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Sources and expressions of inner strength among old people who have experienced a crisis in life associated with a disease
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
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2017 (English)In: Nordic journal of nursing research, ISSN 2057-1585, E-ISSN 2057-1593, Vol. 37, no 1, 20-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inner strength is reported as an important resource associated with aging, health, and disease management. The aim was toexplore inner strength in people (n ¼ 12) aged 65 years and older, who had experienced a crisis in life associated with a disease. The participants had self-rated their inner strength as high. We found that sources of inner strength were mutual love and support, and the fact that tough times have been managed before. Expressions of inner strength comprised focusing on possibilities instead of brooding, facing and take an active part in care and treatment, and being able to confront reality and pick yourself up again. Inner strength is a complex phenomenon. Increased knowledge of inner strength can serve as an aid inefforts to identify the need to promote inner strength.

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Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 37, no 1, 20-26 p.
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disease management, experiences, inner strength, old people, qualitative content analysis
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Nursing
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Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124961DOI: 10.1177/2057158516659839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124961DiVA: diva2:956942
Available from: 2016-08-31 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2017-10-10Bibliographically approved

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