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A qualitative study of coping in the early stage of acute traumatic hand injury.

Författare och institution:
Margareta Gustafsson (-); Lars-Olof Persson (Institutionen för omvårdnad); Anders Amilon (-)
Publicerad i:
Journal of clinical nursing, 11 ( 5 ) s. 594-602
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Twenty patients with acute traumatic hand injury were interviewed 8-20 days after the day of the accident. The aim of the study was to identify coping strategies, defined as thoughts or actions used by the hand-injured patients to manage stress factors and resulting emotions in the early stage. Stress factors were reported in an earlier study. The analyses of the interviews followed the first steps in the analytical process described in a modified model of grounded theory. Eleven different coping strategies were identified in the interviews. By "comparing with something worse", "positive thinking", "relying on personal capacity", "distancing" and "distracting attention" the patients tried to play down the seriousness of the problem or situation. Other coping strategies used by the hand-injured were "accepting the situation", "seeking social support", "maintaining control", "solving practical problems by oneself", "pain-relieving actions" and "active processing of the trauma experience." The findings of the study show how important it is to identify the patient's own way of coping with a stressful illness situation in order to give adequate psychosocial support.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Hälsovetenskaper ->
Activities of Daily Living, Acute Disease, Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Aged, Attitude to Health, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Hand Injuries, complications, psychology, Humans, Internal-External Control, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Methodology Research, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Social Support, Stress, Psychological, etiology, prevention & control, psychology, Sweden
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2008-11-25 15:50

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