Self Concept of Head and Neck Cancer Patients-A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies

Nayak, Shalini G and Pai, Mamatha Shivananda and George, Linu Sara (2015) Self Concept of Head and Neck Cancer Patients-A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. International Journal Of Scientific Research, 4 (2). pp. 123-125. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Background: Changes in facial disfigurement and basic functional capabilities are very common among head and neck cancer (HNC) patients which have enormous affect on self concept of the patient.Method:A systematic search of the qualitative study literature was done in November to December 2014, using the key words and MeSH words conducted in three online data bases such as PubMed, Ovid Medline and CINAHL. Total of 239 studies identified. After screening for relevancy, abstract and quality, total of three articles were identified for the review.Results: Two main themes were identified from the three qualitative studies. All three studies showed perceived or transformed changes in self esteem and changes in self image or ruptured self image.Conclusion: There is an evidence to suggest that the head and neck cancer have greater impact on physical appearance and basic functional capabilities

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Head and neck cancer; Self concept; Self image; Qualitative
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 07:19
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 07:19

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