- To understand the lived experiences of spinal cord injury (SCI) as described by two people with SCI through life story interviewing.
- Narrative inquiry is a useful method to study the experience of living with a disability because story-telling allows individuals to explain how their conditions have influenced their everyday lives.1,3,7,12,13,14
- Existing narrative studies have explored lived experiences of SCI and the distinct perspectives of men and women, athletes with SCI, and caregivers of persons with SCI.3,9,12,13,15
- This study may be among the first accounts of life stories of adults with pediatric onset SCI. *The two participant’s names have been changed to protect their identities.
Betz, OTD, OTR/L, Samantha; Cadematori, OTD, OTR/L, Caitlin; and Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, MJ, "Thriving After Pediatric SCI: Two Life Stories" (2019). Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations. Paper 63.