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1- Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Centre, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
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Background and Aim:Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) includes defects in the muscle and ligament plates that cause disruption in the anterior, middle, and posterior walls. Facing the symptoms of these disorders can affect many aspects of a woman's life.The results of the studies showed a lack of knowledge on this process.Therefore,the present study aimed to explain the process of women 's confrontation with the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.
Materials and Methods:This research was conducted between2017 to 2020.38 participants were entered through purposive and theoretical sampling.Data were collected using in-depth semi-structured interviews to answer the research question. In order to identify how women deal with the symptoms of PFDs, the Granded Theorey based on Corbin and Strauss(2015)was used.Data were analyzed in four phases, 1-Analysis of data for concepts. 2-for context. 3-for Process and 4- Integrating Categories. MAXQDA10 software was used to help manage and analyze qualitative data.
Results: In the present study, the main concern of the participants was "Deprivation of normal life" and the theory extracted from the data was "symptom management in order to normalize the situation". This theory was the result of five actions / reactions. Finally, it had consequences with a range of adaptations to the disease and partial recovery.Participants'concerns occur in the context of"dominance of symptoms on the dimensions of individual and interpersonal life" which included seven sub-concepts.
Conclusions:The main result of this study is the presentation of the theory of "symptom management to normalize the situation"which explains the process of women experiencing symptoms of PFDs.
Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2023/02/21 | Accepted: 2023/05/31

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