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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158273
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Beyond the pelvis: Living with chronic pelvic pain
Abstract:
Beyond the pelvis: Living with chronic pelvic pain
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2002
Author:Strzempko, Fran
P.I. Institution Name:University of California-San Francisco
Contact Address:Department of Family Health Care Nursing, Box 0606, N411Y, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and endometriosis are complex, enigmatic, and disabling conditions, affecting 10-15% of U.S. women of reproductive age. Common symptoms include pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse, and various life disruptions resulting from the pain. The purpose of this pilot study was to gain an understanding of the woman and her partner's experience of living with such a complex chronic condition, in which no well defined, effective treatment exists. In-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted with three couples. The women in the sample had suffered from chronic pelvic pain from endometriosis for at least six months and couples had been living together at least one year. The University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, Symptom Management Model was the conceptual framework used to guide the investigation, focusing specifically on the Symptom Experience and Symptom Management components of the model. An interpretive phenomenological approach was used for data analysis. Findings are presented according to an emerging conceptualization of women and their partners living with chronic pelvic pain. Analyzed themes include the personal and social impact experienced by the couples. Findings also illuminate endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain as a "hidden" disease. Findings suggest couples utilize strategies, such as viewing the laparoscopic video, to aid in making the hidden disease "real" and tangible. This study provides pilot data for dissertation research, as well as expands the current knowledge base of CPP and endometriosis by providing a glimpse into the life worlds of women with CPP and their partners. It is only with such an understanding that we, as health care providers, will be able to provide effective, humanistic, dyadic nursing interventions for the woman and her partner.
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.titleBeyond the pelvis: Living with chronic pelvic painen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158273-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Beyond the pelvis: Living with chronic pelvic pain</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">Strzempko, Fran</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California-San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Family Health Care Nursing, Box 0606, N411Y, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fstrzem@itsa.ucsf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and endometriosis are complex, enigmatic, and disabling conditions, affecting 10-15% of U.S. women of reproductive age. Common symptoms include pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse, and various life disruptions resulting from the pain. The purpose of this pilot study was to gain an understanding of the woman and her partner's experience of living with such a complex chronic condition, in which no well defined, effective treatment exists. In-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted with three couples. The women in the sample had suffered from chronic pelvic pain from endometriosis for at least six months and couples had been living together at least one year. The University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, Symptom Management Model was the conceptual framework used to guide the investigation, focusing specifically on the Symptom Experience and Symptom Management components of the model. An interpretive phenomenological approach was used for data analysis. Findings are presented according to an emerging conceptualization of women and their partners living with chronic pelvic pain. Analyzed themes include the personal and social impact experienced by the couples. Findings also illuminate endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain as a &quot;hidden&quot; disease. Findings suggest couples utilize strategies, such as viewing the laparoscopic video, to aid in making the hidden disease &quot;real&quot; and tangible. This study provides pilot data for dissertation research, as well as expands the current knowledge base of CPP and endometriosis by providing a glimpse into the life worlds of women with CPP and their partners. It is only with such an understanding that we, as health care providers, will be able to provide effective, humanistic, dyadic nursing interventions for the woman and her partner.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:40:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:40:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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