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dc.contributor.authorDunne, Simon
dc.contributor.authorMooney, Orla
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Laura
dc.contributor.authorSharp, Linda
dc.contributor.authorTimmons, Aileen
dc.contributor.authorDesmond, Deirdre
dc.contributor.authorGooberman-Hill, Rachael
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Eleanor
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorTimon, Conrad
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:06:51Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:06:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-26
dc.identifier.citationDunne, Simon; Mooney, Orla; Coffey, Laura; Sharp, Linda; Timmons, Aileen; Desmond, Deirdre; Gooberman-Hill, Rachael; O'Sullivan, Eleanor; Keogh, Ivan; Timon, Conrad; Gallagher, Pamela (2017). Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: a directed content analysis. Psycho-Oncology 26 (12), 2194-2200
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/11299
dc.description.abstractObjectiveHead and neck cancer (HNC) survivors encounter unique challenges following treatment. This study aimed to identify self-management strategies that HNC survivors use to overcome these posttreatment challenges. MethodsTwenty-seven individuals from 4 designated cancer centres in Ireland were interviewed about self-management strategies that helped them overcome challenges following HNC treatment. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, and analysed using directed content analysis. ResultsTwenty self-management strategy types (encompassing 77 specific strategies) were identified. The most frequently used self-management strategy types were self-sustaining (used by 26 survivors), self-motivating (n=25), and proactive problem solving (n=25). The most frequently used specific strategies were adaptive approaches to ongoing physical consequences of HNC and its treatment (n=24), customising dietary practices (n=24), and maintaining a positive outlook (n=22). ConclusionsThe study identified strategies that helped HNC survivors to self-manage posttreatment challenges. This information could inform the design/development of self-management interventions tailored towards HNC survivors.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofPsycho-Oncology
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectcancer survivorship
dc.subjecthead and neck cancer
dc.subjectpsychosocial intervention development
dc.subjectqualitative
dc.subjectself-management
dc.subjectquality-of-life
dc.subjectmedical rehabilitation
dc.subjectdispositional optimism
dc.subjectrandomized-trial
dc.subjectmeta-synthesis
dc.subjecthealth
dc.subjectinterventions
dc.subjectoutcomes
dc.subjectdefinition
dc.subjecteducation
dc.titleSelf-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: a directed content analysis
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.4447
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://cora.ucc.ie/bitstream/10468/6188/1/Self-managementstrategiesusedbyheadandneck..._Psycho-oncologyMainDocumentRevisedfinalversion.pdf
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