‘Chronic cough, cause unknown’: A qualitative study of patient perspectives of chronic refractory cough

Hulme, Katrin, Dogan, Sian, Parker, Sean M. and Deary, Vincent (2019) ‘Chronic cough, cause unknown’: A qualitative study of patient perspectives of chronic refractory cough. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 (6). pp. 707-716. ISSN 1359-1053

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316684204

Abstract

Chronic refractory cough patients have persistent, unexplained, treatment-resistant symptoms. Very little is known about non-physiological processes underlying chronic refractory cough or patients’ experience of the condition. In all, 14 patients participated in semi-structured interviews. Interviews were based on the comprehensive cognitive behavioural model and analysed thematically. Eight key themes emerged illustrating that the experience of the onset and persistence of chronic refractory cough is complex, often involving multiple interlinking factors. Themes highlighted the involvement of biological and psychological factors, and the prominent role of the social dimension in how the cough is experienced, perceived and managed. Implications for intervention development are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic, idiopathic cough, patient perspective, psychological factors, qualitative, refractory cough, unexplained cough
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 09:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36999

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