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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147375
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender-Specific Health Outcomes for Women with Heart Disease
Abstract:
Gender-Specific Health Outcomes for Women with Heart Disease
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Mendes, Beverly
P.I. Institution Name:Hartford Hospital
Title:Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiac Cath
Co-Authors:Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, NP-C
[Scientific Session Presentation] Purpose: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the US and a major global health concern. The lack of research evidence centering on gender-specific outcomes in women is disturbing because findings indicate significant gender differences in the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cardiovascular disease.  Women with coronary artery disease require further study, as they have a higher risk than men for both adverse physical and psychological outcomes. Therefore, the purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore the basic psychosocial process of women recovering from coronary stent placement following an acute cardiac event. The touchstone for the study was based on symbolic interactionism and feminist theory.                                                                                                Method: Grounded theory methodology was used to answer the research question, ?How do women experience inner strength during their recovery from coronary stent placement following an acute coronary event?? Data analysis was based on the constant comparative method.                                                                                                        Results: Twelve women aged 41-81years old and with a confirmed diagnosis of a myocardial infarction participated in the study. The conflict termed as ?changing patterns of fear? was the basic psychosocial problem faced by the women as they recovered from post-infarction stent placement. The basic psychosocial process that the women utilized to resolve the problem of fear was identified as ?living a new normal.? Five distinct stages emerged to resolve the conflict: (1) uncertainty in seeking help, (2) rapid changing, (3) evolving patterns, (4) reminiscing the past, and (5) spiritual solace.                            Conclusion: The study findings can assist nurses worldwide to enhance well-being and support for women living with heart disease. The current study contributes to the growing body of global research on women, furthering evidence to improve outcomes for women utilizing gender-sensitive nursing practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender-Specific Health Outcomes for Women with Heart Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147375-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender-Specific Health Outcomes for Women with Heart Disease</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mendes, Beverly</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hartford Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiac Cath</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bmendes@harthosp.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, NP-C</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] Purpose: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the US and a major global health concern. The lack of research evidence centering on gender-specific outcomes in women is disturbing because findings indicate significant gender differences in the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cardiovascular disease.&nbsp; Women with coronary artery disease require further study, as they have a higher risk than men for both adverse physical and psychological outcomes. Therefore, the purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore the basic psychosocial process of women recovering from coronary stent placement following an acute cardiac event. The touchstone for the study was based on symbolic interactionism and&nbsp;feminist theory.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Method: Grounded theory methodology was used to answer the research question, ?How do women experience inner strength during their recovery from coronary stent placement following an acute coronary event?? Data analysis was based on the constant comparative method.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Results: Twelve women aged 41-81years old and with a confirmed diagnosis of a myocardial infarction participated in the study. The conflict termed as ?changing patterns of fear? was the basic psychosocial problem faced by the women as they recovered from post-infarction stent placement. The basic psychosocial process that the women utilized to resolve the problem of fear was identified as ?living a new normal.? Five distinct stages emerged to resolve the conflict: (1) uncertainty in seeking help, (2) rapid changing, (3) evolving patterns, (4) reminiscing the past, and (5) spiritual solace.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Conclusion: The study findings can assist nurses worldwide to enhance well-being and support for women living with heart disease. The current study contributes to the growing body of global research on women, furthering evidence to improve outcomes for women utilizing gender-sensitive nursing practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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