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Parchert Margaret A. MS RN; Creason, Nancy PhD, RN
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: August 1989
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This article reviews the literature regarding women with cardiac disease to identify factors that impact their self-definition and rehabilitation. Research suggests that women have different physical and psychosocial problems than men during recovery and rehabilitation. A woman's adult development model is described, showing how these factors may affect a woman's self-definition. The implications of these factors are discussed for female clients in a cardiac rehabilitation setting; the implications for nursing and future research are also presented.

© 1989 Aspen Publishers, Inc.