An exploration into experiences and attitudes regarding risky health behaviours in an adult cystic fibrosis population.

Keyte, Rebecca, Egan, Helen, Nash, Edward F, Regan, Anna, Jackson, Craig and Mantzios, Michail (2020) An exploration into experiences and attitudes regarding risky health behaviours in an adult cystic fibrosis population. Psychology, health & medicine, 25 (8). pp. 1013-1019. ISSN 1465-3966.

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Abstract

Health risk behaviours (HRBs) are prevalent within the cystic fibrosis (CF) population, and there is a lack of research around what influences their engagement. This research explored beliefs associated with HRBs within an adult CF population using qualitative semi-structured interviews. Participants' beliefs towards their CF and its life impact were investigated to explore reasons for engaging in HRB. A desire for normalcy was evident, often accompanied by engagement in everyday HRB as a method of minimising the illness identity. Evidence of a life-orientated illness perspective was also prevalent, with participants engaging in some risky behaviours for fun. Overall, there was a lack of knowledge on the consequences of HRB, with many participants reporting not being informed of these by clinicians. This research highlights a dilemma between clinical recommendations and personal life strategies undertaken by individuals with CF to support their identity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WM Psychiatry. Mental health
Divisions: Emergency Services > Therapies
Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
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Depositing User: Beth Connors
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 15:04
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 15:04
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3935

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