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Patienters upplevelser och hanteringsstrategier vid vanligt förkommande biverkningar i samband med cytostatikabehandling: - En litteraturstudie.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients experiences and management strategies  for commonly occuring adverse effects associated with chemotherapy : - A literature rewiew (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Cytostatika har sedan 1960-talet använts för att bota flera olika cancerformer. Cytostatika skadar tumörer men påverkar även friska celler vilket ofta medför en rad olika biverkningar. Cancerpatienter befinner sig ofta i en sårbar situation vilket kräver omsorgsfull omvårdnad. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att studera patienters upplevelser av vanligt förekommande cytostatikaorsakade biverkningar (illamående och kräkningar, fatigue, hårförlust, smak-och luktförändringar) samt vilka hanteringsstrategier de använder sig av. Metod: Denna litteraturstudie baseras på nio kvalitativa artiklar. Artikelsökningen genomfördes i databaserna PubMed och CINAHL. Artiklarna har analyserats genom innehållsanalys. Resultat: Biverkningarna kunde upplevas som fruktansvärda, olustiga, obehagliga och utmattande. Dessa påverkade det dagliga livet vad gällande bl.a. relationer och självständighet. Hanteringsstrategierna innefattade exempelvis vila, fysisk aktivitet och särskild kost. Slutsats: Många patienter upplever cytostatikaorsakade biverkningar som påfrestande och att de påverkar det dagliga livet negativt, men vissa patienter upplever tvärtom att de inte påverkar deras dagliga liv nämnvärt. Upplevelserna av biverkningarna och dess följder kan påverkas av patienternas förmåga att hitta fungerande hanteringsstrategier. Resultatet visar på skillnader mellan olika cancerpatienters upplevelser och strategier, vilket kan kräva personcentrerad vård.

Abstract [en]

Background: Chemotherapy has since the 1960’s been used to cure various forms of cancer. Chemotherapy damages tumors but also effects healthy cells which often result in a variety of side effects. Cancer patients often find themselves in a vulnerable situation which requires careful nursing. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore patients experiences of commonly occuring adverse effects (nausea and vomiting, fatigue, alopecia, smell- and tastealterations) and their management strategies. Method: This literature study is based on nine qualitative articles. The searching of articles was performed in the data bases PubMed and CINAHL. The articles has been analysed with content analysis. Results: The side effects could be perceived as awful, uncomfortable, unpleasant and exhausting. These effected the daily life including factors like relationships and independence. Management strategies included for example rest, physical activities and special diets. Conclusion: Many patients experience adverse effects from chemotherapy as distressing and that they effects their daily life in a negative way, but occasional patients experience the contrary that they don’t effect their daily lives significantly. The experiences and their consequenses can be affected by patients ability to find useful management strategies. The result shows the difference between different cancer patients’ expericences and management strategies, wich may require person-centred care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
Adverse effects, chemotherapy, experiences, management strategies.
Keyword [sv]
Biverkningar, cytostatika, hanteringsstrategier, upplevelser
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-99938DiVA: diva2:788774
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Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-02-16 Last updated: 2015-03-02Bibliographically approved

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