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Patienters upplevelser av användningen av komplementära terapier vid långvarig smärta
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients' experiences of the use of complementary therapies of pain relief in the situation of prolonged pain (English)
Abstract [sv]

Globalt är smärta ett mycket stort problem och uppskattningsvis lever cirka 60 miljoner människor med långvarig smärta idag. Den långvariga smärtan kan vara svår att bemästra och patienter kan uppleva att traditionell medicinsk vård inte hjälper tillräckligt. Utöver traditionell medicinsk vård finns komplementära terapier som sjuksköterskan kan använda för att lindra patienters smärta. Syftet var att undersöka patienters upplevelser av användningen av komplementära terapier vid långvarig smärta. En litteraturstudie gjordes och den resulterade i åtta vetenskapliga artiklar som svarade till syftet. I resultatet framkom två kategorier: förbättring och ökad medvetenhet. Litteraturstudiens slutsats visade att patienter upplevde en lindring i den långvariga smärtan av de komplementära terapierna. Det framkom även att patienterna blev mer medvetna om sambandet mellan kroppen och smärtan, vilket gjorde att de kunde hantera den långvariga smärtan bättre. Sjuksköterskans kunskaper inom de komplementära terapierna som kan lindra långvarig smärta är dock fortfarande bristfälliga och mer forskning krävs, dels om patienters upplevelser av komplementära terapier och dels om de faktiska kostnaderna av att tillämpa dessa terapier.

Abstract [en]

Globally is the pain a huge problem and estimated live about 60 million people with chronic pain today. A long period of pain may be hard to cope with and patients can experience that conventional medicine are not efficient enough. Apart from conventional medicine there are complementary therapies of pain relief that the nurse may use to ease the patient's suffering. The purpose of this study was to investigate patients' experiences of the use of complementary therapies of long period of pain. A literary survey was performed which resulted in eight scientific articles corresponding to the purpose of the study. Two categories appeared among the result: recovery and increased body awareness. The conclusion of the literary survey showed that patients experienced relief from the prolonged pain of the complementary therapies. It also emerged that the patients became more aware of the connection between the body and the pain, which meant that they could handle the long-lasting pain better. However, the nurse's knowledge of complementary therapies of relieving pain is still deficient and more research partly about patients' experiences of complemantary therapies of pain and partly about the actual cost of applying these therapies are required. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
Complementary therapies, qualitative research, chronic pain
Keyword [sv]
Komplementära terapier, kvalitativ forskning, långvarig smärta
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-32211DiVA: diva2:1037118
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Nursing
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Available from: 2016-10-14 Created: 2016-10-13 Last updated: 2016-10-14Bibliographically approved

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