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Having knowledge of metabolic syndrome: does the meaning and consequences of the risk factors influence the life situation of Swedish adults?

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature90538
Source
Nurs Health Sci. 2008 Dec;10(4):300-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2008
Author
Frisman Gunilla Hollman
Berterö Carina
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine and Health, Division of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. gunho@imv.liu.se
Source
Nurs Health Sci. 2008 Dec;10(4):300-5
Date
Dec-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Life Style
Male
Metabolic Syndrome X - nursing
Middle Aged
Qualitative Research
Quality of Life
Risk factors
Sweden
Abstract
The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome (MS) are uncertain. Knowledge from those who have experience of this syndrome should provide new insight. The aim was to explore the meaning and consequences of MS. Thirteen Swedish adults with MS, aged between 33 and 82 years, were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed using constant comparative analysis, which is the basis of grounded theory. The core category for the meaning and consequences of having the risk factors of MS consisted of the recurrence of behavior. The participants attempted to balance their insight into the causes and consequences by referring to their normal life, lifestyle, and fatalistic approach to life. Attention needs to be paid to the attitudes of the individuals with MS, as well as the known risk factors and their consequences, in order to facilitate a long-term lifestyle change in these individuals.
PubMed ID
19128306 View in PubMed
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