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Table 5 Disconfirming case sampling

From: The use of purposeful sampling in a qualitative evidence synthesis: A worked example on sexual adjustment to a cancer trajectory

  White (2014) Navon (2003)
Main theoretical arguments The women colluded with the medicalization of their bodies which helped their adjustment Despite the deceptive nature of the strategies of this patients, they are considered to be beneficial and even essential. However, their effectiveness diminishes over time due to the increasing salience of their self-deceptive nature