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dc.contributor.authorGiddings, Lynne
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Dianne
dc.contributor.authorPredeger, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-04T23:56:49Z
dc.date.available2011-12-04T23:56:49Z
dc.date.issued2007-06
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1737
dc.description.abstractAim. This paper is a report of a study to explore the experiences of ‘almost old’ women as they grow older while living with a chronic condition. Background. Little is known about the contextual effects of ageing and how it shapes and is shaped by a woman’s chronic illness experience. Nurses’ understanding of this phenomenon can have positive effects on how their client accesses and responds to healthcare. Method. Seven women aged between 50 and 58 years participated in this interpretive descriptive study that explored the issues of ageing with a chronic condition. Three focus groups were held between March 2003 and March 2004. Transcriptions were analyzed after each focus group. Participants were given the opportunity to respond to the findings as the analysis progressed. Findings. The experience of living with a chronic illness foreshadowed what was to come with ageing and embodied the ageing process: it was just part of their lives. Alongside this, the women now felt less out of place. Their peers were catching up and beginning to experience aspects of participants’ everyday reality. The women, however, experienced double jeopardy because ageing amplified the ongoing vulnerabilities of living with a chronic condition. Conclusion. Nurses who recognize the resourcefulness and expertise of women who live with a chronic condition can effectively be co-strategists in their helping them to age well.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.2007.58.issue-6/issuetocen_NZ
dc.rightsThe definitive version of this article is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.en_NZ
dc.subjectchronic illnessesen_NZ
dc.subjectfocus groupsen_NZ
dc.subjectnurse–patient relationshipsen_NZ
dc.subjectqualitative approachesen_NZ
dc.subjectwomen’s healthen_NZ
dc.titleWomen’s experience of ageing with a chronic conditionen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderThe authorsen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04243.xen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111001 Aged Care Nursingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGiddings, L., Roy, D., & Predeger, E. (2007). Women’s experience of ageing with a chronic condition. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58(6), 557–565. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04243.xen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Alaskaen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage557en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage565en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume58en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Advanced Nursingen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms45634


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