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Hybrid concept analysis of self-management in adults newly diagnosed with epilepsy.
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PMID:  18796337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to analyze and define the concept of self-management for adults diagnosed with epilepsy in the previous 12 months. Using the hybrid concept analysis method, we analyzed the concept of self-management as used in literature and as described by patients. The three phases of a hybrid concept analysis are theory, fieldwork, and analysis. Patient perceptions of the concept were elicited in the fieldwork phase via semistructured interviews. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze both theoretical and fieldwork phase data. The analysis yielded 12 themes regarding the participants' self-management experiences that were organized under three main, interactive themes: emotional and physical comfort, functional ability, and self-management actions and behaviors. A conceptual framework and definition of self-management also emerged. We conclude that the patients in this population have unique self-management experiences, and an understanding of those needs allows health care providers to devise and utilize interventions to assist those patients in self-managing their epilepsy. Additional research is needed to investigate self-management further in this population.
Wendy R Unger; Janice M Buelow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Epilepsy / psychology*,  therapy*
Interview, Psychological
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Research Design
Self Care*
Young Adult

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