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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155900
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living in Silence: A Grounded Theory Study of HIV-Related Vulnerability
Abstract:
Living in Silence: A Grounded Theory Study of HIV-Related Vulnerability
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:De Santis, Joseph P., PhD, ARNP, ACRN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Miami
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Susana Barroso BSN, RN, Nurse Specialist
Aubrey L. Florom-Smith BSN, RN, Graduate Student
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Clients with HIV infection have been conceptualized as a vulnerable population.  Although some research is available to document vulnerability in the context of HIV infection, a theory of HIV-related vulnerability has not been developed.  The purpose of this study was to examine HIV-related vulnerability using qualitative methodology and to develop a theory of vulnerability in the context of HIV infection. Methods:  Grounded theory methodology was used to sample and analyze data from 15 qualitative interviews of adults with HIV infection.  Data were collected from September to December 2008, and concluded when data saturation was reached. Results: A theory that describes the process by which vulnerability occurs in the context of HIV infection, Living in Silence, emerged from the data.  Living in Silence consists of four categories:  Confronting Mortality and Illness, Struggling with Change, Encountering a Lack of Psychosocial Support, and Experiencing Vulnerability.  Conclusion: Clients living with HIV infection experience vulnerability at some point in the disease trajectory.  Nursing interventions to decrease the risks of vulnerability should be directed toward the holistic needs of clients, and toward increasing psychosocial support.
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.titleLiving in Silence: A Grounded Theory Study of HIV-Related Vulnerabilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155900-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Living in Silence: A Grounded Theory Study of HIV-Related Vulnerability</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">De Santis, Joseph P., PhD, ARNP, ACRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Miami</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Jdesantis@miami.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susana Barroso BSN, RN, Nurse Specialist<br/>Aubrey L. Florom-Smith BSN, RN, Graduate Student</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Clients with HIV infection have been conceptualized as a vulnerable population.&nbsp; Although some research is available to document vulnerability in the context of HIV infection, a theory of HIV-related vulnerability&nbsp;has not been developed.&nbsp; The purpose of this study was to examine HIV-related&nbsp;vulnerability using qualitative methodology and to develop a theory of vulnerability in the context of HIV infection. Methods: &nbsp;Grounded theory methodology was used to sample and analyze data from 15 qualitative interviews of adults with HIV infection.&nbsp; Data were collected from September to December 2008, and concluded when data saturation was reached.&nbsp;Results:&nbsp;A theory that describes the process by which vulnerability occurs in the context of HIV infection, Living in Silence, emerged from the data.&nbsp; Living in Silence consists of four categories:&nbsp; Confronting Mortality and Illness, Struggling with Change, Encountering a Lack of Psychosocial Support, and Experiencing Vulnerability.&nbsp; Conclusion:&nbsp;Clients living with HIV infection experience vulnerability at some point in the disease trajectory.&nbsp; Nursing interventions to decrease the risks of vulnerability should be directed toward the holistic needs of clients, and toward increasing psychosocial support.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:15:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:15:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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