Self-Reporting of Health Perceptions among Former Uranium Workers, Their Families and Decendants Living in Rural Settings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603177
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-Reporting of Health Perceptions among Former Uranium Workers, Their Families and Decendants Living in Rural Settings
Other Titles:
Transforming Research Into Nursing Practice [Session]
Author(s):
Smith, Harold William
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Harold William Smith, PhD, hwsmith@nmsu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The purpose of this ongoing study is to conduct an assessment of the health needs of communities in New Mexico that have been exposed to uranium and other naturally occurring environmental hazards, and to understanding whether or not there is a significant relationship between self-reporting health statuses, individuals’ perceptions of their overall health, and uranium exposure in uranium mine workers and their families.  An individual’s perception of their own health has been found to be a predictor of how they access health care, as well as level of proactivity of adherence to health and healing regimens. The rural elderly are at particular risk of neglect and apathy towards seeking health monitoring and interventions that save lives or improve the quality of life for many seniors. Data gathered from initial surveys and one-on-one interviews with members of this population are enabling classification of family health pedigrees not assembled in previous studies. These health histories provide family members along the entire age horizon with information that may avert, eliminate, or better manage illnesses resulting from primary and secondary, as well as intergenerational exposure to uranium and radon gas and related harmful environmental substances. Preliminary findings suggest a more expanded sampling of extended family members will provide additional data that may assist health care providers in these regions in creating more responsive and systemically integrated health care and family support systems for rural elderly and their families.
Keywords:
self-reported health perceptions; intergenerational pedigree mapping; self-managed health care
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15H16
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSelf-Reporting of Health Perceptions among Former Uranium Workers, Their Families and Decendants Living in Rural Settingsen
dc.title.alternativeTransforming Research Into Nursing Practice [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Harold Williamen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsHarold William Smith, PhD, hwsmith@nmsu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603177en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The purpose of this ongoing study is to conduct an assessment of the health needs of communities in New Mexico that have been exposed to uranium and other naturally occurring environmental hazards, and to understanding whether or not there is a significant relationship between self-reporting health statuses, individuals’ perceptions of their overall health, and uranium exposure in uranium mine workers and their families.  An individual’s perception of their own health has been found to be a predictor of how they access health care, as well as level of proactivity of adherence to health and healing regimens. The rural elderly are at particular risk of neglect and apathy towards seeking health monitoring and interventions that save lives or improve the quality of life for many seniors. Data gathered from initial surveys and one-on-one interviews with members of this population are enabling classification of family health pedigrees not assembled in previous studies. These health histories provide family members along the entire age horizon with information that may avert, eliminate, or better manage illnesses resulting from primary and secondary, as well as intergenerational exposure to uranium and radon gas and related harmful environmental substances. Preliminary findings suggest a more expanded sampling of extended family members will provide additional data that may assist health care providers in these regions in creating more responsive and systemically integrated health care and family support systems for rural elderly and their families.en
dc.subjectself-reported health perceptionsen
dc.subjectintergenerational pedigree mappingen
dc.subjectself-managed health careen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:44:56Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:44:56Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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