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European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology  2020, Vol. 41 Issue (5): 732-738    DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.05.5459
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What Do Relatives of Turkish Women with Ovarian Cancer Share on Websites? : A Qualitative Research
Buse Güler1, *(), Merve Çamlıbel2, Samiye Mete3
1Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Turkey
2Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey
3İstinye University Faculty of Health Sciences, Turkey
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Abstract  
Purpose: To purpose of this study was to examine the interpretations shared by patient relatives on websites. Materials and Methods: A descriptive qualitative approach was used. We used an online search engine, Google, and performed a search utilizing the terms 'ovarian cancer', 'sharing', 'experience' between 2009-2019 to determine the sample, and 78 shares were included. Data were analyzed using content analysis. Results: Qualitative analysis revealed four themes: (1) cancer perception, (2) reactions during the disease period, (3) difficulties during the diagnosis and treatment period, and (4) coping strategies. It was determined that caregivers of women with ovarian cancer had a negative perception of the disease, had more emotional reactions, had unmet needs, and examined alternative/complementary medicine practices. Conclusions: This study provided information about the experiences of relatives of women with ovarian cancer during the diagnosis and treatment process.
Key words:  Ovarian cancer      Caregiver      Website     
Submitted:  23 December 2019      Accepted:  06 May 2020      Published:  15 October 2020     
*Corresponding Author(s):  BUSE GÜLER     E-mail:  busebahitli@gmail.com

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Buse Güler, Merve Çamlıbel, Samiye Mete. What Do Relatives of Turkish Women with Ovarian Cancer Share on Websites? : A Qualitative Research. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 2020, 41(5): 732-738.

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https://ejgo.imrpress.com/EN/10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.05.5459     OR     https://ejgo.imrpress.com/EN/Y2020/V41/I5/732

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