ID 83942
Author
Yasuhara, Yuko Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Takada, Sanae Department of Nursing, Kyoto Tachibana University
Tanioka, Tetsuya Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kawanishi, Chiemi Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School KAKEN Search Researchers
Locsin, Rozzano C. Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
transitional phase from hospitalization to discharge
experience of patients
ischemic heart disease
outpatient-nursing
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of patients with
ischemic heart disease (IHD) during the transitional phase from hospitalization to discharge.
Twenty-four patients who experienced IHD for the first time comprised the sample
of the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted during the transitional phase.
The results of the qualitative inductive analysis showed two categories of illness experience
: (i) the connection of heart attack experience with the self, and (ii) the instability
of the self as a patient with heart disease. The participants were found to vacillate between
the self as patient with a heart disease and the typical self before the disease onset.
The transitional phase is the time when patients experience changes in their symptoms
and physical conditions rather than a condition of stability signifying recovery.
Patients are expected to manage the symptoms of their heart disease by themselves ;
however the participants showed signs and symptoms of confusion and anxiety about
facilitating their own care. These findings suggest the importance of outpatient nursing
practice focusing on the support and emphasis on nursing interventions for patient anxiety
and alleviation of confusion through the management of symptoms of heart disease
after discharge.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
57
Issue
3-4
Start Page
293
End Page
304
Sort Key
293
Published Date
2010-08
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences