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Dancing with atrial fibrillation - How arrhythmia affects everyday life of family members: A qualitative study

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title = "Dancing with atrial fibrillation - How arrhythmia affects everyday life of family members: A qualitative study",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Patients with AF often experience debilitating symptoms, stress and reduced health-related quality of life. Previous qualitative research on AF has primarily focused on the patient. AF, however, can also be burdensome for the patient's family.AIM: The aim of this study was to explore how family members experience life when a close member in the family has AF.METHOD: Transcribed focus group interviews were analysed using content analysis approach inspired by Graneheim and Lundman.RESULTS: Two focus group interviews were conducted with 11 family members. The overall theme was Dancing with AF. The theme emerged from three categories: 1) Handling AF as a living condition, 2) Influencing the roles of family members, 3) Fear of AF attack. AF had a very significant impact on the patients' family members, forcing them to reconstruct their daily lives.CONCLUSIONS: AF has multiple consequences for family members and can give rise to conflicts concerning family roles. Family members have a lack of knowledge of AF and fear of how AF can cause changes in the family members' everyday lives. This study demonstrates that there is a need for further research of ways to support the family members of patients with AF.",
author = "Stine Rosenstr{\o}m and Risom, {Signe Stelling} and Camilla Ejlertsen and Hove, {Jens Dahlgaard} and Anne Br{\o}dsgaard",
year = "2021",
month = jul,
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0254130",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
journal = "PLOS ONE",
issn = "1932-6203",
publisher = "Public Library of Science",
number = "7",

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T1 - Dancing with atrial fibrillation - How arrhythmia affects everyday life of family members

T2 - A qualitative study

AU - Rosenstrøm, Stine

AU - Risom, Signe Stelling

AU - Ejlertsen, Camilla

AU - Hove, Jens Dahlgaard

AU - Brødsgaard, Anne

PY - 2021/7

Y1 - 2021/7

N2 - BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Patients with AF often experience debilitating symptoms, stress and reduced health-related quality of life. Previous qualitative research on AF has primarily focused on the patient. AF, however, can also be burdensome for the patient's family.AIM: The aim of this study was to explore how family members experience life when a close member in the family has AF.METHOD: Transcribed focus group interviews were analysed using content analysis approach inspired by Graneheim and Lundman.RESULTS: Two focus group interviews were conducted with 11 family members. The overall theme was Dancing with AF. The theme emerged from three categories: 1) Handling AF as a living condition, 2) Influencing the roles of family members, 3) Fear of AF attack. AF had a very significant impact on the patients' family members, forcing them to reconstruct their daily lives.CONCLUSIONS: AF has multiple consequences for family members and can give rise to conflicts concerning family roles. Family members have a lack of knowledge of AF and fear of how AF can cause changes in the family members' everyday lives. This study demonstrates that there is a need for further research of ways to support the family members of patients with AF.

AB - BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Patients with AF often experience debilitating symptoms, stress and reduced health-related quality of life. Previous qualitative research on AF has primarily focused on the patient. AF, however, can also be burdensome for the patient's family.AIM: The aim of this study was to explore how family members experience life when a close member in the family has AF.METHOD: Transcribed focus group interviews were analysed using content analysis approach inspired by Graneheim and Lundman.RESULTS: Two focus group interviews were conducted with 11 family members. The overall theme was Dancing with AF. The theme emerged from three categories: 1) Handling AF as a living condition, 2) Influencing the roles of family members, 3) Fear of AF attack. AF had a very significant impact on the patients' family members, forcing them to reconstruct their daily lives.CONCLUSIONS: AF has multiple consequences for family members and can give rise to conflicts concerning family roles. Family members have a lack of knowledge of AF and fear of how AF can cause changes in the family members' everyday lives. This study demonstrates that there is a need for further research of ways to support the family members of patients with AF.

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U2 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0254130

DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0254130

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VL - 16

JO - PLOS ONE

JF - PLOS ONE

SN - 1932-6203

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