Att leva med MS : En studie av självbiografier

by Raask, Pontus; Salomonsson, Oskar

Abstract (Summary)
To be diagnosed with a chronic disease like Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be devastating both physically and psychologically. Much depends on how well the person with MS can handle the situation. Studies show that there are many different ways to handle the disease, this can be summarized as coping-factors. The aim of this study was describe salience coping-factors in persons with Multiple Sclerosis based on self-biographies. The study has a qualitative approach and eight self-biographies were read and analyzed. The result shows that people handle their disease in different ways. Salience coping-factors where summarized into themes. Six themes with subthemes were created; to get relatives love, to achieve knowledge, to talk out, driving forces, to accept help and to accept the new life. It is of great importance that medical staff increases their knowledge about coping-factors to achieve a greater understanding for persons with MS. Therefore it is easier to know what areas to prioritize.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:multiple sclerosis coping factors self biographies


Date of Publication:06/08/2008

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