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Ungdomars erfarenheter av att leva med typ 1 diabetes
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Adolescents' experiences of living with type 1 diabetes (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: More and more adolescents develop type 1 diabetes (T1D) every year in the world, this chronic disease is a global problem that involves major changes in their lives. Nursing care is challenged to meet the increased need for adequate care, it is important that nurses receive additional knowledge about adolescents' experiences of T1D.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe adolescents' experiences of living with type 1 diabetes.

Method: A method to contribute to evidence-based nursing based on analysis of qualitative research was performed to deepen understanding. Sixteen articles were analysed.

Results: Four categories were identified "Not like any other", "I'm not equipped to handle this", "Want to be free" and "I develop" with subcategories.

Conclusion: Adolescents have a strong need to be part of the community and not stand out because of their T1D. The disease requires structure and order which is time-consuming and affects their social existence and hampers their process of emancipation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescent, Experience, Self-management, Support, Type 1 diabetes
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9732Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9732DiVA: diva2:952276
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved

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