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Att leva med urininkontinens – kvinnors erfarenheter och inverkan på dagligt liv: En litteraturöversikt
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Living with urinary incontinence – women’s experiences and impact on daily life: A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund:

Urininkontinens är ett globalt hälsoproblem bland kvinnor. Många kvinnor lever i tystnad med sin urininkontinens och söker inte vård på grund av okunskap och skam. Om kvinnor och sjuksköterskor fick mer kunskap om urininkontinens skulle problematiken för kvinnor med oro och skam inte vara lika utbredd. Trots att mödravård informerar kvinnor så lever många i hemlighet med sin urininkontinens.

Syfte:

Syftet med litteraturöversikten var att sammanställa kunskap om kvinnors erfarenheter av urininkontinens och dess inverkan på dagligt liv.

Metod:

En litteraturöversikt bestående av 14 st vetenskapliga studier av både kvalitativ och kvantitativ karaktär. Dessa studier söktes på Cinahl och PubMed.

Resultat:

Många kvinnor påverkades av sin urininkontinens i det dagliga livet på ett negativt sätt. Fem tydliga kategorier visade sig som påverkade dem mest. Dessa var: Känslor av skam och oro, Hanteringsstrategier, Påfrestning på samlivet, Förlika sig med det oundvikliga och Begränsningar i dagliga aktiviteter.

Slutsats:

Många kvinnor lever i tystnad med sin urininkontinens och förlikar sig med den. De har brist på kunskap, känner skam och uppfinner egna strategier för att hantera sin urininkontinens. Dessa kvinnor skulle behöva mer kunskap och information från sjukvården. Denna litteraturöversikt kan bidra med en ökad kunskap kring påverkan på dagligt liv hos kvinnor med urininkontinens.

Abstract [en]

Background:

Urinary incontinence is a global health problem among women. Many women live in silence with their urinary incontinence and do not seek care due to ignorance and shame. If women and nurses got more knowledge about urinary incontinence, the problem with anxiety and shame would not be as widespread. Although maternity care informs women, many are secretly living with their urinary incontinence.

Aim:

The purpose of the literature review was to compile knowledge about women’s experiences of living with urinary incontinence and its impact on daily life.

Method:

A literature review consisting of 14 scientific studies of both qualitative

and quantitative approach. These studies were sought at Cinahl and PubMed.

Results:

Many women were affected by their urinary incontinence in their daily lives in a negative way. Five clear categories appeared that affected them the most. These were: Feelings of shame and anxiety, Management strategies, Stress on cohabitation, Resign oneself to the inevitable and Limitations in daily activities.

Conclusion:

Many women live in silence with their urinary incontinence and resign themselves to it. They have lack of knowledge, feel shame and invent their own strategies to manage their urinary incontinence. These women would need more knowledge and information from health care. This literature review can contribute to increased knowledge about the impact on daily life among women with urinary incontinence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
experiences, impact on daily life, nursing, urinary incontinence
Keywords [sv]
erfarenheter, inverkan på dagligt liv, omvårdnad, urininkontinens
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-29569OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-29569DiVA, id: diva2:1291728
Available from: 2019-02-26 Created: 2019-02-26

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