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Illness Intrusiveness and Quality of the in Chronic Medical Morbidity

Sholarin, M. A. and Abikoye, Gboyega E. (2013) Illness Intrusiveness and Quality of the in Chronic Medical Morbidity. In: Contemporary Issues in Nigeria: Social-Scientific Perspectives. Pumark Nigeria Limited, Agege, Lagos, pp. 80-101. ISBN 978- 978- 51953- 9- 2

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Technological advances in medical practice and routine availability of clinically-effective therapies in the world today mean that most of the debilitating medical conditions, hitherto considered acute, are now chronic. Chronic diseases imply that, with care and support, sufferers are likely to live with the conditions for a relatively long period of time and must contend with a host of medical, pharmacological, psychological, physical, economic and social consequences which inevitably carry the potentials to compromise quality of life (QoL). Implicit in all these are themes of loss and deprivation as a result of inability to engage in valued activities, interests and hobbies that are attributable to an illness, its treatment and its psychosocial consequences (illness intrusiveness). This paper examined illness intrusiveness, its determinants and its mediatory role in the illness/ quality of life link from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, identifying specific roles for the psychologists in reducing illness intrusiveness, and consequently enhancing quality of life of the growing ranks of chronically-ill persons

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 20:22
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 20:22

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