J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  1998 Apr;10(1):148-159.

A Study on the Lived Experience in People with Leukemia


The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the lived experience of leukemia patients by eliciting their verbal description of the experience. Participants were persons who were diagnosed with leukemia at the hospital and living at home after treatment. Data were obtained from interview of five leukemia patients and experience journals of 10 leukemia patients. Interview were tape recorded and transcribe verbation. The transcripts were analyzed by Colaizzi method. Major theme clusters that were emerged from the analysis are "Urgency or Impendence", "Terribleness or Miserableness", "Uncertainty", "Searching for hope" and "Spiritual well-being". The results of this study may help nurse to implement more efficient nursing strategies for leukemia patients by deeply understanding their lived experience and to develop quality of life program for leukemia patients.


Leukemia Patients; Lived Experience
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