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När kroppen inte gör som hjärnan vill: En litteraturstudie om personers erfarenheter av att leva med Parkinsons sjukdom
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When the body doesn’t do what the mind wants : a literature based study of people’s experiences of living with Parkinson’s disease (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurological disease. About 10 million people are living with the disease today, knowing that there is no cure. There are different types of pharmacological ways to slow down the development of the symptoms but little is known about people’s experiences of living with the disease. Aim The aim of this study was to describe people’s experiences of living with Parkinson’s disease. Method A literaturebased study based on analysis of eleven qualitative scientific studies to get a deeper understanding of people’s experiences. Result The analysis resulted in three themes with ten sub themes. The themes that emerged was Readjustment of life, Changed as a person and The body does not work properly. People suffering from Parkinson’s disease experienced physical, mental, social and existential challenges which led to feelings of shame and isolation. It also affected their daily lives and relationships. Shame and anxiety was constantly present causing them to withdraw from others and made them worry about the future. Conclusion Due to the results the conclusion was that an early effort in psychological support, continuous follow-up and information is necessary to give the people the opportunity to manage their disease and to increase their quality of life

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2018. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Attitude to illness, life changes, life experiences, Parkinson’s disease, patient attitudes.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12625Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12625DiVA, id: diva2:1230324
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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