Characteristics of the Somatic Sensation Experienced by ICD Patients during Pre-Onset and at the Time of Onset

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153255
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Presentation
Title:
Characteristics of the Somatic Sensation Experienced by ICD Patients during Pre-Onset and at the Time of Onset
Abstract:
Characteristics of the Somatic Sensation Experienced by ICD Patients during Pre-Onset and at the Time of Onset
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Furukawa, Fumiko, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Shizuoka
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Chika Hashimoto, RN, MA; Masami Sato, RN, MA; Yoshiaki Degucih, MD; Kouichirou Yoshioka, PhD, MD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] There is a lack of information for health professionals dealing with the somatic sensations experienced by patients at the time of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) onset. The anticipated sensations created by ICD might enhance patients' fear and anxiety when they are informed that they will receive an ICD. However, few studies have focused on the manner in which patients experience these sensations. There were two groups of patients: one was recruited from an ICD peer support group, and the other from an outpatient clinic. Thirteen patients gave their written informed consent to participate in this study. The inclusion criteria included ICD onset at least once and no diagnosis of depression. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data. The raw data were transcribed; only information related to somatic sensations or feelings was extracted. Expressions describing the sensations experienced were classified into 186 codes. The codes were grouped based on the sensations' characteristics into three groups: phono-type Japanese expressions, such as "Doonn," "Pokon," "Paann," "Sutoun," and "Billi;" descriptive expressions, such as "my back was hit," "my muscle was cramped," "my body was pressed," "my body was abruptly raised," and "my body was falling down;" and image-type expressions, such as "fire-works from my body," "electric current running through my body." and "a tiny bomb exploded." The results indicate that the patients experienced uncomfortable somatic sensations that had a greater impact than any previously experienced sensations. The patients always had difficulty finding words to accurately express their sensations. Individual differences also tended to cause various ways of expressing the sensations using words and gestures. To understand the actual sensations that are experienced, common phrases need to be identified from among the various expressions used.
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.titleCharacteristics of the Somatic Sensation Experienced by ICD Patients during Pre-Onset and at the Time of Onseten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153255-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Characteristics of the Somatic Sensation Experienced by ICD Patients during Pre-Onset and at the Time of Onset</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Furukawa, Fumiko, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Shizuoka</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">furukawa@u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chika Hashimoto, RN, MA; Masami Sato, RN, MA; Yoshiaki Degucih, MD; Kouichirou Yoshioka, PhD, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] There is a lack of information for health professionals dealing with the somatic sensations experienced by patients at the time of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) onset. The anticipated sensations created by ICD might enhance patients' fear and anxiety when they are informed that they will receive an ICD. However, few studies have focused on the manner in which patients experience these sensations. There were two groups of patients: one was recruited from an ICD peer support group, and the other from an outpatient clinic. Thirteen patients gave their written informed consent to participate in this study. The inclusion criteria included ICD onset at least once and no diagnosis of depression. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data. The raw data were transcribed; only information related to somatic sensations or feelings was extracted. Expressions describing the sensations experienced were classified into 186 codes. The codes were grouped based on the sensations' characteristics into three groups: phono-type Japanese expressions, such as &quot;Doonn,&quot; &quot;Pokon,&quot; &quot;Paann,&quot; &quot;Sutoun,&quot; and &quot;Billi;&quot; descriptive expressions, such as &quot;my back was hit,&quot; &quot;my muscle was cramped,&quot; &quot;my body was pressed,&quot; &quot;my body was abruptly raised,&quot; and &quot;my body was falling down;&quot; and image-type expressions, such as &quot;fire-works from my body,&quot; &quot;electric current running through my body.&quot; and &quot;a tiny bomb exploded.&quot; The results indicate that the patients experienced uncomfortable somatic sensations that had a greater impact than any previously experienced sensations. The patients always had difficulty finding words to accurately express their sensations. Individual differences also tended to cause various ways of expressing the sensations using words and gestures. To understand the actual sensations that are experienced, common phrases need to be identified from among the various expressions used.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:09:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:09:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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