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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mazanderani, F. , Hughes, N. , Hardy, C. , Sillence, E. and Powell, J. (2019), Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Sociol Health Illn, 41: 395-410. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12842 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9566.12842 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis

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Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. / Mazanderani, Fadhila; Hughes, Nicholas; Hardy, Claire; Sillence, Elizabeth; Powell, John.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 41, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 395-410.

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Mazanderani, F, Hughes, N, Hardy, C, Sillence, E & Powell, J 2019, 'Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 395-410. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12842

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Mazanderani, F., Hughes, N., Hardy, C., Sillence, E., & Powell, J. (2019). Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Sociology of Health and Illness, 41(2), 395-410. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12842

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Mazanderani F, Hughes N, Hardy C, Sillence E, Powell J. Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Sociology of Health and Illness. 2019 Feb 1;41(2):395-410. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12842

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Mazanderani, Fadhila ; Hughes, Nicholas ; Hardy, Claire ; Sillence, Elizabeth ; Powell, John. / Health information work and the enactment of care in couples and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 2019 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 395-410.

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