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Livet efter nedre amputation till följd av diabetes mellitus
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The life after lower limb amputation due to diabetes mellitus (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: In today society diabetes is a growing health issue. One of the consequences of this disease is amputation, which can affect the patient’s health and quality of life dramatically. The nurse has a responsibility to provide support, both mentally and physically for these patients. That can be a difficult task. To maintain good care even for these patients it is therefore crucial to illustrate how these patients experience their situation Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate adult patients experiences after lower limb amputation due to diabetes mellitus. Method: The method was a qualitative literature-based study, where the content from 9 scientific articles have been analyzed accordingly to Friberg’s five step method. Result: The participants in the studies expressed various experiences of being amputated due to diabetes. The study resulted in four main themes: the feeling that life was falling apart, the perceived need for support, altered life situation and the ability to look forward. The four main themes had a subtotal of 11 sub themes, which were: a shocking experience, the worry for the future, the feeling of failure, hopelessness, support from family, support from the healthcare, changed body, loss of independence and chanced roles, to accept the situation, the feeling of hope and the importance of faith. Conclusion: The experience of being amputated depended on patient's ability to cope, but also the support from friends, family and health care. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
Amputation, diabetes, experience, patient, quality of life
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12329Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12329DiVA, id: diva2:1209100
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Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-21 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved

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