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Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon lying at the intersection between biology and culture. The modern understanding of pain takes into account emotional, psychological, socio-political and existential aspects of pain as well as physiological, anatomical factors. Our aim in this study was to deepen the understanding of psychosocial, existential aspects of(More)
BACKGROUND Bone-anchored prosthesis is still a rather unusual treatment for patients with limb loss. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to improve our understanding about the experience of living with an osseointegrated prosthesis (OI-prosthesis) compared to one suspended with a socket, through the use of qualitative research methodology. STUDY DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the way in which the fibromyalgia patients understand the meaning of their illness. DESIGN Qualitative, empirical phenomenological psychological method. SETTING A collaborative transdisciplinary interview study of patients' described experiences of living with fibromyalgia. No therapeutic relationships existed between patients and(More)
Throughout the Western world people turn towards the health care system seeking help for a variety of psychosomatic/psychosocial health problems. They become “patients” and find themselves within a system of practises that conceptualizes their bodies as “objective” bodies, treats their ill health in terms of the malfunctioning machine, and compartmentalizes(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to use a phenomenological approach to explore how patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain experienced moving with their pain. DESIGN In-depth interviews were performed by a physical therapy researcher with many years' experience with the rehabilitation of patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain. (More)
Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) poses physiological and psychological demands on a person. RA is a autoimmune disease that can cause pain, disability, and suffering. The ability to notice bodily inner sensations and stimuli (body awareness, BA) is described in the literature in ways that could have either a positive or a negative impact on a person's(More)
Besides specific technical skills, successful encounters with patients require an understanding of the many ways in which patients may express themselves. This qualitative study reports on the clinical experiences of doctors when meeting patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Ten strategically chosen rheumatologists and 10 GPs in central Sweden were interviewed.(More)