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dc.contributor.authorGripsrud, Birgitta Hagaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSøiland, Håvarden_US
dc.contributor.authorLode, Kirstenen_US
dc.PublishedNordisk tidsskrift for helseforskning 2014, 10(2):45-61eng
dc.description.abstractThe article presents findings from a pilot study on expressive writing, a therapeutic method undescribed in a Norwegian scientific context. Objective: 1. Gain qualitative data on breast cancer women’s experiences with expressive writing. 2. Evaluate the intervention’s feasibility, based on participants’ experiences of the instruction, procedure, and circumstances for writing. Method & design: The study has an exploratory descriptive design. Data collection was achieved through in-depth interviews, followed by experiential thematic analysis of transcripts. Results: Two women enrolled, participating in writing/interviews. Analysis revealed three themes: "The experience of the writing process", "Writing as working through and work to clear the mind", "Strength and vulnerability in relation to others". Conclusion: Findings reveal that expressive writing was experienced as achievable for two breast cancer women, one year after diagnosis. Writing provided an opportunity to work through, and sort out, feelings and thoughts connected to participants’ lives and illness experiences. The instruction was evaluated as easy to understand and inspiring. The women became absorbed in electronic writing in their own homes. They both recommended expressive writing for other women with breast cancer, especially in the period after initial diagnosis.en_US
dc.publisherSeptentrio Academic Publishingeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectpsykososial støtteeng
dc.subjectkvalitativ metodeeng
dc.subjectekspressiv skrivingeng
dc.subjectBreast cancereng
dc.subjectpsychosocial supporteng
dc.subjectqualitative methodeng
dc.subjectpilot studyeng
dc.titleEkspressiv skriving som egenterapeutisk verktøy ett år etter brystkreftdiagnosen - resultater fra en beskrivende pilotstudieen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 The Authors
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Forebyggende medisin: 804
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Midical sciences: 700::Health sciences: 800::Preventive medicine: 804

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