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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156414
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Accessing Untapped Research on Women's Health
Abstract:
Accessing Untapped Research on Women's Health
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Erlen, Jonathon, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Judith A. Erlen, RN, PhD, FAAN; Ammon S. Ripple, MLS
Databases provide a starting point for undertaking scholarly work in a particular subject area. However, until recently there was no complete subject access to a database for dissertations making it difficult for researchers to locate these studies. Women?s health, a growing focal area for multi-disciplinary research, recognizes that women?s health needs are distinctly different and are not solely the result of gender differences. Numerous scholars have written dissertations on women?s health, but until 2001 no database provided comprehensive subject access to these studies. Therefore, the purpose of this poster is to describe the scope of dissertations harvested from Dissertation Abstracts since 2001 on health issues experienced by women worldwide. This representative sample of dissertations centered on women?s health, compiled since 2001, includes studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the Far East, Africa, Latin America, and Western Europe. Most dissertations were completed by women and came from diverse academic disciplines including nursing, psychology, social work, women?s studies, anthropology, history, and public health. Studies focus on specialized populations of Asians, African-Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics, as well as vulnerable populations such as lesbians, the homeless, and the uninsured. The breadth of topics ranges from primary prevention/screening to the management of chronic disorders, rape and intimate partner violence, reproductive health issues, breast cancer, mental health issues such as depression and bulimia, and self-care practices. This unique database provides an efficient means of accessing the subject content of Dissertation Abstracts and one basis for building the science related to global women?s health issues. Women?s health as a discipline is increasing in importance. As research expands in women?s health, the unique causes and consequences of women?s health issues become better understood and provide the foundation for improved quality of care.
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.titleAccessing Untapped Research on Women's Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156414-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Accessing Untapped Research on Women's Health</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">Erlen, Jonathon, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh</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">erlen@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judith A. Erlen, RN, PhD, FAAN; Ammon S. Ripple, MLS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Databases provide a starting point for undertaking scholarly work in a particular subject area. However, until recently there was no complete subject access to a database for dissertations making it difficult for researchers to locate these studies. Women?s health, a growing focal area for multi-disciplinary research, recognizes that women?s health needs are distinctly different and are not solely the result of gender differences. Numerous scholars have written dissertations on women?s health, but until 2001 no database provided comprehensive subject access to these studies. Therefore, the purpose of this poster is to describe the scope of dissertations harvested from Dissertation Abstracts since 2001 on health issues experienced by women worldwide. This representative sample of dissertations centered on women?s health, compiled since 2001, includes studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the Far East, Africa, Latin America, and Western Europe. Most dissertations were completed by women and came from diverse academic disciplines including nursing, psychology, social work, women?s studies, anthropology, history, and public health. Studies focus on specialized populations of Asians, African-Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics, as well as vulnerable populations such as lesbians, the homeless, and the uninsured. The breadth of topics ranges from primary prevention/screening to the management of chronic disorders, rape and intimate partner violence, reproductive health issues, breast cancer, mental health issues such as depression and bulimia, and self-care practices. This unique database provides an efficient means of accessing the subject content of Dissertation Abstracts and one basis for building the science related to global women?s health issues. Women?s health as a discipline is increasing in importance. As research expands in women?s health, the unique causes and consequences of women?s health issues become better understood and provide the foundation for improved quality of care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:45:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:45:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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