Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

Number of Pages

90

Abstract

Studies have shown that racial groups experience pain and symptoms of a myocardial infarction differently (Neill, 1993; Clarke, 1996). Based on this premise, the purpose of this study was to investigate if Black males (n = 42) and White males (n = 96) experience the signs and symptoms of a myocardial infarction differently. This study also compared age, pain levels, risk factors, and cardiac enzyme levels. The sample was drawn randomly by chart review from a Southwest area county hospital; Results of the chi-square analysis indicated that significant differences in the type of myocardial infarction symptoms experienced were chest pain (X{dollar}\sp2=4.77,\ df=1,\ p=.02){dollar} and right arm pain (X{dollar}\sp2=7.14,\ df=1,\ p=.007).{dollar}; An age difference was found with Blacks being yoUnger The incidence of drug abuse (X{dollar}\sp2=5.85,\ df=1,\ p=.01){dollar} and diabetes (X{dollar}\sp2=4.244,\ df=1,\ p=.03){dollar} was higher. Correlation analysis indicated that level of pain was related to alcohol abuse (r =.179, {dollar}p=.03),{dollar} and smoking was related to shortness of breath (r =.271, {dollar}p=.00).{dollar}.

Keywords

Black; Comparison; Enzyme; Factors; Infarction; Levels; Males; Myocardial; Risk; Symptoms; White

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Pathology; Physiology; Blacks--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

2263.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/15lw-qwm9


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