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The discovery of disability: A phenomenological study of unilateral neglect
Karolinska Institutet.
Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Karolinska Institutet.
2000 (English)In: Journal of occupational therapy, ISSN 0272-9490, Vol. 54, no 4, 398-406 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective. Clients with right brain damage and unilateral neglect often lack awareness of their disabilities. This study examined how 4 participants with neglect experienced, discovered, and handled their disabilities in the context of their everyday life. Method. The 4 participants were interviewed five to seven times during their rehabilitation process. The data were collected and analyzed using the EPP (empirical, phenomenological, psychological) method. Findings. Findings revealed seven features that described a discovery process for the 4 participants. During this process, each participant began to discover and understand the consequences of her unilateral neglect in the performance of everyday tasks. This increased understanding was a prerequisite to being able to use compensatory strategies. Conclusion. By experiencing meaniongful occupational situations, the participants gradually discovered and began to compensate for their disabilities in everyday life.

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2000. Vol. 54, no 4, 398-406 p.
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cerebrovascular disorders; occupational therapy (treatment)
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53571PubMedID: 10932310OAI: diva2:289373
Available from: 2010-01-25 Created: 2010-01-25 Last updated: 2010-03-12

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