Multiple Bodies: Menopausal Women'S Body with DXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) Screening Technology in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304352
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Multiple Bodies: Menopausal Women'S Body with DXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) Screening Technology in Taiwan
Author(s):
Lin, Hsueh-Kuei; Lu, Zxyyann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta
Author Details:
Hsueh-Kuei Lin, MS, hsuehkuei@smc.edu.tw; Zxyyann Lu, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: This study explores women’s bodily experiences in receiving DXA screening test, and analyzes how the DXA technology affects women’s daily life for maintaining bone health.

Methods: We conducted participant observations at radiology units from two hospitals and interviewed 12women who had had a DXA examination. Observations included the interactions between technicians and women as well as all activities technicians in taking DXA.

Results: The results showed that multiple cultural representations of women’s bodies encountering DXA technology. Firstly, materiality of body: women’s bodies become material visible forms such as numbers, colors and charts as manageable and repairable. Secondly, aging body: the decalcification of bone in DXA coincided with bodily aches and pain for aging menopausal women. Thirdly, hormonal body: women believed that their bone loss directly caused by hormone reduction in menopause. Lastly, lively body: women developed individually specific regime such as Tai Chi exercise, folk diets to maintain bone health or delay bone loss.

Conclusion: Monitoring and regulation of bone health become significant for Taiwanese menopausal women’s daily activities. The findings inform health provider pay attention to women’s bodily experience when using medical technology for prevention of osteoporosis.

Keywords:
DXA(Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry); menopausal women; bodily experiences
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMultiple Bodies: Menopausal Women'S Body with DXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) Screening Technology in Taiwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Hsueh-Kueien_GB
dc.contributor.authorLu, Zxyyannen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsHsueh-Kuei Lin, MS, hsuehkuei@smc.edu.tw; Zxyyann Lu, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304352-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This study explores women’s bodily experiences in receiving DXA screening test, and analyzes how the DXA technology affects women’s daily life for maintaining bone health. <p><b>Methods: </b>We conducted participant observations at radiology units from two hospitals and interviewed 12women who had had a DXA examination. Observations included the interactions between technicians and women as well as all activities technicians in taking DXA. <p><b>Results: </b>The results showed that multiple cultural representations of women’s bodies encountering DXA technology. Firstly, materiality of body: women’s bodies become material visible forms such as numbers, colors and charts as manageable and repairable. Secondly, aging body: the decalcification of bone in DXA coincided with bodily aches and pain for aging menopausal women. Thirdly, hormonal body: women believed that their bone loss directly caused by hormone reduction in menopause. Lastly, lively body: women developed individually specific regime such as Tai Chi exercise, folk diets to maintain bone health or delay bone loss. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Monitoring and regulation of bone health become significant for Taiwanese menopausal women’s daily activities. The findings inform health provider pay attention to women’s bodily experience when using medical technology for prevention of osteoporosis.en_GB
dc.subjectDXA(Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry)en_GB
dc.subjectmenopausal womenen_GB
dc.subjectbodily experiencesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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