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

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160816
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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:Mohamed, Hanem, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Egypt, Tanta University
Title:Medical Surgical
Contact Address:Tanta University, Faculty of Nursing, Tanta, 40, Egypt
Contact Telephone:106995038
Co-Authors:H. F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, Nursing, CWRU, Cleveland, OH; H.F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, Nursing, Tanta University, Egypt, Tanta, EGYPT;
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) is one of the most common diseases among women in Egypt. Mortality rate is actually increasing among women. Women are unaware of gender-specific risk factors and symptoms associated with AMI, and they perceive their symptoms as less serious and not related to their hearts. This perception may lead many women to delay seeking medical help, which reduces their chance for effective treatment. Knowledge of AMI symptoms and perception of symptoms seriousness are required for women to understand the symptoms they are experiencing and to choose the appropriate treatment-seeking behavior. Further, appropriate treatment-seeking behavior would improve women's physiological and psychological outcomes. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and perception of symptoms seriousness on women's treatment-seeking behavior and to assess the relationship between women's treatment-seeking behavior and psychological outcomes. Leventhal's Self-Regulation Theory will be used to guide this study. The theory describes how knowledge and awareness leads the mental and emotional processes that an individual use to evaluate and cope with health-threatening problems. A correlational cross-sectional design will be used to answer the research questions: (1)To what extent do Egyptian women have knowledge about risk factors and symptoms of AMI,(2)What is the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and perception of symptom seriousness on treatment-seeking behavior, and (3) what are the relationships between women's treatment-seeking behavior and psychological outcomes among Egyptian women. A convenience sample of 150 hospitalized women who are experiencing first time AMI and who are physiologically stable will be interviewed using the knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms questionnaires developed from the American Heart Association, Response To Symptoms Questionnaire, Profile of Mood Status, and review of medical records. Results of this study may help health care providers and nurses to develop intervention directed toward women and improve women's cardiac health. Recommendation for health care policy, education and research will also be 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/10755/160816-
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">Mohamed, Hanem, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Egypt, Tanta University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Medical Surgical</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Tanta University, Faculty of Nursing, Tanta, 40, Egypt</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">106995038</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hanemfm@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">H. F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, Nursing, CWRU, Cleveland, OH; H.F. Mohamed, F.A. Gary, Nursing, Tanta University, Egypt, 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. Mortality rate is actually increasing among women. Women are unaware of gender-specific risk factors and symptoms associated with AMI, and they perceive their symptoms as less serious and not related to their hearts. This perception may lead many women to delay seeking medical help, which reduces their chance for effective treatment. Knowledge of AMI symptoms and perception of symptoms seriousness are required for women to understand the symptoms they are experiencing and to choose the appropriate treatment-seeking behavior. Further, appropriate treatment-seeking behavior would improve women's physiological and psychological outcomes. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and perception of symptoms seriousness on women's treatment-seeking behavior and to assess the relationship between women's treatment-seeking behavior and psychological outcomes. Leventhal's Self-Regulation Theory will be used to guide this study. The theory describes how knowledge and awareness leads the mental and emotional processes that an individual use to evaluate and cope with health-threatening problems. A correlational cross-sectional design will be used to answer the research questions: (1)To what extent do Egyptian women have knowledge about risk factors and symptoms of AMI,(2)What is the effect of knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms and perception of symptom seriousness on treatment-seeking behavior, and (3) what are the relationships between women's treatment-seeking behavior and psychological outcomes among Egyptian women. A convenience sample of 150 hospitalized women who are experiencing first time AMI and who are physiologically stable will be interviewed using the knowledge of AMI risk factors and symptoms questionnaires developed from the American Heart Association, Response To Symptoms Questionnaire, Profile of Mood Status, and review of medical records. Results of this study may help health care providers and nurses to develop intervention directed toward women and improve women's cardiac health. Recommendation for health care policy, education and research will also be articulated.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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