Illness Experiences in Middle-Aged Adults with Early-Stage Knee Osteoarthritis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602060
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Illness Experiences in Middle-Aged Adults with Early-Stage Knee Osteoarthritis
Author(s):
Kao, Mei-Hua; Yun-Fang Tsai, PhD, RN; Tsai, Yun-Fang
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mei-Hua Kao, RN, f6289001@yahoo.com.tw
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: We lack understanding of' the illness experiences of middle-aged patients who were confirmed to have early knee osteoarthritis and of how they manage the disease in Taiwan. The purpose of this presentation is to understand the illness experiences of middle-aged adults with early knee osteoarthritis. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was applied. Participants with knee osteoarthritis, aged 40'55 years, were recruited by purposive sampling. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews from July'December 2010. All interview transcripts were analysed using qualitative inductive content analysis to identify key themes. Results: Illness experiences of the seventeen participants were classified into three major themes: (i) unfamiliarity with osteoarthritis; (ii) effects on daily life; and (iii) protection and alleviation. The three main themes occurred repeatedly and affected the life experiences of the patients. Conclusion: This study indicates that patients with osteoarthritis have insufficient knowledge related to disease process and they do not know how to cope effectively. They need healthcare providers to supply them with adequate osteoarthritis disease information. Nurses should also develop interventions in their practices and guide patients to use suitable techniques to improve the functional status of their knee joint(s).
Keywords:
nursing; knee osteoarthritis,; qualitative research
CINAHL Headings:
Osteoarthritis,�Knee--In�Middle�Age; Self Care--In�Middle�Age; Life�Experiences--In�Middle�Age
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST251
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleIllness Experiences in Middle-Aged Adults with Early-Stage Knee Osteoarthritisen
dc.contributor.authorKao, Mei-Hua; Yun-Fang Tsai, PhD, RNen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Yun-Fangen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMei-Hua Kao, RN, f6289001@yahoo.com.twen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602060-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: We lack understanding of' the illness experiences of middle-aged patients who were confirmed to have early knee osteoarthritis and of how they manage the disease in Taiwan. The purpose of this presentation is to understand the illness experiences of middle-aged adults with early knee osteoarthritis. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was applied. Participants with knee osteoarthritis, aged 40'55 years, were recruited by purposive sampling. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews from July'December 2010. All interview transcripts were analysed using qualitative inductive content analysis to identify key themes. Results: Illness experiences of the seventeen participants were classified into three major themes: (i) unfamiliarity with osteoarthritis; (ii) effects on daily life; and (iii) protection and alleviation. The three main themes occurred repeatedly and affected the life experiences of the patients. Conclusion: This study indicates that patients with osteoarthritis have insufficient knowledge related to disease process and they do not know how to cope effectively. They need healthcare providers to supply them with adequate osteoarthritis disease information. Nurses should also develop interventions in their practices and guide patients to use suitable techniques to improve the functional status of their knee joint(s).en
dc.subjectnursingen
dc.subjectknee osteoarthritis,en
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subject.cinahlOsteoarthritis,�Knee--In�Middle�Ageen
dc.subject.cinahlSelf Care--In�Middle�Ageen
dc.subject.cinahlLife�Experiences--In�Middle�Ageen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:02:57Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:02:57Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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