Non-Operative Pain among Non-Hispanic White and Mexican-American Women with Disabilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150968
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Presentation
Title:
Non-Operative Pain among Non-Hispanic White and Mexican-American Women with Disabilities
Abstract:
Non-Operative Pain among Non-Hispanic White and Mexican-American Women with Disabilities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Harrison, Tracie C., PhD, RN, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas at Austin
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the pain experiences of community residing Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White women with mobility impairments. ÿ Design: Participants were part of an ongoing mixed-method ethnographic study of health disparities in disablement. Exploratory descriptive analysis of pain experiences was done using qualitative and quantitative data. Sample:ÿ A total of 16 Non-Hispanic White and 15 Mexican American women completed questionnaires and in-depth interviews. Participants ranged in age from 56 to 74, formal education ranged from 8 to 18 years, and the majority was unemployed and unmarried. The women began work at age 10 years to 35 years and with an average income of less than $25,000/year.ÿ The women were all postmenopausal and reported a weight ranging from 105 to 280 pounds. ÿ Methods: Thematic qualitative analysis of pain experiences and descriptive statistics of demographics, pain, function, impairment and disability surveys were done describing and comparing Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White women. Results: The themes related to their pain experiences were Crying all the Time; The Driving Issue; and Don't Fall in Love with that Pain. The Mexican American women and the Non-Hispanic White women reported similar levels of quantitative pain, impairment, co-morbidity and disability. Conclusion: The Non-Hispanic White women frequently discussed their pain experiences as medical phenomenon with treatment based primarily within that paradigm. Mexican American women discussed pain as a both a medical and an emotional phenomenon with treatment being multi-faceted. Both groups of women pushed themselves to go beyond their pain and accomplish their goals; categorically, however their treatment goals were different. Acknowledgement: Support for the study provided by a grant from NIH/NINR 1 R01 NR010360.
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.titleNon-Operative Pain among Non-Hispanic White and Mexican-American Women with Disabilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150968-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Non-Operative Pain among Non-Hispanic White and Mexican-American Women with Disabilities</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Harrison, Tracie C., PhD, RN, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas at Austin</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">tharrison@mail.nur.utexas.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the pain experiences of community residing Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White women with mobility impairments. &yuml; Design: Participants were part of an ongoing mixed-method ethnographic study of health disparities in disablement. Exploratory descriptive analysis of pain experiences was done using qualitative and quantitative data. Sample:&yuml; A total of 16 Non-Hispanic White and 15 Mexican American women completed questionnaires and in-depth interviews. Participants ranged in age from 56 to 74, formal education ranged from 8 to 18 years, and the majority was unemployed and unmarried. The women began work at age 10 years to 35 years and with an average income of less than $25,000/year.&yuml; The women were all postmenopausal and reported a weight ranging from 105 to 280 pounds. &yuml; Methods: Thematic qualitative analysis of pain experiences and descriptive statistics of demographics, pain, function, impairment and disability surveys were done describing and comparing Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White women. Results: The themes related to their pain experiences were Crying all the Time; The Driving Issue; and Don't Fall in Love with that Pain. The Mexican American women and the Non-Hispanic White women reported similar levels of quantitative pain, impairment, co-morbidity and disability. Conclusion: The Non-Hispanic White women frequently discussed their pain experiences as medical phenomenon with treatment based primarily within that paradigm. Mexican American women discussed pain as a both a medical and an emotional phenomenon with treatment being multi-faceted. Both groups of women pushed themselves to go beyond their pain and accomplish their goals; categorically, however their treatment goals were different. Acknowledgement: Support for the study provided by a grant from NIH/NINR 1 R01 NR010360.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:48:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:48:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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