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Interpersonal issues in expressing lay knowledge: a discursive psychology approach.
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PMID:  20511284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This article examines lay knowledge about causes of infertility. We use discursive psychology to analyse semi-structured interviews with purposively sampled Malawians with a fertility problem. We observe that respondents deny knowledge of causes, sometimes emphatically, but this co-occurs with descriptions of potential causes. We show that these respondents thereby address problematic interpersonal issues: namely that one is not entitled to medical knowledge and that negative inferences that may be drawn about someone who knows particular causes of infertility. These findings shed new light on previous observations, and have implications for the study of lay knowledge.
Bregje De Kok; Sue Widdicombe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1190-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, UK.
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PTA-037-27-0145//Medical Research Council

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