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dc.contributor.authorKuo, Tzu-Lin
dc.creatorKuo, Tzu-Linen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-20T23:43:13Z
dc.date.available2016-05-20T23:43:13Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/610494
dc.description.abstractNumerous researchers worldwide have reported on the dramatic increase in the prevalence of epilepsy among older people in the past few decades. In Taiwan, the incidence of epilepsy in the population of age 40 and older is 2.5 per 1,000 people. Compared to residents in western countries, Chinese generally hold more negative attitudes toward people with epilepsy. However, little research exists on how people with epilepsy view their disease within a Chinese cultural context. Thus, the purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of Taiwanese adults with late -onset epilepsy. Using descriptive research techniques, a qualitative study design, and content analysis of transcribed interviews, the author identified five thematic categories: (1) The name of epilepsy (cultural dimension); (2) epilepsy and me (personal dimension); (3) epilepsy as a family affair (family dimension); (4) to tell or not to tell (social network dimension); and (5) help seeking dimension. The study findings can be used to assist the efforts of nurses to provide culturally appropriate care for Chinese adults with late -onset epilepsy.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.sourceArizona Health Sciences Library, uncataloged theses.
dc.titleTHE EXPERIENCE OF LATE-ONSET EPILEPSY AMONG TAIWANESE ADULTS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDYen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en
dc.contributor.chairJones, Elaine G.en
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Elaine G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCromwell, Sandraen
dc.contributor.committeememberCrist, Janiceen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
html.description.abstractNumerous researchers worldwide have reported on the dramatic increase in the prevalence of epilepsy among older people in the past few decades. In Taiwan, the incidence of epilepsy in the population of age 40 and older is 2.5 per 1,000 people. Compared to residents in western countries, Chinese generally hold more negative attitudes toward people with epilepsy. However, little research exists on how people with epilepsy view their disease within a Chinese cultural context. Thus, the purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of Taiwanese adults with late -onset epilepsy. Using descriptive research techniques, a qualitative study design, and content analysis of transcribed interviews, the author identified five thematic categories: (1) The name of epilepsy (cultural dimension); (2) epilepsy and me (personal dimension); (3) epilepsy as a family affair (family dimension); (4) to tell or not to tell (social network dimension); and (5) help seeking dimension. The study findings can be used to assist the efforts of nurses to provide culturally appropriate care for Chinese adults with late -onset epilepsy.


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