A qualitative exploration of the cancer experience among long-term survivors: comparisons by cancer type, ethnicity, gender, and age.

@article{Foley2006AQE,
  title={A qualitative exploration of the cancer experience among long-term survivors: comparisons by cancer type, ethnicity, gender, and age.},
  author={Kristie Long Foley and Deborah F. Farmer and Vida M. Petronis and R. A. Gordon Smith and Sarah McGraw and Kevin Warren Smith and Charles S Carver and Nancy E. Avis},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          248-58
        }
}
BACKGROUND To elucidate meanings ascribed to the cancer experience by long-term survivors. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 58 cancer survivors (>15 years post-diagnosis). Respondents described how cancer affected their quality of life (QOL) generally and in 17 domains. Systematic content analyses were conducted to extract themes relating to meanings assigned to the cancer experience. Themes were analyzed by cancer type, gender, and age and confirmed using quantitative… CONTINUE READING

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