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Prognosis and quality of life after myocardial infarction with focus on women

Cederved, Catarina and Olsson, Sara (2004)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Introduction: In Sweden there are approximately 40 000 cases of MI a year. There has been a recent increase of the incidence of MI in women; however the prevalence is still higher in men. Quality of life is affected by physical and psychological factors. There has been little research done on how women experience their quality of life post MI. Objective: The objective of this literature review was to investigate the prognosis and quality of life after MI with focus on women. Method: The review consisted of 6 articles concerning prognosis and 5 articles concerning quality of life. Results: Prognosis changed when the patient aged and with sex. Younger women had a higher mortality rate than men of the same age in the hospital and up to two... (More)
Introduction: In Sweden there are approximately 40 000 cases of MI a year. There has been a recent increase of the incidence of MI in women; however the prevalence is still higher in men. Quality of life is affected by physical and psychological factors. There has been little research done on how women experience their quality of life post MI. Objective: The objective of this literature review was to investigate the prognosis and quality of life after MI with focus on women. Method: The review consisted of 6 articles concerning prognosis and 5 articles concerning quality of life. Results: Prognosis changed when the patient aged and with sex. Younger women had a higher mortality rate than men of the same age in the hospital and up to two years after the MI. No other significant findings were made on prognosis. Quality of life was affected by physical ability, emotional reactions, the work situation and the family life. (Less)
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Cederved, Catarina and Olsson, Sara
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A litetarture Review.
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Myocardial Infarction, prognosis, quality of life, gender, women
language
English
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2528578
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2012-05-04 14:25:33
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@misc{2528578,
  abstract     = {Introduction: In Sweden there are approximately 40 000 cases of MI a year. There has been a recent increase of the incidence of MI in women; however the prevalence is still higher in men. Quality of life is affected by physical and psychological factors. There has been little research done on how women experience their quality of life post MI. Objective: The objective of this literature review was to investigate the prognosis and quality of life after MI with focus on women. Method: The review consisted of 6 articles concerning prognosis and 5 articles concerning quality of life. Results: Prognosis changed when the patient aged and with sex. Younger women had a higher mortality rate than men of the same age in the hospital and up to two years after the MI. No other significant findings were made on prognosis. Quality of life was affected by physical ability, emotional reactions, the work situation and the family life.},
  author       = {Cederved, Catarina and Olsson, Sara},
  keyword      = {Myocardial Infarction, prognosis, quality of life, gender, women},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prognosis and quality of life after myocardial infarction with focus on women},
  year         = {2004},
}