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Struggling for a Tolerable Existence: The Meaning of Men’s Lived Experiences of Living with Pain of Fibromyalgia Type
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.
Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sweden and Institute of Nursing Faculty and Caring Sciences, the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg, University, Sweden.
Department of Health Science, University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
2002 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 12, no 2, 238-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Chronic pain is a major health problem in Sweden because of its consequences in daily life. Fourteen men with fibromyalgia-type pain were interviewed regarding their experiences. A phenomenological hermeneutic method was used to interpret the transcribed interviews. Three major themes emerged: experiencing the body as an obstruction, being a different man, and striving to endure. Overall, the meaning of men’s lived experience of chronic pain was experienced as change in the body, self, and relationships. Striving to live life required achieving balance during both calm and difficult phases of the illness—struggling for a tolerable existence. Information from this study could provide guidelines for health care staff members to give empathic and supportive care to men living with a long-term illness.

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Sage Publications, 2002. Vol. 12, no 2, 238-249 p.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96566DOI: 10.1177/104973202129119865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-96566DiVA: diva2:765273
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
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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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