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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154343
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Illness Experience of Persons with HIV/AIDS
Abstract:
Exploring the Illness Experience of Persons with HIV/AIDS
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Mendias, Elnora (Nonie) P., PhD, RN, FNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas Medical Branch
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:David P. Paar, MD
As persons with HIV/AIDS live longer, development of strategies to facilitate their positive adaptation to their chronic illness has become critically important to improving clients? health outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of life. Key to successful strategy development is clear understanding of the illness experience, from the client?s perspective, and use of methodologies that accurately uncover or reflect clients? experience. Using Pender?s Health Promotion model as a theoretical base, this non-random descriptive study used a blended qualitative/quantitative approach to collect data from eighteen HIV-positive adults living in the community. Data collection included 1) interviews, conducted using a structured interview guide, and 2) completion of self-report instruments, to obtain respondents? perceptions of their health status, life quality, symptoms, illness intrusiveness, and medication taking. Questionnaire data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Narrative data will be analyzed using Miles and Huberman?s data analysis methodology. Themes in narrative data and trends in quantitative data will be presented and compared. In addition to deepening understanding of the lived experiences of study respondents, comparison of narrative and quantitative data will be helpful in planning health education activities, health promotion interventions, and future research.
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.titleExploring the Illness Experience of Persons with HIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154343-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring the Illness Experience of Persons with HIV/AIDS</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mendias, Elnora (Nonie) P., PhD, RN, FNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas Medical Branch</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nmendias@utmb.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">David P. Paar, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As persons with HIV/AIDS live longer, development of strategies to facilitate their positive adaptation to their chronic illness has become critically important to improving clients? health outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of life. Key to successful strategy development is clear understanding of the illness experience, from the client?s perspective, and use of methodologies that accurately uncover or reflect clients? experience. Using Pender?s Health Promotion model as a theoretical base, this non-random descriptive study used a blended qualitative/quantitative approach to collect data from eighteen HIV-positive adults living in the community. Data collection included 1) interviews, conducted using a structured interview guide, and 2) completion of self-report instruments, to&nbsp;obtain respondents? perceptions of their health status, life quality, symptoms, illness intrusiveness, and medication taking. Questionnaire data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Narrative data will be analyzed using Miles and Huberman?s data analysis methodology. Themes in narrative data and trends in quantitative data will be presented and compared. In addition to deepening understanding of the lived experiences of study respondents, comparison of narrative and quantitative data will be helpful in planning health education activities, health promotion interventions, and future research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:55:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:55:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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