Approaching the locked dialogues of the body. Communicating symptoms through illness diaries.

@article{Stensland1999ApproachingTL,
  title={Approaching the locked dialogues of the body. Communicating symptoms through illness diaries.},
  author={Per S Stensland and Kirsti Malterud},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={75-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe and analyse communication following the use of an illness diary method in consultations with patients suffering from longstanding illness without clinical findings. DESIGN Action research in own practice with qualitative formative evaluation of material provided by the use of the diary method. Analysis followed a procedure modified from phenomenologically-based methodology. SETTING The practice of the main author. SUBJECTS 36 consultations with 16 patients where the… CONTINUE READING

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