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Vuxna personers upplevelser av att leva med funktionsnedsättningen ADHD: - en självbiografistudie
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 thesisAlternative title
Adults persons experience of living with the disability, ADHD : a study of autobiographies (English)
Abstract [en]


·ADHD  is a syndrome characterized by attention deficits, difficulty of concentration, restlessness and lack of control. The number of persons diagnosed with ADBD have increased over the past few years. One reason for the increase is believed to be that the knowledge has increased in recent years and more persons can be diagnosed . As a nurse it is important to know about ADHD and how it affects the persons with it.

Aim. The purpose of this autobiography study was to describe the experience of adult persons living with the disability ADHD.

Method. A qualitative approach was used for this literature review. In this study two biographies were analyzed. Qualitative content analysis was used with a manifest focus.

Results The analysis of the biographies revealed two main categories; perceptions of lack of control and experiences of various emotions. The results shows that the person experience disorder in life, impulsiveness, difficulty of concentration, feeling different, anger and anxiety and being brave and curious.

Conclusion To live with ADHD is something that effects the whole life for the person. To get the diagnosis is a relief and an explanation for their behavior. The authors of the biographies had both had a hard school time where extra help and support would have been valuable. The persons thinks that ADHD gives them both benefits and difficulties. Nurses can better help the persons by seeing each individual based on their own potential

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
experience, ADHD, disabilities, nursing
Keyword [sv]
upplevelser, ADHD, funktionsnedsättning, omvårdnad
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6869Local ID: EXO500OAI: diva2:756548
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Nursing science
Educational program
Available from: 2014-10-20 Created: 2014-10-17 Last updated: 2014-10-20Bibliographically approved

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