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Individers upplevelse av att leva med kolorektalcancer efter genomförd behandling
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Individuals experience of living with colorectal cancer after completed treatment (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer among men and women in Sweden. The disease is shown to have a higher incidence among older individuals. Recent studies showed that the individuals may ignore their symptoms. To make a choice in what treatment to go for individuals got support from family and friends. With the focus on getting through the treatment. Understanding the individual's experience of living with colorectal cancer is important for the nurse profession. The nurse roll is to inform, support, care for these individuals and give a person-centered care.

Aim The aim of this study was to describe individual's experience of living with colorectal cancer after completed treatment.

Method The method used in the study was designed by Friberg (2012) to contribute with evidenced based caring in qualitative science research. Eleven science articles were analyzed using Friberg (2012) five step method of analysis. The analysis resulted into three main themes and eight subthemes.

Results The results were formed into three main themed named: the uncontrollable body, becoming depended on the environment and a new view of life after treatment.

Conclusion To live with colorectal cancer after completed treatment, affects the individual life situation and quality of life. Therefore, it is important for the nurse to be aware of the disease and the effects of the trearment on the individual.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Colorectal neoplasms, patient experience, quality of life, survivorship, treatment
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12499Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12499DiVA, id: diva2:1220288
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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