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Arman Rehnsfeldt, Maria
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Carlsson, M., Arman Rehnsfeldt, M., Backman, M. & Hamrin, E. (2005). Coping in women with breast cancer in complementary and conventional care over 5 years measured by the mental adjustment to cancer scale. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11(3), 441-447
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2005 (English)In: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, ISSN 1075-5535, E-ISSN 1557-7708, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 441-447Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Many patients with cancer, women more often than men, use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and care. Our aim was to examine coping over 5 years (November 1995 to January 1999) in two samples of women with breast cancer who were treated with anthroposophic care or conventional medical treatment. The present study is part of a larger study of the outcome of anthroposophic care for women with breast cancer. Design: A nonrandomized controlled trial design was used with individual matching and repeated measurements on six occasions (at admission, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 5 years). The matching was based on the following variables: stage of disease at entry, age, treatment during the 3 months before entering the study, and prognosis. Setting: An anthroposophic hospital and conventional hospitals in Sweden. Subjects: Sixty (60) women treated with anthroposophic medicine and 60 women from an oncology outpatient department participated. Forty-nine (49) women in anthroposophic care and 51 in the outpatient group survived 1 year, 26 women in anthroposophic care and 31 in the outpatient group survived 5 years. Intervention: An anthroposophic care program. Outcome measure: Coping was measured using the Mental Adjustment to Cancer scale. Repeat measures of analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used for within-group comparisons, and effect size (ES) was used for between-group comparisons. Results: The women in anthroposophic care showed more passive and anxious coping on admission, but this decreased over time. In the women in anthroposophic care, there were small ES improvements in fighting spirit and passive, anxious coping at 4 of the measured timepoints compared to admission. Conclusion: The choice of anthroposophic care could be seen as a possible way to cope with emotional distress in this group of women with breast cancer. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29364 (URN)10.1089/acm.2005.11.441 (DOI)14688 (Local ID)14688 (Archive number)14688 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Rehnsfeldt, A. & Arman Rehnsfeldt, M. (2005). Livsförståelseetik och vittnesbörd - vårdetiska aspekter. Vård i Norden, 25(3), 19-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Livsförståelseetik och vittnesbörd - vårdetiska aspekter
2005 (Swedish)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 19-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29343 (URN)14665 (Local ID)14665 (Archive number)14665 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Arman Rehnsfeldt, M., Lindholm, L., Rehnsfeldt, A., Hamrin, E. & Eriksson, K. (2004). Suffering related to health care: a study of breast cancer patients' experiences.. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 10(6), 248-256
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2004 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 10, no 6, p. 248-256Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A previous study indicated that patient narratives include experiences of suffering caused or increased by health-care encounters. The aim of this study was to interpret and understand the meaning of patients' experiences of suffering related to health care from an ethical, existential and ontological standpoint. Sixteen women with breast cancer in Sweden and Finland took part in qualitative interviews analysed with a hermeneutic, interpretive approach. The outcome showed that suffering related to health care is a complex phenomenon and constitutes an ethical challenge to health-care personnel. The women's experiences of suffering related to health care tended to be of similar seriousness as their experiences of suffering in relation to having cancer. In an ethical, existential and ontological sense, suffering related to health care is basically a matter of neglect and uncaring where the patient's existential suffering is not seen and she is not viewed as a whole human being.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24261 (URN)3865 (Local ID)3865 (Archive number)3865 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Carlsson, M., Arman, M., Backman, M., Flatters, U., Hatchek, T. & Hamrin, E. (2003). Quality of life/life satisfaction among women with breast cancer who have received complementary care and a matched group of women within conventional care.. In: Quality of Life Research,2003 (pp. 842-843).
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2003 (English)In: Quality of Life Research,2003, 2003, p. 842-843Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27384 (URN)12036 (Local ID)12036 (Archive number)12036 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08
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