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Strategier för hantering av fatigue efter hjärtinfarkt
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Specialist Nursing programme.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Specialist Nursing programme.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Strategies for management of fatigue after myocardial infarction (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: During the recovery after myocardial infarction patients has to deal with several bothersome symptoms and consequences. One such negative consequence is fatigue.

Aim: To describe strategies that persons, who have survived a myocardial infarction, are using to cope with symptoms of fatigue.

Method: The study has a qualitative design and was conducted with nine persons in individual interviews with focus on how they had managed to cope with their symptoms associated with fatigue after myocardial infarction. Data was analysed using content-analysis.

Findings: Participants displayed a strong ambition to recover, to struggle against fa-tigue, a will to return to the life as prior to the myocardial infarction and to struggle forward.

Conclusion: District nurses need to help patients who lacking strategies to cope with fatigue. Support during rehabilitation needs to be further developed

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
Fatigue; myocardial infarction; rehabilitation; sense of coherence; self-efficacy.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7815Local ID: EXD909OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7815DiVA, id: diva2:843345
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-07-28 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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