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    The personal experience of juvenile Huntington's disease: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of parents' accounts of the primary features of a rare genetic condition

    Smith, Jonathan A. and Brewer, H.M. and Eatough, Virginia and Stanley, C.A. and Glendinning, N.W. and Quarrell, O.W.J. (2006) The personal experience of juvenile Huntington's disease: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of parents' accounts of the primary features of a rare genetic condition. Clinical Genetics 69 (6), pp. 486-496. ISSN 0009-9163.

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    Abstract

    There has been a paucity of research into the psychosocial impact of juvenile Huntington's disease (JHD) on the child and the family. The study reported here is part of larger project that aimed to address this and investigate the social and health care needs of those affected by JHD. Ten semistructured interviews with the main caregiver(s) were carried out and were analyzed using the qualitative methodology interpretative phenomenological analysis. The main themes arising from the analysis are reported here: first becoming aware something is wrong; physical symptoms; speech and communication difficulties; behavioral problems; a slow but relentless process. These are discussed in relation to extant literature. We hope the article will be helpful to clinicians working with families where a child is affected by JHD and also contribute to the general literature on understanding symptoms in childhood illness.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 14:31
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 16:55
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30053

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