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Upplevelsen av att vara riskperson för Huntingtons sjukdom
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The experience of being a person living at risk for Huntington's disease (English)
Abstract [en]

Background:

Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with a hereditary of 50 percent. In Sweden the prevalence of HD is 4,7 – 5,6 per 100 000 population. The onset of the disease starts with cognitive impairment and later on it effects the motor skills. Today there is no cure.

Aim:

The aim of this study was to describe the experience of being at risk for Huntington's disease.

Method:

The study was designed as a literature review with the aim to compare similarities and differences.

Results:

The results showed that a person living at risk for HD is affected in life before the time when the onset starts. Living at risk means that a person have to decide to take the genetic test or not. It's a decision that is hard to make but can be helpful in future questions as making a family.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
Communication, experience, genetic risk, Huntington’s disease, reproduction
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Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7142Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7142DiVA: diva2:770793
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2014-12-16Bibliographically approved

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