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Enfermería Global

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CARRASCO, M.ª Isabel Bonilla  y  RUIZ, M.ª Carmen Solano. Experiences of young diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.44, pp.37-50. ISSN 1695-6141.

Justification: During adolescence and youth psychological and physiological changes occur that are part of the normal development of the individual. The emergence of scoliosis in this age influences the perception of body experience. Background: Knowing how a bodily deformity affects the emotional stability of young people diagnosed with scoliosis. Design: Qualitative research with phenomenological methodology at the hermeneutics. Method: A semi-structured interview was used and aimed at young women with idiopathic scoliosis entered in the spine unit at the Hospital Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona. Results: The main results indicate an emotional commitment that affects the activities of daily life for young people, demonstrating, sometimes with feelings of shame, sadness, worry, fear, bitterness, and rage complex. The experience is lived as a duel to the loss of future expectations. Conclusions: Feelings and emotions experienced and reported by these patients commit their emotional stability.

Palabras clave : scoliosis; adolescent body image; self-perception; emotions.

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