“Personified as paragon of suffering...... optimistic being of achieving Normalcy:” A conceptual model derived from qualitative research

Nayak, Shalini G and Pai, Mamatha Shivananda and George, Linu Sara (2018) “Personified as paragon of suffering...... optimistic being of achieving Normalcy:” A conceptual model derived from qualitative research. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 24 (1). pp. 78-81. ISSN 0973-1075

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Abstract

Background: Conceptual models developed through qualitative research are based on the unique experiences of suffering and individuals’ adoptions of each participant. A wide array of problems are faced by head‑and‑neck cancer (HNC) patients due to disease pathology and treatment modalities which are sufficient to influence the quality of life (QOL). Men possess greater self‑acceptance and are better equipped with intrapersonal strength to cope with stress and adequacy compared to women. Methodology: A qualitative phenomenology study was conducted among seven women suffering from HNC, with the objective to understand their experiences of suffering and to describe the phenomenon. Data were collected by face‑to‑face, in‑depth, open‑ended interviews. Data were analyzed using Open Code software (OPC 4.0) by following the steps of Colaizzi process. Results: The phenomenon that emerged out of the lived experiences of HNC women was “Personified as paragon of suffering.optimistic being of achieving normalcy,” with five major themes and 13 subthemes. Conclusion: The conceptual model developed with the phenomenological approach is very specific to the women suffering from HNC, which will be contributing to develop strategies to improve the QOL of women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conceptual model; head, lived experience; neck cancer; phenomenology; qualitative research; quality of life; self‑image.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 11:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147865

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