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Kvinnors erfarenheter efter att ha genomgått en hjärtinfarkt: 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
Women's experiences after undergoing a myocardial infarction (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Myocardial infarction affects people around the world. Proportionally more women than men die from the condition and those women who have the greatest risk are the ones who live an unhealthy lifestyle. This includes individuals with poor dietary habits and low levels of physical activity as well as those with additional medical diagnoses such as hypertension, diabetes and psychological disorders.

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe women's experiences after undergoing a myocardial infarction.

Method: A method to contribute to evidencebased practise based on analysis of qualitative research was performed. Ten articles were analysed and resulted in four themes and ten subthemes.

Result: Findings were: Women experience atypical symptoms before a myocardial infarction occurs. Women also need more support as they may be worried about leaving their everyday lives and letting go of everything around them. The results also highlight the recovery being difficult for the women who prioritize the family before their own health.

Conclusion: It is important that all women obtain a permanent health care contact, as most of the women find that recovery is difficult. Relapsing is a possibility making it imperative that women become aware of the symptoms of myocardial infarction and how they appear.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
atypical symptoms, expectations, myocardial infarction, recovery support, women’s experiences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15685Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-15685DiVA, id: diva2:1456305
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2020-08-18 Created: 2020-08-04 Last updated: 2020-08-24Bibliographically approved

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