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Kvinnors upplevelse av att leva med gestationsdiabetes: - en intervjustudie
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Background: Gestational diabetes is both physical and psychological for women. A lot of women is lacking knowledge about living with gestational diabetes. The incidence of gestational diabetes in the year of 2016 is 1,6 % of all pregnancies in Sweden and the incidence is increasing.

Aim: To describe women´s experience of developed gestational diabetes and living with it.

Method: A qualitative method with inductive approach and based on four individual interviews has been done. Data were analysed by latent content analysis. Findings: All women were satisfied about the care they have got. Lack of knowledge about the connection between pregnancy and gestational diabetes perceived from the midwife, but the nurse of diabetes perceived to have knowledge. The information of gestational diabetes was associated with shock, fear and shameless. Almost all women experience dietary changes and increased demands physical activity as demanding which meant a limitation for the women, but the lifestyle of changes led to a healthier life and it`s become estimated positive. To avoid insulin treatment during pregnancy was a goal which turned out to be a positive drift. Conclusion: The results of the study can contribute to increased knowledge about the woman's experience of developing gestational diabetes. Increased knowledge about gestational diabetes alleviates will relieves worry fort the woman and all the support from the surrounding people to the women and also the health professionals is very important for the women`s feel good during the pregnancy with gestational diabetes.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 51
Keywords [en]
Gestational Diabetes, experience, to obtain diagnosis, sense of coherence
Keywords [sv]
Gestationsdiabetes Mellitus, upplevelser, erhålla diagnos, känsla av sammanhang
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69823OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-69823DiVA, id: diva2:1173728
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Midwifery Programme, 90 credits
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