Yngre personers upplevelser av livet efter stroke

Translated title of the thesis: Younger persons' experiences of life after stroke
  • Anna Dahlstrand
  • Sofia Mathiasson

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    Aim: The aim was to illustrate younger persons' experiences of daily life after stroke. Method: A review of the literature was conducted. Background: In Sweden 30 000 persons per year are having a stroke and approximately 100 000 persons are living with a post-stroke dysfunction. Of the survivors 15-20 percents are of working age. Result: Stroke often causes extensive needs of help from others. The persons hit by stroke could experience a suffering both physical and mental. Changes in the new situation were associated with mixed feelings and experiences. Younger persons often live a more active life and the illness may change the life situation dramatically. Often life had to be revalued and adapting to a new life situation was necessary. Discussion: Participation in rehabilitation was important for a successful outcome. Fatigue was a major problem that caused many consequences in daily life. Poor wellbeing created questions and thoughts. A need for information was seen and there was a desire of being participating in the caring. Conclusion: Awareness of invisible dysfunctions and an open mind is important to be able to meet the persons in the present situation. By involving persons with stroke in their caring it may increase their experiences of control, meaningfulness and quality of life.

    Date of Award2011-May-04
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnna-Carin Attåsen (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)

    Keywords

    • stroke
    • younger persons
    • experiences
    • information
    • rehabilitation

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