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dc.contributor.authordas Nair, Roshan
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-07T10:00:43Z
dc.date.available2019-11-07T10:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationBarker, A. B., Smale, K., Hunt, N., Lincoln, N. B. & Nair, R. d. (2019). Experience of identity change in people who reported a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: A qualitative inquiry. International Journal of MS Care, 21 (5), pp.235-242.en
dc.identifier.other10.7224/1537-2073.2018-069
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/handle/123456789/3354
dc.description.abstractBackground: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to changes to a person's sense of self. The aim of this study was to investigate the subjective experience of identity change and subsequent adjustment to MS. Methods: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 16 people who reported having MS. Interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: In the early stages of disease progression, participants wanted to compartmentalize the disease. Over time, through reflected self-appraisal, brought about by increased symptoms and changed relationships with others, the disease became a part of the participants' self-identity. Conclusions: For people with MS, incorporating and accepting the disease as part of their self-identity can have positive implications for seeking and receiving support.en
dc.description.urihttps://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2018-069en
dc.subjectMultiple sclerosisen
dc.subjectSelf concepten
dc.titleExperience of identity change in people who reported a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: A qualitative inquiryen
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