Development of a Conceptual Model that Addresses Needs and Concerns of Veterans with Mild Cognitive Impairment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159887
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Presentation
Title:
Development of a Conceptual Model that Addresses Needs and Concerns of Veterans with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Abstract:
Development of a Conceptual Model that Addresses Needs and Concerns of Veterans with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Daggett, Virginia, MSN, RN, PhDc
P.I. Institution Name:Department of Veterans Affairs
Title:Stroke QUERI
Contact Address:Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 1481 West L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
Contact Telephone:317-988-3155
Co-Authors:V.S. Daggett, Health Service Research & Development, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis , IN; V.S. Daggett, T. Bakas, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis , IN;
Background: U.S. soldiers have returned from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with a higher prevalence of combat-related brain injuries than in previous wars. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, nearly 30% of all combat-related injuries treated from 2003 to 2005 included a brain injury. In 2006, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center confirmed that traumatic brain injury has emerged as a major cause of morbidity among our soldiers during current conflicts. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to develop a conceptual model encompassing the needs and concerns of new combat veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) during the first year of their follow-up care in the VA healthcare system. Theoretical/conceptual Framework: Ferrans' Conceptual model of Health Related Quality of Life was used as a guide for the study. Methods: Eight veterans were individually interviewed using open-ended questions regarding their needs and concerns, strategies they used to cope with their mTBI, and advice that they would give to other returning soldiers. Content analysis was conducted using a thematic conceptual matrix based on Ferrans' model to categorize the needs, concerns, strategies, and advice of mTBI veterans. Each investigator independently categorized the data, then met to compare findings and attain consensus. Results: Findings resulted in six major themes: cognitive impairment, symptoms, emotions and behaviors, instrumental activities, interpersonal interactions, and community reintegration. These themes provided the basis for a conceptual model specific to the needs and concerns of veterans with mTBI. Conclusions: The conceptual model derived from the results from this study has the potential to direct the development of interventions specifically designed to address needs and concerns of these veterans and determine priority areas for intervention. Further research to test the conceptual model is warranted.
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.titleDevelopment of a Conceptual Model that Addresses Needs and Concerns of Veterans with Mild Cognitive Impairmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159887-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a Conceptual Model that Addresses Needs and Concerns of Veterans with Mild Cognitive Impairment</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Daggett, Virginia, MSN, RN, PhDc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Department of Veterans Affairs</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Stroke QUERI</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 1481 West L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">317-988-3155</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Virgina.Daggett2@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">V.S. Daggett, Health Service Research &amp; Development, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis , IN; V.S. Daggett, T. Bakas, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis , IN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: U.S. soldiers have returned from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with a higher prevalence of combat-related brain injuries than in previous wars. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, nearly 30% of all combat-related injuries treated from 2003 to 2005 included a brain injury. In 2006, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center confirmed that traumatic brain injury has emerged as a major cause of morbidity among our soldiers during current conflicts. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to develop a conceptual model encompassing the needs and concerns of new combat veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) during the first year of their follow-up care in the VA healthcare system. Theoretical/conceptual Framework: Ferrans' Conceptual model of Health Related Quality of Life was used as a guide for the study. Methods: Eight veterans were individually interviewed using open-ended questions regarding their needs and concerns, strategies they used to cope with their mTBI, and advice that they would give to other returning soldiers. Content analysis was conducted using a thematic conceptual matrix based on Ferrans' model to categorize the needs, concerns, strategies, and advice of mTBI veterans. Each investigator independently categorized the data, then met to compare findings and attain consensus. Results: Findings resulted in six major themes: cognitive impairment, symptoms, emotions and behaviors, instrumental activities, interpersonal interactions, and community reintegration. These themes provided the basis for a conceptual model specific to the needs and concerns of veterans with mTBI. Conclusions: The conceptual model derived from the results from this study has the potential to direct the development of interventions specifically designed to address needs and concerns of these veterans and determine priority areas for intervention. Further research to test the conceptual model is warranted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:25:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:25:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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