Marcia Zago

Marcia Zago
University of São Paulo | USP · Department of General and Specialized Nursing

PhD

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Introduction
Marcia Zago currently works at the Department of General and Specialized Nursing, University of São Paulo. Marcia does research in Medical Anthropology. Their most recent publication is 'Care provided by the father to the child with cancer under the influence of masculinities: qualitative meta-synthesis.'
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March 1986 - present
University of São Paulo
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  • PhD
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  • Research Experience in Cancer Survivor of Adults and aged. I teache oncological nursing, surgical nursing, interpretative methods of research.

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Purpose This study aimed to analyze the experience of quality of life for urological cancer survivors. Methods This is a qualitative narrative research based on the experience-centered approach. Twenty-one semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 12 survivors of urological cancer at different survival seasons. Participants were...
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Objective This qualitative systematic review aims to synthesize qualitative evidence from primary studies on experiencing health‐related quality of life (HRQoL) in extended and permanent cancer survivors. Methods A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, CINAHL, LILACS, PsycINFO, Scopus, and Web of Science. It followed guidelines fro...
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PESQUISA Como citar este artigo: Simoneti RAAO, Zago MMF. Os sentidos da sobrevivência ao câncer: da perda do autocontrole ao otimismo e esperança. REME-Rev Min Enferm. 2019[citado em ];23:e-1255. Disponível em: RESUMO Objetivo: interpretar os sentidos atribuídos à sobrevivência ao câncer entre adoecidos adultos e idosos. Método: estudo exploratóri...
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Objectives: to analyze how children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their families explain the pathology, based on their understanding of the factors related to the discovery of diabetes, the etiology, treatment, and prognosis of the disease. Methods: qualitative methodological approach, based on medical anthropology and the narrative method....
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Objective: to interpret the meanings attributed by men with prostate cancer to the experience regarding their bodies and masculinities during illness. Method: ethnographic research with 17 men, guided by the narrative method and theoretical framework of medical anthropology and masculinities. The information was collected through recorded interv...
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Este estudo oferece uma visão sobre a influência das masculinidades frente ao ajustamento dos homens à doença e aos tratamentos para o câncer de próstata (CP). Trata-se da síntese de uma tese de doutorado a qual foi desenvolvida pela perspectiva qualitativa, adotando como método a etnografia narrativa e o referencial teórico da Antropologia Médica....
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RESUMOObjetivo: descrever os determinantes sociais dos pacientes diagnosticados com câncer de pênis atendidos em um hospital universitário. Método: trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, descritivo e retrospectivo, em que se procedeu à busca pelas características dos adoecidos atendidos entre os anos de 1982 e 2013. Analisaram-se e se tabularam os dad...
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Objective: To identify the production of knowledge in the health literature about masculinities in the context of prostate cancer survivors and to analyze the implications of this relationship for the maintenance of health care. Method: Metasynthesis of 21 qualitative studies, performed in the LILACS, MEDLINE and CINAHL databases, with the scienti...
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Objetivo Interpretar o significado atribuído à experiência do homem sobre o seu corpo durante o adoecimento pelo câncer de próstata. Método Pesquisa etnográfica com homens norteada pelo método narrativo e pelos referenciais teóricos da antropologia médica e das masculinidades. As informações foram colhidas por meio de entrevistas gravadas, observa...
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Objective: to interpret the meanings attributed to cancer survival among sick adults and the elderly. Method: exploratory study with qualitative approach with narrative and referential method of medical anthropology. Fourteen adult and elderly individuals who had completed primary treatment for at least three months in a university hospital and ha...
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Purpose: to describe the meanings that patients attribute to the term cancer survivor and to analyze the identities assumed by them according to their experience with the disease. Methods: qualitative study with a narrative method, theoretical framework of the medical anthropology and identity concept. The study included 14 participants, men and wo...
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Objective: To identify the meaning attributed to the experience of a spouse of a woman with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Methods: Descriptive study, with a theoretical-methodological orientation based on medical anthropology and utilizing an ethnographic case study strategy. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and part...
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Objective: analyze cancer survivors’ reports about their communication with health professional team members and describe the similarities and differences in interactional patterns between Brazilian and Canadian health care contexts. Method: This study adopted a qualitative health research approach to secondary analysis, using interpretive descrip...
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Aim: This study aims to analyse the concept of cancer survivorship using Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis model. Background: The lack of a consensus definition as well as the confusion and debate concerning the definitions of "survivor" and "cancer survivorship" hinder an understanding of the intrinsic needs associated with the latter. De...
