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The experience of couples being given an oxygen concentrator to use at home: A longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis

Thomson, Ross; Martin, Jennifer L.; Sharples, Sarah

Authors

Jennifer L. Martin



Abstract

This longitudinal study explores the lived experience of four couples where one person from each couple is prescribed an oxygen concentrator to use at home. Transcripts were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The findings reported here focus on two super-ordinate themes: ‘the journey of acceptance’ and ‘negotiating changing relationships’. Participants described a gradual process of accepting the device into their lives, the impact on couple’s relationships and the role that expectations have in mediating that process. These themes suggest that patient education that considers the psychological and social issues may prove useful in facilitating the acceptance process.

Citation

Thomson, R., Martin, J. L., & Sharples, S. (2017). The experience of couples being given an oxygen concentrator to use at home: A longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(6), 798-810. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315615932

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 29, 2015
Online Publication Date Nov 29, 2015
Publication Date 2017-05
Deposit Date Nov 22, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 30, -0001
Journal Journal of Health Psychology
Print ISSN 1359-1053
Electronic ISSN 1461-7277
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 6
Pages 798-810
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315615932
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/3354992
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1359105315615932

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