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Children and Adolescents with Cancer: experiences with Chemotherapy

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Cicogna, Elizelaine de Chico [1] ; Nascimento, Lucila Castanheira [1] ; Garcia de Lima, Regina Aparecida [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem Ribeirao Preto, WHO Collaborating Ctr Nursing Res Dev, BR-14040902 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 18, n. 5, p. 864-872, SEP-OCT 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 18

This study aimed to comprehend chemotherapy from the perspective of children and adolescents with cancer. Ten children and adolescents between eight and 18 years of age, in different phases of chemotherapy, participated in this exploratory, qualitative study. Data collection was carried out through semi-structured interviews and analysis of the patients’ medical records. Analysis of the empirical material followed the content analysis technique. The study allowed the comprehension that, for the children and adolescents, chemotherapy is mainly remembered for its collateral effects and suffering. After the initial impact, mainly due to physical changes, preoccupations are related to disease recovery, i.e. a cure. Over time, they also mentioned that the disease was seen as something to be overcome and, due to the chemotherapy, likely to be the outcome. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/08556-0 - The terapeutic diagnostic itinerary of children and adolescents with cancer
Grantee:Regina Aparecida Garcia de Lima
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants