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Prostatacancer: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys av mäns upplevelser av sjukdomen
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Prostate cancer : A qualitative content analysis of men’s experiences of the disease (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Prostatacancer är den vanligaste cancerformen som drabbar män i Sverige. Syfte: Syftet med studien är att beskriva mäns upplevelser av prostatacancer. Metod: Fyra självbiografier har analyserats genom en kvalitativ innehållsanalys med induktiv ansats. Resultat: Resultatet visar att män som drabbas av prostatacancer upplever oro, existentiella tankar och känslor av förlorad identitet samt manlighet. Resultatet visar även att urininkontinens och impotens är centrala upplevelser av sjukdomen. Detta sätter männen i en helt ny vardagssituation med planering och anpassning som effekt. Männen anpassar sig efter situationer och accepterar att livet fortsättningsvis kommer vara ovisst. Diskussion: Urininkontinens och impotens upplevs som starkt bidragande faktorer till ohälsa. Detta orsakar frustration, ilska och en känsla av skam mot sin partner. Konklusion:  Prostatacancer förändrar en mans liv. Män upplever beskedet som livsomvälvande med mycket oro men de ser ändå livet värt att leva.  

Abstract [en]

Background: Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting men in Sweden. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to describe men's experiences of prostate cancer. Method: Four autobiographies have been analyzed through a qualitative content analysis with inductive approach. Results: The results show that men affected by prostate cancer experience anxiety, existential thoughts and feelings of lost identity as well as masculinity. The results also show that urinary incontinence and impotence are central experiences of the disease. This puts men in a whole new everyday situation with planning and adaptation as an effect. The men adapt to situations and accept that life will continue to be uncertain. Discussion: Urinary incontinence and impotence are perceived as highly contributing factors to ill health. This causes frustration, anger and a sense of shame towards his partner. Conclusion: Prostate cancer changes a man's life. Men experience the message as life-changing with a lot of anxiety, but they still see life worth living.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
health, prostate cancer, sexuality, suffering
Keywords [sv]
Hälsa, lidande, prostatacancer, sexualitet
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17959OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-17959DiVA, id: diva2:1374342
Subject / course
Nursing/Nursing Science
Educational program
Nursing - Study Programme
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Available from: 2019-12-04 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2019-12-04Bibliographically approved

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