FSD2323 Men's Experiences of Myocardial Infarction 1997-1998

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  • Lampi, Hannu (Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia. Terveydenhuollon erityisalojen osaamisyhteis√∂ [Knowledge community for specialised fields in healthcare])


cardiovascular diseases, health, heart diseases, hospitalization, lifestyle and behaviour, medical care, men, patients


The interview study charted male experiences of myocardial infarction (commonly known as 'heart attack' or 'heart failure') from the viewpoints of coping with a sudden, life-threatening illness and of being a patient. Main themes were treatment, emotions, changes in world view, other people's reactions, health, ways of living, sex, eating habits, smoking, rehabilitation, and time spent in hospital. The data include 17 interview transcripts in Finnish.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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