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Att leva med bröstcancer: En litteraturbaserad studie
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. annika_bryntesson@hotmail.com.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live with breast cancer : A litterature-based study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Varje år diagnostiseras mer än 9000 personer med bröstcancer i Sverige. En vanlig upplevelse är förlust av kontroll samt rädsla inför framtiden. Kvinnors existens påverkas till följd av sjukdom och biverkningar av behandling. Genom stöd kan kvinnor hantera oro, sorg och rädslor som uppkommer.

Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturbaserade studie var att undersöka hur kvinnor med bröstcancer upplevde sitt dagliga liv efter diagnos och behandling.

Metod: En litteraturbaserad studie med nio kvalitativa artiklar.

Resultat: Ur analysen framkom tre kategorier; Osäkerhet efter diagnosen, Relationernas betydelse och När livet får en ny innebörd, samt sju underkategorier.

Konklusion: Kvinnor som drabbas av bröstcancer var en grupp med ökad risk för psykisk ohälsa, där osäkerhet och ett informationsbehov inte tillgodosågs. Sjukdomen gjorde att kvinnor genomgick olika former av kriser och behov av stöd var viktigt samt nödvändigt för vissa kvinnor för att orka kämpa vidare. Stöd från sjukvården och hög patientdelaktighet kunde leda till en känsla av kontroll och minskad sårbarhet. Sjukdomen gjorde även att kvinnor upplevde att livet fick en ny innebörd och blev mer värdefullt.

Abstract [en]

Background: In Sweden, more than 9000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. A common experience are a loss of control and fear of the future. Furthermore, the cancer affect women's whole existence and side effects from treatment are common. With support, women are able to cope with anxiety, grief and fears that arise.

Purpose: The aim of this litterature-based study was to examine how women with breast cancer experienced their daily life after diagnosis and treatment.

Method: A litterature-based study with nine qualitative articles.

Result: Three categories revealed; The uncertainty of the diagnosis; The meaning of relationships and When life gets a new meaning, and seven subcategories.

Conclusion: Women with breast cancer were a group exposed to a greater risk of developing mental illness, where uncertainty and the need for information were unmet. The disease lead women to undergo a variety of crisis's and the need for support were important and necessary for some women in order to fight the disease. Support from healthcare and high patient-involvement facilitates and lead to a sense of control and reduced vulnerability. The disease could also cause women to experience a new meaning in life and that it became more valuable to them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
breast cancer, experiences, new meaning, support, uncertainty
Keyword [sv]
bröstcancer, ny innebörd, osäkerhet, stöd, upplevelser
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Cancer and Oncology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13541OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13541DiVA: diva2:1093027
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2017-09-25 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2017-09-25Bibliographically approved

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