Kvinnors upplevelser av sexuell hälsa i samband med bröstcancer : En litteraturbaserad studie
Sammanfattning: Background Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women. Sexual health, which is important for women's well-being, can be affected by breast cancer and its treatment. Nurses working with sexual health requires that their own attitude to sexuality is positive and respectful in order to safeguard the well-being of their patient. Aim The aim of this literature study was to describe women's experiences of sexual health in relation to breast cancer. Method The results of this literature-based study include eleven qualitative empirical and scientific articles. The method used for this literature study was an analysis of qualitative research based on a five-stage model. Results The results of this literature study showed that women's sexual health can be affected by breast cancer and its treatment. Two themes emerged: Changes in the sexual life and Changes of body image. Four sub-themes emerged: To experience decreased sexual desire and activity, To experience physical and emotional distress, Feelings of less femininity and Being ashamed of the body. Conclusion Breast cancer and its treatment have physical and emotional impact on women's sexual health.
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