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Gynecological patients learning to perform the pelvic examination: A win-win concept
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Gender and medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Linköping.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1588-135X
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Linköping.
2013 (English)In: Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, ISSN 1877-5756, E-ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 4, no 2, 73-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: This study explored gynecological patient perceptions of previous pelvic examinations (PE), a learning session about PE prior to a scheduled PE consultation, and the impact of the learning session on the PE during the consultation. Study design: Twelve informants were purposefully sampled from women with scheduled gynecologist appointments at a Swedish University Hospital. The learning session preceded the consultation and provided information on female genital anatomy and the PE, and the informant performed a PE on a mannequin. Individual qualitative interviews followed the consultation. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a constant comparative analysis to acquire a deeper understanding of the womens experiences of the learning session and the subsequent PE. Results: Three categories were identified in the analysis: Harmonizing the bad with the good category, which primarily concerned the informants previous experiences of the PE. Gaining self-confidence through knowledge, which depicted the informants experiences of the learning session. Mental preparation enables bodily recapture, which was the summarizing category of informant experiences of the scheduled PE. The core category, active involvement triggers empowerment, was created from the categories, and constitutes the core of the empirical material. Conclusion: The informants active participation during the learning session increased their knowledge, generated self-confidence, triggered an empowering process, and promoted interaction with the examiner during their subsequent PE.

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Elsevier , 2013. Vol. 4, no 2, 73-77 p.
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Gynecological patients; Learning session; Pelvic/gynecological examination; Empowerment; Adult learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96129DOI: 10.1016/j.srhc.2013.01.001ISI: 000319717600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-96129DiVA: diva2:640757
Available from: 2013-08-14 Created: 2013-08-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06

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