Vuxnas upplevelser av det vardagliga livet efter stroke
: En allmän litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: How adults experiences everyday life after stroke: A general literature study
  • Hanna Gustafsson
  • Julia Into

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Stroke includes cerebral infarction and cerebral hemorrhage and
affects many people annually. After a person has contracted a stroke it is common that stroke results with complications that affect daily life. The nurse encounters stroke patients on all hospital wards. Therefore they need knowledge about how to treat a person living with complications after a stroke in an adequate and personcentred way in order to provide good care. Aim: The aim was to describe how adults experience complications after stroke in daily life. Method: Literature study which includes 13 scientific articles in qualitative design. The articles were searched via the databases Cinahl Complete and PubMed. The analysis was performed using Friberg's 5 step model. After the analysis process was completed, two main categories and three and two subcategories, respectively, could be compiled. Results: The people experienced difficulties with their everyday lives after falling ill with stroke. Several expressed that they felt like a new person in a new body. They also expressed great concern for the future and the fear of falling ill again. Discussion: In the method discussion, all articles are discussed based on the quality concepts of reliability, dependability, verifiability and transferability. The three main findings discussed in the results discussion are the need for support, the impact on social life and the fear of recurrance and being linked to McCormack and McCance's person-centered nursing theory.
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorCecilia Gardsten (Supervisor) & Susanne Lindskov (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

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