Experiences of guilt and shame in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia: a qualitative interview study.


OBJECTIVE To explore patients' experiences of guilt and shame with regard to how they manage familial hypercholesterolemia. METHODS We interviewed 40 men and women diagnosed with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Data were analyzed by systematic text condensation inspired by Giorgi's phenomenological method. RESULTS Participants disclosed… (More)


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