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Impact on a person's daily life during episodes of supraventricular tachycardia: A qualitative content analysis from a holistic perspective
Skaraborg Hospital of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Holistic Nursing, ISSN 0898-0101, E-ISSN 1552-5724Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: To describe the impact of episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) on a person's daily life from a holistic perspective.

METHOD: A deductive descriptive design was used. Twenty semistructured interviews (12 women and 8 men) were conducted before planned ablation of SVT and were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.

RESULTS: Living with SVT had a complex impact on daily life. Initially, the patients described an inhibited existence due to demands to give up things that they had previously been doing, in case the unpredictable episodes of SVT would occur. The episodes caused fatigue and worry, which together created a barrier for living life to the full by making the person give up undertakings. The patients constantly needed to find short-term and long-term strategies to prevent new episodes from happening.

CONCLUSION: Episodes of SVT entail a complex life situation as the person's entire existence is affected in daily life. To understand the impact of SVT on daily life, nurses and other health care professionals need increased knowledge and understanding to be able to provide support through relevant information and take optimal care measures.

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2016.
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arrhythmia; catheter ablation; holistic nursing; nursing care; supraventricular tachycardia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31879DOI: 10.1177/0898010116639722PubMedID: 27004745OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31879DiVA: diva2:974586
Available from: 2016-09-27 Created: 2016-09-27 Last updated: 2016-09-27

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