Hverdagslivet som ung pårørende til en forælder med sclerose

Elisabet Sigurgísladóttir Moesgaard, Louise Kamilla Haupt & Nina Maria Briguglio Johansen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


Everyday life as a young adult with parental multiple sclerosis

The purpose of this study was to explore the conduct of everyday life and self-understanding of two young adults with a parental multiple sclerosis. With a focus on the everyday life experiences of the young adults, limiting and enabling life conditions were identified and related to living with a parent with sclerosis. Finally, the conduct of everyday life and the self- understanding of the young adults were seen in relation to the social context they live in.

With Critical Psychology as a theoretical frame two young adults with parental multiple sclerosis were interviewed about their conduct of everyday life and self-understanding. Two qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted; one face-to-face interview and one skype-interview. To analyze the interviews several empiric life themes were identified and discussed.

Based on the analysis of the two interviews it was concluded that living with a parent with multiple sclerosis has a great impact on the conduct of everyday life and self-understanding of the two young adults. The two young adults and their families have lived under different conditions and they have therefore handled living with the disease differently. The fact that none of the young adults have been offered help in their difficult situation has led us to the conclusion that all children and adolescents who are relatives of a parent with chronic disabling illness must be offered help and support.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato3 jan. 2019
Antal sider51
VejledereCharlotte Chalmer Rasmussen


  • Sclerose
  • Pårørende
  • Unge
  • Familie
  • Daglig livsførelse
  • Selvforståelse
  • Kritisk Psykologi
  • Hverdagsliv