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Fysioterapeutens opplevelser i mötet med fibromyalgipasienten: en kvalitativ intervjustudie
2002 (Norwegian)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disease, characterized by pain, implying practical problems in everyday life. The aim of this study was to describe how physiotherapists experience their interaction with patients with FM in Norway and Sweden. Three physiotherapists in each country were interviewed. Qualitative content analyses were used. The result of the study show that informants experience their interaction with patients with FM differently depending on the patients` problems and needs. The informants think that the most important ability is to be a good listener and see the patients as an independent individual. It also show that the informants perceived frustration in the relation with these patients because of difficulties of treatment. Those informants who were more experienced and educated became less frustrated in this interaction. The informants find it important to have knowledge concerning the disease since that can reduce the frustration of the informants in this interaction. The informants look at themselves as an important resource, and primarily to help the patients change their lifestyle. All informants in Norway and Sweden share the same impression about the interaction with patients with FM. They also seem to act in a similar way toward the patients. The difference between the two countries show to be the use of Basal Kroppskjennskap (BK). BK was only used by the informants in Sweden. The conclusion show that it`s important that physiotherapists have knowledge about the disease since that can reduce the frustrations in the interaction with the patients with FM, and that can give a better result of the treatment.

Abstract [sv]

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disease, characterized by pain, implying practical problems in everyday life. The aim of this study was to describe how physiotherapists experience their interaction with patients with FM in Norway and Sweden. Three physiotherapists in each country were interviewed. Qualitative content analyses were used. The result of the study show that informants experience their interaction with patients with FM differently depending on the patients` problems and needs. The informants think that the most important ability is to be a good listener and see the patients as an independent individual. It also show that the informants perceived frustration in the relation with these patients because of difficulties of treatment. Those informants who were more experienced and educated became less frustrated in this interaction. The informants find it important to have knowledge concerning the disease since that can reduce the frustration of the informants in this interaction. The informants look at themselves as an important resource, and primarily to help the patients change their lifestyle. All informants in Norway and Sweden share the same impression about the interaction with patients with FM. They also seem to act in a similar way toward the patients. The difference between the two countries show to be the use of Basal Kroppskjennskap (BK). BK was only used by the informants in Sweden. The conclusion show that it`s important that physiotherapists have knowledge about the disease since that can reduce the frustrations in the interaction with the patients with FM, and that can give a better result of the treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, bemötande, communication, fibromyalgia, relations
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49017ISRN: LTU-HV-EX--02/14--SELocal ID: 66d53c5e-e674-406e-a56c-e82fe3cb19a5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-49017DiVA: diva2:1022362
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, bachelor's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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