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Time spent by people managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease indicates biographical disruption

Jowsey, Tanisha; Yen, Laurann; Bagheri, Nasser; McRae, Ian


Since Bury's 1982 proposal that chronic illness creates biographical disruption for those who are living with it, there has been no effort to quantitatively measure such disruption. "Biographical disruption" refers to the substantial and directive influence that chronic illness can have over the course of a person's life. Qualitative research and time use studies have demonstrated that people with chronic illnesses spend considerable amounts of time managing their health, and that these demands...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S53887
Access Rights: Open Access


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