Investigating Women's Experiences of Asthma Care in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593849
Title:
Investigating Women's Experiences of Asthma Care in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study
Authors:
Chamberlain, Chervonne; Williamson, G. R.; Knight, Bridget; Daly, Mark; Halpin, David M
Abstract:
Background : Most asthmatic women have normal pregnancies and complications are infrequent when their asthma is well-controlled. Symptom control and medical treatment are concerning to pregnant asthma suffers, as is the impact that their illness and treatment might have on their unborn baby. The aim was to investigate in a qualitative study the thoughts and feelings of women's experiences of asthma in pregnancy. Twenty-two women with asthma who had a pregnancy within two years were asked to participate. Seven women were interviewed when data saturation was achieved. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using the 'Framework' Method, independently analysed by two researchers and consensus reached concerning the construction of themes. The key themes that emerged were Asthma and pregnancy; Pregnancy and post-natal experiences; and Health professionals. These findings are globally interesting because of the prevalence of maternal asthma and they illustrate participants' experiences concerning their asthma care and their views on its improvement. Pregnant asthmatic women have concerns about their care and treatment which might be alleviated by outreach, joint working between respiratory doctors and nurse specialists, midwives and General Practice nurses. Targeted educational activities could form a part of this care delivery.
Citation:
Open Nurs J. 2014;8:56-63.
Publisher:
Open Nursing Journal
Journal:
The open nursing journal
Issue Date:
11-Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593849
DOI:
10.2174/1874434601408010056
PubMed ID:
25538796
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/25538796/
Note:
This article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1874-4346
Appears in Collections:
2014 RD&E publications; Respiratory Medicine

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Chervonneen
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, G. R.en
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Bridgeten
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Marken
dc.contributor.authorHalpin, David Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:35:44Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:35:44Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-11en
dc.identifier.citationOpen Nurs J. 2014;8:56-63.en
dc.identifier.issn1874-4346en
dc.identifier.pmid25538796en
dc.identifier.doi10.2174/1874434601408010056en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593849en
dc.description.abstractBackground : Most asthmatic women have normal pregnancies and complications are infrequent when their asthma is well-controlled. Symptom control and medical treatment are concerning to pregnant asthma suffers, as is the impact that their illness and treatment might have on their unborn baby. The aim was to investigate in a qualitative study the thoughts and feelings of women's experiences of asthma in pregnancy. Twenty-two women with asthma who had a pregnancy within two years were asked to participate. Seven women were interviewed when data saturation was achieved. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using the 'Framework' Method, independently analysed by two researchers and consensus reached concerning the construction of themes. The key themes that emerged were Asthma and pregnancy; Pregnancy and post-natal experiences; and Health professionals. These findings are globally interesting because of the prevalence of maternal asthma and they illustrate participants' experiences concerning their asthma care and their views on its improvement. Pregnant asthmatic women have concerns about their care and treatment which might be alleviated by outreach, joint working between respiratory doctors and nurse specialists, midwives and General Practice nurses. Targeted educational activities could form a part of this care delivery.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherOpen Nursing Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/25538796/en
dc.titleInvestigating Women's Experiences of Asthma Care in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Studyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalThe open nursing journalen
dc.description.noteThis article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.en
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