Overcoming the fear: an autoethnographic narrative of running with epilepsy.

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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DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2015.1035741

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2159-676X
Uncontrolled Keywords:autoethnography; epilepsy; exercise; identity; qualitative
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:23136
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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