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BASTIDAS SANCHEZ, Clara Victoria; OLIVELLA FERNANDEZ, Madeleine Cecilia  and  BONILLA IBANEZ, Claudia Patricia. Meaning of self in the person living with coronary heart disease. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.1, pp.78-90. ISSN 0120-5552.

Objective: This research describes self-care means for people living with heart disease in the city of Ibague during the month of June 2011. Materials and methods:A qualitative approach for convenience random sampling, taking the address of the database of people consulting Federico Lleras Acosta Hospital. Inclusion criteria were: Having a medical diagnosis of coronary heart disease more than five years ago, has institutional endorsement of the University of Tolima and Federico Lleras Hospital. By appointment and informed consent for participation in research, were interviewed 8 people. Results: highlighted that the meaning of self-care in people with coronary heart disease falls into five dimensions: change in lifestyle, spiritual and family support, pharmacological, nutritional, household activity and exercise. Conclusions:We found that all patients do not learn in the same way, the above depends really have a change of attitude and speciically that people understand that they are each responsible and improve their health status through actions self-care.

Keywords : meaning; self-care; coronary heart disease.

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