Day-to-Day Experience of Thais Living with Heart Failure: A Phenomenological Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304257
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Day-to-Day Experience of Thais Living with Heart Failure: A Phenomenological Study
Author(s):
Chiaranai, Chantira
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chantira Chiaranai, PhD, RN, chantira@sut.ac.th
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: Although there is a significant body of literature addressing heart failure (HF) epidemiology, physiology, and treatment, little is known about the experiences of Thai patients living with this chronic disease. The primary goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of how Thai patients with HF live with chronic and debilitating illness.

Methods: The phenomenological approach was chosen to investigate the experience of living with HF.' Fifteen men and women Thai patients with HF in New York Heart Association classes I-III, aged 47 and 75 years, were interviewed with open-ended questions. Data were analyzed using qualitative inductive content analysis.

Results: The findings of this study provide in-depth information of what it is like for Thai patients to live with HF. Three themes emerged from the data analysis: 'Identifying losses or changes in their lives', 'Accepting the losses', and 'Regaining some control'

Conclusions: To support patients with HF through the process, nurses need to assess ongoing experiences of patients with HF particularly what sense individual's make of information they have been given about their conditions and how individual's sense of self-worth affects their day-to-day lives. Care can be instigated that helps to support individuals uphold their self-worth but also that supports them to live with losses from altered self-worth if needed.

Keywords:
Phenomenological Study; Lived Experience; Heart Failure
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDay-to-Day Experience of Thais Living with Heart Failure: A Phenomenological Studyen
dc.contributor.authorChiaranai, Chantiraen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChantira Chiaranai, PhD, RN, chantira@sut.ac.then
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304257-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b> Although there is a significant body of literature addressing heart failure (HF) epidemiology, physiology, and treatment, little is known about the experiences of Thai patients living with this chronic disease. The primary goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of how Thai patients with HF live with chronic and debilitating illness. <b></b><p><b><b>Methods: </b></b> The phenomenological approach was chosen to investigate the experience of living with HF.' Fifteen men and women Thai patients with HF in New York Heart Association classes I-III, aged 47 and 75 years, were interviewed with open-ended questions. Data were analyzed using qualitative inductive content analysis. <b></b><p><b><b>Results: </b></b> The findings of this study provide in-depth information of what it is like for Thai patients to live with HF. Three themes emerged from the data analysis: 'Identifying losses or changes in their lives', 'Accepting the losses', and 'Regaining some control' <b></b><p><b><b>Conclusions: </b></b> To support patients with HF through the process, nurses need to assess ongoing experiences<i> </i>of patients with HF particularly what sense individual's make of information they have<i> </i>been given about their conditions<i> </i>and how individual's sense of self-worth affects their day-to-day lives. Care can be instigated that helps to<i> </i>support individuals uphold their self-worth but also<i> </i>that supports them to live with losses from altered self-worth<i> </i>if needed.en
dc.subjectPhenomenological Studyen
dc.subjectLived Experienceen
dc.subjectHeart Failureen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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