Sökning: "Chronic illness"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 125 avhandlingar innehållade orden Chronic illness.

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

    Författare :Pia Bülow; Lars-Christer Hydén; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :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;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

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

    Författare :Birgitta Wiitavaara; Christine Brulin; Monica Lagerström; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :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;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Being creative and resourceful : Individuals’ abilities and possibilities for self-management of chronic illness

    Författare :Åsa Audulv; Kenneth Asplund; Karl-Gustaf Norbergh; Karin Axelsson; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Self-management; self-care; chronic illness; chronic disease; qualitative research; life conditions; beliefs and values; self-management integration; longitudinal; Egenvård; sjukdomshantering; kronisk sjukdom; kvalitativ forskning; livsvillkor; värderingar; egenvårds integrering; hantering; anpassning; Nursing; Omvårdnad;

    Sammanfattning : Individuals’ self-management styles are crucial for how they manage to live with illness. Commonly investigated factors include social support, self-efficacy, health beliefs, and demographics. There is a gap in the literature with regard to in-depth studies of how those factors actually influence an individual’s self-management. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Chronic sorrow and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis

    Författare :Ann-Kristin Isaksson; Gerd Ahlström; Lars-Gunnar Gunnarsson; Siv Söderberg; Örebro universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Multiple sclerosis; illness experience; diagnosis experience; impairment; health-related quality of life; subjective quality of life; immunological treatment; chronic sorrow; depression; managing chronic illness; content analysis; well-being; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science;

    Sammanfattning : The overall aim of this thesis was to increase our understanding and knowledge of patients’ experiences of living with multiple sclerosis (MS). A mixed-method design was used, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Juvenile chronic physical illness in Northern Russia : Studies on mental health, health-related quality of life, and family functioning

    Författare :Anna Zashikhina; Bruno Hägglöf; Marianne Cederblad; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; chronic physical illness; adolescence; mental health; behavior emotional problems; depression; self-esteem; health-related quality of life; family functioning; Child and Youth Psychiatry; barn- och ungdomspsykiatri;

    Sammanfattning : Background Chronic physical illness (CPI) is a prolonged, rarely cured condition, which often causes impairment of activities of a child’s or adolescent’s daily living. This thesis encompasses three cohorts of patients with CPI – diagnosed with diabetes, asthma or epilepsy. LÄS MER