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dc.contributor.supervisor Sawatzky, Jo-Ann (Nursing) en
dc.contributor.author Throndson, Karen Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-08T20:25:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-08T20:25:52Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-08T20:25:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4496
dc.description.abstract Interventional technologies such as elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)are increasingly used to manage the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD); however, this treatment approach is associated with poor risk factor management. The purpose of this study was to understand the factors that influence the health behaviors of elective PCI patients. A qualitative approach, using Interpretive Description, was used to explore the ten participants’ healthcare experiences, their perceptions of CAD, and the rationale for their health choices. This generated a profile of these individuals and their post-PCI health behaviours. Health behaviours were influenced by multiple factors and are reflected in the themes: what a relief – I’m better; uncertainty about their future health; the importance of relations; and barriers to lifestyle change. These findings not only extend our understanding of the elective PCI patients’ health behaviour choices but also provides insight into key areas to target for improving health service delivery. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject qualitative en
dc.subject interview en
dc.subject elective angioplasty en
dc.subject percutaneous coronary intervention en
dc.subject health behaviours en
dc.subject lifestyle changes en
dc.subject tertiary prevention en
dc.subject beliefs en
dc.subject perceptions en
dc.subject experiences en
dc.subject health services en
dc.title Exploring the health behaviour practices of elective ad-hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Schultz, Annette (Nursing) Kaufert, Joseph (Community Health Sciences) en
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en
dc.description.note May 2011 en


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