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Faktorer som påverkar strokevården i ett utvecklingsland: Med de Svenska nationella riktlinjerna för stroke som referens
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The stroke rates in developing countries are increasing due to the underdeveloped health care system. Traditional medicine is common in Africa and many turn to alternative methods instead of seeking health care. In Sweden, the stroke care is based on national guidelines developed by the government. Today there are no national guidelines or recommendations on stroke care in Liberia and there is only one licensed physiotherapist in the country. The aim of this study was to examine what factors affect the stroke care in a developing country, with the Swedish national guidelines as a reference. Data was collected through observations and interviews in form of field notes. Open observations was used during a period of eight weeks. Interviews were conducted with three health care professionals working within different professions. The field notes were open coded and categorized. Themes were formed from the categories and a model was formed. There are two main factors that affect the rehabilitation of stroke patients in a developing country. These are individual- and societal factors. The individual factors contains of three categories; economic, support and belief. The societal factors contains of two categories: resource and treatment. Education and cultural beliefs are two obstacles that obstruct the development of stroke care in Liberia, which will require decades of development to overcome. There are some minor changes that could be done within the stroke care, such as introducing a team based approach, improving the structure and establish daily treatment at the medical ward.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Cultural belief, Liberia, physiotherapist, rehabilitation, stroke care
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56314Local ID: d183e7a0-df7c-4f3e-8ee5-f2ac77156ca1OAI: diva2:1029701
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140129 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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