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Patientens erfarenhet av att leva med kolostomi: En litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Programme.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Programme.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The patient´s experience of living with colostomy : A literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: The knowledge within the care of the patient's experiences of colostomy is limited. It is important that nurses has knowledge about what a patient with colostomy experiences, in order to be able to respond, support and help the patient to increase his/her quality of life. Aim: The purpose of this study is to highlight patient's experiences of living with colostomy. Method: A literature overview method was used. Six qualitative articles and two quantitative articles were fund. The scientific articles were elected from the databases Cinhal and Pubmed.

Results: A colostomy affects a person's lifestyle and quality life. They are often expressed in bodily changes, which create problems in everyday life as well as professionally. The body changes and many other experiences are negative changes which can lead to psychological and physical problems. The changes lead to low self-esteem and often deteriorate any relationship. This change of situation often leads to anxiety and poorer quality of life. However, in time many patients with colostomy experience that they learn how to handle their colostomy. Conclusion: The situation for patients with colostomy should receive more attention, by focusing on their life situation, it is likely that more resources are allocated for research and development of a cure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Bodily change, colostomy, physical problems, psychological, sexual problems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8683Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:873201
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Available from: 2015-11-30 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2015-11-30Bibliographically approved

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