Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-19-2019

Comments

Presented at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference

Abstract

  • 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.

Language

English

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