'I was in control of it from the start: A qualitative study of mens experiences of positive adjustment following a heart attack

Smith, F., Banwell, E. & Rakhit, R. (2016). 'I was in control of it from the start: A qualitative study of mens experiences of positive adjustment following a heart attack. Journal of Health Psychology, doi: 10.1177/1359105315627000

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Abstract

A qualitative design was used to explore the experience of positive adjustment following a heart attack. Ten men attending a cardiac rehabilitation programme completed in-depth semi-structured interviews. An overarching theme: ‘I was in control of it from the start’ emerged with six subthemes, relating to intrapersonal and interpersonal factors and processes. The subthemes reflected the importance of identifying controllable versus non-controllable factors and employing adaptive coping strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2016
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15365

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