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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152856
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of Families Experiencing Chronic Renal Failure
Abstract:
Perceptions of Families Experiencing Chronic Renal Failure
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Koeckeritz, Jane, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Northern Colorado
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: While adaptation to chronic illness has been examined from the perspective of the individual with chronic illness, less emphasis has been placed upon understanding adaptation from the family perspective. The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of families living with chronic renal failure and hemodialysis. Design: A qualitative design guided the project. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Patients on dialysis, their caregivers and health care providers at a local dialysis center were interviewed either in their homes or at the dialysis center. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The study is based upon the Family Resiliency Model (McCubbin et al., 1996), which examines stress and adaptation from the family perspective and considers the buffering effect of family resources on family stressors. Families with a member who has chronic renal failure on hemodialysis present a good example of families who have had to adapt to significant stressors. The losses and lifestyle changes for these families may be considerable, and the stress may severely strain the coping capacities of the family. An understanding of family recovery and resilience under conditions that would typically favor family deterioration is needed to develop theory-based treatment and preventive intervention for families experiencing chronic illness. Methods: Data was collected through interviews of patients, caregivers and health care providers at the dialysis center. The family was interviewed together, and this was followed by separate interviews with each participant. Unstructured audio taped interviews provided an in-depth perspective of the impact of family stressors associated with chronic illness. Grounded theory methodology was used to seek information that would enable researchers to develop theory-based interventions to better assess and provide nursing care to help families face long-term care and promote the best possible outcomes. Findings: The researchers are currently engaged in the analysis of data. Using NUDIST program, it is anticipated that constant comparative analysis will uncover categories of responses that could be considered indicators of resilience. Conclusions: Initial analysis has demonstrated many coping mechanisms common to each of the families. Implications: The researchers involved in this project are also involved in a study using the same research questions and methodology with the Hispanic population. Understanding the experience of families in this situation may provide a prototype for the experience within a broader context of chronic illness management.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceptions of Families Experiencing Chronic Renal Failureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152856-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceptions of Families Experiencing Chronic Renal Failure</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">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koeckeritz, Jane, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Northern Colorado</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">jkoecker@unco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: While adaptation to chronic illness has been examined from the perspective of the individual with chronic illness, less emphasis has been placed upon understanding adaptation from the family perspective. The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of families living with chronic renal failure and hemodialysis. Design: A qualitative design guided the project. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Patients on dialysis, their caregivers and health care providers at a local dialysis center were interviewed either in their homes or at the dialysis center. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The study is based upon the Family Resiliency Model (McCubbin et al., 1996), which examines stress and adaptation from the family perspective and considers the buffering effect of family resources on family stressors. Families with a member who has chronic renal failure on hemodialysis present a good example of families who have had to adapt to significant stressors. The losses and lifestyle changes for these families may be considerable, and the stress may severely strain the coping capacities of the family. An understanding of family recovery and resilience under conditions that would typically favor family deterioration is needed to develop theory-based treatment and preventive intervention for families experiencing chronic illness. Methods: Data was collected through interviews of patients, caregivers and health care providers at the dialysis center. The family was interviewed together, and this was followed by separate interviews with each participant. Unstructured audio taped interviews provided an in-depth perspective of the impact of family stressors associated with chronic illness. Grounded theory methodology was used to seek information that would enable researchers to develop theory-based interventions to better assess and provide nursing care to help families face long-term care and promote the best possible outcomes. Findings: The researchers are currently engaged in the analysis of data. Using NUDIST program, it is anticipated that constant comparative analysis will uncover categories of responses that could be considered indicators of resilience. Conclusions: Initial analysis has demonstrated many coping mechanisms common to each of the families. Implications: The researchers involved in this project are also involved in a study using the same research questions and methodology with the Hispanic population. Understanding the experience of families in this situation may provide a prototype for the experience within a broader context of chronic illness management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:52:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:52:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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