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Erfarenheter av yrkesarbete hos personer med Multipel skleros
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Individuals with Multiple sclerosis (MS) may experience difficulties participating in activities of daily living (ADL), in which work is a significant part. Impairments occurring from MS may have a negative impact on the individual’s ability to engage in work. The purpose of this study was to describe how persons diagnosed with MS experience professional work. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine persons aged 39-62 who had been diagnosed with MS and held a professional job. The data were analyzed using a qualitative content analysis, resulting in two categories; "The own ability in relation to job requirements" and "Adaptations to facilitate work”. The results disclosed that the participants were experiencing challenges in their physical, cognitive and social abilities in relation to workplace design and job requirements. The results was showing that the participants had adapted their work situation to their own abilities through adjustments in work, such as facilitation strategies, adjustments in work tasks and in the work environment, as well as pointing out the importance of a positive response from the social environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Occupational therapy, multiple sclerosis, vocational rehabilitation, experience
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56455Local ID: d38f363b-6b65-457e-8491-46bb1de72e36OAI: diva2:1029842
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20140608 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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