Muddling Through the Health System: Experiences of Southern Rural African American Perimenopausal Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156599
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Muddling Through the Health System: Experiences of Southern Rural African American Perimenopausal Women
Abstract:
Muddling Through the Health System: Experiences of Southern Rural African American Perimenopausal Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Gary, Faye A., EdD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor for Vulnerable and At-Risk Persons
Co-Authors:Hossein Yarandi, PhD; Tengetile R. Mathunjwa, PhD, CM, RN and Hanem F. Mohamed, PhD(c), MSN, RN
[Research Presentation] Background:áAfrican-American women experience more health disparities than their Caucasian counterparts and experience high rates of mortality and morbidity. They report higher levels of stress and poverty. Objective:áIn order to better understand and appropriately assist them with accessing and using available healthcare services, researchers and practitioners must first untangle their experiences and determine their perceived barriers to quality health services. Method: The data was derived from two focus groups, with ten women in each group. The researchers presented the women in each group with five questions about healthcare. The women, ages 40-60 years, were randomly selected from a sample of 206 women who had volunteered to participate in a face-to-face interview with nurse researchers. The data were analyzed with MAXQDA 2, Software for Qualitative Data Analysis. Results: The researchers identified several themes from that data that will be discussed in this presentation:áfear of rejection by and flawed communications with healthcare providers, and conflicts between providers and the women about their health practices, beliefs, and compliance. Conclusion:áThe presentation concludes with implications for practice, health policy, and research. It also includes recommendations from the African-American women for health providers who are interested in helping to reduce and eliminate morbidity and mortality among this vulnerable population.áá
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.titleMuddling Through the Health System: Experiences of Southern Rural African American Perimenopausal Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156599-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Muddling Through the Health System: Experiences of Southern Rural African American Perimenopausal 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gary, Faye A., EdD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor for Vulnerable and At-Risk Persons</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fgary@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hossein Yarandi, PhD; Tengetile R. Mathunjwa, PhD, CM, RN and Hanem F. Mohamed, PhD(c), MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background:&aacute;African-American women experience more health disparities than their Caucasian counterparts and experience high rates of mortality and morbidity. They report higher levels of stress and poverty. Objective:&aacute;In order to better understand and appropriately assist them with accessing and using available healthcare services, researchers and practitioners must first untangle their experiences and determine their perceived barriers to quality health services. Method: The data was derived from two focus groups, with ten women in each group. The researchers presented the women in each group with five questions about healthcare. The women, ages 40-60 years, were randomly selected from a sample of 206 women who had volunteered to participate in a face-to-face interview with nurse researchers. The data were analyzed with MAXQDA 2, Software for Qualitative Data Analysis. Results: The researchers identified several themes from that data that will be discussed in this presentation:&aacute;fear of rejection by and flawed communications with healthcare providers, and conflicts between providers and the women about their health practices, beliefs, and compliance. Conclusion:&aacute;The presentation concludes with implications for practice, health policy, and research. It also includes recommendations from the African-American women for health providers who are interested in helping to reduce and eliminate morbidity and mortality among this vulnerable population.&aacute;&aacute;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:56:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:56:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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