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The Experience of Younger Adults Following Myocardial Infarction
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7934-6949
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).
2013 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 762-772Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att belysa meningsupplevelser för personer yngre än 55 år som överlevt sin första hjärtinfarkt. Vi har analyserat 17 intervjuer med fenomenologisk-hermeneutisk metod. Huvudtemat, och det centrala fenomenet var en daglig kamp för att återvinna balansen i livet, vilket inkluderar en existentiell, fysisk och emotionell kamp för att återfå fotfästet i dagligt liv. Efterspelet till denna livshotande händelse involverade en transition/förändringsprocess samtidigt som en ny livsmening skapades. Informanternas berättelser färgades av en energibrist som påverkade deras liv och interagerade med orimliga krav från arbetsgivare och vårdpersonal. Kunskapen från denna studie kan utgöra ett värdefullt tillskott till kvalitetsarbete inom omvårdnad och till utveckling av omvårdnadsinterventioner för hjärtrehabilitering av yngre personer efter hjärtinfarkt.

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The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of the experience of younger people (younger then 55 years) during their first year following a myocardial infarction. We analyzed 17 interviews using a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The core theme and central phenomenon was the everyday fight to redress the balance in Life, which encompassed an existential, physical, and emotional battle to regain a foothold in Daily Life. The aftermath of a Life-threatening event involved a process of transition while at the same time creating a new meaning in Life. Lack of energy and its impact on the complex interplay of midlife combined with unreasonable demands from employers and Health care professionelas seemed to color the experince of the informants. The knowledge gained in this study can constitute a valuable contribution to overall quality Assurance in nursing care and the development of nursing interventions for the cardiac rehabilitation of younger patients.

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Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 23, no 6, p. 762-772
Keywords [en]
heart health, hermeneutics, illness and disease, life-threatening/terminal, phenomenology, Ricoeur
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-14604DOI: 10.1177/1049732313482049ISI: 000336257700005PubMedID: 23515297Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84876812458Local ID: 16537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-14604DiVA, id: diva2:1418125
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

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