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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148421
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Loneliness: Rural Women with Chronic Illness
Abstract:
Loneliness: Rural Women with Chronic Illness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Marcille, Lisa Ann, RN, BAN
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University
Title:Graduate Nursing Student
[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Chronic illness is often accompanied by multiple life altering challenges for individuals especially those living in rural locations. Rural dwellers generally do not have readily accessible healthcare resources; as a result, there is a risk for poor heath related outcomes. Loneliness is one such outcome. The aims of this study were to: (a) describe the levels of loneliness, depression, stress, and social support for a group of rural women with a chronic illness; (b) identify the factors associated with loneliness; and (c) explore participants? shared conversations to gain further insight into the rural chronically-ill woman?s experience of loneliness.This study was conducted as a secondary analysis of data previously collected by the Women to Women (WTW) research team at Montana State University. The WTW study provided rural women with chronic illnesses computer training and support through an online forum. The data for the secondary analysis were generated by 57 women. The key concepts were: loneliness, depression, stress, and social support. Age, education, degree of rurality, employment status, and length of chronic illness were the demographic characteristics of interest. Degree of rurality was assigned using the MSU Rurality Index. These characteristics and key concepts were analyzed using bivariate and multivariate analytic techniques.Content analysis was the method used to analyze the women?s conversations in the online forum. The data were obtained from 12 women who were identified as the most vulnerable to loneliness. Three categories were defined using this method: longing for loved ones, ?listening? from the background, and changing relationships.Results of this study supported previous researchers? findings of correlations between loneliness and depression, social support and stress. There was no significant relationship between loneliness and degree of rurality; however, length of chronic illness was significant. Level of education was identified as an area of interest for further nursing research.
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.titleLoneliness: Rural Women with Chronic Illnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148421-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Loneliness: Rural Women with Chronic Illness</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marcille, Lisa Ann, RN, BAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Nursing Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lmarcille@mt.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Chronic illness is often accompanied by multiple life altering challenges for individuals especially those living in rural locations. Rural dwellers generally do not have readily accessible healthcare resources; as a result, there is a risk for poor heath related outcomes. Loneliness is one such outcome. The aims of this study were to: (a) describe the levels of loneliness, depression, stress, and social support for a group of rural women with a chronic illness; (b) identify the factors associated with loneliness; and (c) explore participants? shared conversations to gain further insight into the rural chronically-ill woman?s experience of loneliness.This study was conducted as a secondary analysis of data previously collected by the Women to Women (WTW) research team at Montana State University. The WTW study provided rural women with chronic illnesses computer training and support through an online forum. The data for the secondary analysis were generated by 57 women. The key concepts were: loneliness, depression, stress, and social support. Age, education, degree of rurality, employment status, and length of chronic illness were the demographic characteristics of interest. Degree of rurality was assigned using the MSU Rurality Index. These characteristics and key concepts were analyzed using bivariate and multivariate analytic techniques.Content analysis was the method used to analyze the women?s conversations in the online forum. The data were obtained from 12 women who were identified as the most vulnerable to loneliness. Three categories were defined using this method: longing for loved ones, ?listening? from the background, and changing relationships.Results of this study supported previous researchers? findings of correlations between loneliness and depression, social support and stress. There was no significant relationship between loneliness and degree of rurality; however, length of chronic illness was significant. Level of education was identified as an area of interest for further nursing research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:44:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:44:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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