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The drama of being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and undergoing surgery for two different procedures:open repair and endovascular techniques

Författare och institution:
Monica Pettersson (Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa); Ingegerd Bergbom (Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Vascular Nursing, 28 ( 1 ) s. 2-10
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The purpose of this study is to describe and interpret what it means for patients to be diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and how they experience treatment. AAA is usually asymptomatic and often discovered coincidentally in conjunction with a diagnostic workup for other medical problems. Twenty patients who had undergone 2 different surgical procedures were sequentially invited for interviews 1 month following surgery. A hermeneutic approach was used. For all patients three themes emerged: an inability to come to terms with a life-threatening condition, a sense of living on borrowed time, and a sense of being granted a new lease on life. The theme that emerged for patients with open repair was that diagnosis with AAA was an ordeal to endure, while the theme for patients who underwent endovascular treatment was a sense of gratitude, security, and insecurity. Once the aneurysm was discovered patients were convinced that they were both blessed and saved, along with a sense of gratitude. Pre- and postoperative nursing care strategies can be developed based on the findings from this study.
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2010-02-27 14:34
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2011-09-29 10:42

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