Assessing the Needs for Health Education of Coronary Heart Disease Patients and Their Caregivers
This study intendeds to assess the needs for health education of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and of primary caregivers in the patients’ families. The purpose of this study is to suggest guidelines for the design of a CHD self-care manual. The research was done in a medical center in northern Taiwan, and the data were collected in this center’s outpatient department. The research methodology is qualitative. Data were collected through interviews with twelve individual patients and members of five families of patients. The interviews were structured so as to optimize data collection; questions and answers were taped; and the data were identified and screened by means of narrative analysis. The study points to the presence of concrete needs for health education of patients and their family caregivers. Specifically, there are needs for
•adaptation to the treatment of CHD
•psychological and emotional adjustment to the results of CHD treatment
•information acquisition and access to a self-care manual of CHD
In sum, the study is about the health education needs among patients with CHD and their family caregivers, and its results, it is hoped, can assist medical professionals with clinical health education in the future.
|關鍵詞||門診、冠狀動脈心臟疾病、衛生教育需求、Outpatients、Coronary heart disease、Health education needs|