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
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.
|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|