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Psykosocial hälsa hos kvinnor som överlevt krig: En studie om några kvinnor från Balkanområdet
Halmstad University. Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med föreliggande arbete var att få en djupare förståelse för några invandrarkvinnors upplevelse av kriget i hemlandet och de konsekvenser detta förde med sig i det nya hemlandet med tanke på hälsa och sociala relationer. Sju kvinnor som härstammar från Balkanområdet i åldrarna 36-50 deltog i studien. Kvinnorna har bott i Sverige mellan 13 och 18 år. Data insamlades genom en semistrukturerad intervju med fem olika teman: krigsupplevelser, livet i Sverige, hälsa, socialt nätverk och KASAM. Resultatet visade att krigsupplevelserna har förändrat kvinnornas både fysiska och psykiska hälsa negativt. Kvinnorna, efter så många år, drömmer fortfarande om det upplevda traumat och traumat har inneburit stora konsekvenser både när det gäller sociala relationer samt integrationen i det svenska samhället.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to get a deeper understanding of a group of foreign women who have experienced war in their home countries, particularly, what the consequences of that war have been in regard to their health and social relationships.Seven women - between the ages of 36 –50 and who originate from the Balkans - participated in the study. The women have lived in Sweden from between 13 to 18 years.Data was gathered with the use of a semi- structured interview in five different themes: war experience, life in Sweden, health, social network and Antonovsky's sense of coherence.The result from the study showed that the war experiences have affected both the women’s physical and psychological health negatively. Even today, many years after the war, the women dream about the trauma, a trauma which has led to major consequences both in the women’s social relationships and their integration into Swedish society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
health, migration, social relationships, war, women
Keyword [sv]
hälsa, krig, kvinnor, migration, sociala relationer
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4980DiVA: diva2:326429
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-28 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2010-06-28Bibliographically approved

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