Qualitative research on chronic illness: a commentary on method and conceptual development

Soc Sci Med. 1990;30(11):1257-63. doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(90)90266-u.


This concluding essay discusses some crucial methodological issues raised by other papers in this issue. It also suggests directions for further conceptual development concerning the qualitative research on chronic illness.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Chronic Disease / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality of Life
  • Research / trends*
  • Research Design*
  • Self Disclosure
  • Sick Role
  • Sociology, Medical