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Det förändrade livet: den vuxna personens upplevelse av att leva med afasi till följd av stroke
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The changed life: the adults experience of living with aphasia following a stroke (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Every year 25 000- 30 000 people strikes with stroke. Out of these, at least every fifth is affected with aphasia. Affected with aphasia may cause an essential impact and change in the everyday life. The changes may also result in a suffering for the adult with aphasia. Therefore it’s important that the nurse has adequate knowledge of what aphasia is and treats the person for whom it is, not for its illness. Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate the adult’s experience of aphasia’s impact in the changed life after stroke. Method: A qualitative method to contribute to evidence-based nursing with a ground in analysis of qualitative research, was used to enable a deeper understanding of adult’s experiences of aphasia. Ten qualitative articles were analysed, four themes and eight subthemes emerged. Results: The results showed that the adult with aphasia experienced a loss of the identity, loved ones and work. Aphasia also caused a change in the language ability that affected participation in social activities. All resulting in a suffering. To cope with the aphasia’s difficulties, different strategies evolved. The adult with aphasia also described the social support to be important but also to accept what aphasia had contributed in the changed life. Conclusion: According to the results the language appeared to be a central part to whom we are. When the language ability no longer existed, a suffering emerged. Keywords: Aphasia, communication, patient’s perspective, stroke, suffering.

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2017. , p. 18
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Aphasia, communication, patient’s perspective, stroke, suffering
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12330Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12330DiVA, id: diva2:1209101
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Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-21 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved

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