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dc.contributor.supervisorSawatzky, Jo-Ann (Nursing)en
dc.contributor.authorThrondson, Karen Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-08T20:25:52Z
dc.date.available2011-04-08T20:25:52Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-08T20:25:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4496
dc.description.abstractInterventional 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.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectqualitativeen
dc.subjectinterviewen
dc.subjectelective angioplastyen
dc.subjectpercutaneous coronary interventionen
dc.subjecthealth behavioursen
dc.subjectlifestyle changesen
dc.subjecttertiary preventionen
dc.subjectbeliefsen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.subjectexperiencesen
dc.subjecthealth servicesen
dc.titleExploring the health behaviour practices of elective ad-hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patientsen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeSchultz, Annette (Nursing) Kaufert, Joseph (Community Health Sciences)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Nursing (M.N.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2011en


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