Factors that Influence Decision Making for the use of Complementary Alternative Methods for the Treatment of Infertility: Focus Group Findings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163836
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors that Influence Decision Making for the use of Complementary Alternative Methods for the Treatment of Infertility: Focus Group Findings
Author(s):
Hollywood, Laura A.; Anastasi, Joyce K.
Author Details:
Laura A. Hollywood, RNC, CNM, FMP, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, USA, email: hollywla@shu.edu; Joyce K. Anastasi, PhD, RN, FAAN - Columbia University School of Nursing
Abstract:
Purpose: To explore factors, which influence an infertile woman's decision making concerning Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment options. Background: The latest estimates find 4-6 million couples of reproductive age who desire a pregnancy, in the U.S., are infertile. Their infertility is not a choice; and the consequences can be emotionally and physically shattering. Assisted Reproductive Technologies are the first line medical treatment for infertility. Many couples have concerns regarding cost, safety, or reliability. They are seeking a natural approach with treatments that emphasize the health of future generations, without manipulating genetics; they do not support the use of harmful and invasive reproductive procedures. A 1997 survey estimated that 12.1 percent of adults had used an herbal medicine in a twelve month period; among these, 15.1 percent had seen an alternative-medicine provider. There is a scarcity of research studies designed to study individuals who choose complementary alternative medicine for the treatment of infertility. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A focus group will explore the opinions, views, and ideas of women affected with infertility. The participants will sign a consent form. Laura Hollywood will be the group facilitator. A research assistant will take notes. The group will be conducted at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Six to eight women between the age of 25 ? 45 years, who speak and read English, and have been diagnosed with infertility, will be enrolled for each group. The session will be audio taped and transcribed verbatim. The data will be analyzed for recurring themes and ideas. Results: Approval was received from the Columbia University IRB for this study. The sessions will take place on July 19 and 26, 2006. Conclusions and Implications: Significance of the research: To further our understanding of factors related to decisions about infertility treatment. With increased understanding, we can better support individuals in making informed, safe, and appropriate choices.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors that Influence Decision Making for the use of Complementary Alternative Methods for the Treatment of Infertility: Focus Group Findingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHollywood, Laura A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnastasi, Joyce K.en_US
dc.author.detailsLaura A. Hollywood, RNC, CNM, FMP, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, USA, email: hollywla@shu.edu; Joyce K. Anastasi, PhD, RN, FAAN - Columbia University School of Nursingen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163836-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To explore factors, which influence an infertile woman's decision making concerning Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment options. Background: The latest estimates find 4-6 million couples of reproductive age who desire a pregnancy, in the U.S., are infertile. Their infertility is not a choice; and the consequences can be emotionally and physically shattering. Assisted Reproductive Technologies are the first line medical treatment for infertility. Many couples have concerns regarding cost, safety, or reliability. They are seeking a natural approach with treatments that emphasize the health of future generations, without manipulating genetics; they do not support the use of harmful and invasive reproductive procedures. A 1997 survey estimated that 12.1 percent of adults had used an herbal medicine in a twelve month period; among these, 15.1 percent had seen an alternative-medicine provider. There is a scarcity of research studies designed to study individuals who choose complementary alternative medicine for the treatment of infertility. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A focus group will explore the opinions, views, and ideas of women affected with infertility. The participants will sign a consent form. Laura Hollywood will be the group facilitator. A research assistant will take notes. The group will be conducted at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Six to eight women between the age of 25 ? 45 years, who speak and read English, and have been diagnosed with infertility, will be enrolled for each group. The session will be audio taped and transcribed verbatim. The data will be analyzed for recurring themes and ideas. Results: Approval was received from the Columbia University IRB for this study. The sessions will take place on July 19 and 26, 2006. Conclusions and Implications: Significance of the research: To further our understanding of factors related to decisions about infertility treatment. With increased understanding, we can better support individuals in making informed, safe, and appropriate choices.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:14:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:14:42Z-
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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