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Experiences from multimodal pain rehabilitation in primary healthcare in Sweden: A qualitative study among a group of immigrant women from Somalia.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Chronic pain is one of the most disabling and costly afflictions in the world. There is strong scientific evidence that multimodal rehabilitation (MMR) can be more effective than separate interventions to reduce the pain, increase the return to work and to an active life and shorten the sick leaves. Aim: The aim of this study was to obtain the experiences of a group of women from Somalia who took part in a multimodal rehabilitation program in primary healthcare in Northern Sweden. Methods: Seven of the MMR participants were individually interviewed a few months after the end of the program. Five participants gathered for a focus group discussion one year after the program. Grounded theory was used for the data analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in one core category, “regained life”. Two categories emerged, “panic” and “connection”. The participants reported that they had opened their minds; got new ideas and knowledge; got help to improve their adaptation and integration in the society; understood that they were not alone and that there was more to gain when a group of people share their experiences and feelings. Conclusions: The study provided insight about the experiences from agroup of women as participants in a MMR program. These participants pointed out that their experiences were very positive and that the program triggered positive changes in their lives. They attained knowledge about pain, diet and how to exercise, became capable to take care of themselves and improved their self confidence and health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 32
Keyword [en]
Multimodal rehabilitation, chronic pain, primary healthcare, migrants, qualitative study
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-128929DiVA, id: diva2:1057966
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Master's Programme in Physiotherapy
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Available from: 2016-12-28 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved

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