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Kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med endometrios: En litteraturstudie
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
Women´s experiences of living with endometriosis (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Endometriosis is a chronical disease and it affects 10 % of all human beings living with an uterus. There are still little known about the etiology of endometriosis. The most common symptom is deep pelvic pain and the women who´s living with endometriosis are often affected by the disease in their daily life. Aim: The aim of this study was to gain understanding for women´s experiences of living with the chronical disease endometriosis. Method: This study was a literature-based study and it's based on 10 qualitative articles that were analyzed for the result. The articles were analyzed by using the method of contributing to evidence-based nursing based on analysis of qualitative research. Results: Two main themes emerged from this study as; The impact of the human meeting and the impact on quality of life. Seven subthemes were identified as; to be treated with ignorance, to not been taken seriously, to be confirmed, to get a diagnosis, to find coping strategies, that the social life is affected and that relationships are affected. Conclusion: Conclusions that can be deducted from this study are that women who suffer from endometriosis experience different dimensions of suffering. The need of more knowledge about endometriosis and how that can affect the women’s experiences of the healthcare is another conclusion that can be deducted from the study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
Coping strategies, endometriosis, endurance, healthcare accounts, patient experience
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12767Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12767DiVA, id: diva2:1232288
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-11 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved

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