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  • 1. Adelbratt, Susan
    et al.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Death anxiety in brain tumour patients and their spouses.2000In: Palliative Medicine: A Multiprofessional Journal, ISSN 0269-2163, E-ISSN 1477-030X, Vol. 14, p. 499-507Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2. Blomqvist, P
    et al.
    Lycke, J
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Törnqvist, H
    Ekbom, A
    Brain tumours in Sweden 1996: care and costs.2000In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, ISSN 0022-3050, E-ISSN 1468-330X, Vol. 69, p. 792-798Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3. Carlsson, Maria
    et al.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Bjurström, Christina
    Treatment modality affects long-term quality of life in gyaecological cancer.2000In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 20, no 1B, p. 563-568Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to survey the side effects after cancer treatment, quality of life data were collected from females in clinical remission, Materials and Methods: The study was cross-sectional, every patient that visited the outpatient clinic during a period of thr ee months was asked to anonymously complete the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire and five additional specific questions related to gynaecological cancel: Results: In total, 235 patients (90%) returned the questionnaire In general, both the levels of functioning and symptomatology were time-dependent. Patients with short treatment-free intervals reported more problems than the others. When wing treatment modality as an independent variable in the statistical calculations, a treatment-related effect on functioning and symptomatology was demonstrated (p < 0.05 to p < 0.001). Patients previously treated with chemotherapy had poorer role- and cognitive functioning and mole problems with fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dyspnoea, constipation and financial problems, compared with those not treated with chemotherapy (p < 0.05 to p < 0.01). Those patients who had been treated with external radiotherapy and/or brachytherapy had significantly more problems with flatulence and diarrhoea (p < 0.05 to p < 0.001). In conclusion, patients who underwent treatment for gl gynaecological cancer reported long-term side effects also many years after finishing treatment. The problems where related to treatment modality which should be considered, especially when planning adjuvant treatment.

  • 4.
    Carlsson, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Nygren, Ulla
    Qualitative analysis of the questions raised by patients with gynecologic cancers and their relatives in an educational support group1999In: Journal of Cancer Education, ISSN 0885-8195, E-ISSN 1543-0154, Vol. 14, p. 41-46Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Department of LAH/Linnéa.
    Strang, Peter
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
    Doctors' strategies when breaking bad news to terminally ill cancer patients2003In: Journal of Palliative Medicine, ISSN 1096-6218, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 565-574Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Breaking bad news to patients with a terminal disease is a difficult task for physicians. The aim of this study was to study how doctors perceive their strategies when giving information to cancer patients about discontinuing active tumour treatment. Thirty doctors with different demographic characteristics working with patients with cancer in Sweden participated. Semistructured interviews were conducted and analyzed using a qualitative phenomenographic method. The goal when giving this information was described as making the patient understands while being as considerate as possible. However, the strategies for reaching this goal were different: (1) explaining and convincing information, (i.e., giving a long explanation about why treatment has to be discontinued); (2) softening the impact of the information, with the doctor recommending discontinuation of treatment; (3) and preparing either the patient or the physician himself/herself for the information; (4) adapting or tailoring the information to the patient, with the doctor actively seeking knowledge about the patient in order to be able to adapt the information to the patient's level, or with the doctor briefly describing the situation and then remaining silent, allowing room for the patient's reactions and questions (i.e., letting the patient take an active part). When giving information, the doctors' goal was to make patients understand, but the strategies differed depending on the context.

