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‘I’d rather you didn’t come’: The impact of stigma on exercising with epilepsy.

Collard, S. and Ellis-Hill, C., 2019. ‘I’d rather you didn’t come’: The impact of stigma on exercising with epilepsy. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 (10), 1345-1355.

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DOI: 10.1177/1359105317729560


Epilepsy is a common but hidden disorder, leading to stigma in everyday life. Despite stigma being widely researched, little is known about the impact of stigma for people with epilepsy within a sports and exercise setting. Using constructionist grounded theory, we explored the barriers and adaptations to exercise for people with epilepsy. Three focus groups (2-3 participants per group) and three semi-structured interviews were conducted (11 participants total). Stigma negatively impacted joining team sports, running groups, and disclosure to others. The effect of stigma was reduced by educating others about epilepsy, thus creating more awareness and understanding.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:barrier, disability, epilepsy, exercise, stigma, qualitative
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29708
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:15 Sep 2017 15:28
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:07


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