Jörgen Medin

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THE STUDY'S RATIONALE Eating difficulties are common after stroke. However, to better meet individuals' needs, in terms of care, support and rehabilitation after stroke, it was considered important to know more about how patients with stroke experience their eating difficulties while in process of regaining their ability. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of(More)
PURPOSE To explore the experience and management of eating situations among persons affected by stroke, 6 months after stroke onset. METHOD A qualitative constant comparative approach, influenced by principles of grounded theory, was used to analyse the interviews. Thirteen participants were interviewed in the home setting 6 months after the stroke. (More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To examine eating difficulties among stroke patients - a comparison between women and men. BACKGROUND Gender differences have been reported in studies of stroke, but the findings are inconclusive and few of these studies have specifically focused on gender differences in eating difficulties. DESIGN This study was a descriptive,(More)
Many patients experience sleep disturbances and a reduced quality of sleep while hospitalised. Studies have shown that a person with a disease and/or a bodily injury has an increased need for sleep. Patients’ experiences of sleep should govern how sleep disturbances should be managed. It is thus necessary to focus upon and describe patients’ needs and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with atrial fibrillation often have an impaired quality of life (QoL). Practising yoga may decrease stress and have positive effects on mental and physical health. The aim of this study was to investigate whether yoga can improve QoL and decrease blood pressure and heart rate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). (More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study comparing eating difficulties among patients 3 months after stroke in relation to the acute phase. BACKGROUND There is limited knowledge of patients with eating problems early after stroke, hence the progress of eating abilities needs to be further explored. METHOD From March 2007 to June 2008 36 stroke patients(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim was to describe nurses' experiences of patients' sleep at an emergency hospital and their perceptions of sleep-promoting interventions. BACKGROUND Promotion of patients' sleep during hospital care is an important intervention for the nursing profession. To promote sleep and to initiate sleep-promoting interventions, nurses need(More)
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