A descriptive qualitative design was used to compare Taiwanese and American-Chinese patients'perceptions of self during their ICU recovery transition from cardiac surgery.
A convenience sample consisting of 35 adult patients having cardiac surgery was obtained from two study sites in Taiwan (N=30) and the USA (N=5).
Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews and analyzed by qualitative content analysis.
Patients'perceptions of self in the ICU included global sensations of abnormality, Tong-Kou' (Chinese, meaning physiologically and/or psychologically painful), and'Chin-Son' (Chinese, meaning physiologically and/or psychologically relaxed).
The specific perceptions were the physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and spiritual self.
The nature and conceptual definition of Chinese patients'perceptions of self, as well as the impact of these perceptions on their recovery in the ICU were further delineated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Coeur, Postopératoire, Autoperception, Unité soin intensif, Service hospitalier, Soin, Infirmier, Aspect culturel, Etude comparative, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Taiwan, Asie, Origine ethnique, Chinois, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Myocarde pathologie, Psychométrie, Soin intensif
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Heart, Postoperative, Self perception, Intensive care unit, Hospital ward, Care, Nurse, Cultural aspect, Comparative study, Human, United States, North America, America, Taiwan, Asia, Ethnic origin, Chinese, Cardiovascular disease, Myocardial disease, Psychometrics, Intensive care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0227144
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/06/1997.