Women's Treatment-Seeking Behavior for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Antecedence and Consequences

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158954
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Presentation
Title:
Women's Treatment-Seeking Behavior for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Antecedence and Consequences
Abstract:
Women's Treatment-Seeking Behavior for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Antecedence and Consequences
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Gary, Faye, PhD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Contact Telephone:216-368-5240
Co-Authors:F. Gary, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; H. Mohamed, Nursing, Tanta University, Tanta, EGYPT;
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) is one of the most common diseases among women in Egypt. The mortality and morbidity rates are increasing among young and elderly women. Women are often unaware of gender-specific risk factors and symptoms associated with AMI. Women perceive their symptoms as less serious and not related to their hearts. This perception may lead women to delay seeking medical help, which reduces their chance for effective treatment. Research suggests that knowledge of AMI symptoms and perception of symptoms' seriousness are required for women to understand what they are experiencing and to choose the appropriate treatment-seeking behavior. Appropriate treatment-seeking behavior could improve women's physiological and psychological outcomes. The study's aim is to examine the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and the perception of symptoms' seriousness on women's treatment-seeking behavior and to assess the relationships between women's treatment-seeking behavior and physiological and psychological outcomes. A correlational, cross-sectional design will be used to answer the following research questions: (1) To what extent do Egyptian women have knowledge about risk factors and symptoms of AMI; (2) How do women perceive symptoms of AMI when they experience them; (3) What is the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and perception of symptoms' seriousness on treatment-seeking behavior; and (4) What is the relationship between Egyptian women's treatment-seeking behavior and physiological and psychological outcomes. A convenience sample of 150 women who are experiencing first-time AMI and are physiologically stable will be interviewed before discharge, using the Knowledge of AMI Risk Factors and Symptoms Questionnaire, Response To Symptoms Questionnaire, Profile of Mood State, and review of medical records. Study results may help healthcare providers to develop interventions directed toward improving women's cardiac health. Recommendations for healthcare policy, education and research will be also articulated.
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.titleWomen's Treatment-Seeking Behavior for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Antecedence and Consequencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158954-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women's Treatment-Seeking Behavior for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Antecedence and Consequences</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gary, Faye, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216-368-5240</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fgary@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">F. Gary, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; H. Mohamed, Nursing, Tanta University, Tanta, EGYPT;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) is one of the most common diseases among women in Egypt. The mortality and morbidity rates are increasing among young and elderly women. Women are often unaware of gender-specific risk factors and symptoms associated with AMI. Women perceive their symptoms as less serious and not related to their hearts. This perception may lead women to delay seeking medical help, which reduces their chance for effective treatment. Research suggests that knowledge of AMI symptoms and perception of symptoms' seriousness are required for women to understand what they are experiencing and to choose the appropriate treatment-seeking behavior. Appropriate treatment-seeking behavior could improve women's physiological and psychological outcomes. The study's aim is to examine the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and the perception of symptoms' seriousness on women's treatment-seeking behavior and to assess the relationships between women's treatment-seeking behavior and physiological and psychological outcomes. A correlational, cross-sectional design will be used to answer the following research questions: (1) To what extent do Egyptian women have knowledge about risk factors and symptoms of AMI; (2) How do women perceive symptoms of AMI when they experience them; (3) What is the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and perception of symptoms' seriousness on treatment-seeking behavior; and (4) What is the relationship between Egyptian women's treatment-seeking behavior and physiological and psychological outcomes. A convenience sample of 150 women who are experiencing first-time AMI and are physiologically stable will be interviewed before discharge, using the Knowledge of AMI Risk Factors and Symptoms Questionnaire, Response To Symptoms Questionnaire, Profile of Mood State, and review of medical records. Study results may help healthcare providers to develop interventions directed toward improving women's cardiac health. Recommendations for healthcare policy, education and research will be also articulated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:33:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:33:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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