"Maybe it could be a heart attack ... but I'm only 31": Young men's lived experience of myocardial infarction - An exploratory study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92510
Title:
"Maybe it could be a heart attack ... but I'm only 31": Young men's lived experience of myocardial infarction - An exploratory study
Authors:
Allison, M. (Maggie); Campbell, C. (Carol)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Allison, M. and Campbell, C. (2009) '"Maybe it could be a heart attack ... but I'm only 31": Young men's lived experience of myocardial infarction - An exploratory study', American Journal of Mens Health, 3 (2), pp.116-125.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
American Journal of Mens Health
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92510
DOI:
10.1177/1557988307308519
Abstract:
This study examines the lived experience of myocardial infarction (MI) in younger men. Seven men, aged between 32 and 58, all of whom had suffered MI within the previous 12 months, were interviewed. Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts revealed four main themes. The themes were "disillusionment with life," "tension and stress," "keeping up appearances," and "invincibility." Collectively the four themes reflected the complexities, subtleties, and consensus of the experiences of these younger men who have survived MI. This study reveals that the individuals within the authors' sample appear to allude to the ideal or hegemonic form of masculine identity. Utilization of a qualitative approach with this younger male sample has enabled the authors to elicit the defining features of their experience as identified by themselves. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
myocardial infarction; heart attack; qualitative research; younger men; male; mens health; experiences
ISSN:
1557-9883
Rights:
subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 18/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAllison, M. (Maggie)en
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, C. (Carol)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-18T16:31:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-18T16:31:18Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Mens Health: 3 (2): 116-125en
dc.identifier.issn1557-9883-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1557988307308519-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92510-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the lived experience of myocardial infarction (MI) in younger men. Seven men, aged between 32 and 58, all of whom had suffered MI within the previous 12 months, were interviewed. Thematic analysis of the interview transcripts revealed four main themes. The themes were "disillusionment with life," "tension and stress," "keeping up appearances," and "invincibility." Collectively the four themes reflected the complexities, subtleties, and consensus of the experiences of these younger men who have survived MI. This study reveals that the individuals within the authors' sample appear to allude to the ideal or hegemonic form of masculine identity. Utilization of a qualitative approach with this younger male sample has enabled the authors to elicit the defining features of their experience as identified by themselves. Implications for these findings are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.rightssubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/02/2010]en
dc.subjectmyocardial infarctionen
dc.subjectheart attacken
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subjectyounger menen
dc.subjectmaleen
dc.subjectmens healthen
dc.subjectexperiences-
dc.title"Maybe it could be a heart attack ... but I'm only 31": Young men's lived experience of myocardial infarction - An exploratory studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law.en
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Journal of Mens Healthen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 18/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardAllison, M. and Campbell, C. (2009) '"Maybe it could be a heart attack ... but I'm only 31": Young men's lived experience of myocardial infarction - An exploratory study', American Journal of Mens Health, 3 (2), pp.116-125.-
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