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Objective to identify, analyze and synthesize the father’s experience in care for a hospitalized child from results of primary qualitative studies. Method this is a qualitative meta-synthesis through which 12 articles were analyzed, selected in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases, Latin American and Caribbean Lit...
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OBJECTIVE To understand the meanings that male university students assign to the condition of users of alcohol and other drugs. METHOD An exploratory study using a qualitative approach, with inductive analysis of the content of semi-structured interviews applied to 20 male university students from a public university in the southeast region of Bra...
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The aim of this study was to identify the perceptions of blood donors and recipients regarding the act of donating blood. This descriptive study with a survey design focuses on subjective and cultural aspects. Twenty donors and 20 recipients in the blood bank at the time of data collection participated in the study. Interviews were analyzed accord...
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This study was a reflection grounded in the report From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition and literature studies that deal with the subject. The objective was to describe cancer survivorship, its aspects and concepts, providing knowledge on the subject that has been little studied in Brazil. This reflection covered three topics:...
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OBJECTIVE: To interpret the meanings attributed to the experience of bladder cancer among survivors in therapeutic follow-up. METHOD: Qualitative methodological approach, based on medical anthropology and narrative methodology. After approval by the research ethics committee of a public university hospital, data were collected from January 2014 to...
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Paradoxo da vida entre sobreviventes do câncer de bexiga e tratamentos Rev Esc Enferm USP · 2016;50(2):224-231 * Extraído da tese " Os significados da depressão entre pacientes com câncer de bexiga em seguimento terapêutico " , OBJETIVO: Interpretar o significado atribuído à experiência do câncer de bexiga entre sobreviventes em seguimento terapêut...
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Objective: presenting a reflection about the right to health of the man with cancer in Brazil. Method: a reflective study grounded in the literature about the historical aspects of the subject matter. Results: the discussion was organized in two axes: notes that boosted the right to health of the man with cancer and the right to health of the man w...
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this study's aim was to interpret the meanings assigned to quality of life by patients with colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy. the ethnographic method and the medical anthropology theoretical framework were used. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and participant observations with 16 men and women aged from 43 to 75 year...
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Objective: To identify scientific studies and to deepen the knowledge of peripheral neuropathies induced by chemotherapy antineoplastic, seeking evidence for assistance to cancer patients. Method: Integrative review of the literature conducted in the databases Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences (LILACS), Scientific Electronic Library Onli...
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to understand the experience of care delivery to technology dependent children based on the mothers' experience. exploratory study with qualitative approach, based on the theoretical framework of medical anthropology and the narrative method. Twelve mothers participated and, as the technique to obtain the narratives, open interviews were held at th...
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The study aimed to analyze the process of becoming a caregiver of elderly patients with cancer, in chemotherapy, in the home context. This is an exploratory study with theoretical and methodological orientation of interpretative anthropology and ethnographic case study. Data were collected from January to September 2009, with four caregivers throug...
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Aim: to identify the perceptions of students and nurses on the nursing care systematization in relation to teaching and applicability. Method: study design and descriptive survey, focusing on subjective from the cultural perspective aspects. We interviewed 28 nursing students and 20 nurses. The reports were analyzed according to deductive thematic...
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to interpret the meanings of the experience of the condition and of the treatment among people with arterial hypertension. the authors adopted the frames of reference of interpretive and medical anthropology and of the ethnographic method. 22 people with arterial hypertension, and 10 Family Health Strategy health workers, all from Minas Gerais, par...
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RESUMO Estudo descritivo que teve por objetivo analisar as características socioculturais e clínicas de estomizados intestinais e de familiares no Programa de Ostomizados de um município paulista. Participaram do estudo catorze informantes, entre estomizados intestinais e familiares, por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas em profundidade, realiz...
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Estudo descritivo que teve por objetivo analisar as características socioculturais e clínicas de estomizados intestinais e de familiares no Programa de Ostomizados de um município paulista. Participaram do estudo catorze informantes, entre estomizados intestinais e familiares, por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas em profundidade, realizadas no...
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The objective of this descriptive study was to analyze the sociocultural and clinical characteristics of intestinal stoma patients and their relatives participating in a Stoma Patient Program in a city in São Paulo. The 14 participants were either intestinal stoma patients or relatives. In-depth semi-structured interviews were performed between Dec...
