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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163321
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
From Spiraling Within to Taking Control: A Metasynthesis of Adolescent Depression
Author(s):
Dundon, Emma
Author Details:
Emma Dundon, MS, RN, CPNP, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: emma.dundon@uconn.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The aim of this study was to unify the voices of adolescents who have participated in qualitative research regarding adolescent depression in order to contribute to the theoretical base of the experience of adolescent depression, impact future research and guide clinical practice. Background: The stereotype of the moody, rebellious adolescent has the potential to dismiss the symptoms of adolescents for whom this behavior is a cry for help. Adolescents with depression are unrecognized by parents, teachers, and medical providers whose job it is to assess and intervene for those with mental health disturbances. Rates of adolescent depression have been estimated between 5% and 15% (Melynk, Brown, Jones & Kreipe, 2003; Olson, et al, 2001). While quantitative studies have provided valuable information, the voice of the adolescent has been lacking in the development of theory and treatment of this prevalent disorder. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Following a comprehensive, interdisciplinary search, a metasynthesis of the six qualitative studies found was conducted using Noblit and Hare's 1988 approach. Metasynthesis is a method of blending a group of qualitative studies in order to discover the common essence in the data and translate that into a new understanding. Results: This process revealed six themes which outline the course of adolescents who struggle with depression: (a) Beyond the Blues, (b) Spiraling Down and Within, (c) Breaking Points, (d) Seeing and Being Seen, (e) Seeking Solutions and (f) Taking Control. Conclusions and Implications: The voices of the adolescents in these studies are clearly saying that they need help to be seen. Knowledge of the experience of adolescent depression will aid practitioners in recognition and early intervention for the increasing number of adolescents suffering with depression, as well as guide educational initiatives to provide needed information on the symptoms of depression and available resources for getting help.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFrom Spiraling Within to Taking Control: A Metasynthesis of Adolescent Depressionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDundon, Emmaen_US
dc.author.detailsEmma Dundon, MS, RN, CPNP, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, email: emma.dundon@uconn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163321-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to unify the voices of adolescents who have participated in qualitative research regarding adolescent depression in order to contribute to the theoretical base of the experience of adolescent depression, impact future research and guide clinical practice. Background: The stereotype of the moody, rebellious adolescent has the potential to dismiss the symptoms of adolescents for whom this behavior is a cry for help. Adolescents with depression are unrecognized by parents, teachers, and medical providers whose job it is to assess and intervene for those with mental health disturbances. Rates of adolescent depression have been estimated between 5% and 15% (Melynk, Brown, Jones & Kreipe, 2003; Olson, et al, 2001). While quantitative studies have provided valuable information, the voice of the adolescent has been lacking in the development of theory and treatment of this prevalent disorder. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Following a comprehensive, interdisciplinary search, a metasynthesis of the six qualitative studies found was conducted using Noblit and Hare's 1988 approach. Metasynthesis is a method of blending a group of qualitative studies in order to discover the common essence in the data and translate that into a new understanding. Results: This process revealed six themes which outline the course of adolescents who struggle with depression: (a) Beyond the Blues, (b) Spiraling Down and Within, (c) Breaking Points, (d) Seeing and Being Seen, (e) Seeking Solutions and (f) Taking Control. Conclusions and Implications: The voices of the adolescents in these studies are clearly saying that they need help to be seen. Knowledge of the experience of adolescent depression will aid practitioners in recognition and early intervention for the increasing number of adolescents suffering with depression, as well as guide educational initiatives to provide needed information on the symptoms of depression and available resources for getting help.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:05:24Z-
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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