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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159676
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women and chronic pain: Sexuality issues
Abstract:
Women and chronic pain: Sexuality issues
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Smith, A.
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Contact Telephone:419.383.5836
The purpose of this study was to explore family relationships of women experiencing chronic pain conceptualized from the Framework of Systemic Organization (Friedemann, 1995) as a guide. Narrative ethnography was the strategy used to explore how pain affects relationships and how relationships affect pain, specifically focusing on sexuality. The method of analysis was constant comparison according to the procedure outlined by Strauss (1987). The computer software program QSR NUD*IST 4 was used to manage and code the data. The women and their spouses reported loss of sexual intimacy. The women had difficulty communicating their pain and difficulty expressing feelings and needs to family members. Relationship patterns identified by the women and their families involved: a cycle of overinvolvement and isolation, focus directed toward others, struggles with helping each other and maintaining the system, needing to be understood and believed, and traditional gender role expectations. The women identified changes in role, separation, and intense closeness as a result of the pain. Family members identified feelings of frustration, helplessness, anger, guilt, and loss of freedom and independence. Conflict and anger in the family exacerbated the pain while affection, understanding and physical massage was comforting.
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.titleWomen and chronic pain: Sexuality issuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159676-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women and chronic pain: Sexuality issues</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Smith, A.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">419.383.5836</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">asmith2@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to explore family relationships of women experiencing chronic pain conceptualized from the Framework of Systemic Organization (Friedemann, 1995) as a guide. Narrative ethnography was the strategy used to explore how pain affects relationships and how relationships affect pain, specifically focusing on sexuality. The method of analysis was constant comparison according to the procedure outlined by Strauss (1987). The computer software program QSR NUD*IST 4 was used to manage and code the data. The women and their spouses reported loss of sexual intimacy. The women had difficulty communicating their pain and difficulty expressing feelings and needs to family members. Relationship patterns identified by the women and their families involved: a cycle of overinvolvement and isolation, focus directed toward others, struggles with helping each other and maintaining the system, needing to be understood and believed, and traditional gender role expectations. The women identified changes in role, separation, and intense closeness as a result of the pain. Family members identified feelings of frustration, helplessness, anger, guilt, and loss of freedom and independence. Conflict and anger in the family exacerbated the pain while affection, understanding and physical massage was comforting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:13:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:13:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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