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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160478
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Treatment seeking decisions of women with symptoms of acute myocardial infarction
Abstract:
Treatment seeking decisions of women with symptoms of acute myocardial infarction
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Arslanian-Engoren, Cynthia, PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing - Room 2176, 400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
Women are more likely than men to die after a myocardial infarction, yet less likely to seek medical attention after the onset of initial symptoms. Explanations for these delays have been linked to low perceptions of heart disease risk and the lack of association of initial symptoms as significant indicators of an acute cardiac event. While not negating the importance of these variables, they do not speak to the values, attitudes or beliefs that underlie women’s decision to seek emergency care. Purpose: To facilitate a better understanding of the decision-making processes of women who seek emergency evaluation for symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction. As such, this study will investigate the values, beliefs, and cognitive processes used by women to evaluate their symptoms and subsequent need for emergency evaluation and treatment. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: A feminist poststructuralist perspective provides the framework for this study. Subjects: Women (n=10) hospitalized for a first-time acute myocardial infarction. Method: A semi-structured interview approach will be used to ask women to identify salient signs and symptoms that prompted their decision to seek emergency evaluation. Next, women will be asked to describe their initial interpretation of their symptoms and to identify the basis for that belief. Lastly, women will be asked to discuss whether or not their experience with an acute myocardial infarction was congruent or incongruent with their cognitive representation of the event. When patients feel that they have adequately and completely described their experience, the interview will be considered complete. Results/Conclusions: Descriptive and qualitative content analysis will be conducted. Content analysis will be performed on the narrative descriptions. The unit of analysis for the investigation will be the collective experiences of the participants. Data analysis, findings, and implications are expected to be completed December of 2003.
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.titleTreatment seeking decisions of women with symptoms of acute myocardial infarctionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160478-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Treatment seeking decisions of women with symptoms of acute 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Arslanian-Engoren, Cynthia, PhD, RN</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 - Room 2176, 400 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Women are more likely than men to die after a myocardial infarction, yet less likely to seek medical attention after the onset of initial symptoms. Explanations for these delays have been linked to low perceptions of heart disease risk and the lack of association of initial symptoms as significant indicators of an acute cardiac event. While not negating the importance of these variables, they do not speak to the values, attitudes or beliefs that underlie women&rsquo;s decision to seek emergency care. Purpose: To facilitate a better understanding of the decision-making processes of women who seek emergency evaluation for symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction. As such, this study will investigate the values, beliefs, and cognitive processes used by women to evaluate their symptoms and subsequent need for emergency evaluation and treatment. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: A feminist poststructuralist perspective provides the framework for this study. Subjects: Women (n=10) hospitalized for a first-time acute myocardial infarction. Method: A semi-structured interview approach will be used to ask women to identify salient signs and symptoms that prompted their decision to seek emergency evaluation. Next, women will be asked to describe their initial interpretation of their symptoms and to identify the basis for that belief. Lastly, women will be asked to discuss whether or not their experience with an acute myocardial infarction was congruent or incongruent with their cognitive representation of the event. When patients feel that they have adequately and completely described their experience, the interview will be considered complete. Results/Conclusions: Descriptive and qualitative content analysis will be conducted. Content analysis will be performed on the narrative descriptions. The unit of analysis for the investigation will be the collective experiences of the participants. Data analysis, findings, and implications are expected to be completed December of 2003.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:58:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:58:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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