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Livet efter hjärtinfarkt: En litteraturstudie med grund i analys av kvalitativ forskning
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Life after myocardial infarction : A literature study based on analysis of qualitative research (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Myocardial infarction is one of the most common diseases that cause death in the world. The diagnosis has an immediate impact on the person's life. It's important that nurses are aware of the paramount importance of their role as caregivers and also as their role in monitoring the patient after discharge from hospital.

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe patients' experiences after myocardial infarction.

Method: In order to understand patients' experiences following myocardial infarction and to contribute to evidence-based nursing, present study was a literature study based on qualitative research. Analysis was conducted according to Friberg's five-step analysis method, which gave four themes and eight subthemes.

Results: The result shows that patients had experience of physical and mental changes after myocardial infarction. They felt a loss of energy and strength and experienced fatigue, which limited them in everyday life. Getting support from healthcare professionals was considered important to implement the lifestyle changes that were recommended and to get a pleased recovery. Patients' relatives were also considered important during recovery as they constituted support for the patient and helped them to see a bright future.

Conclusion: It´s important that nurses maintain continuous contact with patients after discharge from hospital in order to make a good support system and to encourage the patients for a healthy living.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Caring, life experience, myocardial infarction, patient perspective, recovery
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12378Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12378DiVA, id: diva2:1210763
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-05-29 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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