The information and support needs of Faroese women hospitalised with an acute coronary syndrome

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2010, 19 (9-10), pp. 1352 - 1361
Issue Date:
2010-01
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Aim and objectives. The aim of this study was to describe the information and support needs of Faroese women after their hospitalisation for acute coronary syndrome. The Faroe Islands are located between Iceland and Norway. There are no published studies examining recovery for women following an acute cardiac event. Background. Coronary heart disease remains the greatest killer of women worldwide, including on the Faroe Islands. Describing womens experiences of their recovery processes following acute coronary syndrome can enable timely information and support for the women who are affected. It is important that this information is tailored to the cultural context of women. Design. This qualitative study used a descriptive-exploratory approach. Method. Data were obtained by semi-structured interviews with participants three to four weeks after hospital discharge for their first acute coronary syndrome event.
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