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Från förtvivlan till hopp: Personers erfarenheter av livet efter 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 (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
From despair to hope : People’s experiences of life after a stroke. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: About 26 500 people suffer from stroke each year – in Sweden. Stroke affects the possibilities of living life the way a person wants to live it. Common disabilities after stroke are paralysis, aphasia and fatigue. Following these physical disabilities are psychological struggles like depression, anxiety, loss of self-confidence and loss of identity. Person-centered care therefore is an important part of caring for people suffering from stroke. Focus on the person's own perception of health and world view in stroke care promotes a better basis for rehabilitation. Aim: The aim of this study was to highlight people's experiences of life after a stroke. Method: In this study a method to contribute to evidence-based nursing based on analysis of qualitative research was used. Ten articles were analyzed from which 3 main themes and 10 subthemes emerged. Results: The results showed difficulties in continuing a normal life as possible after stroke. Numerous factors such as support from family, friends and support in rehabilitation given from several healthcare actors were seen as very supporting through the difficult time that followed after stroke. Findings do however suggest that the support from the different healthcare actors was too weak or too little. This caused problems in rehabilitation and several psycological issues such as depression, anxiety and low self confidence. Conclusion: Stroke causes serious changes in lifestyle and daily living for the affected person(s).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
life after stroke, patient perspective, psycologial issues, stroke, stroke survivor
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12644Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12644DiVA, id: diva2:1230582
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-07-04 Created: 2018-07-04 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved

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