Search for dissertations about: "thirst quality"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words thirst quality.

  1. 1. Thirst in Patients with Heart Failure Description of thirst dimensions and associated factors with thirst

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Nana Waldréus; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heart failure; thirst; fluid restriction; thirst intensity; thirst distress; thirst frequency; thirst quality; dehydration; symptom management;

    Abstract : Introduction: Nurses and other health care professionals meet patients with heart failure (HF) who report they are thirsty. Thirst is described by the patients as a concern, and it is distressing. READ MORE

  2. 2. Health-related quality of life and patient education in a group of uremic patients

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, false

    Author : Birgitta Klang; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [1997]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; chronic renal failure; coping; emotional slatus; functional status; health; health-related quality of life; nursing; patient education; predialysis patients; sense of coherence; support; uremic symptoms.;

    Abstract : Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient Education in a Groupof Uremic Patients BlRGITTA KLANG The main purpose of this thesis was firstly, to describe a group of uremic patients'health-related quality of life (HRQOL) prior to and after having started dialysisand secondly, their HRQOL after participation in a patient education program givenbefore dialysis treatment was started. Several questionnaires were used to collectdata concerning disease specific symptoms, perceived health, functional and emotionalstatus, sense of coherence, use of coping strategies, disease specific knowledgeand perceived amount of information. READ MORE

  3. 3. Living with chronic kidney disease : Perceptions of illness and health-related quality of life

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Medicine, Solna

    Author : Agneta Pagels; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic kidney disease;

    Abstract : This thesis comprises two studies concerning illness perceptions and perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The overall aim was to evaluate psychometric properties of a Swedish translation of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) (study I), and furthermore to explore illness perceptions (study I) and HRQoL (study II) in adult patients in different stages of renal insufficiency (CKD stages 2-5). READ MORE

  4. 4. Self-care behaviour and daily life experiences in patients with chronic heart failure

    University dissertation from Malmö University

    Author : Marie Holst; Malmö University.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a progressive, complex, clinical syndrome resulting from structural and/or functional cardiac disorders that impair systolic and/or diastolic ventricular function. The dominating clinical symptoms are shortness of breath, fatigue, exercise intolerance and peripheral oedema. READ MORE