Search for dissertations about: "symptom management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 99 swedish dissertations containing the words symptom management.

  1. 1. Cancer-related fatigue. Experience and outcomes

    Author : Karin Ahlberg; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cancer-related fatigue; symptom experience; symptom assessment; symptom management; health-related quality of life; psychological distress; coping resources; cytokines; nursing; uterine cancer.;

    Abstract : Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common and distressing symptoms in cancer patients and it may interfere with everyday aspects of life. Despite the recent significant increase in the literature on CRF it is nevertheless understudied, and several important questions involving experience, aetiology, assessment and interventions remain unanswered. READ MORE

  2. 2. Symptom burden among people with chronic disease

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Jeanette Eckerblad; Tiny Jaarsma; Ingrid Hellström; Kersti Theander; Anna-Karin Edberg; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Symptom experience; Symptom burden; Chronic disease; Community-dwelling;

    Abstract : Introduction: Chronic diseases tend to increase with old age. Older people with chronic disease are commonly suffering from conditions which produce a multiplicity of symptoms and a decreased health-related quality of life. READ MORE

  3. 3. Illness Management and Recovery Implementation and evaluation of a psychosocial program for schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Rickard Färdig; Anders Fredriksson; Lewander Tommy; Lennart Melin; Lars Hansson; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; illness management and recovery; IMR; recovery; schizophrenia; schizoaffective; evidence-based; psychosocial; intervention outcome; neurocognition; remission; IMRS; psychometric properties; reliability; validity; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : The aim of the present thesis was to examine the effectiveness of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) program for teaching clients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder to better manage their illness and to promote recovery. This was accomplished through an examination of the program’s effects on psychosocial functioning and psychopathology, the evaluation of general and specific impact of neurocognition on learning the fundamentals of illness self-management, and the impact of symptom severity on outcome of the IMR program. READ MORE

  4. 4. Automating levodopa dosing schedules for Parkinson’s disease

    University dissertation from Borlänge : Dalarna University

    Author : Ilias Thomas; Jerker Westin; Moudud Alam; Björn Eskofier; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Parkinson’s disease; levodopa; symptom assessment; symptom management; dosing algorithms; wearable sensors; microtablets; continuous infusion; FLOAT - Flexibel levodopa-optimerings och individanpassningsteknik; FLOAT - Flexible Levodopa Optimizing Assistive Technology;

    Abstract : Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Levodopa is mainly used to manage the motor symptoms of PD. However, disease progression and long-term use of levodopa cause reduced medication efficacy and side effects. When that happens, precise individualized dosing schedules are required. READ MORE

  5. 5. Characteristics of taste and smell alterations in patients treated for lung cancer : translation of and results using a symptom specific questionnaire

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

    Author : Jennifer McGreevy; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cultural adaptation;

    Abstract : Background : Taste and smell alterations (TSAs) have been foun d to be common and distressing symptoms for patients with cancer. TSAs may also relate to other symptoms affecting food consumption and contribute to poor n utritional intake. Evidence-based knowledge to guide healthcare staff in identificati on and management of TSAs is lacking. READ MORE