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The importance of social support for men and women suffering from major depression. A comparative and explorative study.


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Title: The importance of social support for men and women suffering from major depression. A comparative and explorative study.
Authors: Skärsäter, Ingela 1952-
Issue Date: 2002
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Institute of Nursing
Institutionen för omvårdnad
Date of Defence: 2002-10-11
Disputation: Aulan, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg, kl. 09.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: caring
coping
gender role
life change events
major depression
psychiatric mental health nursing
recovery
salutogenesis
social
network
social support
transition
Abstract: The aim of the thesis was to describe the phenomena of social support and social network as well as stressful life events and their relation to adult persons suffering from major depression. Another purpose was to describe how men and women, who had been treated for major depression, used social support in their strive to regain health. Both inductive and deductive approaches have been employed as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. The study group consisted of 65 participants... more
ISBN: 91-628-5374-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15668
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