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Patienters och fysioterapeuters upplevelser av fysioterapeutisk behandling vid endometrios: En kvalitativ intervjustudie
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The experience of physical therapy treatment in endometriosis according to patients and physiotherapists. : A qualitative interview study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Ungefär 200.000 kvinnor i Sverige har endometrios. Endometriumet växer utanför livmodern och utvecklandet av endometrios kan orsakas av retrograd menstruation i kombination med hormonella faktorer, ärftlighet och ett nedsatt lokalt immunförsvar. Vanliga symptom är hög smärta, minskad fertilitet och nedsatt livskvalité. Behandlingen syftar till att uppnå god funktionsnivå med hanterbara symptom. Fysioterapeutiska åtgärder har prioritet 2.

Syfte: Att undersöka upplevelsen av fysioterapeutisk behandling vid endometrios ur patienters och fysioterapeuters perspektiv.

Metod: Sex semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes, tre med endometriospatienter och tre med fysioterapeuter. Datan analyserades genom kvalitativ innehållsanalys.

Resultat: Analysprocessen resulterade i fyra huvudkategorier: ”Anpassning utifrån den individuella patienten”, ”Syfte och effekt av behandling”, ”Känsloupplevelser och faktorer som bidrar till drivkraft och hopp” och ”Fysioterapeutens roll”. Den fysioterapeutiska behandlingen upplevdes sätta patientens behov i fokus genom individuell och anpassad behandling. Samstämmigt framkom att behandlingen upplevdes symptomlindra och frambringa skräckblandad förtjusning, men också hopp. Fysioterapeuten upplevdes ge trygghet och hjälp.

Konklusion: Fysioterapi vid endometrios kan upplevas vara värdefull för att minska smärta och muskelanspänning samt för att hitta copingstrategier i vardagen. Fysioterapeuten upplevdes kunna få patienterna att känna sig hörda, sedda och hjälpta.

Abstract [en]

Background: In Sweden approximately 200.000 women have been diagnosed with endometriosis. Endometrial-like tissue is growing outside the uterus. The development of endometriosis could be multifactorial, caused by retrograde menstruation combined with hormonal factors, heredity and a weakened local immune system. Common symptoms are different variations of pain, infertility and decreased quality of life. The purpose of the treatment is to ensure a good level of functioning with manageable symptoms. Physical therapy is highly recommended when treating endometriosis.

Purpose: To investigate the experiences of physical therapy treatment in endometriosis according to patients and physiotherapists.

Method: Six semi-structured interviews were conducted, of which three were including patients with endometriosis and three were including physiotherapists. The data was analyzed through qualitative content analysis.

Results: The analysis resulted in four main categories: “Adaptation based on the individual patient”, “Purpose and effect of the treatment”, “Emotional experiences and factors that contribute to power and hope” and “The role of the physiotherapist”. The physical therapy was perceived as focusing on the patient´s needs. It was unanimously agreed that the treatment reduced symptoms and could engender delight mingled with terror, but also hope. The physical therapy treatment was found to provide safety and assistance.

Conclusion: Physical therapy in endometriosis can be experienced as valuable for reducing pain and muscle tension and for providing coping strategies in everyday life. The physiotherapist was found to be able to make the patients feel heard, seen and helped.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
endometriosis, physical therapy, experiences, treatment, qualitative interview study
Keywords [sv]
endometrios, fysioterapi, upplevelser, behandling, kvalitativ intervjustudie
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-163016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-163016DiVA, id: diva2:1384035
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Degree Project in Physiotherapy
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Available from: 2020-02-10 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved

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