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Cytostatikabehandlade patienters upplevelse av livskvalitet - en litteraturöversikt
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
: Quality of life within chemotherapy-treated patients' - a literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Syftet var att undersöka upplevelsen av livskvalitet hos patienter med cytostatikabehandling.

Metod: Studien genomfördes som en litteraturöversikt. Tolv artiklar inkluderades, 7 med en kvalitativ ansats och 5 med en kvantitativ ansats. Artikelsökningen gjordes i databasen CINAHL.

Resultat: Upplevelsen av livskvalitet hos patienter som genomgick cytostatikabehandling sammanställdes utifrån fem olika kategorier - Biverkningar av cytostatikabehandling, sociala upplevelser, fysiska och kognitiva upplevelser, psykiska och känslomässiga upplevelser samt behov av information och råd. Resultatet visar att biverkningar av cytostatikabehandling har en mycket negativ effekt på patientens livskvalitet. Sjuksköterskan kan bidra till att förbättra patientens upplevelse av livskvalitet genom adekvat information och rådgivning.

Slutsats: Information om potentiella biverkningar från cytostatikabehandling är en viktig del i omvårdnaden. Preventionsarbete kring ångest och att råda patienterna till socialt umgänge med familj och vänner kan bidra till förbättrad upplevelse av livskvalitet hos patienter som genomgår cytostatikabehandling.

Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim was to investigate the quality of life experience within patients with chemotherapy-treatment.

Methods: The study was conducted as a literature review. Twelve articles were included with 7 qualitative approach and 5 with quantitative approach. Article was searched for in the database CINAHL.

Results: The quality of life experience within patients’ undergoing chemotherapy were compiled from five different categories - Side effects from chemotherapy, the social experience, the physical and cognitive experience, then mental and emotional experience and the need for information and advice. The result shows that the experience of side effects within patients undergoing chemotherapy affected the quality of life negatively. The nurse can help improve the quality of life experience within patients undergoing chemotherapy by adequate information and advice.

Conclusion: Information about potential side effects of chemotherapy is an important part of caring. The prevention work on anxiety and to advise patients to socializing with family and friends can contribute to improving the experience of quality of life within patients suffer from chemotherapy treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
Chemotherapy, patient’s experience, quality of life and side effects
Keyword [sv]
Biverkningar, cytostatikabehandling, livskvalitet och patientens upplevelse
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-18151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-18151DiVA: diva2:826066
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-24

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