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Anhörigas erfarenheter av att leva med en närstående som drabbats av stroke
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 Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Family members’ experiences of living with a relative who has suffered from stroke (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Stroke induces a great amount of suffering for the people it affects and can many times mean a total change of one’s everyday life. Often there are also at least one and sometimes several family members informally caring for the affected that might suffer in silence. Stroke is the disease that has the most treatment days in the somatic healthcare and is also the main reason for invalidity in the Swedish population which greatly impact family members of the affected. Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate family members’ experiences of living with a relative affected by stroke. Method: Ten qualitative articles were analysed using a method to contribute to evidence-based nursing based on analysis of qualitative research. Results: The results showed that the lack of information and support from healthcare staff severely impact family members everyday life negatively. The support they did get from family, friends and colleagues was crucial for their ability to comprehend their new life. Conclusion: The findings in this study showed that the family members have a hard time to cope with their new role as caregivers. The study also showed that the family members require support and adequate information from healthcare staff to make the caregiving easier.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
experiences, family members, informal care, stroke, support
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12621Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12621DiVA, id: diva2:1230457
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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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