Corpo e comunicazione. Un’indagine qualitativa sull’immagine corporea in donne operate di tumore al seno partecipanti a un progetto di arti, danza e movimento

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Ivana Matteucci
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/1 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 101-116 File size 167 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2019-001007
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The diagnosis of breast cancer, the subsequent treatment and the surgery often cause a deep wound and a change in women self-image. In our survey we intended to analyze the rela-tionship with their own body in breast cancer women, examining their participation in an arts, dance and movement project. The perception of the body in the women was detected with the focus group methodology and through the analysis of documents (letters to their bodies). The collected data confirmed the problematic relationship of the women with their bodies. A significant contribution in constructively tackling the difficulties was provided by the planned activities, which were found capable of generating help to write the new body text.

Keywords: Breast cancer; body image; communication; arts; dance; movement.

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Ivana Matteucci, Corpo e comunicazione. Un’indagine qualitativa sull’immagine corporea in donne operate di tumore al seno partecipanti a un progetto di arti, danza e movimento in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 1/2019, pp 101-116, DOI: 10.3280/SES2019-001007