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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159222
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women's Experience of Symptomatic Heart Disease
Abstract:
Women's Experience of Symptomatic Heart Disease
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Hernandez, Cheri, PhD, RN, CDE
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 6503 Matchette Road, LaSalle, ON, N9J 2J9, Canada
Co-Authors:Karen M. Williamson, MScN, RN; Debbie Kane, RN, MScN, PhD, Associate Professor
It is known that women as well as men are candidates for myocardial infarction (MI) and that women's symptoms of angina or MI may be different than those of men. However, a deep understanding of how women experience angina or MI remains unknown. This knowledge is essential for the development of effective educational materials and programs. The purpose of this focus group research was to explicate the experience of living with heart disease in women diagnosed with angina or MI. Seven women between the ages of 35 and 75 participated in a three-hour focus group, facilitated by an experienced focus group researcher. Four of the participants had already had an MI. The focus group session was audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Members of the research team analyzed the data for themes separately, and then met to agree on the analysis. Women's experience of symptomatic heart disease was found to consist of three major processes, each containing several sub-processes: delaying, denying, and restricting. Contrary to the traditional belief that delaying entry to the health care system is a passive process, participants described delaying as a very active, meaningful process. In addition, women very actively construct their knowledge and experience with heart disease and frequently do so without the help of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals, although this input is desired. The experiences of these seven women reflect the need for changes in the health care relationship, content and design of health care messages, and delivery of cardiac prevention and aftercare programs. Additional focus groups are planned to verify and extend the study results.
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 Experience of Symptomatic Heart Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159222-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women's Experience of Symptomatic Heart Disease</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hernandez, Cheri, PhD, RN, CDE</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 6503 Matchette Road, LaSalle, ON, N9J 2J9, Canada</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Karen M. Williamson, MScN, RN; Debbie Kane, RN, MScN, PhD, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">It is known that women as well as men are candidates for myocardial infarction (MI) and that women's symptoms of angina or MI may be different than those of men. However, a deep understanding of how women experience angina or MI remains unknown. This knowledge is essential for the development of effective educational materials and programs. The purpose of this focus group research was to explicate the experience of living with heart disease in women diagnosed with angina or MI. Seven women between the ages of 35 and 75 participated in a three-hour focus group, facilitated by an experienced focus group researcher. Four of the participants had already had an MI. The focus group session was audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Members of the research team analyzed the data for themes separately, and then met to agree on the analysis. Women's experience of symptomatic heart disease was found to consist of three major processes, each containing several sub-processes: delaying, denying, and restricting. Contrary to the traditional belief that delaying entry to the health care system is a passive process, participants described delaying as a very active, meaningful process. In addition, women very actively construct their knowledge and experience with heart disease and frequently do so without the help of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals, although this input is desired. The experiences of these seven women reflect the need for changes in the health care relationship, content and design of health care messages, and delivery of cardiac prevention and aftercare programs. Additional focus groups are planned to verify and extend the study results.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:49:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:49:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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