Navigating survival: Quality of life following bone marrow transplantation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291910
Title:
Navigating survival: Quality of life following bone marrow transplantation
Author:
Peters, Paula Ann, 1959-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study explored the quality of life of adult Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) survivors and processes involved in maintaining or enhancing life quality were identified. Grounded theory methodology was used to explore quality of life from the survivor's perspective. Five adults, 87 to 578 days post BMT, were selected using theoretical sampling and interviewed. A theory of Navigating Survival emerged from data analysis as a series of coping processes employed by BMT survivors to manage quality of life disruptions. BMT survivors identified disruptions in quality of life during the rapid decision-making period; after discharge when limitations on physical activity must be managed; and as activities resume but fears of recurrence became stronger. Coping mechanisms used varied but were directed toward three areas: adapting to transplant, searching for meaning, and discovering a difference. Identifying unique quality of life aspects will enable oncology nurses to design interventions to enhance life quality of BMT survivors.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Longman, Alice J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNavigating survival: Quality of life following bone marrow transplantationen_US
dc.creatorPeters, Paula Ann, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Paula Ann, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the quality of life of adult Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) survivors and processes involved in maintaining or enhancing life quality were identified. Grounded theory methodology was used to explore quality of life from the survivor's perspective. Five adults, 87 to 578 days post BMT, were selected using theoretical sampling and interviewed. A theory of Navigating Survival emerged from data analysis as a series of coping processes employed by BMT survivors to manage quality of life disruptions. BMT survivors identified disruptions in quality of life during the rapid decision-making period; after discharge when limitations on physical activity must be managed; and as activities resume but fears of recurrence became stronger. Coping mechanisms used varied but were directed toward three areas: adapting to transplant, searching for meaning, and discovering a difference. Identifying unique quality of life aspects will enable oncology nurses to design interventions to enhance life quality of BMT survivors.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLongman, Alice J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343821en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26882516en_US
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