Las representaciones sociales del cáncer y de la quimioterapia en la familia del paciente oncológico Academic Article


  • This qualitative study aimed to analyze the Social Representations (SR) of cancer and chemotherapy in 25 families of adult cancer patients with whom in-depth interviews were conducted and who participated in a free association test. We used Atlas.ti for the data analysis which were analyzed was done based on SR theory. It was found that the patient’s family member plays a central role; they have various functions such as support and containment are as involved as the patient in the disease process. Thus, the family members represent cancer and chemotherapy in a predominantly negative way, favoring the presence of anxiety and suffering.

publication date

  • 2015/1/1


  • 33


  • Anxiety
  • Atlases
  • Drug Therapy
  • Free Association
  • Interviews
  • Neoplasms
  • Psychological Stress
  • Social Theory

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1794-4724

number of pages

  • 18

start page

  • 497

end page

  • 515