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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308704
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The lived experience of primary liver cancer patients in Korea
Author(s):
Lee, Eunsuk; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha mu
Author Details:
Eunsuk Lee, PhD, RN, elee26@kent.edu;Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Liver cancer has been one of the major public health problems among all racial and ethnic groups causing fatal physical and psychological changes and frequently involved with emotional distress.

The purpose of the study is to explore the lived experiences of liver cancer patients in Korea. In this qualitative study, a phenomenological research design was utilized. To collect the qualitative data, open-ended questions were used.

The theoretical framework was guided by the Fitzpatrick’s Live Perspective Rhythm Model (1983) on human rhythmic patterns for populations experiencing crisis. A convenient sample of 40 primary liver cancer patients, over 20 year of age, was recruited from the Keimyung University Hospital and Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital until the data saturation point was reached.

The recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim into Korean. The transcribed Korean text was translated into English and. To reduce discrepancies, back translation from English into Korean was executed and confirmed by two bilingual experts. The verified English version of the transcription was used for content analysis which was categorized into themes based on Giorgi’s method. Throughout the process of qualitative data analysis, ATLAS.ti  program was used.

The themes were categorized: 24 of the depressive symptom-related themes (n=40), 17 of the spiritual distress-related themes (n=38), 6 of the other negative themes (n=38), and 20 of the positive themes (n=40). Findings may assist nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide cost-effective health care.

The knowledge gained through this investigation will be directly useful for practicing nurses and clinicians to increase self-confidence by understanding the unique phenomenon of cancer experiences at the end of life. The study results may provide useful resources for health professionals targeting an increase in positive affect, spiritual connections and meanings, health outcomes as well as identifying areas of needed intervention, transcultural research, and developing culturally competent research models.

Keywords:
phenomenology; transcultural study; lived experience
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe lived experience of primary liver cancer patients in Koreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Eunsuken_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Joyce J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha muen_GB
dc.author.detailsEunsuk Lee, PhD, RN, elee26@kent.edu;Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308704-
dc.description.abstract<p> Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Liver cancer has been one of the major public health problems among all racial and ethnic groups causing fatal physical and psychological changes and frequently involved with emotional distress. <p>The purpose of the study is to explore the lived experiences of liver cancer patients in Korea. In this qualitative study, a phenomenological research design was utilized. To collect the qualitative data, open-ended questions were used. <p>The theoretical framework was guided by the Fitzpatrick’s Live Perspective Rhythm Model (1983) on human rhythmic patterns for populations experiencing crisis. A convenient sample of 40 primary liver cancer patients, over 20 year of age, was recruited from the Keimyung University Hospital and Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital until the data saturation point was reached. <p>The recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim into Korean. The transcribed Korean text was translated into English and. To reduce discrepancies, back translation from English into Korean was executed and confirmed by two bilingual experts. The verified English version of the transcription was used for content analysis which was categorized into themes based on Giorgi’s method. Throughout the process of qualitative data analysis, ATLAS.ti  program was used. <p>The themes were categorized: 24 of the depressive symptom-related themes (n=40), 17 of the spiritual distress-related themes (n=38), 6 of the other negative themes (n=38), and 20 of the positive themes (n=40). Findings may assist nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide cost-effective health care. <p>The knowledge gained through this investigation will be directly useful for practicing nurses and clinicians to increase self-confidence by understanding the unique phenomenon of cancer experiences at the end of life. The study results may provide useful resources for health professionals targeting an increase in positive affect, spiritual connections and meanings, health outcomes as well as identifying areas of needed intervention, transcultural research, and developing culturally competent research models.en_GB
dc.subjectphenomenologyen_GB
dc.subjecttranscultural studyen_GB
dc.subjectlived experienceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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