his.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Lifeworld perspectives on assistive devices: Lived experiences of spouses of persons with stroke
Department of Caring Sciences, Örebro University, SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden / Neurotec Department, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Caring Sciences, Örebro University, SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden.
2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 12, no 4, 159-169 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to explore how spouses of persons with a disability following stroke describe their lived experiences regarding assistive devices in everyday life. A phenomenological lifeworld approach was used and conversational interviews were conducted with 12 spouses. Their lived experiences of assistive devices were explored in relation to four lifeworld existentials intertwined in everyday life. The results showed that lived body concerns aspects of feelings, habits, and incorporation of the devices with one's own body. The devices are, from the spouses' perspective, a prerequisite for their partner with stroke living at home. Successively the devices are incorporated into the couples' homes, and they provide a new view of the environment, aspects related to lived space. The devices bring about a changed relation to lived time, related to past, present, and future. Further, lived human relation concerns changed relationships to husbands/wives with stroke, including a great responsibility due to the devices and their usage. The results also included stigmatizing aspects and a twofold relationship to health professionals regarding participation in decisions about prescribing assistive devices. Understanding the unique meaning of assistive devices from the spouses' perspective is vital for occupational therapists prescribing such devices

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2005. Vol. 12, no 4, 159-169 p.
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-1746DOI: 10.1080/11038120510031789PubMedID: 16457089Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-30544443438OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-1746DiVA: diva2:32022
Available from: 2007-08-27 Created: 2007-08-27 Last updated: 2013-04-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopushttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/11038120510031789

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Berndtsson, Inger
By organisation
School of Humanities and Informatics
In the same journal
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 36 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf