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: En empirisk studie av äldre i särskilt boende eller med hemsjukvård

  • Andreas Sundberg
  • Molin Frida

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    An increasing elderly population coupled with an increasing likelihood of pain in oldage means more individuals will be in pain, thus making larger demands on the healthcare system. Studies show that nurses can’t describe the elder’s experience of pain andthere is insufficiency in pain documentation. The aim was to describe paindocumentation in a group of elderly people living in sheltered accommodations or withhome care services. The material was analysed with a quantitative descriptive method aswell as a qualitative content analysis. The inclusion criteria were elderly with pain,above the age of 65. The results showed that many elderly people had pain during restand activity. The elderly more often choose rest than mobility as an activity to reliefpain. The results also showed insufficiency in pain documentation. One obstacle forpain documentation was when the elderly did not tell the nurses about their pain. Therewere several reasons for this, for example that the elderly did not want to be a burden tothe nurses or that they simply accepting that pain were a part of being old.

    Date of Award2010-Mar-31
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorKerstin Blomqvist (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • elderly
    • pain
    • documentation
    • sheltered accommodations
    • home care service

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