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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161351
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symptom Experiences of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Abstract:
Symptom Experiences of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Plach, Sandra, PhD, RN, CCRN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:CON, Cunningham Hall, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Co-Authors:Aaron G. Buseh, PhD, MPH, MSN, Assistant Professor; Patricia E Stevens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor
Women with HIV/AIDS experience multiple and disparate symptoms. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the symptom experiences of a racially/ethnically diverse, relatively low-income sample of 55 women living with HIV/AIDS. Data is derived from a longitudinal qualitative study of HIV-infected women residing in Wisconsin. Over a period of two years, up to 10 open-ended narrative interviews were conducted with each participant to gain an in-depth understanding of the meaning and impact of HIV/AIDS on her everyday life. The sample was recruited from both urban (75%) and rural areas of the state. More than half of all participants were African American (53%), 36% were Caucasian, 7% were Hispanic and 4% were Native American. The women ranged in age from 22 to 54 (M=41), with a mean personal annual income of $10,463 (SD $6,902). Transcripts from this large qualitative database were aggregated and managed using N-VIVO software. A multi-staged narrative analysis was the primary analytic approach. Our findings illustrate somatic, emotional, spiritual/existential, and cognitive dimensions of symptom experience from the perspective of individual women living with HIV/AIDS. Also revealed by their narratives are the functional and social ramifications of particular symptoms. Themes address the unpredictable nature of HIV-related symptoms, the cascading effect of their occurrence, and the spectrum of visibility represented by their manifestation. Implications for symptom management will be offered.
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.titleSymptom Experiences of Women Living with HIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161351-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Symptom Experiences of Women Living with HIV/AIDS </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Plach, Sandra, PhD, RN, CCRN</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">CON, Cunningham Hall, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Aaron G. Buseh, PhD, MPH, MSN, Assistant Professor; Patricia E Stevens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Women with HIV/AIDS experience multiple and disparate symptoms. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the symptom experiences of a racially/ethnically diverse, relatively low-income sample of 55 women living with HIV/AIDS. Data is derived from a longitudinal qualitative study of HIV-infected women residing in Wisconsin. Over a period of two years, up to 10 open-ended narrative interviews were conducted with each participant to gain an in-depth understanding of the meaning and impact of HIV/AIDS on her everyday life. The sample was recruited from both urban (75%) and rural areas of the state. More than half of all participants were African American (53%), 36% were Caucasian, 7% were Hispanic and 4% were Native American. The women ranged in age from 22 to 54 (M=41), with a mean personal annual income of $10,463 (SD $6,902). Transcripts from this large qualitative database were aggregated and managed using N-VIVO software. A multi-staged narrative analysis was the primary analytic approach. Our findings illustrate somatic, emotional, spiritual/existential, and cognitive dimensions of symptom experience from the perspective of individual women living with HIV/AIDS. Also revealed by their narratives are the functional and social ramifications of particular symptoms. Themes address the unpredictable nature of HIV-related symptoms, the cascading effect of their occurrence, and the spectrum of visibility represented by their manifestation. Implications for symptom management will be offered.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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