Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repositorio.unicamp.br/jspui/handle/REPOSIP/197012
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cigarette Smokers Views On Their Habit And The Causes Of Their Illness Following Lung Cancer Diagnosis: A Clinical-qualitative Study.
Author: Dias, Olívia Meira
Turato, Egberto Ribeiro
Abstract: Lung cancer is the commonest malignant tumor and is increasing in incidence by 2% a year. In 90% of diagnosed cases, it is associated with tobacco product consumption. It is the greatest cause of mortality among cancer types in Brazil. Knowledge of patients psychological representations is needed for evaluating treatments and educating patients. The aim here was to interpret how smokers with lung cancer interpret the possible causes of their illness and to understand their perceptions regarding cigarette use. Clinical-qualitative study (exploratory, non-experimental) at the Pulmonary Disease Service, General Hospital, Universidade Estadual de Campinas. An intentional small sample of cancer inpatients was recruited. The group was closed with 11 subjects, following attainment of data saturation from interviews. These interviews were semi-directed, with in-depth open-ended questions on interviewees observations, applied in a confidential setting using a tape recorder. Interviewees responses were categorized using qualitative content analysis and the results were assessed using interdisciplinary theoretical concepts, particularly from medical psychology. Six males and five females aged between 46 and 68 years who presented diverse clinical conditions were interviewed. A broader approach towards the psychological comprehension of such patients is needed, considering that cigarette consumption involves conscious and unconscious motivations, sociocultural and educational factors, the glamour of tobacco advertising, and problems with psychophysical dependence. Such an approach would avoid the perception among patients that the healthcare team are inquisitors. This would lead to better adherence to treatment and better quality of life.
Subject: Aged
Carcinoma, Small Cell
Female
Humans
Lung Neoplasms
Male
Middle Aged
Qualitative Research
Self Concept
Smoking
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: São Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina. v. 124, n. 3, p. 125-9, 2006-May.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17119687
Date Issue: 2006
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
pmed_17119687.pdf96.46 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.