Self-care strategies to facilitate sleep in patients with heart disease: A qualitative study
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 18, no 1, 44-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Johansson A, Karlsson J, Brödje K, Edell-Gustafsson U. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2012; 18: 44-51 Self-care strategies to facilitate sleep in patients with heart disease-A qualitative study This study aimed at exploring and describing the self-care management strategies used by patients with coronary artery disease to facilitate sleep. Qualitative interviews in a dialogue manner, in a phenomenographic reference frame analyzed according to manifest and latent principles of qualitative content analysis, were performed. A purposeful sampling technique was used including 11 patients with coronary heart disease in a Heart Medical Unit in a general hospital setting. Two main themes were identified: sleep-rhythm and sleep-hygiene including four descriptive categories. The categories reveal five basic responses including emotions, cognition, physical symptoms (reactions), behaviours and/or the sleep environment, which were related to perceived or actual presence of sleep-wake problems and health that were the underlying reason for the self-care management strategies. Basically, intervention studies that address these five responses for choice of non-pharmacological methods based on cognitive behavioural therapy provided by nurses are needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Vol. 18, no 1, 44-51 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74181DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01997.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74181DiVA: diva2:481030