Sjuksköterskans information till hjärtinfarktspatienter för att förhindra oro och rädsla efter sjukhusvistelsen

by Gentzel, Caroline; Peterson, Rebecca

Abstract (Summary)
A major part of the Swedish population suffers from myocardial infarction. A wish in the study is to give nurses an increasing knowledge about what patients with myocardial infarction wish to be informed about so that the nurses can meet these patients as good as possible.The aim is to show what nurses need to inform heart patients about to prevent anxiety and fear after hospital care.The method used was literature reviews where seven articles were reviewed according to Polit, et. al., (2001). The databases used were Cinahl and ELIN.Results: There is a dissonance between what the patient and what the nurse is ranking to be the most important item to be informed about after a myocardial infarction. The patients prioritize information about symptoms and lifestylechanges. The nurses prefer that support in the community is the most important effort to inform about.Discussion: It has come to light what the patients want to have information about and what the nurses feel is important to inform about. It has not come to light if the information from the nurse reduces the patients anxiety and fear after their stay at the hospital.Conclusion: It is important that the patient get a chance to have an active role in the information process and as much as possible get involved in the decision making on what information to give.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:myocardial infarction heart disease nurse information anxiety knowledge education and outcomes


Date of Publication:01/16/2008

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