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The incidence of skin cancer after liver transplant ranges from 3% to 16%, considerably higher than that observed in the general population. Skin cancer causes 25% of deaths in patients who have survived more than 3 years after liver transplant. The objective of this study was to identify differences regarding the level of sun exposure, knowledge o...
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The objective in this study was to analyze candidates' knowledge on the liver transplantation process before and after putting in practice an educational intervention. A quasi-experimental, one-group pretest-posttest research design was adopted. The final sample included 15 subjects. Research data were collected between January and March 2010 in th...
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Este estudio objetivó identificar la atribución de los sentidos de la silicosis por trabajadores de canteras, basándose en la antropología médica y en la historia de vida focal. Los datos fueron recolectados por medio de entrevistas semi-estructuradas y observaciones directas realizadas en el domicilio de ocho portadores de silicosis, registrados e...
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This study's objective was to identify the meanings of silicosis held by ill quarry workers. It was based on medical anthropology and focal life history. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and by direct observation in the homes of eight patients with silicosis registered in the Epidemiologic Surveillance Service in Guape - Minas...
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Esse estudo tem como objetivo interpretar os significados da morte e do morrer para uma Equipe de Cuidados Paliativos Oncologicos Domiciliar atribuidos pelos profissionais, por meio da analise etnografica. Utilizou-se o referencial teorico-metodologico da antropologia interpretativa e do estudo de caso etnografico. Os informantes foram oito profiss...
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O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o impacto das questoes de genero nos comportamentos de prevencao do câncer nas mulheres e sua relacao com as acoes de cuidado de enfermagem. Foram entrevistadas nove mulheres usuarias de uma Unidade de Saude do Parana em 2004. Os dados foram transcritos na integra e procedemos a analise com a identificacao de un...
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This paper, while focusing on a historical-structural context of a school hospital, describes the process of implementing the Group for Research in Nursing (NUPE), a research consulting service at a school hospital, highlighting its performance and identifying structural and educational actions occurred in this period concerning the development of...
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This study aimed to investigate the frequency of symptoms of depression in patients with cancer of the head and neck undergoing radiotherapy treatment, in the initial, middle and final stages of the treatment. This is a prospective exploratory quantitative study of 41 patients with head and neck cancer, undergoing radiotherapy treatment in the Onco...
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Purpose To assess the prevalence of depression and fatigue symptoms in head and neck cancer patients during radiotherapy treatment and relate them symptoms with these patients’ quality of life. Method This is a prospective study. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Piper Fatigue Scale-revised and Functional Assessment Cancer Therapy Head and Neck...
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This study aims to interpret the meanings of death and dying for professionals of a Cancer Palliative Care Home Team by means of an ethnographic analysis. It was used a theoretical-methodological referential from interpretative anthropology and ethnographic case study. The informants were eight members of an interdisciplinary palliative care team o...
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The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of the gender on the behavior of cancer prevention in women and its relation with nursing care. In 2004, nine women, patients of a Health Unit of Paraná State were interviewed. The data was fully transcribed and an analysis identifying meaningful unities and their meaning was carried out. As a r...
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This study, based on medical anthropology and oral reports, analyzes the meanings attributed by thalassemic adults to their experiences with the treatment. Interviews were used to collect data, which were analyzed through inductive thematic analysis. Eleven young adults, six of whom were men, at different ages, with different educational levels and...
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Os objetivos do estudo foram: levantar o conhecimento dos pacientes oncológicos sobre seus direitos, identificar os mais conhecidos e verificar o conhecimento dos procedimentos para sua solicitação. Foi realizado um levantamento, aplicando um instrumento tipo check-list numa entrevista. Participaram 42 pacientes oncológicos que realizavam quimioter...
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The study objectives were: to survey the knowledge that oncology patients have about their legal rights, to identify the most known rights, and verify their knowledge about the procedure for requesting it. A survey was performed applying a checklist instrument during an interview. Participants were 42 oncology patients who were undergoing chemother...
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to understand the relationship between spirituality and cancer under cancer patients' perspective. qualitative study, with the participating of fourteen cancer patients under chemotherapy treatment and analyzed according to inductive thematic content analysis. reports were organized into three categories: cancer diagnosis, faith for coping to the c...
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Objetivo: O presente estudo objetivou identificar o nível de exposição ao sol, conhecimento dos potenciais fatores de risco e medidas de foto proteção entre receptores de transplante de fígado. Métodos: Foi realizado estudo transversal prospectivo com 50 receptores de um programa de transplante de fígado do interior paulista. Os pacientes foram ent...
