The Life Experience of Young Women (Age 18-38) Who Live With Congenital Heart Disease
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02909543
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2016 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
This research will focus on young women between the ages of 18-38 who underwent a heart operation and their life experiences. This research will focus on these life events and the paradigm of these women being raised as "heart sick," and consequently lacking self-esteem (Frigiola, Bull, & Wray, 2014; Hickey et al., 2012). Most qualitative studies focusing on the quality of life compare men and women, completely ignoring women's body image and the experience of womanhood (Hickey et al., 2012; Hövels-Gürich et al., 2007; Sarikouch, et al., 2013). This study aims to focus on women's stories about their life experiences and the influence of surgery(ies) on their daily life using an the qualitative phenomenological approach.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 38 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
This study aims to focus on women's stories about their life experiences and the influence of surgery(ies) on their daily life using an the qualitative phenomenological approach.
Atrial septal defect or ASD,
Ventricle septal defect or VSD,
Tetralogy of Fallot or TOF
Translocation of great arteries or TGA
underwent heart operation
Hebrew speakers that are able to understand the meanings of the questions and tell their life stories.