About this project
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy where the etiology is not fully established. Residual disability are reported in about 20% of patients 1-2 years after the acute onset. The situation during the acute onset and after discharge from hospital can be distressing both for patients and next-of-kins. Only two questionnaire studies have focused on the situation for next-of-kins. The ain of this study was to describe the experiences of next-of-kins to persons who have fallen ill with GBS. Methods: Qualitative interview study where 15 next-of-kins have been interviewed. Latent content analyses will be used. Analysis is on-going.