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Att leva med ett barn som insjuknat i anorexia nervosa: - En litteraturstudie om familjens upplevelser
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Living with a child diagnosed with anorexia nervosa : - A literature review of the family's experiences (English)
Abstract [sv]

Att leva med barn som insjuknat i anorexia nervosa - En litteraturstudie om familjens upplevelser

Abstrakt (Sv)

Bakgrund: I Sverige är de ca 1 % av alla kvinnor som fått diagnosen anorexia nervosa. När ett barn insjuknat i anorexia nervosa påverkas hela familjen av denna livssituationsförändring. Familjens inflytande är en viktig del i behandlingen av anorexia nervosa, genom att sjukdomen har en okänd orsak upplever familjen sig som den bidragande faktorn till insjuknandet.

Syfte: Belysa familjemedlemmars upplevelse av att leva med ett barn som insjuknat i anorexia nervosa.

Metod: En litteraturstudie baserad på elva artiklar med en kvalitativ ansats. Resultatet från varje artikel har granskat, analyserat och sammanställts.

Resultat: Resultatet redovisades i två kategorier och sju underkategorier. Huvudkategorierna är att leva i vanmakt och att leva under förändrade livsförhållanden.

Konklusion: Att leva med ett barn som insjuknat i anorexia nervosa upplevs av familjen som påfrestande på grund av att sjukdomen bidrog till stora livsförändringar. Utifrån denna studies resultat kan sjuksköterskan anpassa sitt bemötande och ge god omvårdnad till alla familjemedlemmar.

Nyckelord: Familj, barn, upplevelse, anorexia nervosa

Abstract [en]

Living with a child diagnosed with anorexia nervosa - A literature review of the family's experiences

Abstract (En)

Background: Approximately 1 % of all women in Sweden is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. When a child is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa the whole family is affected by the life change the dieses brings. The family's influence is an important part of the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Since the disease has an unknown cause, the family often blame themselves as the contributing factor to the onset.

Aim: The aim of the study is to highlight the family members' experience of living with a child suffering from anorexia nervosa.

Method: A literature study was conducted based on eleven articles using a qualitative approach. The results from each article has been reviewed, analysed and compiled.

Results: The results were presented in two categories and seven subcategories. The main categories are to live in powerlessness and to live under lifechanging conditions.

Conclusion: Living with a child suffering from anorexia is experienced by the family as stressful because the disease contributed to major life changes. Based on the result of this study, the nurse can adjust attitude and provide good care for all family members.

Keywords: Family, child, experience, anorexia nervosa

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
Familj, barn, upplevelse, anorexia nervosa
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132611OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132611DiVA: diva2:1082868
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2017-04-10 Created: 2017-03-19 Last updated: 2017-04-10Bibliographically approved

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