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Det dolda lidandet: – en litteraturstudie om kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med endometrios.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The secret suffering : – a literature review on women’s experience of living with endometriosis. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Endometrios är en kronisk gynekologisk sjukdom som drabbar mellan 5-10% av alla kvinnor i fertil ålder. Det finns okunskap inom området hos både vårdgivare och allmänheten.

Syfte: Syftet med litteraturstudien var att beskriva kvinnors erfarenheter av att leva med endometrios.                                        

Metod: Via databaserna CINAHL, PubMed och EBSCO valdes nio kvalitativa studier ut. Resultaten har kvalitetsgranskats, analyserats och sammanställts.

Resultat: Litteraturstudien visade att leva med endometrios innebar negativ påverkan på kvinnors fysiska, psykiska och emotionella hälsa. Tre huvudkategorier ”Att hantera sin vardag”, ”Att möta hälso- och sjukvården” och ”Att oroa sig för framtiden” sammanfattade olika aspekter av kvinnornas upplevelser. Socialt liv och relationer påverkades av sjukdomen till följd av mycket smärta. Tillståndet togs inte heller på allvar vid kontakter med hälso-och sjukvården vilket medförde att de drabbade inte fick den vård eller behandling som behövdes.

Konklusion: Att leva med endometrios innebär en stor påfrestning för de drabbade. Kvinnorna är i behov av mer stöd och information från vården och det är viktigt att sjuksköterskan har den kunskap som behövs för att känna igen sjukdomen.

Abstract [en]

Background: Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease that affects 5-10% of all women of reproductive age. There is ignorance in public and in health care concerning this disease.

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe women’s experiences of living with endometriosis.

Method: Nine qualitative studies were selected through the databases CINAHL, PubMed and EBSCO. The results have been quality reviewed, analyzed and compiled.

Results: The literature review showed that living with endometriosis meant negative impact on women's physical, mental and emotional health. Three main categories of "Coping with everyday life ", "Meeting the health service " and " Worry about the future," summarized the various aspects of women's experiences. Social life and relationships were affected by the disease as a result of a lot of pain. The health care didn’t take the illness seriously, which meant that the women did not get the care or treatment needed.

Conclusion: Living with endometriosis results in great emotional distress in those affected. These women are in need of more support and information from health care providers. It is important that nurses have the knowledge needed to identify the disease.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
endometriosis, experience, pain
Keyword [sv]
endometrios, erfarenhet, upplevelse, smärta
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-119320DiVA: diva2:919942
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Nursing Programme; Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2016-05-04 Created: 2016-04-15 Last updated: 2016-05-04Bibliographically approved

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