Kimberley J. Fletcher
An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the patient experience of awake craniotomy: brain tumour diagnosis to discharge
Fletcher, Kimberley J.; das Nair, Roshan; Macniven, Jamie A.; Basu, Surajit; Byrne, Paul
ROSHAN NAIR Roshan.email@example.com
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
Jamie A. Macniven
Objectives. Previous research exploring the patient experience of awake craniotomy (AC) has yielded contrasting accounts. The current study aimed to explore the lived experience of having undergone an AC in the United Kingdom.
Design. This was a qualitative, semi-structured interview study. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA).
Methods. Seven participants (three males, four females) who had undergone an AC in the United Kingdom took part in the study. Ages ranged between 26 and 41 years old at the time of interview. Time since AC ranged from 5 months to 4 years.
Results. Participants appeared to be satisfied with, and tolerant of, the AC experience. Three superordinate themes: use of self-preservation strategies prior to and during AC, a bizarre yet pleasant operation experience, and the need for more concrete information prior to surgery were identified. These themes appeared to be embedded in a core theme: relationship with the neurosurgeon.
Conclusions. The relationship with the neurosurgeon appears crucial to the patient experience of AC. This knowledge underscores the need for effective doctor–patient communication skills which could lead to improved delivery of care and more positive outcomes.
Fletcher, K. J., das Nair, R., Macniven, J. A., Basu, S., & Byrne, P. (2012). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the patient experience of awake craniotomy: brain tumour diagnosis to discharge. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17(4), https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02079.x
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 2, 2012|
|Online Publication Date||May 2, 2012|
|Publication Date||Nov 1, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Jul 18, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 18, 2016|
|Journal||British Journal of Health Psychology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Additional Information||This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fletcher, K. J., Nair, R. d., Macniven, J. A. B., Basu, S. and Byrne, P. (2012), An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the patient experience of awake craniotomy: Brain tumour diagnosis to discharge. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17: 828–842, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02079.x This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.|
An interpretative phenomenological analysis of patient experience of awake craniotomy AAM.pdf
You might also like
Reflections on RRI in “TAS for Health at Home”