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dc.contributor.authorHudson, Nickyen
dc.contributor.authorCulley, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Carolineen
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, H.en
dc.contributor.authorDenny, E.en
dc.contributor.authorRaine-Fenning, N.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-25T08:12:44Z
dc.date.available2016-10-25T08:12:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-17
dc.identifier.citationHudson, N., Culley, L., Law, C., Mitchell, H., Denny, E. and Raine-Fenning, N. (2016) ‘We needed to change the mission statement of the marriage’: biographical disruptions, appraisals and revisions amongst couples living with endometriosis. Sociology of Health and Illness, 38 (5), pp. 721–735en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12726
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThe concept of biographical disruption has been widely applied in sociological explorations of chronic illness and has been subject to much theoretical scrutiny, reflection and development. However, little attention has been given to the impact of biographical disruption beyond the individual level. This article explores the concept from a dyadic perspective, utilising data from an exploratory, qualitative study (ENDOPART) that investigated the impact of endometriosis on women and their male partners. In total, 22 couples participated in in-depth, semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. The women and their partners were interviewed separately and, in most cases, simultaneously, by different interviewers. Data analysis was informed by an interpretivist relational approach, foregrounding the meanings participants applied to their experiences, treating interviews as accounts, and exploring partners’ accounts in relation to one another. Two analytic approaches generated several themes for exploration in the context of the concept of biographical disruption: sex and intimacy; planning for and having children; working lives and social lives. The article argues that biographical disruptions are social and inter-relational processes and discusses how couples living with endometriosis negotiated these disruptions, how they were appraised and how lives and expectations were revised as a result.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.subjectbiographical disruptionen
dc.subjectdyaden
dc.subjectlife-courseen
dc.subjectchronicityen
dc.subjectrelationalityen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectEndometriosisen
dc.title‘We needed to change the mission statement of the marriage’: biographical disruptions, appraisals and revisions among couples living with endometriosisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12392
dc.researchgroupReproduction Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderUK Economic and Social Research Council.en
dc.projectidGrant Number: ES/J003662/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2015-12-17en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en


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