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World J Psychiatr. Sep 20, 2018; 8(3): 79-82
Published online Sep 20, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i3.79
Psycho-emotional content of illness narrative master plots for people with chronic illness: Implications for assessment
Andy Soundy
Andy Soundy, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Soundy A devised this work and undertook it all.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest is declared.
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Correspondence to: Andrew Soundy, BSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom. a.a.soundy@bham.ac.uk
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Received: May 17, 2018
Peer-review started: May 18, 2018
First decision: June 15, 2018
Revised: June 29, 2018
Accepted: July 10, 2018
Article in press: July 10, 2018
Published online: September 20, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: This editorial provides implications for how illness narratives can be assessed. It identifies how and why the assessment is useful and crosses the academic disciplines of medical sociology and psychology.