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Title: A phenomenological study of the lived experiences of elderly individuals with chronic wounds
Authors: Abdalrahim, Asem$Other$Other
Alkhawaldeh, abdullah$Other$Other
ALBashtawy, Mohammed$Other$Other
Mohammad, Khitam$Other$Other
Al-Amer, Rasmieh$Other$Other
Al Omari, Omar$Other$Other
Ayed, Ahmad$AAUP$Palestinian
Al-Dwaikat, Tariq$Other$Other
Oweidat, Islam$Other$Other
Khatatbeh, Haitham$Other$Other
Alsaraireh, Mahmoud$Other$Other
ALbashtawy, Sa’ad$Other$Other
Al Dameery, Kholoud$Other$Other
Keywords: Phenomenology
Chronic wound,
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2023
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited, WORKING WITH OLDER PEOPLE
Series/Report no.: DOI 10.1108/WWOP-04-2023-0013;
Abstract: Purpose – This paper aims to explore the lived experience of people with a chronic non-healing wound and to explore what it means to live with a chronic wound. Design/methodology/approach – A descriptive phenomenological study design was adopted to explore the living experience of person with chronic wound. A sample of 15 individuals of both genders was selected using a purposive sampling technique. To collect data, in-depth interviews were conducted, and all the interviews were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using the seven-step process described by Colaizzi (1978). Findings – The findings were organized into 6 themes clusters and 12 themes. The six themes clusters were limiting mobility; receiving care; explaining causes of wounds; contending with chronic illnesses; adapting andmal-adapting; and economic burden of the wound. Research limitations/implications – Chronic wound had a profound impact on participants’ lives by affecting their activities of daily living, their mobility, their income and their personal relationships. Originality/value – Understanding the lived experiences of people with chronic wounds is crucial for health-care providers, including nurses. Investigating the chronic wound experience has become even more pressing given the projected increase in the number of elderly individuals and those with chronic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus. In Jordan, for example, the prevalence of diabetes mellitus is 17.1%, and it is projected to increase by 2050.
ISSN: ISSN 1366-3666
Appears in Collections:Faculty & Staff Scientific Research publications

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