Perceptions and Representations of Cancer Chemotherapy

2016-08-02 05:53:27 | BioPortfolio


Qualitative study on data from interviews such patients, relatives and doctors involved in the implementation of cancer care. Framework type of method using grounded theory


The word chemotherapy itself, because it belongs to the secular knowledge and therefore Doxa is a hard word, which stores what it is stable, common and therefore impersonal. It has the properties of a symbol, that is to say that joint several meanings, some of which are contradictory.

The objective of the research:

To determine the perceptions and representations of chemotherapy, its physical impacts, psychological and relational.

To qualitatively compare the performances of chemotherapy as it has an end as scheduled for adjuvant chemotherapy, or endless precise as in the palliative chemotherapy

Study Design

Time Perspective: Retrospective


Lung Cancer


semi-structured interview conducted by a clinical psychologist, semi-structured interview conducted by a psychiatrist specialized in psycho-oncology




University Hospital, Montpellier

Results (where available)

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