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Being next-of-kin to a person who has fallen ill with Guillain-Barrés syndrome

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Project information

Project status

In progress


Anette Forsberg

Research subject

Research environments

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.


Research funding bodies

  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Region Örebro County