'It's about me'--a narrative analysis of female smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their relationship to smoking.

@article{Nykvist2014ItsAM,
  title={'It's about me'--a narrative analysis of female smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their relationship to smoking.},
  author={Maria Nykvist and EvaLena Larsson and Elisabeth Dahlborg Lyckhage},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={373-80}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive lung disease is a disease that is common among the smoking population. In Sweden, more women than men are smokers. The most effective treatment to improve the symptoms of COPD is to quit smoking but still many women continue to smoke, despite their illness. AIM The aim of this study was to describe how a group of smoking women with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) experienced their everyday life and their relationship to smoking. METHOD A qualitative… CONTINUE READING

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