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Illness perception and fatigue after myocardial infarction


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Title: Illness perception and fatigue after myocardial infarction
Authors: Alsén, Pia
E-mail: pia.alsen@hv.se
Issue Date: 15-May-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Parts of work: I. Alsén, P., Brink, E. & Persson, L-O. (2008). Patients´ illness perception four months after a myocardial infarction. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(5A), 25-33.
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II. Alsén, P., Brink E. & Persson, L-O. (2008). Living with incomprehensible fatigue after recent myocardial infarction. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64(5), 459-68.
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III. Alsén, P., Brink, E., Brändström, Y., Karlsson, B. & Persson, L-O. Fatigue after myocardial infarction: Relationships with indices of emotional distress, and sociodemographic and clinical variables. (Submitted for publication)

IV.Alsén, P., Brink, E., Brändström, Y., Karlsson, B. & Persson, L-O. Illness perceptions after myocardial infarction; relations to fatigue, emotional distress, and health-related quality of life. (Submitted for publication)
Date of Defence: 2009-06-02
Disputation: Tisdagen den 2 juni 2009, kl 13.00, Hörsal 2118, Arvid Wallgrens Backe, Hus 2, Göteborg,
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Health Care Sciences)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: anxiety
depression
fatigue
health-related quality of life
illness perception
myocardial infarction
Abstract: Treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) has undergone major advances in recent years, including reductions in mortality and hospital stays. To optimize patients’ recovery, secondary preventive strategies are important. However, many patients fail to attend to such programmes. It has been shown that illness perceptions may influence attendance to rehabilitation programmes as well as recovery. Other obstacles are post-MI fatigue and depression. The main focus of the present thesis was to explore i... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7783-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/19633
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