The Lived Experience of 65-year-old Men Being Screened for Abdominal Aortic aneurysm; a Short-Term Perspective
2009 (English)In: PRO-Newsletter, no 41, 1-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose was to investigate whether screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the finding of an enlarged aorta in those men causes worries and affects the life-situation. Men at the age of 65 years were invited to ultrasound screening and they who had an enlarged aorta (≥30 mm), were invited for a qualitative interview analyzed by interpretive phenomenological method. Totally 11 men were interviewed. Three themes were identified: be under superintendence; affected, but live as usual; and hereditariness leading to fatalism. Although not unaffected by the screening result the men carry on with their life as usual. However, the need for a long term study to confirm the results is now in accomplishment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. no 41, 1-5 p.
abdominal aortic aneurysm, affected life-situation, interpretive phenomenology, screening
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20882OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20882DiVA: diva2:236723