Research published which explores the psychological well-being of adults born with OA

Published: Mon, 26th April 2021, 12:45:00 PM

We are pleased to let you know that a research paper, titled 'A thematic analysis exploring the psychological well-being of adults born with *esophageal atresia' has been  accepted for publication to the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.  Research was conducted by Caitlin Rabone, MSc student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, and supervised by Adult TOF Vuokko Wallace.

The key findings are that some adults born with EA may face mental health challenges related to symptoms of dysphagia, surgical scars and medical events. Some adults also expressed resilience as a result of being born with EA, which suggests strong and positive psychological well-being. As a result, recommendations have been made that a multidisciplinary approach to the care of adults born with EA, that includes psychology, is needed.

The research paper is available to read for free until 04 June here.


*esophageal atresia - American spelling

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