Tales from the Heart: Rural American Women's Experience with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153014
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Presentation
Title:
Tales from the Heart: Rural American Women's Experience with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Abstract:
Tales from the Heart: Rural American Women's Experience with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Madison, Holly Evans, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Maria College
Title:Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:  Historically, women have been underrepresented in research regarding coronary heart disease (CHD) and assumptions have been made based on what has been uncovered regarding men's experience with CHD. However, recently researchers have found that women differ from men in the development, expression, and outcomes of CHD. Therefore, it is important to gain insight into U.S. women's experiences with the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) in order to develop innovate approaches to meet their needs and to assure the best possible outcomes.
Methods: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted from the purposeful sample of ten women from rural New England who had been diagnosed with CHD. Results:  Six themes emerged that describe the women's experiences with the diagnosis and treatment for CHD. They were: It?s all about me; Is it my heart?  Too many balls in the air; Health promotion - one from column A; Facing mortality: and But I love it here!. Conclusion:  Nurses have a vital role in providing education and support for women who have been diagnosed with CHD to assure the best possible outcomes.  To enhance outcomes, women must be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of the disease, the risk factors, and components of a heart healthy lifestyle.  In addition, the data from this study suggests that women have psychosocial needs that must also be addressed when diagnosed with CHD.  Therefore it is necessary that healthcare delivery systems be in place that supports not only their physical needs, but the women?s psychosocial needs as well.
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.titleTales from the Heart: Rural American Women's Experience with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153014-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Tales from the Heart: Rural American Women's Experience with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Madison, Holly Evans, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Maria College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hollyevansmadison@gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; Historically, women have been underrepresented in research regarding coronary heart disease (CHD) and assumptions have been made based on what has been uncovered regarding men's experience with CHD. However, recently researchers have found that women differ from men in the development, expression, and outcomes of CHD. Therefore, it is important to gain insight into U.S. women's experiences with the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) in order to develop innovate approaches to meet their needs and to assure the best possible outcomes. <br/>Methods: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted from the purposeful sample of ten women from rural New England who had been diagnosed with CHD. Results:&nbsp; Six themes emerged that describe the women's experiences with the diagnosis and treatment for CHD. They were: It?s all about me; Is it my heart?&nbsp; Too many balls in the air; Health promotion - one from column A; Facing mortality: and But I love it here!. Conclusion:&nbsp; Nurses have a vital role in providing education and support for women who have been diagnosed with CHD to assure the best possible outcomes.&nbsp; To enhance outcomes, women must be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of the disease, the risk factors, and components of a heart healthy lifestyle.&nbsp; In addition, the data from this study suggests that women have psychosocial needs that must also be addressed when diagnosed with CHD.&nbsp; Therefore it is necessary that healthcare delivery systems be in place that supports not only their physical needs, but the women?s psychosocial needs as well.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:58:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:58:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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