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International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885971/-a-magical-little-pill-that-will-relieve-you-of-your-womanly-issues-what-young-women-say-about-menstrual-suppression
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Colleen McMillan, Amanda Jenkins
Perceptions of menstruation by media discourses portray this bodily function to be messy, inconvenient, and as an unnecessary phenomenon to be controlled or possibly eliminated. Commercials shown on YouTube targeted toward young women suggest that having a monthly period is not healthy and a lifestyle that is menses free is both pharmacologically available and recommended in order to live a fuller life. We explored the meanings attached to online menstrual suppression commercials with 10 women aged between 18 and 25...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882864/patient-participation-in-palliative-care-decisions-an-ethnographic-discourse-analysis
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Emmanuelle Bélanger, Charo Rodríguez, Danielle Groleau, France Légaré, Mary Ellen MacDonald, Robert Marchand
The participation of patients in making decisions about their care is especially important towards the end of life because palliative care decisions involve extensive uncertainty and are heavily influenced by personal values. Yet, there is a scarcity of studies directly observing clinical interactions between palliative patients and their health care providers. In this study, we aimed to understand how patient participation in palliative care decisions is constructed through discourse in a community hospital-based palliative care team...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852419/returning-to-work-the-cancer-survivor-s-transformational-journey-of-adjustment-and-coping
#3
Antoni Barnard, Loraine Clur, Yvonne Joubert
The aim of this study was to explore cancer survivors' return to work (RTW) experience with a specific focus on the adjustment and coping process underlying their journey. The study was conducted in the Southern Cape, South Africa, with eight cancer survivors having returned to work following successful treatment of various types of cancer. Unstructured interviews were conducted and data were analysed following the principles of hermeneutic phenomenological reflection and analysis. Four themes emerged, representing the changing adjustment responses and coping during the RTW journey...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834180/exploring-beliefs-around-physical-activity-among-older-adults-in-rural-canada
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Laurie Schmidt, Gwen Rempel, Terra C Murray, Tara-Leigh McHugh, Jeff K Vallance
OBJECTIVE: As physical activity can improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease, it is important to understand the contributing factors to physical activity engagement among older adults, particularly those living in rural communities to assist in remaining active and healthy as long as possible. The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of the socio-ecological factors that influence or contribute to physical activity among rural-dwelling older adults in rural Saskatchewan, Canada...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834179/-it-s-not-like-a-fat-camp-a-focus-group-study-of-adolescents-experiences-on-group-based-obesity-treatment
#5
Anna Engström, Eirik Abildsnes, Thomas Mildestvedt
BACKGROUND: The health burden related to obesity is rising among children and adolescents along with the general population worldwide. For the individual as well as the society this trend is alarming. Several factors are driving the trend, and the solution seems to be multifaceted because long-lasting treatment alternatives are lacking. This study aims to explore adolescents' and young adults' motivation for attending group-based obesity treatment and social and environmental factors that can facilitate or hinder lifestyle change...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814778/the-lived-experience-of-well-being-in-retirement-a-phenomenological-study
#6
Lars Bauger, Rob Bongaardt
This phenomenological study aimed to identify and describe the general meaning structure of the experience of well-being after retirement. We interviewed nine retirees about their lived experiences with well-being and analysed the data with Giorgi's descriptive phenomenological method. The general meaning structure described well-being in retirement as a phenomenon that interweaves four constituents: (1) an awareness of and gratitude for a healthy and functioning body, (2) a new experience of time presenting possibilities for action, (3) a heightened sense of agency, and (4) being-in-place in relationships...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806830/acquisition-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-during-travel-abroad-a-qualitative-study-among-swedish-travellers-examining-their-knowledge-risk-assessment-and-behaviour
#7
Susanne Wiklund, Ingegerd Fagerberg, Åke Örtqvist, Kristina Broliden, Ann Tammelin
BACKGROUND: Travel to foreign countries involves the risk of becoming a carrier of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, especially when the destination is a country with a high prevalence of this type of bacteria. AIM AND METHODS: The aim of this study was to learn about the knowledge of antibiotic resistance, and the behaviour and risk-taking among travellers, who had become carriers of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing bacteria during travel to a high-prevalence country...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765141/stuck-in-limbo-illicit-drug-users-experiences-with-opioid-maintenance-treatment-and-the-relation-to-recovery
