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Stroke i nära relationer: en studie om anhörigas upplevelser
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Stroke in close relationships : a study about experiences of relatives (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: The impact of stroke gives consequences to everyday life. The relatives experience that the life of the person suffering a stroke suddenly changes so that they do not have time to adapt to the new situation. Both relatives and the person who suffered a stroke struggled to master the feeling of lack of control in the new life. Aim: The aim of the study was to describe the experiences of relatives of persons who suffered a stroke. Method: This study was performed as a literature review based on eleven qualitative articles. Results: The result of the study was presented by five themes; The impact of life changes in everyday life, The strain of the new situation, Loss of autonomy, Thoughts about the anxiety and uncertainty of the present situation and the future and Overwhelmed by the new situation. Conclusion: The most essential themes that emerged in the result were the experiences of a changed everyday life and loss of autonomy. Information is important to alleviate the new situation for relatives of persons who suffered a stroke. It is also important for the nurse to understand the needs of these family members to be able to meet and support in the best way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Experiences, lifestyle, nurse, relatives, stroke
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9065Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9065DiVA: diva2:902165
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2016-02-10 Created: 2016-02-10 Last updated: 2016-02-10Bibliographically approved

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