Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: a directed content analysis

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dc.contributor.author Dunne, Simon
dc.contributor.author Mooney, Orla
dc.contributor.author Coffey, Laura
dc.contributor.author Sharp, Linda
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Aileen
dc.contributor.author Desmond, Deirdre
dc.contributor.author Gooberman-Hill
dc.contributor.author Hill, Rachael
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Eleanor
dc.contributor.author Keogh, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Timon, Conrad
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-24T12:28:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-24T12:28:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-28
dc.identifier.citation Dunne, S., Mooney, O., Coffey, L., Sharp, L., Timmons, A., Desmond, D., Gooberman-Hill, R., O'Sullivan, E., Keogh, I., Timon, C. and Gallagher, P. (2017) 'Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: a directed content analysis', Psycho-Oncology, 26(12), pp. 2194-2200. doi:10.1002/pon.4447 en
dc.identifier.volume 26 en
dc.identifier.issued 12 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2194 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2200 en
dc.identifier.issn 1057-9249
dc.identifier.issn 1099-1611
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6188
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/pon.4447
dc.description.abstract Objective: Head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors encounter unique challenges following treatment. This study aimed to identify self‐management strategies that HNC survivors use to overcome these posttreatment challenges. Methods: Twenty‐seven individuals from 4 designated cancer centres in Ireland were interviewed about self‐management strategies that helped them overcome challenges following HNC treatment. Interviews were audio‐recorded, transcribed, and analysed using directed content analysis. Results: Twenty self‐management strategy types (encompassing 77 specific strategies) were identified. The most frequently used self‐management strategy types were self‐sustaining (used by 26 survivors), self‐motivating (n = 25), and proactive problem solving (n = 25). The most frequently used specific strategies were adaptive approaches to ongoing physical consequences of HNC and its treatment (n = 24), customising dietary practices (n = 24), and maintaining a positive outlook (n = 22). Conclusions: The study identified strategies that helped HNC survivors to self‐manage posttreatment challenges. This information could inform the design/development of self‐management interventions tailored towards HNC survivors. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (Grant/Award Number: ICE/2012/9); Irish Cancer Society and the Health Research Board (Grant/Award Number: SRP13GAL, MRCG/2013/11) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. en
dc.rights © 2017, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Dunne, S., Mooney, O., Coffey, L., Sharp, L., Timmons, A., Desmond, D., Gooberman-Hill, R., O'Sullivan, E., Keogh, I., Timon, C. and Gallagher, P. (2017) 'Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: a directed content analysis', Psycho-Oncology, 26(12), pp. 2194-2200. doi:10.1002/pon.4447, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4447. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en
dc.subject Cancer survivorship en
dc.subject Head and neck cancer en
dc.subject Psychosocial intervention en
dc.subject Development en
dc.subject Qualitative en
dc.subject Self-management en
dc.title Self-management strategies used by head and neck cancer survivors following completion of primary treatment: a directed content analysis en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Eleanor O'Sullivan, Dental Surgery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: eleanor.osullivan@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-05-24T11:27:31Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 419942471
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Cancer Society en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Psycho-Oncology en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress Eleanor.OSullivan@ucc.ie en


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