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Title: What do patients think about while waiting for myocardial revascularization?
Other Titles: Critical Pathways in Cardiology: A Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Authors: Mendonça, Kelminda Maria Bulhões
Andrade, Tarcísio Matos de
Keywords: Doctor-patient relationship;Myocardial revascularization;Patients
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Objectives: Coronary artery disease constitutes a public health issue involving high mortality rates. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the feelings and perception of patients hospitalized before myocardial revascularization and to explore doctor–patient interactions before cardiac surgery with special attention to existential challenges. Study Design: A qualitative, exploratory study involving patients admitted to a university teaching hospital in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, awaiting myocardial revascularization. Methods: The data were obtained from in-depth interviews that followed a previously defined script based on the study objectives. The data collected at each interview were allocated into content blocks in common with the selected categories and illustrated by quotations from the patients’ speech. Twelve patients were interviewed. Data collection was closed when saturation was achieved, in the sense that new main issues did not appear in subsequent dialogues. Results: The various strategies used by the patients to administer their emotions during the period preceding myocardial revascularization highlight the importance that factors of a subjective nature acquire at this specific time in their lives. The patients recognized the benefit of being able to discuss their heart problems as a means of diminishing their fear and anxiety. Conclusions: It is vital for the medical team to be more supportive and understanding concerning the emotions experienced by the patients in the period preceding myocardial revascularization. This study emphasizes the importance of the task of helping patients administer their perceptions and feelings and even planning their life while awaiting myocardial revascularization.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p. 188–191
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/15957
ISSN: 1535-282X
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