'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviews

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582144
Title:
'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviews
Authors:
Williams, Sophie; Sheffield, David ( 0000-0001-9121-1783 ) ; Knibb, Rebecca C. ( 0000-0001-5561-0904 )
Abstract:
Polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine disorder affecting 1 in 10 women. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome can experience co-morbidities, including depressive symptoms. This research explores the experience of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities. Totally, 10 participants with polycystic ovary syndrome took part in Skype™ interviews and analysed using thematic analysis. Four themes emerged from the data: change (to life plans and changing nature of condition); support (healthcare professionals, education and relationships); co-morbidities (living with other conditions and depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation) and identity (feminine identity and us and them). The findings highlight the need for screening of women with polycystic ovary syndrome for depressive disorders.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Williams, S, Sheffield, D, & Knibb, R (2015,) 'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviews', Health Psychology Open, 2 (2) . DOI: 10.1177/2055102915603051
Publisher:
Sage Publications
Journal:
Health Psychology Open
Issue Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582144
DOI:
10.1177/2055102915603051
Additional Links:
http://hpo.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1177/2055102915603051
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2055-1029
Appears in Collections:
School of Human Sciences; University of Derby Online (UDOL); University of Derby Online (UDOL)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Sophieen
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorKnibb, Rebecca C.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T14:14:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-13T14:14:36Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, S, Sheffield, D, & Knibb, R (2015,) 'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviews', Health Psychology Open, 2 (2) . DOI: 10.1177/2055102915603051en
dc.identifier.issn2055-1029en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2055102915603051en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/582144en
dc.description.abstractPolycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine disorder affecting 1 in 10 women. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome can experience co-morbidities, including depressive symptoms. This research explores the experience of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities. Totally, 10 participants with polycystic ovary syndrome took part in Skype™ interviews and analysed using thematic analysis. Four themes emerged from the data: change (to life plans and changing nature of condition); support (healthcare professionals, education and relationships); co-morbidities (living with other conditions and depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation) and identity (feminine identity and us and them). The findings highlight the need for screening of women with polycystic ovary syndrome for depressive disorders.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://hpo.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1177/2055102915603051en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health Psychology Openen
dc.subjectPCOSen
dc.subjectPolycystic Ovary Syndromeen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectSkypeen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectComorbidityen
dc.subjectChronic conditionen
dc.subjectQualitativeen
dc.title'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviewsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalHealth Psychology Openen
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