Search for dissertations about: "illness experiences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 203 swedish dissertations containing the words illness experiences.

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

    Author : Birgitta Wiitavaara; Christine Brulin; Monica Lagerström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; musculoskeletal problems; health experiences; illness; wellness; grounded theory; content analysis; balancing; disease course; uncontrollable fluctuations; symptoms; Public health science; Folkhälsovetenskap; 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

  2. 2. Making sense of contested illness : Talk and narratives about chronic fatigue

    Author : Pia Bülow; Lars-Christer Hydén; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; chronic illness; CFS; illness narratives; illness experience; narrative analysis; sense-making; interaction; identity; morality; temporalization; co-narration; storytelling; discursive management; kroniskt trötthetssyndrom; patienter; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Human communication; Kommunikation mellan människor;

    Abstract : The primary aim of this thesis is to study how people suffering from chronic fatigue (usually Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS) make sense of their medically unexplained and invisible illness. Due to the vagueness and indefinable character of this illness, it becomes disputed and doubted in many contexts. Thus, I call it a contested illness. READ MORE

  3. 3. Perceived burden, lived experiences and experiences of learning processes and illness management in parents of children with severe or moderate haemophilia

    Author : Linda Myrin-Westesson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Haemophilia; child; parent; family; learning; experiences; disease illness burden;

    Abstract : Haemophilia is a complex condition to manage, especially for parents of newly diagnosed children, and the illness affects the whole family. The parents are deeply involved in the child’s treatment, as they frequently have to administer intravenous injections at home. READ MORE

  4. 4. Illness, symptoms and causes of nephrotic syndrome

    Author : Anneli Jönsson; Vård i högteknologisk miljö; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic disease; Uncertainty in illness; illness experiences; Nephrotic syndrome; Self-Management;

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  5. 5. Learning to live with diabetes : as experiencing an expanding life world

    Author : Åsa Kneck; Birgitta Klang; Ingegerd Fagerberg; Regina Wredling; Karolinska institutet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Illness experience; Transition; Learning; Diabetes mellitus; Life world; Phenonenological hermeneutic; Lived body; Patient perspective; Illness and disease; Chronic illness; Lived experience; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; illness experience;

    Abstract : Introduction: Chronic illness, such as diabetes, results in a transition process involving a variety of changes in both bodily function and conditions for living, and requiring broad knowledge and understanding in order to meet new demands. The outcomes of a healthy transition are described as well-being and mastery, in contrast to vulnerability and dependency. READ MORE