Help seeking on the Internet by persons with implantable cardioverter defibrillators

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149347
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Presentation
Title:
Help seeking on the Internet by persons with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Abstract:
Help seeking on the Internet by persons with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Dickerson, Suzanne, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: The purpose of this pilot study was to discover common meanings embedded in the experiences of individuals with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) who use Internet communication for support. Individuals at risk for recurring sudden cardiac death are protected by the life saving technology of ICD but experience anxiety, anger and depression. These individuals seek others with similar experiences on the Internet as support. Design: The study was an exploratory, descriptive design using the methods of Heideggerian Hermeneutics. Participants were invited to engage in a virtual focus discussion of their online experiences. Transcripts from interviews provide the data for hermeneutic analysis. Sample. Those who participate in an existing Internet site for individuals with ICD were contacted with permission of the site’s owner and a posting from the researcher describing the study and inviting them to describe their experiences and how Internet communications help. . Two virtual focus groups of 6 individuals comprise the informants. Setting: The Internet provides the site for the study. The virtual focus group occurs at the researchers web site in a discussion forum that consists of a collection of the participants responses to general open ended questions about their experience. Concept: experiences of Internet use by persons with ICD. Measures: Textual based analysis of common themes and constitutive patterns. Findings: This research is ongoing. Preliminary findings indicate that the Internet has become a common and everyday resource for individuals in communicating with others and accessing information for decision-making. Conclusions Through hermeneutic study of these narrative stories an understanding of individuals perceptions are revealed. Implications. Within the stories lies the possibility of understanding the concerns, practical knowledge, forms of engagement and reasoning in action used by the participants when communicating on the Internet. This understanding of the importance of Internet communication will compliment knowledge of how and why the Internet is important and useful to patients. This knowledge will be used by health care providers in identifying the possibilities of integrating the Internet into a patient’s self-management.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleHelp seeking on the Internet by persons with implantable cardioverter defibrillatorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149347-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Help seeking on the Internet by persons with implantable cardioverter defibrillators</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">Dickerson, Suzanne, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Buffalo, State University of New York</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sdickers@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this pilot study was to discover common meanings embedded in the experiences of individuals with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) who use Internet communication for support. Individuals at risk for recurring sudden cardiac death are protected by the life saving technology of ICD but experience anxiety, anger and depression. These individuals seek others with similar experiences on the Internet as support. Design: The study was an exploratory, descriptive design using the methods of Heideggerian Hermeneutics. Participants were invited to engage in a virtual focus discussion of their online experiences. Transcripts from interviews provide the data for hermeneutic analysis. Sample. Those who participate in an existing Internet site for individuals with ICD were contacted with permission of the site&rsquo;s owner and a posting from the researcher describing the study and inviting them to describe their experiences and how Internet communications help. . Two virtual focus groups of 6 individuals comprise the informants. Setting: The Internet provides the site for the study. The virtual focus group occurs at the researchers web site in a discussion forum that consists of a collection of the participants responses to general open ended questions about their experience. Concept: experiences of Internet use by persons with ICD. Measures: Textual based analysis of common themes and constitutive patterns. Findings: This research is ongoing. Preliminary findings indicate that the Internet has become a common and everyday resource for individuals in communicating with others and accessing information for decision-making. Conclusions Through hermeneutic study of these narrative stories an understanding of individuals perceptions are revealed. Implications. Within the stories lies the possibility of understanding the concerns, practical knowledge, forms of engagement and reasoning in action used by the participants when communicating on the Internet. This understanding of the importance of Internet communication will compliment knowledge of how and why the Internet is important and useful to patients. This knowledge will be used by health care providers in identifying the possibilities of integrating the Internet into a patient&rsquo;s self-management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:37Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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