Waiting for lumbar spinal stenosis surgery: suffering, resources to cope and expectations
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Objective To describe the experience of being a person with LSS and how life and suffering are managed under the influence of their disease.
Methods/design/setting A Swedish county hospital. Interviews with 18 consecutive patients on the waiting list for LSS surgery. The themes that emerged from content analysis were further interpreted using Antonovsky salutogenic model as a sensitizing concept.
Six themes emerged from the analysis, revealed that living with LSS is a physical, mental and social challenge in which resources to cope with the condition are of major importance.
Conclusion Being a patient with LSS includes suffering, but also to be a person with own resources to cope with the suffering, or having support structures for doing so. Both physicians and patients need to work towards a salutogenic perspective, focusing on resources to improve care, making it more comprehensible, manageable and meaningful.
Antonovsky, coping, low back pain, lumbar, patient-perspective, patient-centered, patient-physician relationship, qualitative study, salutogenesis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spine surgery, suffering
Antonovsky, ischias, kvalitativ studie, lidande, patientperspektiv, ryggkirurgi, ryggsmärta, rygg, Salutogenes, spinal stenos
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject Orthopaedics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264587DiVA: diva2:861056