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dc.contributor.authorChangole, Josephineen_US
dc.contributor.authorCombs Thorsen, Vivaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrovik, Joneen_US
dc.contributor.authorKafulafula, Ursulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSundby, Johanneen_US
dc.PublishedChangole J, Combs Thorsen V, Trovik J, Kafulafula U, Sundby JS. Coping with a disruptive life caused by obstetric fistula: Perspectives from Malawian women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019;16(17):3092eng
dc.description.abstractBackground: The main symptom of obstetric fistula is urinary and or fecal incontinence. Incontinence, regardless of the type is debilitating, socially isolating, and psychologically depressing. The objective of this study was to explore the strategies that women with obstetric fistula in Malawi use to manage it and its complications. Methods: A subset of data from a study on experiences of living with obstetric fistula in Malawi was used to thematically analyze the strategies used by women to cope with their fistula and its complications. The data were collected using semi-structured interviews. Nvivo 10 was used to manage data. Results: Participants used two forms of coping strategies: (1) problem-based coping strategies: restricting fluid intake, avoiding sexual intercourse, using homemade pads, sand, corn flour, a cloth wreathe and herbs, and (2) emotional-based coping strategies: support from their families, children, and through their faith in God. Conclusion: Women living with incontinence due to obstetric fistula employ different strategies of coping, some of which conflict with the advice of good bladder management. Therefore, these women need more information on how best they can self-manage their condition to ensure physical and emotional comfort.en_US
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dc.titleCoping with a disruptive life caused by obstetric fistula: Perspectives from Malawian womenen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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