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Livskvalitet hos kvinnor med fibromyalgi : En litteraturstudie

by Jansson, Tom; Karlsson, Sofia

Abstract (Summary)
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.
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School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fibromyalgia quality of life women

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Date of Publication:01/09/2008

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