Circling around in tiredness: perspectives of patients on peritoneal dialysis
2010 (English)In: Nephrology Nursing Journal : Journal of The American Nephrology Nurses Association, ISSN 1526-744X, Vol. 37, no 4, 407-413 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The experience of tiredness linked to poor sleep in patients on peritoneal dialysis was explored using the qualitative method phenomenology. Eight women and six men in southeast Sweden were interviewed. The patients' descriptions were characterized by a circular structure "circling around in tiredness." This study illustrates the problems of tiredness and illuminates the need for healthcare professionals to assess the impact of tiredness and highlight the need for strategies to improve the patient's situation.
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Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association , 2010. Vol. 37, no 4, 407-413 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59529PubMedID: 20830948OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-59529DiVA: diva2:352127