Coming to terms: a grounded theory of adaptation to facial surgery in adulthood

FURNESS, P., FAULDER, A., GARRUD, P. and SWIFT, J. (2006). Coming to terms: a grounded theory of adaptation to facial surgery in adulthood. Journal of Health Psychology, 11 (3), 453-466.

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Abstract

Facial surgery is associated with both functional difficulties and disfigurement, and there is evidence to show that psychosocial outcomes vary widely between individuals. This article reports the findings of a grounded theory study of the predictors and process of adaptation to facial surgery in adulthood. Interviews and focus groups were conducted with 29 facial surgery survivors. Four super-ordinate data categories were generated, namely ‘Demands’,‘Resources’, ‘Responding and managing’ and ‘Consequences’. A model of adaptation was developed which reflected the inter-relationships apparent between these categories. Data extracts are presented to illustrate the grounding of the model in participants’ accounts, and the model is discussed with reference to previous theory and research.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1177/1359105306063318
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 17:46
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/281

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