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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166373
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Learning to Live with Arthritis: Personal Stories
Author(s):
Dwyer, Kathleen
Author Details:
Kathleen Dwyer, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, email: kathy.dwyer@mcmail.vanderbilt.
Abstract:
Empirical studies over the last 20 years have studied a number of psychosocial factors and their relationship to health outcomes in individuals with RA. However, such studies usually fail to capture a full understanding of these factors from the individual's perspective, thus limiting our understanding of how they influence the process of managing and adapting to RA. The purpose of this study is to explore, from the subject's own perspective, the meaning and salient dimensions of these factors. Subjects will be interviewed twice over a period of approximately 12 months. Following the final telephone interview, a questionnaire will be mailed out. To date, 44 women between the ages of 18 and 55, who have been diagnosed with RA for at least 3 years and no more than 7 years have completed the initial interview. Subjects have been recruited from among the female participants in a NIH-funded longitudinal study of behavioral aspects of RA. Using semi-structured telephone interviews, ,subjects have been asked to describe their experiences in managing with RA. The audiotaped initial interviews were transcribed and are being analyzed using techniques derived from grounded theory. Preliminary findings suggest that the process of "learning to live with arthritis" is complex and multifaceted. Comparisons to others as well as to one's own past experience are among the strategies used by these women to put their illness into perspective.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLearning to Live with Arthritis: Personal Storiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, Kathleenen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Dwyer, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, email: kathy.dwyer@mcmail.vanderbilt.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166373-
dc.description.abstractEmpirical studies over the last 20 years have studied a number of psychosocial factors and their relationship to health outcomes in individuals with RA. However, such studies usually fail to capture a full understanding of these factors from the individual's perspective, thus limiting our understanding of how they influence the process of managing and adapting to RA. The purpose of this study is to explore, from the subject's own perspective, the meaning and salient dimensions of these factors. Subjects will be interviewed twice over a period of approximately 12 months. Following the final telephone interview, a questionnaire will be mailed out. To date, 44 women between the ages of 18 and 55, who have been diagnosed with RA for at least 3 years and no more than 7 years have completed the initial interview. Subjects have been recruited from among the female participants in a NIH-funded longitudinal study of behavioral aspects of RA. Using semi-structured telephone interviews, ,subjects have been asked to describe their experiences in managing with RA. The audiotaped initial interviews were transcribed and are being analyzed using techniques derived from grounded theory. Preliminary findings suggest that the process of "learning to live with arthritis" is complex and multifaceted. Comparisons to others as well as to one's own past experience are among the strategies used by these women to put their illness into perspective.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:45:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:45:53Z-
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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