The Experience of Puerto Rican Families Who Bring Their Children to the ED for Asthma Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163394
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Puerto Rican Families Who Bring Their Children to the ED for Asthma Care
Author(s):
Coffey, Jean S.
Author Details:
Jean S. Coffey, APRN, CPNP, PhDc, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Connecticut, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, email: jean.coffey@uconn.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The aim of the study was to describe the experience of Puerto Rican families who brought their child to the emergency department (ED) for asthma care. Background: Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric disease, affecting 6.3 million children in the United States and accounting for 728,000 visits to the ED in the year 2000. Black and Hispanic children are frequent visitors; however Puerto Rican children use the services most often. The volume, patterns and populations of children who use the ED for asthma care have been extensively studied, although to date there are no known studies that have explored the ED experience for asthma care inductively from the perspective of Puerto Rican families. Understanding the experience of these families may shed light on why and how they utilize the ED for asthma care. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Using a qualitative method, the researcher conducted an in depth exploration of the ED experience. A hermeneutic phenomenological approach combined the use of descriptive and interpretive methods to explore the essence of the ED visit. English and Spanish speaking participants were recruited from an urban asthma clinic in the Northeast. Interviews were taped, transcribed and reviewed with each participant. In addition, a multidisciplinary panel reviewed the results to avoid bias and selective inattention. Results: Rich quotes about the toll asthma has taken on the families emerged during the analysis. Ten themes including "In awe of asthma" and "The folklore of asthma in Puerto Rican families" provided insight into the experience of families as they sought care for their child. Field notes from direct observation in the ED, clinic and neighborhoods enhanced the text. Conclusions and Implications: The results illuminated the impact of asthma on the Puerto Rican families participating in the study. The interviews provided insight into human experience associated with the published statistics about ED use in this population.
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
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Experience of Puerto Rican Families Who Bring Their Children to the ED for Asthma Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Jean S.en_US
dc.author.detailsJean S. Coffey, APRN, CPNP, PhDc, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Connecticut, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, email: jean.coffey@uconn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163394-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of the study was to describe the experience of Puerto Rican families who brought their child to the emergency department (ED) for asthma care. Background: Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric disease, affecting 6.3 million children in the United States and accounting for 728,000 visits to the ED in the year 2000. Black and Hispanic children are frequent visitors; however Puerto Rican children use the services most often. The volume, patterns and populations of children who use the ED for asthma care have been extensively studied, although to date there are no known studies that have explored the ED experience for asthma care inductively from the perspective of Puerto Rican families. Understanding the experience of these families may shed light on why and how they utilize the ED for asthma care. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Using a qualitative method, the researcher conducted an in depth exploration of the ED experience. A hermeneutic phenomenological approach combined the use of descriptive and interpretive methods to explore the essence of the ED visit. English and Spanish speaking participants were recruited from an urban asthma clinic in the Northeast. Interviews were taped, transcribed and reviewed with each participant. In addition, a multidisciplinary panel reviewed the results to avoid bias and selective inattention. Results: Rich quotes about the toll asthma has taken on the families emerged during the analysis. Ten themes including "In awe of asthma" and "The folklore of asthma in Puerto Rican families" provided insight into the experience of families as they sought care for their child. Field notes from direct observation in the ED, clinic and neighborhoods enhanced the text. Conclusions and Implications: The results illuminated the impact of asthma on the Puerto Rican families participating in the study. The interviews provided insight into human experience associated with the published statistics about ED use in this population.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:06:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:06:48Z-
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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