Living with a malignant musculoskeletal tumor: experiences of family caregivers.

@article{Demiralp2010LivingWA,
  title={Living with a malignant musculoskeletal tumor: experiences of family caregivers.},
  author={Meral Demiralp and Sevgi Hatipoğlu and Emine Iyigun and Bahtiyar Demiralp and Engin Ilker Çiçek and Mustafa Başbozkurt},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={86-91}
}
PURPOSE To describe the experiences of the family caregivers of patients with malignant musculoskeletal tumors. DESIGN AND METHODS Descriptive qualitative approach using a semi-structured interview guide. SETTING Orthopaedics Department of the Gulhane Military Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey. A total of 11 family caregivers aged 25-62 years were recruited. RESULTS The analysis revealed 5 themes: religious attributions in terms of the cause and treatment of the tumor, the effect of… CONTINUE READING

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