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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78--81

"Personified as paragon of suffering...... Optimistic being of achieving normalcy:" A conceptual model derived from qualitative research

Shalini G Nayak1, Mamatha Shivananda Pai2, Linu Sara George3 
1 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mamatha Shivananda Pai
Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

Background: Conceptual models developed through qualitative research are based on the unique experiences of suffering and individuals' adoptions of each participant. A wide array of problems are faced by head-and-neck cancer (HNC) patients due to disease pathology and treatment modalities which are sufficient to influence the quality of life (QOL). Men possess greater self-acceptance and are better equipped with intrapersonal strength to cope with stress and adequacy compared to women. Methodology: A qualitative phenomenology study was conducted among seven women suffering from HNC, with the objective to understand their experiences of suffering and to describe the phenomenon. Data were collected by face-to-face, in-depth, open-ended interviews. Data were analyzed using Open Code software (OPC 4.0) by following the steps of Colaizzi process. Results: The phenomenon that emerged out of the lived experiences of HNC women was "Personified as paragon of suffering.optimistic being of achieving normalcy," with five major themes and 13 subthemes. Conclusion: The conceptual model developed with the phenomenological approach is very specific to the women suffering from HNC, which will be contributing to develop strategies to improve the QOL of women.


How to cite this article:
Nayak SG, Pai MS, George LS. "Personified as paragon of suffering...... Optimistic being of achieving normalcy:" A conceptual model derived from qualitative research.Indian J Palliat Care 2018;24:78-81


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Nayak SG, Pai MS, George LS. "Personified as paragon of suffering...... Optimistic being of achieving normalcy:" A conceptual model derived from qualitative research. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];24:78-81
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