Hur personer med smärta av WAD upplever vardagen.
Abstract (Summary)The aim of this study was to describe how persons with Whiplash associated disorder experience how the pain affects them in their daily life. The design of the study was descriptive with qualitative, individual interviews, questionnaire with background facts of the examination group, and diary notes from persons with pain of WAD. Method for selection was convenience. Through contact with the association of whiplash group in a county in middle of Sweden, the majority of the examination group for the study was found. Five persons where given information about the study, one of them choose not to take part of the study, and one of the persons did not complete the study. One further person was asked to participate in the study and did take part and completed. Four persons choose to take part and completed the study, all women and between the ages 31-60. The result is presented in categories: To live with pain of WAD, Loss of quality of life, Changes in life after injury, Consequences of activity, Relations and isolation, Pain and sleep. The legible emerge that could be seen in the study was that planning the days was necessary to handle the intensity of pain. The pain controlled the days and the social relations to friends and relatives experience deteriorated because the degree of experienced pain controlled the day. All persons in the examine group emphasized that their injury can not be seen, and because that the acceptance for their injury and pain is low from the society.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:wad pain every day life
Date of Publication:01/09/2008