Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132526
Title:
Patients' lived experience of myeloma.
Authors:
Kelly, Mary; Dowling, Maura
Affiliation:
Regional Oncology Haematology Day Unit, Tullamore General Hospital, Ireland. Maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
Citation:
Patients' lived experience of myeloma., 25 (28):38-44 Nurs Stand
Journal:
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132526
PubMed ID:
21488448
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21488448
Abstract:
To explore patients' lived experience of being diagnosed with myeloma.; A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted to analyse data from interviews with 11 patients diagnosed with myeloma.; Participants described how they lived with what they described as an 'unknown cancer', and talked about their feelings of loss. They reported having an altered body image as a result of alopecia and fatigue. Fear of disease recurrence was expressed and the significance of providing support was emphasised. Participants felt lucky to be alive and lucky that myeloma is treatable.; The study findings illustrate the importance of addressing patients' emotional and psychological needs, and the significance of providing support for those with myeloma.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Fear; Humans; Middle Aged; Multiple Myeloma; Recurrence
ISSN:
0029-6570

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Mauraen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-02T13:08:59Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-02T13:08:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationPatients' lived experience of myeloma., 25 (28):38-44 Nurs Standen
dc.identifier.issn0029-6570-
dc.identifier.pmid21488448-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132526-
dc.description.abstractTo explore patients' lived experience of being diagnosed with myeloma.-
dc.description.abstractA hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted to analyse data from interviews with 11 patients diagnosed with myeloma.-
dc.description.abstractParticipants described how they lived with what they described as an 'unknown cancer', and talked about their feelings of loss. They reported having an altered body image as a result of alopecia and fatigue. Fear of disease recurrence was expressed and the significance of providing support was emphasised. Participants felt lucky to be alive and lucky that myeloma is treatable.-
dc.description.abstractThe study findings illustrate the importance of addressing patients' emotional and psychological needs, and the significance of providing support for those with myeloma.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21488448en
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshFear-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMultiple Myeloma-
dc.subject.meshRecurrence-
dc.titlePatients' lived experience of myeloma.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRegional Oncology Haematology Day Unit, Tullamore General Hospital, Ireland. Maura.dowling@nuigalway.ieen
dc.identifier.journalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)en
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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