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An interpretative phenomenological analysis of adaptation to recurrent venous thrombosis and heritable thrombophilia - The importance of multi-causal models and perceptions of primary and secondary control

Moore, T., Norman, P., Harris, P.R. and Makris, M. (2008) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of adaptation to recurrent venous thrombosis and heritable thrombophilia - The importance of multi-causal models and perceptions of primary and secondary control. Journal of Health Psychology, 13 (6). pp. 776-784. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) is a serious, life-threatening condition and a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Heritable thrombophilia increases risk of recurrent VTE. The present study employed Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to explore adaptation to recurrent VTE and heritable thrombophilia in six female patients. Three main themes were identified focusing on: (1) patients' multi- causal models of VTE and the maintenance of; (2) primary control; and (3) secondary control as facilitators of adjustment. Overall, genetic testing following recurrent VTE did not have a negative impact on patients. One area of concern, however, related to passing on the susceptibility to children.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: acceptance; heritable thrombophilia; Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis; primary control; secondary control; venous thrombosis
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2009 10:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2009 10:12
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105308093861
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Identification Number: 10.1177/1359105308093861
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9835

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