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dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Romaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStoddart, Kathleenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFlowers, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcPhelim, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Noraen_UK
dc.description.abstractPurpose of the research: To explore the lived experience of multiple concurrent symptoms in people with advanced lung cancer to contribute to the understanding of the experience of symptom clusters. Methods and sample: Purposive sampling recruited ten people with advanced lung cancer who were experiencing three or more concurrent symptoms, were at least 18 years of age and were able to provide written informed consent. The participants took part in two consecutive, in-depth interviews, 3-5 weeks apart. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse the data. Findings: Participants experienced 4-11 concurrent symptoms with fatigue, cough, pain and breathlessness featuring prominently in their interviews. The participants commonly identified associations between the symptoms that they experienced, with the occurrence of one symptom often used to explain the occurrence of another. Reductions in physical and social functioning were often associated with the experience of multiple concurrent symptoms, particularly at times of high symptom severity. The participants' highlighted breathlessness and cough as being of particular salience, due to the association of these symptoms with fear of death and visibility and embarrassment in public. Conclusions: People with lung cancer experience multiple concurrent symptoms and perceive relationships between the symptoms experienced. Within the experience of multiple symptoms, people with lung cancer highlight individual symptoms that are of particular importance, based on their concomitant meanings. Such findings provide vital information for the future development of meaning-based symptom cluster interventions.en_UK
dc.relationMaguire R, Stoddart K, Flowers P, McPhelim J & Kearney N (2014) An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the lived experience of multiple concurrent symptoms in patients with lung cancer: A contribution to the study of symptom clusters. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18 (3), pp. 310-315.
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dc.subjectMultiple symptomsen_UK
dc.subjectSymptom clustersen_UK
dc.subjectLung canceren_UK
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_UK
dc.subjectInterpretative Phenomenological Analysisen_UK
dc.subjectPatient experienceen_UK
dc.titleAn Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the lived experience of multiple concurrent symptoms in patients with lung cancer: A contribution to the study of symptom clustersen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursingen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Surreyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHairmyers Hospital (NHS Lanarkshire)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Surreyen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaguire, Roma|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStoddart, Kathleen|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFlowers, Paul|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcPhelim, John|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorKearney, Nora|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameEJON 2014.pdfen_UK
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