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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157410
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Needs and Perceptions: A Study of Six Persons in Cooke City, Montana
Abstract:
Health Needs and Perceptions: A Study of Six Persons in Cooke City, Montana
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2002
Author:Bales, Ronda
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University-Bozeman
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Box 574, Billings, MT, 59101, USA
Problem: The purpose of the study was to explore the health needs and perceptions of individuals living in an isolated rural community for comparison with previous findings of qualitative studies conducted by graduate nursing students. These previous studies, conducted more than twenty years ago, led to the beginnings of descriptive rural nursing theory published by Long & Weinert. Because much of the data were collected by interviewing persons engaged in the rural extractive industries (farming, ranching, logging), additional data were needed from rural residents engaged in other activities to add to the rural nursing theory base. This study was one of eight studies conducted in Fall 2001 by graduate nursing students enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Theoretical Framework/Conceptual Foundation: Qualitative inquiry was the methodological and philosophical approach guiding the study. Description of Sample/Methods: A windshield observation of the community of interest was made over a two-day period of time. A key informant and snowball sampling technique were used to identify potential participants. Following informed consent, six persons (5 women and 1 man) were interviewed using semi-structured interview technique. Ages of the participants ranged from 37 to 76 years. All interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim. Data were coded and analyzed for common themes using methods of inductive analysis. Results were compared with findings from previous studies reported in the literature. Results: Six themes emerged from analysis of the data. They were conscientious consumer, informed risk, self-reliance, hardiness, community support, and inadequate health insurance. Two themes were new or variations of previously identified themes. The remaining four themes, self-reliance, hardiness, support, and inadequate health insurance have been previously documented in the rural nursing literature. Conclusions: Identifying the health needs and perceptions of rural residents is essential to the development of rural nursing theory. It is also integral to providing health care consistent with the needs of rural individuals. When combined with the findings from previous studies and the studies of other graduate nursing students, common themes provide foundational information for use in theory development and clinical practice. Further evaluation of previously identified concepts/themes and themes that emerge from new research is needed to guide theory development, nursing practice, and the delivery of health care to rural populations.
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.titleHealth Needs and Perceptions: A Study of Six Persons in Cooke City, Montanaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157410-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Needs and Perceptions: A Study of Six Persons in Cooke City, Montana</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bales, Ronda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University-Bozeman</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Box 574, Billings, MT, 59101, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rbales@svhhc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: The purpose of the study was to explore the health needs and perceptions of individuals living in an isolated rural community for comparison with previous findings of qualitative studies conducted by graduate nursing students. These previous studies, conducted more than twenty years ago, led to the beginnings of descriptive rural nursing theory published by Long &amp; Weinert. Because much of the data were collected by interviewing persons engaged in the rural extractive industries (farming, ranching, logging), additional data were needed from rural residents engaged in other activities to add to the rural nursing theory base. This study was one of eight studies conducted in Fall 2001 by graduate nursing students enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Theoretical Framework/Conceptual Foundation: Qualitative inquiry was the methodological and philosophical approach guiding the study. Description of Sample/Methods: A windshield observation of the community of interest was made over a two-day period of time. A key informant and snowball sampling technique were used to identify potential participants. Following informed consent, six persons (5 women and 1 man) were interviewed using semi-structured interview technique. Ages of the participants ranged from 37 to 76 years. All interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim. Data were coded and analyzed for common themes using methods of inductive analysis. Results were compared with findings from previous studies reported in the literature. Results: Six themes emerged from analysis of the data. They were conscientious consumer, informed risk, self-reliance, hardiness, community support, and inadequate health insurance. Two themes were new or variations of previously identified themes. The remaining four themes, self-reliance, hardiness, support, and inadequate health insurance have been previously documented in the rural nursing literature. Conclusions: Identifying the health needs and perceptions of rural residents is essential to the development of rural nursing theory. It is also integral to providing health care consistent with the needs of rural individuals. When combined with the findings from previous studies and the studies of other graduate nursing students, common themes provide foundational information for use in theory development and clinical practice. Further evaluation of previously identified concepts/themes and themes that emerge from new research is needed to guide theory development, nursing practice, and the delivery of health care to rural populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:50:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:50:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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