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Social functioning of women with Turner syndrome

Ilona Zadrożna

Abstract

Turner syndrome (TS) is a quite common (one in every 2500 live female births) human genetic disorder which affects only females. Females with TS lack all or part of one of two sex X chromosomes. The phenotype of TS women includes short stature, lack of sexual development and ovarian failure (which usually causes infertility), specific anatomic abnormalities and characteristic neurocognitive profile, which usually does not include mental retardation. The treatment of TS girls includes growth hormone and sex hormones therapy. The thesis concerns social functioning of women with Turner syndrome, focusing particularly on their family life (relations with parents, siblings, partner and children) and relations with others (friends, acquaintances, workmates and members of TS support organizations). The author also tries to find correlations between growth hormone treatment, sex hormones treatment, age of TS diagnosis, karyotype and social functioning of TS women. Researches indicate that generally women with TS show relatively good functioning in relations in family of origin (with parents and siblings) and in social environment (quite high professional activity, good functioning in relations with friends and acquaintances). Relations with parents/siblings are usually very close, but often show overprotective parents’/siblings’ attitude towards TS women (even in their adult life). Researches show also relatively weak functioning in relations in family of procreation (with partner and children): much more women than in general population has a problem with finding a proper partner and create a family.
Record ID
UAMe9fb53785ae24279bd167b2281f8a32a
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Ilona Zadrożna Ilona Zadrożna,, Wydział Studiów Edukacyjnych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WSE)Szkoła Nauk Społecznych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs)
Title in Polish
Funkcjonowanie społeczne kobiet z zespołem Turnera
Title in English
Social functioning of women with Turner syndrome
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Educational Studies (SNs/WSE/FoES) [Not active]
Discipline
education / (social studies) / (social studies)
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2010
Start date
21-12-2010
Defense Date
21-12-2010
Title date
21-12-2010
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/764 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Social functioning; Women; Turner syndrome
Abstract in English
Turner syndrome (TS) is a quite common (one in every 2500 live female births) human genetic disorder which affects only females. Females with TS lack all or part of one of two sex X chromosomes. The phenotype of TS women includes short stature, lack of sexual development and ovarian failure (which usually causes infertility), specific anatomic abnormalities and characteristic neurocognitive profile, which usually does not include mental retardation. The treatment of TS girls includes growth hormone and sex hormones therapy. The thesis concerns social functioning of women with Turner syndrome, focusing particularly on their family life (relations with parents, siblings, partner and children) and relations with others (friends, acquaintances, workmates and members of TS support organizations). The author also tries to find correlations between growth hormone treatment, sex hormones treatment, age of TS diagnosis, karyotype and social functioning of TS women. Researches indicate that generally women with TS show relatively good functioning in relations in family of origin (with parents and siblings) and in social environment (quite high professional activity, good functioning in relations with friends and acquaintances). Relations with parents/siblings are usually very close, but often show overprotective parents’/siblings’ attitude towards TS women (even in their adult life). Researches show also relatively weak functioning in relations in family of procreation (with partner and children): much more women than in general population has a problem with finding a proper partner and create a family.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMe9fb53785ae24279bd167b2281f8a32a/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMe9fb53785ae24279bd167b2281f8a32a

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