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The meaning of women's experiences of living with multiple sclerosis
2008 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 29, no 4, 416-430 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We conducted a qualitative inquiry in order to describe the meaning of women's experiences of living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The majority of persons living with MS are women. Living with MS has been described as difficult because of the uncertainty of the illness. Ten women with MS were interviewed and the interviews were analyzed with a phenomenological hermeneutic interpretation. In this study, we suggest that the meaning of living with MS for women can be understood as trying to maintain power and living with an unrecognizable body. The bodies of women with MS serve as hindrances in everyday life. Bodily changes evident to others impose feelings of being met in a different way, which can be understood as an expression of a violated dignity. At the same time, the women with MS struggle to protect their dignity. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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2008. Vol. 29, no 4, 416-430 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-25772DiVA: diva2:856787
Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-09-25Bibliographically approved

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