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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158505
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome: Health Concerns, Symptoms and Treatments
Abstract:
Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome: Health Concerns, Symptoms and Treatments
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Scordo, Kristine, PhD, ACNP, ANP
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Title:Graduate Program Director
Contact Address:Nursing Department, Colonel Glen Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA
Contact Telephone:937-775-2628
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is the most common valvular heart disease
with millions of people newly diagnosed each year. Anecdotal reports by
individuals with MVP syndrome indicate a variety of frightening symptoms,
including chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, migraine
headaches, lightheadedness, fatigue, dizziness on standing, mood swings,
and anxiety or panic attacks. Individuals with these symptoms often seek
help in emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and primary care offices.
However, little is known about the profile and the effects of these
symptoms on the individual's role status, and use of health care services.
The conceptual framework that guided the study was built on the work of
Lenz and colleagues who proposed a theory of unpleasant symptoms. A
descriptive cross-sectional design was used to develop a profile of health
concerns, symptoms and treatments, and to examine the relationships of
symptoms to functional and role status and use of health care services for
patients diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse syndrome. The sample of 837
persons completed a MVPS symptom checklist and survey, MUIS, SF-36, STAI,
MOS Social Support, and Food Frequency Questionnaire. Descriptive
statistics, multiple regression analysis and structural equation modeling
were used to answer the research questions. Findings suggest that older
age, lack of social support, higher anxiety and lack of regular exercise
predict MVPS symptoms. There was limited support for the overall
theoretical model. The results support previous clinical anecdotal reports
that individuals with MVPS are symptomatic despite medication use, and are
frequent users of health care services. The study highlights the need for
interventions that focus on symptom management and improving physical
functioning. Interventions that can attenuate perceptions of uncertainty
require further investigation because of their potential to affect health
care costs in decreasing emergency room visits.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome: Health Concerns, Symptoms and Treatmentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158505-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome: Health Concerns, Symptoms and Treatments</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Scordo, Kristine, PhD, ACNP, ANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Program Director</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, Colonel Glen Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">937-775-2628</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kscordo@cinci.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is the most common valvular heart disease <br/> with millions of people newly diagnosed each year. Anecdotal reports by <br/> individuals with MVP syndrome indicate a variety of frightening symptoms, <br/> including chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, migraine <br/> headaches, lightheadedness, fatigue, dizziness on standing, mood swings, <br/> and anxiety or panic attacks. Individuals with these symptoms often seek <br/> help in emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and primary care offices. <br/> However, little is known about the profile and the effects of these <br/> symptoms on the individual's role status, and use of health care services. <br/> The conceptual framework that guided the study was built on the work of <br/> Lenz and colleagues who proposed a theory of unpleasant symptoms. A <br/> descriptive cross-sectional design was used to develop a profile of health <br/> concerns, symptoms and treatments, and to examine the relationships of <br/> symptoms to functional and role status and use of health care services for <br/> patients diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse syndrome. The sample of 837 <br/> persons completed a MVPS symptom checklist and survey, MUIS, SF-36, STAI, <br/> MOS Social Support, and Food Frequency Questionnaire. Descriptive <br/> statistics, multiple regression analysis and structural equation modeling <br/> were used to answer the research questions. Findings suggest that older <br/> age, lack of social support, higher anxiety and lack of regular exercise <br/> predict MVPS symptoms. There was limited support for the overall <br/> theoretical model. The results support previous clinical anecdotal reports <br/> that individuals with MVPS are symptomatic despite medication use, and are <br/> frequent users of health care services. The study highlights the need for <br/> interventions that focus on symptom management and improving physical <br/> functioning. Interventions that can attenuate perceptions of uncertainty <br/> require further investigation because of their potential to affect health <br/> care costs in decreasing emergency room visits.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:07:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:07:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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