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Räty, Lena
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Räty, L. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2011). Patient' perceptions of living with epilepsy: A phenomenographic study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(13/14), 1993-2002
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patient' perceptions of living with epilepsy: A phenomenographic study
2011 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 20, no 13/14, p. 1993-2002Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10146 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03572.x (DOI)000292546100021 ()
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Eklund, A. J., Petzäll, K., Räty, L., Wilde-Larsson, B. & Sandin-Bojö, A.-K. (2011). Sjuksköterskans advokatskap för patienter inom kommunal vård. In: : . Paper presented at Omvårdnadsforskningens dag /Karlstads universitet.
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2011 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10512 (URN)
Conference
Omvårdnadsforskningens dag /Karlstads universitet
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Eklund, A. J., Petzäll, K., Räty, L. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2010). Patient Advocacy in Community Care of Older Patients: Psychometric testing of the Swedish version of Attitudes towards Patient Advocacy Scale (APAS) and registered nurses and nurse managers attitudes towards patient advocacy. In: : . Paper presented at 11th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science EDCNS 2010.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patient Advocacy in Community Care of Older Patients: Psychometric testing of the Swedish version of Attitudes towards Patient Advocacy Scale (APAS) and registered nurses and nurse managers attitudes towards patient advocacy
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10282 (URN)
Conference
11th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science EDCNS 2010
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Eklund, A. J., Petzäll, K., Räty, L. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2010). Sjuksköterskans advokatskap för patienter inom kommunal vård. In: : . Paper presented at Hälsa och välfärd för äldre 21/4 2010.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sjuksköterskans advokatskap för patienter inom kommunal vård
2010 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10281 (URN)
Conference
Hälsa och välfärd för äldre 21/4 2010
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Räty, L., Larsson, G., Starrin, B. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2009). Epilepsy patients' Conceptions of Epilepsy as a Phenomenon. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 41(4), 201-210
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Epilepsy patients' Conceptions of Epilepsy as a Phenomenon
2009 (English)In: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, ISSN 0888-0395, E-ISSN 1945-2810, Vol. 41, no 4, p. 201-210Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addressed epilepsy patients' conceptions of epilepsy as a phenomenon and emotions related to those conceptions. Nineteen outpatients were interviewed, and data were analyzed according to the phenomenographical methodology. Patients described epilepsy in six qualitatively different ways: Epilepsy is (a) an illness related to physical disturbances, (b) a condition related to physical disturbances, (c) a mental disturbance related to lack of mental capacity, (d) a handicap related to psychological and/or social aspects, (e) an identity related to being an epileptic, and (f) a punishment. The emotions confidence, happiness, hope, and annoyance were related to epilepsy as an illness or a condition, whereas shame, fear, sorrow, and guilt were related to the other four categories. This study indicated that, to patients, the phenomenon of epilepsy is above all a psychosocial nature and in that dimension closely related to negative emotions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12827 (URN)10.1097/JNN.0b013e3181aaaa75 (DOI)19678506 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-04-05 Created: 2012-04-05 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Gauffin, H., Räty, L. & Söderfeldt, B. (2009). Medical outcome in epilepsy patients of young adulthood: A five year follow up study. Seizure, 18(4), 293-297
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Medical outcome in epilepsy patients of young adulthood: A five year follow up study
2009 (English)In: Seizure, ISSN 1059-1311, E-ISSN 1532-2688, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 293-297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The appearance of new anti-epileptic drugs (AED) during the last decade has provided neurologists and their patients with a greater choice, but the proof for their superiority over traditional AEDs is sparse, especially their use in adolescence and young adulthood. We studied a group of young adults (18–27 years) with epilepsy and compared their situation in 2004 with those 5 years earlier.

Materials and methodsThe participants (n = 97) answered questionnaires regarding seizure-frequency, AED, side-effects and quality-of-life. Information was also taken from medical records.

ResultsThe use of new generation AEDs increased during the 5-year study period, particularly among women. However seizure frequency had not changed significantly over time, and compared to men the effectiveness in controlling seizures was lower in women. The participants reported normal quality-of-life (QOL), which may indicate that the increase in number of AEDs to choose from actually improved the situation for these young adults with epilepsy. Frequency of seizures and cognitive side-effects of AEDs were associated with a lower QOL.

ConclusionsMore women than men seem to be treated with new AEDs, and that the increase in use of new AEDs does not reduce seizure frequency in young adulthood. The effectiveness in controlling seizures seems to be lower in women in the age group studied. Further studies are required to better understand how epilepsy related factors interact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2009
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11165 (URN)10.1016/j.seizure.2008.11.009 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Räty, L. (2009). Se möjligheter istället för hinder. Svenska Epilepsia, 39(1), 16-17
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2009 (Swedish)In: Svenska Epilepsia, ISSN 0349-5019, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 16-17Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11164 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2015-05-29Bibliographically approved
Räty, L. (2008). Att leva med eppilepsi som ung, medicinska och sociala aspekter. Paper presented at Hälsoforum, Karlstads universitet. Paper presented at Hälsoforum, Karlstads universitet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att leva med eppilepsi som ung, medicinska och sociala aspekter
2008 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-17138 (URN)
Conference
Hälsoforum, Karlstads universitet
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2013-01-21
Räty, L., Soderfeldt, B. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2007). Daily life in epilepsy: patients' experiences described by emotions. Epilepsy and Behav. 2007 May;10(3):389-96. Epub 2007 Mar 26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Daily life in epilepsy: patients' experiences described by emotions
2007 (English)In: Epilepsy and Behav. 2007 May;10(3):389-96. Epub 2007 Mar 26Article in journal (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-18000 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06
Räty, L. & Wilde-Larsson, B. (2007). Quality of life in young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behav. 2007 Feb;10(1):142-7. Epub 2006 Nov 28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quality of life in young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy
2007 (English)In: Epilepsy and Behav. 2007 Feb;10(1):142-7. Epub 2006 Nov 28Article in journal (Refereed)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-22807 (URN)
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2017-12-06
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