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Kvinnors upplevelser av hur bröstcancer påverkar deras livssituation: - En litteraturöversikt
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women´s experiences of how breast cancer affects their life situation : - A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bröstcancer är en utav de vanligaste cancerdiagnoserna bland kvinnor. Omkring 7 000 svenska kvinnor blir diagnostiserade med sjukdomen varje år. Trots mängden bröstcancerdiagnoser ser prognosen god ut och 75 procent av kvinnorna överlever sjukdomen under en tioårsperiod. Syftet med denna studie var att belysa kvinnors upplevelser av hur bröstcancer påverkar livssituationen. Metoden var en litteraturöversikt. Analysen resulterade i tre huvudteman och sju underteman. Huvudtemana blev: Förvandlas från frisk till sjuk, Existentiella förändringar samt Vårdpersonalens betydelse. Resultaten visar att kvinnor med bröstcancer förlorar sin identitet. Förlusten leder till känslor av rädsla och lidande. Deras livsperspektiv förändras och de inser vad som är viktigt i livet. Fokus läggs nu relationer och egna intressen. Vidare visade vårt resultat att kvinnor upplevde stöd från närstående och vårdpersonal som betydelsefullt.

Abstract [en]

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses among women. Approximately 7 000 Swedish women are diagnosed with the disease every year. Despite the amount of breast cancer diagnoses the prognosis are good and 75 percent of the women survives from the disease during a 10 year period. The aim of this study was to shed light on women’s experiences of how breast cancer affects their life situation. The method was a literature review. The analyse resulted in three main themes and seven subthemes. The main themes became: Transition from healthy to sick, Existential changes and The impact of health care providers. The results showed that women with breast cancer lose their identity and these losses lead to feelings of fear and suffering. Their life perspective changed and they realized what’s important in life. They now focus on relationships and their own interests.   Furthermore, our result showed that women experience support from relationships and health care providers as important.

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2008. , 22 p.
Keyword
Breast cancer, women, experiences, life situation
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Bröstcancer, kvinnor, upplevelser, livssituation
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-2631DiVA: diva2:145389
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E 103, Högskolevägen, Box 408, 541 28 Skövde (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-02-10 Created: 2009-01-28 Last updated: 2009-02-10Bibliographically approved

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