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dc.contributor.authorDenny, E.en
dc.contributor.authorCulley, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Irenaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-10T10:25:17Z
dc.date.available2013-04-10T10:25:17Z
dc.date.issued2011-10-01
dc.identifier.citationDenny, E, Culley, L, and Papadopoulos, I  (2011) From womanhood to endometriosis: Findings from focus groups with women from different ethnic groups. Diversity in Health and Care, 8 (3), pp. 167-180en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8344
dc.description.abstractEndometriosis is a long-term, disabling condition, and a common cause of chronic pelvic pain, yet little is known about the experience of the disease among women from minority ethnic groups. This paper reports on the first phase of a UK-based study (the Endocul Project), which explored community awareness of endometriosis and the experience of living with the disease in a sample of women from a range of minority ethnic communities (Indian, Pakistani, African Caribbean, Chinese and Greek/Greek Cypriot). Focus groups were conducted with healthy women from these five communities on contextual issues surrounding endometriosis and the women's awareness of the condition. The data reveal many similarities between the groups, and between them and the majority white population. They also highlight cultural differences in perceptions of reproduction, fertility and menstruation. While not wishing to stereotype women, the findings of this study demonstrate the importance for providers of healthcare of recognising socio-cultural differences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRadcliffe Publishingen
dc.subjectEthnicityen
dc.subjectFocus groupsen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectReproductionen
dc.subjectWomen's healthen
dc.titleFrom womanhood to endometriosis: findings from focus groups with women from different ethnic groupsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.researchgroupReproduction Research Groupen
dc.ref2014.selected1365591152_9010680001724_3_2
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Reproduction Research (CRR)en


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