  • 6.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Department of Geriatric Medicine in Norrköping.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Carlsson, Maria
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Breaking bad news in the transition from curative to palliative cancer care-patient's view of the doctor giving the information2000In: Supportive Care in Cancer, ISSN 0941-4355, Vol. 8, no 6, p. 472-478Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the transition from curative to palliative cancer care, communication is of special importance. The aim of this study was to explore how patients with a disseminated cancer disease experienced the information about their incurable state, focusing on the physician. The persons taking part were 30 patients admitted to a hospital-based home care unit in Sweden. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using a qualitative method. All patients described their doctors as experts, despite different qualities. Six subcategories were identified: (1) the inexperienced messenger, (2) the emotionally burdened, (3) the rough and ready expert (4) the benevolent but tactless expert, (5) the "distanced" doctor and (6), the empathic professional. The relationship was described as very important to the patients' capacity to handle the information and was felt to have been built up during earlier meetings. The relationship was described in four subcategories: personal between well-acquainted individuals, impersonal between unacquainted individuals, personal between unacquainted individuals and impersonal between well-acquainted individuals. Both the character of the physician and his or her ability to create personal relationships influence patients' capacity to cope with this specific situation. Education and guidance are needed both in clinical practice and in medical schools.

  • 7.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Center of Palliative Care.
    Strang, Peter
    Karolinska Institutet, FOUU, Stockholms Sjukhem, Stockholm .
    Carlsson, Maria
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Cancer patients' interpretations of verbal expressions when given information about ending cancer treatment2002In: Palliative Medicine, ISSN 0269-2163, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 323-330Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Cancer patients' interpretations of the meaning of words used when given bad news are not well studied in medical settings. The aim of this study was to ascertain what significance verbal expressions had for cancer patients when they were given information about ending active tumour treatment, and what message they felt they received.

    METHODS: Tape-recorded semi-structured interviews were performed and analysed using a qualitative phenomenographical approach.

    RESULTS: Thirty patients with incurable cancer admitted to hospital-based home care unit in Sweden participated. Three main categories about the significance of words emerged: 1) words could indicate indirect warnings as being forewarnings, evasive or ambiguous; 2) words could also be perceived as emotionally trying, as threats or abandoning; 3) other words were fortifying and strengthened the patient in this situation. The overall message given during the information could be interpreted differently: either focused on treatment, on quality of life, or on threat and death.

    CONCLUSION: The understanding of the significance of words to tailor the information to patients helps the physician to use forewarnings and fortifying words and to identify and avoid the use of threatening words.

  • 8.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Center of Palliative Care.
    Strang, Peter
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Center of Palliative Care.
    Carlsson, Maria
    Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Cancer patients' perceptions of their own participation and own resources after receiving information about discontinuation of active tumour treatment2000In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0001-6381, Vol. 39, no 8, p. 919-925Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of most studies on informational needs has been on primary cancer diagnosis. The aim of this study was to explore how cancer patients in a palliative care setting perceived their own participation and resources after receiving information about the discontinuation of active tumour treatment. Thirty cancer patients admitted to a hospital-based home-care unit participated in the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using a phenomenographic method. The patients described their own participation as being either verbally passive or active, in order to receive more information or to avoid information. Furthermore, previous knowledge, at different levels, was described as important: 1) Unsuspecting naive, 2) apprehensive suspicious, 3) well prepared. Patients' own resources included a sense of wellbeing, a sense of security and individual strength. In conclusion, patients' previous knowledge and own resources are important components for their capacity to take part in the dialogue when receiving information.

  • 9.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Department of Geriatric Medicine in Norrköping.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Carlsson, Maria
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Receiving bad news- experiences of family members2001In: Journal of Palliative Care, ISSN 0825-8597, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 241-247Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Little is known about how next-of-kin experience receiving bad news. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of family members when receiving information about ending tumour treatment, with a focus on their role in this context.

    METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were performed and analyzed using a qualitative phenomenographic method.

    RESULTS: Twenty family members of patients with incurable progressive cancer admitted to hospital-based home care were included in the study. Data showed that family members want to protect, represent, or act on behalf of the patient. Some described themselves as assuming prominent roles: the demander-of-truth role, the secret-keeper role, and the controller role. Others assumed more passive roles: the surrendering role, the considerate listener role, and the excluded outsider role.

