Rökfri vid strålbehandling: Utvärdering av rökavvänjning vid onkologklinikens strålbehandling, Länssjukhuset Ryhov
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the support program, given to cancer patients in order to promote their own efforts to quit smoking and to study if they kept their changed cigarette consumption 6-18 months after their cancer treatment was done.Method: We have used a descriptive qualitative method with semistructured interviews which were made in the spring of 2010 at Uppsala University. The informants in this study were smoking cancer patients which had been given radiotherapy at the oncology department at Ryhov hospital in Jönköping, Sweden.The results showed that three out of eleven informants were still not smoking after their treatment ended. All informants agreed that information about the effects of smoking on their radiotherapy were important.This study also showed that there are areas in which the support program could benefit from being changed. Of those informants who did not succeed in their efforts to quit smoking, many felt that the support should have been more direct in the sense that the staff should have followed up on their progress more frequently. These unsuccessful informants also stressed that the location for where the information was given could have been more private. Also some of the informants felt that the hospital staff giving the information seemed to be stressed and/or did not seem to have time to support them in their efforts to quit smoking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 22 p.
Radiotherapy, cancer, smoking cessation, support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149337DiVA: diva2:404655