Search for dissertations about: "Birgitta Wiitavaara"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Birgitta Wiitavaara.

  1. 1. Balancing intrusive illness the experiences of people with musculoskeletal problems

    University dissertation from Umeå : Omvårdnad

    Author : Birgitta Wiitavaara; Högskolan i Gävle.; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas Public health science; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden Folkhälsovetenskap; musculoskeletal problems; health experiences; illness; wellness; grounded theory; content analysis; balancing; disease course; uncontrollable fluctuations; symptoms; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : The overall aim of the present thesis was to explore and describe the health experiences of men and women with musculoskeletal problems. The specific aims of the four papers were: (I) to explore the experience of illness and wellness among ambulance personnel with musculoskeletal symptoms; (II) to explore the experience of illness and wellness among female health care personnel with musculoskeletal symptoms; (III) to explore the experience of bodily illness among people with musculoskeletal problems in the neck-shoulder region, and; (IV) to investigate the symptoms described by people with non-specific neck-shoulder problems, to investigate the method of development of neck-shoulder questionnaires that assesses pain and other symptoms, to analyse the content and items of these questionnaires, and to compare the findings. READ MORE