Living Inside the Cage: A Balanced Skeletal Traction Patient's Lived Experiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201691
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living Inside the Cage: A Balanced Skeletal Traction Patient's Lived Experiences
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Even though Open Reduction Internal Fixation is the primary treatment for complete fractures, Balanced Skeletal Traction is one of the most common treatment methods being done to patients in the Philippines with 2,056 patients admitted in 2009 (POC Summary Report, 2009).  However, little is still known and understood about the experiences of these individuals. This study strived to describe the experiences of male Filipinos aged 18-40 years old undergoing Balanced Skeletal Traction.   A descriptive phenomenological research design was employed in this study. Purposive sampling was used. Five participants were selected from a group of potential subjects. A validated semi-structured interview guide was utilised to obtain data from the participants. Each participant was an in-patient at the male traction ward in the Philippine Orthopedic Center during the time of the interview. The lived experiences were gathered by means of interview conducted among them. Interviews were then transcribed, analyzed, and then grouped into clusters, from which six themes emerged. Colaizzi’s method was used in analyzing the collected experiences of the participants. The six (6) themes that emerged: are (a) The Helpless, Trapped in a Cage; (b) Makes an Effort to be Liberated from the Bars of the Cage; (c) Assistance from the Family Inside and Outside the Cage; (d) Enlightenment of the Caged; (e) Determined on Getting Out of the Cage; and (f) The Cage Being a Boon and a Bane.   ”Undergoing Balanced Skeletal Traction is a cage that one must be freed from” is the phenomenon derived from the participants undergoing Balanced Skeletal Traction. The researchers have come up with the acronym C.A.G.E.D. to help readers relate to the phenomenon experienced by our participants. C.A.G.E.D. stands for Cognitive restructuring, Ambivalence towards the experience, Gained insights about Balanced Skeletal Traction, Encompassing pain, and Determination despite difficulty.
Keywords:
Lived Experiences; Filipino; Balanced Skeletal Traction
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLiving Inside the Cage: A Balanced Skeletal Traction Patient's Lived Experiencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201691-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Even though Open Reduction Internal Fixation is the primary treatment for complete fractures, Balanced Skeletal Traction is one of the most common treatment methods being done to patients in the Philippines with 2,056 patients admitted in 2009 (POC Summary Report, 2009).  However, little is still known and understood about the experiences of these individuals. This study strived to describe the experiences of male Filipinos aged 18-40 years old undergoing Balanced Skeletal Traction.   A descriptive phenomenological research design was employed in this study. Purposive sampling was used. Five participants were selected from a group of potential subjects. A validated semi-structured interview guide was utilised to obtain data from the participants. Each participant was an in-patient at the male traction ward in the Philippine Orthopedic Center during the time of the interview. The lived experiences were gathered by means of interview conducted among them. Interviews were then transcribed, analyzed, and then grouped into clusters, from which six themes emerged. Colaizzi’s method was used in analyzing the collected experiences of the participants. The six (6) themes that emerged: are (a) The Helpless, Trapped in a Cage; (b) Makes an Effort to be Liberated from the Bars of the Cage; (c) Assistance from the Family Inside and Outside the Cage; (d) Enlightenment of the Caged; (e) Determined on Getting Out of the Cage; and (f) The Cage Being a Boon and a Bane.   ”Undergoing Balanced Skeletal Traction is a cage that one must be freed from” is the phenomenon derived from the participants undergoing Balanced Skeletal Traction. The researchers have come up with the acronym C.A.G.E.D. to help readers relate to the phenomenon experienced by our participants. C.A.G.E.D. stands for Cognitive restructuring, Ambivalence towards the experience, Gained insights about Balanced Skeletal Traction, Encompassing pain, and Determination despite difficulty.en_GB
dc.subjectLived Experiencesen_GB
dc.subjectFilipinoen_GB
dc.subjectBalanced Skeletal Tractionen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:47:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:47:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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