The experience of living with sensory hyperreactivity: accessibility, financial security, and social relationships
2011 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 32, no 8, 686-707 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Odor intolerance is a frequently reported problem, predominantly among women. Our purpose was to illuminate how individuals living with sensory hyperreactivity (SHR; a form of odor intolerance) experience its impact on accessibility, financial security, and social relationships. Data were collected by having 12 women with SHR write descriptive texts. These texts were analyzed with qualitative content analysis. Six themes were identified: Being limited in participating in society, being forced to behave incompatibly with one’s personality, experiencing lack of understanding and respect from others, experiencing insecurity, being dependent on others, and being forced to choose between the plague and cholera.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis , 2011. Vol. 32, no 8, 686-707 p.
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45672DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2011.585727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-45672DiVA: diva2:433278