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The Lived Experience of Older Hispanic Women with Chronic Arthritic Pain
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Research Proposal on Lived experience of older Hispanic women with chronic arthritis and their perception of pain 1. Introduction In the dynamics of fast transforming social changes, the effective healthcare delivery has become a major concern. With the increase of life expectancy, whole new issues of healthcare, fitness and quality of life of old people has emerged.
The various factors that influence the effectiveness of the treatment or prevention need to be identified and evaluated for providing better care and mechanisms of pain management and preventive measures. The study would look at the lived experience of older Hispanic women with chronic arthritis and help identify the various aspects of health disparity, disability and pain due to chronic arthritis in older Hispanic women who are 65 years and above. 2a. Statement of the problem In the target demographic segment of 65 years and above age group, chronic diseases are quite common. Christ and Diwan (2009) assert that from 2010, when the baby boomers start turning 65 years and above, there would be significant rise in the aged population. CDC (2007) reports that ethnic minority and Hispanic older population would be nearly 39% of 65 and over population by 2050! Hispanic American would increase by 18%. The racial diversity of older population becomes important ingredient of healthcare deliverables because of the increasing health disparity. It further informs that 54% of women are afflicted with arthritis. ...
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