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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159203
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Illness Trajectory of Midlife Women With Type II Diabetes
Abstract:
The Illness Trajectory of Midlife Women With Type II Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hirano, Maki, Master
P.I. Institution Name:Mie Prefectual College of Nursing
Contact Address:, 1-1-1 Yumegaoka Tsu City, MIe-ken, 514-0116, Japan
Co-Authors:E. Sato, Fujita Health University, Aichi-ken, JAPAN
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to depict the work of illness trajectory of midlife women after being diagnosed as Type II diabetes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 15 women in the outpatient clinic. Based on The Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework (Corbin & Strauss, 1991), interviews were conducted to explore trajectory works performed by these participants. Focuses were placed on works related to a) illness management, b) everyday-life activities, and c) biographical fulfillment. Biography is the temporal dimension of identity. As illness management, the women were required to have knowledge of disease, taking responsibility for adhering to her prescribed treatment as well as her prescribed regimen. These illness managements required the women to adjust to various aspects of their everyday-life activities as well as adjusting to the physical and psychosocial changes due to illness. The women reported difficulties in obtaining physical and emotional care from their family members and one of the reasons could be that they had assumed the roles of caregiver in their family. The women had to give priority to assume social roles as they were before having diabetes, rather than to control their illness. Essential activities for biographical fulfillment were: finding out her ways to follow regimen, developing guidelines to control her illness by herself, incorporating therapeutic activities such as exercises into her everyday life, sharing her illness problems with her friends and colleagues to be understood and to obtain support from them, and positively involving in planning her treatment. Once the individual realized that she must be responsible for her own health, illness management became under her control. These experiences provided women with confidence to manage their illness and helped them to have her own identity (the condition of being herself). Research will continue related to the process of forming management behaviors among this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Illness Trajectory of Midlife Women With Type II Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159203-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Illness Trajectory of Midlife Women With Type II Diabetes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hirano, Maki, Master</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mie Prefectual College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, 1-1-1 Yumegaoka Tsu City, MIe-ken, 514-0116, Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maki.hirano@mcn.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">E. Sato, Fujita Health University, Aichi-ken, JAPAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to depict the work of illness trajectory of midlife women after being diagnosed as Type II diabetes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 15 women in the outpatient clinic. Based on The Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework (Corbin &amp; Strauss, 1991), interviews were conducted to explore trajectory works performed by these participants. Focuses were placed on works related to a) illness management, b) everyday-life activities, and c) biographical fulfillment. Biography is the temporal dimension of identity. As illness management, the women were required to have knowledge of disease, taking responsibility for adhering to her prescribed treatment as well as her prescribed regimen. These illness managements required the women to adjust to various aspects of their everyday-life activities as well as adjusting to the physical and psychosocial changes due to illness. The women reported difficulties in obtaining physical and emotional care from their family members and one of the reasons could be that they had assumed the roles of caregiver in their family. The women had to give priority to assume social roles as they were before having diabetes, rather than to control their illness. Essential activities for biographical fulfillment were: finding out her ways to follow regimen, developing guidelines to control her illness by herself, incorporating therapeutic activities such as exercises into her everyday life, sharing her illness problems with her friends and colleagues to be understood and to obtain support from them, and positively involving in planning her treatment. Once the individual realized that she must be responsible for her own health, illness management became under her control. These experiences provided women with confidence to manage their illness and helped them to have her own identity (the condition of being herself). Research will continue related to the process of forming management behaviors among this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:48:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:48:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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