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Patients´ Variations of Reflection About and Understanding of Long-Term Illness- Impact of Illness Perception on Trust in Oneself or Others.

Authors
  • Nunstedt, Håkan1
  • Rudolfsson, Gudrun1
  • Alsen, Pia1
  • Pennbrant, Sandra1
  • 1 University West, Department of Health Sciences, Trollhattan, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The open nursing journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
11
Pages
43–53
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2174/1874434601711010043
PMID: 28567169
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Whereas some patients search for deeper understanding of their illness, other patients are less reflective and feel they can manage the illness without further understanding. Patients' understanding of their illness is related to their degree of trust in themselves or others. Patients whose illness poses an existential threat are more likely to reflect more about their illness and what treatment methods are available.

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