The experience of using decisional support aids by patients with breast cancer.

@article{Lacey2002TheEO,
  title={The experience of using decisional support aids by patients with breast cancer.},
  author={Margaret D Lacey},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={1491-7}
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the lived experience of patients with breast cancer using decisional support aids during the prediagnosis, diagnosis, and treatment phases of their disease. RESEARCH APPROACH Descriptive, phenomenologic. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS 12 women, ages 38-68, diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH Audiotaped interviews were transcribed and analyzed according to Colaizzi's method. MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES Use of decisional… CONTINUE READING