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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163279
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
What is the Experience of Relaxation Exercises among Hispanic Persons?
Author(s):
Andrade, Stephanie K.; Anderson, Elizabeth H.
Author Details:
Stephanie K. Andrade, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: stephanie.andrade@uconn.edu; Elizabeth H. Anderson
Abstract:
Purpose: To describe the lived experience of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training with Guided Imagery (PMRT-GI) among Hispanic persons with HIV/AIDS. Background: PMRT-GI is effective in reducing anxiety. Persons with HIV/AIDS deal with anxiety related to uncertainty about their illness. Approximately 6.3 million persons use Mind-Body therapies to cope with anxiety. Primarily well-educated Caucasian persons use Mind-Body therapies. Little is known if community based Hispanic persons living with HIV/AIDS can use PMRT-GI to assist in self-management of anxiety. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Design was phenomenological. A purposive sample of 10 Hispanic men and women with HIV/AIDS were recruited from HIV/AIDS drop-in centers. Participants were given a PMRT-GI session and interviewed on their experience. Average age was 46 (SD = 4.6) years with mean CD4 count of 353 (SD = 444.5) and Viral Load of 200,010 (SD = 447,208.0). Mean time from HIV diagnosis to interview was 155 (SD = 66.5) months. Participants were asked to: "Please describe your experience with PMRT-GI including your thoughts, perceptions, and feelings." Interviews continued until saturation was achieved. Using Colaizzi's Phenomenological method, interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and read several times. Significant phrases/sentences were identified, meanings formulated, and then clustered into themes. Results were integrated into an exhaustive description. Application of credibility, auditability, and fittingness ensured methodological rigor. Results: From 108 significant statements five themes emerged: Centering (focus on themselves); My place (safe, peaceful); Empowerment (control over self); New Expectations (never used before but want to continue); and Physical Change (body less tense). Conclusions and Implications: Hispanic persons responded well to PMRT-GI. Although Hispanic persons had never used PMRT-GI, this study supports further exploration of PMRT-GI as a culturally sensitive intervention. Nurses can use PMRT-GI with Hispanic persons to help them reduce their anxiety.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat is the Experience of Relaxation Exercises among Hispanic Persons?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAndrade, Stephanie K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Elizabeth H.en_US
dc.author.detailsStephanie K. Andrade, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: stephanie.andrade@uconn.edu; Elizabeth H. Andersonen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163279-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To describe the lived experience of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training with Guided Imagery (PMRT-GI) among Hispanic persons with HIV/AIDS. Background: PMRT-GI is effective in reducing anxiety. Persons with HIV/AIDS deal with anxiety related to uncertainty about their illness. Approximately 6.3 million persons use Mind-Body therapies to cope with anxiety. Primarily well-educated Caucasian persons use Mind-Body therapies. Little is known if community based Hispanic persons living with HIV/AIDS can use PMRT-GI to assist in self-management of anxiety. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Design was phenomenological. A purposive sample of 10 Hispanic men and women with HIV/AIDS were recruited from HIV/AIDS drop-in centers. Participants were given a PMRT-GI session and interviewed on their experience. Average age was 46 (SD = 4.6) years with mean CD4 count of 353 (SD = 444.5) and Viral Load of 200,010 (SD = 447,208.0). Mean time from HIV diagnosis to interview was 155 (SD = 66.5) months. Participants were asked to: "Please describe your experience with PMRT-GI including your thoughts, perceptions, and feelings." Interviews continued until saturation was achieved. Using Colaizzi's Phenomenological method, interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and read several times. Significant phrases/sentences were identified, meanings formulated, and then clustered into themes. Results were integrated into an exhaustive description. Application of credibility, auditability, and fittingness ensured methodological rigor. Results: From 108 significant statements five themes emerged: Centering (focus on themselves); My place (safe, peaceful); Empowerment (control over self); New Expectations (never used before but want to continue); and Physical Change (body less tense). Conclusions and Implications: Hispanic persons responded well to PMRT-GI. Although Hispanic persons had never used PMRT-GI, this study supports further exploration of PMRT-GI as a culturally sensitive intervention. Nurses can use PMRT-GI with Hispanic persons to help them reduce their anxiety.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:37Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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