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Cancerbloggar: Bloggförfattares upplevelser av sin sjukdomssituation och sitt bloggande
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Att undersöka vad personer med cancer skriver i bloggar om sina upplevelser av sin sjukdomssituation och sitt bloggande. Metod: Deskriptiv kvalitativ studie omfattande tio bloggar. Strategiskt och maximalt varierat urval gällande kön, ålder, cancerdiagnos samt bot­barhet. Bloggsökning genom­fördes i sökmotorn Google. Datainsamling skedde med egenutvecklad granskningsguide omfattande två huvudfrågor med delfrågor. Dataanalys genomfördes med kvalitativ innehållsanalys enligt Granheims och Lund­mans modell (2004). Resultat: Bloggförfattarna beskriver sina upp­levelser av sin sjukdoms­situation utifrån sina känslor, sin in­ställ­­ning till sjukdomen och livet, sjuk­domens påverkan samt sitt förhållande till andra männi­skor. Skri­benterna beskriver bety­delsen av blog­gandet i förhål­lande till sig själva, där blog­gandet upp­levs utgöra en form av terapi eller coping­strategi, och i relation till läsarna, där blog­gen kan innebära ett stöd eller en möjlighet att hjäl­pa andra. Slutsats: Då personer med cancer skriver öppet om sina upplevelser i bloggar utgör en cancerblogg ett lämp­ligt red­skap för att öka förståelsen för cancer­sjukas sjukdoms­situation. En blogg kan fungera som terapi och coping­strategi för cancerdrabbade. Den kan även innebära ett psyko­socialt stöd, både i form av feed­back från läsare och genom att ingå i ett socialt nät­verk.

Abstract [en]

Aim: To investigate what cancer patients write in blogs about their experiences of their situation and blogging. Method: Descriptive qualitative study of ten blogs. Strategic and maximally varied sample with respect to gender, age, diagnosis and curabi­lity. A blog search was carried out in Google. Data collection was performed with a specially developed question guide. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis according to Granheim and Lundman (2004). Results: Blog authors describe their experiences of their situation based on their feelings, their attitudes towards the disease and life, the impact of the disease and their relationship with other people. They describe the blogging in relation to them­selves, perceiv­ing it as a form of therapy or coping strategy, and in relation to their readers, seeing the blog as a way of support or helping others. Conclusions: As cancer patients write openly about their exper­iences in blogs, a can­cer blog is a suitable tool to increase understanding of the situation of cancer patients. A blog can serve as a therapy and coping strategy for cancer patients. It can also provide psycho­social support, both in terms of feedback from readers and by enabling the author to become part of a social network.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Cancer, patients, experiences, blogging, Internet
Keywords [sv]
Cancer, patienter, upplevelser, bloggning, Internet
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-174035OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-174035DiVA, id: diva2:526127
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Registered Nurse Programme
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Medicine
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Available from: 2012-05-21 Created: 2012-05-10 Last updated: 2012-05-21Bibliographically approved

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