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Patienters upplevelse av ett liv med bipolär sjukdom: En självbiografistudie
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients' experience of a life with bipolar disease : An autobiography study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Bipolär sjukdom breder ut sig allt mer i Sverige och orsakar stort lidande för den drabbade individen. Sjukdomen pendlar mellan återkommande maniska och depressiva skov, som sliter både fysiskt och psykiskt. Sjukdomen har hög dödlighet och kräver förståelse och kunskap från sjuksköterskor, som med rätt medel kan göra skillnad för människor som lever med bipolär sjukdom. Syfte: Att beskriva patienters upplevelser av hur bipolär sjukdom påverkar det dagliga livet. Metod: Kvalitativ innehållsanalys med induktiv ansats. Datan samlades ur självbiografier författade av personer med bipolär sjukdom. Resultat: Ur analysen av datamaterialet framträdde två teman: Leva mellan ytterligheter och Känna sig utanför med nio subteman. Konklusion: Att leva med bipolär sjukdom innebär ofta stort lidande, med kroppsliga och mentala besvär. Sjuksköterskor har stora möjligheter att lindra detta lidande, men behöver då kunskap och förståelse för livet med bipolär sjukdom.

Abstract [en]

Background: Bipolar disease keeps spreading across Sweden and causes great suffering. The disease alternates between recurrent manic and depressive relapses, taking its toll both physically and mentally. The disease has a high mortality and nurses need understanding and knowledge to find the right tools with which they are able to make a difference for people with bipolar disease. Aim: To describe patients experiences of the influence of bipolar disease in the daily life. Method: A qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach. The data was gathered from autobiographies written by people diagnosed with bipolar disease. Result: From the analysis of data material two themes emerged: Living between extremes and Feelings of not fitting in and being singled out. The informants experienced great contrasts in the symptoms, from complete darkness to feelings of invincibility with nine subthemes. Conclusion: Life with bipolar disease causes great suffering, both mentally and physically. Nurses have the opportunity to ease this suffering, but this will need knowledge and understanding of bipolar disease.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
autobiography, bipolar disease, experiences, nurse, patient perspective
Keywords [sv]
bipolär sjukdom, patientperspektiv, sjuksköterska, självbiografi, upplevelser
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-15104DiVA, id: diva2:1202631
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2018-05-21 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved

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