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Copingstrategier hos vuxna personer med diagnosen epilepsi: En litteraturstudie
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Coping strategies in adults diagnosed with epilepsy : A literature study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Antalet personer som får diagnosen epilepsi ökar för varje år. Med sjukdomen uppkommer problem som varje person ställs inför. För att vuxna personer med diagnosen epilepsi ska kunna hantera sina problem kan de ta hjälp av copingstrategier. Syftet med studien var att undersöka copingstrategier hos vuxna personer med diagnosen epilepsi. Studien genomfördes som en litteraturstudie där artikelsökning, granskning och urval genomfördes på ett strukturerat och systematiskt tillvägagångsätt. Resultatet grundades på åtta vetenskapliga artiklar. Efter analys av artiklarna framkom tre huvudkategorier: Inre copingstrategier, Yttre copingstrategier och Fördelning och användning av copingstrategier. Inre copingstrategier utmynnade i ytterligare två underkategorier: Kontroll över situationen och Kontroll över känslorna. Resultatet visar att de vanligaste copingstrategierna är anpassning, förnekelse och religion. Resultatet visar även på att liknande copingstrategier används i många olika länder och att skillnader går att finna kring olika användning av copingstrategier hos kvinnor respektive män. Ytterligare forskning kring copingstrategier behövs för att förståelsen kring olika copingstrategier i sin tur ska kunna utmynna i bättre omvårdnad för vuxna personer med diagnosen epilepsi. Detta genom att sjuksköterskan lättare ska kunna vägleda och förstå vuxna personer med diagnosen epilepsi. 

Abstract [en]

The number of people who are diagnosed with epilepsy increases each year and what is more each person stricken by the disease also experiences different issues all related to the illness. To be able handle the problems generated from epilepsy they can use different coping strategies. The aim of this study was to examine coping strategies among adults diagnosed with epilepsy and it was made as a literary study where article search, examination and selection was done according to a structural and methodical approach. The result was based upon eight scholarly articles. After an analysis of the articles three main categories emerged: Internalized coping strategy, external coping strategy and allocation and use of coping strategies. Internalized coping strategy gave rise to two additional lower categories: situation-focused coping and emotion-focused coping. The result shows that the most common coping strategies are adaption, denial and religion. Furthermore it is also shown that similar strategies are used among many countries, whereas there is a difference between men and women. Additional research is needed within this field to increase the knowledge about coping strategies among people with epilepsy. The effect of this knowledge is that it will be easier for nurses to guide and understand people diagnosed with epilepsy. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Adults, Coping strategies, Epilepsy
Keyword [sv]
Copingstrategier, Epilepsi, Vuxna
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Nursing Neurology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30910OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30910DiVA: diva2:929109
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Nursing
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Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-05-17 Last updated: 2016-06-01Bibliographically approved

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