Lived Experiences of Adolescents in the Treatment Process of Cancer and the Impact on Occupations
The purpose of this phenomenological study is to discover and illuminate the experiences of adolescents in the treatment process of cancer and the meanings they attach to these experiences, while maintaining their daily routines. The focus area of interest lies in the impact side-effects (psychological and physical) which these treatments may have on an individual's ability to participate with peers, maintain social activities, and be involved in daily occupation(s).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Lived Experiences of Adolescents in the Treatment Process of Cancer and the Impact of Occupations|
- Lifestyle changes [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Participants will be interviewed for observations of disease effect.
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This study will explore the following research questions: 1. How do adolescent patients in the treatment process of cancer perceive and describe their experience of engaging in occupational routines? 2. What effect does the treatment process of cancer have on an adolescent's ability to participate in life situations such as creating and maintaining relationships with family, friends, peers, students, or people with similar backgrounds?
By doing this study, researchers hope to gain information so that occupational therapists can increase the profession's present body of knowledge and better understand these individuals at a transitional period in their lives.
|United States, New Jersey|
|Hackensack University Medical Center|
|Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601|
|Principal Investigator:||Gary Grimaldi, MA|