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The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat cancer patients has increased around the world, and its benefits have been described. These therapies represent an important theme in oncology and have been used in parallel with conventional therapies. This study aimed to assess the outcomes of using relaxation with visualization and...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the meanings given to investigative research by nurse clinicians enrolled in a research support group. The interpretive anthropology theoretical frame was used along with an ethnographic case study. Data was collected through semi-structured individual and group interviews, document and statement analysis as wel...
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Este artigo tem como proposta refletir sobre a construcao sociocultural do câncer do pondo de vista das pessoas que vivenciam a experiencia. Origina-se de um estudo qualitativo com abordagem teorico-metodologica da antropologia interpretativa e do metodo etnografico, com a participacao de dez informantes em tratamento radioterapico, de ambos os sex...
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A pratica assistencial e de ensino e pesquisa motivou-nos a realizar este ensaio, que tem por objetivo possibilitar uma reflexao acerca dos cuidados paliativos prestados aos pacientes sem possibilidade de cura, na fase de terminalidade de uma doenca. Para facilitar a compreensao dos cuidados paliativos, historiamos sua evolucao desde seu inicio na...
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OBJETIVO: Compreender a experiência da adesão ao tratamento para o Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida para a mulher. MÉTODOS: Estudo etnográfico, baseado no pensamento teórico interpretativista, com oito mulheres de um Grupo de Adesão em um hospital público. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de entrevistas semi-e...
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OBJETIVO: Comprender la experiencia de la adhesión al tratamiento para el Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/ Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida de mujeres. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio etnográfico, basado en el pensamiento teórico interpretativo, realizado con ocho mujeres de un Grupo de Adhesión en un hospital público. Los datos fuer...
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This study analyzes the meanings that men with intestinal stoma attribute to their colorectal cancer experience and its treatment. The medical anthropology framework, gender identity and the ethnographic methods were used. A total of 16 men from 40 to 79 years of age, residents in Ribeirão Preto and neighboring cities, SP, Brazil participated in th...
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This descriptive and cross-sectional study aimed to assess the Quality of Life (QoL) of cancer patients who were receiving chemotherapy. The instrument European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer--Quality of Life Questionnaire Core-30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) was used for data collection. The sample consisted of 30 patients who signed the inf...
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This study aimed to evaluate surgical-oncologic patients' quality of sleep through the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire. It is an exploratory study with transversal-observational design, in 46 postoperative head & neck and urology cancer patients. The PSQI questionnaire was used to evaluate the subjective quality of sleep and the...
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This study originates from a doctoral dissertation that aimed to better understand patients' oncological radiotherapy experience, given the theoretical and methodological reference of interpretative anthropology and the ethnographic method. The informants were 10 patients of both sexes, aged 34 to 80. The data was collected from March to August of...
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Este trabalho tem origem na tese de doutorado que objetivou compreender a experiência da radioterapia oncológica para os pacientes sob referencial teórico-metodológico da antropologia interpretativa e do método etnográfico. Os informantes foram 10 pacientes de ambos os sexos, na faixa etária de 34 a 80 anos. Os dados foram coletados de março a agos...
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The importance of scientific production is more and more emphasized, together with the belief that, when it is disseminated, it informs and enables learning and innovations in nursing assistance. The article presents the analysis of the scientific production of the Clinical Nurses of the Regional University Hospital of Northern Paraná, based on act...
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The study aimed at understanding the patients' experience with oncologic radiotherapy. The anthropological interpretative approach and the ethnographic method guided the investigation. Ten patients took part in the study. They were of both genders, within the age range from 34 to 80 years old and monitored during radiotherapy treatment. Data were c...
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OBJETIVO: Evaluar el alta hospitalario entre pacientes y cuidadores. MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo una revisión integrada de la literatura indexada en las bases de datos Pubmed, CINAHL y Lilacs del 2000 al 2005, enfocando el alta de pacientes adultos y ancianos con problemas clínico-quirúrgicos, publicadas en lengua inglesa o portuguesa. RESULTADOS: La...
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The objective of this exploratory study was to identify how religion influences the survival of a group of cancer patients. The study consisted of an ethnographic case with the participation of six laryngectomized male and female patients between 51 and 72 years old, who had been operated on two to five years earlier. Data were collected by semistr...
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A radioterapia é um tratamento de ampla utilização, que tem por objetivo destruir as células neoplásicas para que haja redução ou desaparecimento da neoplasia maligna. Entretanto, pode produzir alterações importantes na qualidade de vida desses pacientes durante e após o tratamento. Objetivo: avaliar os efeitos colaterais da radioterapia nos pacien...
