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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157862
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Discovery of Depression Among Men: A Preliminary Study
Abstract:
Discovery of Depression Among Men: A Preliminary Study
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Ramirez, Jeff, MSN, RN, PMH-NP, ARNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Arizona
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Contact Address:4028 E 20th, Spokane, WA, 99223, USA
Contact Telephone:509-299-7037
Purpose: The purpose of this exploratory and descriptive study is to develop a grounded theory of the basic social psychological processes that occur with men who are living with depression. Background: Depression remains one of the most prevalent disorders seen in primary care offices but health care providers are failing to diagnose 30-50 percent of patients with depression. Major depression is being reported as the primary cause of disability in developing countries. The National Institute of Health reports that 6 million men suffer from depression in the United States. This data may not fully reflect the prevalence of depression among men because studies have indicated that men minimize their symptoms and present with physical complaints such as fatigue, back ache, sexual dysfunction or irritability. Men use external defense mechanisms such as reckless or antisocial behaviors, interpersonal avoidance, anger, hostility, aggression, irritability, increased use of alcohol and drugs and continue to commit suicide at four times the rate of women. Cochran and Rabinowitz (2003) refer to these symptoms that men experience as masculine-specific modes of experiencing and expressing depression. Methods: This will be a qualitative exploratory and descriptive grounded theory study. Grounded theory was chosen because this approach emphasized discovery through systematic analysis of the data and will identify the basic social psychological process of men who are living with depression. After receiving full IRB approval and voluntary consent from two subjects, a one-time interview was conducted with each subject. The interviews were audio taped and transcribed into a Word document by the researcher in preparation for analysis. Results: The emerging findings from the two interviews will be presented. This preliminary data has been analyzed by the researcher and his advisor to identify emerging core variables which will lead to further investigation. Significance: Examination of depression in men will help advance nursing science by the development of a theory regarding men and depression. Nurses interact with men who may present with various health care needs and the knowledge generated from this study will help guide nursing care and identify men who may be vulnerable to depression.
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.titleDiscovery of Depression Among Men: A Preliminary Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157862-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Discovery of Depression Among Men: A Preliminary Study</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">Ramirez, Jeff, MSN, RN, PMH-NP, ARNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Arizona</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4028 E 20th, Spokane, WA, 99223, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">509-299-7037</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ramireje@dshs.wa.gov</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this exploratory and descriptive study is to develop a grounded theory of the basic social psychological processes that occur with men who are living with depression. Background: Depression remains one of the most prevalent disorders seen in primary care offices but health care providers are failing to diagnose 30-50 percent of patients with depression. Major depression is being reported as the primary cause of disability in developing countries. The National Institute of Health reports that 6 million men suffer from depression in the United States. This data may not fully reflect the prevalence of depression among men because studies have indicated that men minimize their symptoms and present with physical complaints such as fatigue, back ache, sexual dysfunction or irritability. Men use external defense mechanisms such as reckless or antisocial behaviors, interpersonal avoidance, anger, hostility, aggression, irritability, increased use of alcohol and drugs and continue to commit suicide at four times the rate of women. Cochran and Rabinowitz (2003) refer to these symptoms that men experience as masculine-specific modes of experiencing and expressing depression. Methods: This will be a qualitative exploratory and descriptive grounded theory study. Grounded theory was chosen because this approach emphasized discovery through systematic analysis of the data and will identify the basic social psychological process of men who are living with depression. After receiving full IRB approval and voluntary consent from two subjects, a one-time interview was conducted with each subject. The interviews were audio taped and transcribed into a Word document by the researcher in preparation for analysis. Results: The emerging findings from the two interviews will be presented. This preliminary data has been analyzed by the researcher and his advisor to identify emerging core variables which will lead to further investigation. Significance: Examination of depression in men will help advance nursing science by the development of a theory regarding men and depression. Nurses interact with men who may present with various health care needs and the knowledge generated from this study will help guide nursing care and identify men who may be vulnerable to depression.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:16:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:16:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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