Scarfe, S. and Marlow, C., 2015. Overcoming the fear: an autoethnographic narrative of running with epilepsy. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 7 (5), 688 - 697.
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Through a phenomenological approach, this article explores the identity conflict that arose within a female runner after diagnosis with epilepsy. Utilising a three month autoethnography to track her experiences of returning to running, the first author narrates the effect of epilepsy on her identity formation. Providing a voice that is absent from a research area dominated by statistics, the reader is asked to involve him/herself in the world of this athlete and in turn embrace the use of narratives as a valuable coping mechanism for those with chronic disorders.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||autoethnography; epilepsy; exercise; identity; qualitative|
|Group:||Faculty of Health & Social Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic|
|Deposited On:||23 Mar 2016 09:19|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2016 01:08|
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