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Recovery of midlife women from myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  23153346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We conducted this qualitative study to elicit the experiences of midlife women who survived myocardial infarctions (MIs) and returned home to recover. We selected a phenomenological research method based on the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty. The researcher interviewed eight women ranging in age from 45 to 65. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed using the approach of Thomas and Pollio. For the women in this study, figural themes of the experience of the MI and recovery must be understood within the existential grounds of the body and others. Themes included the following: (a) interference, (b) freedom/unfreedom, (c) knowing/not knowing, and (d) living in fear. Based on the findings of this study, we suggest that women need to be better educated before leaving the hospital. Returning home post MI was a difficult time, and the women in this study felt a support group for female MI survivors was needed.
Authors:
Sherri Stevens; Sandra P Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1096-113     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
a Department of Nursing , Tennessee State University , Murfreesboro , Tennessee , USA.
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