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New insights and access to resources change the perspective on life among persons with long-term illness - An interview study
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4676-9010
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1864-5777
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.
2019 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 580-1588Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim was to describe individuals’ experiences of living with long-term illness.

Methods: A qualitative approach with a descriptive design was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 persons (50–80 years). They were also asked to self-rate their perceptions of their current health status and confidence in their ability to cope with everyday life.

Results: One main theme was identified: new insights and access to resources change the perspective on life. Personal characteristics and support from others were advantageous in finding ways to deal with limitations related to the illness. Most of the persons experienced a changed approach to life, in that they now valued life more than they had before. However, some persons also experienced lost values and found it difficult to accept medications. The persons rated their current health status as slightly above average, but their confidence in their ability to cope with everyday life as high.

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2019. Vol. 6, no 4, p. 580-1588
Keywords [en]
long-term illness, nurses, nursing, patient experience, qualitative research, Sweden, adult, aged, article, clinical article, female, health status, human, male, nurse, perception, semi structured interview
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30628DOI: 10.1002/nop2.363Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85070898078OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30628DiVA, id: diva2:1348574
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University of Gävle

Available from: 2019-09-04 Created: 2019-09-04 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved

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