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Behov av vila hos kvinnor med osteoporos
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Osteoporosis is a common chronic disease that is not totally curable. Osteoporosis is characterized as a both diminishing and weakening of bone density and can result in increased vulnerability to fractures. Women living with osteoporosis can experience consequences of the disease, such as pain, fatigue and need of changes in lifestyle. This study with focus on rest is a part of a larger project with focus on the resources and necessities in the daily life of women diagnosed with osteoporosis. The purpose of this study was to describe the need of rest in the daily life of women diagnosed with osteoporosis. Ten women with osteoporosis were interviewed with open questions. The collected data was analyzed by using qualitative content analysis The analysis resulted in four categories: An altered need of rest in order to manage daily chores; Laying down and stretching without sleeping mean rest; Activities despite pain can mean rest and relaxation and The significance of rest in pain and fatigue Women living with osteoporosis have an increased need to rest and that they use different kind of strategies to achieve rest. The result also shows that women have an increased need of rest when experiencing pain and fatigue and that the need of rest is sometimes met by lying down and stretch out. These results brings new knowledge about women’s experiences of need of rest in their daily lives and gives an insight in what living with osteoporosis might be like. Further studies of the connection between osteoporosis and fatigue are necessary in order to better understand the consequences of the disease and promote health to those affected.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Kvinnor, osteoporos, behov, vila, intervju, kvalitativ innehållsanalys
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51232Local ID: 8732f696-c28f-4fbb-88ab-4d7574b63e52OAI: diva2:1024594
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Specialist Nursing, Primary Health Care
Validerat; 20160131 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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