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Liv, arbete och förändring. De första åren med kronisk ledgångsreumatism.

Runesson, Ingrid LU (2005)
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Avhandlingen handlar om de personliga följderna av de tidiga konsekvenserna av kronisk ledgångsreumatism, hur det påverkar personernas arbetsliv och hur de hanterar detta. I denna kvalitativa studie har tematiserade intervjuer använts. Tjugotre personer, vilka nyligen diagnostiserats med kronisk ledgångsreumatism, var intervjuade två gånger med två års mellanrum. Studien är influerad av ett intraktionsitiskt perspektiv av hur yrkesrollen påverkas av den tidiga sjukdomen och hur det inverkar på samspelet mellan den sjuke och människor i hans/hennes liv.



Analysen fokuserar på hur sjukdomen påverkar kroppen, självbilden och sociala roller. Intervjupersonerna beskriver hur de... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Avhandlingen handlar om de personliga följderna av de tidiga konsekvenserna av kronisk ledgångsreumatism, hur det påverkar personernas arbetsliv och hur de hanterar detta. I denna kvalitativa studie har tematiserade intervjuer använts. Tjugotre personer, vilka nyligen diagnostiserats med kronisk ledgångsreumatism, var intervjuade två gånger med två års mellanrum. Studien är influerad av ett intraktionsitiskt perspektiv av hur yrkesrollen påverkas av den tidiga sjukdomen och hur det inverkar på samspelet mellan den sjuke och människor i hans/hennes liv.



Analysen fokuserar på hur sjukdomen påverkar kroppen, självbilden och sociala roller. Intervjupersonerna beskriver hur de tidiga symtomen hotar deras självbild och för in känslor av osäkerhet. Deras tidigare balans i livet rubbas. En majoritet av intervjupersonerna erfar svårigheter att leva upp till yrkesrollen när symtom av sjukdomen märks på kroppens funktionsförmåga. De pendlar mellan att försvara, förändra, lämna eller ersätta yrkesrollen i strävan efter att uppnå balans mellan kroppens förmåga och arbetslivets krav.



Studien visar att vägen tillbaka till en tillfredställande arbetssituation var en komplex process. Processen kan beskrivas som en statuspassage. En statuspassage beskriver olika händelseförlopp som jag kallar ?anhalter? vilka personen använder för att finna balans mellan yrkesrollen och framträdandet på arbetet. Detta synsätt beskriver rehabilitering i arbetslivet som en modell av statuspassage och ?anhalter?. Modellen introducerar ett nytt synsätt. Synsättet kan hjälpa oss att förstå den tidiga anpassningsprocessen i det individuella fallet och ge en ny dimension till tidigare studier om att förstå anpassning till kronisk sjukdom. Det understryker också vikten av välplanerade interventioner i ett tidigt skede av sjukdomen och dess betydelse för den senare anpassningen. Modellen beskriver endast en del av det livsomställningsarbete som personerna genomgår för att anpassa sig till ett framtida liv med kronisk ledgångsreumatism. (Less)
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This dissertation discusses the personal implications of the early consequences of rheumatoid arthritis, how they effect the person's working life and how they are dealt with. In this qualitative study thematized interviews are used. Twenty-three persons, recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, were interviewed twice, two years apart. The study is influenced by an interactionist perspective on how the occupational role is influenced by early signs of the disease and the effect on the interplay between the person struck by the illness and other persons in his/her working life.



The analysis focused on how the disease affected the body, the self-image and social roles. The interviewees described how the early symptoms... (More)
This dissertation discusses the personal implications of the early consequences of rheumatoid arthritis, how they effect the person's working life and how they are dealt with. In this qualitative study thematized interviews are used. Twenty-three persons, recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, were interviewed twice, two years apart. The study is influenced by an interactionist perspective on how the occupational role is influenced by early signs of the disease and the effect on the interplay between the person struck by the illness and other persons in his/her working life.



The analysis focused on how the disease affected the body, the self-image and social roles. The interviewees described how the early symptoms threatened their self-image and gave raise to feelings of insecurity and how their former balance in life was disturbed. A majority of the interviewees experienced difficulties to live up to the occupational role when symptoms of the disease became noticeable on bodily functions. They swung between the need to defend, to change, to leave or replace their occupational role in striving to achieve balance between the body's ability and the demands of working life.



The study shows that the way back to a satisfactory working situation was a complex process. This can be described as a status passage. A status passage describes different courses of events which I have named "anhalter" (halts) which the person may use to find a balance between occupational role and performance at work. This approach describes rehabilitation in working life as a model of status passage and "anhalter" and it introduces a new focus. This may help us to understand the early adjustment process in the individual case and brings a new dimension to previous research on understanding adaptation to chronic diseases. It also underlines the importance of well planned interventions at an early stage and the importance of later adjustment. The model can only describe a part of the life adjustment process that people go through to adapt to a future life with rheumatoid arthritis. (Less)
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  • professor Starrin, Bengt, Karlstad universitet
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Care and help to handicapped, adaptation, occupational role, work, rheumatoid arthritis, disablity, Handikappade, vård och rehabilitering
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248 pages
publisher
Harecpress
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Socialhögskolan, Edebalksalen, Beredgatan 26, Lund.
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2005-10-07 13:15
ISBN
91-973860-5-7
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Swedish
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yes
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