Föräldrars upplevelser att leva med ett barn med diabetes mellitus typ 1 : En kvalitativ litterarstudie

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Röda Korsets Högskola

Sammanfattning: Background: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the most common autoimmune disease among children and adolescents worldwide. The diagnosis leads to lifestyle change. Parents are mainly responsible for self-care. Nurses can support parents in this life adjustment through patient participation and family-focused nursing. Aim: The aim was to illustrate parents' experience of living with a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Method: A literature review based on 13 scientific studies with a qualitative method, analyzed with thematic analysis. Results: 2 themes with 6 sub-themes were identified. 1) Time after diagnosis: Emotions that arise during diagnosisand Lack of support and understanding from others. 2) A new normal: Changes in everyday life, The relationship with their child, Fear of child's health and Letting go of control. Parents experienced difficulty sleeping, worry, anxiety and stress living with children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Conclusions: Parents initially experienced feelings such as anxiety and worrying. The family's life changes with new routines. The diagnosis affects parents' health and quality of life. Further research on the experience of living with chronically ill children is needed to optimize and improve treatment in health care.

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