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The the study Women’s help-seeking behaviour during a first acute myocardial infarction; Gyberg, Anna; Björck, Lena; (2016) tried to identify how women’s experiences interacted and influenced the decision to seek medical care at their first AMI. By using qualitative, quantitative,  grounded theory approach, women that had undergone AMI for the first time, aged 38–75 years, were interviewed, at home or in the hospital. The study was conducted between 2011 and 2012.  The women were asked questions such as “Tell me from the beginning about when you had the heart attack.” or “How did that make you feel?” As Anna and Lena (2016) state; “The results showed that before deciding to seek medical care, these women went through three defined but interrelated processes that together hindered their normal activities and made them act according to existential needs.” The results varied in time as different women sought medical help at different stages of the progression so there had to be a three things that had to coincide before the women received health care. The first being; having to acknowledge their symptoms. Secondly the healthcare must be accessible and user friendly, and lastly they had to contact healthcare professionals when their heart had taken enough damage. The final result seemed to relay that it was pestering and intensifying symptoms that provided a decision on health care. Women seemed to prioritize their daily Women’s help-seeking behaviour 3 tasks and ignore signs and symptoms until they were quite threatening. The reason being for the most part that, Anna and Lena (2016); “They also worried that hospitalisation would lead to a loss of individual independence.” A strength of this study was that both qualitative and quantitative. The study would be more valid if the authors had also done the exact same study to women in different countries to see if culture had anything to do with the findings. Anna and Lena suggest that Women and Men should seek healthcare professionals as soon as possible in regards to any symptoms they might be feeling.  

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