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Exploring experiences of "participation" among individuals living with chronic pain

Scand J Occup Ther

Author: Borell, L., Asaba, E., Rosenberg, L., Schult, M. L., Townsend, E.
Year: 2006
Type: Journal Article


The aim of this paper is to advance our understanding of participation and its relation to occupation, by analysing the daily occupational experiences of six men and women living with chronic pain. Open-ended interviews are used in conjunction with a constant comparative method of analysis. The findings are thematically presented as: "taking initiative and making choices", doing something physical", "doing something social", and "doing something for others". Furthermore, a short vignette is presented in which the authors attempt to juxtapose theoretical constructs with individual experiences in order to illustrate another level of contextual richness of the data. Methodological implications are discussed in relation to the findings, analytic presentation, and previous research.

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Alt Title Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy
Publish Dates Jun
Author Address Department Neurotec, Division of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Full Title Scand J Occup Ther
Full Title Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages 76-85
Volume 13
Issue 2
Edition 2006/07/22
ISBN/ISSN 1103-8128 (Print) 1103-8128 (Linking)
Accession Number 16856464
Notes Borell, Lena Asaba, Eric Rosenberg, Lena Schult, Marie-Louise Townsend, Elisabeth Norway Scand J Occup Ther. 2006 Jun;13(2):76-85.
Remote Database Provider NLM
Language eng
Keywords AdultChronic DiseaseFemaleHumansInterpersonal RelationsMaleMiddle AgedOccupational TherapyPain/ psychologyQualitative ResearchSocial Behavior

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