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The experience of African women diagnosed with both HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer

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dc.contributor.advisor Mavundla, T.R. en
dc.contributor.author Maboko, Emmanuel en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:01:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:01:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:01:58Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-03 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2260
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study explored and described the experience of African women diagnosed with both HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer in order to gain an understanding of the experience of both illnesses as lived by these women. Phenomenological research methods were employed using in-depth semi-structured interviews. Communication as a strategy facilitating diagnosis, disclosure, acceptance and support for women with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer emerged as the main theme, followed by the experience of physical symptoms and emotional experiences. The study shows the importance of communication in the management and support of these women attending public health institutions and in the community. For communication to occur the relationship between healthcare professionals and women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer is very important. Treatment approaches in radiation therapy need to be developed for women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and cervical. More research is needed in this area (HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer). en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 66 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject African women en
dc.subject Experience en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Cervical cancer en
dc.subject Qualitative en
dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Radiotherapy en
dc.subject.ddc 616.00820968
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Diseases -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive women -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Cancer in women -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Generative organs, Female -- Cancer -- Diagnosis -- South Africa
dc.title The experience of African women diagnosed with both HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health) en


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