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dc.contributor.authorFauske, Lena
dc.contributor.authorBondevik, Hilde
dc.contributor.authorBruland, Øyvind S.
dc.contributor.authorOzakinci, Gozde
dc.identifier.citationFauske , L , Bondevik , H , Bruland , Ø S & Ozakinci , G 2015 , ' Negative and positive consequences of cancer treatment experienced by long-term osteosarcoma survivors : a qualitative study ' Anticancer Research , vol. 35 , no. 11 , pp. 6081-6090 .en
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 212720352
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84946017819
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5869-3274/work/27163469
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Helse Sor Ost, grant no. 2013032.en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Our study aimed to explore how survivors of osteosarcoma of the lower extremity experience physical and psychosocial late effects several years after undergoing arduous treatment. A qualitative, phenomenological and hermeneutic approach was applied. Materials and Methods: Osteosarcoma survivors (n=8) who were previously treated at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, participated in the study. In-depth and semi-structured interviews were conducted. The interviews were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Results: Three to ten years after diagnosis, the majority of participants had experienced both negative and positive consequences following treatment. Changes in activity and exclusion from participation in different areas were the most challenging consequences. Several of their experiences are similar to those described by people with disabilities. Conclusion: It is important to understand osteosarcoma survivors’ own experiences in order to assist those who struggle to reorient in life and to construct a new identity for themselves.
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dc.rightsCopyright© 2015 International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. John G. Delinassios), All rights reserved. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at /
dc.subjectBone canceren
dc.subjectCancer survivorsen
dc.subjectPosttraumatic growthen
dc.subjectRC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)en
dc.titleNegative and positive consequences of cancer treatment experienced by long-term osteosarcoma survivors : a qualitative studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Health Psychologyen
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