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Kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med hypotyreos: en narrativ analys av bloggar
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women´s experience of living with hypothyroidism : a narrative analysis of blogs (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Hypotyreos är i första hand en autoimmun sjukdom, där kroppens försvar angriper sköldkörteln. Sjukdomen drabbar cirka en kvinna på 50 och en man på 300. Sjukdomen orsakar mycket lidande med olika symptom som exempelvis onormal trötthet och depression vilket begränsar och förhindrar sociala aktiviteter och möten. Syfte: Belysa kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med hypotyreos i Sverige. Metod: Kvalitativ narrativ analys användes som metod. Data insamlades genom 15 bloggar. Resultat: Ur analysen framträdde fem kategorier såsom; Blir inte tagen på allvar, Symptomen styr vardagen, Kan inte lita på läkarna, Möter förståelse från omgivningen och Abnorm viktökning med tretton underkategorier. Slutsats.  Kvinnornas upplevda erfarenheter av att inte bli förstådd och tagna på allvar när de söker vård var tydlig. Sjukdomens symptom styr vardagen med smärta, bristande energin och koncentrationsförmåga. Brist på tillit till läkarnas kunskap och ansvar framkom. Bloggandet var för många kvinnor ett sätt att hålla kontakt med sin omgivning

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Keywords:                          Blog, experience, hypothyreosis, life world, treatment

Background: Hypothyroidism is primarily an autoimmune disease where the body's defenses attack the thyroid gland. The disease affects about one woman of 50 and one in 300 men. The disease causes much suffering with various symptoms such as unusual tiredness and depression which limits and prevents social activities and meetings. Aim: Highlight women’s experience of living with hypothyroidism in Sweden. Method: The data was analyzed through a qualitative narrative analysis. Data were collected from 15 blogs. Results: Five categories emerged from the analysis; Will not be taken seriously, symptoms control everyday life, Cannot trust doctors, Meets understanding from the environment and Abnormal weight gain and thirteen subcategories. Conclusion: The women perceived the experience of not being understood and taken seriously when they seek care was evident. Symptoms of the disease control everyday life with pain, lack of energy and concentration. Lack of trust in physicians' knowledge and responsibility emerged. Blogging was for many women a way to keep in touch with their surroundings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Blog, experience, hypothyreosis, life world, treatment
Keyword [sv]
Bemötande, bloggar, hypotyreos, livsvärld, upplevelse
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11811OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-11811DiVA: diva2:892284
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2016-02-25 Created: 2016-01-09 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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