Experiences of Women During Post-Partum Period: A Phenomenological Study in Karachi, Pakistan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150717
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Title:
Experiences of Women During Post-Partum Period: A Phenomenological Study in Karachi, Pakistan
Abstract:
Experiences of Women During Post-Partum Period: A Phenomenological Study in Karachi, Pakistan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Khowaja, Shaneela Sadruddin, MScN, BScN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Rozina Karmaliani, RN, MPH, PhD
The postpartum period is a critical and significant time in relation to maternity care. It is a very unique, and an individual based experience of women, that requires special care from the health care professionals, especially from nurses. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe, understand and interpret the experiences of women during their post-partum period. A qualitative study, using Van Manen?s methodological approach to hermeneutic phenomenology, was selected, in order to capture the full and rich understanding and meaning of this phenomenon in the women?s live. Women were enrolled from three different areas of the, urban squatter settlements of Karachi, Pakistan. Eight women were enrolled who met the inclusion criteria; who were in the two to six weeks range of the postpartum period. Unstructured interviews were conducted with open-ended questions; the audio-taped interviews were transcribed; and translation was done from Urdu to English. The study utilized van Manen?s process for data analysis. Data was arranged by meaning, into units or themes. Then, the researcher applied a thematizing process in order to identify the essence of the phenomenon. The study results found that maternal transition was impacted by various individual and context based experiences, and each mother felt a deep and unique restoration of self. Moreover, ?physiological, psychological, socio-economic, spiritual, and health services? experiences emerged as the five concrete situations, and these situations all related to around the notion of ?transition to motherhood?.  This study has contributed to a deeper understanding of the nature and meaning of postpartum experiences, which can offer an insight for nurses and other health care professionals in caring for women during their postpartum period, at clinical area as well as home care at the community sites. Future recommendations for nursing research, related to the thesis topic, have also been delineated.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleExperiences of Women During Post-Partum Period: A Phenomenological Study in Karachi, Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150717-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experiences of Women During Post-Partum Period: A Phenomenological Study in Karachi, Pakistan</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Khowaja, Shaneela Sadruddin, MScN, BScN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shaneela.khowaja@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rozina Karmaliani, RN, MPH, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The postpartum period is a critical and significant time in relation to maternity care. It is a very unique, and an individual based experience of women, that requires special care from the health care professionals, especially from nurses. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe, understand and interpret the experiences of women during their post-partum period. A qualitative study, using Van Manen?s methodological approach to hermeneutic phenomenology, was selected, in order to capture the full and rich understanding and meaning of this phenomenon in the women?s live. Women were enrolled from three different areas of the, urban squatter settlements of Karachi, Pakistan. Eight women were enrolled who met the inclusion criteria; who were in the two to six weeks range of the postpartum period. Unstructured interviews were conducted with open-ended questions; the audio-taped interviews were transcribed; and translation was done from Urdu to English. The study utilized van Manen?s process for data analysis. Data was arranged by meaning, into units or themes. Then, the researcher applied a thematizing process in order to identify the essence of the phenomenon. The study results found that maternal transition was impacted by various individual and context based experiences, and each mother felt a deep and unique restoration of self. Moreover, ?physiological, psychological, socio-economic, spiritual, and health services? experiences emerged as the five concrete situations, and these situations all related to around the notion of ?transition to motherhood?.&nbsp; This study has contributed to a deeper understanding of the nature and meaning of postpartum experiences, which can offer an insight for nurses and other health care professionals in caring for women during their postpartum period, at clinical area as well as home care at the community sites. Future recommendations for nursing research, related to the thesis topic, have also been delineated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:40:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:40:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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