Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
New insights and access to resources change the perspective on life among persons with long-term illness-An interview study
Univ Gavle, Dept Hlth & Caring Sci, Kungsbacksvagen 47, SE-80176 Gavle, Sweden.
Univ Gavle, Dept Hlth & Caring Sci, Kungsbacksvagen 47, SE-80176 Gavle, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Univ Gavle, Dept Hlth & Caring Sci, Kungsbacksvagen 47, SE-80176 Gavle, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Univ Gavle, Dept Hlth & Caring Sci, Kungsbacksvagen 47, SE-80176 Gavle, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 1580-1588Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim

The aim was to describe individuals' experiences of living with long-term illness.

Methods

A qualitative approach with a descriptive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 persons (50-80 years). They were also asked to self-rate their perceptions of their current health status and confidence in their ability to cope with everyday life.

Results

One main theme was identified: new insights and access to resources change the perspective on life. Personal characteristics and support from others were advantageous in finding ways to deal with limitations related to the illness. Most of the persons experienced a changed approach to life, in that they now valued life more than they had before. However, some persons also experienced lost values and found it difficult to accept medications. The persons rated their current health status as slightly above average, but their confidence in their ability to cope with everyday life as high.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. Vol. 6, no 4, p. 1580-1588
Keywords [en]
long-term illness, nurses, nursing, patient experience, qualitative research, Sweden
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400754DOI: 10.1002/nop2.363ISI: 000501378000033PubMedID: 31660186OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-400754DiVA, id: diva2:1382517
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(421 kB)10 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 421 kBChecksum SHA-512
d3f2867aeaefc3f91c95e97a12ca9d3096f59e4ecedceec9523a9dd191eb087988bdf9875ef4eb8a7919bf1381e2ce338874bde3ef0899096a75b92c9eb11e02
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kristofferzon, Marja-LeenaNilsson, Annika
By organisation
Caring Sciences
In the same journal
Nursing Open
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 10 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 9 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf