Healthy-illness representation of HIV in the UK

  • Eileen Nixon

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The purpose of this research was to explore the interactions between the perceived healthcare needs of people with HIV and the processes involved in their healthcare in order to inform future models of care. A grounded theory approach was adopted utilising semi-structured interviews with 13 HIV patients and 21 healthcare workers in 3 HIV facilities of different size and service specification. Constant comparative analyses of concepts that emerged from the data were undertaken and a dimensional analysis strategy applied to develop conceptual categories and the connections between them.
Date of Award2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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