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“I’ve just taken you to see the man with the CD on his head”: the experience and management of recurrent sore throat in children
Journal of Child Health Care (2010)
  • Catherine Locke
  • Rachel M. Baker, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Katie Brittain
Abstract

Tonsillectomies for children with recurrent sore throat are common. There is a perception amongst medical professionals that parents are eager for surgical intervention but the parent/child perspective is overlooked in the literature. This study aimed to identify parent/child experience of recurrent sore throat. The study was qualitative, using grounded theory approach to data collection/analysis. Semi-structured, in-depth, interviews were conducted with 12 dyads of children (aged 4—16) and heir parents, attending two Ear, Nose and Throat outpatient clinics held at a hospital in North East England, referred by their General Practitioner for recurrent sore throats. Analysis revealed recurrent sore throats significantly affected the families’ quality of life.

Keywords
  • recurrent sore throat,
  • grounded theory,
  • interviews
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Publication Date
March 1, 2010
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: Journal of Child Health Care (2010), 14 (1), pp.95-110. Available online from publisher's website:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493509355613. Copyright SAGE Publications, reproduced in accordance with publisher copyright policy.

Citation Information
Catherine Locke, Rachel M. Baker and Katie Brittain. "“I’ve just taken you to see the man with the CD on his head”: the experience and management of recurrent sore throat in children" Journal of Child Health Care Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rachel_baker/12/