liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Caring and uncaring experiences as narrated by persons with long-term pain after a stroke
Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Acute Internal Medicine.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2007 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 21, no 1, 41-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to describe how persons with long-term pain after a stroke experience their care. The study is part of a larger research project concerning a group persons suffering from long-term pain after a stroke. Qualitative interviews were performed with 43 persons suffering from central poststroke pain, nociceptive pain or tension-type headache after their stroke incident. Content congruence emerged among the narratives (n = 43), and therefore the most information-rich ones (n = 23) were selected for deeper investigation by means of qualitative content analysis. The results reveal the patients' need for being respected, understood and supported, also for being given adequate time and information. Accessibility and continuity in the professional contacts and with regard to medical and physical treatment was emphasized. The participants' narratives highlight the importance of the professionals having knowledge of pain and pain management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 21, no 1, 41-47 p.
Keyword [en]
caring, chronic pain, content analysis, neuropathic pain, nociceptive pain, headache, stroke
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13722DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2007.00449.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13722DiVA: diva2:21205
Available from: 2004-01-18 Created: 2004-01-18 Last updated: 2017-12-13
In thesis
1. Living with Long-Term Pain after a Stroke
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living with Long-Term Pain after a Stroke
2003 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The general aim of this thesis was to classify and describe long-term pain two years after a stroke and to describe the experiences of pain, and the consequences it has on the persons’ lives. The studies were conducted from a multidimensional perspective on pain, combining quantitative and qualitative methods. Three types of long-term pain were classified and described among the 43 participants included, aged 33-82 years. These were central post-stroke pain, nociceptive, mainly shoulder pain, and tension-type headache. Pain onset, within one to six months in most of the cases was after discharge from the hospital. Continuous pain or pain almost every day was reported by nearly two-thirds. The pain was mostly described as troublesome, annoying and tiring in all pain groups. The rating of pain intensity revealed individual differences among the participants within the pain groups. In addition to long-term pain, the participants suffered several impairments and nearly half of them were dependent on others, and two-thirds on assistive devices. Several coping strategies were described, most often problem-focused. Their health-related quality of life was decreased, mostly related to their long-term pain and physical impairments. Their experiences of caring revealed the need of improvements in knowledge about longterm pain, attention and understanding among the professionals, and continuity in the contacts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2003. 78 p.
Series
Linköping University Medical Dissertations, ISSN 0345-0082 ; 827
Keyword
stroke, central pain, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, nociceptive pain, shoulder, pain, tension-type headache, pain assessment, disability, activities of daily living, coping, health-related quality of life, mood, caring
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-5228 (URN)91-7373-518-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2003-12-12, Aulan, Örbero universitet, Örebro, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note
On the day of the public defence the status of article III was: Accepted for publication and the status of article IV was: In press.Available from: 2004-01-18 Created: 2004-01-18 Last updated: 2012-01-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textLink to Ph.D. Thesis

Authority records BETA

Ek, Anna-ChristinaAhlström, Gerd

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ek, Anna-ChristinaAhlström, Gerd
By organisation
Nursing ScienceFaculty of Health SciencesNursing ScienceDepartment of Acute Internal Medicine
In the same journal
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 88 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf