Prior, Jess and O'Dell, Lindsay (2009) 'Coping quite well with a few difficult bits': living with disfigurement in early adolescence. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(6), pp. 731-740. ISSN (print) 1359-1053Full text not available from this archive.
Facial disfigurement affects approximately one in 500 children and young people in the UK. Four mothers and their 4 children aged 11-13 years who have a facial disfigurement were recruited through the charity Changing Faces, in order to examine the perspectives and concerns of adolescents and their mothers, and how they live with their disfigurement. Semi-structured interviews were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The implications for research and practice in health psychology are discussed, and in particular the support and intervention of friends, constant vigilance and practical assistance from mothers, and the individual characteristics of the child are highlighted for further consideration.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||coping, early adolescence, facial disfigurement, appearance|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)|
|Depositing User:||Jessica Prior|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jul 2009 10:41|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2010 10:04|
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