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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150746
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Managing Chronic Illness in a Rural Setting
Abstract:
Managing Chronic Illness in a Rural Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Weinert, Clarann, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University-Bozeman
Title:Professor
Objective: The goal of the Women to Women Project (WTW2) is to use telecommunication technology to provide health education and social support to middle-aged rural women with chronic illness. The purpose of this presentation is to share information, from the women themselves, on the ability of the intervention to impact management of their chronic illness.<P> Design: The study employs a three-cohort design. Each cohort includes three study groups: a mediated intervention (expert-guided health modules with facilitated discussion [“Health Roundtable”] and self-help support group [“Koffee Klatch”]); an independent intervention (self-guided, non-facilitated health modules); and a non-intervention. <P> Sample: WTW is an on-going endeavor. The data for this presentation were generated by two cohorts in 2002. Of 109 women, 95% were Caucasian, and 81% lived in MT (others in WY,ID,ND,SD). The median age was 52 and the average education 14.6 years.<P> Variables: The data for this presentation are taken from the women’s exchanges in Koffee Klatch. They were analyzed both inductively and deductively for support patterns. <P> Methods: The five-month computer intervention runs off the WebCT platform. The chat rooms are asynchronous and can be accessed on a 24/7 basis. <P> Findings: Progress is being made toward achieving the project’s overall goal as indicated by representative online responses: “We sure need the support from each other when times are stressed and we have medical problems. Thanks for being there for me.” “I do not feel so isolated or powerless now that we have this group.” <P> Conclusions: The WTW2 computer-based intervention model has the potential to advance practice in the care of people with more than one chronic illness or populations with multiple co-morbidities in urban and rural areas.<P> Implications: The full evaluation of the intervention will enhance an understanding of efficacy of this strategy for helping individuals to better mange their chronic health conditions. <!--Abstract 13214 modified by 153.90.232.1 on 10-28-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManaging Chronic Illness in a Rural Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150746-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Managing Chronic Illness in a Rural Setting</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-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weinert, Clarann, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University-Bozeman</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cweinert@montana.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The goal of the Women to Women Project (WTW2) is to use telecommunication technology to provide health education and social support to middle-aged rural women with chronic illness. The purpose of this presentation is to share information, from the women themselves, on the ability of the intervention to impact management of their chronic illness.&lt;P&gt; Design: The study employs a three-cohort design. Each cohort includes three study groups: a mediated intervention (expert-guided health modules with facilitated discussion [&ldquo;Health Roundtable&rdquo;] and self-help support group [&ldquo;Koffee Klatch&rdquo;]); an independent intervention (self-guided, non-facilitated health modules); and a non-intervention. &lt;P&gt; Sample: WTW is an on-going endeavor. The data for this presentation were generated by two cohorts in 2002. Of 109 women, 95% were Caucasian, and 81% lived in MT (others in WY,ID,ND,SD). The median age was 52 and the average education 14.6 years.&lt;P&gt; Variables: The data for this presentation are taken from the women&rsquo;s exchanges in Koffee Klatch. They were analyzed both inductively and deductively for support patterns. &lt;P&gt; Methods: The five-month computer intervention runs off the WebCT platform. The chat rooms are asynchronous and can be accessed on a 24/7 basis. &lt;P&gt; Findings: Progress is being made toward achieving the project&rsquo;s overall goal as indicated by representative online responses: &ldquo;We sure need the support from each other when times are stressed and we have medical problems. Thanks for being there for me.&rdquo; &ldquo;I do not feel so isolated or powerless now that we have this group.&rdquo; &lt;P&gt; Conclusions: The WTW2 computer-based intervention model has the potential to advance practice in the care of people with more than one chronic illness or populations with multiple co-morbidities in urban and rural areas.&lt;P&gt; Implications: The full evaluation of the intervention will enhance an understanding of efficacy of this strategy for helping individuals to better mange their chronic health conditions. &lt;!--Abstract 13214 modified by 153.90.232.1 on 10-28-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:41:44Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:41:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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