Improvement of Self-esteem and HIV Transmission Prevention Behaviors among Seropositive Postpartum Thai Women: Action Research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160885
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Title:
Improvement of Self-esteem and HIV Transmission Prevention Behaviors among Seropositive Postpartum Thai Women: Action Research
Abstract:
Improvement of Self-esteem and HIV Transmission Prevention Behaviors among Seropositive Postpartum Thai Women: Action Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Sawatphanit, Wilaiphan, MSN, BscN
P.I. Institution Name:Burapha University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing, Bangsaen, Chonburi, 20131, Thailand
Contact Telephone:38-745900 ext.3660
Co-Authors:Ratchneewan Ross, PhD, MSc, RN, Assistant Professor and Tatirat Suwansujarid, MSN, RN
Background: Low self-esteem has been found to link with depression and suicidal ideation among HIV-positive individuals. Increasing self-esteem among such individuals is crucial.

Purpose: to improve self-esteem and HIV transmission prevention behaviors among seropositive postpartum Thai women by through family participation.

Subjects and Methods: This action research recruited 16 HIV-infected postpartum women at the postpartum unit of four hospitals in Thailand. The women and their families were visited at home 6-8 times for 6 weeks from November, 2003 to January, 2005. Mutual collaboration was applied among the women, families, and researchers. In-depth interviews, participant observations, and field notes were used. Data were analyzed by constant comparison method.

Results: The participants' ages were between 17-33 years old. All had an annual family income of $US 3,000 or less. Most participants completed grade 6 and were housewives. Half of the women were first-time mothers. All participants received HIV from their present or ex-partners, most of whom frequented female sex workers. Four processes of self-esteem improvement and HIV transmission prevention behaviors emerged: 1) low self-esteem, fear of stigmatization, and concealing status; 2) disclosure of HIV status and acceptance from partner and /or family; 3) family participation in identifying the women's self-esteem and HIV transmission prevention behaviors as mutual set goals; 4) strategies identification and collaboration among participants, family, and research team for accomplishments of set goals. Counseling, meditation, self-reflection, and family support were identified as strategies and mutually applied among the three parties. Each process and strategy will be presented in detail at the conference. In summary, the participants demonstrated higher levels of self-esteem and better HIV transmission prevention behaviors.

Conclusions: Research results revealed an important role of nurses in including partner and family of seropositive postpartum women in improving the women's self-esteem and HIV transmission prevention behaviors.
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.titleImprovement of Self-esteem and HIV Transmission Prevention Behaviors among Seropositive Postpartum Thai Women: Action Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160885-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improvement of Self-esteem and HIV Transmission Prevention Behaviors among Seropositive Postpartum Thai Women: Action Research</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sawatphanit, Wilaiphan, MSN, BscN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Burapha University</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">Faculty of Nursing, Bangsaen, Chonburi, 20131, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">38-745900 ext.3660</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sawilaiphan@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ratchneewan Ross, PhD, MSc, RN, Assistant Professor and Tatirat Suwansujarid, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Low self-esteem has been found to link with depression and suicidal ideation among HIV-positive individuals. Increasing self-esteem among such individuals is crucial.<br/><br/>Purpose: to improve self-esteem and HIV transmission prevention behaviors among seropositive postpartum Thai women by through family participation. <br/><br/>Subjects and Methods: This action research recruited 16 HIV-infected postpartum women at the postpartum unit of four hospitals in Thailand. The women and their families were visited at home 6-8 times for 6 weeks from November, 2003 to January, 2005. Mutual collaboration was applied among the women, families, and researchers. In-depth interviews, participant observations, and field notes were used. Data were analyzed by constant comparison method. <br/><br/>Results: The participants' ages were between 17-33 years old. All had an annual family income of $US 3,000 or less. Most participants completed grade 6 and were housewives. Half of the women were first-time mothers. All participants received HIV from their present or ex-partners, most of whom frequented female sex workers. Four processes of self-esteem improvement and HIV transmission prevention behaviors emerged: 1) low self-esteem, fear of stigmatization, and concealing status; 2) disclosure of HIV status and acceptance from partner and /or family; 3) family participation in identifying the women's self-esteem and HIV transmission prevention behaviors as mutual set goals; 4) strategies identification and collaboration among participants, family, and research team for accomplishments of set goals. Counseling, meditation, self-reflection, and family support were identified as strategies and mutually applied among the three parties. Each process and strategy will be presented in detail at the conference. In summary, the participants demonstrated higher levels of self-esteem and better HIV transmission prevention behaviors.<br/><br/>Conclusions: Research results revealed an important role of nurses in including partner and family of seropositive postpartum women in improving the women's self-esteem and HIV transmission prevention behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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