Perception of Pain and Knowledge Seeking in Women Choosing Medical Termination

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156647
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Presentation
Title:
Perception of Pain and Knowledge Seeking in Women Choosing Medical Termination
Abstract:
Perception of Pain and Knowledge Seeking in Women Choosing Medical Termination
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Goss, Gay, RNC, PhD, WHNP, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:California State University Dominguez Hills
Title:Associate Professor, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Objective: In the US approximately three million unplanned pregnancies occur each year. Subsequently, at least 1.4 million elective terminations are performed. Although surgical abortion has been the standard of practice, medical termination has altered the complexion of abortion services by minimizing the risks, providing privacy, and addressing side effects. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the perception of pain and the method of knowledge seeking in women undergoing medical abortion. Other aims were to explore a woman’s feelings about the experience of abortion, and to determine what birth control methods were most commonly employed in women choosing termination.<P> Design: A retrospective chart review was conducted. Institutional approval was obtained. <P> Population/Sample/Setting: During an 18-month period, 650 patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds presented for abortion services in Northern California. The patient’s ages ranged from 15-45 years. Financial status included private pay and third party reimbursement. Women receiving public assistance are treated on a limited basis. <P> Concepts or Variables Studied: Variables included the method by which the woman was informed of the option, pain rating, hours to expulsion, whether the woman would choose this procedure again, and birth control methods. Qualitative data included open-ended questions addressing why the method was chosen, fears about the procedure, and the woman’s perception of the experience.<P> Methods: Chart review was done using data from intake and exit interviews. Statistical analysis was done utilizing descriptive and inferential methods. <P> Findings: Results indicated that method of referral was significant to the perception and experience of pain. Qualitative issues included future childbearing and pain.<P> Conclusions/Implications: There is great need for human interaction and counseling women about abortion. Women need provisions for pain relief and the preparation for the experience of pain. Future childbearing concerns and contraception issues need attention.<!--Abstract 13986 modified by 134.68.166.31 on 11-11-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerception of Pain and Knowledge Seeking in Women Choosing Medical Terminationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156647-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perception of Pain and Knowledge Seeking in Women Choosing Medical Termination</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Goss, Gay, RNC, PhD, WHNP, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University Dominguez Hills</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Drgaygoss@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: In the US approximately three million unplanned pregnancies occur each year. Subsequently, at least 1.4 million elective terminations are performed. Although surgical abortion has been the standard of practice, medical termination has altered the complexion of abortion services by minimizing the risks, providing privacy, and addressing side effects. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the perception of pain and the method of knowledge seeking in women undergoing medical abortion. Other aims were to explore a woman&rsquo;s feelings about the experience of abortion, and to determine what birth control methods were most commonly employed in women choosing termination.&lt;P&gt; Design: A retrospective chart review was conducted. Institutional approval was obtained. &lt;P&gt; Population/Sample/Setting: During an 18-month period, 650 patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds presented for abortion services in Northern California. The patient&rsquo;s ages ranged from 15-45 years. Financial status included private pay and third party reimbursement. Women receiving public assistance are treated on a limited basis. &lt;P&gt; Concepts or Variables Studied: Variables included the method by which the woman was informed of the option, pain rating, hours to expulsion, whether the woman would choose this procedure again, and birth control methods. Qualitative data included open-ended questions addressing why the method was chosen, fears about the procedure, and the woman&rsquo;s perception of the experience.&lt;P&gt; Methods: Chart review was done using data from intake and exit interviews. Statistical analysis was done utilizing descriptive and inferential methods. &lt;P&gt; Findings: Results indicated that method of referral was significant to the perception and experience of pain. Qualitative issues included future childbearing and pain.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions/Implications: There is great need for human interaction and counseling women about abortion. Women need provisions for pain relief and the preparation for the experience of pain. Future childbearing concerns and contraception issues need attention.&lt;!--Abstract 13986 modified by 134.68.166.31 on 11-11-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:59:17Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:59:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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