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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163466
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of women with multiple sclerosis about osteoporosis follow-up
Author(s):
Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C.; Smeltzer, Suzanne
Author Details:
Nancy Sharts-Hopko, Professor, Villanova University, College of Nursing, Byn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nancy.sharts-hopko@villanova.edu; Suzanne Smeltzer
Abstract:
Many investigators, including staff members at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have documented the difficulty that women with disabilities, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), have obtaining services aimed at disease prevention and health promotion. Women with MS have multiple risk factors for osteoporosis including: female gender, tendency to be fair-skinned, limitations of mobility; and courses of treatment with steroids and anti-convulsant medications. Osteoporosis occurs earlier among women with MS, and can worsen the disability associated with their disease. Two separate studies conducted by these investigators have shown that women with MS have been less likely to be screened or treated for osteopenia or osteoporosis. The purpose of the current investigation is to determine how women with multiple sclerosis attempt to influence their health care providers in the area of osteoporosis risk-reduction. Specifically, the investigators seek to determine factors that women with MS identify as likely to make a difference in their motivation to address their risk for osteoporosis and fractures, and strategies which enable them to influence their health care providers to address their osteoporosis risk After approval was obtained from the University's Committee on Human Subjects, three two-hour focus groups were conducted for women affiliated with the regional MS Society, most of whom have participated in at least one prior study with one of these investigators. In addition, women for whom travel is difficult were interviewed by telephone or during home visits. The women were asked to discuss what they did with osteoporosis screening results many of them had obtained at regional MS Society meetings; what their experience was after sharing these results with health care providers; what they have found to influence, and what they believe could influence health care providers to attend to osteoporosis risk reduction; and what have been good experiences as well as poor experiences among their peers with MS in terms of influencing health care providers in this area. Taped discussions have been transcribed, and are being subjected to the comparative content method of qualitative analysis. Themes will emerge which will be corroborated with the participants. In addition, the women provided data on the course of their multiple sclerosis and their osteoporosis risk. The results of this study will be used to identify strategies for facilitating communication between women with MS and their health care providers about osteoporosis risk reduction, and for successfully influencing health care providers to monitor bone health and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis, which will then be tested in a subsequent study.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
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.titlePerceptions of women with multiple sclerosis about osteoporosis follow-upen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSharts-Hopko, Nancy C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmeltzer, Suzanneen_US
dc.author.detailsNancy Sharts-Hopko, Professor, Villanova University, College of Nursing, Byn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nancy.sharts-hopko@villanova.edu; Suzanne Smeltzeren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163466-
dc.description.abstractMany investigators, including staff members at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have documented the difficulty that women with disabilities, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), have obtaining services aimed at disease prevention and health promotion. Women with MS have multiple risk factors for osteoporosis including: female gender, tendency to be fair-skinned, limitations of mobility; and courses of treatment with steroids and anti-convulsant medications. Osteoporosis occurs earlier among women with MS, and can worsen the disability associated with their disease. Two separate studies conducted by these investigators have shown that women with MS have been less likely to be screened or treated for osteopenia or osteoporosis. The purpose of the current investigation is to determine how women with multiple sclerosis attempt to influence their health care providers in the area of osteoporosis risk-reduction. Specifically, the investigators seek to determine factors that women with MS identify as likely to make a difference in their motivation to address their risk for osteoporosis and fractures, and strategies which enable them to influence their health care providers to address their osteoporosis risk After approval was obtained from the University's Committee on Human Subjects, three two-hour focus groups were conducted for women affiliated with the regional MS Society, most of whom have participated in at least one prior study with one of these investigators. In addition, women for whom travel is difficult were interviewed by telephone or during home visits. The women were asked to discuss what they did with osteoporosis screening results many of them had obtained at regional MS Society meetings; what their experience was after sharing these results with health care providers; what they have found to influence, and what they believe could influence health care providers to attend to osteoporosis risk reduction; and what have been good experiences as well as poor experiences among their peers with MS in terms of influencing health care providers in this area. Taped discussions have been transcribed, and are being subjected to the comparative content method of qualitative analysis. Themes will emerge which will be corroborated with the participants. In addition, the women provided data on the course of their multiple sclerosis and their osteoporosis risk. The results of this study will be used to identify strategies for facilitating communication between women with MS and their health care providers about osteoporosis risk reduction, and for successfully influencing health care providers to monitor bone health and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis, which will then be tested in a subsequent study.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:08:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:08:05Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_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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