Træthed efter apopleksi
- Side: 46-55
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-03-26
- Publisert: 2008-12-03
Qualitative research from 2003 shows that stroke patients are more bothered by fatigue than by their physical handicaps. To get a better understanding of patientfatigue after suffering a stroke, three in-depth interviews were conducted with two men and a woman struggling with post-stroke fatigue. An interpretative, hermeneutic, phenomenological analysis revealed that fatigue after suffering a stroke appears to determine the daily life of the patients involved. The fatigue sneaks up on them, and, without them even noticing, they fall asleep. It is uncontrollable and it hampers their lives. The three informants accounted for their daily experiences with fatigue, and all of them told about frequent events in which they had had to organize everything dictated by uncontrollable fatigue. Without doubt, more attention needs to be paid to the symptom of fatigue in the caring for and treatment of stroke patients.