Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: How chronic pain changes a person’s life story in relation to participation in occupational roles : a narrative exploration
Authors: Strub, Pascale
Satink, Ton
Gantschnig, Brigitte
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2021.1945677
Published in: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue Date: 5-Jul-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1103-8128
Language: English
Subjects: Occupational therapy; Ergotherapie; Chronischer Schmerz; Chronic pain; Occupational roles; Rollen; Participation; Partizipation
Subject (DDC): 615.8515: Occupational therapy
616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Background: Chronic pain (CP) affects a large part of the population worldwide, decreasing physical and mental health and causing a shift in occupational roles. This has created a need for a better understanding to address this problem. Objectives: To explore possible changes in occupational roles and the participation levels within among people diagnosed with CP over time. Material and methods: The study used a qualitative, narrative methodology. Five people with CP were included in the study. They participated in a single-life story interview coupled with timeline drawings. Data analysis was conducted using a narrative analysis. Results: The results revealed that occupational roles and the participation therein changed over time. Employee was considered the most important role, whereby the participants tried to maintain this role by sacrificing other roles within their lives. Moreover, CMP forced a change in their occupational identity. Conclusion: CP can disrupt a person’s life and demand a change in occupational roles and the participation levels within. This process was accompanied by possible changes in their occupational identity.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
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