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Upplevelsen av att leva med en kolostomi efter en rektumamputation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT

Background: People with colorectal cancer undergoing rectum amputation get a permanent colostomy, which affects the social life. It may be valuable for health care what these people experience living with colostomy in order to provide the greatest possible support. Objective: The aim of this study is to describe how people who received a colostomy experience their daily lives and the support they have received from the health services.Method: Qualitative interview study with six people, with a descriptive phenomenological approach.Results: The analysis of the interviews about how it's like to live with a colostomy resulted in three themes: 1) Living with a colostomy gives an uncertainty that affect the social life, 2) Physical and psychological impact of getting a colostomy and 3) Support for health care and relatives.Conclusion: Subjects had a positive attitude towards life, which contributed to that they could adjust to living with a colostomy and feel a meaningfulness of life. The study shows that all the interviewed people overall were satisfied with the information provided by the healthcare personnel. It was good with both oral and written information and very appreciated with repeated information. One aspect that could be improved was the information given aboute the closure of anus during surgery and the following complications. This was the most painful experience among the interviewed people. Special nurses in surgery should take more responsibility for that the information reaches the patients and also that a follow-up take place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
Colostomy, interview study, patient experience, rectal cancer, stoma care.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-205079OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-205079DiVA: diva2:640540
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Caring Sciences
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Specialistsjuksköterskeprogrammet med inriktning mot kirurgisk vård
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Available from: 2013-11-20 Created: 2013-08-13 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved

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