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Exploring the experiences and psychosocial stresses of Taiwanese patients with pulmonary hypertension: a qualitative interview study

Chiang, Yung-Chih; Hu, Li-Yu; Couper, Simon; Cheng, Chin-Chang; Wang, Ling-Hsiang; Huang, Wei-Chun; Lu, Ti

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About half of all patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) experience psychological and emotional disturbances that affect their quality of life (QOL). There is a lack of studies exploring how psychiatric professionals can provide specific and effective mental health treatment to patients with PH. This study aimed to explore and understand the treatment experiences of patients with PH in Taiwan. We employed an exploratory qualitative design involving interviews with 17 patients with PH who...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorChiang, Yung-Chih
dc.contributor.authorHu, Li-Yu
dc.contributor.authorCouper, Simon
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Chin-Chang
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ling-Hsiang
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Wei-Chun
dc.contributor.authorLu, Ti
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-17T09:58:13Z
dc.date.available2019-04-17T09:58:13Z
dc.identifier.issn2045-8940
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/160408
dc.description.abstractAbout half of all patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) experience psychological and emotional disturbances that affect their quality of life (QOL). There is a lack of studies exploring how psychiatric professionals can provide specific and effective mental health treatment to patients with PH. This study aimed to explore and understand the treatment experiences of patients with PH in Taiwan. We employed an exploratory qualitative design involving interviews with 17 patients with PH who were treated at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. Participants were interviewed by a psychiatrist; the interviews were audiotaped and transcribed for thematic analysis by two researchers. We corroborate earlier findings showing that patients who have the rare disease PH often experience psychological or emotional disturbances throughout the treatment process. This study explored a model for psychiatric intervention based on patients’ experience of having PH. We find that assessing and strengthening links to external resources can enhance patients’ long-term coping abilities, and thereby help reduce their psychological and emotional disturbances and improve their QOL.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.rightsThe Author(s) 2018
dc.rights.urihttp://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.sourcePulmonary Circulation
dc.titleExploring the experiences and psychosocial stresses of Taiwanese patients with pulmonary hypertension: a qualitative interview study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume8
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.absfor110201 - Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
local.identifier.absfor110203 - Respiratory Diseases
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB1628
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationChiang, Yung-Chih, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationHu, Li-Yu, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationCouper, Simon, Administrative Division, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCheng, Chin-Chang, National Yang-Ming University
local.contributor.affiliationWang, Ling-Hsiang, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationHuang, Wei-Chun, National Yang-Ming University
local.contributor.affiliationLu, Ti, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.identifier.doi10.1177/2045894018787479
local.identifier.absseo920103 - Cardiovascular System and Diseases
local.identifier.absseo920115 - Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
local.identifier.absseo920410 - Mental Health
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:30:01Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85054884589
local.identifier.thomsonID000443964900001
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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