Kvinnors upplevelse av informationen de får efter insjunknandet i hjärtinfarkt, samt vilken information de efterfrågar -En litteraturstudie

by Algerin, Karin; Lundahl, Sofie

Abstract (Summary)
Myocardial infarction is a big health problem in Sweden. Between the years 1987-2004 about 56 000 people have suffered from an acute myocardial infarction. In many studies men have been the main focus. That means that the findings don’t represent women. Women may have different symptoms than men, because of this the women are often diagnosed wrong, and get treatment long after men. The aim of this study is to describe how women experience the information they are given after a Myocardial infarction, and what sort of information they request. A literature review is chosen for this study. Ten articles are analysed, they answered the question formulations and the aim of the study. The result of this study is that women’s needs of information are great and women need individual information. If this is neglected the women’s recovery is prolonged. Information can also be a form of support. Women want to know why this happened and what the illness is going to mean for their lives. When women are informed they feel supported. They can also get support and information from cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Nurses should build a relationship with the patient based on respect and trust.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:women myocardial infarction information support


Date of Publication:02/06/2008

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