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Yogaträning hos personer som drabbats av cancer samt deras upplevelser av den psykiska och andliga/existentiella hälsan
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

SAMMANFATTNING

Bakgrund: Att drabbas av cancer innebär för många en dramatisk upplevelse som påverkar de fysiska, psykiska, sociala och andliga/existentiella dimensionerna hos människan. Syftet med studien var att undersöka upplevelser av medicinsk yoga som rehabiliteringsform bland personer som drabbats av cancer. Syftet var också att beskriva vilken uppfattning personerna hade angående deras psykiska och andliga/existentiella hälsa, samt den medicinska yogans eventuella betydelse för detta.

Metod: Explorativ kvalitativ metod med individuella intervjuer där åtta informanter deltog. Rekryteringen utgick från en cancerrehabiliteringsverksamhet på Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala Läns landsting. Rehabiliteringsformen var inriktad på medicinsk yoga.

Resultat: Den psykiska hälsan upplevdes förhållandevis god hos personerna men den hade varierat under tiden. Samtalsstöd var viktigt för den psykiska och andliga/existentiella hälsan. Beträffande andliga och existentiella frågor funderade många över sin sjukdom, död och meningen med livet. Den medicinska yogan gav positiva upplevelser. Samtliga informanter kände av och erhöll känsla av lugn och avslappning samt både under och efter yogapassen. Gruppträningen bidrog även till socialt umgänge som var betydelsefullt för flera av informanterna. Det framkom även andliga och existentiella upplevelser i samband med yogapassen.

Slutsats: En cancersjukdom medför ofta att den psykiska och andliga/existentiella hälsan påverkas. Den medicinska yogan var betydelsefull som en del av cancerrehabiliteringen och berörde deras fysiska, psykiska, sociala och andliga/existentiella dimensioner. Med informanternas upplevelser i åtanke kan den medicinska yogan vara ett viktigt bidrag till sjukvården och bidra till en bättre hälsa hos personer som drabbas av cancer.

Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

Background: To suffer from cancer often means a dramatic experience that affects the physical, psychological, social and spiritual/existential dimensions. The purpose of this study was to examine experiences of medical yoga as a part of the rehabilitation for people who suffer from cancer. The purpose was also to describe what perception the people had concerning their psychological and spiritual/existential health, and the eventual significance of the medical yoga related to that.

Method: Explorative qualitative method with individual interviews where eight informants participated. The recruitment emanated from a cancer rehabilitation center at the Academic hospital, Uppsala county council. The rehabilitation form was focused on medical yoga.

Result: The psychological health was experienced as relatively good but it had varied over time. Therapeutic talks were important regarding the psychological and spiritual/existential health. Regarding the spiritual and existential issues many of the informants thought about their disease, death and the meaning of life. The medical yoga brought positive experiences. All of the informants felt and received a feeling of calmness and relaxation both during and after the yoga sessions. The group training lead to social interaction which was meaningful to several of the informants. Spiritual and existential experiences in connection with the yoga sessions arose.

Conclusion: A cancer disease often affects the psychological and spiritual/existential health. The medical yoga was a meaningful part of the cancer rehabilitation and affected their physical, psychological, social and spiritual/existential dimensions. With the informants experiences in mind the medical yoga could be able as an important contribution to the health care and contribute to a better health among persons who suffers from cancer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Cancer, yoga, spirituality, existential issues, mental health
Keyword [sv]
Cancer, yoga, andlighet, existentiella frågor, psykisk hälsa
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-294961DiVA: diva2:932062
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Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
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Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2016-06-08Bibliographically approved

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