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Men's descriptions of their experience of nonmalignant pain of fibromyalgia type
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Östersund, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5994-4012
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 15, no 1, 54-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to gather men's descriptions of their experience of nonmalignant pain of fibromyalgia (FM) type in order to gain a deeper understanding of this phenomenon. Fourteen men participated in the study. A qualitative method with narrative interviews and content analysis were used. The findings showed that the men's experience of pain fell within two major themes: ‘perceptions of diversified bodily pain’ and ‘perceptions of fluctuating pain’. The pain had progressed from being local to being widespread. Characteristic was that the men described both pain that worried them and pain that did not worry them and also that the pain passed through both calm and difficult phases. This study highlights the importance of acknowledgement that men had specific experiences and used metaphorical expressions to make the pain visible. The clinical indication in this study is that health care staff need to listen intently to each man's narrative and learn to interpret the descriptions of their experience of long-term pain that involve a great variety of both bodily and emotional symptoms. These findings are a crucial prerequisite for the health care staff's possibility to offer support and relief to men with pain of FM type.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2001. Vol. 15, no 1, 54-59 p.
Keyword [en]
chronic pain, content analysis, fibromyalgia, metaphorical expression, male
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96565DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-6712.2001.1510054.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-96565DiVA: diva2:765265
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Available from: 2014-11-21 Created: 2014-11-21 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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1. The meaning of living with pain of fibromyalgia type as narrated by affected men, their partners, nurses and physicians
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The meaning of living with pain of fibromyalgia type as narrated by affected men, their partners, nurses and physicians
2002 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2002. 70 p.
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Umeå University medical dissertations, ISSN 0346-6612 ; 771
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content analysis, encounters, female partner, fibromyalgia, health care staff, interviews, lived experience, metaphorical expression, men, pain, phenomenological hermeneutics
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Nursing
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urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94106 (URN)91-7305-193-4 (ISBN)
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2002-06-03, vårdvetarhuset, Aulan, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:00
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Diss. (sammanfattning) Umeå : Umeå universitet, 2002

Available from: 2014-11-21 Created: 2014-10-03 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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