Chronically ill adolescents' experiences of communicating with doctors: a qualitative study.

@article{Beresford2003ChronicallyIA,
  title={Chronically ill adolescents' experiences of communicating with doctors: a qualitative study.},
  author={Bryony A Beresford and Patricia Sloper},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={172-9}
}
PURPOSE To explore the experiences of chronically ill adolescents in communicating with health professionals, including the identification of factors which hinder or facilitate their use of health professionals as an information source. METHODS 63 adolescents (11-16 years) with a chronic condition (cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, juvenile chronic arthritis, or Duchenne muscular dystrophy) were interviewed, and subsequently took part in two group discussion meetings with other adolescents… CONTINUE READING
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