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Adjustment, avoidance, interaction, and acceptance strategies where used by men with participation restrictions due to early RA
Mälardalens högskola, Hälsa och välfärd, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3068-5384
Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Pain and Rehabilitation Center. Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1607-187X
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Neuro and Inflammation Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Rheumatology.
Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Rheumatology.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Approximately 1/3 of patients diagnosed with the chronic disease Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are men, however few studies describe experiences and strategies to handle daily activities [2]. Daily life with a chronic disease means learning to live under new circumstances. This also foresee a continuous adaptation to new ways of living. The process of coping in which the individual change the perceived cause of stress as in problem-focused coping or when managing the emotions of stress, as in emotion-focused coping where first mentioned by Lazarus and Folkman [1]. Coping is described as an individual style to handle stressful events that might be changed over time.

Objectives: The aim was to explore men's strategies for dealing with participation restrictions in everyday life due to early RA.

Methods: This study is associated with the prospective multi-centre early arthritis project under the Swedish acronym “TIRA-2” [3]. Participants were 25 males of which 22 were work active, mean age 53 years, contemporary treated with mean disease duration of 3 years. Individual interviews were done using the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) [4]. The verbatim transcribed text were analyzed and categorized using content analysis. The study has been approved by the Ethics Committee.

Results: The men experienced that RA partly required a changed life style and most of them used a combination of strategies to deal with the participation restrictions in relation to RA. In the adjustment strategy new behaviors and tools were used to solve participation restrictions. The avoidance strategy included deliberate avoidance of possible participation restrictions, such as staying at home in the evenings and avoiding socializing with friends. The interaction strategy included to verbally express needs and give demands in relation to others both at work and in the family and ask for help when needed. The acceptance strategy was identified by the wordings used when talking about the experienced participation restrictions as “I accept that everything takes longer time”.

Conclusions: The interviewed men with early RA were contemporary treated and active in the work force, still, all of them had to deal with some participation restrictions. Moreover, this study claims that most men used a combination of strategies to deal with the experienced participation restriction.

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2015.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-161529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-161529DiVA, id: diva2:1367854
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EULAR The European League Against Rheumatism, Roma, 2015
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AB1221-HPR (2015)

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