Exploring the experiences of living with stroke through narrative

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Nasr, Nasrin, Mawson, Susan, Wright, Peter, Parker, Jack and Mountain, Gail 2016. Exploring the experiences of living with stroke through narrative. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. 3, p. 233339361664651. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393616646518
AuthorsNasr, Nasrin, Mawson, Susan, Wright, Peter, Parker, Jack and Mountain, Gail
Abstract

Chronic illness models are normally used to explain and predict the experience of living with a long-term condition. The aim of this study was to present the findings of narrative interviews with stroke survivors and their family carers to understand their experiences of stroke. We interviewed five people with stroke and three family carers from the United Kingdom. We used thematic analysis to generate themes from their narrative accounts and then linked them to broader theoretical perspectives while influenced by the concept of reinterpretation of life. The narrative accounts of participants are mainly structured based on how their changed bodies poststroke changed their identities and roles and consequently their relationships with others. In this study, we underline the need for using methods like narrative to explain strategies that people use to make sense of their experiences of living with a long-term condition such as stroke.

Keywordsembodiment/bodily experiences, care, long term, illness and disease, experiences, interviews, lived experience, narrative inquiry, relationships, research, qualitative, stroke
Year2016
JournalGlobal Qualitative Nursing Research
Journal citation3, p. 233339361664651
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN2333-3936
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393616646518
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624996
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Publication dates05 May 2016
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Accepted2016
ContributorsUniversity of Sheffield, Newcastle University and Bradford University
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