The Lived Experiences of Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: A hermeneutic- phenomenological study

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Mohammad Abbasi 1 , Nooredin Mohammadi 2 , Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi 3 , Reza Pourmirza Kalhori 4 , Mahmood Shamshiri 5 , *

1 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qon, Iran

2 Department of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Medical Emergencies, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

5 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Abbasi M , Mohammadi N , Nikbakht Nasrabadi A , Pourmirza Kalhori R , Shamshiri M . The Lived Experiences of Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: A hermeneutic- phenomenological study, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2016 ; 5(3):e81470.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 5 (3); e81470
Published Online: September 02, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 10, 2016
Accepted: July 12, 2016

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Abstract

Introduction: : With the increasing rate of ischemic heart disease, the number of coronary artery bypass graft also are increasing. Despite of this rate, the lived experience of patients after coronary artery bypass graft is not clearly uncovered. This study was conducted to uncover the experience of patients after coronary artery bypass graft.

Methods: Hermeneutic phenomenology guided the study. 11 eligible participants (7 males and 4 females) were interviewed with a purposive sampling. The interviews were recorded and converted into text verbatim. After implementation the text the analyses was conducted using six steps proposed by van Manen.

Results: The main theme of the participants was 'flaming the dim light of life’ which consist of subthems: "passion in life" and "continuity of life"

Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that coronary artery bypass leads to  flaming the dim light of life  and  restoring their life. Health care team, especially nurses can use the findings in planning care and education to patients and their families.

Keywords

lived experience coronary artery bypass graft qualitative research

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