TOD, A. (2008). Exploring the meaning of recovery following myocardial infarction. Nursing standard, 23 (3), 35-42.Full text not available from this repository.
Aim: To explore the meaning of recovery from the perspective of patients who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) and their carers.Method: Constructivist grounded theory was used, incorporating individual and group interviews. Twenty-four cardiac support group members (15 patients and nine carers) participated in a group interview. Ten patients were individually interviewed six to nine months after MI.Findings: Following an MI, participants felt different from how they were as a person' before the MI. Recovery was therefore an ongoing process that involved learning to live with that difference. 'Watchful insecurity' emerged as a core category in explaining recovery from the participants' perspective. Recovery was depicted as a series of 'peaks and troughs'.Conclusion: The individual nature of each person's recovery pathway can be used to develop acceptable and accessible services to support recovery following MI.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||myocardial infarction, patients, psychology, research|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Health and Social Care Research|
|Depositing User:||Caroline Fixter|
|Date Deposited:||30 Apr 2010 15:07|
|Last Modified:||30 Apr 2010 15:07|
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