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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156866
Type:
Presentation
Title:
African-American Women and Sexuality after Breast Cancer
Abstract:
African-American Women and Sexuality after Breast Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Wilmoth, Margaret, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: Little is known about the impact breast cancer treatments have on the sexuality of African American women. Research on how women manage alterations in sexuality after breast cancer comes from studies composed primarily of Caucasian American women. Previous work by the co-PI described a grounded theory of adjusting to sexuality after breast cancer by Caucasian women. Our earlier work with focus groups suggests that African American women have unique issues related to body image, intimacy and sexuality that differ from Caucasian women. The purpose of this study was to identify the alterations in sexuality caused by breast cancer treatment grounded in the experiences of African American women. Design: Qualitative descriptive using the grounded theory method as described by Glaser and Strauss. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Population is African American women diagnosed with breast cancer; theoretical sampling is on-going as data saturation has not yet been reached. Currently the sample consists of a sample of 11 African American women drawn from breast cancer support groups and churches in a large southeastern US city following the principles of theoretical sampling.

Concepts: Body Image, Intimacy, Sexuality. Methods: Grounded theory methods are being followed to identify a theory grounded in women's experiences following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Constant comparative analysis will lead to modifications in the semi-structured interview until data saturation is reached. One-on-one interviews are being conducted by the co-PI after Informed Consent is obtained. All interviews are audiotaped and transcribed for analysis. Interviews are analyzed line by line for identification of in vivo codes. Once in vivo coding is completed, it will move to the next level of analysis and ultimately to the identification of a theory grounded in the experiences of African American women with breast cancer as they adjust to an altered body image and changes in intimacy and sexuality. Findings: None to report at time of abstract submission. Conclusions: Data analysis is on-going with data saturation not yet attained. Implications: We anticipate that these findings will have implications for nursing care related to patient education and patient support for African American women receiving treatment for breast cancer.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAfrican-American Women and Sexuality after Breast Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156866-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">African-American Women and Sexuality after Breast Cancer</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilmoth, Margaret, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Charlotte</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcwilmot@email.uncc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Little is known about the impact breast cancer treatments have on the sexuality of African American women. Research on how women manage alterations in sexuality after breast cancer comes from studies composed primarily of Caucasian American women. Previous work by the co-PI described a grounded theory of adjusting to sexuality after breast cancer by Caucasian women. Our earlier work with focus groups suggests that African American women have unique issues related to body image, intimacy and sexuality that differ from Caucasian women. The purpose of this study was to identify the alterations in sexuality caused by breast cancer treatment grounded in the experiences of African American women. Design: Qualitative descriptive using the grounded theory method as described by Glaser and Strauss. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Population is African American women diagnosed with breast cancer; theoretical sampling is on-going as data saturation has not yet been reached. Currently the sample consists of a sample of 11 African American women drawn from breast cancer support groups and churches in a large southeastern US city following the principles of theoretical sampling. <br/><br/> Concepts: Body Image, Intimacy, Sexuality. Methods: Grounded theory methods are being followed to identify a theory grounded in women's experiences following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Constant comparative analysis will lead to modifications in the semi-structured interview until data saturation is reached. One-on-one interviews are being conducted by the co-PI after Informed Consent is obtained. All interviews are audiotaped and transcribed for analysis. Interviews are analyzed line by line for identification of in vivo codes. Once in vivo coding is completed, it will move to the next level of analysis and ultimately to the identification of a theory grounded in the experiences of African American women with breast cancer as they adjust to an altered body image and changes in intimacy and sexuality. Findings: None to report at time of abstract submission. Conclusions: Data analysis is on-going with data saturation not yet attained. Implications: We anticipate that these findings will have implications for nursing care related to patient education and patient support for African American women receiving treatment for breast cancer.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:13:01Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:13:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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