#8
Trond Erik Grønnestad, Hildegunn Sagvaag
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to gain insight into how individuals who frequent open illicit drug scenes experience opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) and investigate how this appears to affect their recovery processes. METHOD: By means of the ethnographic method, one of the researchers spent time in an open illicit drug scene over a 1-year span, and gathered data on individuals who frequent the scene on a regular basis, and their experiences with OMT...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741955/a-mixed-methods-study-of-canadian-adolescents-perceptions-of-health
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Valerie Michaelson, William Pickett, Eleanor Vandemeer, Brian Taylor, Colleen Davison
Health perceptions adopted during childhood lay foundations for adult health trajectories and experiences. This study used a sequential mixed methods design to generate new evidence about child perceptions of health in two samples of Canadian children. A core qualitative study was followed by a complementary quantitative analysis to aid interpretation. Generational theory was used as a lens through which to interpret all data. Findings suggested that good health is perceived as customized and subjective. The strengths and liabilities of these perceptions are discussed, as well as implications for health promotion and prevention strategies...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712620/the-experiences-of-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-in-facing-and-learning-about-their-clinical-conditions
#10
Haruo Fujino, Yuko Iwata, Toshio Saito, Tsuyoshi Matsumura, Harutoshi Fujimura, Osamu Imura
Patients experience extreme difficulty when facing an intractable genetic disease. Herein, we examine the experiences of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in facing and learning about their disease. A total of seven patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (age range: 20-48) participated. We conducted in-depth interviews with them about how they learned of their disease and how their feelings regarding the disease changed over time. Transcribed data were analysed using thematic analysis. The following themes emerged from this analysis: "experiences before receiving the diagnosis," "experiences when they learned of their condition and progression of the disease," "supports," and "desired explanations...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707451/they-need-to-be-recognized-as-a-person-in-everyday-life-teachers-and-helpers-experiences-of-teacher-student-relationships-in-upper-secondary-school
#11
Vibeke Krane, Bengt Karlsson, Ottar Ness, Per-Einar Binder
The aim of this study was to explore how teachers and helpers experience that teacher-student relationship (TSR) is developed and promoted in upper secondary school.We also explored their experiences of qualities of TSR with students with mental health problems or at risk of dropping out. The study used a qualitative and participative approach; key stakeholders were included as co-researchers. Focus group interviews were held with 27 teachers and helpers. A thematic analysis was conducted. The participants' descriptions of important experiential dimensions of TSR were clustered around four themes: (1) to be recognized as a person with strengths and challenges in everyday life, (2) collaborative relationships between students and teachers, (3) flexible boundaries in the relationship between teachers and students and (4) organization of classes and procedures set the stage for TSR...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687510/systemic-aspects-of-conjugal-resilience-in-couples-with-a-child-facing-cancer-and-marrow-transplantation
#12
Julie Martin, Katherine Péloquin, Marie-France Vachon, Michel Duval, Serge Sultan
INTRODUCTION: The negative impact of paediatric cancer on parents is well known and is even greater when intensive treatments are used. This study aimed to describe how couples whose child has received a transplant for the treatment of leukaemia view conjugal resilience and to evaluate the role of we-ness as a precursor of conjugal adjustment. METHODS: Four parental couples were interviewed. Interviews were analysed in two ways: inductive thematic analysis and rating of verbal content with the We-ness Coding Scale...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640871/pendulating-a-grounded-theory-explaining-patients-behavior-shortly-after-having-a-leg-amputated-due-to-vascular-disease
#13
Ulla Riis Madsen, Ami Hommel, Carina Bååth, Connie Bøttcher Berthelsen
INTRODUCTION: Although the group of vascular leg amputated patients constitutes some of the most vulnerable and frail on the orthopedic wards, previous research of amputated patients has focused on patients attending gait training in rehabilitation facilities leaving the patient experience shortly after surgery unexplored. Understanding patients' behavior shortly after amputation could inform health professionals in regard to how these vulnerable patients' needs at hospital can be met as well as how to plan for care post-discharge...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609793/integrating-care-for-neurodevelopmental-disorders-by-unpacking-control-a-grounded-theory-study
