Concept analysis of coping with arthritic pain by South Korean older adults: Development of a hybrid model

Gyeong Ae Seomun, Sung Ok Chang, Pyoung Sook Lee, Sook Ja Lee, Hyun Jeong Shin

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Abstract

This study was conducted to clarify and conceptualize the phenomenon of coping with arthritic pain by older adults. The Hybrid Model of concept development was applied to develop a conceptual structure of coping with arthritic pain by older adults. A refined definition of coping with arthritic pain by older adults emerged that identified the attributes and structure of the concept. This study reveals the characteristics of the ways that older adults cope with arthritic pain, such as how they experience themselves, how pain affects their daily life, and how they perceive the meaning of coping with arthritic pain. These characteristics indicate the complexity of the concept regarding the coping of older adults with arthritic pain. This area needs to be clarified when nursing staff assess coping with pain and plan pain management for older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-19
Number of pages10
JournalNursing and Health Sciences
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar

Keywords

  • Arthritic pain
  • Coping
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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