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Kvinnans upplevelse från bröstcancerdiagnos till mastektomi - med fokus på coping och självbild: en allmän litteraturstudie
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe which coping strategies women use when they have been diagnosed with breast cancer. In addition, the purpose was to describe how woman’s self-image changes after a mastectomy. Method: A literature review study has been carried out with a descriptive design. The result of the study included 16 articles which were found in the databases: Cinahl, PubMed, PsycInfo and through manual search. Result: The result showed that the most common coping strategies, women diagnosed with breast cancer, used was humor/optimism, spirituality, denial, activity, acceptance and support from people close to them, and how they applied in their everyday lives. It became also clear that how the women perceived themselves changed after the mastectomy. The self-image changed immensely seen from a sexual and emotional perspective. Conclusion: Every individuals experience is unique and everyone cope their situation differently. Therefore, it is crucial that women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone a mastectomy is met with individual treatment.

Abstract [sv]

Syfte:

Syftet med litteraturstudien var att beskriva vilka copingstrategier kvinnor använder sig av efter en bröstcancerdiagnos. Vidare var syftet att beskriva hur kvinnans självbild förändras efter en mastektomi. Metod: Den allmänna litteraturstudien har gjorts med en deskriptiv design. Studiens resultat inkluderade 16 stycken artiklar som söktes i databaserna Cinahl, PubMed, PsycInfo samt genom manuell sökning. Resultat: Resultatet visade att de vanligaste copingstrategierna kvinnor med bröstcancer använde sig av var humor/optimism, andlighet, förnekelse, aktivitet, acceptans och stöd från omgivningen, samt hur dessa tillämpades i dagliga livet. Det visades även att självbilden förändrades efter en mastektomi. Självbilden förändrades i stor grad ur ett sexuellt och emotionellt perspektiv. Slutsats: Varje individs upplevelse är unik och alla hanterar situationer olika utefter sin egen erfarenhet och förmåga. Därför är det viktigt att kvinnor som fått bröstcancer och genomgått en mastektomi också får ett individuellt och unikt bemötande.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , p. 22
Keywords [sv]
Bröstcancer, mastektomi, upplevelse, hantering, sexualitet, anpassning
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13604Archive number: SSKVk10- 19OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13604DiVA, id: diva2:581382
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2013-01-11 Created: 2013-01-01 Last updated: 2013-01-11Bibliographically approved

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