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Oncologic patients representations about the antineoplastic chemotherapy treatment

Pacientes oncológicos representación de la quimioterapia tratamientos antineoplásicos
Representações de pacientes oncológicos sobre o tratamento de quimioterapia antineoplásica

Cunha, Fernanda Furtado da; Vasconcelos, Esleane Vilela; Silva, Silvio Éder Dias da; Freitas, Karina de Oliveira


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Abstract Objective: To understand and identify the representations of cancer patients on antineoplastic chemotherapy treatment and nursing care. Methods: Descriptive, qualitative research, analyzed regarding the phenomena of the Theory of Social Representations and content analysis technique proposed by Bardin, held from June 24 to July 31, 2015, with 22 patients diagnosed with cancer and under chemotherapy treatment. Results: After analysis of the collected material were consolidated four thematic units, named: "Chemotherapy: the chance of cure", "Nursing care in chemotherapy", "The daily life of interpersonal relationships during chemotherapy treatment" and "The difficulties during the chemotherapy". Conclusion: Through research, you can see the importance of health education for the understanding of patients and their families about cancer and its treatment.
Thesaurusschlagwörter cancer; therapy; nursing; perception; illness; coping behavior; resilience
Klassifikation Medizin, Sozialmedizin
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe S. 840-847
Zeitschriftentitel Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 9 (2017) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.9789/2175-5361.2017.v9i3.840-847
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz. 4.0