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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, David
dc.contributor.authorKnibb, Rebecca C.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T14:10:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-13T14:10:08Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09-09en
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, S, Sheffield, D, & Knibb, R 2014, 'A snapshot of the lives of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A photovoice investigation', Journal Of Health Psychology, 21 (6). DOI: 10.1177/1359105314547941en
dc.identifier.issn1359-1053en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359105314547941en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/582158en
dc.description.abstractPolycystic ovary syndrome affects 6  percent of women. Symptoms include hirsutism, acne, and infertility. This research explores the impact of polycystic ovary syndrome on women’s lives using photovoice. Nine participants photographed objects related to their quality of life and made diary entries explaining each photograph. Three themes emerged from thematic analysis of the diaries: control (of symptoms and polycystic ovary syndrome controlling their lives), perception (of self, others, and their situation), and support (from relationships, health care systems, and education). These findings illuminate positive aspects of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and the role pets and social networking sites play in providing support for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://hpq.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1359105314547941en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Health Psychologyen
dc.subjectPCOSen
dc.subjectPolycystic Ovary Syndromeen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectPhotovoiceen
dc.subjectQualitativeen
dc.titleA snapshot of the lives of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A photovoice investigation.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7277en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Psychologyen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T13:57:44Z
html.description.abstractPolycystic ovary syndrome affects 6  percent of women. Symptoms include hirsutism, acne, and infertility. This research explores the impact of polycystic ovary syndrome on women’s lives using photovoice. Nine participants photographed objects related to their quality of life and made diary entries explaining each photograph. Three themes emerged from thematic analysis of the diaries: control (of symptoms and polycystic ovary syndrome controlling their lives), perception (of self, others, and their situation), and support (from relationships, health care systems, and education). These findings illuminate positive aspects of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and the role pets and social networking sites play in providing support for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.


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