Silent no more! The lived experiences of women with lichen sclerosis.

@article{WehbeAlamah2012SilentNM,
  title={Silent no more! The lived experiences of women with lichen sclerosis.},
  author={Hiba Wehbe-Alamah and Barbara L. Kornblau and JoAnn Haderer and Janetlynne Erickson},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={
          499-505
        }
}
PURPOSE Lichen Sclerosis (LS) is an often unrecognized and misdiagnosed chronic inflammatory skin condition of the anogenital area that affects quality of life, bringing severe discomfort and distress to affected men, women, and children. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the lived experiences of women with LS. DATA SOURCES Content analysis was conducted of data obtained from three public online forums/blogs used by women with LS. A total of 527 postings/entries were… CONTINUE READING

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