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Kvinnors upplevelser av fibromyalgi
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal syndrome and a long-term illness. The aim of this study was to describe women’s experiences of fibromyalgia. Analysing seven qualitative articles resulted in six categories. The categories were widespread pain invading the whole body, sleeplessness and fatigue, problems with concentration and depression, not being understood, changed relationships, receiving diagnosis means relief and acceptance. The result gave a picture of women’s experiences of living with fibromyalgia. Nurses in the health care system can help women with fibromyalgia by believing them and giving them support and education. Learning more about the illness provides nurses with knowledge that can be used in nursing interventions, in order to give women with fibromyalgia the best relieving treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Medicine, Fibromyalgia
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Fibromyalgi, Kvinnor, Upplevelser, Kvalitativ metod
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-48228ISRN: LTU-CUPP--06/083--SELocal ID: 5b3526b5-54e7-4e66-aa55-7cc3bd850c7aOAI: diva2:1021568
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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