Body image transformation after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in southern Thai women

Thanarpan Peerawong (Lead / Corresponding author), Tharin Phenwan, Somrit Mahattanobon, Kandawsri Tulathamkij (Contributing member), Uraiwan Pattanasattayavong (Contributing member)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Objective: To understand the transition of changed body image after the diagnosis and surgery in women with breast cancer.

Methods: Semi-structured interview and focus group with narrative approach. Thematic analysis was performed using methodological and investigator triangulation methods.

Results: Participants' body image transformation was categorized into three phases: (1) the moment of diagnosis and changed self, (2) transition and recovery, and (3) normalization.

Conclusion: The truth-telling process of breast cancer diagnosis and the freedom to choose their treatment options have a profound impact on body image transformation of women with breast cancer. Family support, social construction, and social support could help women with breast cancer pass through these transitional process faster, while inappropriate truth-telling by their surgeons and not having any choice in their treatment options will delay the transitional process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number529
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalSage Open Medicine
Volume7
Early online date13 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Fingerprint

Body Image
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Focus Groups
Social Support
Research Personnel
Interviews

Keywords

  • Body image
  • Breast Cancer
  • Qualitative Research
  • Lived experience
  • Thailand
  • Breast cancer care
  • Breast cancer
  • body image
  • qualitative research

Cite this

Peerawong, Thanarpan ; Phenwan, Tharin ; Mahattanobon, Somrit ; Tulathamkij, Kandawsri ; Pattanasattayavong, Uraiwan. / Body image transformation after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in southern Thai women. In: Sage Open Medicine. 2019 ; Vol. 7. pp. 1-6.
@article{881b5f6d4165435ba9d515c6ab334912,
title = "Body image transformation after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in southern Thai women",
abstract = "Objective: To understand the transition of changed body image after the diagnosis and surgery in women with breast cancer.Methods: Semi-structured interview and focus group with narrative approach. Thematic analysis was performed using methodological and investigator triangulation methods.Results: Participants' body image transformation was categorized into three phases: (1) the moment of diagnosis and changed self, (2) transition and recovery, and (3) normalization.Conclusion: The truth-telling process of breast cancer diagnosis and the freedom to choose their treatment options have a profound impact on body image transformation of women with breast cancer. Family support, social construction, and social support could help women with breast cancer pass through these transitional process faster, while inappropriate truth-telling by their surgeons and not having any choice in their treatment options will delay the transitional process.",
keywords = "Body image, Breast Cancer, Qualitative Research, Lived experience, Thailand, Breast cancer care, Breast cancer, body image, qualitative research",
author = "Thanarpan Peerawong and Tharin Phenwan and Somrit Mahattanobon and Kandawsri Tulathamkij and Uraiwan Pattanasattayavong",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1177/2050312119829985",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "1--6",
journal = "Sage Open Medicine",
issn = "2050-3121",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",

}

Body image transformation after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in southern Thai women. / Peerawong, Thanarpan (Lead / Corresponding author); Phenwan, Tharin; Mahattanobon, Somrit; Tulathamkij, Kandawsri (Contributing member); Pattanasattayavong, Uraiwan (Contributing member).

In: Sage Open Medicine, Vol. 7, 529, 2019, p. 1-6.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Body image transformation after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in southern Thai women

AU - Peerawong, Thanarpan

AU - Phenwan, Tharin

AU - Mahattanobon, Somrit

A2 - Tulathamkij, Kandawsri

A2 - Pattanasattayavong, Uraiwan

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Objective: To understand the transition of changed body image after the diagnosis and surgery in women with breast cancer.Methods: Semi-structured interview and focus group with narrative approach. Thematic analysis was performed using methodological and investigator triangulation methods.Results: Participants' body image transformation was categorized into three phases: (1) the moment of diagnosis and changed self, (2) transition and recovery, and (3) normalization.Conclusion: The truth-telling process of breast cancer diagnosis and the freedom to choose their treatment options have a profound impact on body image transformation of women with breast cancer. Family support, social construction, and social support could help women with breast cancer pass through these transitional process faster, while inappropriate truth-telling by their surgeons and not having any choice in their treatment options will delay the transitional process.

AB - Objective: To understand the transition of changed body image after the diagnosis and surgery in women with breast cancer.Methods: Semi-structured interview and focus group with narrative approach. Thematic analysis was performed using methodological and investigator triangulation methods.Results: Participants' body image transformation was categorized into three phases: (1) the moment of diagnosis and changed self, (2) transition and recovery, and (3) normalization.Conclusion: The truth-telling process of breast cancer diagnosis and the freedom to choose their treatment options have a profound impact on body image transformation of women with breast cancer. Family support, social construction, and social support could help women with breast cancer pass through these transitional process faster, while inappropriate truth-telling by their surgeons and not having any choice in their treatment options will delay the transitional process.

KW - Body image

KW - Breast Cancer

KW - Qualitative Research

KW - Lived experience

KW - Thailand

KW - Breast cancer care

KW - Breast cancer

KW - body image

KW - qualitative research

U2 - 10.1177/2050312119829985

DO - 10.1177/2050312119829985

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 1

EP - 6

JO - Sage Open Medicine

JF - Sage Open Medicine

SN - 2050-3121

M1 - 529

ER -