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J Qual Res Health Sci 2015, 4(1): 50-61 Back to browse issues page
Self-management resources following coronary artery bypass graft
dr mozhgan taeby, dr Heidar Ali abedi , dr abass abbasszadeh, dr majid kazemi
associate professor Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
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Introduction: Self-management is a dynamic process in which individuals actively manage their chronic illness. The purpose of this article was to outline self-management resources used by patients following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The choosing of self-management resources by individuals is a personal process which differs based on the individual’s background. Although factors effective on self-management have been determined in previous studies, the self-management resources used by patients after CABG have been overlooked. Method: A qualitative approach based on content analysis was used in this study. Data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews conducted at a cardiac rehabilitation center in Kerman, Iran. Participants comprised 25 patients, 3 nurses, 4 cardiac specialists, and 7 family members. Results: Through data analysis, 8 categories in 3 major themes were extracted. The major themes comprised the basis for patients' self-management resources following CABG intervention. In the first theme, "regaining mental strength", the categories of "Meaning making", "Positive thinking", and "Focus on capability" were identified. The 2 categories of "Thanking God" and "Religious help" caused the formation of the theme "sustaining spiritual-self". In the third theme, "social support", the 3 categories of "Seeking family support", "Contact with peers", and "Seeking health care providers' support" were identified. Conclusion: According to the findings, participants themselves activate psychological, spiritual, and social resources to manage their illness. However, resource activation should be carried out with the support of and through a mutual relationship with health care providers.
Keywords: Self-management, Chronic illness, Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, Qualitative study
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/03/1 | Accepted: 2014/10/3 | Published: 2015/10/1
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taeby M, abedi H A, abbasszadeh A, kazemi M. Self-management resources following coronary artery bypass graft. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2015; 4 (1) :50-61
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Volume 4, Number 1 (6-2015) Back to browse issues page
مجله تحقیقات کیفی در علوم سلامت Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences
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