Inner strength among old people who have experienced a crisis in life
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Inner strength is a resource associated with health and disease management. Our objective was to elucidate inner strength in the narratives of people 65 years and older who had experienced a crisis in life associated with a disease. They had self-rated their inner strength as high, and qualitative content analysis was used in the interpretation of the narratives (n = 12). In the narratives, we found that inner strength comprised feelings of being connected and finding life worth living. Having faith in oneself and one’s possibilities and facing and taking an active part in the situation were also expressed. Finally, coming back and finding ways to go forward in life were found to be essential aspects of inner strength.
Inner strength, older people, disease management, qualitative content analysis
Research subject omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-82717DiVA: diva2:662404