Advanced

Positive and negative consequences with regard to cancer during adolescence. Experiences two years after diagnosis

Mattsson, Emma LU ; Ringner, A.; Ljungman, G. and von Essen, L. (2007) In Psycho-Oncology 16(11). p.1003-1009
Abstract
Objectives. The purpose was to explore negative and positive consequences of cancer during adolescence experienced two years after diagnosis. Methods. Two years after diagnosis 38 persons, 15-21 years old, were asked two questions over the telephone: What, if anything, is bad for you due to the cancer disease? and What, if anything, is good for you due to the cancer disease? The answers were analysed by content analysis. Results: Four categories of negative experiences were identified: a problematic body; unpleasant thoughts and feelings; outside the circle of friends; and difficulties with schoolwork. Six categories of positive experiences were identified: a more positive view of life; good self-esteem; knowledge and experience with... (More)
Objectives. The purpose was to explore negative and positive consequences of cancer during adolescence experienced two years after diagnosis. Methods. Two years after diagnosis 38 persons, 15-21 years old, were asked two questions over the telephone: What, if anything, is bad for you due to the cancer disease? and What, if anything, is good for you due to the cancer disease? The answers were analysed by content analysis. Results: Four categories of negative experiences were identified: a problematic body; unpleasant thoughts and feelings; outside the circle of friends; and difficulties with schoolwork. Six categories of positive experiences were identified: a more positive view of life; good self-esteem; knowledge and experience with regard to disease and hospital care; good relations; broader perspectives; and material gains. Conclusions. Two years after diagnosis those struck by cancer during adolescence experience not only a number of negative, but also positive, consequences of the cancer disease and its treatment. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
positive, oncology, negative, adolescence, cancer
in
Psycho-Oncology
volume
16
issue
11
pages
1003 - 1009
publisher
John Wiley & Sons
external identifiers
  • wos:000250819800005
  • scopus:36049017298
ISSN
1099-1611
DOI
10.1002/pon.1162
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
9d55af0d-85a4-4970-963f-d397a70aa1e4 (old id 968783)
date added to LUP
2008-01-30 13:18:22
date last changed
2017-10-01 03:42:58
@article{9d55af0d-85a4-4970-963f-d397a70aa1e4,
  abstract     = {Objectives. The purpose was to explore negative and positive consequences of cancer during adolescence experienced two years after diagnosis. Methods. Two years after diagnosis 38 persons, 15-21 years old, were asked two questions over the telephone: What, if anything, is bad for you due to the cancer disease? and What, if anything, is good for you due to the cancer disease? The answers were analysed by content analysis. Results: Four categories of negative experiences were identified: a problematic body; unpleasant thoughts and feelings; outside the circle of friends; and difficulties with schoolwork. Six categories of positive experiences were identified: a more positive view of life; good self-esteem; knowledge and experience with regard to disease and hospital care; good relations; broader perspectives; and material gains. Conclusions. Two years after diagnosis those struck by cancer during adolescence experience not only a number of negative, but also positive, consequences of the cancer disease and its treatment.},
  author       = {Mattsson, Emma and Ringner, A. and Ljungman, G. and von Essen, L.},
  issn         = {1099-1611},
  keyword      = {positive,oncology,negative,adolescence,cancer},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {1003--1009},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Psycho-Oncology},
  title        = {Positive and negative consequences with regard to cancer during adolescence. Experiences two years after diagnosis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1162},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2007},
}