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dc.contributor.authorSjursen, Therese Thorntonen_US
dc.contributor.authorBinder, Per-Einaren_US
dc.contributor.authorLygre, Gunvor Bentungen_US
dc.contributor.authorHelland, Vigdisen_US
dc.contributor.authorDalen, Knuten_US
dc.contributor.authorBjörkman, Larsen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we explore how patients with health complaints attributed to dental amalgam experienced and gave meaning to changes in health complaints before, during, and after removal of all amalgam fillings. We conducted semistructured qualitative interviews with 12 participants from the treatment group in a Norwegian amalgam removal trial. Interviews took place within a couple months of the final follow-up 5 years after amalgam removal. Using the NVivo9 software, we conducted an explorative and reflective thematic analysis and identified the following themes: Something is not working: betrayed by the body, You are out there on your own, Not being sure of the importance of amalgam removal, The relief experienced after amalgam removal, and To accept, to give up, or to continue the search. We discuss the findings in the context of patients’ assigning meaning to illness experiences.en_US
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishingeng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="" target="_blank">Patients' experiences of changes in health after removal of dental amalgam - quantitative and qualitative approaches</a>
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjecthealth seekingeng
dc.subjectillness experienceseng
dc.subjectdental amalgameng
dc.subjectassigning meaningeng
dc.subjectthematic analysiseng
dc.titlePatients' experiences of changes in health complaints before, during, and after removal of dental amalgamen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 The Authors
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being

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