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Livet efter stroke: -förändringar av det dagliga livet
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

     Background: Stroke, caused by a blood clot or a bleeding in the brain, is one of the large endemic diseases in Sweden. The symptoms are very individual and depend on where the stroke is located. The nurse is a key person due to the importance to individualize the rehabilitation of the patient. The consequences after a stroke are not only visible functions reductions but also cognitive and practical problems. Stroke often leads to extensive changes in life, and individuals who get a stroke have to adjust their daily life.

 

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe individuals’ experiences of changes in daily life, one year or more after a stroke.

 

Method: An inductive, qualitative approach was used. Six individuals with stroke were interviewed. An analysis of the tape-recorded interview material was carried out using qualitative content analysis.

 

Results:  Everything changed quickly in the informants’ life. Their life took a new course and they had to adjust it to the new circumstances. The informants’ physical- and cognitive disabilities limited their daily activities and they could not take care of themselves anymore. Despite their struggles in life, the informants had a strong will to maintain daily routines and they managed this by developing new strategies.

 

Conclusion: All the informants experience limits in daily life. They had to start an entirely new life due to their physical and cognitive limits. Despite all this they had to find a way to struggle on and to try to manage on there own.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Changes of daily life, interviews, limits, strategies, stroke
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2890OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2890DiVA: diva2:374252
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Medicine
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Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2010-12-03 Last updated: 2011-01-13Bibliographically approved

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