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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161044
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Men Living With Heart Failure: Finding Inner Strength
Abstract:
Men Living With Heart Failure: Finding Inner Strength
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Schweitzer, Roberta, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 502 N. University St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA
Statement of Problem: Heart failure (HF) is an increasingly common diagnosis for elder individuals since more people are surviving once fatal cardiac events. Nurses will care for even more individuals with HF as the population ages; all aspects of an individual's life are affected by this chronic illness. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to learn from men who have found inner strength and are living with meaning and purpose in their lives. Participants: The sample consisted of two men with diagnosed HF, ages 69 and 74, who describe themselves as coping well. Methodology: Focus group methodology was to be used for this study. Due to small sample size recruited, individual interviews were done with each participant. Participants were asked to share a brief life review, and discuss facets of the meaning of inner strength in their lives. Open ended questions facilitated sharing, and clarification was done as needed. The interviews were taped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using Colaizzi's method. Results: Resulting themes included: 1) Living Life; 2) The meaning of inner strength - utilizing different centers: Anchoring inner strength with a practical, concrete approach, and Anchoring inner strength with a faith that transcends this world; and 3) Other resources for living with HF: Information and knowledge, Relationships with health care providers, Friends and family, and Diversions. Implications: Nurses need to develop an understanding of how HF affects men's lives and well being in order to provide holistic nursing care. Resources for improving and maintaining quality of life may vary from those used by women. Findings from this research will contribute to development and testing of interventions that are targeted to improve quality of life and well being in elder men with HF.
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.titleMen Living With Heart Failure: Finding Inner Strengthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161044-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Men Living With Heart Failure: Finding Inner Strength</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schweitzer, Roberta, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Purdue University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 502 N. University St., West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rschweit@purdue.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Statement of Problem: Heart failure (HF) is an increasingly common diagnosis for elder individuals since more people are surviving once fatal cardiac events. Nurses will care for even more individuals with HF as the population ages; all aspects of an individual's life are affected by this chronic illness. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to learn from men who have found inner strength and are living with meaning and purpose in their lives. Participants: The sample consisted of two men with diagnosed HF, ages 69 and 74, who describe themselves as coping well. Methodology: Focus group methodology was to be used for this study. Due to small sample size recruited, individual interviews were done with each participant. Participants were asked to share a brief life review, and discuss facets of the meaning of inner strength in their lives. Open ended questions facilitated sharing, and clarification was done as needed. The interviews were taped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using Colaizzi's method. Results: Resulting themes included: 1) Living Life; 2) The meaning of inner strength - utilizing different centers: Anchoring inner strength with a practical, concrete approach, and Anchoring inner strength with a faith that transcends this world; and 3) Other resources for living with HF: Information and knowledge, Relationships with health care providers, Friends and family, and Diversions. Implications: Nurses need to develop an understanding of how HF affects men's lives and well being in order to provide holistic nursing care. Resources for improving and maintaining quality of life may vary from those used by women. Findings from this research will contribute to development and testing of interventions that are targeted to improve quality of life and well being in elder men with HF.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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