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Living with chronic illness
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap.
University of Gävle, Department of Caring Sciences and Sociology, Ämnesavdelningen för vårdvetenskap.
2009 (English)In: The 2nd International Research Seminar on Salutogenesis: Helsinki, May 14-16, 2009, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aim: To study differences between two groups, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic heart failure (CHF), regarding sense of coherence (SOC), General Self-efficacy (GSE), and quality of life (QoL) as well as relationships between these variables. 

Design: Descriptive, comparative and correlative design.  

Sample: A Swedish sample of 100 patients (59 CHF and 41 ESRD) was included. The mean age was 68 years (46 – 80 years).  

Measures: Data were collected with the SOC, the GSE and the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LSQ). Age, sex, educational level and living area were also examined.    

Data analysis: Differences were tested with chi-square and Mann-Whitney U-test and correlations with Pearson’s correlation coefficient. 

Results: Both SOC (r=0.58, P<0.01) and GSE (r=0.46, P=<0.01) were positively correlated with LSQ. No significant differences between the two groups were found for the study variables. Older persons (>65 years) rated their personal relationships within QoL higher (P=0.045) and older ESRD patients their SOC stronger (P=0.049). Men with CHF rated their self-efficacy higher (P=0.034).

Conclusions: Our preliminary results indicate that it seems more important how the individual tackle their present situation than what chronic illness they have.  

 

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-7672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-7672DiVA, id: diva2:354412
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The 2nd International Research Seminar on Salutogenesis, May 14-16, 2009, Helsinki, Finland
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LVO-CopQoLAvailable from: 2010-10-12 Created: 2010-10-01 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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