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Tro mig, stöd mig: jag lider: Kvinnors upplevelse av att leva med och hantera fibrmyalgi.En deskriptiv litteraturstudie.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Fibromyalgi är ett syndrom och ett kroniskt tillstånd som orsakar smärta, ömhet och stelhet i rörelseorganen. Fibromyalgi karaktäriseras också av sömnstörningar, fatigue, ångest, depression och problem med tarmfunktionerna. Syfte: Att beskriva kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med fibromyalgi och vilka copingstrategier de använder för att hantera sin situation. Metod: Litteraturstudie med deskriptiv design. Resultat: Kvinnor med fibromyalgi upplevde en oförutsägbar fluktuerande och utbredd smärta, en ständigt närvarande fatigue, stelhet samt kognitiva svårigheter. De kognitiva svårigheterna visade sig som bland annat koncentrations- och minnessvårigheter.  Att leva med fibromyalgi ansågs av kvinnorna som emotionellt påfrestande. Frustration, ångest och depression var vanligt förekommande och många kvinnor upplevde en misstro och oförståelse från sin omgivning. Fibromyalgin hade en stor inverkan på kvinnornas sociala liv som arbetsliv och dagliga aktiviteter. För att hantera sin fibromyalgi använde kvinnorna sig av olika fysiska och mentala copingstrategier. Slutsats: En ökad kunskap hos omgivningen om hur det är att leva med fibromyalgi kan leda till ökad förståelse och därmed ett gott bemötande till dessa kvinnor. Detta kan generera en känsla av bekräftelse, främja hanteringen av fibromyalgin samt minska kvinnornas lidande.  

Abstract [en]

Background: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and a chronic condition which causes pain, soreness and stiffness in the musculoskeletal system. Fibromyalgia is additional characterized by sleep disorder, anxiety, depression and bowel functional problems.  Aim: Describe women’s experiences of living with fibromyalgia and which coping strategies they use for handling their situation. Method: A literature review with descriptive design. Result: Women with fibromyalgia experienced an unpredictable, fluctuating and widespread pain, an ever-present fatigue, stiffness and cognitive difficulties. The cognitive difficulties found to include concentration difficulties and memory problems. Living with fibromyalgia was considered by the women as emotionally stressful. Frustration, anxiety and depression were common. Many women experienced mistrust and incomprehension from the surroundings. Fibromyalgia had a great impact on women’s social life such as work life and daily activities. To manage their fibromyalgia, the women used various physical and mental coping strategies.   Conclusion: An increased knowledge from the surroundings about how it is to live with fibromyalgia could lead to increased understanding and good treatment for these women. That could generate confirmation, promote the management of fibromyalgia and decrease the suffering for these women. 

 

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2014. , p. 27
Keyword [en]
Keywords: Fibromyalgia, Adaptation Psychological, Quality of Life, Women, Experience
Keyword [sv]
Fibromyalgi, Livskvalitet, Kvinnor, Upplevelser, Coping
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16530Archive number: SSKVk14- 25OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-16530DiVA, id: diva2:718726
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Nursing science
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Nursing
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Available from: 2014-05-27 Created: 2014-04-13 Last updated: 2014-05-27Bibliographically approved

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