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Patienter med Parkinsons sjukdom och deras erfarenheter i det dagliga livet
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 Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients with Parkinson´s disease and theirexperiences in the daily life (English)
Abstract [en]

Background:

About 20 000 people in Sweden suffer from Parkinson's disease. It is a chronical degenerative neurodisease which results in lack of dopamin. The motor symptoms is for example rigidity, tremor and bradykinesea, apart from these symptoms other psychological and cognitive symptoms will appear. Aim: The aim of this study is to illustrate the experience of daily life from patients who suffers from Parkinsons disese.

Method:

9 qualitative empirial studies were compiled and analysed by Friberg's analytical method, literature review. This formed the result of this study. The database used for the data collecting process was CINAHL.

Results:

The result of this study became three main categories and 8 subcategories. The result showed that the symptoms influence the daily life and the family of patients with PD. The patients with PD had to change their activities and adapt to the illness when the disease became more advanced. Some felt insecure about being in public. This led to the people with PD stayed home more often and got socially isolated. The disease was unpredictable and inhibited spontaneity. PD changed patients' self-image as well as everyday life. The symptoms affected everything so it was important to receive support and a lot of the patients got it from their family. Several patients managed the disease through positive thinking and living for the day.

Conclusion:

This study results shows that the disease varied from patient to patient. The patient felt misunderstood, isolated and controlled by medication. They felt that they have lost control and identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
Acceptance, control, lived experience, Parkinson´s disease, social support.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8157Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8157DiVA: diva2:854989
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-18 Last updated: 2015-09-21Bibliographically approved

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