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Kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med män med prostatacancer: en litteraturöversikt
Red Cross University College of Nursing.
Red Cross University College of Nursing.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Prostatacancer är en av de mest vanliga cancersjukdomarna globalt sett och den vanligaste cancerformen i Sverige. Om männen när de får diagnosen är i en relation med någon kan även denna person påverkas av detta. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka dessa partners erfarenhet av att leva med en man med prostatacancer. En litteraturöversikt baserad på kvalitativt material utfördes. Femton artiklar analyserades och åtta kategorier kunde identifieras: rsn, Anhörigvårdare, Information, Stöd, Sexualitet och Intimitet, Team, Kommunikation och Vardagen. Resultatet visade att kvinnor ofta tar på sig rollen som anhörigvårdare och att de visade ett behov av ytterligare information och stöd. Det sexuella samlivet var även något som kvinnorna ansåg påverkades som en följd av impotensen mannen drabbades av efter behandling. Vissa kvinnor beskrev hur de bemötte cancern tillsammans med sin man som en enhet. En bra kommunikation mellan kvinnorna och deras män uppfattades av vissa kvinnor som viktigt. Många kvinnor beskrev hur deras liv förändrades att de använde sig av olika strategier för att klara av vardagen. När kvinnor antar rollen som anhörigvårdare är det viktigt för dem att de från sjukvården får rätt typ av information och stöd i rätt tidpunkt för att för att kunna förbereda sig för och hantera denna roll. Sjukvården behöver därför utveckla riktlinjer så att kvinnornas behov inkluderas i vårdprocesserna kring mannen. 

Abstract [en]

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers globally and the most common cancer in Sweden. If the men when diagnosed are in a relationship with someone, this person may be affected by this. The purpose of this study was to examine the partner's experience of living with a man with prostate cancer. A literature review based on qualitative material was carried out. Fifteen articles were analyzed and eight categories were identified: Changed outlook on life, Caregiver, Information, Support, Sexuality and Intimacy, Team, Communication, and Daily Life. The results showed that women often take on the role of caregivers and that they showed a need for additional information and support. According to women, the impotence the men suffered from after treatment had an impact on their sex-life. Although the women prioritized that their husbands were still alive instead of a functional sex-life many felt that their sex-life had been affected in a negative sense. Some women described how they responded to the cancer with her husband as a unit. Good communication between women and their husbands were perceived by some women as important. Many women described how their life changed and that they used various strategies to cope with everyday life. When women assume the role of caregivers it's important for them to have the right kind of information at the right time given to them by health care providers, this in order to be able to prepare for and respond to the role as a caregiver. Health services therefore need to develop guidelines to ensure that the needs of women are included in the care processes of the men. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
prostate cancer, partner, experiences, caregiver, needs
Keyword [sv]
prostatacancer, partner, erfarenheter, anhörigvårdare, behov
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-82OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-82DiVA: diva2:416900
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
Uppsok
Medicine
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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