Fuchsia Howard

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This study explored Iranian patients' experiences of cancer disclosure, paying particular attention to the ways of disclosure. Twenty cancer patients were invited to participate in this qualitative inquiry by research staff in the clinical setting. In-depth, semistructured interview data were analyzed through content analysis. The rigor of the study was(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of supportive needs is the requirement to plan any supportive care program for cancer patients. There is no evidence about supportive care needs of Iranian breast cancer patients. So, the aims of present study were to investigate this question and s predictive factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A descriptive- correlational study was(More)
Three new cases of Sandhoff disease are reported. One infant was the second affected child in a large family. The parents, who were cousins, were part of a large kindred from an isolated community in northern Saskatchewan. We assayed total and heat-stable hexosaminidases in 38 other members of the kindred and found two distinct cohorts. Sixteen individuals(More)
The aim of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to investigate the viewpoint of fertile Iranian women on gestational surrogacy. A convenience sample of 230 fertile women was invited to participate in the study and 185 consented. Data were collected via a 22-item scale that assessed the viewpoints of the participants in five domains related to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the emotional labour experienced by nurses who care for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients in Iran. METHODS Eighteen nurses participated in semi-structured interviews. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis methods. RESULTS Three main categories described the(More)
BACKGROUND The unmet needs of cancer survivors in rural, remote, and aboriginal communities are largely unexplored. We explored potential differences between rural survivors (rss) in 4 general population (gp) and 4 First Nations (fn) communities. METHODS We approached 4 gp and 4 fn rs communities to participate in a mixed-methods project. Participants(More)