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The Life Experience of Young Women (Age 18-38) Who Live With Congenital Heart Disease

2016-09-21 20:23:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This research will focus on young women between the ages of 18-38 who underwent a heart operation and their life experiences. This research will focus on these life events and the paradigm of these women being raised as "heart sick," and consequently lacking self-esteem (Frigiola, Bull, & Wray, 2014; Hickey et al., 2012). Most qualitative studies focusing on the quality of life compare men and women, completely ignoring women's body image and the experience of womanhood (Hickey et al., 2012; Hövels-Gürich et al., 2007; Sarikouch, et al., 2013). This study aims to focus on women's stories about their life experiences and the influence of surgery(ies) on their daily life using an the qualitative phenomenological approach.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Conditions

Women With Congenital Heart Diseases

Intervention

Observation and Interviwe

Location

Hillel Yaffe MC,
Hadera
Israel

Status

Recruiting

Source

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-21T20:23:22-0400

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