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Att delta i en Fatigue Management kurs – upplevelser från personer med MS-fatigue
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Participating in a Fatigue Management course – experiences shared by people with MS-Fatigue. (English)
Abstract [sv]

 Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva hur personer med MS-fatigue upplever upplägg och innehåll i FM-kursen, samt vilken betydelse de upplever att kursen haft för deras möjligheter att hantera sin MS-fatigue i vardagen. En kvalitativ metod med semistrukturerade intervjuer användes. Data är analyserad med riktad kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Resultatet visade att deltagarna upplevde att kursen var lärorik men ansträngande. Samtidigt gav kursen dem kunskap och strategier för att hantera MS-fatigue i vardagen. Huvudfyndet anses vara hur deltagarna upplever kursen stöttat dem hantera MS-fatiguen i vardagen genom användning av strategier och hjälpmedel. I diskussionen tas aspekten av resultatet om hur deltagarna blivit mer aktiva trots de infört vila i relation till aktivitetsbalans. Även aspekten om arbetsterapeutens expertis inom hjälpmedel och stödja deltagarna i användning av detta kunde möjliggöras i kursen. Konklusionen är att fler studier behövs för att studera Fatigue Management påverkan på aktivitet ur aktivitetsbalansperspektivet.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe how people with MS fatigue experience the structure and content of the FM course, and if the course helped them to handle their MS fatigue in their daily lives. A qualitative method of semi structured interviews was used. Data is analysed with directed qualitative content analysis. The result shows that the participants felt that the course was educative but strenuous. The course gave them knowledge and strategies for managing MS fatigue in everyday life. The main finding is considered how the participants experience the course supported them managing the MS fatigue in everyday life through the use of strategies and tools. In the discussion, the aspect of the result of how participants became more active, despite the added rest in relation to the activity balance, is taken. The aspect of the occupational assistant's expertise in assistive devices and supporting participants in using this could also be made possible in the course. The conclusion is that more studies are needed to study Fatigue Management's impact on activity from the activity balance perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 33
Keyword [en]
Multiple Sclerosis - Occupational Balance – Work-life Balance – Activity adaption
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67521OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67521DiVA: diva2:1180421
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapy, master’s level (120 credits)
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Available from: 2018-02-09 Created: 2018-02-05 Last updated: 2018-02-09Bibliographically approved

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