    CONCLUSION: This study has revealed possible-explanations as to why family members are dissatisfied with information. The results of this study may help doctors in clinical practice recognize the different types of behaviour family members exhibit when receiving bad news.

  • 10. Heedman, Per Anders
    et al.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery.
    Pain and pain alleviation in hospital-based home care: demographic, biological and treatment factors2003In: Supportive Care in Cancer, ISSN 0941-4355, E-ISSN 1433-7339, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 35-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to contrast two opposed groups, namely palliative cancer patients who were suffering significant pain (VASgreater than or equal to4) and palliative cancer patients with no pain (VAS = 0) in hospital-based home care and, retrospectively, to study possible differences in relation to demographic, biological and treatment factors. The ESAS (Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale) was used to assess 191 palliative cancer patients on admission and after I week of home care. Fifty-two (27%) had pain (mean 5.5+/-1.7) and 72 (38%) had no pain on admission [the middle group, (n=67) had VAS 1-3]. Activity was more severely affected (5.4 vs 4.2, p<0.01) and nausea less well controlled in patients with pain (2.3 vs 0.7, P<0.0001). Pain was associated with the diagnosis of prostate cancer (P<0.01) and the presence of skeletal metastases (P<0.001), whereas pain-free patients, with or without analgesics, more often had colorectal cancer (P<.01) or melanoma (P<0.05). The medication profiles differed between the two groups: 22 (42%) of the 52 patients with pain were on step 3 of the WHO analgesic ladder and 24 of 51 (47%) were receiving antiemetics, whereas 42 (58%) of the 72 patients with no current pain had no analgesic prescribed and only 25% of them had antiemetics prescribed, indicating biological differences. If pain was present on admission a pain analysis was formally documented in 23 (44%) of the 52 cases and the medication was changed in 27 of the 52 (52%). The patients improved after I week (5.4+/-1.6 vs 3.9+/-2.3, P<0.001), and the improvement was significant even when a pain analysis was not documented or when medication was not changed. In conclusion, the results of this study indicate biological differences in pain alleviation and the need for a more structured way of working.

  • 11.
    Heedman, Per-Anders
    et al.
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Symptom assessment in advanced palliative home care for cancer patients using the ESAS: Clinical aspects2001In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 21, no 6 A, p. 4077-4082Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Four hundred and thirty-one cancer patients were assessed with the ESAS and a VAS-QoL at admission to Hospital-based home care (HBHC) and subsequently. Results: Pain and nausea were well-controlled (mean 2.5 and 1.8) whereas patients were less satisfied with appetite, activity and sense of well-being. Dyspnoea and anxiety (lung cancer, p<0.001 and p<0.01) and pain (prostate cancer, p<0.01), were related to diagnosis while activity, drowsiness, appetite and well-being to survival (p<0.05 to p<0.001). The correlations between individual symptoms and well-being were low (0.2-0.5), whereas the correlation between well-being and the Symptom Distress Score (SDS) was 0.76. "Well-being" was a better word to use than QoL. Discussion: ESAS is useful in HBHC and data show that symptoms other than merely pain and nausea are of importance. As the global measurement (one VAS) of well-being has a high correlation with SDS, this single measurement may be clinically adequate for quality assurance of symptom control in dying cancer patients.

  • 12.
    Jakobsson, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Fentanyl patches for the treatment of pain in dying cancer patients.1999In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 19, p. 4441-4442Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Jakobsson, Maria
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Midazolam (Dormicum) vid terminal oro och agitation.1999In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 96, p. 2079-2081Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 14. Kälkner, Karl Mikael
    et al.
    Westlin, Jan-Erik
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    89Strontium in the management of painful sceletal metastases2000In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 20, no 2 B, p. 1109-1114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To make a review of the literature of 89strontium-chloride and a retrospective study of time to palliative intended external irradiation number of portals and overall-survival after 89strontium-chloride therapy. Results: In total 93 patients were treated 116 times with 89strontium. The patients with prostatic carcinoma received 91% of all 89strontium therapies. Median over-all survival was 10 months after injection. In those cases when 89strontium was given before palliative radiotherapy, the average of total number of local fields was significantly lower (1.1 versus 4.1) compared to those cases where local fields preceded 89strontium therapy. However, time to 89new external irradiation after 89strontium injection was equal between these groups (3.8 versus 2.9 months). Conclusion:A review of literature conclude that 89strontium is effective for the reduction of pain originating from osteoblastic metastases. It also reduce the need for external radiotherapy and therefore is cost-effective. However, 89strontium is more effective in an early phase of the metastatic disease and preferably as an adjuvance to external radiotherapy.

