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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2003 Dec;9(4):422-431. Korean. Original Article.
Kim AK .
Department of Nursing, Dankook University, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the subjective opinions related to NVP experience in woman. METHOD: The research method used was Q-methodology. The statement of self-reference was derived from face to face interviews with 10 womans. Statement were categorized by researcher according to semantics. Twenty-seven of the self reference statement from categories of the Q-population were selected. Twenty-five of pregnant womans were selected by consideration of diversity in sociodemographic background. Based on a 1 to 9 point scale, the selected pregnant womans were made to participate in Q-sorting. Analysis of Q-type was obtained by use of the QUANAL program. RESULT: There are three type of NVP experience of Korean womans. The first type focused on family support relate to NVP coping. The second type focused on physical self regulation related to NVP coping. The third type focused on actual strategy related to NVP coping. CONCLUSION: It is suggested that the results of this study may contribute to the development strategies for the purpose of decreasing the incidence of NVP.

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