:: Volume 11, Issue 1 ( March-April 2016) ::
IJNR 2016, 11(1): 62-75 Back to browse issues page
Life experiences of addicted wife:A qualitative study
AR Nikbakht Nasrabadi * , F Pashaei sabet , AR Bastami
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , nikbakht@tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Addiction is one of the phenomena of social evil, which not only has negative effects on the life of the addict, but the addict's family and relatives at risk of social phenomenon are multiple injuries, understanding emotions and expectations play an important role in guiding medical staff to care and support will be more effective. The purpose of this qualitative study, experience and the meaning of life from the wives of men addicted. Method: A qualitative research methods as phenomenological description is colaizzi. The method of collecting the data in this study, semi-structured interviews with 10 female participants experienced a year after addiction wife from districts 2 and 10 and 18 in Tehran, respectively. Interviews on the question central to your experience of life is dependent spouse. Results: The main concepts extracted from the experiences of the participants in such research was long-term involvement with the challenges, the need to get on the safety net, damaging isolation and shields against the vulnerability. Conclusion: The families, especially the wives of men addicted are extremely vulnerability and entitled to silent victims, and so the community needs to understand and support broadly. This finding is a newA insight into the treatment for addict patients and families via understanding their real problems.

Keywords: wife, addicted, life experience, qualitative research
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Type of Study: Medical Surgical Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/03/5 | Accepted: 2016/09/5 | Published: 2016/09/5

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