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Rehabilitering och socialt kapital. En studie av patientens tillgång till och val av rehabilitering i samband med cancersjukdom

Stinggård Kristensson, Moa LU (2014) SOAM20 20141
School of Social Work
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ABSTRACT
Author: Moa Stinggård Kristensson
Title: Rehabilitation and Social Capital. A Study of the Patient's Access to and Choice of Rehabilitation in the Context of Cancer Disease.
Supervisor: Marianne Larsson Lindahl
Assessor: Max Koch, Anna Meeuwisse
The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which patients were informed about the possibility of rehabilitation. Further, to investigate the impact of social capital for patient’s participation in rehabilitative activities. The sample consisted of patients diagnosed with malignant cancer during the months of January, April, July, and October 2008 at Skane University Hospital in Sweden. A survey with questions about rehabilitation and social capital was sent to 227 patients... (More)
ABSTRACT
Author: Moa Stinggård Kristensson
Title: Rehabilitation and Social Capital. A Study of the Patient's Access to and Choice of Rehabilitation in the Context of Cancer Disease.
Supervisor: Marianne Larsson Lindahl
Assessor: Max Koch, Anna Meeuwisse
The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which patients were informed about the possibility of rehabilitation. Further, to investigate the impact of social capital for patient’s participation in rehabilitative activities. The sample consisted of patients diagnosed with malignant cancer during the months of January, April, July, and October 2008 at Skane University Hospital in Sweden. A survey with questions about rehabilitation and social capital was sent to 227 patients with a response rate of 56%. Social capital was defined as emotional and instrumental support, generalised trust, social participation and trust in state institutions. The results of the study showed that most patients have a high degree of social capital. The study cannot demonstrate a significant association between social capital and rehabilitation. However, it was only just over one third of patients offered rehabilitative efforts during or after a period of illness. Research has shown that rehabilitation contributes to reduced suffering for patients and their relatives. It can also help to reduce the social costs in terms of fewer health care contacts and shorter periods of sick leave. Therefore it is of great importance to ensure all patients, regardless of the availability of social capital, the opportunity for rehabilitation. (Less)
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Stinggård Kristensson, Moa LU
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SOAM20 20141
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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social capital, cancer, rehabilitation, Putnam RD
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Swedish
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4465630
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  abstract     = {ABSTRACT
Author: Moa Stinggård Kristensson
Title: Rehabilitation and Social Capital. A Study of the Patient's Access to and Choice of Rehabilitation in the Context of Cancer Disease.
Supervisor: Marianne Larsson Lindahl
Assessor: Max Koch, Anna Meeuwisse
The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which patients were informed about the possibility of rehabilitation. Further, to investigate the impact of social capital for patient’s participation in rehabilitative activities. The sample consisted of patients diagnosed with malignant cancer during the months of January, April, July, and October 2008 at Skane University Hospital in Sweden. A survey with questions about rehabilitation and social capital was sent to 227 patients with a response rate of 56%. Social capital was defined as emotional and instrumental support, generalised trust, social participation and trust in state institutions. The results of the study showed that most patients have a high degree of social capital. The study cannot demonstrate a significant association between social capital and rehabilitation. However, it was only just over one third of patients offered rehabilitative efforts during or after a period of illness. Research has shown that rehabilitation contributes to reduced suffering for patients and their relatives. It can also help to reduce the social costs in terms of fewer health care contacts and shorter periods of sick leave. Therefore it is of great importance to ensure all patients, regardless of the availability of social capital, the opportunity for rehabilitation.},
  author       = {Stinggård Kristensson, Moa},
  keyword      = {social capital,cancer,rehabilitation,Putnam RD},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rehabilitering och socialt kapital. En studie av patientens tillgång till och val av rehabilitering i samband med cancersjukdom},
  year         = {2014},
}