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ERIC Number: EJ804004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Lived Experience of Women Suffering from Vitiligo: A Phenomenological Study
Borimnejad, Leili; Yekta, Zohreh Parsa; Nasrabadi, Alireza Nikbakht
Qualitative Report, v11 n2 p335-349 Jun 2006
Vitiligo is a chronic skin disease, which through change of appearance and body image, exerts a devastating effect on people, especially women. The objective of this study is to explore lived experience of women with Vitiligo by the hermeneutic phenomenology method. The purposive sample consisted of 16 Iranian women. Data analysis followed Diekelmann, Allen, and Tanner (1989). The results showed four main themes: (1) Perceiving myself in a different light; (2) Vitiligo: Worry about others' perceptions; (3) Vitiligo, Being influenced by cultural beliefs; and (4) Accepting and fighting the disease; Variations in experiences of living with Vitiligo. The women affected with Vitiligo during their marriage-ready years face various psychosocial problems such as rejection by associates, isolation, divorce, and forced choice of a single life. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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