:: Volume 12, Issue 3 (2015 2015) ::
Mod Care J 2015, 12(3): 134-138 Back to browse issues page
Cancer Patients’ Perceptions of Family Psychological Support: A Qualitative Study
Taraneh Taghavi Larijani , Nahid Dehghan Nayeri , Marjan Mardani Hamooleh , Nasrin Rezaee
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mardanimarjan@gmail.com
Abstract:   (2805 Views)

Background and Aim: Family psychological support is a highly important concept concerning patients diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate cancer patients’ perceptions of family psychological support.

Methods: This study had a qualitative approach using inductive content analysis method. Through purposive sampling, 15 patients were selected who underwent semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. After data collection, all the interviews were transcribed and analyzed via content analysis.

Results: In general, 298 codes were extracted and categorized into two main themes: seeking support from family and valuing the patient as a family member. Seeking support from family composed of two subcategories, i.e., emotional support seeking and spiritual support seeking. Also, valuing the patient as a family member had two sub-categories consisting of unconditional acceptance and respect.

Conclusion: From the point of view of the participants, emotional and spiritual support seeking as well as unconditional acceptance and respect play a significant role in the psychological support of the families for these patients.

Keywords: Neoplasms, Patients, Family, Suicide, Assisted.
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Type of Study: سایر | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2014/08/10 | Accepted: 2015/06/25 | Published: 2016/01/17

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