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dc.contributor.authorNixon, Jodie
dc.contributor.authorChan, Raymond
dc.contributor.authorMcKinnell, Emma
dc.contributor.authorWard, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorPinkham, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorWishart, Laurelie
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Bena
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-08T05:01:09Z
dc.date.available2021-09-08T05:01:09Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2347-5625en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4103/apjon.apjon-212en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407766
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study explored what people with cancer and their family members define as wellness, and what they perceive to be the needs to support wellness during the cancer experience. Methods: This study utilized qualitative focus groups underpinned by an interpretative descriptive design. Participants included people with a cancer diagnosis having completed/currently undergoing cancer treatment, and/or family/friends. Participants were invited to share their experience and perceptions of cancer wellness, which was then mapped in relation to Hettler's six dimensions of wellness. Results: Twenty-six participants (16 people with cancer, ten family/friends) were involved in the process. All six dimensions of wellness were reported by the groups with 19 descriptive content categories that related to these domains. The data revealed that people with cancer and family/friends have individual and diverse meanings of wellness. Participants offered suggestions for strategies to promote wellness relating to the environment and supportive care interventions. Conclusions: People with cancer and their families experience wellness individually. Cancer wellness models should consider the personal nature of wellness in relation to the six domains of wellness when developing wellness programs, including health professional access, an environment that supports wellness, the provision and access to reliable information, and support the key needs of being physically active and financial security.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom360en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto368en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNursingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsBarriersen_US
dc.subject.keywordscanceren_US
dc.titleRethinking the Meaning of "Wellness" for a Person with Cancer: A Qualitative Study to Explore What Elements Constitute "Wellness"en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNixon, J; Chan, R; McKinnell, E; Ward, E; Pinkham, E; Wishart, L; Miller, E; Brown, B, Rethinking the Meaning of "Wellness" for a Person with Cancer: A Qualitative Study to Explore What Elements Constitute "Wellness", Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2021, 8 (4), pp. 360-368en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-02-09
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-08T04:16:16Z
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