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Självupplevd oral hälsa hos patienter som strålats mot huvud- och halscancer
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Self-perceived oral health in patients radiated against head and neck cancer (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att belysa hur patienter som strålats mot huvud- och halscancer upplevde sin orala hälsa efter avslutad strålbehandling. Studien är kvalitativ och består av intervjuer med åtta informanter. Intervjuerna har utförts med hjälp av en intervjuguide. Intervjuerna spelades in på bandspelare och varade i ca 10-20 minuter. Intervjumaterialet har analyserats med en kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Resultatet av studien visade att majoriteten av informanterna upplevde sin orala hälsa negativt efter avslutad strålbehandling, dessa benämns i fysisk effekt och psykisk begräsning. Informanterna upplevde smärta samt muntorrhet efter avslutad strålbehandling. Resultatet visade även att nutritionsbegränsingar uppstod och att de var tvungna till att göra kostförändringar, även sväljning och tuggning försvårades. Informanterna upplevde generellt att det var jobbigt att äta i stora sammanhang då rädslan för att sätta maten i halsen förekom. Strålbehandlingen påverkade även informanterna psykiskt genom att de ofta var låga i humöret. Slutsatsen av studien visar att dessa patienter upplever smärta, har problem med att äta och påverkas psykiskt samt att de hämmas socialt.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to illustrate how patients radiated against head and neck cancer, experience their oral health after ending radiotherapy. The study is qualitative and considers interviews with eight informants. The interviews were conducted using an interview guide. The interviews were recorded on a tape recorder and lasted about 10-20 minutes. The interview data were then analysed using a qualitative content analysis. The results of this study show that a majority of the respondents experience their oral health negatively after ending radiotherapy; these are mentioned in physical effect and mental limitation. The informants experienced pain and dry mouth after completing radiotherapy. The results also showed that they had trouble eating, including swallowing and chewing difficult and that they were forced to make dietary changes. The informants experienced generally it was hard to eat at large surroundings because the fear of choking occurred. Radiotherapy had also affected the informants psychologically, as they often was in low mood. The conclusion of the study shows that these patients experience pain, have trouble eating and that they are affected psychologically as well as inhibited socially.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 21
Keyword [en]
Dental hygienist, Head and neck cancer, Oral health, Radiation
Keyword [sv]
Huvud- och halscancer, oral hälsa, strålbehandling, tandhygienist
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Medical and Health Sciences Dentistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-12130DiVA: diva2:725100
Subject / course
Miscellaneous
Educational program
Study Programme in Oral Health
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Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2014-06-15 Last updated: 2014-07-07Bibliographically approved

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