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Preparative waiting: a grounded theory study of gastroenterological patients going through the diagnostic phase in a university hospital
(The University of Bergen, 2008-03-06)
To go through the diagnostic phase is reported to be the most stressful time of the illness experience. There is a growing body of knowledge about how women going through diagnostic workups for breast abnormality experience ...
Patterns of ‘balancing between hope and despair’ in the diagnostic phase: a grounded theory study of patients on a gastroenterology ward
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2008-04)
Aim: The aim of the study was to learn how patients going through the diagnostic phase experienced and handled their situation. Background: Many studies report about the stressful diagnostic phase; however, none has ...