Midlife Women's Choices -- A Comparative Study of American and Scottish Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154587
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Presentation
Title:
Midlife Women's Choices -- A Comparative Study of American and Scottish Women
Abstract:
Midlife Women's Choices -- A Comparative Study of American and Scottish Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Stevens, Courtney, RN, EdD, CNA
P.I. Institution Name:Alvernia College
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing Alvernia College Reading Pennsylvania, USA
A qualitative study was conducted to identify and compare the midlife education choices of American and Scottish women. Following analysis of the data, practical recommendations for implementation are offered. Objective: Identification of the midlife health educational needs of women in a remote Scottish village. Design: Qualitative - group case study. Population: Midlife women in the northeastern United States and midlife women in a remote village in the Highlands of Scotland. The sample size of the U.S. women was 463 participants obtained from community programs which attracted midlife women. The sample size of the Scottish village women was 22. Data collection occurred between 1998-2002. Concept studied: feminist theory of self-determination. Methods: Questionnaire of midlife women's reported educational needs by topic and forced-choice ranking followed by interviews and focus groups. Findings: The three topics of greatest interest to U.S. women were nutrition, exercise, and breast cancer; the choices of Scottish women were breast cancer, cardiac disease prevention, and exercise. Both groups preferred "live presentation with an expert" as the means of learning. Conclusions: From such diverse sample groups, 2 of 3 choices were the same. Implications: Midlife women should be surveyed to determine their choices and preferred ways of learning before education is offered by healthcare providers.
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.titleMidlife Women's Choices -- A Comparative Study of American and Scottish Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154587-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Midlife Women's Choices -- A Comparative Study of American and Scottish Women</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">Stevens, Courtney, RN, EdD, CNA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Alvernia College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing Alvernia College Reading Pennsylvania, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">courtney.stevens@alvernia.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A qualitative study was conducted to identify and compare the midlife education choices of American and Scottish women. Following analysis of the data, practical recommendations for implementation are offered. Objective: Identification of the midlife health educational needs of women in a remote Scottish village. Design: Qualitative - group case study. Population: Midlife women in the northeastern United States and midlife women in a remote village in the Highlands of Scotland. The sample size of the U.S. women was 463 participants obtained from community programs which attracted midlife women. The sample size of the Scottish village women was 22. Data collection occurred between 1998-2002. Concept studied: feminist theory of self-determination. Methods: Questionnaire of midlife women's reported educational needs by topic and forced-choice ranking followed by interviews and focus groups. Findings: The three topics of greatest interest to U.S. women were nutrition, exercise, and breast cancer; the choices of Scottish women were breast cancer, cardiac disease prevention, and exercise. Both groups preferred &quot;live presentation with an expert&quot; as the means of learning. Conclusions: From such diverse sample groups, 2 of 3 choices were the same. Implications: Midlife women should be surveyed to determine their choices and preferred ways of learning before education is offered by healthcare providers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:07:03Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:07:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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