A qualitative study of the experience of oral cancer among Taiwanese men

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Title A qualitative study of the experience of oral cancer among Taiwanese men
Author Hu, Tsun Wen Sharon; Cooke, Marie Louise; McCarthy, Alexandra
Journal Name International Journal of Nursing Practice
Editor Professor Alan Pearson
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract The incidence and mortality of oral cancer in Taiwanese men have increased over the past decade, primarily associated with a surge in the popularity of betel quid chewing. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of six Taiwanese men with oral cancer, who were aged between 40 and 60 years, using a qualitative approach. The three major themes emerging from the data include: (i) understanding the cancer diagnosis; (ii) the challenges of cancer treatment; and (iii) adapting to difference. Increasing nurses' understanding of the experiential aspects of oral cancer in this population is required if nurses are to develop successful health promotion programmes and nursing interventions to meet these patients' needs.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01759.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: International Journal of Nursing Practice 15, 4, 2009, 326-333, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01759.x
Volume 15
Issue Number 4
Page from 326
Page to 333
ISSN 1322-7114
Date Accessioned 2009-10-22
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29505
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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