Living with Malignant Wound in Cancer Patients and Adolescents with Non- Cancer Diagnosis: a Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies

Mansourzadeh, Ali Reza and Najafi Mehri, Soheil and Sirati Nir, Masoud and Zendehdel, Kazem (2016) Living with Malignant Wound in Cancer Patients and Adolescents with Non- Cancer Diagnosis: a Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Studies. International Journal of Pediatrics, 4 (9). pp. 3431-3440.

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Abstract

Background Malignant wound causes a devastating physical and psychological condition in cancer patients. This study presents a review which can provide better insights into the life of cancer patients living with malignant wound. The aim of this meta-synthesis was to analyze and synthesize findings from qualitative studies of the lived experiences of patients with malignant wound. Materials and Methods This meta-synthesis followed the Sandelowski and Barroso’s guideline and was designed to synthesize findings from previous qualitative studies. Variety of biomedical archives were searched, including PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane library, and ProQuest and Persian data bases such as Magiran, SID, Iran.doc, IranMedex, and recently published articles and books on the lived experience of persons living with malignant wound were reviewed. In this article, the literature searches covering from January,1, 1990 to march,15, 2016 resulted in eight relevant studies which fulfilled the inclusion criteria for the review. Results Findings from all these studies were categorized into three main themes:

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 12:57
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 12:57
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4526

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