Self-care Management of Arthritis among low-income Spanish-speaking and English-speaking adults

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308346
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-care Management of Arthritis among low-income Spanish-speaking and English-speaking adults
Author(s):
Wishnia, Gracie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Gamma
Author Details:
Gracie Wishnia, PhD, RN, C, GWishnia@spalding.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to identify low income  individuals’ experiences living with  arthritis and based on those experiences  develop a self-care management program for low income Spanish-speaking and English-speaking adults living with  arthritis ( RA).   Methods: conducting semi-structured individual interviews.  The focus of the interviews was to identify   self-care management practices that would be beneficial to low-income adults living with arthritis.  18 individuals were interviewed  (1/2 Spanish-speaking, 1/2 English-speaking) 6 were Spanish speaking and 12 were English speaking in this study. Utilizing line by line coding and content analysis major themes were identified. Findings: a)  Physical symptoms associated with arthritis b) coping mechanisms to manage daily life c) a concept of self as it relates to the disease d) reliance on a support system. Conclusion-  physical symptoms –both groups identified symptoms of pain and fatigue associated with arthritis, both groups described how the symptoms affected their work, personal relationships, and they both talked about the things they had to give up [hobbies, social activities, family time]; coping- both identified use of medications and home remedies to alleviate their pain and in addition modified activity levels based upon their symptoms
Keywords:
resilience; dependence; disability
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf-care Management of Arthritis among low-income Spanish-speaking and English-speaking adultsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWishnia, Gracieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsGracie Wishnia, PhD, RN, C, GWishnia@spalding.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308346-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Introduction:</b> The purpose of this study was to identify low income  individuals’ experiences living with  arthritis and based on those experiences  develop a self-care management program for low income Spanish-speaking and English-speaking adults living with  arthritis ( RA).   <b>Methods</b>: conducting semi-structured individual interviews.  The focus of the interviews was to identify   self-care management practices that would be beneficial to low-income adults living with arthritis.  18 individuals were interviewed  (1/2 Spanish-speaking, 1/2 English-speaking) 6 were Spanish speaking and 12 were English speaking in this study. Utilizing line by line coding and content analysis major themes were identified. Findings: a)  Physical symptoms associated with arthritis b) coping mechanisms to manage daily life c) a concept of self as it relates to the disease d) reliance on a support system.<b> Conclusion-  </b>physical symptoms –both groups identified symptoms of pain and fatigue associated with arthritis, both groups described how the symptoms affected their work, personal relationships, and they both talked about the things they had to give up [hobbies, social activities, family time]; coping- both identified use of medications and home remedies to alleviate their pain and in addition modified activity levels based upon their symptomsen_GB
dc.subjectresilienceen_GB
dc.subjectdependenceen_GB
dc.subjectdisabilityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:08Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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