#14
Gustaf Waxegård, Hans Thulesius
BACKGROUND: To establish integrated healthcare pathways for patients with neurodevelopmental disorders (ND) such as autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is challenging. This study sets out to investigate the main concerns for healthcare professionals when integrating ND care pathways and how they resolve these concerns. METHODS: Using classic grounded theory (Glaser), we analysed efforts to improve and integrate an ND care pathway for children and youth in a Swedish region over a period of 6 years...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607193/the-consequences-of-using-advanced-physical-assessment-skills-in-medical-and-surgical-nursing-a-hermeneutic-pragmatic-study
#15
Shelaine I Zambas, Elizabeth A Smythe, Jane Koziol-Mclain
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the consequences of the nurse's use of advanced assessment skills on medical and surgical wards. BACKGROUND: Appropriate, accurate, and timely assessment by nurses is the cornerstone of maintaining patient safety in hospitals. The inclusion of "advanced" physical assessment skills such as auscultation, palpation, and percussion is thought to better prepare nurses for complex patient presentations within a wide range of clinical situations...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543411/implementation-of-national-guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-a-phenomenographic-analysis-of-public-health-nurses-perceptions
#16
Aina Nordstrand, Bengt Fridlund, Ragnhild Sollesnes
OBJECTIVE: To explore and describe how public health nurses (PHNs) perceive the implementation of national guidelines for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in well-baby clinics and school health services. DESIGN, SAMPLE, AND MEASUREMENTS: An explorative descriptive design was carried out through individual interviews with 18 PHNs and analysed according to the phenomenographic tradition. RESULTS: Four implementation strategies were described and assigned a metaphor: the structured PHN, pragmatic PHN, critical PHN, and the resigned PHN...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539956/patients-experiences-of-support-for-learning-to-live-with-diabetes-to-promote-health-and-well-being-a-lifeworld-phenomenological-study
#17
Karin Johansson, Sofia Almerud Österberg, Janeth Leksell, Mia Berglund
Learning to live with diabetes in such a way that the new conditions will be a normal and natural part of life imposes requirements on the person living with diabetes. Previous studies have shown that there is no clear picture of what and how the learning that would allow persons to incorporate the illness into their everyday life will be supported. The aim of this study is to describe the phenomenon of support for learning to live with diabetes to promote health and well-being, from the patient's perspective...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534946/physical-activity-perceptions-context-barriers-and-facilitators-from-a-hispanic-child-s-perspective
#18
Sharon E Taverno Ross, Lori A Francis
BACKGROUND: In order to develop effective physical activity interventions and to address the burden of obesity in Hispanic children, qualitative studies are needed to build descriptive theory and expand the state of the science. The purpose of this study is to describe physical activity perceptions, context, facilitators, and barriers from the perspective of Hispanic immigrant-origin children. METHOD: This in-depth, ethnographic study included 14, 6- to 11-year old, first- and second- generation Hispanic children recruited from an afterschool program in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534945/living-with-a-long-term-condition-understanding-well-being-for-individuals-with-thrombophilia-or-asthma
#19
Jennifer K Roddis, Immy Holloway, Carol Bond, Kathleen T Galvin
A range of literature has explored the experience of living with a long-term condition (LTC), and frequently treats such experiences and conditions as problematic. In contrast, other research has demonstrated that it may be possible to adapt and achieve well-being, even when living with such a condition. This tends to focus on meaning and the qualitative experience of living with an LTC, and offers alternative perspectives, often of the same or similar conditions. As a result of these conflicting views, this study chose to consider two conditions which, though they may lead to life-threatening illness on occasion, do not appear to impact significantly the lives of all those affected on a daily basis...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492152/serious-engagement-in-sport-and-health-benefits-among-korean-immigrants-in-the-usa
#20
Junhyoung Kim, May Kim, Karla A Henderson, Areum Han, Se-Hyuk Park
There is a dearth of information pertaining to ethnicity and serious leisure among immigrants. The purpose of our study was to explore the health benefits of serious engagement in sports among Korean immigrants who are part of club activities. Using semi-structured in-depth interviews, we identified three themes associated with the benefits of serious leisure: (a) coping with acculturative stress, (b) creating ethnic strength, and (c) personal benefits. Participants gain personal and social benefits by pursuing leisure activities in a serious manner within their ethnic in-group...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
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