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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148358
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pattern recognition and aging women
Abstract:
Pattern recognition and aging women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Dawkins, Vivian, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Ocean View Care Center of Bandon
Title:Director of Nursing
The purpose of the study was to attain knowledge about the life patterns of women over 80. The goal of the study was to answer this research question: What are the patterns that emerge from the rich stories of a woman’s long live. A network sampling technique was used to approach thirteen women who agreed to participate in the study. They ranged in age from 81 to 95 years. The interview used a single question to elicit the meaningful events of a woman’s life and added additional questions and guiding comments to gather as much information as possible. The women came from urban and rural areas in three distinct geographical locations in Colorado, Oregon, and Texas. Using a constant comparative method four patterns and a basic social psychological process emerged from their stories. The patterns are (a) caring for family, (b) maintaining health, (c) learning throughout a lifetime, and (d) experiencing employment. The basic social psychological process identified was life integration. The pattern of caring for family was composed of five categories. The categories are remembering childhood, reviewing adult life, acknowledging responsibility for others, exploring family history, and making faith visible. Four categories formed the pattern of maintaining health. They are remembering childhood illnesses, reviewing adult health and illness, coping with accidents and injuries, and accepting the illnesses of aging. The pattern of learning throughout a lifetime is comprised of the categories of remembering life as a student, reviewing learning as a continual process, experiencing learning in life, and manifesting the creative. Three categories formed the pattern of experiencing employment. They are working outside the home, pride in a professional career, and working for oneself. The basic social psychological process of life integration occurs as the meaningful events in each pattern are reviewed. Implications for nursing are primarily focused on practice and on the evolving theory of pattern recognition and life integration in aging women. The study offers suggestions for future research, particularly in the areas of pattern recognition as a method of intervention and patterns that influence life integration versus despair at various points in the lifespan.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePattern recognition and aging womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148358-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pattern recognition and aging women</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dawkins, Vivian, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ocean View Care Center of Bandon</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vpdawkins@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of the study was to attain knowledge about the life patterns of women over 80. The goal of the study was to answer this research question: What are the patterns that emerge from the rich stories of a woman&rsquo;s long live. A network sampling technique was used to approach thirteen women who agreed to participate in the study. They ranged in age from 81 to 95 years. The interview used a single question to elicit the meaningful events of a woman&rsquo;s life and added additional questions and guiding comments to gather as much information as possible. The women came from urban and rural areas in three distinct geographical locations in Colorado, Oregon, and Texas. Using a constant comparative method four patterns and a basic social psychological process emerged from their stories. The patterns are (a) caring for family, (b) maintaining health, (c) learning throughout a lifetime, and (d) experiencing employment. The basic social psychological process identified was life integration. The pattern of caring for family was composed of five categories. The categories are remembering childhood, reviewing adult life, acknowledging responsibility for others, exploring family history, and making faith visible. Four categories formed the pattern of maintaining health. They are remembering childhood illnesses, reviewing adult health and illness, coping with accidents and injuries, and accepting the illnesses of aging. The pattern of learning throughout a lifetime is comprised of the categories of remembering life as a student, reviewing learning as a continual process, experiencing learning in life, and manifesting the creative. Three categories formed the pattern of experiencing employment. They are working outside the home, pride in a professional career, and working for oneself. The basic social psychological process of life integration occurs as the meaningful events in each pattern are reviewed. Implications for nursing are primarily focused on practice and on the evolving theory of pattern recognition and life integration in aging women. The study offers suggestions for future research, particularly in the areas of pattern recognition as a method of intervention and patterns that influence life integration versus despair at various points in the lifespan.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:44:00Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:44:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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