Coeliac Disease in Later Life : An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

  title={Coeliac Disease in Later Life : An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis},
  author={Tom Price and Ruth Howard},
Coeliac Disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by heightened immunological response to the digestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Previous research suggests that being diagnosed with a chronic health condition may present psychosocial challenges. We aimed to investigate the lived experience related to a diagnosis of CD later in life, and to better understand issues that may be specific to older individuals. Semi-structured interviews were carried out… CONTINUE READING
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