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dc.contributor.authorAhmad, Waqar
dc.contributor.authorAtkin, Karl
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-20T10:04:01Z
dc.date.available2018-03-20T10:04:01Z
dc.date.issued2001-09
dc.identifier.citationhttps://adu.on.worldcat.org/oclc/5301070731en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.adu.ac.ae/handle/1/758
dc.descriptionAtkin, K., & Ahmad, W. I. (2001). Living a ‘normal’life: young people coping with thalassaemia major or sickle cell disorder. Social Science & Medicine, 53(5), 615-626.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative paper explores the strategies and resources young people use to cope with sickle cell disorder or thalassaemia major, two haemoglobin disorders with serious implications for health and survival. By focusing on coping strategies, we explore how young people attempt to take control over their lives. The respondents, largely of South Asian and African Caribbean origin, aged between 10 and 19 years, valued maintaining a ‘normal’ life and struggled to achieve this normalcy. Strategies were employed to minimise difference from peers but these strategies remained vulnerable. Coping occurred in a dynamic space, involving negotiation and engagement with both personal and structural factors. Threats to normalcy did not always reside in the condition; life transitions, changes in social relationships and racist, disablist or sexist marginalisation also threatened coping strategies. # 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectHaemoglobin Disordersen_US
dc.subjectSickle Cell Disorderen_US
dc.subjectThalassaemiaen_US
dc.subjectDiseasesen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectChronic Illness
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.titleLiving a ‘normal’ life: young people coping with thalassaemia major or sickle cell disorderen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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