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The illness experiences of patients after a first time myocardial infarction

Jensen, B O and Petersson, Kerstin LU (2003) In Patient Education and Counseling 51(2). p.123-131
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate illness experiences of patients after a first myocardial infarction (MI), focusing on life situation and the recovery process over time. Thirty patients were interviewed within the first 3 days of hospitalisation, and again 17 weeks after discharge. The interviews were tape-recorded verbatim and the transcriptions were analysed and categorised using qualitative content analysis. The main category was Uncertainty of the life situation that was combined with and articulated the superior theme in both interviews. Analyses revealed uncertainty focused on problems related to: treatment-seeking behaviour; existential threat; preventing another coronary and need for knowledge and support, which the... (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate illness experiences of patients after a first myocardial infarction (MI), focusing on life situation and the recovery process over time. Thirty patients were interviewed within the first 3 days of hospitalisation, and again 17 weeks after discharge. The interviews were tape-recorded verbatim and the transcriptions were analysed and categorised using qualitative content analysis. The main category was Uncertainty of the life situation that was combined with and articulated the superior theme in both interviews. Analyses revealed uncertainty focused on problems related to: treatment-seeking behaviour; existential threat; preventing another coronary and need for knowledge and support, which the patients considered important for their case and future life. The findings are fundamental for the health care when education and counselling are planned and challenge health care personnel to listen to MI-patients' own experiences. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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nursing care, need for knowledge and support, existential threat, myocardial infarction, treatment-seeking behaviour
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Patient Education and Counseling
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51
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2
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123 - 131
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Elsevier
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0738-3991
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10.1016/S0738-3991(02)00196-9
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English
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  keyword      = {nursing care,need for knowledge and support,existential threat,myocardial infarction,treatment-seeking behaviour},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {123--131},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Patient Education and Counseling},
  title        = {The illness experiences of patients after a first time myocardial infarction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0738-3991(02)00196-9},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2003},
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