Livsverden med Lynch

Peter Wictor Brygger, Tine Hinnerup, Jasmin Alexandra Johansen, Sengül Cifci & Vicki Bonnie Elkjær Pedersen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The purpose of this study was to examine, the influence of a genetic test, and the “lifeworld” of people
with Lynch. This was carried out with a view to increase the understanding of how people with Lynch,
copes their everyday life, with the knowledge of having a high risk of cancer, furthermore how this
affects their lifeworld. Within a phenomenological and philosophical hermeneutic frame, the study
was based on qualitative semi-structured research interviews. Through Aaron Antonovsky’s theory
“Sense of Coherence” and Drew Leder’s “lived body” inspired analysis and interpretation methods
was the foundation in the analysis of the empirical material collected through interviews of three
people diagnosed with Lynch. From this study it was clear that it is most certainly relevant for people
with Lynch to remain control of their lifeworld with help through their social relationships. Despite
the fact that these results can not be generalised it goes through an insight to understand that people
with a genetic disorder are more likely to cope the new situation and sustain quality in life through
resources in their social environment. The findings of this study were compared to scientific studies
within the same field of science constructed by scientist Helle Petersen et. al. as theoretical
perspective, applying these findings in the importance of social relationships and knowledge that
affects and maintain them in a position of risk. Therefore this study argues for the opposite effects
for people with Lynch.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider69
VejledereErling Jelsøe


  • Lynch, livsverden, mestring, genmutation, genbærer, lived body, kropsfænomenologi, Antonovsky, Drew Leder,