Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Sodi, T.
dc.contributor.advisor Nkoana, S. E. Khwinana, M.S. 2015-08-11T09:26:58Z 2015-08-11T09:26:58Z 2014
dc.description Thesis (M.A. ( Clinical Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract A number of studies have indicated that psychological management of chronic diseases is important in order to assist a patient to cope with and manage their condition. The disease and the phenomenon around it can be explained as reasons why individuals move from one treatment facility to the other. This study explored the psychological strategies used by people in Ga-Dikgale community to manage chronic diseases. A qualitative approach was followed and participants were selected through purposive sampling. Ten participants (five males and five females) who are receiving health care services for their chronic diseases were requested to participate in the study. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and were analyzed using interpretive phenomenological analysis. The results of the study are presented in terms of the following themes: participants‟ own explanations of chronic diseases; participants‟ subjective notions of the events or factors that could have led to their chronic diseases; what participants believe is the main causes of their disease(external or internal factors); pathways followed by the participants to manage their chronic disease; experiences of living with chronic disease; psychological coping strategies; the role of educational agencies; and implications for theory. The study revealed that chronic diseases are ambiguous in nature, with every individual explaining them in ways that relate to their personal experiences. For this reason there are different ways of managing or coping with them. Some people take on more active means of coping, while others are more passive. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship VLIR project en_US
dc.format.extent 91 leaves. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf version en_US
dc.subject Psychological strategies en_US
dc.subject Chronic diseases en_US
dc.subject.ddc 616.89044 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clinical psychology-- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clinical psychology-- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.mesh Clinical Psychology en_US
dc.title Psychological strategies used by people in ga-Dikgale community to manage chronic diseases en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULSpace


My Account