The Lived Experience of Having A Chronic Wound-A Phenomenological Study: Original and Extended Findings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163374
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Having A Chronic Wound-A Phenomenological Study: Original and Extended Findings
Author(s):
Beitz, Janice M.; Goldberg, Earl J.
Author Details:
Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CWOCN, Associate Professor, Lasalle University School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: beitz@lasalle.edu; Earl J. Goldberg
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to describe the lived experience of having a chronic wound. Background: Though millions of elderly Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds, relatively little research has been done on the wound experience. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A purposive sample of 16 elderly white seniors in an assisted living and retirement facility and a religiously affiliated nursing home participated in face-to-face interviews. Essential themes clusters and themes of the chronic wound experience were derived from analyses of audio-taped interviews using Colaizzi's phenomenological method. Based on initial outcomes, a secondary study was conducted to scrutinize the lived experiential themes of chronic wounding in seniors who were diverse ethnically and racially and also financially challenged. Results: Theme clusters included: Living with Pain, Losing Mobility, Receiving Care, Contending with Chronic Illness, Living and Aging, Experiencing Altered Sleeping Habits, Changing Eating Patterns, Explaining Causes of Wounds, Healing and Recuperating, Adapting and Mal-adapting, and Dealing with Wound Treatments. In the secondary study, similarities and differences between the two groups were derived from the data. Conclusions and Implications: Implications for health professionals and significant others were posed about the importance of education and social and psychological support to optimize self-care and healthy self-image in chronically wounded seniors of all financial strata and racial/ethnic groups.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Having A Chronic Wound-A Phenomenological Study: Original and Extended Findingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeitz, Janice M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoldberg, Earl J.en_US
dc.author.detailsJanice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CWOCN, Associate Professor, Lasalle University School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: beitz@lasalle.edu; Earl J. Goldbergen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163374-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to describe the lived experience of having a chronic wound. Background: Though millions of elderly Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds, relatively little research has been done on the wound experience. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A purposive sample of 16 elderly white seniors in an assisted living and retirement facility and a religiously affiliated nursing home participated in face-to-face interviews. Essential themes clusters and themes of the chronic wound experience were derived from analyses of audio-taped interviews using Colaizzi's phenomenological method. Based on initial outcomes, a secondary study was conducted to scrutinize the lived experiential themes of chronic wounding in seniors who were diverse ethnically and racially and also financially challenged. Results: Theme clusters included: Living with Pain, Losing Mobility, Receiving Care, Contending with Chronic Illness, Living and Aging, Experiencing Altered Sleeping Habits, Changing Eating Patterns, Explaining Causes of Wounds, Healing and Recuperating, Adapting and Mal-adapting, and Dealing with Wound Treatments. In the secondary study, similarities and differences between the two groups were derived from the data. Conclusions and Implications: Implications for health professionals and significant others were posed about the importance of education and social and psychological support to optimize self-care and healthy self-image in chronically wounded seniors of all financial strata and racial/ethnic groups.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:06:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:06:25Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_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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