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Mäns upplevelser av att leva med prostatacancer
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Men's experiences living with prostate cancer (English)
Abstract [sv]

Prostatacancer är en cancerform som drabbar män i övre medelåldern. Cancerformen påverkar patienter både fysiskt och psykiskt genom symtom och biverkningar från behandling. Syftet med litteraturstudien var att beskriva hur patienter som behandlas för prostatacancer upplever sin situation. Studiens resultat utgick ifrån tio vetenskapliga artiklar som besvarade studiens syfte. Resultatet bearbetades och resulterade i fem kategorier: socialt stöd, brist på information, emotionell påverkan, förändrad sexualitet och upplevelse av behandlingspåverkan. I resultatet framkom det att stöd från vänner, familj och sjukvård var en viktig del i hanteringen av sjukdomen samt att patienter med prostatacancer upplevde informationsbrist från sjukvården. Patienterna upplevde en emotionell påverkan både fysiskt och psykiskt som beskrevs som oro och depression. Sexualiteten blev förändrad hos de flesta patienterna som genomgått behandling samt att de olika behandlingarna gav biverkningar som kunde vara svåra att hantera. Tidigare forskning visar att patienter upplever att de är bristfälligt informerade om prostatacancer och dess behandlingar. Därför bör ytterligare forskning fokusera på varför det är en informationsbrist från sjukvården och samhället.

Abstract [en]

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that men in the upper middle age fall victim to. This cancer form affects the patients both physically and mentally through symptoms and side effects from the treatment. The aim of the literature study was to describe how patients, who have been treated for prostate cancer, experience their situation. The result of the study was based on ten scientific articles which answered the purpose of the study. The result was processed and it resulted in five categories: social support, lack of information, emotional impact, changed sexuality and experience of treatment. The result showed that support from family and health care was an important part in dealing with the disease and that patients with prostate cancer felt a lack of information from health services. The patients experienced an emotional effect on both their physical and mental health, described as anxiety and depression. Sexuality changed for most of the patients who went through treatment, and the different treatments caused side effects that could be difficult to deal with. Previous research show that patients are not fully informed about prostate cancer and its treatments. For this reason further research should focus on why there is a lack of information from the health services and the society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 15 p.
Keyword [en]
Treatment, prostate cancer, perception, experiences
Keyword [sv]
Behandling, prostatacancer, uppfattning, upplevelser
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31028DiVA: diva2:932801
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Nursing
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Available from: 2016-06-02 Created: 2016-06-02 Last updated: 2016-06-02Bibliographically approved

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