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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157861
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Listen to Me! What Women Aging with Chronic Illness Want From Their Providers
Abstract:
Listen to Me! What Women Aging with Chronic Illness Want From Their Providers
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Predeger, Elizabeth, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alaska Anchorage
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:School of Nursing and Health K106E, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508-8030, USA
Contact Telephone:907-786-4575
Co-Authors:Christina Mumma, PhD, RN, CRRN
Background: Women live longer with chronic illness than men due to the disproportionate longevity of the genders. Although age shapes the chronic illness experience in many ways, the addition of aging into women's experience of chronic illness has been largely ignored by researchers. Physiologic changes of aging, transitions through age-related tasks, and shifting socio-economic factors of later life, combined with chronic illness present additive burdens to older women's lives. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative, interactive study was to explore with women their experience of aging with chronic illness. Thirteen participants aged 50-66 years were asked to discuss what they wanted their health care providers to know and to do when providing care to women of their age. Methods: Four focus groups encompassing two separate groups of women were conducted over a three month period. The groups were facilitated by the two primary researchers and transcribed for further accuracy and inclusion. During the analysis phase, the researchers independently read and re-read the transcripts while listening to the audiotapes to identify emerging themes and supporting exemplars. Both investigators came together for consensus on emergent findings, which were then presented back to all women at the follow-up focus groups for review, further discussion and validation. Following the final focus groups, participants were each sent the synthesized and content analyzed themes and supporting statements from all four focus group meetings. Similar to the first level analysis process, all women were once again invited to provide their own reflections on the importance of the findings to their situation. Results: Analysis of data from discussions of what participants wanted their health care providers to know and to do revealed the following major themes: Listen Thoughtfully and Compassionately, Stay With Me Through This, Provide Information, Respect Me As A Whole Person (mutual respect), and Provide a Smooth and Efficient Clinic/Support Staff. Implications: Knowledge gained from this inductive exploration provides insights into the phenomenon of women aging with chronic illness. Insights and information about what women aging with chronic illness want from their health care providers will be disseminated to inform further research, as well as policy and practice.
Funding Support: NINR 2 P30 NR04001.
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.titleListen to Me! What Women Aging with Chronic Illness Want From Their Providersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157861-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Listen to Me! What Women Aging with Chronic Illness Want From Their Providers</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Predeger, Elizabeth, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alaska Anchorage</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing and Health K106E, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508-8030, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">907-786-4575</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">predeger@uaa.alaska.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christina Mumma, PhD, RN, CRRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Women live longer with chronic illness than men due to the disproportionate longevity of the genders. Although age shapes the chronic illness experience in many ways, the addition of aging into women's experience of chronic illness has been largely ignored by researchers. Physiologic changes of aging, transitions through age-related tasks, and shifting socio-economic factors of later life, combined with chronic illness present additive burdens to older women's lives. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative, interactive study was to explore with women their experience of aging with chronic illness. Thirteen participants aged 50-66 years were asked to discuss what they wanted their health care providers to know and to do when providing care to women of their age. Methods: Four focus groups encompassing two separate groups of women were conducted over a three month period. The groups were facilitated by the two primary researchers and transcribed for further accuracy and inclusion. During the analysis phase, the researchers independently read and re-read the transcripts while listening to the audiotapes to identify emerging themes and supporting exemplars. Both investigators came together for consensus on emergent findings, which were then presented back to all women at the follow-up focus groups for review, further discussion and validation. Following the final focus groups, participants were each sent the synthesized and content analyzed themes and supporting statements from all four focus group meetings. Similar to the first level analysis process, all women were once again invited to provide their own reflections on the importance of the findings to their situation. Results: Analysis of data from discussions of what participants wanted their health care providers to know and to do revealed the following major themes: Listen Thoughtfully and Compassionately, Stay With Me Through This, Provide Information, Respect Me As A Whole Person (mutual respect), and Provide a Smooth and Efficient Clinic/Support Staff. Implications: Knowledge gained from this inductive exploration provides insights into the phenomenon of women aging with chronic illness. Insights and information about what women aging with chronic illness want from their health care providers will be disseminated to inform further research, as well as policy and practice. <br/>Funding Support: NINR 2 P30 NR04001.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:16:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:16:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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