Accounts of health, illness and medicine in women on long-term sickness absence
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Long-term sickness absence has grown to an important social and economic question and it affects women more than men. The specific aim of the study was to identify patterns of association between ideas of health endorsed by groups of women having a close firsthand experience of long-term sickness absence. Using the Q-methodology, in a group of 60 middle-aged women, six accounts representing different conceptions of health, illness, and medicine were identified. Future studies should be implemented to investigate the prospective value of the categorisation identified in this study e.g. to see whether, and in that case how, these conceptions affect sick leave and rehabilitation.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80266OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-80266DiVA: diva2:546377