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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Acute myocardial infarction is a life-threatening condition and is one of the main causes of death among men and women in Sweden. It is a traumatic experience that has a great impact on the patient’s life, both physically and mentally. Aim: To investigate how a myocardial infarction affects the health-related quality of life in men and women. Method: A literature review was done whereas eleven articles were reviewed, analyzed and compiled. Result: After an acute myocardial infarction both men and woman had a generally reduced health- related quality of life. Women rated their quality of life lower than men within the dimensions of physical factors. For both men and woman the quality of life had a generally improvement over time. The study suggests a relationship between coping strategies and the perceived quality of life. Conclusion: Men and women had a generally reduced health- related quality of life. Women rated their quality of life lower than men within the dimensions of physical factors. Nurses should take part of the patients’ life-world perspective to be able to understand and thus help the patient to a better health-related quality of life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Myocardial infarction, quality of life, physical health, psychological health, coping strategies, sense of coherence
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-307417DiVA: diva2:1046898
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
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Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-15 Last updated: 2016-11-17Bibliographically approved

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