'It's all bad news': the first 3 months following a diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

@article{Arber2013ItsAB,
  title={'It's all bad news': the first 3 months following a diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma.},
  author={Anne M Arber and Lesley Spencer},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1528-33}
}
OBJECTIVE This study explores patient's experience during the first 3 months following a diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. METHODS This study uses a grounded theory approach with semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with 10 patients during the first 3 months following diagnosis. RESULTS The key concept that emerged from the data was this: Uncertainty and lack of control leading to emotional, physical and psychosocial distress. Three themes informed the key concept: ' it's all… CONTINUE READING