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Kvinnors upplevelse av att leva med hjärtsvikt: En litteraturstudie
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Heart failure is a serious disease that requires lifelong treatment , medications, and have a major impact on daily life. Previous research shows that men and women are affected differently by living with the disease . Relatively few studies addressing only the female perspective . The purpose of this study is to describe women's experience of living with heart failure. Nine articles reviewed for quality and analytical method used was manifest content analysis . The result was four categories : To Feel limited in daily life ; That role is changing and in need of support ; Not to be taken seriously and lose control and ; to accept and deal with the new situation. , Results showed that women affected by heart failure experienced physical limitations , with fatigue as the biggest constraint . Ignorance about the disease caused the women felt anxious , insecure and that they often sought other underlying explanations for their symptoms. Women felt that they were not taken seriously by health care when they got inadequate information and experiences a sense of being disbelieved in their illness. Increased knowledge and understanding of women's experience of living with heart failure can provide a good guidance for nurses in the care of these patients .

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Kvinnor, hjärtsvikt, upplevelse, kvalitativ innehållsanalys, litteraturstudie
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57896Local ID: e84c1cae-e8d8-45e3-b2d2-1fa336a47676OAI: diva2:1031284
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140306 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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