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University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women´s experiences of quality of life after myocardial infarction (English)
Abstract [en]

Background

To suffer a myocardial infarction is a dramatic even that might influence a human´s quality of life. Women and men´s symptoms may differ and this might delay treatment for women. This gives women a worse prognosis and also affects their quality of life.

Aim

The aim was to describe women´s experiences of quality of life after myocardial infarction.

Method

To study the selected area a literature review was used. It consists of five qualitative and four quantitative studies.

Results

Three themes and six sub-themes emerged. The themes were social well-being, a second chance and uncertainty for the future. The sub-themes were support from family and friends, support from health care, hope and meaning with life, a new start, fear and stress.

Conclusion

The social network increased quality of life in women as it gave feelings of security, love and belonging. The women discovered that life didn´t consist of work only but contained more meaningful things like helping others and do things they didn´t think they could manage anymore. Many of the women experienced decreased quality of life related to fear of suffering a new myocardial infarction. Information and education should be individualized relevant to the patient´s specific situation

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 15
Keyword [en]
Experiences, literature review, myocardial infarction, nurse, quality of life, women
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6325Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6325DiVA, id: diva2:727139
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-06-27 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-06-27Bibliographically approved

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