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Exploring the Psychological Adjustment of Female Cancer Survivors in Terms of Femininity
女性がんサバイバーの心理的適応
Author
Ueta, Isako Tokushima Bunri University
Ota, Hiroko Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
Ono, Miho Okayama University
Asano, Sanae Hiroshima University
Keywords
Female cancer
Cancer survivors
Psychological adjustment
Femininity
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The purpose of this study is to explore the psychological adjustments female cancer survivors undergo with respect to their femininity. Semi-structured interviews were performed with 29 female cancer(breast or gynecologic cancer)survivors in their20s to50s. Qualitative descriptive study data was interpreted according to Krippendorff’s content analysis method.
As a result, six categories were generated as psychological adjustments utilized by female cancer survivors from the viewpoint of femininity : “I like the way I am” ; “I am charming as a woman” ; “I live independently as a woman” ; “I am expanding my life as a woman” ; “I can feel connected with someone” ; and “I have graduated from pessimism.” These could be interpreted as psychological adaptations that reflect feminine emotions and reflect the strength and resilience of female cancer survivors. In order for female cancer survivors to adjust to living with cancer in a psychologically healthy way, it was suggested that nursing support was important to restore the feelings of the survivors from the perspective of these feminine characteristics.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
76
Issue
1-2
Start Page
73
End Page
82
Sort Key
73
Published Date
2020-04-25
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
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departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital