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Kvinnors sexuella hälsa i samband med bröstcancer: En litteraturöversikt
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women’s sexual health in relation to breast cancer : A Literature Review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Bröstcancer är den vanligaste cancerformen bland kvinnor i världen. Behandlingen medför olika konsekvenser som påverkar kvinnors liv och välbefinnande som kan leda till kvinnors sexuella hälsa, sexualitet samt relation till sig själv och sin partner blir påverkad.

Syfte: Syftet var att beskriva upplevelser av sexuell hälsa hos kvinnor i samband med bröstcancer.

Metod: En litteraturöversikt gjordes som innehåller fyra kvalitativa, fem kvantitativa och två vetenskapliga artiklar med mixad metod. Artiklarna analyserades och granskades enligt Fribergs metod.

Resultat: Resultatet presenteras i sex temaområden som beskriver upplevelser av sexuell hälsa hos kvinnor med bröstcancer: Förändrad sexuell hälsa, Psykologiska konsekvenser, Kvinnans relation till sig själv och sin kropp, Relationer med partner, Kommunikationen med hälso- och sjukvårdspersonal och Fördomar kring bröstcancerbehandling.

Diskussion: Diskussionen inkluderar en metoddiskussion och en resultatdiskussion. I metoddiskussionen diskuteras styrkor och svagheter, genomförda tillvägagångssätt samt kvalitetsgranskning av resultatartiklar. Vidare i resultatdiskussion diskuteras resultatets fynd utifrån Katie Erikssons teori om lidande samt andra studier och egna reflektioner.

Abstract [sv]

Background: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the world. Breast cancer treatment has various consequences that can affect women’s lives and well-being, which can influence women’s sexual health, sexuality and relationship with themselves and their partners.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe experiences of sexual health among women in relation to breast cancer.

Method: A literature review was conducted containing four qualitative, five quantitative and two scientific articles with mixed method. The articles were analyzed and reviewed according to Friberg’s method.

Results: The results are presented in six thematic areas that describe experiences of sexual health among women with breast cancer: Altered sexual health, Psychological consequences, The woman’s relationship with herself and her body, Relationships with partner, Communication with healthcare providers and Prejudices regarding breast cancer treatment.

Discussion: The discussion includes a method discussion and a discussion of results. The method discussion discusses strength and weaknesses, implemented procedures and quality review of results articles. Further in the results discussion the finding’s are discussed based on Katie Eriksson’s theory of suffering as well as other studies and writer’s own reflections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Breast cancer, Sexuality, Well-being, Sexual health, Sexual dysfunction.
Keywords [sv]
Bröstcancer, Sexualitet, Välbefinnande, Sexuell hälsa, Sexuell dysfunktion.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-8088OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-8088DiVA, id: diva2:1428154
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Medicine
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