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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158595
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Navigating to Safe Harbor: Problems and Processes of Living with Heart Failure
Abstract:
Navigating to Safe Harbor: Problems and Processes of Living with Heart Failure
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Zambroski, Cheryl
P.I. Institution Name:University of Louisville
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 555 South Floyd Street, Room 3019, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA
Contact Telephone:502.852.8388
Heart failure has long been recognized as a major health problem in the United States. In fact, in 1996 the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute proposed that heart failure is occurring in epidemic proportions. Although literature abounds regarding epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies, little is known about how heart failure affects adults' daily lives. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the lived experience of adults who have heart failure. Principles of naturalistic inquiry and grounded theory were used to describe problems, challenges, and processes of living with heart failure. Six women and five men participated in in-depth interviews lasting from 40 minutes to one hour and 40 minutes. Data were collected and analyzed using the constant, comparative method. Codes, categories, and themes emerged and a model was created to depict the findings. Participants' use of language referring to wind and water in describing their heart failure symptoms led to discovery of navigating and aspects of navigational science as metaphors for living with heart failure. The three main categories of the resulting model were called Experiencing Turbulence, Navigating, and Finding Safe Harbor. Implications for nursing practice include the use of the model in identifying nursing interventions particularly directed towards enhancing self-management skills for those who live with heart failure.
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.titleNavigating to Safe Harbor: Problems and Processes of Living with Heart Failureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158595-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Navigating to Safe Harbor: Problems and Processes of Living with Heart Failure</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zambroski, Cheryl</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Louisville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 555 South Floyd Street, Room 3019, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">502.852.8388</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cahoyt01@louisville.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Heart failure has long been recognized as a major health problem in the United States. In fact, in 1996 the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute proposed that heart failure is occurring in epidemic proportions. Although literature abounds regarding epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies, little is known about how heart failure affects adults' daily lives. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the lived experience of adults who have heart failure. Principles of naturalistic inquiry and grounded theory were used to describe problems, challenges, and processes of living with heart failure. Six women and five men participated in in-depth interviews lasting from 40 minutes to one hour and 40 minutes. Data were collected and analyzed using the constant, comparative method. Codes, categories, and themes emerged and a model was created to depict the findings. Participants' use of language referring to wind and water in describing their heart failure symptoms led to discovery of navigating and aspects of navigational science as metaphors for living with heart failure. The three main categories of the resulting model were called Experiencing Turbulence, Navigating, and Finding Safe Harbor. Implications for nursing practice include the use of the model in identifying nursing interventions particularly directed towards enhancing self-management skills for those who live with heart failure.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:12:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:12:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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