Positioning, telling, and performing a male illness: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
Wood, N., Qureshi, Annum and Mughal, Fahim 2017. Positioning, telling, and performing a male illness: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. British Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (4), pp. 904-919.
|Authors||Wood, N., Qureshi, Annum and Mughal, Fahim|
There is a paucity of illness accounts of men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), despite a significant level of prevalence and burden of disease. This qualitative study thus elicited twelve accounts from men suffering with CP/CPPS.
Narrative analysis was employed, focusing primarily on narrative content.
Three major narrative themes were identified: (1) Medical stories: Blame and shame; (2) The Erratic nature of CP/CPPS; and (3) Ongoing struggles for coping and cures and the Search for meaning.
Recommendations were made for health care providers and increasing the internal agency, support and activism of men with this debilitating condition.
What is already known on this subject?
One qualitative account of this male illness (CP/CPPS) exists: an IPA study.
What does this study add?
Narrative analysis adds information as to how this illness is managed and survived over time.
|Journal||British Journal of Health Psychology|
|Journal citation||22 (4), pp. 904-919|
|Publisher||Wiley and The British Psychological Society|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1111/bjhp.12261|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12261|
|11 Aug 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||26 Mar 2018|
|Copyright information||This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wood, Nicholas and Qureshi, Annum and Mughal, Fahim (2017) ‘Positioning, telling, and performing a male illness: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome’, British Journal of Health Psychology, 22(4), pp. 904-919, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12261. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.|
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