Integration versus disintegration: A grounded theory study of adolescent and young adult development in the context of perinatally-acquired HIV infection

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Abstract

Adolescents/Young adults with perinatally-acquired HIV infection experience a number of issues that impact developmental tasks. No study to date has described the process by which this occurs. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to describe the process by which HIV infection impacts adolescent/young adult development. Interviews were conducted and analyzed with 25 participants aged 18 to 24. Six core categories emerged that were used to generate a theory, integration versus disintegration, that describes how perinatal HIV impacts participants' development. The results of this study provide unique clinical considerations for pediatric and adult clinicians providing care for this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-435
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • HIV
  • Perinatal
  • Qualitative
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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