  • 15. Lindström, A
    et al.
    Backström, T
    Hellberg, D
    Tribukait, B
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Stendahl, U
    Correlations between serum progesterone and smoking, and the growth fraction of cervical squamous cell carcinoma.2000In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 20, p. 3637-3640Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 16. Milberg, A
    et al.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery.
    Sense of coherence experienced by next-of-kin in hospital-based home care2002In: Journal of Palliative Care, ISSN 0825-8597, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 216-216Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 17. Milberg, Anna
    et al.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Met and unmet needs in hospital-based home care: qualitative evaluation through open-ended questions.2000In: Palliative Medicine: A Multiprofessional Journal, ISSN 0269-2163, E-ISSN 1477-030X, Vol. 14, p. 533-534Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18. Rosenquist, Anders
    et al.
    Bergman, Kristina
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Optimizing hospital-based home care for dying cancer patients: a population-based study.1999In: Palliative Medicine: A Multiprofessional Journal, ISSN 0269-2163, E-ISSN 1477-030X, Vol. 13, p. 393-397Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 19. Rydholm, Margareta
    et al.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Acupuncture for patients in hospital-based home care suffering from Xerostomia.1999In: Journal of Palliative Care, ISSN 0825-8597, Vol. 15, p. 20-23Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Rydé, Kerstin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in East Östergötland, Center of Palliative Care.
    Strang, Peter
    Karolinska Institutet, FoUU, Stockholms Sjukhem, Stockholm.
    Crying: A force to balance emotions among cancer patients in palliative home care2007In: Palliative & Supportive Care, ISSN 1478-9515, E-ISSN 1478-9523, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 51-59Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: Crying is a common but seldom studied phenomenon in palliative care. The aim of this study was to explore the significance of patients crying in a palliative care context.

    Methods: Tape-recorded interviews with 14 cancer patients in palliative home care were carried out. To gain deeper understanding, a hermeneutic analysis and interpretation was used.

    Results: Crying was described in different dimensions: (1) intense and despondent crying as a way of ventilating urgent needs, (2) gentle, sorrowful crying as a conscious release of emotions, and (3) quiet, tearless crying as a protection strategy. Crying seems to be an expression for an inner emotional force, provoked by different factors, which cause changes in the present balance. To cry openly but also to cry on the inside meant being able to achieve or maintain balance. Crying may be something useful, which could create release and help reduce tension, but it may also have a negative impact as it consumes energy and creates feelings of shame.

    Significance of results: Professionals need to understand the different levels of crying. In such situations sometimes comforting the patient may not be the best solution, as some may need privacy.

  • 21.
    Rydé, Kerstin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Friedrichsen, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Crying in solitude or with someone for support and consolation - experiences from family members in palliative home care2008In: Cancer Nursing, ISSN 0162-220X, E-ISSN 1538-9804, Vol. 31, no 5, p. 345-353Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Crying has not been studied from the perspective of family members of patients in palliative care. The aim of this study was to explore the significance of family members crying in a palliative care context with special reference to factors that influence crying. Interviews were carried out with 14 family members of patients admitted to palliative care. A hermeneutic approach according to Gadamer was used. Three main categories emerged. (1) Before the start of crying, some prerequisites for crying had to be fulfilled, such as an allowing attitude and courage, time, feeling secure, honesty, and trusting relationships. These prerequisites did not cause crying themselves; rather crying emerged when triggering factors occurred. (2) Triggers for crying were circumstances that created uncertainty and turbulence (bad news), exhaustion due to lack of own time, and sympathy from others. (3) Family members tried to do the best possible by adopting or hiding their crying, to ease the patient's burden and to create a positive counterbalance to suffering and grief. As an interpretation of the whole, crying could be expressed as being shared with someone for support and consolation or escape to solitude for integrity and respite. As a conclusion, crying may be an efficient strategy for family members in palliative care to express their suffering and to gain new energy to continue.

