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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160557
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Resilience in Diverse Community-Dwelling Women over Age 85
Abstract:
Resilience in Diverse Community-Dwelling Women over Age 85
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Felten, Beverly
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, Room 703, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:414.229.4802
Resilience in women over age 85 is defined as the response of rebound and improvement in function after devastating illness or loss. Feminist epistemology was used to consider the influences of quadruple jeopardy, that is, the intersection of age, race, socio-economic class, and gender as risk factors affecting the health of older women, especially those of color. The purpose of this study was to understand characteristics of resilience in diverse women over 85. Utilizing the assistance of multiple community-based gatekeepers, a snow ball recruitment method resulted in a sample of ten older women with 70% of this group representing women of color from various ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Participants mean age at the time of the interviews was 91.7 years. Data gathering included a combination of in-depth tape-recorded life/ oral history interviews, observations of their environments, and descriptive narratives. Data were analyzed using a constant comparison method suggested by Meleis incorporating the observations and experience of a gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. Themes that emerged from the data related to the characteristics of resilience in diverse women over 85 included access to resources, previous experience with hardship as a means to learn to cope with adversity, the opportunity for a productive existence, the ability to manage frailty, a strong cultural / religious belief system, and spirited defiance. The role of gatekeepers was pivotal in this study in order to gain access, obtain Informed Consent, and insure the safety of these vulnerable participants. Visual and literacy impairments raised issues related to standardized accepted procedures for inclusion of community-based frail older women in research. Further research is needed related to falls, medication management, home assistive care and transportation. Payment systems must encourage skilled geriatric clinicians to see frail elders in their homes in order to comprehensively understand their health needs and intervene.
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.titleResilience in Diverse Community-Dwelling Women over Age 85en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Resilience in Diverse Community-Dwelling Women over Age 85</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Felten, Beverly</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall, Room 703, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.229.4802</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bfelten@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Resilience in women over age 85 is defined as the response of rebound and improvement in function after devastating illness or loss. Feminist epistemology was used to consider the influences of quadruple jeopardy, that is, the intersection of age, race, socio-economic class, and gender as risk factors affecting the health of older women, especially those of color. The purpose of this study was to understand characteristics of resilience in diverse women over 85. Utilizing the assistance of multiple community-based gatekeepers, a snow ball recruitment method resulted in a sample of ten older women with 70% of this group representing women of color from various ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Participants mean age at the time of the interviews was 91.7 years. Data gathering included a combination of in-depth tape-recorded life/ oral history interviews, observations of their environments, and descriptive narratives. Data were analyzed using a constant comparison method suggested by Meleis incorporating the observations and experience of a gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. Themes that emerged from the data related to the characteristics of resilience in diverse women over 85 included access to resources, previous experience with hardship as a means to learn to cope with adversity, the opportunity for a productive existence, the ability to manage frailty, a strong cultural / religious belief system, and spirited defiance. The role of gatekeepers was pivotal in this study in order to gain access, obtain Informed Consent, and insure the safety of these vulnerable participants. Visual and literacy impairments raised issues related to standardized accepted procedures for inclusion of community-based frail older women in research. Further research is needed related to falls, medication management, home assistive care and transportation. Payment systems must encourage skilled geriatric clinicians to see frail elders in their homes in order to comprehensively understand their health needs and intervene.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:03:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:03:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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