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University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women´s experiences after myocardial infarction (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Myocardial infarction was the most common reason of death in Sweden. Women could have different symptoms than men. Extreme fatigue was a common complication. A myocardial infarction would imply a total change of lifestyle, both physical and psychological. Women needed longer recovery time. They were at larger risk at relapse and were more often subjected with depression. A woman's myocardial infarction had an impact on her family and relations.

Aim: The aim of study was to illuminate women´s experiences after have undergone myocardial infarction.

Method: A literature based study was made on the base of analysis of ten qualitative scientific articles.

Result: The result contains three categories with sub categories. A changed life with sub categories stress of everyday life, feel insecure and feel disappointment. Consequences of the disease with sub categories lifestyle changes and fatigue. To be dependent on others with sub categories support from relatives and support from health professionals. Women experience fear and insecurity. Lifestyle changes are not easily made. They needed support from family, friends and medical personnel. Family could take an overprotecting role. Women are satisfied with the nurse's help. At the same time there was a lack of support and information from health professionals. Women experienced that they were dependent on the nurses for their information.

Conclusion: Women experience fear and stress following a myocardial infarction. They needed individual support during a longer time. Woman needed better information. They needed to process their feelings to accept the new situation and to move on.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 15 p.
Keyword [en]
experiences, lifestyle changes, myocardial infarction, support, women
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9731Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9731DiVA: diva2:952272
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved

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