Parents conceptions of intensive group training. The case of cerebral palsy
2009 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, Vol. 31, no 4, 293-301 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose. The aim was to explore what wants and needs intensive group training (IGT) fulfil for parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) and what problems that may arise due to participation. Methods. A phenomenograpical approach was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to elicit information about what participation means to parents. Results. Five overarching categories expressing positive functions of IGT were identified: IGT as knowledge promotion, as a complementary training resource, as a bracket to ordinary life, as a means to promote relations with therapists, and as a leisure-activity. One category: IGT as risk for ill-being expresses perceived problems. Each category is in turn divided into a number of subconceptions-13 conceptions of this kind were identified. Conclusions. The conceptions express positive and negative functions of IGT as perceived by parents. These functions in turn can be considered as reflections of basic wants and needs. The results demonstrate that IGT have a potential to contribute to feelings of enhanced care competence among parents, of being supported and of increased strength and vitality. All parents did not have needs of participation in IGT for themselves. There is also a risk that IGT is experienced as an additional burden and may have negative effects on family-functioning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 31, no 4, 293-301 p.
Cerebral palsy, therapeutics, qualitative research, conductive education, intensive group training
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17159DOI: 10.1080/09638280801945709OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17159DiVA: diva2:202149
This is an electronic version of an article published in:Pia Ödman, Bengt Richt and Birgitta Öberg, Parents’ conceptions of intensive group training. The case of cerebral palsy, 2009, DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, (31), 4, 293-301.Disability and rehabilitation is available online at informaworld:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638280801945709Copyright: Taylor Francis http://www.informaworld.com/2009-03-122009-03-072009-03-23Bibliographically approved