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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153859
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The lived experience with human immunodeficiency virus
Abstract:
The lived experience with human immunodeficiency virus
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Ono, Charlene, MS/MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Kauai Community CollegeNursing Department
Title:Nursing Instructor
The number of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) seropositive cases are increasing yet very little is known about the Persons' With HIV (PWHs')/Persons' With AIDS (PWAs') lived experience. This research was a qualitative study which described 1) the HIV/AIDS experience in rural Hawaii, 2) the PWHs' and PWAs' perceptions of the health care providers' attitudes, and 3) the accessibility to the needed services. This was accomplished through two interviews and questionnaire(s) for each of the participants.



The population was all the adult (18 years and older) persons seropositive for HIV or diagnosed with AIDS and living on Kauai. All were invited to participate by various recruiting sites. The three participants were Caucasians, two homosexual males and one heterosexual female, who were interviewed twice and completed questionnaires. When the six interviews were analyzed, using the phenomenological method, seventeen themes emerged. The lived experiences of the PWHs were described as full of social rejection and isolation. Their perceptions of the health care providers were generally negative and that interfered with the accessibility to the services. They all believed that there was a general lack of knowledge. Despite all this, an overall positive mental attitude was present or the necessity for one was understood.



Following the interviews, they were asked to fill out a questionnaire for each provider utilized. This Ono Perception Scale was devised based on the Orthogonal Scales. The scores were analyzed. The averages of each questionnaire ranged from 2.27 to 5.00 on a scale of l to 5. These scores are not reflective of the feelings that were portrayed during the interviews. The reliability of this scale cannot be determined due to the size of the sample.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe lived experience with human immunodeficiency virusen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153859-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The lived experience with human immunodeficiency virus</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ono, Charlene, MS/MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kauai Community CollegeNursing Department</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ono3nord@hawaiian.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The number of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) seropositive cases are increasing yet very little is known about the Persons' With HIV (PWHs')/Persons' With AIDS (PWAs') lived experience. This research was a qualitative study which described 1) the HIV/AIDS experience in rural Hawaii, 2) the PWHs' and PWAs' perceptions of the health care providers' attitudes, and 3) the accessibility to the needed services. This was accomplished through two interviews and questionnaire(s) for each of the participants.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The population was all the adult (18 years and older) persons seropositive for HIV or diagnosed with AIDS and living on Kauai. All were invited to participate by various recruiting sites. The three participants were Caucasians, two homosexual males and one heterosexual female, who were interviewed twice and completed questionnaires. When the six interviews were analyzed, using the phenomenological method, seventeen themes emerged. The lived experiences of the PWHs were described as full of social rejection and isolation. Their perceptions of the health care providers were generally negative and that interfered with the accessibility to the services. They all believed that there was a general lack of knowledge. Despite all this, an overall positive mental attitude was present or the necessity for one was understood.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Following the interviews, they were asked to fill out a questionnaire for each provider utilized. This Ono Perception Scale was devised based on the Orthogonal Scales. The scores were analyzed. The averages of each questionnaire ranged from 2.27 to 5.00 on a scale of l to 5. These scores are not reflective of the feelings that were portrayed during the interviews. The reliability of this scale cannot be determined due to the size of the sample.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:34:04Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:34:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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