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The desire for involvement in healthcare, anxiety and coping in patients and their partners after a myocardial infarction
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5403-4183
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Skåne University Hospital and Lund University,Lund, Sweden.
The Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 461-467Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background:There is a lack of data about the information preferences of patients and their partners after a myocardial infarction. Aim:This paper explores anxiety, depression, coping and the desire to be actively involved in care in relation to age, gender and education level in myocardial infarction patients and partners. Methods:One hundred and twenty-eight patients and their partners answered the Swedish version of the Krantz Health Opinion Survey, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the Mastery Scale one year after the patient's myocardial infarction. Results:More active roles in decision-making during care were desired by females, younger patients and partners, and patients and partners with higher education levels. Female partners reported more anxiety than male partners, and female patients reported more depression than male patients. No differences between groups were detected in coping; overall coping was rated high. Conclusions:Secondary prevention should consist of person-centred support to both the patients and their partners, since factors such as age, gender and education level can influence information preferences during patient care.

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2013. Vol. 12, no 5, p. 461-467
Keywords [en]
Myocardial infarction, information, Krantz Health Opinion Survey, anxiety, depression, gender, age, education level, coping, patient, partner
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32400DOI: 10.1177/1474515112472269ISI: 000324756300007PubMedID: 23303764Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84884692290OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-32400DiVA, id: diva2:664452
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Contributor: the SAMMI-study group (Sexual and Marital life in a Myocardial Infarction context)

Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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