Black South African Women's Experience of Life Partner Support Through the Trajectory of Cervical Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304030
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Black South African Women's Experience of Life Partner Support Through the Trajectory of Cervical Cancer
Author(s):
Mosalo, Annah
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Annah Mosalo, RN, B-Tech , MSN,, mosala@unisa.ac.za
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: To explore how women treated for cervical cancer at an Academic hospital in Tshwane perceived the support they received from their life partners 

Methods: The study was qualitative, exploratory and contextual

Results: Four themes emerged from the data: lack of knowledge of cervical cancer, cultural issues, support received and sexual issues.Women lacked knowledge of cervical cancer and its treatment leading to fear of being hospitalised and dying in hospital. Some were subjected to paternalism taken to traditional healers. Life partner support varied as some participants received partial support whilst others were abandoned. Sexual behaviour changed due to disease and treatment

Conclusion:

Women diagnosed with cervical cancer received partial support from their partners and some were even abandoned. Various factors added to this situation. Women lacked   knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer and its treatment and the bad news were broken in the absence of their partners. Women had to convey the message of their disease and treatment to their partners and received treatment in isolation with support provided via cell phones.  It is not clear how women would like to be supported and whether they were satisfied with support they received and should be explored to enable the design of a support intervention.

Keywords:
Cultural issues; Cervical cancer; Support systems
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBlack South African Women's Experience of Life Partner Support Through the Trajectory of Cervical Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMosalo, Annahen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAnnah Mosalo, RN, B-Tech , MSN,, mosala@unisa.ac.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304030-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To explore how women treated for cervical cancer at an Academic hospital in Tshwane perceived the support they received from their life partners  <p><b>Methods: </b>The study was qualitative, exploratory and contextual <p><b>Results: </b>Four themes emerged from the data: lack of knowledge of cervical cancer, cultural issues, support received and sexual issues.Women lacked knowledge of cervical cancer and its treatment leading to fear of being hospitalised and dying in hospital. Some were subjected to paternalism taken to traditional healers. Life partner support varied as some participants received partial support whilst others were abandoned. Sexual behaviour changed due to disease and treatment <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Women diagnosed with cervical cancer received partial support from their partners and some were even abandoned. Various factors added to this situation. Women lacked   knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer and its treatment and the bad news were broken in the absence of their partners. Women had to convey the message of their disease and treatment to their partners and received treatment in isolation with support provided via cell phones.  It is not clear how women would like to be supported and whether they were satisfied with support they received and should be explored to enable the design of a support intervention.en_GB
dc.subjectCultural issuesen_GB
dc.subjectCervical canceren_GB
dc.subjectSupport systemsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:55Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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