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Index de Enfermería

On-line version ISSN 1699-5988Print version ISSN 1132-1296

Abstract

SANCHO CANTUS, David; SOLANO RUIZ, Carmen  and  SOLERA GOMEZ, Silvia. Previous knowledge of women in coronary heart disease: a phenomenological study. Index Enferm [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.3, pp.129-133. ISSN 1699-5988.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962015000200003.

Introduction: The coronary heart disease has different characteristics according to gender in aspects such as its presentation, diagnostic or therapeutic approach. Objective: to know the previous knowledge that women have as far as the coronary disease is concerned. Method: Phenomenological qualitative study in 17 women who suffered Ischemic Heart Disease. Data collection performed by means of semistructured interview. The Giorgi method was used to carry out this analysis. Results: The results prove a lack of previous knowledge and a contempt of the initial symptoms. Conclusion: There is a lack of previous knowledge in women on his coronary heart disease.

Keywords : Perception; Myocardical ischaemia; Gender and health; Qualitative research.

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