Lived experience of MS-related fatigue: a phenomenological interview study
2003 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, E-ISSN 1873-491X, Vol. 40, no 7, 707-717 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Fatigue is a major problem among individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), but its meaning in daily living is unclear. The aim was to describe MS-related fatigue as lived by a group of individuals diagnosed with MS. Interviews with nine individuals were analysed from a phenomenological perspective.
Main findings: MS-related fatigue is living with a time-consuming and all absorbing phenomenon, involving the body and the whole human being. Fatigue is commonly non-constructively perceived and expressed in terms of energy loss, emotional afflictions, dependency and restrictions of life in general, however, it is also constructively perceived and involves a desire to accept life and strive for a better situation.
Conclusion: MS-related fatigue is a comprehensive phenomenon and its relationship with self-care requires further investigation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 40, no 7, 707-717 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26876DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00010-5Local ID: 11497OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26876DiVA: diva2:247426