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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161369
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Phenomenom of Body-Esteem in Adolescents with Type I Diabetes
Abstract:
Phenomenom of Body-Esteem in Adolescents with Type I Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Thurman, Cheryl, BSN, RN
Title:Ms.
Contact Address:SON, 851 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40203, USA
Co-Authors:Abby M. Hefner, BSN, RN; Rachel L. Wate, BSN, RN
Approximately 151,000 people less than twenty years of age have diabetes in the United States (National Institute of Health, 2002). Previous research has focused on the identification of problems experienced by adolescents with a chronic illness through quantitative research. A phenomenological study examined the lived experience of an adolescent with type I diabetes from a holistic perspective. Purpose: Aims of this study were to a) explore the phenomenon of body-esteem in adolescents with type I diabetes; b) describe the perceived impact of diabetes in adolescent’s physical, emotional, and psychosocial health; and c) to determine how living with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, impacts an adolescent’s body-esteem. Methods: Focus group sessions and individual interviews were conducted using a topic guide and an open-ended questionnaire. The participants were six adolescents with type I diabetes between the ages of twelve and seventeen. The tool was adapted from The Body-Esteem Scale by Franzoi & Sheilds (1984). Findings: Thematic analysis revealed two categories identified as living with diabetes and body-esteem. Five themes were identified under living with diabetes, which included freedom restriction, time demanding, dependence on support systems, and differing perceptions of disease. The five themes under body-esteem were identified as concerns with aging, appearance, emotional effects, differentness, and acceptance. Implications: One of Kolcaba’s assumptions in her Theory of Comfort (1994) is that human beings have holistic responses to complex stimuli, such as living with a chronic illness. The advanced practice nurse has a big stake in understanding the effects of type I diabetes on adolescents’ body-esteem to improve management of the disease and promote health from a holistic perspective.
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.titlePhenomenom of Body-Esteem in Adolescents with Type I Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161369-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Phenomenom of Body-Esteem in Adolescents with Type I 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Thurman, Cheryl, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Ms.</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 851 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40203, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Abby M. Hefner, BSN, RN; Rachel L. Wate, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Approximately 151,000 people less than twenty years of age have diabetes in the United States (National Institute of Health, 2002). Previous research has focused on the identification of problems experienced by adolescents with a chronic illness through quantitative research. A phenomenological study examined the lived experience of an adolescent with type I diabetes from a holistic perspective. Purpose: Aims of this study were to a) explore the phenomenon of body-esteem in adolescents with type I diabetes; b) describe the perceived impact of diabetes in adolescent&rsquo;s physical, emotional, and psychosocial health; and c) to determine how living with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, impacts an adolescent&rsquo;s body-esteem. Methods: Focus group sessions and individual interviews were conducted using a topic guide and an open-ended questionnaire. The participants were six adolescents with type I diabetes between the ages of twelve and seventeen. The tool was adapted from The Body-Esteem Scale by Franzoi &amp; Sheilds (1984). Findings: Thematic analysis revealed two categories identified as living with diabetes and body-esteem. Five themes were identified under living with diabetes, which included freedom restriction, time demanding, dependence on support systems, and differing perceptions of disease. The five themes under body-esteem were identified as concerns with aging, appearance, emotional effects, differentness, and acceptance. Implications: One of Kolcaba&rsquo;s assumptions in her Theory of Comfort (1994) is that human beings have holistic responses to complex stimuli, such as living with a chronic illness. The advanced practice nurse has a big stake in understanding the effects of type I diabetes on adolescents&rsquo; body-esteem to improve management of the disease and promote health from a holistic perspective.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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