Erfarenheter av depressiva symptom efter stroke

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd; Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd

Sammanfattning: Background: Many people become ill due to stroke every year in Sweden. Stroke survivors can suffer from depressive symptoms due to the consequences that come with a stroke. Depressive symptoms can lead to negative quality of life and can lead to an unsustainable life situation. Problem: Depressive symptoms in stroke patients contributes with many different consequences that can cause unhealth and impaired quality of life. In order for nurses to be able to perform their role and being there to support both patients and relatives, more knowledge is required in this area and it can increase the quality of life and health of the patients. Objective: The purpose is to describe patient’s experiences of depressive symptoms after stroke. Method: A general literature review. 10 articles where of 6 had a quantitative approach and 4 a qualitative approach. These then became the result. Result: In the result, three categories were summarized describing experiences of depressive symptoms after stroke. Losing oneself, Losing control and Experiences of vulnerability. Conclusion: It appeared that the experience of depressive symptoms was common after a stroke and could be related to consequences such as physical barriers, difficulty in managing emotions, loneliness and fatigue. This summarized experiences of depressive symptoms after stroke.

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