Erfarenheter av föräldraskap hos kvinnor och män med Cystisk Fibros

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Today most patients with CF
reach adulthood and consequently
marry and have children.
Health care systems are lacking
in knowledge of how these adults
cope with the strain of having
Eight patients were interviewed
about their experiences of having
children. The study was a qualitative
descriptive study and the
patients were interviewed with
open questions regarding their
experiences of parenthood.
The analysis showed that most of
them found it natural to become a
parent. Despite their chronic disease
they had, on the whole, a
healthy self-concept. Many of
them experienced a strengthening
of their relationship with their
partner notwithstanding the
strain many of them experience
when becoming pregnant and
then adapting to life with a new
baby and its needs. Partners took
greater responsibility upon
themselves in caring for the children.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nursing
Translated title of the contributionExperiences of parenthood among women and men with cystic fibrosis
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)27
JournalVård i Norden
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000)