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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166353
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Past, Present, and Future
Author(s):
Blackburn, Donna
Author Details:
Donna Blackburn, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (update February 2015) email: donna.blackburn@wku.edu
Abstract:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can have a significant impact on the lives of those it affects. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of RA from a subjective perspective. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal panel study of the behavioral aspects of rheumatoid arthritis. Data for this study were collected from the first of two telephone interviews. One hundred ninety-seven persons with RA were asked three open-ended questions as part of a structured telephone interview. Participants were asked the following questions: What is it like for you to have arthritis? How is life different for you now than before you developed the arthritis? What are the things about having arthritis that concern you the most--that you find yourself thinking about most often? Responses from these questions were recorded, transcribed, and content analyzed using NUDIST, a qualitative data analysis program. Data were double coded to ensure interrate relaibailiyt. Three major themes were identified from the data: the process of adjusting to RA, the changes associated with having the illness, and the concerns associated with RA. Respondents discussed a myriad of feelings, attitudes, and strategies used when adjusting to RA. Changes were vident by the various comments about limitations in daily living and through comparison with oneself as well as with others who have RA. Concerns verbalized were either present- or future-oriented and frequently reflected interpersonal issues. Current knowledge is important for health care providers as they anticipate the needs of clients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
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.titleLiving with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Past, Present, and Futureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, Donnaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Blackburn, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (update February 2015) email: donna.blackburn@wku.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166353-
dc.description.abstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) can have a significant impact on the lives of those it affects. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of RA from a subjective perspective. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal panel study of the behavioral aspects of rheumatoid arthritis. Data for this study were collected from the first of two telephone interviews. One hundred ninety-seven persons with RA were asked three open-ended questions as part of a structured telephone interview. Participants were asked the following questions: What is it like for you to have arthritis? How is life different for you now than before you developed the arthritis? What are the things about having arthritis that concern you the most--that you find yourself thinking about most often? Responses from these questions were recorded, transcribed, and content analyzed using NUDIST, a qualitative data analysis program. Data were double coded to ensure interrate relaibailiyt. Three major themes were identified from the data: the process of adjusting to RA, the changes associated with having the illness, and the concerns associated with RA. Respondents discussed a myriad of feelings, attitudes, and strategies used when adjusting to RA. Changes were vident by the various comments about limitations in daily living and through comparison with oneself as well as with others who have RA. Concerns verbalized were either present- or future-oriented and frequently reflected interpersonal issues. Current knowledge is important for health care providers as they anticipate the needs of clients with rheumatoid arthritis.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:45:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:45:29Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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