The psychosocial experience of people with sickle cell disease and its impact on quality of life: Qualitative findings from focus groups.

@article{Thomas2002ThePE,
  title={The psychosocial experience of people with sickle cell disease and its impact on quality of life: Qualitative findings from focus groups.},
  author={Veronica J. Thomas and Lorian M Taylor},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 Part 3},
  pages={345-363}
}
OBJECTIVES: In this exploratory study, an in-depth analysis of accounts of the experiences of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) was undertaken to gain an understanding of the psychosocial impact of the disease. An additional aim of the study was to determine whether these experiences could be conceptualized in terms of quality of life as defined by the World Health Organization (WHOQOL) with the intention of informing psychosocial research. DESIGN: This study utilized a series of non… CONTINUE READING

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