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The meaning of women's experiences of living with multiple sclerosis
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Medical Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5294-3332
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
2008 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 416-430Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We conducted a qualitative inquiry in order to describe the meaning of women's experiences of living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The majority of persons living with MS are women. Living with MS has been described as difficult because of the uncertainty of the illness. Ten women with MS were interviewed and the interviews were analyzed with a phenomenological hermeneutic interpretation. In this study, we suggest that the meaning of living with MS for women can be understood as trying to maintain power and living with an unrecognizable body. The bodies of women with MS serve as hindrances in everyday life. Bodily changes evident to others impose feelings of being met in a different way, which can be understood as an expression of a violated

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7462DOI: 10.1080/07399330701876646ISI: 000255155100007PubMedID: 18389436Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-41849096679Local ID: 5d852f10-66b7-11dc-a0c3-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-7462DiVA, id: diva2:980351
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