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

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Mohammad Mojalli 1 , Hossein Karimi Moonaghi 2 , * , Shahla Khosravan 3 , Ali Mohammadpure 3

1 Department of Postgraduate, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran

How to Cite: Mojalli M , Karimi Moonaghi H , Khosravan S , Mohammadpure A . Dealing with Coronary Artery Disease in Early Encountering: A Qualitative Study, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 8(4):e11851.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 8 (4); e11851
Published Online: December 01, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 19, 2017
Accepted: August 26, 2014

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Patients,Coronary Artery Disease,Qualitative Research,Iran

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