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  1. Coping with chronic illness : a qualitative study of coping with postpolio syndrome.

    Article - En anglais

    The study describes how 24 people with postpolio syndrome (PPS) cope with their problems.

    Two qualitative interviews were conducted. 6 weeks apart.

    The interviews were analysed inductively.

    It was found that the participants experienced many types of illness-related problems in their everyday lives.

    Furthermore, they describe the progressive deterioration in terms of a a general weakness, fatigue and pain - these adding to the emotional stress.

    A variety of coping strategies are employed and the result of the analysis shows it to be impossible to carry out a clearly differentiated grouping into problem-focused and emotion-focused.

    By and large the participants have learnt to live with the changes and feel that they have a good life in spite of everything.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Poliomyélite antérieure, Virose, Infection, Séquelle, Coping, Comportement, Evaluation, Homme, Suède, Europe, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Acute anterior poliomyelitis, Viral disease, Infection, Sequela, Coping, Behavior, Evaluation, Human, Sweden, Europe, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0342388

    Code Inist : 002B05C02A. Création : 14/12/1999.