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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorHartigan, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorHolewa, Hamish
dc.contributor.authorSkarparis, Maryanne
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T12:30:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T12:30:44Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-05-08T22:19:15Z
dc.identifier.issn09722556
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44904
dc.description.abstractThe article sets insights provided by haematology patients who have been through chemotherapy treatments on their attitudes, beliefs and experiences with regards to the notion of 'chemo brain' within the context of the available research literature on the topic. The qualitative methodology for the study involved open-ended exploration through in-depth interviews and a focus group. The data was audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, coded and thematically analysed. The findings highlight the need for caution with regards to asserting the conclusiveness of the notion of 'chemo brain' to haematology patients. This conclusion is reinforced by the evidence of confusion, inconclusiveness and lack of understanding of both the concept and causation presently noted in the literature. Honesty in information giving about the present doubts and inconsistencies with regards the notion of 'chemo brain' that are recognised in the literature can ensure that the term does not unnecessarily increase the anxieties of patients. Such informed discussion can be accompanied by a compassionate response to those experiencing cognitive difficulties that affirms, normalises and provides referrals to expert psychological assistance.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent1311236 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherResearchman Publishers
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.australasiancancer.org/journal-article-view/chemo-brain-research-findings-indicate-the-need-447
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom35
dc.relation.ispartofpageto42
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustral-Asian Journal of Cancer
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.title'Chemo Brain': Research Findings Indicate the Need for Caution
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Researchman Publishers. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorMcGrath, Pamela D.


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