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In which way do cancer survivor use their strengths to self-manage their problems in order to increase and maintain their well-being.

Perk, Stefan (2019) In which way do cancer survivor use their strengths to self-manage their problems in order to increase and maintain their well-being.

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Abstract:Cancer survivors still perceive psychological and physical consequences resulting from their treatment. These consequences affect their overall well-being also known as quality of life. In order to manage these problems, self-management strategies can be used to live well with their condition. The usage of self-management strategies can be based on different strengths, which are used by cancer survivors to engage in resilience. When considering these, they can be divided into internal and external strengths. Currently, there is no direct literature known about the use of self-management strategies and strengths by cancer survivors. With the aid of convenience and snowball sampling, a interview study was conducted. Based on the interview, 16 codes of different self-management strategies, internal and external strengths were identified. These strengths were used by the survivors to increase and maintain their well-being. Strengths were either used as foundation for self-management strategies or used as source to engage into resilience by itself. Both strengths and self-management strategies, were used to self-manage physical or psychological problems.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78487
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