Dealing with Coronary Artery Disease in Early Encountering: A Qualitative Study

Mojalli, Mohammad and Moonaghi, Hossein Karimi and Khosravan, Shahla and Mohammadpure, Ali (2014) Dealing with Coronary Artery Disease in Early Encountering: A Qualitative Study. International cardiovascular research journal, 8 (4). p. 166.

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Background: The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is rising in industrial and developing countries. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease. Thus, understanding the signs and risk factors of CAD from the patients’ perspective and their ways of dealing with this disease is of vital importance. Objectives: This qualitative study aimed to explore the Iranian patients’ viewpoints about CAD and how they dealt with it in their first encounter. Patients and Methods: This study was a qualitative content analysis conducted on 18 patients with CAD. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Initially, purposeful sampling was performed followed by maximum variety. Sampling continued until data saturation. Then, all the interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. After all, the data were analyzed by constant comparative analysis using MAXQUDA2010 software. Results: The themes manifested in this study included “invasion of disease” with subthemes of “warning signs” and “risk factors” and “confrontation strategies” with subthemes of “seeking for information”, “follow-up”, and “control measures”. Conclusions: The results of this study described the patients’ perceptions of CAD and how they dealt with this disorder in early encountering. Based on the results, physicians and nurses should focus on empowerment of patients by facilitating this process as well as by educating them with regards to dealing with CAD.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2017 07:40
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 07:40

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