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Untimely illness: When diagnosis does not match age-related expectations

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Background We explore the concept of “untimely diagnosis,” where the onset of a long-term condition occurs at a life stage which does not conform to traditional expectations, focusing on two conditions (asthma and arthritis) typically associated with a particular life stage (childhood and older adulthood, respectively). Previous literature has focused on the meaning of chronic illness in terms of life history, and the biographical lens has been used in various ways to make se... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/hex.12669

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Grant:
iPEx programme [Programme Grants for Applied Research funding scheme (RP-PG0608-10147]
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Expectations Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
730-740
Publication date:
2018-02-09
Acceptance date:
2017-12-22
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ISSN:
1369-6513
Pubs id:
pubs:825671
URN:
uri:5cec0c29-052f-4c27-a96c-82b3370ca5b0
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uuid:5cec0c29-052f-4c27-a96c-82b3370ca5b0
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pubs:825671

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