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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160862
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The experience of laser endometrial ablation
Abstract:
The experience of laser endometrial ablation
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
Author:Ard, Linda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78284, USA
Contact Telephone:2105672570
Laser endometrial ablation (LEA) is an approved alternative to hysterectomy for treatment of chronic menorrhagia. The purpose of this research was to describe women's experiences of LEA, reasons for having LEA, outcomes, and feelings about the procedure. Indepth interviews were conducted with 64 women (mean age 41) who had LEA performed by one physician. The majority of the women were Caucasian, married, Protestant, and employed. Qualitative data analysis, using the constant comparative method, was conducted. The women were very satisfied with LEA. They had the procedure because they could not tolerate their symptoms and did not want to have hysterectomies. Their bleeding was either substantially decreased or stopped. The women consider LEA an important alternative to hysterectomy because it is not major surgery, recovery time is fast, uterus is not removed, and hormone balance is maintained. The women recommend LEA to other women; consequently, laser endometrial ablation should be made known to all women as an effective and satisfactory alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of chronic menorrhagia.
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 experience of laser endometrial ablationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160862-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The experience of laser endometrial ablation</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ard, Linda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78284, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">2105672570</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Bernhard.3@osu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Laser endometrial ablation (LEA) is an approved alternative to hysterectomy for treatment of chronic menorrhagia. The purpose of this research was to describe women's experiences of LEA, reasons for having LEA, outcomes, and feelings about the procedure. Indepth interviews were conducted with 64 women (mean age 41) who had LEA performed by one physician. The majority of the women were Caucasian, married, Protestant, and employed. Qualitative data analysis, using the constant comparative method, was conducted. The women were very satisfied with LEA. They had the procedure because they could not tolerate their symptoms and did not want to have hysterectomies. Their bleeding was either substantially decreased or stopped. The women consider LEA an important alternative to hysterectomy because it is not major surgery, recovery time is fast, uterus is not removed, and hormone balance is maintained. The women recommend LEA to other women; consequently, laser endometrial ablation should be made known to all women as an effective and satisfactory alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of chronic menorrhagia.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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