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Att leva med stomi: ett patientperspektiv
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.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To live with ostomy : a patient perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Stoma is about living as normal as you can day by day. But complications that come after stoma is affecting the patient's quality of life. Many researches are being done to reduce the complications and to improve the quality of life. Patient experience is important to understand and to help them in self-care processes and to improve quality of life.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe patients' perceptions of quality of life after ostomy operation.

Method: Systematic literature review was used where nine articles, qualitative and quantitative were chosen depending upon the aim. Articles were carefully analyzed by authors and compared the similarities and differences to fin out themes and subthemes.

Results: Every individual can be affected in many ways after a stoma, which leads to change in life quality. Experiences of individual were different to the different aspect of life. Three themes followed by subthemes were found out which were physical experiences, psychological experi-ences, and difficulties with intimate relations.

Conclusion: Nurses need to inform patients about to live with a stoma more widely, which help to reduce anxiety and depression, to plan about their daily life and to adjust in a new life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
anxiety, body image, depression, experiences, stoma.
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7513Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7513DiVA: diva2:802833
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-04-21 Created: 2015-04-13 Last updated: 2015-04-21Bibliographically approved

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