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Quality of life and coping strategies among immigrant women living with pain in Denmark: a qualitative study.

Michaƫlis C, Kristiansen M, Norredam M - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Many participants coped with the pain by altering everyday life, keeping daily activities to a minimum and taking pain-killing drugs, offering temporary relief.Seeking healthcare was another coping strategy used as an active means to assert agency and as a temporary distraction from pain.However, accessing healthcare also involved a risk of disagreement and disappointments.

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Affiliation: Section of Immigrant Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark.

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Variables influencing the experiences of chronic pain.
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Mentions: Living with chronic pain affected the women's quality of life in several ways (figure 1). In the following, the consequences for their ability to maintain activities of daily living, their mental well-being and interactions with their social relations will be described.


Quality of life and coping strategies among immigrant women living with pain in Denmark: a qualitative study.

Michaƫlis C, Kristiansen M, Norredam M - BMJ Open (2015)

Variables influencing the experiences of chronic pain.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2015008075F1: Variables influencing the experiences of chronic pain.
Mentions: Living with chronic pain affected the women's quality of life in several ways (figure 1). In the following, the consequences for their ability to maintain activities of daily living, their mental well-being and interactions with their social relations will be described.

Bottom Line: Many participants coped with the pain by altering everyday life, keeping daily activities to a minimum and taking pain-killing drugs, offering temporary relief.Seeking healthcare was another coping strategy used as an active means to assert agency and as a temporary distraction from pain.However, accessing healthcare also involved a risk of disagreement and disappointments.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Section of Immigrant Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus