Women's experiences of how their recovery process is promoted after a first myocardial infarction: Implications for cardiac rehabilitation care
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 11, 30633Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: After a myocardial infarction and discharge from the hospital a recovery process follows for the women. In order to facilitate their recovery, both a preventive and promotive perspective should be taken into consideration. Despite this, today´s healthcare focuses more on prevention and thus research into the promotion of women’s recovery process is needed.
Aim: To explore how women’s recovery processes are promoted after a first myocardial infarction
Methods: The study had an explorative and descriptive design based on qualitative content analysis.
Findings: The women’s recovery process was promoted through using external and internal resources as well as embracing behaviour, social and psychological dimensions. The women embraced these dimensions to a varying extent and this process led to them being able to take in a new perspective on life.
Conclusions: The women’s personal recovery is a multidirectional process with a desire to develop and approach a new perspective on life. It is important for cardiac rehabilitation nurses to not only focus on lifestyle changes and social support, but also on working actively with the women’s inner strength in order to promote the personal recovery of the women. Furthermore, it would be interesting to investigate men’s experiences of how their recovery process after a first Myocardial infarction is promoted.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 11, 30633
myocardial infarction, promote, qualitative content analysis, recovery process, women
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24426DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v11.30633PubMedID: 27172514ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84980662316OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24426DiVA: diva2:740580
Included in thesis in manuscript (preprint) version.2014-08-252014-08-252016-08-25Bibliographically approved