Prodromal Myocardial Infarction Fatigue: A Concept Analysis

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Anergia, Asthenia, Cardiovascular diseases, Concept analysis, Fatigue, Lethargy, Myocardial infarction, Prodromal symptom, Signs and symptoms, Theory


Patients' care-seeking behaviors are often based on the symptoms they experience. Prodromal myocardial infarction symptoms are those symptoms that occur prior to a myocardial infarction, and fatigue is common. However, the concept of prodromal myocardial infarction fatigue has not been explored from a multidimensional perspective using a concept analysis approach. The purpose of this concept analysis was to analyze this concept, using Walker and Avant's (2011) concept analysis methodology. A comprehensive literature search revealed 41 records for analysis. The structure and function of this concept was examined, and an operational definition of prodromal myocardial infarction fatigue was developed.


This article was published in Journal of Advanced Nursing 42, no. 4 (2019): E38-E56.