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dc.contributor.authorKrukow, Belva
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-01T19:02:00Z
dc.date.available2010-11-01T19:02:00Z
dc.date.issued1994-04
dc.identifier.other1994 .K939
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2092/1451
dc.description118 leavesen_US
dc.description.abstractTo illuminate stress as it is experienced in the everyday life of men between the ages of 50-70 who have had a myocardial infarction, a sample of ten men were individually interviewed. A control group consisting of ten men who stated that they were healthy and who resided in a rural community setting was contrasted with the sample group. The conceptual framework for this study was based on Parse's (1985) nursing theory, Man-Living-Health. Denzin's (1989) interpretive interactionism methodology was used for data analysis. Results showed chronic stress followed by a period of no stress, then another period of stress followed shortly by MI in the study group. Although the control group experienced significant stress, they were able to achieve balance in their lives perhaps due to increased imphasis [sic] on spiritual values. The Holmes & Rahe scale proved of controversial value. This research promotes human participation in health, individual control of health and has implications for nursing autonomy. When the person is overpowered by environment or health, balance can be restored with the person at the center and in control with environment and health in proper perspective. Key words: stress, lived experience, myocardial infarction, interpretive interactionism, and epiphany.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDrake Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDrake University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences;1994
dc.subjectStress (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectMyocardial infarctionen_US
dc.titleThe Meaning of Stress in Men Who Have Sustained a Myocardial Infarctionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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