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  Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences

[Expand] Volume 5 (2016)

Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences

Volume 5 ,Number 3 (2016) Articles 1 - 1
Articles
Page(s) 178-186
Mohammad Abbasi , Nooredin Mohammadi , Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi , Reza Pourmirza Kalhori , Mahmood Shamshiri
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Introduction: : With the increasing rate of ischemic heart disease, the number of coronary artery bypass graft also are increasing. Despite of this rate, the lived experience of patients after coronary artery bypass graft is not clearly uncovered. This study was conducted to uncover the experience of patients after coronary artery bypass graft. Methods: Hermeneutic phenomenology guided the study. 11 eligible participants (7 males and 4 females) were interviewed with a purposive sampling. The interviews were recorded and converted into text verbatim. After implementation the text the analyses was conducted using six steps proposed by van Manen. Results: The main theme of the participants was 'flaming the dim light of life’ which consist of subthems: "passion in life" and "continuity of life" Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that coronary artery bypass leads to flaming the dim light of life and restoring their life. Health care team, especially nurses can use the findings in planning care and education to patients and their families.
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