Gender differences in approaches to self-management of poor sleep in later life.

  title={Gender differences in approaches to self-management of poor sleep in later life.},
  author={Susan Venn and Robert Meadows and Sara Arber},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
In this paper we seek to understand the influence of gender on the different approaches to managing poor sleep by older men and women through the conceptual framework of existing theoretical debates on medicalization, healthicization and 'personalization'. In-depth interviews undertaken between January and July 2008 with 62 people aged 65-95 who were experiencing poor sleep, revealed that the majority of older men and women resisted the medicalization of poor sleep, as they perceived sleep… CONTINUE READING
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