REHABILITATION GROUP: BENEFITS AND BARRIERS IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER

Edilaine Assunção Caetano de Loyola, Mariana Lopes Borges, Paola Alexandria Pinto de Magalhães, Felipe de Souza Areco, Leonardo Toshiaki Borges Yochimochi, Marislei Sanches Panobianco
2017 Texto & Contexto Enfermagem  
Objective: to analyze the perceptions of women with breast cancer about the benefits and barriers to the participation in rehabilitation groups, according to the Health Belief Model. Method: a descriptive study with qualitative approach, conducted in 2011. Participants were eight women, aged from 54 to 67 years, after surgery for breast cancer, and members of a rehabilitation group. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and focus groups. thematic Content analysis of the data was
more » ... sis of the data was performed. Results: perceived benefits: physical improvement with possibility to return to daily activities; bond with multidisciplinary team; psychological support; opportunity to share experiences, clarify doubts and feel like "equals" Perceived barriers: appointment day and time; physical space; housework; time consuming and disposal. Conclusion: women saw benefits of having a preventive health behavior; however, they recognized significant barriers that must be faced in the rehabilitation process.
doi:10.1590/0104-07072017003250015 fatcat:llnoe4tiobabzijrixi7g4i6jy