A Description of the Maternal Decision-making Process Regarding Circumcision
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2019-03-01T15:33:38Z
Author(s)Rozmus, Cathy L.
Author DetailsCathy L. Rozmus, RN, PhD
Level of EvidenceGrounded Theory
Research ApproachQualitative Research
CINAHL HeadingsDecision Making; Mothers -- Psychosocial Factors; Circumcision; Orem Self-Care Model; Ajzen-Fishbein Theory of Reasoned Action; Mothers
Mothers, as dependent-care agents for their child, must make multiple decision concerning the health care of the child. One of the first decisions that must be made by mothers of male children is a decision for or against circumcision. A conceptual framework consisting of Orem's (1988) model of deliberate action during dependent-care and Fishbein and Ajzen's (1975) theory of reasoned action was proposed as an explanation of the maternal decision-making process. A qualitative study was conducted to determine if the proposed conceptual framework could provide an accurate description of the maternal decision-making process regarding circumcision. Interviews were conducted with 20 mothers of male infants less than 72 hours of age and a content analysis was performed on the transcripts of the interviews. The phases of decision-making in the model of deliberate action during dependent-care and the components of the theory of reasoned action were identified from the transcripts. Therefore, the conceptual framework was supported by the findings. Recommendations for future research included further development and testing of the conceptual framework.
DescriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 9100393; ProQuest document ID: 303866740. The author still retains copyright.
Degree GrantorThe University of Alabama at Birmingham
NotesThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
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