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Upplevelser av att leva med tarmstomi: En litteraturstudie
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Experiences of living with an intestinal stoma (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Intestinal diseases that can cause a person to receive a stoma may include colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis.

Aim: The aim of the study was to describe experiences of living with intestinal stoma.

Method: A qualitative literature study in which eleven scientific articles have been analyzed according to Fribergs (2006a) analysis model.

Result: The result was based on two categories which are experiences of altered body image, and experienced changes in social life. The result showed that patients with stoma felt that their body image changed and it was hard to accept the altered body image and thereby self image. Difficulties in controlling emissions, odor and leakage contributed to the experience of loss of control with limited social life as a result. The stoma also resulted in a change in everyday life which required careful planning. The sexual activity was affected due to altered body image. Despite the constraints of everyday life support, a functioning self care and acceptance contributed to a better quality of life.

Conclusion: It can be concluded it's clear from the result that it is important for the patient to receive accurate information both before and after ostomy to get an adequate picture of what it means to live with a stoma. By supporting the patient and customizing information and creating a patient-centered care quality of life can significantly improve.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Body image, experiences, ostomy, support, self care.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7951Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:847524
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-08-20 Last updated: 2015-08-24Bibliographically approved

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