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Sexualitet vid bröstcancer- kvinnors upplevelser- en litteraturstudie
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sexuality after breast cancer- women´s experiences- a literature study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Sexualiteten är en central del av att vara människa och följer människan genom hela livet. En fungerande sexualitet är är en viktigdel i livskvaliteten. Att drabbas av bröstcacner innebär ofta stor förändring och livet kan upplevas vara i kaos. Eftersom bröst kopplas samman med kvinnlighet, skönhet, och sexualitet påverkar bröstcancer inte sällan kvinnornas sexuella hälsa. Syfte: Syftet med denna litteraturbaserade studie var att beskriva hur kvinnor upplever sin sexualitet efter att ha drabbats av bröstcancer. Metod: En litteraturbaserad studie, där elva kvalitativa artiklar har analyserats. Resultat: Analysen resulterade i tre huvudteman: Den förändrade kroppen, En sexualitet i förändring samt Påverkan på den heterosexuella relationen. Diskussion: Förändringar i sexualiteten hos kvinnor som drabbats av bröstcancervar för dem oväntadeoch påverkade deras livskvalitet. De hade önskat få mer information och stödom hur sexualiteten skulle kunna komma att påverkas. Studien visar tydligt att sjuksköterskor inte kan tillgodosekvinnornas önskemål efter som de känner sig osäkra i att samtala om sexualitet. Det är dock sjuksköterskans ansvar att ge kvinnorna det stöd de behöver för att lindra deras lidande. Konklusion: Sjuksköterskor behöver få en ökad förståelse för kvinnornas upplevelser av deras sexualitet efter att ha drabbats av bröstcancer. Detta för att kunna tillgodose det personanpassade stöd kvinnorna behöver.

Abstract [en]

Background: Sexuality is a central part of being human and follows through life. A functional sexuality is an important part of quality of life. Breast cancer represents often a big change and life can be experienced to be in chaos. Breast cancer affects women's sexual health since breasts connect with femininity, beauty and sexuality. Purpose: The purpose of this literature-based study was to describe how women experience their sexuality after suffering from breast cancer. Method: A literature-based study, in which eleven qualitative articles were analyzed. Results: The analysis resulted in three main themes: The changing body, A sexuality of change and the impact on the heterosexual relationship. Discussion: Changes in sexuality in women suffering from breast cancer was unexpected for them and affected their quality of life. They had hoped to get more information and support about how their sexuality could be affected. The study clearly demonstrates that nurses can´t meet women's desires because they feel insecure in talking about sexuality. However, it is the nurse's responsibility to give women the support they need to relieve their suffering. Conclusion: It is concluded that nurses need to gain a greater understanding of women's experiences of their sexuality after suffering from breast cancer. This is to cater to the personalized support women need.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Breast cancer, Experiences, Sexuality, Women
Keyword [sv]
Bröstcancer, Kvinnor, Sexualitet, Upplevelser
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9007DiVA: diva2:712904
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2014-10-22 Created: 2014-04-16 Last updated: 2014-10-22Bibliographically approved

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