Qualitative data analysis
The research participants develop the reality out of the data that they collect with this depending on the depth of the data collected which is considered more important over recruiting examples in the data that is under question. The preferable method of data collection in this type of research is focus groups and through its use, different forms of data can be collected which include field notes, audio recording, video recording, images or in other cases documents (Miles et al. Qualitative researchers mainly use text data in carrying out data analysis. In this analysis, data can either be transcribed in its nature or in other times focus on some areas selected from the entire data. Despite this, focusing on those prioritized areas has the possibility of not capturing the nuance of key observations or description of the participants and there is the possibility of this leading to data fragmentation (Miles et al.
Data analysis is described to be an interactive process in which data is searched systematically and then analyzed so as to illuminate a clear description of phenomena with a good example being in the case where medical carers supporting patients who are passing away with renal diseases or student nurses’ experience due to assignment referral (Sgier, 2012). Data analysis can also be described as a recurring process or iterative one which is important to the analysis creativity, development of ideas, reworking on concepts when new insights emerge or they arise in the data being analyzed together with also clarifying on the meaning of different concepts in the data collected. In the process of analyzing qualitative data, it is important to ensure that qualitative studies are methodologically robust as this is considered to be quiet important in any research.
It is important for the qualitative researchers to explore adequately in the process of describing how and the reason why they carried out such a research (Sgier, 2012). Despite this, in most cases, qualitative research has been criticized due to lack of transparency in relation to the analytical processes involved in the research which acts as barriers to the readers in the process of criticizing the findings of such a research. There are six important steps that are used when carrying out thematic data analysis. This includes familiarizing yourself with your data. The researcher is needed to go through the data collected before starting to analyze it so that one can have a clear understanding of what the data is all about and the themes that can arise out of the data collected.
The initial idea can be noted down and also the researchers are required to have a comprehensive understanding of data collected so as to facilitate easy interpretation of data. After familiarizing one’s self with data, researchers then have to come up with initial codes. The researchers should identify theme names as well as data that can clearly describe them. At this point, the researcher should have identified different information from the themes. The last stage in thematic data analysis is coming up with the report from the information collected. The researcher then has to transform the analysis that has been carried out from the piece of data available through the use of vivid as well as compelling extract and examples from the data available.
Causes of mental illness among Africans in European countries Dementia is a common mental illness especially among many Africans that live in European countries. This leads to life stress that makes such a person have life stress (Aikins et al. Life stress then causes such a woman to start forgetting all that what she plans. She has no one to remind her of what she is supposed to do all that is expected of her. This isolation thus plays an important role. Some of the factors that play an important role in causing mental loss among members of the society are age, social and environmental factors (Fazel et al. It is therefore worthy saying that family factors play an important an important role in determining if an individual suffering from dementia is likely to suffer or can receive support from those that are around such an individual (Fazel et al.
Some of the family members are likely to run away from such a person and thus dementia victims are likely not to get any support from them. People with dementia should be offered with emotional support, together with peer support are all important when it comes to providing those that have dementia with the support that they need. The reason why many Africans in the outside countries are suffering from this dementia is that they do not receive the support that they are supposed to get from their peers and that they are isolated. Consider a case where such a person forgets his or her car keys. Family members are also the same people who are in a good position to provide dementia patients with help that they may need from society.
GP has been arguing that the best source of help that is needed by these victims is from family members. Dementia people are always in need of help from members of the society (Feinberg et al. They cannot live a comfortable life on their own without being helped by others. Dementia people are prone to forgetting what they handle (Feinberg et al. Others will deny that they have no such problems (Napoles et al. This, therefore, calls for the family members to understand the nature of their dementia patients and deal with them in the most appropriate manner. Majority of the people with memory loss will not accept to be associated with such health complications. They will always wish to be complimented that they are healthy even when they are not.
When one becomes a victim of dementia, it becomes easy for such a person to even forget those places that such a person was aware of even from the past (Napoles et al. The family is, therefore, one of the factors that make the lives of those that are victims of dementia very hard for them to exist in the community. There are a lot of myths and misconception about dementia. Not every time that one has memory loss that such a person is suffering from dementia or what many Africans refer to as madness. There are other factors that can cause memory loss. Social factors, environmental change, having hard times in some part of life and stress are some of the factors that are likely to make one suffer from memory loss (Yeo & Thompson, 2014).
Members of the society need to be educated that not every time that an individual that has memory loss means that such an individual is suffering from dementia. Also, members of the family need to accept that their family members will always remain to be their family members no matter the situation that they are in. this should be done to the African families as they are the ones that have such cases of disowning their people due to health complications. Difference between society view of dementia patients in European countries and in Africa Members of the society in the European countries usually give support to their people unlike those from Africa. Many members of the community in Africa are likely to ignore their own people in the case where they come to know that they have some complications that according to their beliefs, is against their culture (Svanberg et al.
This is unlike in London where people are educated and understand that such a disease is normal. Also, in Africa, there are those diseases that are made for the poor and those that are made for those that are rich. Dementia is seen to be a disease that is normally suffered by those that are poor (Svanberg et al. Those that are rich are not expected to suffer from dementia but to suffer from diseases such as diabetes. This is mainly due to lack of civilization and education. Thus, such people are likely to never receive the help that they may be in need of since they are seen to be outliers of in the community. Families that have the trend of suffering from dementia are also likely to be isolated since they will also be seen as a cursed family.
Since dementia is a genetic disease in some cases, this sequence is likely to continue to a point where society will become divided into individual families. With more people taking new steps in educating themselves, the entire society is likely to be transformed into the dementia-friendly environment. This will, therefore, help in ensuring that each member of the society is not discriminated due to being a victim of dementia. Another important way of helping those that are leaving with dementia is by encouraging them to speak out about their conditions (Carbonneau et al. This may be a bit challenging since those that have dementia always feel shy to say that they are suffering from dementia. By creating a friendly environment for them, they will be in a position to speak out of their condition (Carbonneau et al.
It is good to educate members of the community to know that dementia is not a curse but a normal disease like any other so that they can be able to seek for medical assistance whenever they need it. Also, by ensuring that they are in apposition where they can speak out of their condition, it will also ensure that they receive the support that they may need from the society. Spreading awareness about dementia will ensure that members of the society are able to understand that dementia is a disease like any other. They will also be able to know that sharing material things with those that have dementia has no any chances of making one to conduct dementia. Spreading this awareness should also include symptoms of dementia, what causes dementia, what form of medication that an individual with dementia should receive, and also what factors cause dementia.
This will help in bringing into an end discrimination of people with dementia with the fear of spreading it to others. It can also help end the notion that dementia is a disease that is usually suffered by those that are poor in the community. Whenever one has memory loss, such a person should undergo diagnosis before being declared to have memory loss. Also, members of the society should be made aware of the support that people with dementia and memory loss need from them. People with dementia should feel free to ask for any help that they may need from the society so as to ensure that they are always safe while in the society and that they do not suffer within the society.
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