Exploring Family Resiliency: Adolescents With Multiple Neurosurgeries and Chronic Pain

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156595
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Presentation
Title:
Exploring Family Resiliency: Adolescents With Multiple Neurosurgeries and Chronic Pain
Abstract:
Exploring Family Resiliency: Adolescents With Multiple Neurosurgeries and Chronic Pain
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Lewandowski, Linda A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University/Children's Hospital of Michigan
Title:Schotanus Professor of Pediatric Nursing
Co-Authors:Hitomi Kobayashi, MSN, RN; Patricia Bevier, RN, MS; Jacquelyn M. Harold, BSN, RN; Laura Morraset, BSN, RN; April Vallerand, PhD, RN
Chronic pain has been a long-recognized problem which has not been fully explored in children and adolescents. New advances in medical treatments and changing health care practices such as shorter lengths of stay and early discharge have led to some challenging new situations in pain management. This project is a collaborative effort between nurses on a clinical unit, faculty, and students. The purpose of this project is to explore the illness, pain management, and coping strategies of adolescents who have experienced multiple neurosurgeries (20 or more) and their families. A particular focus is identifying differences between those families who appear to be more resilient (higher functional status, quality of life, and well-being) and those who appear to have more difficulty. Learning from families who are æresilientö, even in these challenging medical situations may help us develop interventions to assist other families faced with these situations in the future. This study uses a combination of both quantitative and qualitative methods; standardized questionnaires and focus groups. The sample consists of adolescents, aged 11-17 years, their sibling/siblings, and parent/parents (primary caregiver) recruited from a population of adolescents followed by the Pediatric Neurosurgical Service at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Convenience sampling isused in this study of 80 families of adolescents with multiple neurosurgical conditions and chronic pain. Quantitative part (80 families): Descriptive statistics are used to analyze the frequencies and means of variables. The initial relationships among variables will be scored by correlation based on the conceptual framework of Family Resilience. Qualitative part (20 families): Focus groups are used to query patients and family members (separately: patients, siblings, mothers, fathers) about their experiences with chronic illness and chronic pain. Content and thematic analyses will be conducted. This study will be completed in Spring, 2005.
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.titleExploring Family Resiliency: Adolescents With Multiple Neurosurgeries and Chronic Painen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156595-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring Family Resiliency: Adolescents With Multiple Neurosurgeries and Chronic Pain</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lewandowski, Linda A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University/Children's Hospital of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Schotanus Professor of Pediatric Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">llewandowski@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hitomi Kobayashi, MSN, RN; Patricia Bevier, RN, MS; Jacquelyn M. Harold, BSN, RN; Laura Morraset, BSN, RN; April Vallerand, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Chronic pain has been a long-recognized problem which has not been fully explored in children and adolescents. New advances in medical treatments and changing health care practices such as shorter lengths of stay and early discharge have led to some challenging new situations in pain management. This project is a collaborative effort between nurses on a clinical unit, faculty, and students. The purpose of this project is to explore the illness, pain management, and coping strategies of adolescents who have experienced multiple neurosurgeries (20 or more) and their families. A particular focus is identifying differences between those families who appear to be more resilient (higher functional status, quality of life, and well-being) and those who appear to have more difficulty. Learning from families who are &aelig;resilient&ouml;, even in these challenging medical situations may help us develop interventions to assist other families faced with these situations in the future. This study uses a combination of both quantitative and qualitative methods; standardized questionnaires and focus groups. The sample consists of adolescents, aged 11-17 years, their sibling/siblings, and parent/parents (primary caregiver) recruited from a population of adolescents followed by the Pediatric Neurosurgical Service at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Convenience sampling isused in this study of 80 families of adolescents with multiple neurosurgical conditions and chronic pain. Quantitative part (80 families): Descriptive statistics are used to analyze the frequencies and means of variables. The initial relationships among variables will be scored by correlation based on the conceptual framework of Family Resilience. Qualitative part (20 families): Focus groups are used to query patients and family members (separately: patients, siblings, mothers, fathers) about their experiences with chronic illness and chronic pain. Content and thematic analyses will be conducted. This study will be completed in Spring, 2005.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:56:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:56:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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