Facing New Realities: Experiences of Middle Eastern Women During and Following Myocardial Infarction

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159084
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Presentation
Title:
Facing New Realities: Experiences of Middle Eastern Women During and Following Myocardial Infarction
Abstract:
Facing New Realities: Experiences of Middle Eastern Women During and Following Myocardial Infarction
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Esbai, Nasrat, PhD, MScN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:West Suburban College of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, IL, 60302, USA
Contact Telephone:708-763-1394
Abstract of a dissertation at the University of Miami. Dissertation
supervised by Professor Georgie Labadie.
The purpose of the research was to investigate the experience of Middle
Eastern women living in the United States who had experienced cardiac
symptoms that had led to a myocardial infarction (MI) and its aftermath.
This investigation focused on the gap in knowledge regarding how Middle
Eastern women living in the United States experienced cardiac symptoms
that led to an MI and how they managed their daily lives after an MI.
Research had been conducted in the United States on White, Black, and
Hispanic women in relation to their experiences with myocardial
infarction. No studies were found that described the unique experience of
Middle Eastern women during and following MI. This absence of empirical
investigations among this population was true of quantitative and
qualitative research and studies that utilized grounded theory method. A
voluntary sample of twenty Middle Eastern women was interviewed by the
researcher. This sample was selected from cardiac outpatients in
metropolitan Chicago. A semi-structured questionnaire provided a guide for
probing and discussing the experience of MI. Data were analyzed using the
constant comparative method outlined by Glaser and Strauss (1967). The
resulting taxonomy included the core category, Facing New Realities, and
the categories of Getting Body Messages, Seeking Help, Getting Help,
Hearing the News, Learning New Things, and Adapting to a Changed
Lifestyle. The unique findings from this study suggested that Middle
Eastern women did not understand that they were having cardiac symptoms
prior to the MI and that their experiences throughout the process unfolded
within the context of family relationships. The overall results of this
study suggested that these Middle Eastern women, not markedly different
from other women throughout, exhibited physical and emotional stamina in
their responses to heart attack and that they faced their fears as they
persevered.
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.titleFacing New Realities: Experiences of Middle Eastern Women During and Following Myocardial Infarctionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159084-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Facing New Realities: Experiences of Middle Eastern Women During and Following Myocardial Infarction</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">Esbai, Nasrat, PhD, MScN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">West Suburban College of Nursing</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">College of Nursing, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, IL, 60302, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">708-763-1394</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">NE7413@sbcglobal.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Abstract of a dissertation at the University of Miami. Dissertation <br/> supervised by Professor Georgie Labadie.<br/> The purpose of the research was to investigate the experience of Middle <br/> Eastern women living in the United States who had experienced cardiac <br/> symptoms that had led to a myocardial infarction (MI) and its aftermath. <br/> This investigation focused on the gap in knowledge regarding how Middle <br/> Eastern women living in the United States experienced cardiac symptoms <br/> that led to an MI and how they managed their daily lives after an MI. <br/> Research had been conducted in the United States on White, Black, and <br/> Hispanic women in relation to their experiences with myocardial <br/> infarction. No studies were found that described the unique experience of <br/> Middle Eastern women during and following MI. This absence of empirical <br/> investigations among this population was true of quantitative and <br/> qualitative research and studies that utilized grounded theory method. A <br/> voluntary sample of twenty Middle Eastern women was interviewed by the <br/> researcher. This sample was selected from cardiac outpatients in <br/> metropolitan Chicago. A semi-structured questionnaire provided a guide for <br/> probing and discussing the experience of MI. Data were analyzed using the <br/> constant comparative method outlined by Glaser and Strauss (1967). The <br/> resulting taxonomy included the core category, Facing New Realities, and <br/> the categories of Getting Body Messages, Seeking Help, Getting Help, <br/> Hearing the News, Learning New Things, and Adapting to a Changed <br/> Lifestyle. The unique findings from this study suggested that Middle <br/> Eastern women did not understand that they were having cardiac symptoms <br/> prior to the MI and that their experiences throughout the process unfolded <br/> within the context of family relationships. The overall results of this <br/> study suggested that these Middle Eastern women, not markedly different <br/> from other women throughout, exhibited physical and emotional stamina in <br/> their responses to heart attack and that they faced their fears as they <br/> persevered.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:41:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:41:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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