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

Burton, Amy E., Shaw, Rachel L. and Gibson, Jonathan M. (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.

Abstract

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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313511134
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
Life & Health Sciences > Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Uncontrolled Keywords: interpretative phenomenological analysis,older person,phenomenology,qualitative methods,well-being,Applied Psychology
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Published Date: 2015-10
Authors: Burton, Amy E.
Shaw, Rachel L.
Gibson, Jonathan M.

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