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Livskvalitet hos kvinnor med fibromyalgi: En litteraturstudie
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe how women with fibromyalgia experienced their quality of life. The method used was a literature study with a descriptive design. The search for scientific articles was done by the databases Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, Medline via PubMed and Cohrane Library. The articles were quality-tested and the content studied, resulting in four categories as follows. Research involving the physical aspects of the quality of life showed that sleeplessness, tiredness and pain was commonly occurring symptoms in women’s daily life which affected their life-situation. The symptoms stopped them from planning or actively taking part in social activity. The psychological aspects of quality of life showed that women with fibromyalgia expressed a longing for the life they lived before the disease. The result of the social aspects showed that the women with fibromyalgia wished to spend a lot of time with their families and expressed how important it was. Fybromylagia also had negative effects on their relationships and divorce was not unusual. Work was highly prioritised and estimated as stimulating. The lack of specific symptoms of the disease made the women questioned by people in their environment and by health-personnel. The positive sides of the disease was found in the existential aspects. The women started to reflect about their duties in life and learned how to prioritise in a proper way.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva hur kvinnor med fibromyalgi upplevde sin livskvalitet. Metoden som användes var en litteraturstudie med beskrivande design. Sökningen av vetenskapliga artiklar skedde i databaserna Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, Medline via PubMed och Cohrane Library. Artiklarna kvalitetsbedömdes, innehållet studerades och resulterade i fyra kategorier. Forskning rörande den fysiska aspekten av livskvalitet visade att sömnlöshet, trötthet och smärta var vanligt förekommande symtom i kvinnornas vardag som påverkade deras livssituation. Symtomen hindrade dem från att planera eller aktivt delta i sociala aktiviteter. De psykiska aspekterna inom livskvaliteten visade att kvinnor med fibromyalgi gav uttryck för en längtan efter det liv de levt innan sjukdomen. Resultat tillhörande den sociala aspekten visade att kvinnor med fibromyalgi hade en önskan av att få spendera mycket tid tillsammans med familjen och uttryckte hur viktig den var. Sjukdomen fibromyalgi hade också en negativ inverkan på förhållande och skilsmässa var inte ovanligt. Arbete prioriterades högt och arbetslivet uppskattades som stimulerande. Bristen på ett synligt symtom på sjukdomen fibromyalgi gjorde att kvinnorna blev ifrågasatta av personer i omgivningen och sjukvårdspersonal. Under de existentiella aspekterna föll de positiva sidorna med sjukdomen fibromyalgi in. Kvinnorna började reflektera över måsten och plikter i livet samt lärde sig att prioritera på ett bra sätt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
Fibromyalgia, Quality of life, Women
Keywords [sv]
Fibromyalgi, Livskvalitet, Kvinnor
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-243Archive number: SSKVk05/ht07nr9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-243DiVA, id: diva2:119792
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