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Att leva med långvarig smärta vid fibromyalgi: en litteraturbaserad studie om kvinnors upplevelser
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Living with chronic pain of fibromyalgia : a literature-based study about women's experiences. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that is difficult to treat and diagnose. The illness is of unknown etiology. The majority of the ill is women. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe women ́s experiences of living with long term pain associated with fibromyalgia. Method: A literature -based study was performed. The database Cinahl was used in the search process. This study includes 11 qualitative articles that have been analysed by a review template. The analysis resulted in two categories "experiences of a changed me" and "experiences of social life" with six subcategories. Results: The consequences of fibromyalgia were that the family life, spare time, social life and working life changed in different ways. The articles also showed that women with fibromyalgia did not receive the understanding they needed from their families or the environment. Conclusion: Women with fibromyalgia feel that they do not get understanding from the outside world. It is important that health care professionals understand and acknowledge these individuals' subjective experiences so that they can give professional care and support.

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2016. , 15 p.
Keyword [en]
Experiences, Fibromyalgia, Long-term pain, Daily life, Women
Keyword [sv]
Upplevelser, Fibromyalgi, Långvarig smärta, Dagligt liv, Kvinnor.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9195Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:910141
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2016-03-11 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2016-03-14Bibliographically approved

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