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Ett annat sätt att vara - Kvinnors upplevelser och hantering av PMS

Fisk, Matilda LU and Skaghammar, Ida LU (2017) PSPT02 20162
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of having premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and how women with PMS manage their symptoms. From these results a theoretical discussion was held regarding suitable psychological treatment and interventions to ease the suffering from PMS. Data was collected through three different focus groups with a total of nine participating women. The topics of discussion were experiences, strategies and needs related to PMS. Qualitative Thematic Analysis was used to analyze the data. This resulted in six different themes: Different Realities, No Energy for Others, The Troublesome Anger, Listen to Myself, An Explosive Topic and PMS is Bigger than Me. The participants described themselves as being different... (More)
The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of having premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and how women with PMS manage their symptoms. From these results a theoretical discussion was held regarding suitable psychological treatment and interventions to ease the suffering from PMS. Data was collected through three different focus groups with a total of nine participating women. The topics of discussion were experiences, strategies and needs related to PMS. Qualitative Thematic Analysis was used to analyze the data. This resulted in six different themes: Different Realities, No Energy for Others, The Troublesome Anger, Listen to Myself, An Explosive Topic and PMS is Bigger than Me. The participants described themselves as being different during PMS than otherwise, leading to an impression of oneself as being unreliable. Difficulties with regulating emotions seem to cause suffering, however, the struggle is later forgotten or diminished after the PMS has passed. The participants’ prior experiences with other people having a judgmental attitude towards PMS, an overall low level of knowledge about it and the topic itself being taboo inhibits them from being open with their own PMS. The results of this study are discussed regarding interventions and treatments. Lastly suggestions for further research are made. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Studiens syfte var att undersöka upplevelser och erfarenheter av premenstruellt syndrom (PMS), hur kvinnor med PMS hanterar sina symtom samt göra en teoretisk koppling till möjliga psykologiska behandlingsinterventioner för att lindra besvär vid PMS. För datainsamling deltog nio kvinnor med PMS, uppdelade i tre olika fokusgrupper, för att samtala kring upplevelser, strategier och behov kopplade till PMS. Data analyserades kvalitativt utifrån tematisk analys vilket resulterade i sex olika teman: Olika verkligheter, Ingen ork till andra, Den besvärliga ilskan, Lyssna på mig själv, Ett laddat ämne och PMS är större än jag. Deltagarna berättade att den de är vid PMS är annorlunda mot hur de brukar vara vilket ger en upplevelse av... (More)
Studiens syfte var att undersöka upplevelser och erfarenheter av premenstruellt syndrom (PMS), hur kvinnor med PMS hanterar sina symtom samt göra en teoretisk koppling till möjliga psykologiska behandlingsinterventioner för att lindra besvär vid PMS. För datainsamling deltog nio kvinnor med PMS, uppdelade i tre olika fokusgrupper, för att samtala kring upplevelser, strategier och behov kopplade till PMS. Data analyserades kvalitativt utifrån tematisk analys vilket resulterade i sex olika teman: Olika verkligheter, Ingen ork till andra, Den besvärliga ilskan, Lyssna på mig själv, Ett laddat ämne och PMS är större än jag. Deltagarna berättade att den de är vid PMS är annorlunda mot hur de brukar vara vilket ger en upplevelse av oberäknelighet. Även svårigheter med att reglera emotioner framkom. Svårigheterna och lidandet glöms eller förminskas när PMS är över. Att kunskapen om PMS är låg och att PMS är tabubelagt beskrevs hindra möjligheten att vara öppen med sina besvär. Utifrån resultatet diskuterades åtgärder och behandling samt förslag till vidare forskning. (Less)
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Fisk, Matilda LU and Skaghammar, Ida LU
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PSPT02 20162
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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PMS, premenstruellt syndrom, upplevelse, hantering, strategier, intervention, psykoterapi, behandling.
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Swedish
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8899566
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2017-01-17 09:34:27
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2017-01-17 09:34:27
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of having premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and how women with PMS manage their symptoms. From these results a theoretical discussion was held regarding suitable psychological treatment and interventions to ease the suffering from PMS. Data was collected through three different focus groups with a total of nine participating women. The topics of discussion were experiences, strategies and needs related to PMS. Qualitative Thematic Analysis was used to analyze the data. This resulted in six different themes: Different Realities, No Energy for Others, The Troublesome Anger, Listen to Myself, An Explosive Topic and PMS is Bigger than Me. The participants described themselves as being different during PMS than otherwise, leading to an impression of oneself as being unreliable. Difficulties with regulating emotions seem to cause suffering, however, the struggle is later forgotten or diminished after the PMS has passed. The participants’ prior experiences with other people having a judgmental attitude towards PMS, an overall low level of knowledge about it and the topic itself being taboo inhibits them from being open with their own PMS. The results of this study are discussed regarding interventions and treatments. Lastly suggestions for further research are made.},
  author       = {Fisk, Matilda and Skaghammar, Ida},
  keyword      = {PMS,premenstruellt syndrom,upplevelse,hantering,strategier,intervention,psykoterapi,behandling.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett annat sätt att vara - Kvinnors upplevelser och hantering av PMS},
  year         = {2017},
}