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Individers erfarenhet av icke farmakologisk behandling vid långvarig smärta: En litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to highlighting the experiences of individuals of non-pharmacological treatment for chronic pain.

Method: The study was designed as a literature review with aim to review and

compile the articles results. This study has been based on a systematic literature search of supplementing out of an unsystematic search were 11 articles were found.

Results: The participants in the studies had experienced a good effect out of non-pharmacological treatments for their pain and a improved quality of life. Based on participants´ experiences of treatment two categories occurred: body awareness and relaxation. Body awareness arose through treatments like yoga, mindfulness meditation and CBT. Relaxation occurred through treatments, like music, heat, massage and meditation.

Conclusion: This study highlights how non-pharmacological treatments is experienced by individuals with chronic pain and two key areas have been identified. This study thereby contributes with important knowledge for nurses in their nursing with individuals suffering from chronic pain.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 15 p.
Keyword [en]
body awareness, chronic pain, experience, non-pharmacological, nursing
Keyword [sv]
kroppsmedvetenhet, långvarig smärta, erfarenhet, icke farmakologisk, omvårdnad
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5195OAI: diva2:612478
Subject / course
Nursing science
Available from: 2013-04-02 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2013-04-02Bibliographically approved

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