Understanding Family Member's Anxiety After Traumatic Brain Injury: From Intensive Care Unit Through Acute Hospitalization and Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Presentation
Title:
Understanding Family Member's Anxiety After Traumatic Brain Injury: From Intensive Care Unit Through Acute Hospitalization and Inpatient Rehabilitation
Abstract:
Understanding Family Member's Anxiety After Traumatic Brain Injury: From Intensive Care Unit Through Acute Hospitalization and Inpatient Rehabilitation
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Valdez, Maria Jinky, RN, MSN, CRRN
P.I. Institution Name:Solaris Health System
Title:Staff Nurse
Co-Authors:Grace Ibe, RN, MSN
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to provide an in-depth understanding of family members stress and anxiety as their loved one with traumatic brain injury transitions through three different points of care: the intensive care unit, the acute medical unit, and the acute rehabilitation unit. Design: Cross-sectional design using qualitative method. Methods: A qualitative research approach was used in this study. Individual interviews using open-ended, semi-structured questions captured the descriptions of family member?s experience of anxiety and gained their perception of the events. Sample: The purposive sampling included 22 family members of patients who were direct care providers of their relative receiving care after traumatic brain injury drawn from two different healthcare facilities in New Jersey. The number of participants was determined using the principle of saturation of data. Findings: Qualitative findings revealed how this traumatic event affected family members and how they responded as they performed their caregiving responsibilities to their injured loved one. The theme ?shock and disbelief?, waiting and uncertainty? and don?t keep me in the dark? captured the essence of the ICU and medical unit experience. The concept ?I?m very afraid to leave? is a phenomenon described by some family members upon their loved ones experience of care in the acute medical unit. The expectation that their loved one would return to ?normal status? upon transfer to rehabilitation began with ?hope? and was quickly followed by ?disillusionment? as families realized that rehabilitation was a long process and they would have to wait to see ?when (or if) he/she would come back?. The theme ?interruption and reintegration? represented significant changes and losses for family members. The family members? ?coping process? was captured by their need for continuous information; social/emotional support; and humanism and faith.
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.titleUnderstanding Family Member's Anxiety After Traumatic Brain Injury: From Intensive Care Unit Through Acute Hospitalization and Inpatient Rehabilitationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154393-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Understanding Family Member's Anxiety After Traumatic Brain Injury: From Intensive Care Unit Through Acute Hospitalization and Inpatient Rehabilitation</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">Valdez, Maria Jinky, RN, MSN, CRRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Solaris Health System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jinky082001@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Grace Ibe, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of the study is to provide an in-depth understanding of family members stress and anxiety as their loved one with traumatic brain injury transitions through three different points of care: the intensive care unit, the acute medical unit, and the acute rehabilitation unit. Design: Cross-sectional design using qualitative method. Methods: A qualitative research approach was used in this study. Individual interviews using open-ended, semi-structured questions captured the descriptions of family member?s experience of anxiety and gained their perception of the events. Sample: The purposive sampling included 22 family members of patients who were direct care providers of their relative receiving care after traumatic brain injury drawn from two different healthcare facilities in New Jersey. The number of participants was determined using the principle of saturation of data. Findings: Qualitative findings revealed how this traumatic event affected family members and how they responded as they performed their caregiving responsibilities to their injured loved one. The theme ?shock and disbelief?, waiting and uncertainty? and don?t keep me in the dark? captured the essence of the ICU and medical unit experience. The concept ?I?m very afraid to leave? is a phenomenon described by some family members upon their loved ones experience of care in the acute medical unit. The expectation that their loved one would return to ?normal status? upon transfer to rehabilitation began with ?hope? and was quickly followed by ?disillusionment? as families realized that rehabilitation was a long process and they would have to wait to see ?when (or if) he/she would come back?. The theme ?interruption and reintegration? represented significant changes and losses for family members. The family members? ?coping process? was captured by their need for continuous information; social/emotional support; and humanism and faith.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:57:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:57:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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