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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157385
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RELATIONAL HEALTH OF TEEN GIRLS IN IN-PATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT
Abstract:
RELATIONAL HEALTH OF TEEN GIRLS IN IN-PATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Vandermause, Roxanne, PhD, CARN
P.I. Institution Name:Washington State University
Title:Assistant, professor
Contact Address:103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA, 99005, USA
Co-Authors:Kris Miller; Chris Riebe; Merry Armstrong; Patrice Griffin-Codd; Yi-Hsiu Liu
PURPOSES/AIMS:
The purpose of this exploration is to determine the essential nature of relational experiences of girls in substance abuse (SU) treatment, as revealed through hermeneutic phenomenological analysis, and to measure and explicate specific dimensions and domains of relational health that can be targeted for intervention. Specific aims are to: 1) Assess the usefulness of the Relational Health Indices (Liang, et. al., 2002) in measuring differences between groups in three dimensions (engagement, authenticity, empowerment/zest) and three domains (mentor, friend, community) of supportive relationships; 2) Determine common patterns and meanings of the relational experiences of 16-17 year old girls in SU treatment, from in-depth hermeneutic interviews; and 3) Generate a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions, domains, patterns and meanings of supportive relationships among 16-17 year old girls in SU treatment, comparing selected findings.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND:
Adolescent substance use (SU) endures as a priority concern to communities, particularly the increasing risk of SU in young women. The importance of relationships and "connectedness" as protective for aberrant behavior has been validated extensively in the literature of several disciplines over the past decade. Less well described are the components and qualities of connectedness or relational engagement among adolescents involved in substance abuse treatment. How relationships affect SU treatment success remains unclear. Guided by Relational-Cultural Theory, this multi-method exploratory study broadly analyzes the nature of relational health among 16-17 year old girls enrolled in an inpatient substance abuse treatment program compared with a group of 16-17 year old girls attending high school in the same community as the treatment center.
METHODS:
This study uses quantitative and qualitative METHODS: to examine questionnaires, demographic and behavioral variables, and storied accounts. The hermeneutic analysis of in-depth interviews provides the necessary complement to the measured dimensions and domains of the RHI, providing an exploration of meaning that cannot be apprehended using existing tools.
RESULTS: will inform an expanded study to further explore the relational domains and dimensions of significance and to assess the therapeutic impact of treatment on these indices. This presentation describes the BACKGROUND: of this study, the study progress to date, and challenges related to the phenomenon of interest, research design, and trans-methodological approach.
IMPLICATIONS: for nursing practice, education and research are suggested in this study-in-progress.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRELATIONAL HEALTH OF TEEN GIRLS IN IN-PATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENTen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157385-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">RELATIONAL HEALTH OF TEEN GIRLS IN IN-PATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vandermause, Roxanne, PhD, CARN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Washington State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant, professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA, 99005, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rvandermause@wsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kris Miller; Chris Riebe; Merry Armstrong; Patrice Griffin-Codd; Yi-Hsiu Liu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: <br/>The purpose of this exploration is to determine the essential nature of relational experiences of girls in substance abuse (SU) treatment, as revealed through hermeneutic phenomenological analysis, and to measure and explicate specific dimensions and domains of relational health that can be targeted for intervention. Specific aims are to: 1) Assess the usefulness of the Relational Health Indices (Liang, et. al., 2002) in measuring differences between groups in three dimensions (engagement, authenticity, empowerment/zest) and three domains (mentor, friend, community) of supportive relationships; 2) Determine common patterns and meanings of the relational experiences of 16-17 year old girls in SU treatment, from in-depth hermeneutic interviews; and 3) Generate a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions, domains, patterns and meanings of supportive relationships among 16-17 year old girls in SU treatment, comparing selected findings. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: <br/>Adolescent substance use (SU) endures as a priority concern to communities, particularly the increasing risk of SU in young women. The importance of relationships and &quot;connectedness&quot; as protective for aberrant behavior has been validated extensively in the literature of several disciplines over the past decade. Less well described are the components and qualities of connectedness or relational engagement among adolescents involved in substance abuse treatment. How relationships affect SU treatment success remains unclear. Guided by Relational-Cultural Theory, this multi-method exploratory study broadly analyzes the nature of relational health among 16-17 year old girls enrolled in an inpatient substance abuse treatment program compared with a group of 16-17 year old girls attending high school in the same community as the treatment center. <br/>METHODS:<br/>This study uses quantitative and qualitative METHODS: to examine questionnaires, demographic and behavioral variables, and storied accounts. The hermeneutic analysis of in-depth interviews provides the necessary complement to the measured dimensions and domains of the RHI, providing an exploration of meaning that cannot be apprehended using existing tools. <br/>RESULTS: will inform an expanded study to further explore the relational domains and dimensions of significance and to assess the therapeutic impact of treatment on these indices. This presentation describes the BACKGROUND: of this study, the study progress to date, and challenges related to the phenomenon of interest, research design, and trans-methodological approach. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: for nursing practice, education and research are suggested in this study-in-progress.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:49:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:49:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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