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Den kroniska smärtan – min vän: En litteraturbaserade studie grundad i kvalitativ forskning
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.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The chronic pain – my friend : A literature-based study based on qualitative research. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background –

The definition of chronic pain is when the patient has had the pain for at least three months. Chronic pain is involved in different kinds of diseases such as fibromyalgia, arthrosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Pain is a subjective experience and because of that, it becomes difficult for nurses to asses and understand patient's experience of pain.

Aim –

The aim of this study was to describe patient's experiences of living with chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders and neuropathic pain.

Method –

A literature-based study based on analysis of eight qualitative articles was conducted.

Results –

The study showed five main categories and eleven subcategories. The main categories were learning to manage the pain, adapt everyday life, powerlessness by meeting incomprehension for the pain, strengthened energy by feeling support and understanding and having a positive attitude to life.

Conclusion –

Despite suffering from chronic pain the patients found that a positive attitude was essential to help them focus on strengths rather than weakness. It was also important to find ways to handle the pain and make it bearable. Having supporting and understanding relatives was essential for the patient. The family gave the patient strength to cope with the pain and a meaning in life. The patients experienced that their pain were questioned by health professionals. Patients also believed that it is important to understand as a health professional.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Chronic pain, daily life, experiences, manage, patient
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7338Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7338DiVA: diva2:787884
Subject / course
Public health science
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-02-13 Created: 2015-02-12 Last updated: 2015-02-13Bibliographically approved

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