Sophie Opsomer
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Interpretative phenomenological analysisOncology nursingCancerStressorPsychological resilienceDevelopmental psychologyDistressPsychologyNursingHealth careQualitative researchNormalityResilience (network)Flexibility (personality)Longitudinal studySocial supportFamily caregiversMEDLINEPsycINFOQuality of life (healthcare)Posttraumatic growthContext (language use)Meaning (existential)CINAHLMental dysfunctionLife partnerPrimary carePalliative careIncurable cancerIn patientAdvanced cancerInterpretation (philosophy)Clinical psychologyMedicineCoping (psychology)Thematic analysisGerontologyApplied psychologySocial determinants of health
10Publications
3H-index
13Citations
Publications 8
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#1Sophie Opsomer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 3
#2Jan De Lepeleire (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 22
Last. Peter Pype (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 13
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BACKGROUND Family caregivers of advanced cancer patients are at risk for developing mental disorders. Despite this risk, the majority seem to adapt well, and throughout the caregiving period, their trajectory is characterised by healthy functioning. However, GPs struggle with making timely assessments of caregivers at risk for mental dysfunction, since they often fail to seek medical help for themselves and the appropriate research about resilience in cancer caregivers is scarce. Moreover, resea...
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#1Sophie OpsomerH-Index: 3
#2Jan De LepeleireH-Index: 5
Last. Peter PypeH-Index: 1
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#1Sophie Opsomer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 3
#2Peter Pype (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 13
Last. Jan De Lepeleire (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 22
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Background : Providing care for patients with advanced cancer is often the responsibility of the partner. Being confronted with an incurable cancer diagnosis can be highly disruptive for the patient's partner and can be considered a potentially traumatic event. However, most caregivers seem to adapt well during the process of providing care. This finding is in line with the concept of resilience in literature: a dynamic process of adapting well, resulting from the interplay between intrinsic and...
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#1Sophie Opsomer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 3
#2Sofie Joossens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 22
Last. Peter Pype (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Purpose Nutrition-related problems are common in patients with advanced cancer. They can disrupt daily life and routines. This study aimed to explore how couples cope with this source of distress. Methods A qualitative descriptive study design was adopted using semi-structured interviews. Seven couples, each consisting of an advanced cancer patient and his or her co-habiting life partner, participated. The Qualitative Analysis Guide of Leuven (QUAGOL) was used as a guide to facilitate t...
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#1Sophie OpsomerH-Index: 3
#2Peter PypeH-Index: 13
Last. Jan De LepeleireH-Index: 22
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#1Sophie OpsomerH-Index: 3
#2Peter PypeH-Index: 1
Last. Jan De LepeleireH-Index: 5
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#1Sophie OpsomerH-Index: 3
#2Sofie Joossens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 1
Last. Peter PypeH-Index: 13
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Cancer and nutrition-related problems are extremely distressing events and disturb functioning and daily life. It is recognized that the effects of stressors challenging well-being are mediated by the meaning attached to these stressors. As nutrition-related problems are often being experienced within couples, it is also important to gain understanding of a partner's interpretation of complaints and whether it coincides with that of the patient. To explore the meaning attached to nutrition-relat...
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#1Sophie OpsomerH-Index: 3
#2Jan De LepeleireH-Index: 5
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