  • 22.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Cancerrelaterad smärta kräver riktad behandling.1999In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 96, p. 318-321Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 23.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Livskvalitet viktigaste målet i nutritionsbehandling av döende.2000In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 97, p. 1141-1144Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 24.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Läkarmedverkan nödvändig i den palliativa hemsjukvården.1999In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 96, p. 438-439Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 25.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Palliativ medicin, nytt forskningsområde med specifika krav.1999In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 96, p. 26-29Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 26.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Qualitative research methods in palliative medicine and palliative oncology.2000In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 39, p. 911-917Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery.
    Qualitative research methods in palliative medicine and palliative oncology: An introduction2000In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 39, no 8, p. 911-917Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Qualitative research methods can be used as a complement to quantitative methods in palliative research. Possible applications are 1) for the induction of hypotheses. 2) for the development of quality-of-life instruments. 3) for the exploration of complex phenomena and personal experiences. 4) for studying attitudes. 5) for the observation of interactions and 6) for validation of quantitative results. Depending on the context and the research question, different qualitative methods such as hermeneutics, phenomenology, grounded theory or phenomenography might be used. The assumptions, the main steps and the methods are briefly described. with some examples from palliative situations.

  • 28.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Symptomkontrollens betydelse i den palliativa vården.1999In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 3, p. 235-238Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29.
    Strang, Peter
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Adelbratt, Susann
    Andlighet kan göra lidandet meningsfullt och hanterbart.1999In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 96, p. 2942-2942Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Strang, Peter
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, ViN, LAH Linnea.
    Jakobsson, Maria
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Palliative mediicin.
    Illamående vanligt symtom i den palliativa vården.1999In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 96, p. 1743-1745Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 31.
    Strang, S
    et al.
    Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Neurol Unit, Dept Oncol, S-41345 Gothenburg, Sweden Linkoping Univ, Palliat Res Unit, Vrinnevi Hosp, Norrkoping, Sweden.
    Strang, Peter
    Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery.
    Spiritual thoughts, coping and 'sense of coherence' in brain tumour patients and their spouses2001In: Palliative Medicine: A Multiprofessional Journal, ISSN 0269-2163, E-ISSN 1477-030X, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 127-134Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, existential questions are easily triggered. The aims of this study were to explore to what extent brain tumour patients and their next of kin were able to cope, understand and create meaning in their situation, to explore whether spirituality could be supportive and to analyse whether these concepts are related to Antonovsky's concept of sense of coherence. Using a purposive sampling technique, 20 patients and 16 of their next of kin look part in tape-recorded interviews. A content and context analysis was performed using a hermeneutic approach. We found that comprehensibility was to a large extent constructed by the patient's own thoughts and theories, despite an insecure situation. Manageability was achieved by active information-seeking strategies, by social support and by coping, including positive reinterpretation of the situation. Meaningfulness was central for quality of life and was created by close relations and faith, as well as by work. A crucial factor was whether the person had a 'fighting spirit' that motivated him or her to go on. As only three patients were believers, trust in God had generally been replaced by a belief and confidence in oneself, in science, in positive thinking and by closeness to nature. Sense of coherence as a concept can explain how exposed persons handle their situation. In its construction, sence of coherence integrates essential parts of the stress/coping model (comprehensibility, manageability) and of spirituality (meaning).

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