Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Means 'You Just Haven't Got a Normal Life Any More'

@article{Conrad2006LivingWC,
  title={Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Means 'You Just Haven't Got a Normal Life Any More'},
  author={Sue Conrad and Lyn Garrett and William Graham Earnshaw Cooksley and Michael Patrick Dunne and Graeme A. Macdonald},
  journal={Chronic illness},
  year={2006},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={121-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore psychosocial factors that impact on quality of life for people living with self-reported chronic hepatitis C. METHODS A purposeful sample of 70 people who were self-identified as being hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive was recruited through a variety of institutions and community agencies. Semi-structured interviews were held with 12 groups and 21 individuals. A qualitative grounded-theory methodology was used for data collection and analysis. Experiences of physical and… CONTINUE READING

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