The lived experiences of HIV-positive, pregnant women in Thailand

Ratchneewan Ross, Wilaiphan Sawatphanit, Claire Burke Draucker, Tatirat Suwansujarid

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The purpose of our study was to examine the lived experiences of 10 pregnant women in Thailand following their HIV diagnosis. Principles of interpretive phenomenology were applied to guide the study. In-depth interviews with open-ended questions were conducted during 2000-2001. Each participant met with the research team from 5 to 12 times. "Struggle" was the main theme that emerged from participants' lived experiences, with four subthemes: struggling alone, sharing one's struggling, struggling for the baby, and struggling through ups and downs. Findings from our study resulted in helpful implications for health professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-744
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health Professions(all)

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