Una carga que complica la vida. La experiencia de iniciar una enfermedad crónica no transmisible. Un estudio fenomenológico

Camilo Duque-Ortiz, Francy Edith López-Herrera, María Patricia Escobar-Muñoz, Jenifer García-Duque

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    Objective: The objective is to describe the experience that people live at the beginning of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Methodology: This qualitative study was developed under the method of interpretive phenomenology. It was held between July 2019 and July 2020 in the city of Medellín, Colombia. Ten people with chronic noncommunicable diseases such as heart failure; arterial hypertension; diabetes; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic renal failure participated. The information was collected through semi-structured interviews. The data analysis was done through the Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis strategy and with the support of the NVIVO Plus 12 software. Results: It was identified that the experience of people when they start with a chronic noncommunicable disease is represented by three topics, namely: “to realize you are sick”, “to resist being sick" and "to complicate life”. Conclusions: The earlier patients become aware of being sick, the better attitude towards the disease, adherence to treatment and a possible reduction or delay of complications derived from it is possible. Also, it is identified that patients wage an internal battle in the process of accepting the disease, which affects their emotional state. Coming to accept the NCDs imply a forced, resigned, and obligatory transformation of traditionally rooted behaviors, habits, and learning.

    Título traducido de la contribuciónA Burden that Complicates Life. The Experience of Starting a Noncommunicable Chronic Disease. A Phenomenological Study
    Idioma originalEspañol
    PublicaciónRevista Gerencia y Politicas de Salud
    EstadoPublicada - 2022

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    Palabras clave

    • Chronic disease
    • awareness
    • cost of illness
    • denial in Psychology
    • life-changing events
    • nursing care

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