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Les expériences alimentaires des temps du cancer

Abstract : At the intersection of food and health anthropology and in connection with the reflections undertaken by the biomedical world about the weight loss of patients, this thesis outlines the food relation reorganization of people with lung cancer and treated with chemotherapy. By focusing on the patients experience, it reflects the food adaptation strategies implemented by them and / or their relatives, to alleviate the chemically induced food disturbances. The research methodology relies on two longitudinal patient surveys : one is based on semi-structured interviews and the other one is based on questionnaires. During those surveys, observations of the medical and paramedical care of oncology patients were conducted. While both the biomedical world and the uninitiated do not recognize food as a supposed causation of lung cancer , this thesis defends its inclusion in the therapeutic model of patients. In order to do this, the thesis makes first account of the informational context on nutrition and cancer, stretching from the preventive space to the therapeutic space , and within academic and non-academic forms. Then, carefully detailing the food trajectory of eater-patient since the diagnosis, it defines their food experience induced by situations of comfort and discomfort in feeding. Finally, it focused on food material and emotional support from loved ones. These three inputs account for forms of dietary adaptations strategies of nutritional , sensory and organizational orders taking part in a dynamic which is self-regulated to chemically induced food disturbances and which traces the food experience of eater-patient.
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Marine Fontas. Les expériences alimentaires des temps du cancer. Sociologie. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016TOU20060⟩. ⟨tel-01814278⟩



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