Clinical and biological significance of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in colorectal cancer
2009 (English)In: DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE, ISSN 1590-8658, Vol. 41, no 2, 116-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose. The aim of this study was to get a deeper understanding into how adults with cerebral palsy (CP) experience physiotherapy and physical activity in a perspective from childhood to adulthood; and how personal and environmental factors influence possibilities for physiotherapy and physical activity. Method. Data was collected through interviews with 22 community-living adults (35-68 years) with CP, from five counties in Sweden. The questions were open-ended and the interviews were taped and transcribed to written language. The material was analysed through qualitative content analysis, a classification process resulting in different themes. Results. The narratives from the 22 informants, based on experiences from childhood to adulthood, resulted in a description of prerequisites for carrying out physiotherapy and physical activity. Five different themes were identified: (i) Being enjoyable, (ii) Giving effects, (iii) Being comprehensible, (iv) Being integrated in daily life, and (v) Supportive healthcare with competent professionals. Conclusion. The information from the interviews elucidates the importance of a lifelong support from healthcare professionals. Physiotherapists with attentiveness to different life situations in combination with good understanding and knowledge in CP could facilitate continuous physical activity in people growing up and ageing with CP.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 41, no 2, 116-122 p.
Angiogenesis, Colorectal cancer, Lymphangiogenesis
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16973DOI: 10.1016/j.dld.2008.07.315OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16973DiVA: diva2:200869
Original Publication:Jingfang Gao, Annica Knutsen, G Arbman, John Carstensen, B Franlund and Xiao-Feng Sun, Clinical and biological significance of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in colorectal cancer, 2009, DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE, (41), 2, 116-122.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2008.07.315Copyright: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdamhttp://www.elsevier.com/2009-03-242009-02-272011-03-04Bibliographically approved