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dc.contributor.advisorJean Boucher
dc.contributor.authorBrisbois, Maryellen D.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:03.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:16:37Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:16:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-14
dc.date.submitted2014-03-13
dc.identifier.doi10.13028/y3te-bx60
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/34374
dc.description.abstractThe description and interpretation of Latinas’ experience with chemotherapyinduced premature menopause from breast cancer treatment were explored in this study, which utilized an interpretive descriptive method from a feminist lens, and Knobf’s (1998, 2002) “Carrying on” theory. The specific aims of the study and the interview questions were guided by the state of the science literature. Overall, the impact of physiological effects, psychosocial effects, barriers, influencing factors that made their experience easier or harder, and how participants adjusted to a cancer diagnosis, treatment course, and menopause transition were described as bigger than the menopause experience alone. Participants also described a period of uncertainty or “ever-changing landscape” that began at the time of diagnosis and continued through survivorship. The impact of information, access to healthcare, acculturation levels, support, and a sense of control were elucidated as important factors in “working through” the experience. A range of collateral data sources were employed. Study limitations and future implications for practice, research, and health policy were demarcated.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relationMaterial from this dissertation has been published in: Brisbois MD. An interpretive description of chemotherapy-induced premature menopause among Latinas with breast cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Sep;41(5):E282-9. doi: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1188/14.ONF.E282-E289">10.1188/14.ONF.E282-E289</a>. PMID: 25158665.
dc.rights© Copyright by Maryellen D. Brisbois 2013
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPremature Menopause
dc.subjectBreast Neoplasms
dc.subjectDrug Therapy
dc.subjectHispanic Americans
dc.subjectFemale Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
dc.subjectMulticultural Psychology
dc.subjectNeoplasms
dc.subjectWomen's Health
dc.titleChemotherapy-Induced Premature Menopause Among Latina Women With Breast Cancer: An Interpretive Description: A Dissertation
dc.typeDoctoral Dissertation
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1038&amp;context=gsn_diss&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsn_diss/29
dc.legacy.embargo2015-04-09T00:00:00-07:00
dc.identifier.contextkey5329148
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-27T04:56:50Z
html.description.abstract<p>The description and interpretation of Latinas’ experience with chemotherapyinduced premature menopause from breast cancer treatment were explored in this study, which utilized an interpretive descriptive method from a feminist lens, and Knobf’s (1998, 2002) “Carrying on” theory. The specific aims of the study and the interview questions were guided by the state of the science literature. Overall, the impact of physiological effects, psychosocial effects, barriers, influencing factors that made their experience easier or harder, and how participants adjusted to a cancer diagnosis, treatment course, and menopause transition were described as bigger than the menopause experience alone. Participants also described a period of uncertainty or “ever-changing landscape” that began at the time of diagnosis and continued through survivorship. The impact of information, access to healthcare, acculturation levels, support, and a sense of control were elucidated as important factors in “working through” the experience. A range of collateral data sources were employed. Study limitations and future implications for practice, research, and health policy were demarcated.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathgsn_diss/29
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Nursing


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