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dc.contributor.authorBanning, M-
dc.contributor.authorHafeez, H-
dc.contributor.authorFaisal, S-
dc.contributor.authorHassan, M-
dc.contributor.authorZafar, A-
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-17T14:42:05Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-17T14:42:05Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationCancer Nursing, 32(4), 317 - 324, 2009en_US
dc.identifier.issn0162-220X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://journals.lww.com/cancernursingonline/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2009&issue=07000&article=00010&type=abstracten
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8147-
dc.descriptionThis is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Cancer Nursing, 32(4), 2009. The final published article is available from the link below.en_US
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer is the most common form of cancer in Muslim women in Pakistan. The impact of the initial diagnosis, culture, religion, and psychosocial and psychological aspects of the disease is not well established. This qualitative study examined the experience and coping strategies used by patients with breast cancer in relation to its impact on their physical, mental health, religious, and family issues. Thirty patients with breast cancer were interviewed. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The patient's experience of breast cancer focused on the range of emotions felt throughout the illness trajectory, the importance of religion and family support on coping strategies used to manage the adverse effects of chemotherapy, and also the financial concerns. This is the first study to examine Pakistani Muslim women's views on the lived experience of breast cancer. This article provides clarification of the voiced experiences of women with breast cancer. The data not only highlight the role of religion and family support as essential coping strategies but also emphasize the issues of isolation, aggression, and anger as common responses to chemotherapy. Unique features of this study are women's need to seek spiritual support for their illness and the overriding innate characteristic of maternal responsibility. These cultural features require further analysis and research.en_US
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.subjectBreast canceren_US
dc.subjectPakistani Muslim womenen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectFamily supporten_US
dc.subjectMaternal responsibilityen_US
dc.titleThe impact of culture and sociological and psychological issues on Muslim patients with breast cancer in Pakistanen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0b013e31819b240f-
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