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The experiences and needs of Gujarati Hindu patients and partners in the first month after a myocardial infarction.

Rosemary A Webster, David R Thompson, Richard A Mayou

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: South Asian people living in the United Kingdom are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, have higher mortality rates and are less likely to be treated when compared to the white population. There is, however, little information about the experiences and needs of this group after discharge from hospital. AIMS: To explore the experiences and needs of Gujarati Hindu patients and their partners in the first month after a myocardial infarction. METHODS: Using a qualitative research approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted by a Gujarati-speaking researcher with 35 patients and their partners at home during early convalescence. RESULTS: A number of categories emerged ..

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