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Jag läcker! Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med urininkontinens
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
I'm leaking! Women's experiences of living with urinary incontinence (English)
Abstract [sv]

Urininkontinens är ett globalt problem som förekommer hos mer än 50 miljoner av världens befolkning och är tre gånger vanligare bland kvinnor än hos män. Urininkontinens medför en försämrad livskvalitet genom att bland annat påverka kvinnors fysiska, psykiska, sexuella och sociala välbefinnande. Sjuksköterskan kommer i kontakt med kvinnor som har urininkontinens och för att kunna ge god vård och främja hälsa behövs kunskap om hur kvinnor upplever urininkontinens. Syftet med litteraturstudien var att beskriva kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med urininkontinens. Metoden var en litteraturstudie som bestod av 13 vetenskapliga artiklar. Resultatet visade att kvinnors upplevelser av urininkontinens var besvärande men att vissa kvinnor använde sig av strategier för att hantera vardagen. Fyra kategorier var framträdande: upplevelsen av förlorad kontroll, upplevelsen av urininkontinens som tabubelagt ämne, upplevelsen av begränsningar i vardagen och upplevelsen av att hantera vardagen. Trots att urininkontinens är vanligt förekommande finns fortfarande brister i vårdens omhändertagande av urininkontinenta kvinnor. Sjuksköterskor bör bli bättre på att identifiera och informera kvinnor som lever med urininkontinens. Mer kunskap om urininkontinens inom sjuksköterskeutbildning och bland vårdpersonal behövs.

Abstract [en]

Urinary incontinence is a global problem that affects more than 50 million people and is three times more common among women than in men. Urinary incontinence means reduced quality of life by affecting women physically, psychologically, sexually and socially. Nurses encounter women with urinary incontinence and in order to provide high quality care and promote health, knowledge is needed on how women experience urinary incontinence. The purpose of this study was to describe women's experiences of living with urinary incontinence. The method was a literature review consisting of 13 articles. The result showed that women's experiences of urinary incontinence were bothersome but that some women used strategies to cope with everyday life. Four categories were prominent: the experience of loss of control, the experience of urinary incontinence as a taboo subject, the experience of limitations in everyday life, the experience of dealing with everyday life. Although urinary incontinence is common, there are still deficiencies in the health care of urinary incontinent women. There is a need for nurses to become better at identifying and informing women living with urinary incontinence. More knowledge about urinary incontinence is needed in nursing education and among health professionals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Experiences, Quality of Life, Urinary incontinence, Women
Keyword [sv]
Kvinnor, Livskvalitet, Upplevelser, Urininkontinens
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25325OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-25325DiVA: diva2:716626
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Nursing
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Available from: 2014-05-16 Created: 2014-05-12 Last updated: 2014-05-20Bibliographically approved

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