The lived experience of adolescents with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) transitioning into adulthood

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163696
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The lived experience of adolescents with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) transitioning into adulthood
Author(s):
Pearson, Geraldine
Author Details:
Geraldine Pearson, PhD, APRN, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, USA, email: pearsong@psychiatry.uchc.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative research using interpretive phenomenology was to examine the lived experience of adolescents with PDD who have transitioned from child focused mental health care into an adult services model of care. Research question(s) or specific aim(s): The research question was: How do they perceive their current functioning and the process of the transition into adulthood? Framework: Meleis' concept of transitions was used as the theoretical framework for the study. Max Van Manen's model of conducting the study and analyzing the data was also employed. Methods: Ten participants (9 males and 1 female) were interviewed for the study. All interviews were transcribed and analyzed using Van Manen's qualitative methodology. Themes were evaluated using Van Manen's life worlds. Results and Conclusions: This research illuminated common themes among participants including confusion about vocational future, unrealistic career goals, loneliness and isolation, limited family support, and sadness about having a chronic psychiatric condition. Implications for nursing research and knowledge development in nursing: There are multiple implications for nursing practice. Care of the participants needs to be multi-faceted to include interventions aimed at improving quality of life. Participants cited treatment with multiple psychotropic medication, lack of exercise, and lack of social experiences as problematic as they transition into adulthood. The study illuminated the need for further nursing research evaluating specific quality of life issues, including loneliness and social isolation, in this particular population of individuals with a chronic psychiatric disorder.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe lived experience of adolescents with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) transitioning into adulthooden_GB
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Geraldineen_US
dc.author.detailsGeraldine Pearson, PhD, APRN, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, USA, email: pearsong@psychiatry.uchc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163696-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this qualitative research using interpretive phenomenology was to examine the lived experience of adolescents with PDD who have transitioned from child focused mental health care into an adult services model of care. Research question(s) or specific aim(s): The research question was: How do they perceive their current functioning and the process of the transition into adulthood? Framework: Meleis' concept of transitions was used as the theoretical framework for the study. Max Van Manen's model of conducting the study and analyzing the data was also employed. Methods: Ten participants (9 males and 1 female) were interviewed for the study. All interviews were transcribed and analyzed using Van Manen's qualitative methodology. Themes were evaluated using Van Manen's life worlds. Results and Conclusions: This research illuminated common themes among participants including confusion about vocational future, unrealistic career goals, loneliness and isolation, limited family support, and sadness about having a chronic psychiatric condition. Implications for nursing research and knowledge development in nursing: There are multiple implications for nursing practice. Care of the participants needs to be multi-faceted to include interventions aimed at improving quality of life. Participants cited treatment with multiple psychotropic medication, lack of exercise, and lack of social experiences as problematic as they transition into adulthood. The study illuminated the need for further nursing research evaluating specific quality of life issues, including loneliness and social isolation, in this particular population of individuals with a chronic psychiatric disorder.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:12:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:12:12Z-
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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