Avoidance as a strategy of (not) coping: qualitative interviews with carers of Huntington's Disease patients

  title={Avoidance as a strategy of (not) coping: qualitative interviews with carers of Huntington's Disease patients},
  author={Alison Lowit and Edwin R. van Teijlingen},
  journal={BMC Family Practice},
  pages={38 - 38}
BACKGROUND Since Huntington's Disease (HD) is a familial disease with an average onset in the mid-thirties, one might expect that spousal carers are concerned with providing care for off-spring who may turn out to be affected. METHODS This study involved ten face-to-face interviews with carers of spouses affected by HD in Northeast Scotland. Carers were recruited through two channels: a genetic clinic and the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA). Interviews were conducted in carers' own… CONTINUE READING
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