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dc.contributor.authorMcGuire, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-22T19:40:23Z
dc.date.available2015-07-22T19:40:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/6976
dc.description.abstractEpilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures (Stein & Kanner, 2009). The purpose of this study was to understand the essence of being a young woman living with epilepsy using heuristic inquiry (Moustakas, 1990). The research was built upon the assumption that each experience is unique, yet commonalities exist. Five women aged 22 to 28 years living with epilepsy were interviewed. Additionally, the researcher described her life with epilepsy. Participants characterized life with epilepsy as a transformative journey. The act of meeting and interacting with another woman living with epilepsy provided an opportunity to remove themselves from the shadows and discuss epilepsy. Three major themes of seizures, medical treatment, and social relationships were developed revealing a complex view of an illness requiring engaged advocacy in the medical system. Respondents frequently make difficult adjustments to accommodate epilepsy. This study provides a complex in-depth view of life with epilepsy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectEpilepsyen_US
dc.subjectEpilepsy Disclosureen_US
dc.subjectHeuristic Inquiryen_US
dc.subjectPeople Living With Epilepsyen_US
dc.subjectSeizuresen_US
dc.titleRemoving Oneself from the Shadows: A Heuristic Inquiry to Understand the Lived Experience of Epilepsy in Young Adult Women and their Epilepsy Disclosureen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
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