Sökning: "Chronic illness"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 125 avhandlingar innehållade orden Chronic illness.
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
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. Being creative and resourceful : Individuals’ abilities and possibilities for self-management of chronic illness
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
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. Juvenile chronic physical illness in Northern Russia : Studies on mental health, health-related quality of life, and family functioning
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