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    The impact of juvenile Huntington's disease on the family - the case of a rare childhood condition

    Brewer, H.M. and Eatough, Virginia and Smith, Jonathan A. and Stanley, C. and Glendinning, N.W. and Quarrell, O. (2008) The impact of juvenile Huntington's disease on the family - the case of a rare childhood condition. Journal of Health Psychology 13 (1), pp. 5-16. ISSN 1359-1053.

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    There has been little research into the impact of Juvenile Huntington's Disease (JHD) on the family, and the issues facing this group are poorly understood. The study reported here is part of larger project that aimed to address this. Ten semi-structured interviews with the main carer were carried out, and were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). This article reports three themes arising from the study relating to the psychosocial impact of JHD on the family: (1) dealing with something so different; (2) lack of understanding (3) isolation. This information is useful in developing appropriate services for families affected by JHD, as well as being of relevance to other childhood conditions.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Childhood illness, impact, Juvenile Huntington's Disease parents' experiences, qualitative study
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 11:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:52


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