Longitudinal Descriptive Study Examining Variability in RA Measures in Women Over Time

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150162
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Presentation
Title:
Longitudinal Descriptive Study Examining Variability in RA Measures in Women Over Time
Abstract:
Longitudinal Descriptive Study Examining Variability in RA Measures in Women Over Time
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Schweitzer, Roberta, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Sue Hendricks, EdD, RN; Dierdre Zehner, RN
Objective: Little information is know about women with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the variability in biomarkers and day to day functioning over time. The presentation reports basic results from a descriptive study examining a large set of variables in women with RA, and their movement over time. Design: This is a pilot descriptive longitudinal study. The purpose is to examine study parameters over a 1 year period Population, Sample, Setting A convenience sample of 25 women diagnosed with RA, 65 years old and above, was recruited within a midsize town in the western US. 25 of the subjects were also recruited without RA. Results reported here represent the women with RA. Variables: Data collected included demographic inventory, Holmes-Rahe SRS, AIMS2, biomarker lab work, and RA specific data (stage, flares, treatments, etc.). At monthly intervals, updates on RA flares and general health status was collected, along with the other data. We wanted to describe variability in each measure, and patterns between life changes as measured by the Holmes-Rahe S R S, changes in the health status subscales on the AIMS2, and alterations in the sedimentation rate. Methods: Baseline data were collected from all participants. Then data collected monthly on all variables for a one year period. Findings: Data collection for this longitudinal study has been completed, and findings are being analyzed at this time. This abstract focuses on reporting a clearer picture of variables that are sensitive in measuring change, and those which are more likely to remain static. Conclusions/Implications: It is important to understand the complex and variable experience of RA in elderly women. Studies such as this lead the way to designing effective intervention studies with sensitive outcome measures, and the degree of natural variability in the illness experience can be clarified. This information is also clinically useful for nurses.
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.titleLongitudinal Descriptive Study Examining Variability in RA Measures in Women Over Timeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150162-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Longitudinal Descriptive Study Examining Variability in RA Measures in Women Over Time</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schweitzer, Roberta, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University</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">roschwei@iuk.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sue Hendricks, EdD, RN; Dierdre Zehner, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Little information is know about women with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the variability in biomarkers and day to day functioning over time. The presentation reports basic results from a descriptive study examining a large set of variables in women with RA, and their movement over time. Design: This is a pilot descriptive longitudinal study. The purpose is to examine study parameters over a 1 year period Population, Sample, Setting A convenience sample of 25 women diagnosed with RA, 65 years old and above, was recruited within a midsize town in the western US. 25 of the subjects were also recruited without RA. Results reported here represent the women with RA. Variables: Data collected included demographic inventory, Holmes-Rahe SRS, AIMS2, biomarker lab work, and RA specific data (stage, flares, treatments, etc.). At monthly intervals, updates on RA flares and general health status was collected, along with the other data. We wanted to describe variability in each measure, and patterns between life changes as measured by the Holmes-Rahe S R S, changes in the health status subscales on the AIMS2, and alterations in the sedimentation rate. Methods: Baseline data were collected from all participants. Then data collected monthly on all variables for a one year period. Findings: Data collection for this longitudinal study has been completed, and findings are being analyzed at this time. This abstract focuses on reporting a clearer picture of variables that are sensitive in measuring change, and those which are more likely to remain static. Conclusions/Implications: It is important to understand the complex and variable experience of RA in elderly women. Studies such as this lead the way to designing effective intervention studies with sensitive outcome measures, and the degree of natural variability in the illness experience can be clarified. This information is also clinically useful for nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:17:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:17:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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