The next of kin experiences of symptoms and distress among patients with colorectal cancer: diagnosis and treatment affecting the life situation.

@article{Ekholm2013TheNO,
  title={The next of kin experiences of symptoms and distress among patients with colorectal cancer: diagnosis and treatment affecting the life situation.},
  author={Karolina Ekholm and Caitr{\'i}ona Gr{\"o}nberg and Sussanne B{\"o}rjeson and Carina Berter{\"o}},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          125-30
        }
}
PURPOSE To identify symptoms/distress among patients with colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy, from the viewpoint of the next of kin, and to establish whether there are any barriers to reporting these problems. METHODS Individual face-to-face interviews with fourteen next of kin were conducted. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the transcripts. RESULTS Three areas were identified: symptoms presented, barriers to reporting symptoms/distress, and influences on life for… CONTINUE READING
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