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Erfarenheter av upplevd aktivitetsbalans hos kvinnor arbetande inom vården
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe experiences of perceived occupational balance ofwomen working in health care. The study adopted a qualitative approach and was performedthrough interviews with semi-structured questions. The selection was made in the form of asnowball sample in which 10 women whom were working in health care participated. Thewomen were interviewed at one point and was spread over two geographical areas in Sweden.Collected materials were analyzed by qualitative content analysis and resulted in the fourcategories; Perceived ability and occupational demands and its impact on the occupationalbalance; The balance between activities that gives and takes energy and its meaning for theoccupational balance; How the work situation impacts on the occupational balance;Experiences of how strategies affects the occupational balance. The results showed that theoccupational balance of these women were highly dependent on a match between perceivedability and occupational demands. Besides this, the occupational balance was affected by adistribution between activities that gives and takes energy, were meaningful activities wereseen as important, and the possibility to perform an activity without being disturbed. Theoccupational balance was largely affected by the work situation where the organizationalstructures that enabled employees to influence their situation was important. The socialsupport at work was also seen as important for the experience of the occupational balance.The results showed that the use of strategies was crucial to manage daily life in order toexperience occupational balance. In clinical practice it is important to use the knowledgefrom this study to be able to work both rehabilitative and health promoting with this group ofwomen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Arbetsterapi, aktivitetsbalans, stress, kvinnor, omvårdnadsarbete
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56161Local ID: cf37af59-ff6d-48dd-88fb-2cd3de1ab596OAI: diva2:1029548
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20160603 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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