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Eating to live or living to eat: The meaning of hunger following gastric surgery

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This paper is based upon interviews with twenty-seven women and men who have an inherited risk of developing gastric cancer and have had their stomach removed as a preventative measure. We describe what happens when bodily processes – digestion - are disrupted by the removal of the stomach. Interviewees' who had undergone prophylactic total gastrectomy experienced changes to the lived experience of hunger and appetite. The interviewees' accounts of life post-surgery suggested that private sen...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ssmqr.2021.100005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7647-8524
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health Journal website
Volume:
1
Article number:
100005
Publication date:
2021-09-11
Acceptance date:
2021-09-01
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ISSN:
2667-3215
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1200193
Local pid:
pubs:1200193
Deposit date:
2021-10-12

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