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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155847
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Being a Woman of Childbearing Age in Mbarara, Uganda
Abstract:
The Experience of Being a Woman of Childbearing Age in Mbarara, Uganda
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Pope, Bonnie L., MSN, ARNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Florida
Title:Instructor of Nursing
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative pilot study was to understand an Ugandan woman's maternal and childbirth experiences within their society. These insights will contribute to nursing research toward reducing disproportionately high rates of maternal and infant deaths in vulnerable populations in developing countries as well as within the United States. Methods: The study's first phase involved conducting two focus groups with seven total participants, using open-ended questions on womanhood, having a baby, and community norms. Validity of study procedures and methodology are under evaluation. Data from audio tape recordings are being analyzed for themes using the Heideggerian hermeneutical interpretive method (Diekleman & Allen, 1989). Results: A thematic analysis of transcribed recordings has been completed. Preliminary findings indicate that being a woman of childbearing age in Uganda is "hard," yet having a child affords the mother respect from her community. Implications for future research and practice model development will be identified. Conclusion: Understanding of the meaning that women from vulnerable populations give to their bodies, pregnancy and childbirth will enhance nursing expertise in maternal and child health care practices. Knowledge of and respect for unfamiliar cultural practices fosters awareness toward identification of innovative strategies to reduce health disparities for at-risk women of childbearing age.
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.titleThe Experience of Being a Woman of Childbearing Age in Mbarara, Ugandaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155847-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experience of Being a Woman of Childbearing Age in Mbarara, Uganda</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pope, Bonnie L., MSN, ARNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">b.pope@unf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative pilot study was to understand an Ugandan woman's maternal and childbirth experiences within their society. These insights will contribute to nursing research toward reducing disproportionately high rates of maternal and infant deaths in vulnerable populations in developing countries as well as within the United States. Methods: The study's first phase involved conducting two focus groups with seven total participants, using open-ended questions on womanhood, having a baby, and community norms. Validity of study procedures and methodology are under evaluation. Data from audio tape recordings are being analyzed for themes using the Heideggerian hermeneutical interpretive method (Diekleman &amp; Allen, 1989). Results: A thematic analysis of transcribed recordings has been completed. Preliminary findings indicate that being a woman of childbearing age in Uganda is &quot;hard,&quot; yet having a child affords the mother respect from her community. Implications for future research and practice model development will be identified. Conclusion: Understanding of the meaning that women from vulnerable populations give to their bodies, pregnancy and childbirth will enhance nursing expertise in maternal and child health care practices. Knowledge of and respect for unfamiliar cultural practices fosters awareness toward identification of innovative strategies to reduce health disparities for at-risk women of childbearing age.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:13:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:13:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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