Omvårdnadsåtgärder vid Nutritionsproblem hos patienter med huvud- och halscancer: En litteraturstudie
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this study was to review scientific articles to evaluate which nursing treatment are in use to ease problems such as dysphagia, mucositis and xerostomia and its efficiency. The method was a literature review in which the scientific articles where found in the database PubMed. A total of sixteen articles where included, these articles where analyzed based on their quality and contents. The result showed that electrical stimulation and rehabilitation was used against dysphagia, they both had a doubtful effect. Mouth washes was commonly used to reduce mucositis; triclosan mouthwash, benzydamine mouthwash, sacralfate mouth wash, povidone-iodine and salt-sodium mouthwash showed effect. Acupuncture, different mouth care products and lemon candy was used against xerostomia, they all had good effect. The conclusion of this literature review was that there are nursing methods beeing used to improve the nutritional intake in patients with head and neck cancer, however more research is needed to see the effect in every specific subject.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Huvud- och halscancer, nutrition, omvårdnad, dysfagi, mukosit, muntorrhet
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-165429OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-165429DiVA: diva2:473635
Subject / course
Registered Nurse Programme