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Den dolda sjukdomen: Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med endometrios
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Endometrios är en kronisk sjukdom som drabbar cirka 10 procent av alla fertila kvinnor. Världen över beräknas 176 miljoner kvinnor vara drabbade av sjukdomen. Endometrios medför ett stort lidande då sjukdomen påverkar det fysiska, psykiska, sociala samt sexuella välbefinnandet. Det krävs god kunskap om hur kvinnorna upplever sitt tillstånd och sin kropp för att sjuksköterskan på bästa sätt ska kunna främja kvinnornas hälsa och ge en god vård. Syftet med studien var att beskriva kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med endometrios. Studien genomfördes som en litteraturstudie och bestod av 12 vetenskapliga artiklar varav åtta kvalitativa och fyra kvantitativa. De vetenskapliga artiklarna var genomförda i England (2), Norge, Nya Zeeland (2), Danmark, Österrike, Australien (3), Iran och USA mellan åren 2004-2014. Resultatet visade att kvinnorna upplevde stora brister i vården vilket medförde ett stort vårdlidande. Sjukdomen påverkade även livssituationen negativt vilket gav upphov till livslidande samt sjukdomslidande. Trots att endometrios är en av de vanligaste sjukdomarna i världen finns det stora kunskapsbrister och oförståelse inom vården och bland allmänheten. En slutsats var att personer som arbetar inom sjukvården bör bli bättre på att uppmärksamma kvinnor med endometrios och tro på deras sjukdomsupplevelser. Det behövs mer kunskap om sjukdomen bland vårdpersonal samt bland allmänhet. Endometrios och sjukdomens konsekvenser bör även uppmärksammas i sjuksköterskeutbildningen.

Abstract [en]

Endometriosis is a chronic disease affecting approximately 10 percent of all women in their reproductive years. Worldwide are 176 million women estimated to be affected by the disease. Endometriosis causes a tremendous suffering affecting the physical, mental, social and sexual wellbeing of women. Indepth knowledge about how women experience their condition and their bodies is required to provide high quality care and promote wellbeing. The purpose of this study was to describe women’s experiences of living with endometriosis. The research was conducted in a literature review consisting of 12 articles eight of which were qualitative and four quantitative. The scientific articles was completed in England (2), Norway, New Zealand, Denmark, Austria (3), Australia (3), Iran and USA between 2004-2014. The result showed that women experienced tremendous dissatisfaction as regards the care they received resulting in suffering. The disease affected aspects of life negatively which gave rise to life suffering and disease suffering. Although endometriosis is one of the most common diseases in the world, there is a detrimental lack of knowledge and incomprehension among health care professionals and the general public. There is thus a great need for improvements. Health care professionals must develop a better understand of how endometriosis affect women, avoiding a diminishing attitude to personal testimonies of grave suffering. More knowledge about endometriosis among health professionals and among the general public is necessary. There is a need for more education on the subject in the context of nursing studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Endometriosis, Experience, Suffering, Pain, Nurse
Keyword [sv]
Endometrios, Upplevelser, Lidande, Smärta, Omvårdnad
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27325OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-27325DiVA: diva2:773891
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Available from: 2015-01-05 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2015-01-05Bibliographically approved

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