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Experiences of the recovering crack cocaine addicted African American woman within a self-care framework


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of women recovering from crack cocaine addiction with a secondary purpose to explore how the addiction affected their ability for self-care. The psychophenomenological study examined the recovering African-American woman's ability to meet her requisites utilizing Orem's (1995) Self-care deficit theory of nursing as a framework. Five African-American women, 18 to 45 years of age, addicted to crack cocaine and in recovery six months to two years, were selected as a convenience sample from women enrolled in the aftercare phase of a recovery program. Participation was strictly voluntary and confidentiality was maintained at all times. After obtaining the informed consent from each participant, a self-administered biographical questionnaire was completed, followed by an audio taped interview consisting of three questions. Van Kaam's (1966, 1987) Psychophenomenological Method was used for data analysis.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Nursing;
Public health;
African Americans;
Womens studies
Classification
0569: Nursing
0573: Public health
0325: African Americans
0453: Womens studies
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences
Title
Experiences of the recovering crack cocaine addicted African American woman within a self-care framework
Author
Brandt, Jean Ann
Number of pages
74
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0539
Source
MAI 44/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542156526, 0542156520
Advisor
Anderson, Judith
University/institution
Medical College of Ohio
University location
United States -- Ohio
Degree
M.S.N.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1431230
ProQuest document ID
305394265
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305394265
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