Cancer patients' effort to return to normal life: A hermeneutic study

Mardani Hamooleh, Marjan. and Heidari, Hayedeh. (2016) Cancer patients' effort to return to normal life: A hermeneutic study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.


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Understanding the informational needs of cancer patients is a requirement to plan any educative care program for them. The aim of this study was to identify Iranian cancer patients’ perceptions of informational needs. The study took a qualitative approach. Semi-structured interviews were held with 25 cancer patients in two teaching hospitals in Iran. Transcripts of the interviews underwent conventional content analysis, and categories were extracted. The results came under two main categories: disease-related informational needs and information needs related to daily life. Disease-related informational needs had two subcategories: obtaining information about the nature of disease and obtaining information about disease prognosis. Information needs related to daily life also had two subcategories: obtaining information about healthy lifestyle and obtaining information about regular activities of daily life. The findings provide deep understanding of cancer patients’ informational needs in Iran. © 2015, American Association for Cancer Education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0; Article in Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer patients, Content analysis, Informational needs, Patients’ perceptions
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 04:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 09:09

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