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Kvinnor med ADHD - en studie av bloggar kring upplevelser av att få diagnosen

Andersson, Katharina LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how women can experience getting an ADHD diagnosis in adult age and to examine their experience of growing up without a proper diagnosis. Data was collected from ten blogs written by Swedish women with ADHD. Antonovsky's Salutogenic theory, with the focus on KASAM, was used to analyse the findings. The results showed that women with undiagnosed ADHD, often experienced functional difficulties and guilt-feelings during childhood. Most women were positive getting an ADHD diagnosis, which gave them an explanation of their functional difficulties in everyday life. Their sense of coherence increased after diagnosis, regarding both comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness. With increased knowledge... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how women can experience getting an ADHD diagnosis in adult age and to examine their experience of growing up without a proper diagnosis. Data was collected from ten blogs written by Swedish women with ADHD. Antonovsky's Salutogenic theory, with the focus on KASAM, was used to analyse the findings. The results showed that women with undiagnosed ADHD, often experienced functional difficulties and guilt-feelings during childhood. Most women were positive getting an ADHD diagnosis, which gave them an explanation of their functional difficulties in everyday life. Their sense of coherence increased after diagnosis, regarding both comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness. With increased knowledge about ADHD and proper strategies, their ability to cope with stress increased. Some of them even felt that ADHD has given them advantages. Their lives appear more comprehensible, manageable and meaningful after diagnosis, which also indicates that their health has improved. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Katharina LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
ADHD, women, girls, KASAM
language
Swedish
id
3567569
date added to LUP
2013-03-27 14:31:46
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2013-03-27 14:31:46
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how women can experience getting an ADHD diagnosis in adult age and to examine their experience of growing up without a proper diagnosis. Data was collected from ten blogs written by Swedish women with ADHD. Antonovsky's Salutogenic theory, with the focus on KASAM, was used to analyse the findings. The results showed that women with undiagnosed ADHD, often experienced functional difficulties and guilt-feelings during childhood. Most women were positive getting an ADHD diagnosis, which gave them an explanation of their functional difficulties in everyday life. Their sense of coherence increased after diagnosis, regarding both comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness. With increased knowledge about ADHD and proper strategies, their ability to cope with stress increased. Some of them even felt that ADHD has given them advantages. Their lives appear more comprehensible, manageable and meaningful after diagnosis, which also indicates that their health has improved.},
  author       = {Andersson, Katharina},
  keyword      = {ADHD,women,girls,KASAM},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnor med ADHD - en studie av bloggar kring upplevelser av att få diagnosen},
  year         = {2013},
}