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Rural patients’ experience of education, surveillance, and self-care support after heart disease related hospitalisation : a qualitative study

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dc.contributor University of Akureyri
dc.contributor.author Jóhannsdóttir, Þórunn Björg
dc.contributor.author Ingadóttir, Brynja
dc.contributor.author Svavarsdóttir, Margrét Hrönn
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-18T01:02:41Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T01:02:41Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-29
dc.identifier.citation Jóhannsdóttir , Þ B , Ingadóttir , B & Svavarsdóttir , M H 2021 , ' Rural patients’ experience of education, surveillance, and self-care support after heart disease related hospitalisation : a qualitative study ' , International Journal of Circumpolar Health , vol. 80 , no. 1 , 2007667 , pp. 2007667 . https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2021.2007667
dc.identifier.issn 1239-9736
dc.identifier.other PURE: 43761670
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 098d5f2b-0685-43a1-a3c5-75ab3823c020
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85120179076
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2764
dc.description The study was funded by the Icelandic Regional Development Institute, the Icelandic Nurses’ Association Research Fund, and the University of Akureyri Research Fund. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
dc.description.abstract People living in rural Iceland have a higher rate of cardiovascular risk factors and healthcare utilisation compared to people in urban areas. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of people with coronary heart disease, living in rural Iceland regarding patient education, surveillance, and self-care support. The participants (N = 14, age 52‒79 years, 8 male), were interviewed 6 to 12 months after hospital discharge following a cardiac event (in 2018‒2019). Systematic text-condensation was used for analysis. The findings were categorised into three main themes: Education and support describes inadequate patient education and support from health-care professionals after discharge from hospital and how the internet was the main information source supplemented with spouse’s and family support. Local healthcare services describe the lack of and importance of access to health-care professionals, stable services, and underutilisation of telemedicine and primary healthcare in the local area, and Self-care behaviour describes the lack of professional support with lifestyle changes and how the participants manage self-care as well as their attitudes towards the disease. The results indicate that access to continuous healthcare services and person-centred support focusing on prevention strategies are widely impaired in rural areas in Iceland.
dc.format.extent 2007667
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Circumpolar Health; 80(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Kransæðasjúkdómar
dc.subject Sjúklingafræðsla
dc.subject Dreifbýli
dc.subject Fjarlækningar
dc.subject Coronary heart disease
dc.subject lifestyle
dc.subject patient education
dc.subject qualitative research
dc.subject rural health
dc.subject self-care
dc.subject telemedicine
dc.subject Epidemiology
dc.subject Health (social science)
dc.subject Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.title Rural patients’ experience of education, surveillance, and self-care support after heart disease related hospitalisation : a qualitative study
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.pmid 34839809
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2021.2007667
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dc.contributor.department Faculty of Nursing
dc.contributor.department Other departments


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