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Most women report fatigue in the weeks and months leading to a myocardial infarction (MI). However, fatigue is a complex phenomenon. Dimensions of this MI related fatigue, such as timing, distress, intensity, quality, patterns, and associated characteristics have not been established through focused study of this symptom. A lack of a holistic understanding of this symptom makes clinical decision making difficult, given that fatigue is a frequently reported symptom overall.


This poster was presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, originally scheduled for Schaumburg, IL, but occurred online, April 1-4, 2020.

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