The fight for 'health-related normality': a qualitative study of the experiences of individuals living with established inflammatory bowel disease (ibd).

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Dougall, A, Hungin, A P and Neely, J (2005) The fight for 'health-related normality': a qualitative study of the experiences of individuals living with established inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). Journal of Health Psychology, 10 (3). pp. 443-455.

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Abstract

This article reports on the experiences of individuals living with IBD and identifies a range of coping strategies used by them. Qualitative data from 15 individual interviews and three focus groups were analysed using a grounded theory approach. The main focus is on the emergent core concept of 'health-related normality'. A theoretical framework is proposed to explain how individuals with IBD assess their health-related normality, their fight to maintain it and their need to retain the appearance of normality to others. It is concluded that individuals maintain their health-related normality along certain time and context sensitive continuums rather than fitting into a distinct typology.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Wendy Tasker
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 11:14
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/7943

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