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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153754
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Minority Elders Managing Day-to-Day Life With Multiple Chronic Illnesses
Abstract:
Minority Elders Managing Day-to-Day Life With Multiple Chronic Illnesses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Loeb, Susan J., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Purpose: Determine how minority elders manage daily life with co-morbidity. Specific Aims: To identify strategies used by minority elders to minimize the consequences of co-morbidity. 2) To validate the “Staying in Control” model of coping with multiple chronic conditions with ethnically diverse elders. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using focus group methodology to explore the strategies commonly employed by community-dwelling minority elders (n=32) to manage their multiple chronic health conditions. A screening survey was administered to 100 individuals attending senior centers to establish a sampling frame for the focus groups. Inclusion criteria for focus groups were: > 54; ethnic/racial minority; community dwelling; and have > 1 chronic condition. Five focus groups were conducted and saturation was achieved. The moderator used a semi-structured discussion guide to promote consistency across groups. Sessions were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. A co-moderator took field notes. Data were analyzed using content and thematic analyses. Results and Conclusions: Key strategies identified were relying on God/religion, helping others, exercising, medicating, dietary patterns, family support, and seeking information. In addition, study findings related to both the discrete coping strategies employed and more global management of day-to-day life were supportive of the “Staying in Control” model. Implications for Advancing the Nursing Research Agenda or Improving Quality of Care: This study expands nurses’ understanding of how minority elders deal with co-morbidity in everyday life and manage the complexities of their co-morbidities. Contributions to the development of the “Staying in Control” model were also achieved. Finally, this study will be a basis for the development of an intervention study to facilitate older adults in effective management of their multiple health conditions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMinority Elders Managing Day-to-Day Life With Multiple Chronic Illnessesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153754-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Minority Elders Managing Day-to-Day Life With Multiple Chronic Illnesses</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Loeb, Susan J., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sloeb@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Determine how minority elders manage daily life with co-morbidity. Specific Aims: To identify strategies used by minority elders to minimize the consequences of co-morbidity. 2) To validate the &ldquo;Staying in Control&rdquo; model of coping with multiple chronic conditions with ethnically diverse elders. Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using focus group methodology to explore the strategies commonly employed by community-dwelling minority elders (n=32) to manage their multiple chronic health conditions. A screening survey was administered to 100 individuals attending senior centers to establish a sampling frame for the focus groups. Inclusion criteria for focus groups were: &gt; 54; ethnic/racial minority; community dwelling; and have &gt; 1 chronic condition. Five focus groups were conducted and saturation was achieved. The moderator used a semi-structured discussion guide to promote consistency across groups. Sessions were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. A co-moderator took field notes. Data were analyzed using content and thematic analyses. Results and Conclusions: Key strategies identified were relying on God/religion, helping others, exercising, medicating, dietary patterns, family support, and seeking information. In addition, study findings related to both the discrete coping strategies employed and more global management of day-to-day life were supportive of the &ldquo;Staying in Control&rdquo; model. Implications for Advancing the Nursing Research Agenda or Improving Quality of Care: This study expands nurses&rsquo; understanding of how minority elders deal with co-morbidity in everyday life and manage the complexities of their co-morbidities. Contributions to the development of the &ldquo;Staying in Control&rdquo; model were also achieved. Finally, this study will be a basis for the development of an intervention study to facilitate older adults in effective management of their multiple health conditions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:29:32Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:29:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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