The essential structure of the lived experience of women with metastatic breast cancer who have undergone a bone marrow transplant : a secondary analysis
AuthorMiners, Mary Lynn
AdvisorHaase, Joan E.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the lived experience of women with metastatic breast cancer who have undergone a bone marrow transplant. The healthrelated quality of life is affected by this experience. This study is a secondary analysis of data collected in 1993-1994 at a major New England cancer research center. Data were analyzed using a phenomenological approach to derive an essential structure of the lived experience. Similar findings in this study were found in the literature review. Understanding the lived experience will enable health care providers to make educated, sensitive interventions to ensure optimum care of these patients. Findings indicate women reflect on the transplant process and experience a wide range of emotions during and after the procedure, and have ongoing physical discomforts and disabilities as they strive to return to a normal life.
Degree ProgramGraduate College