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Revista de Enfermagem Referência

versión impresa ISSN 0874-0283versión On-line ISSN 2182-2883

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MERENCIO, Kátia Martins  y  VENTURA, Maria Clara Amado Apóstolo. Experiences of women after mastectomy: rehabilitation nursing care in promoting autonomy. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2020, vol.serV, n.2, pp.e19082-e19082. ISSN 0874-0283.  http://dx.doi.org/10.12707/RIV19082.

Background: The woman with mastectomy experiences changes in functionality and at the emotional and social level. Rehabilitation nursing plays an important role in promoting autonomy and independence. Objectives: Describe the experiences of women with mastectomy at home and identify the importance attributed by women with mastectomy to the rehabilitation nursing intervention. Methodology: This study is based on a phenomenological qualitative approach. The snowball sampling technique was used to select the 9 participants. A semistructured interview was conducted. Results: The women experience physical complications and difficulty in performing tasks. They consider the rehabilitation nursing intervention as significant to recovering functionality and accepting body image. They report feelings like fear, outrage, and changes in interpersonal relationships. Conclusion: A rehabilitation nursing program adapted to each woman and the phase of the adaptation process she is in is fundamental to prevent complications and promote autonomy.

Palabras clave : breast neoplasms; mastectomy; nursing; rehabilitation; autonomy.

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