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Livet efter en hjärtinfarkt : Personers erfarenheter: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The life after a myocardial infarction : Individual's experiences : A litterature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Myocardial infarction is one of the main causes of death globally. A myocardial infarction occurs when a blood clot is formed in any of the coronary vessels of the heart witch that causes oxygen deficiency and damage.

Aim: The aim of this study is to describe individual's experiences following a myocardial infarction.

Method: The method used a literature-based analysis of qualitative articles, which can lead to evidence-based nursing. Ten qualitative articles were found and analyzed into the results of two themes and six subthemes.

Results: The individual's experiences were divided into two themes; Feelings and experiences after a myocardial infarction and Concrete changes in life. The result showed that being affected by a myocardial infarction affects both the mental and physical health of the person. Life changes as uncertainty and fear over the body's ability, new challenges in everyday life and a healthy lifestyle occurred.

Conclusion: Important lifestyle factors was support from family, friends and colleagues and healthcare. Those determined how individual's handled the new challenges that occurred due to being affected by a myocardial infarction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Fear, individual’s experiences, life changes, lifestyle factors, myocardial infarction
Keywords [sv]
Rädsla, individers erfarenheter, livsförändringar, livsstilsfaktorer, hjärtinfarkt
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15116Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-15116DiVA, id: diva2:1423795
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2020-04-29 Created: 2020-04-15 Last updated: 2020-04-29Bibliographically approved

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