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Kvinnors upplevelser av att leva med livmoderhalscancer: en litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women’s experiences living with cervical cancer (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Every year half a million women get diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer affects women in several aspects of life and is the cause of many different experiences, both physical and psychological.

Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate women with cervical cancer and their experiences in daily life.

Method: A literature review has been made of study five qualitative and five quantitative articles. Articles were analyzed by searching for similarities and differences. The studies were published between 2000 and 2013.

Results: The results of the study appeared in three categories: The physical experience of cervical cancer, the psychological experience of cervical cancer and the social experiences of cervical cancer. The result showed that diarrhea, worry and anxiety were the most common problems experienced by women living with cervical cancer.

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the physical side effects of cervical cancer had an essential consequence on the psychological and social life of the affected women

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
Cervical cancer, experience, literature study, quality of life, women
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Basic Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6522Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6522DiVA, id: diva2:739598
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-08-21 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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