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Upplevelse av fotfunktion: efter konservativt behandlad hälseneruptur
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Previously research shows that people treated conservatively can have reduced foot function after Achilles tendon rupture. However, there are few qualitative studies in the subject, so this essay is written to provide a deeper understanding of how these people feel about their foot function one to two years after the injury.

Purpose: Investigate how people perceive their foot function after conservative treatment one to two year after Achilles tendon rupture and if they have an avoidance behavior in their everyday lives.

Method: Four people who suffered from Achilles tendon rupture participated in this qualitative study. The study was conducted with semi-structured interviews, which in turn were processed using qualitative content analysis.

Results: The perceived foot function is today varied in terms of mobility, strength and pain according to the participants. They feel difference in their everyday life in comparison with before the injury. It appears that participants have avoidance behavior when it comes to the situation of injury. They expressed that the time course of development of foot function from the time of injury until today has been long-lasting but most of the participants mentions that there is still development of the foot function.

Conclusion: The participants experience reduced foot function in varying degrees, who affect them in their everyday life, in situations including walking and staircase- walking. For this reason is it difficult to draw a collective conclusion of the participants experienced foot function. However, the situations where the injury occurred are avoided by the participants because of fear of getting a new rupture. Development of foot function is continuing, but is perceived as slow by many participants and they are not satisfied with this.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Forskning visar att konservativ behandling kan ge nedsatt fotfunktion efter hälseneruptur. Få kvalitativa studier finns inom ämnet, därmed bör denna studie skrivas för att ge djupare förståelse för hur dessa personer upplever sin fotfunktion.

Syfte: Undersöka hur personer som behandlats konservativt upplever sin fotfunktion ett till två år efter en hälseneruptur samt om de upplever sig ha ett undvikande beteende i vardagen.

 

Metod: Fyra personer som ådragit sig hälseneruptur medverkade i denna kvalitativa studie. Semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes och bearbetades med hjälp av kvalitativ innehållsanalys.

Resultat: Upplevd fotfunktion är varierande gällande rörlighet, styrka och smärta. Deltagarna upplever skillnad i vardagen jämfört med innan skadan. Deltagarna har undvikande beteende gällande skadesituationen. Tidsförloppet gällande förändringen av fotfunktion från skadetillfället tills i dag har varit långdraget men de flesta upplever att utveckling fortfarande sker.

Slutsats: Nedsatt fotfunktion upplevs i varierande grad, vilket påverkar i vardagen vid exempelvis gång och trappgång. Detta gör det svårt att dra någon gemensam slutsats gällande deltagarnas fotfunktion. Samtliga har dock någon form av undvikande beteende gällande aktiviteten som utfördes vid skadetillfället, på grund av oro och rädsla för ny skada. Fotfunktionens förändring upplevs som långsam vilket gör flera deltagare missnöjda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Achilles tendon rupture, avoidance behavior, conservative treatment, experiences, foot function
Keyword [sv]
Fotfunktion, hälseneruptur, konservativ behandling, undvikande beteende, upplevelser
National Category
Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-14348DiVA: diva2:509138
Subject / course
Physiotherapy
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2012-03-16 Created: 2012-03-12 Last updated: 2012-03-16Bibliographically approved

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