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Social Outcomes of Non-Communicable Diseases in Ukraine: Searching for Solutions

Adamska, Kseniia LU (2018) WPMM42 20181
Sociology
School of Social Work
Department of Sociology
Abstract
Non-communicable, or chronic, diseases (NCDs) are the major contributors to the mortality worldwide. In Ukraine, where the primary causes of deaths are chronic cardiovascular diseases, a healthcare domain suffers from insufficient financial provision, facilities and resources, and the lack of attention to social aspects of poor health conditions. The aim of this research is to explore social consequences of chronic diseases in the lives of the affected patients and their families, and to outline possible solutions to negative outcomes of NCDs. Methodologically, the study relies on the qualitative approach with the intention to uncover people’s personal experiences of enduring chronic illnesses. Ten in-depth semi-structured interviews are... (More)
Non-communicable, or chronic, diseases (NCDs) are the major contributors to the mortality worldwide. In Ukraine, where the primary causes of deaths are chronic cardiovascular diseases, a healthcare domain suffers from insufficient financial provision, facilities and resources, and the lack of attention to social aspects of poor health conditions. The aim of this research is to explore social consequences of chronic diseases in the lives of the affected patients and their families, and to outline possible solutions to negative outcomes of NCDs. Methodologically, the study relies on the qualitative approach with the intention to uncover people’s personal experiences of enduring chronic illnesses. Ten in-depth semi-structured interviews are coded in several cycles and analyzed through narrative analysis. Theoretical framework for the analysis is primarily set by the theory of stigmatization proposed by Goffman and the concept of a “sick role” distinguished by Parsons. Introductory chapter presenting the background of the issue precedes the discussion of relevant previous research on social consequences of NCDs. Further, theoretical concepts applied in the following analysis are presented in Theory, which is followed by Methodological Considerations section demonstrating justification for methodological choices in the study. In Results and Analysis, it is delineated how the data were analyzed in accordance to the research question. Finally, conclusions and discussion on limitations of the study are suggested. The main conclusions of the research regard solutions to negative social consequences of NCDs in Ukraine. (Less)
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author
Adamska, Kseniia LU
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course
WPMM42 20181
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
non-communicable diseases, social consequences, sick role, adaptation
language
English
id
8948063
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2018-06-11 16:24:08
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  abstract     = {Non-communicable, or chronic, diseases (NCDs) are the major contributors to the mortality worldwide. In Ukraine, where the primary causes of deaths are chronic cardiovascular diseases, a healthcare domain suffers from insufficient financial provision, facilities and resources, and the lack of attention to social aspects of poor health conditions. The aim of this research is to explore social consequences of chronic diseases in the lives of the affected patients and their families, and to outline possible solutions to negative outcomes of NCDs. Methodologically, the study relies on the qualitative approach with the intention to uncover people’s personal experiences of enduring chronic illnesses. Ten in-depth semi-structured interviews are coded in several cycles and analyzed through narrative analysis. Theoretical framework for the analysis is primarily set by the theory of stigmatization proposed by Goffman and the concept of a “sick role” distinguished by Parsons. Introductory chapter presenting the background of the issue precedes the discussion of relevant previous research on social consequences of NCDs. Further, theoretical concepts applied in the following analysis are presented in Theory, which is followed by Methodological Considerations section demonstrating justification for methodological choices in the study. In Results and Analysis, it is delineated how the data were analyzed in accordance to the research question. Finally, conclusions and discussion on limitations of the study are suggested. The main conclusions of the research regard solutions to negative social consequences of NCDs in Ukraine.},
  author       = {Adamska, Kseniia},
  keyword      = {non-communicable diseases,social consequences,sick role,adaptation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Social Outcomes of Non-Communicable Diseases in Ukraine: Searching for Solutions},
  year         = {2018},
}