Elgin Schartau

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AIMS To understand how women with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience and cope with menstruation and associated gynaecological problems, and adjustments to womanhood. This paper focuses on menstruation. RATIONALE Unique hormonal fluctuations are known to affect women with idiopathic PD, however, our understanding of the impact of these changes on daily(More)
This study adopted a multiple case study design to develop our understanding of the experiences and adjustments made by women with Parkinson Disease in relation to womanhood. Nineteen women participated in this investigation telling their stories through a combination of individual interviews, group interviews, reflective diaries, reflective tapes and(More)
This article presents findings from a survey of 186 first year nursing and midwifery students that relate to their smoking and alcohol consumption. Of the students sampled, 28% were cigarette smokers. This is higher than the smoking rate of 25% for the adult population in the UK. The majority of the students who smoked said that they would like to stop(More)
AIM To understand how women with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience and cope with menstruation, associated gynaecological problems and adjustments to womanhood. METHOD In-depth case studies were completed with 19 women who told their stories using a combination of interviews, group interviews, reflective diaries and creative writing. RESULTS The data(More)
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