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Adolescents with endometriosis: Their experience of the school health care system in Sweden
Palmlunds skolor AB, Helsingborg, Sweden; Systerbirgitta, Glumslöv, Sweden.
Skolpool Sverige AB, Lund, Sweden; Lunds kommun, Lund, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (Complications in the Reproductive Life of Women)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2577-1632
2013 (English)In: British Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1752-2803, E-ISSN 2052-2827, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 81-87Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate what type and level of support women diagnosed with endometriosis received in Sweden from the school medical network and school nurses during their secondary and upper secondary school years and how it affected their quality of life.

A quantitative method with an inductive approach was used to collect data for the study.

Young women were found to be absent from school or missing extra-curricular activities due to pain and abnormal bleeding associated with their menstrual cycles. Some of the women thought that these symptoms were normal and did not consult the school nurse as a result of their limited experience. Others did not consult with the nurses because of a perception of poor treatment.

Endometriosis can be managed and adequate treatment can have a substantial impact on improving quality of life. It is important that school nurses are aware of the condition and that young women understand what constitutes a normal menstrual cycle and when they should seek help from health professionals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, United Kingdom: Mark Allen Group , 2013. Vol. 8, no 2, p. 81-87
Keywords [en]
Human; Sweden; Quality of Life; Quantitative Studies; Perception; Menstrual Cycle; Endometriosis -- Symptoms; Endometriosis -- Psychosocial Factors; Female; Adolescence; Questionnaires; Age of Onset; Menstruation; Surveys; Content Analysis; Absenteeism; Help Seeking Behavior; Support, Psychosocial.
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-42072OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-42072DiVA, id: diva2:781944
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Empiriska studier i SkaraborgAvailable from: 2015-01-19 Created: 2015-01-19 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved

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