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Meanings of feeling well among women with Parkinson's disease
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 10, article id 28730Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conducted a qualitative inquiry to describe the meanings of feeling well as experienced by women with Parkinson's disease. Nine women were interviewed and we analysed the interviews using a reflective lifeworld approach based on phenomenological epistemology. We present the analysis as five constituents: the body as unnoticed; being able to move on; feeling joy by being connected; finding peace and harmony; and being the director of one's own life. Our findings can be used to understand and promote well-being among women with Parkinson's disease. In care meetings, knowledge about the lived and experienced health processes supports the women's striving to not let illness dominate their experience of daily life.

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2015. Vol. 10, article id 28730
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7387DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v10.28730Local ID: 5c22ab19-9707-4bd7-8464-9201bc97b4ecOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-7387DiVA: diva2:980276
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Validerad; 2015; Nivå 2; 20151008 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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