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dc.contributor.authorHorrocks, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T12:24:52Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T12:24:52Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHorrocks, M. & Ward, C. D. (2015). Meanings of CFS/ME in the lives of couples. In: Ward, C. D. (ed.) Meanings of ME: Interpersonal and social dimensions of chronic fatigue. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 86-105.en
dc.identifier.isbn9.78E+12
dc.identifier.other10.1057/9781137467324
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/10243
dc.description.abstractMeanings develop within relationships, and this chapter is based on a qualitative study involving seven adults diagnosed with CFS/ME along with a 'significant other'. The first section concerns the couples' narratives of illness, the accounts of CFS/ME as an all-encompassing, unpredictable illness; as a reverser of roles within the home; as a closed world that separated couples from others; and as something that the couple needed to manage together. The second section, on interpretations, concerns the meanings couples established between themselves and also those they negotiated in relation to the outside world prior to, during and following diagnosis. The third section covers questions of personal and relational change. The chapter aims to stay as close as possible to the words and experiences of our participating couples rather than to impose a scheme of interpretation based on either the research literature or our own clinical perspectives.
dc.subjectChronic fatigue syndromeen
dc.titleMeanings of CFS/ME in the lives of couplesen
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html.description.abstractMeanings develop within relationships, and this chapter is based on a qualitative study involving seven adults diagnosed with CFS/ME along with a 'significant other'. The first section concerns the couples' narratives of illness, the accounts of CFS/ME as an all-encompassing, unpredictable illness; as a reverser of roles within the home; as a closed world that separated couples from others; and as something that the couple needed to manage together. The second section, on interpretations, concerns the meanings couples established between themselves and also those they negotiated in relation to the outside world prior to, during and following diagnosis. The third section covers questions of personal and relational change. The chapter aims to stay as close as possible to the words and experiences of our participating couples rather than to impose a scheme of interpretation based on either the research literature or our own clinical perspectives.


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