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Título: Cancer, health literacy and happiness: perspectives from patients under chemotehrapy
Autor: Pinto, Sara Maria Oliveira
Caldeira, Sílvia
Martins, José Carlos Amado
Data: 2013
Citação: PINTO, Sara Maria Oliveira; CALDEIRA, Sílvia; MARTINS, José Carlos Amado – Cancer, health literacy and happiness: perspectives from patients under chemotehrapy. Nursing Research and Practice [em linha], (2013), 8 p. Disponível em http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2013/291767/ ISSN 2090-1437
Resumo: Cancer is a dreaded disease that affects all dimensions of human life. In this context, issues related to the quality of life—as happiness, perception about health status, or health literacy—are important. This study aims to analyze the following topics the perception: the Portuguese cancer patients have about their health status while undergoing chemotherapy, the satisfaction with the information relating to their health, their level of happiness, and their vision of the future. An observational, cross-sectional, and descriptive study was developed. Data were collected between May and July 2012 in the day hospital of a central hospital in northern Portugal. The sample was composed of 92 cancer patients who were asked to answer a questionnaire during chemotherapy. The results indicate that, despite this life-threatening disease, patients consider themselves fairly happy and have an optimistic view of the future. Information about their health condition and religious beliefs was important coping mechanisms to help dealing with the suffering caused by the disease. The study highlights the importance of providing care in a holistic way. Nurses must be alert and available to listen, answer questions, provide supporting structures, or refer to other professionals when needed.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/15044
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/291767
ISSN: 2090-1437
Versão do Editor: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2013/291767/
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