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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160912
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Hmong Women Living with Diabetes
Abstract:
The Experience of Hmong Women Living with Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Yang, Avonne, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:College of St. Catherine
Title:Faculty
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 2004 Randolph Ave. #F22, Saint Paul, MN, 55105, USA
Contact Telephone:651-690-6811
Co-Authors:Dal V. Xiong, BSN; Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, FAAN, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; and Eslee Vang
Problem Statement: Type II diabetes is rapidly increasing in the Hmong community. A paucity of research exists on Hmong women with diabetes. Theoretical Framework: Community-based collaborative action research using Margaret Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness was the framework for engaging Hmong women with diabetes in a dialogue to understand life patterns and envision potential actions for health. Methodology: Five Hmong women with type II diabetes and HgbA1c levels over 7.0 were recruited from a community health clinic. Female Hmong nursing researchers interviewed participants in their homes. Interviews were conducted until no new patterns were identified. Researchers worked with a female Hmong playwright to weave common patterns into a play. Female Hmong nursing students performed the play for Hmong women invited via Hmong radio and community advertisements to a dinner, performance, and dialogue. The dialogue focused on whether the play reflected women's experiences and on how to live a happy, healthy life in the US. Results: Contrary to previous research with this population, participants knew about symptoms, complications and control of diabetes. They felt diabetes was caused by their hardship and culture change. They described a life of deprivation with an overwhelming sense of grief, loss, depression, worry, stress, and isolation. They described going from a life of activity, hard work, abundant relationships, simplicity, and fresh foods to an existence where they cannot communicate; the food is processed and unhealthy; and they live in isolation, do not have meaningful work, and are not respected by children. They want to come together as Hmong women to continue the dialogue about how to live happy, healthy lives. Relevance to Nursing Practice: When nurses attend to meaning in people's lives and engage communities in the dialogue, helpful community-empowered actions become apparent. Key Words: Hmong women, diabetes, health as expanding consciousness
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 Hmong Women Living with Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160912-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experience of Hmong Women Living with Diabetes</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">Yang, Avonne, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of St. Catherine</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Faculty</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 2004 Randolph Ave. #F22, Saint Paul, MN, 55105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651-690-6811</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aayang@stkate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dal V. Xiong, BSN; Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, FAAN, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; and Eslee Vang</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem Statement: Type II diabetes is rapidly increasing in the Hmong community. A paucity of research exists on Hmong women with diabetes. Theoretical Framework: Community-based collaborative action research using Margaret Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness was the framework for engaging Hmong women with diabetes in a dialogue to understand life patterns and envision potential actions for health. Methodology: Five Hmong women with type II diabetes and HgbA1c levels over 7.0 were recruited from a community health clinic. Female Hmong nursing researchers interviewed participants in their homes. Interviews were conducted until no new patterns were identified. Researchers worked with a female Hmong playwright to weave common patterns into a play. Female Hmong nursing students performed the play for Hmong women invited via Hmong radio and community advertisements to a dinner, performance, and dialogue. The dialogue focused on whether the play reflected women's experiences and on how to live a happy, healthy life in the US. Results: Contrary to previous research with this population, participants knew about symptoms, complications and control of diabetes. They felt diabetes was caused by their hardship and culture change. They described a life of deprivation with an overwhelming sense of grief, loss, depression, worry, stress, and isolation. They described going from a life of activity, hard work, abundant relationships, simplicity, and fresh foods to an existence where they cannot communicate; the food is processed and unhealthy; and they live in isolation, do not have meaningful work, and are not respected by children. They want to come together as Hmong women to continue the dialogue about how to live happy, healthy lives. Relevance to Nursing Practice: When nurses attend to meaning in people's lives and engage communities in the dialogue, helpful community-empowered actions become apparent. Key Words: Hmong women, diabetes, health as expanding consciousness</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:12:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:12:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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