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Att leva i sus och brus: - om upplevelsen av att leva med tinnitus
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live in the hustle and bustle : - the experience of living with tinnitus (English)
Abstract [sv]

Tinnitus är ett symtom som gör att personer upplever ljud i öronen som uppkommer utan någon känd ljudkälla. Trots att tinnitus är vanligt förekommande och att flera miljoner människor drabbas världen över uppmärksammas det sällan som ett problem. Bristen på kunskap kring tinnitus leder till att personer inte får den hjälp som erfordras. Syftet med litteraturstudien var att undersöka upplevelsen av att leva med tinnitus. I litteraturstudien genomfördes en systematisk databassökning med sökord med relevans utifrån syftet. Litteraturstudien baserades på nio vetenskapliga artiklar som kvalitetsgranskades och analyserades. Resultatet presenteras i två huvudkategorier med respektive underkategorier vilka var Sårbarhet: Reaktioner, Begränsningar, Oförståelse samt Sömnsvårigheter och Hanterbarhet: Acceptans, Strategier samt Omvärdering. Upplevelsen av att leva med tinnitus var individuell och kunde påverka personens liv på olika sätt. Tinnitus kunde bidra till stort lidande och försämrad livskvalitet för den drabbade. Vidare forskning kan leda till en bredare kunskap inom vården vilket kan medföra att tinnitus uppmärksammas som ett problem. Om sjuksköterskor får en ökad medvetenhet om tinnitus och dess påverkan skulle det kunna innebära en förbättrad omvårdad av personer som drabbats av tinnitus. 

Abstract [en]

Tinnitus is a symptom that makes people experience sound in the ears occurring without a known source. Although tinnitus is common and several million people are affected worldwide, tinnitus is rarely acknowledged as a problem. The lack of knowledge leads to people not getting the help that is needed. The aim of this study was to investigate the experience of living with tinnitus. In the literature study a systematic database search was conducted with keywords relevant to the purpose. The literature study was based on nine scientific articles, which were evaluated for quality and analyzed. The results are presented in two categories and seven subcategories which were Vulnerability: Reactions, Limitations, Lack of understanding, as well as Insomnia and Manageability: Acceptance, Strategies and Revaluation. The experience of living with tinnitus was individual and could affect the person's life in different ways. Tinnitus could contribute to great suffering and impaired quality of life for the sufferer. Further research could lead to a broader knowledge in health care which can lead to tinnitus being recognized as a problem. If nurses have an increased awareness of tinnitus and its impact, it could mean a better care for people suffering from tinnitus. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 15 p.
Keyword [sv]
Hanterbarhet, kvalitativ, sårbarhet, tinnitus, upplevelse
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33805OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-33805DiVA: diva2:1093758
Subject / course
Nursing
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Available from: 2017-05-08 Created: 2017-05-08 Last updated: 2017-05-08Bibliographically approved

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