Sissel Andreassen

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AIMS The aim of this study is to describe patients' experiences of living with oesophageal cancer and how they seek information. BACKGROUND Oesophageal cancer is a devastating disease with poor prognosis. Nursing care for individuals with oesophageal cancer requires increased knowledge of how they experience illness and how it affects them. METHOD Data(More)
A qualitative study was conducted with the aim to describe family members' experiences, information needs and information seeking in relation to living with a patient suffering from oesophageal cancer. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews with nine family members. A content analysis was used in order to organize data. It was found that(More)
Intermittent claudication is a symptom caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is associated with pain, impaired mobility and loss of control. Walking ability is reduced due to the pain, and both physical and social functions are often negatively affected, which may lead to patients feeling they are a burden to others. An interview study using a(More)
This pilot study was undertaken to describe patients' and family members' information needs following a diagnosis of oesophageal cancer and healthcare professionals' (HCP) perceptions concerning patients' and family members' information needs. Another aim was to describe patients' and family members' satisfaction with information provided. Data were(More)
AIM To report a study of family members' experiences of living with a person suffering from intermittent claudication caused by peripheral arterial disease. BACKGROUND Intermittent claudication is a symptom caused by peripheral arterial disease. Walking ability is reduced due to pain and this also affects the family members and leads to consequences such(More)
The University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) is a tertiary-level hospital and has the main responsibility of providing specialized cancer health care in the remote area of Northern Norway. Weekly videoconferences (VCs) have been established to enable clinicians at a local hospital and primary cancer health care providers in five different communities to(More)
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