Search for dissertations about: "symptom-distress"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the word symptom-distress.

  1. 1. Constipation in palliative care : Prevalence, definitions, symptom distress and risk-factors

    Author : Eva Erichsén; Maria Friedrichsen; Anna Milberg; Tiny Jaarsma; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Palliative care; constipation; prevalence; definition; symptom-distress; risk factors;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Constipation for patients in palliative care is common and described with variations in prevalence. Side -effects from opioid- treatment, is considered to be one of the main factors leading to constipation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fatigue in patients with chronic heart failure. Patient experience and consequences of fatigue in daily life

    Author : Kristin Falk; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : fatigue; chronic heart failure; uncertainty; sense of coherence; anxiety; depression; symptom distress; hemoglobin; functional status;

    Abstract : Although fatigue is a prevalent and distressing symptom in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), it is an underestimated problem in the care of patients, and consequently, insufficiently investigated. The primary aim of this thesis was, therefore, to advance the knowledge from the patients? perspective by describing characteristics of the fatigue experience and its consequences in daily life in patients with CHF. READ MORE

  3. 3. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy : Patients experiences of self-reported symptoms, perception of health and sense of coherence in a short and long term perspective

    Author : Cajsa Barthelsson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Ambulatory surgery; anxiety; controlled trial; day surgery; gallstone disease; health; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; pain; sense of coherence; symptom distress; symptom occurrence;

    Abstract : The aim of Study I was to explore patients experiences related to gallstone disease and to their experiences of postoperative symptoms during the first week following outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Twelve patients treated in day surgery were interviewed one week after surgery and a qualitative analysis was performed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Att genomgå stamcellstransplantation/Undergoing stem-cell transplantation : Patienters uppfattning om symtom, funktionellt status och hälsorelaterad livskvalitet/Patients perceptions of symptoms, functional status and health-related quality of life

    Author : Joacim Larsen; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Stem-cell transplantation (SCT) is one therapy alternative in cases of cancer diseases. The SCT process begins with a course of high-dose chemotherapy with or without irradiation, which results in side- effects that can range from minimal to life-threatening. READ MORE

  5. 5. Looking into the Future : How to Use Advanced Statistical Methods for Predicting Psychotherapy Outcomes in Routine Care

    Author : Carl-Johan Uckelstam; Fredrik Falkenström; Björn Philips; Rolf Holmqvist; Sigal Zilcha-Mano; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Statistics; Machine learning; Multilevel modeling; Latent profile analysis; Prediction; Psychotherapy; Routine care; Outcome; Statistik; Maskininlärning; Latent profilanalys; Flernivåanalys; Prediktion; Psykoterapi; Rutinmässig vård; Utfall;

    Abstract : Psychotherapy research has shifted from mainly focusing on the average effects of different treatments to concentrating more on questions related to the individual patient. When research attention shifts, it can give rise to the implementation of new statistical methods that, in turn, can illuminate new challenges that must be addressed. READ MORE