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Vidare i livet – inte tillbaka: Upplevelser av hur funktionsnedsättning och behandling påverkar livstillfredsställelsen hos vuxna personer med mjukdelssarkom.: En kvalitativ studie
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Go forward with life – not backwards: Experience of how disability and treatment affect the life satisfaction of adults with soft tissue sarcoma. : A qualitative study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Mjukdelssarkom är en ovanlig cancerform som behandlas med kirurgi, strålbehandling och cytostatika. Dessa behandlingar kan orsaka funktionsnedsättning som påverkar livstillfredsställelsen hos individerna som drabbas. Livstillfredsställelse är den subjektiva upplevelsen av livskvalitet. Syfte: Beskriva hur livstillfredsställelsen påverkats av diagnos, behandling och funktionsnedsättning vid mjukdelssarkom. Metod: Kvalitativ ansats innefattande åtta semistrukturerade intervjuer. Intervjuerna transkriberades före analys med kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Resultat: Genom analysen framkom ett övergripande tema Vidare i livet. Temat omfattar kategorierna Reaktion vid diagnos, Upplevelse av behandling, Livet efter sjukdom och Må bra Slutsats: Besvär förekommer i vardagen men individerna begränsas inte av dem, de upplever ingen funktionsnedsättning. Livstillfredsställelsen var påverkad under behandlingen. Efter avslutad behandling det vill säga vid tidpunkt för intervjun ansåg forskningspersonerna att deras livstillfredsställelse inte var påverkad.

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Background: Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer treated with surgery, radiotherapy and cytostatic. These treatments can cause impairment that affects the life satisfaction for those affected. Life satisfaction is the subjective experience of quality of life. Purpose: Describe how life satisfaction has been affected by the diagnosis, treatment and disability of soft tissue sarcoma. Method: Qualitative approach included eight semi structured interviews. The interviews were transcribed before analysis with qualitative content analysis Result: Through the analysis, an overall theme emerged Further in life. The theme covers the categories Reaction in diagnosis, Experience of treatment, Life after illness and Feel good Conclusion: Discomfort occurs in everyday life, but individuals are not restricted by them, they experience no disability. Life satisfaction was affected during treatment. After termination of treatment, ie at the time of the interviews, the researchers felt that their life satisfaction was not affected.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
soft tissue sarcoma, life satisfaction, adults, qualitative
Keywords [sv]
mjukdelssarkom, livstillfredsställelse, vuxna, kvalitativ
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28341DiVA, id: diva2:1239598
Available from: 2018-08-17 Created: 2018-08-17

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