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"Då känner man mer att man hör till samma grupp på något sätt": Ungdomar med diabetes - studie av en stödgruppsverksamhet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to examine how adolescents with diabetes describe and value their experience of participating in a support group and how they describe the issues of being a teenager with diabetes. This is a qualitative study and we have interviewed three young women who have been participating in a support group. The results of the interviews were analyzed through a phenomenological method and then compared to earlier research and interpreted through symbolic interactionism and Erikson's development-theory, which were our theories of choice. Our findings support earlier research when stating that support groups are important and necessary for adolescents with chronic illnesses. Our interviewees stated that they think that one of the most important benefits of support groups is to meet other people in their situation; same age and same chronic illness.

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2009. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
support group, adolecent, teenager, youth, diabetes, chronic illness, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology
Keyword [sv]
stödgrupp, ungdom, tonåring, diabetes, kronisk sjukdom, symbolisk interaktionism, fenomenologi
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28482OAI: diva2:224631
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-08-21 Created: 2009-06-19 Last updated: 2009-08-21Bibliographically approved

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