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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147194
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploration of Adolescents' Decisions in Labor Pain Management
Abstract:
Exploration of Adolescents' Decisions in Labor Pain Management
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Mack, Kwaifa Kary, MSN, RNC, FNP-C
P.I. Institution Name:Community Action Partnership of Kern
Title:Family Nurse Practitioner
[Special invitation presentation] Labor management is crucial to all expectant women and is of particular concern for pregnant adolescents. Pregnant adolescents are trying to find a place of belonging, establish their own identity, and prepare for early motherhood. Their perception, interpretations, assumptions, and expectations are often biased, exaggerated, egocentric, and at times irrational due to limited life experience and immature insights and problem-solving strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of pregnant adolescents regarding their labor pain, and their decision-making in labor pain management. The research study used a non-experimental, mixed-method design. Twelve pregnant adolescents participated in the study. The researcher gathered quantitative data on levels of pain and timing of pain relief measures through retrospective chart review, and then conducted face-to-face audiotaped interviews to explore decision-making related to pain management. Narrative interview data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using Van Manen's (1990) method of phenomenology.Four dominant themes were revealed through the process of qualitative data analysis: Knowledge for Childbirth, Labor Experience, Labor Pain Management, and Motherhood. Further analysis showed that the 12 participants were unprepared for their childbirth, and their pre-admission expectations of childbirth were much different than the actual experience. Participants described labor pain as unbearable and intense. Despite intense labor pain, study participants reported fear of complications, self-challenge, and fear of disappointing others as barriers in delaying use of pharmacological treatment to alleviate labor pain. In this study epidural anesthesia was the preferred method for pain relief for nine participants. Ambiguity of motherhood was reported in this study. All 12 participants welcomed the birth of their child, but some participants expressed apprehension regarding the responsibilities of being a mother.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploration of Adolescents' Decisions in Labor Pain Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147194-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploration of Adolescents' Decisions in Labor Pain Management</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mack, Kwaifa Kary, MSN, RNC, FNP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Community Action Partnership of Kern</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Family Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kmack@runner.csub.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] Labor management is crucial to all expectant women and is of particular concern for pregnant adolescents. Pregnant adolescents are trying to find a place of belonging, establish their own identity, and prepare for early motherhood. Their perception, interpretations, assumptions, and expectations are often biased, exaggerated, egocentric, and at times irrational due to limited life experience and immature insights and problem-solving strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of pregnant adolescents regarding their labor pain, and their decision-making in labor pain management. The research study used a non-experimental, mixed-method design. Twelve pregnant adolescents participated in the study. The researcher gathered quantitative data on levels of pain and timing of pain relief measures through retrospective chart review, and then conducted face-to-face audiotaped interviews to explore decision-making related to pain management. Narrative interview data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using Van Manen's (1990) method of phenomenology.Four dominant themes were revealed through the process of qualitative data analysis: Knowledge for Childbirth, Labor Experience, Labor Pain Management, and Motherhood. Further analysis showed that the 12 participants were unprepared for their childbirth, and their pre-admission expectations of childbirth were much different than the actual experience. Participants described labor pain as unbearable and intense. Despite intense labor pain, study participants reported fear of complications, self-challenge, and fear of disappointing others as barriers in delaying use of pharmacological treatment to alleviate labor pain. In this study epidural anesthesia was the preferred method for pain relief for nine participants. Ambiguity of motherhood was reported in this study. All 12 participants welcomed the birth of their child, but some participants expressed apprehension regarding the responsibilities of being a mother.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:30:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:30:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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