Det dagliga livet efter en stroke: Erfarenheter från vuxna under 65 år
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The daily life after stroke : Experiences from adults younger than 65 years (English)
Background: Every year the number of young and middle-aged persons who receive stroke are increasing. Stroke is often considered as a disease of old people. A stroke often leads to changes in life. The consequences can be cognitive impairments and movement disabilities. These consequences can have a high impact of the person's life.
Aim: The aim was to describe experiences of daily life after a stroke from the perspective of adults younger than 65 years old.
Method: To analyze data, Friberg's (2012) method aimed to contribute to evidence-based care based on analyzing qualitative research, was used. Ten scientific articles were chosen and analyzed.
Results: The result showed that adults younger than 65 who suffered from a stroke experiences a lot of difficulties in life afterwards. The analyze process generated four categories and nine subcategories. The four categories are "an altered work situation", "lack in rehabilitation", "to loose myself", "difficulties in social meetings".
Conclusion: The study showed that rehabilitation is very important for adults younger than 65 who suffered from a stroke. Their experiences showed a lack in rehabilitation when it comes to their age category. To go back to work, live family life and participate in other social events is important. It's different to suffer from a stroke at younger age when it comes to their needs. Health staff should be aware of these needs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 16 p.
Experiences, fatigue, stroke, young to midlife
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9734Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9734DiVA: diva2:952305
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