Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/46544
Type: Journal article
Title: A qualitative study of patient perceptions of home oxygen therapy
Author: Wilson, A.
Crockett, A.
Antic, R.
Greville, H.
Citation: Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 2006; :200
Publisher: Strategic Medical Publishing
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1471-4418
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Anne Wilson, Alan Crockett, Ral Antic, Hugh Greville
Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe the patients’ perceptions of oxygen therapy and how it has impacted on their life. Qualitative data were obtained from 17 face to face interviews. The interviews were recorded electronically and downloaded into computer software. Transcripts were coded to 12 themes covering the impact of needing oxygen, the participants’ feelings about acquiring and having lung disease, their fears and some of the difficulties experienced. Categories and themes were developed around the objectives of the study. A feeling of ‘embarrassment’ was one of the most common occurring themes. During interview it was apparent that the patients expressed two further dominant themes of grief and loss for one’s former self, and social isolation.
RMID: 0020082291
Description (link): http://www.phcris.org.au/roar/browse.php?elibid=6023
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