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Foi realizada uma revisão integrativa da literatura com o objetivo de caracterizar as pesquisas produzidas pela enfermagem brasileira em oncologia. O levantamento bibliográfico abrangeu as publicações nacionais em enfermagem, de 1980 a 2004, sendo identificados 84 artigos que compuseram a amostra do estudo. Os resultados apontaram a falta de esclar...
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This is a descriptive exploratory and quantitative study carried out between September 2005 and April 2006. The objective was to describe changes in the life of patients undergoing antineoplasics chemotherapy two years after the end of the last treatment, through home visits and semi-structured questionnaire. Out of 44 patients who underwent chemot...
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We carried out an integrative literature review to characterize research produced by Brazilian oncology nursing. The bibliographic survey covered national nursing publications, from 1980 to 2004, from which we identified 84 articles, which composed the study sample. The results indicate the lack of clarifications to demonstrate study rigor in the a...
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This study reports on the activities developed within the Nursing Research Nucleus (NUPE) of a public school hospital and the scientific production of nurses during the period from 1999 to 2002. For this purpose, data regarding the preparation of professionals and scientific production during this period were obtained from the primary document sour...
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É cada vez mais ressaltada a importância da produção científica, associada à crença de que, quando divulgada, informa e possibilita aprendizagem e inovações na assistência de enfermagem. O artigo apresenta a análise da produção científica das enfermeiras assistenciais do Hospital Universitário Regional do Norte do Paraná, a partir da implantação do...
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O objetivo deste trabalho foi compreender o significado da terapêutica quimioterápica oncológica na visão do paciente. Seguiram-se os pressupostos da antropologia interpretativa e do estudo de caso etnográfico. Participou do estudo uma mastectomizada que iniciava o tratamento quimioterápico. Os dados foram coletados por entrevistas semi-estruturada...
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This study aimed to understand the meaning of chemotherapy from the patient's point of view, based on the postulates of interpretative anthropology and ethnographic case study. A breast cancer patient was selected on the basis of predetermined criteria, the most important of which was that the patient should be initiating the chemotherapy treatment...
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El presente estudio tuvo el objetivo de conocer y analizar la percepción de la vida de las mujeres quienes conviven con esposos que consumen bebidas alcohólicas. El enfoque metodológico es cualitativo, de tipo descriptivo y exploratorio. La colecta de los dados fue realizada a seis mujeres de Colombia mediante entrevista semi-estructurada y observa...
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The objective of the present study is to ascertain and analyze the understanding that the wives of alcoholic husbands have about life. A descriptive and exploratory qualitative methodological approach was employed. Data were collected from six Colombian women on the basis of semi-structured interviews and observation. Qualitative contents analysis...
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The disclosure of the cancer diagnosis is considered a crucial moment and the way healthcare professionals communicate it interferes directly in patient's relationship with his/her diagnosis. The study aims to discuss about the importance of the disclosure of the cancer diagnosis for the patient and for the health professionals. The methodology is...
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Compreender como os portadores de colostomia por câncer e seus familiares percebem o processo do adoecer é o objetivo deste estudo. Os referenciais teóricos e metodológicos que fundamentaram o estudo foram a antropologia interpretativa, a antropologia médica e a etnografia. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de entrevistas, sob a forma de narrativas,...
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Este estudo é um ensaio sobre a prevenção do câncer, a promoção da saúde, e as estratégias de ações neste âmbito. Os avanços nas últimas décadas foram evidentes, mas a eqüidade em relação à promoção da saúde e prevenção do câncer ainda não foi alcançada, sendo este o principal desafio para o século XXI. Nesse sentido, acredita-se que a valorização...
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This study is an essay about cancer prevention, health promotion, and the action strategies in this field. The advances in the last decades were obvious, but the equitity in relation to health promotion and cancer prevention is not accomplished yet, being this the main challenge for the XXI century. In this meaning, it is believed that the valoriza...
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This study aimed to understand how patients with colostomy by cancer and their family members perceive the sickening process. The theoretical and methodological reference frameworks the study was based on were anthropology and ethnography. Data were collected through interviews, in a narrative form, and observations with twelve colostomy patients a...
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The objective of this ethnographic study was to investigate the cultural meanings reported by 25 relatives of burned patients about their loved one's impending hospital discharge. Data were collected by means of participant observation and semi-structured interviews conducted during hospital visiting hours, and support group meetings with relatives...