Hälsorelaterad livskvalitet efter genomgången hjärtinfarkt
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Myocardial infarction, quality of life, physical health, psychological health, coping strategies, sense of coherence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-307417DiVA: diva2:1046898
Subject / course
Registered Nurse Programme