.abstract<p>Rising Stars of Scholarship Invited Poster.</p> <p>Adolescence is a time of change and conflict as the individual seeks to find his identity and establish his independence. If the teenager also has life-threatening illness, such as leukemia, the problems encountered are more complicated, especially when leukemic adolescents are treated by chemotherapy because the adapting ability of leukemic adolescents was decrease. This means that leukemic adolescents&rsquo; living is difficult more than healthy adolescents. The understanding of living process of leukemic adolescents receiving chemotherapy are important for full fill the nursing knowledge to caring adolescents with leukemia and we must direct our efforts towards helping adolescents to living with their disease and grow toward maturity or dying with peaceful if the disease comes to the end stage. It&rsquo;s important responsibility of nurses to help the adolescents finding appropriate methods to live with leukemia.Glaserian grounded theory was use as the framework for this study. Participants were 15 leukemic adolescents, aged between 12-19 years, diagnosed as having leukemia and were treated by chemotherapy at&nbsp; least two times. Data were collected through in-depth interview, observations, and field notes and analyzed by using constant comparative method. This research is under process, and the preliminary results consisted of two categories, 1) <em>&ldquo;No turning back&rdquo;</em>:&nbsp; Adolescents were accepting the illness as a part of their lives and involve with decision making to treat by chemotherapy. 2) <em>&ldquo;Information finding&rdquo; </em>: The leukemic adolescents try to find the information about the illness and treatment by asking the medical team and read the book. The preliminary results highlight the important of nurses to assess the information needs of leukemic adolescent and concern the ability of adolescents to involve with decision making. The final results of this study will be concluded in the near future. Data will analyze continues until categories are saturated and the grounded theory emerges.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectLeukemiaen_GB
dc.subjectLiving process and Thai adolescentsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-12-18T19:33:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-18-
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-18T19:33:37Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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