A qualitative study of the experience of oral cancer among Taiwanese men

Hu, Tsun-Wen, Cooke, Marie, & McCarthy, Alexandra L. (2009) A qualitative study of the experience of oral cancer among Taiwanese men. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15(4), pp. 326-333.

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The incidence and mortality of oral cancer in Taiwanese men have increased over the past decade, primarily associated with a surge in the popularity of betel quid chewing. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of six Taiwanese men with oral cancer, who were aged between 40 and 60 years, using a qualitative approach. The three major themes emerging from the data include: (i) understanding the cancer diagnosis; (ii) the challenges of cancer treatment; and (iii) adapting to difference. Increasing nurses' understanding of the experiential aspects of oral cancer in this population is required if nurses are to develop successful health promotion programmes and nursing interventions to meet these patients' needs.

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ID Code: 27696
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Adaptation, Health behaviour, Mouth neoplasms, Piper betle, Taiwan
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01759.x
ISSN: 1322-7114
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2009 01:29
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 03:15

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