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Utmattningssyndrom bland högskolestudenter: En intervjustudie
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Objective: The aim of this study is to increase understanding how chronic fatigue syndrome affects university students' lifes.

Method: The study used a qualitative method where five interviews were conducted on college students aged 19-25 years, which at some time during their life had chronic fatigue syndrome. The data was processed through content analysis.

Results: The results showed that chronic fatigue syndrome affected students’ life situation. They needed treatment and were on sick-leave during certain periods and had problems with memory, concentration and focus.

Conclusion: Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can manifest in terms of headaches, stomach pain, weight loss, weight gain and insomnia. The factors that influence if a college student develops fatigue syndrome is a heavy workload from work and studies, high demands and no time for recovery. However further research is needed on the relationship between being a student and chronic fatigue syndrome to clarify causal factors.

Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Syftet med denna studie är att få ökad förståelse för hur utmattningssyndrom påverkar högskolestudenter.

Metod: En kvalitativ studie har genomförts genom fem intervjuer med högskolestudenter 19-25 år som någon gång i sitt liv haft utmattningssyndrom. Resultatet analyserades genom en konventionell innehållsanalys.

Resultat: Utmattningssyndrom påverkade studenterna. De behövde och fick behandling och sjukskrivning, hade problem vad gäller minnet, koncentration och fokus.

Slutsats: Symptomen som studenterna angav under utmattningen var huvudvärk, magont, viktnedgång, viktuppgång och sömnproblem. De utlösande faktorerna som angavs hög arbetsbelastning från arbete och studier, höga krav och för lite tid för återhämtning. Slutsatsen är även att vidare forskning behövs kring varför studenter drabbas av utmattningssyndrom.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 31 p.
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21185OAI: diva2:900661
Subject / course
Public health science
Educational program
Health education
Available from: 2016-02-15 Created: 2016-02-04 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved

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