Search for dissertations about: "patient experience of radiotherapy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words patient experience of radiotherapy.

  1. 1. Patient experiences of the radiotherapy process and treatment

    Author : Kristina Olausson; Björn Zackrisson; Lena Sharp; Ulrika Östlund; Birgitta Johansson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cancer; radiotherapy; radiation skin reactions; patient experience; treatment environment; anxiety; person-centred care; questionnaire.; onkologi; Oncology;

    Abstract : BackgroundMost cancer patients undergo external radiotherapy (RT) at some stage during their treatment trajectory. RT is often associated with unfamiliar procedures where the technical environment, side effects and interaction with staff seem to play a major role in the patient’s treatment experience. READ MORE

  2. 2. Thinking beyond the Cure : a constructive design research investigation into the patient experience of radiotherapy

    Author : Tara Mullaney; Erik Stolterman; Helena Pettersson; Johan Redström; Jodi Forlizzi; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; constructive design research; patient experience of radiotherapy; actor networks; design experiments; composite methodology; mixed-methods; prototyping; design research; research through design;

    Abstract : This constructive design research dissertation aims to understand how design can be used as part of a composite research approach to generate knowledge about how complex phenomena are composed through their interactions and relationships with various actors, both human and non-human. It has done this by investigating a single phenomenon, the patient experience of radiotherapy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experience of adjuvant treatment among postmenopausal women with breast cancer - Health-Related Quality of Life, symptom experience, stressful events and coping strategies

    Author : Maria Browall; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Breast cancer; Postmenopausal; Health-Related Quality of Life; Overall Quality of Life; Quality of Life; Content Analysis; Daily life; Experience; Symptom exprience; Stressful events; Coping; Coping strategies;

    Abstract : In Sweden, breast cancer is today the most common type of cancer among women. Of the approximately 7,059 women who developed the disease in Sweden during 2006, about 73% were postmenopausal and aged 55 or older at time of diagnosis, and about 33% were aged 70 or older. READ MORE

  4. 4. A nutrition intervention in men with prostate cancer : Exploring effects on bowel symptoms from radiotherapy, patient experience, and nutrient intake

    Author : Marina Forslund; Birgitta Johansson; Peter Nygren; Anna Ottenblad; Anna Winkvist; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Nutrition intervention; bowel symptoms; radiotherapy; prostate cancer; Caring Sciences; Vårdvetenskap; Nutrition; Nutrition;

    Abstract : Objective The main objective of this thesis was to explore the effects of a nutrition intervention on acute and late bowel symptoms in men with localised prostate cancer treated with pelvic radiotherapy (study I), participants’ experiences from receiving the nutrition intervention (study II), and associations with nutrient intakes (study III).Methods A total of 180 men with localised prostate cancer referred to curative radiotherapy targeting the prostate gland and pelvic lymph nodes were recruited to the trial. READ MORE

  5. 5. Eating problems in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy : Needs, problems and support during the trajectory of care

    Author : Maria Larsson; Elsy Athlin; Birgitta Hedelin; Inger Johansson; Birgitta Sidenvall; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; head and neck cancer patients; radiotherapy; eating problems; nutrition; support; trajectory of care; nurse clinics.; Nursing; Omvårdnad; Nursing Science; Omvårdnad; fd vårdvet. ; nurse clinic;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to acquire knowledge about daily life with focus on eating problems during the trajectory of care for patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy. Method: The data in study I were gained from medical and nursing records of 50 patients. READ MORE