Adaptation after facial surgery: using the diary as a research tool.

@article{Furness2010AdaptationAF,
  title={Adaptation after facial surgery: using the diary as a research tool.},
  author={Penny J. Furness and Paul Garrud},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={262-72}
}
We conducted a small-scale qualitative diary study to gather accounts from five facial cancer surgery patients. Participants were asked to record their experiences, thoughts, and feelings for up to 1 year, as they underwent and recovered from their surgery and adapted to living with alterations in their appearance. In this article, we consider evidence relating to the diary as a research tool and discuss our experiences of issues arising with the qualitative diary method employed in this study… CONTINUE READING