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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 395--401

Re-designing Orem's self-care theory for patients with chronic hepatitis


1 Department of Medical surgical Nursing and Nursing and Midwifery Palliative Care Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
2 Department of Critical Care Nursing, Center for Nursing Care Research and Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
3 Department of Medical surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Nooredin Mohammadi
Department of Critical Care Nursing, Center for Nursing Care Research and Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.191754

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Background: Hepatitis is an inflammatory disease which has many adverse effects on patients' life because of its chronic nature. Since Orem's theory of self-care is a grounded theory, the concepts and applications of this theory in patients with chronic hepatitis who have special needs may lead to some challenges. The purpose of this study was to explore self-care in patients with chronic hepatitis. Methods/Design: A directed content analysis was used in this qualitative study. Participants were recruited from a metropolitan area. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The verbatim transcripts of the participants' interviews were analyzed according to directed content analysis. Results: In this study, four themes, suggested by Orem, were drawn from the data according to directed content analysis. The codes generated from the data were classified into concepts and then the concepts were assigned into these four themes. These themes were "needs in the matrix of time and place," "self-care agency," "need for change in self-care" and "consequences of hepatitis." Conclusion: The use of Orem's self-care theory cannot meet the need for self-care in hepatitis patients because these patients have vital sexual, respect and belonging, physical, economical, and psychological-behavioral needs, and lack adequate knowledge about self-care. Consequently, the specific self-care model developed in this study helps health professionals identify self-care activities in patients with chronic hepatitis.






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