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Living together with age-related macular degeneration: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of sense-making within a dyadic relationship

BURTON, Amy and Shaw, Rachel and Gibson, Jonathan (2015) Living together with age-related macular degeneration: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of sense-making within a dyadic relationship. Journal of Health Psychology, 20 (10). pp. 1285-1295.

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In this article, we present an idiographic analysis of a couple’s experience of living and coming to terms with
age-related macular degeneration. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to explore three joint
interviews, conducted over an 18-month period, with a married couple (aged 82 and 77 years) both living
with age-related macular degeneration. Three themes are discussed: the disruption of vision impairment,
managing mutual deterioration and resilience through togetherness. We discuss the existential challenges of
vision impairment and consider the applicability of Galvin and Todres’ typology of well-being as a means of
understanding well-being in older adults.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Amy BURTON
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 09:11
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 09:11
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2156

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