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Quality of life experiences of adults who have undergone an amputation

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dc.contributor.author King, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-23T15:18:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-23T15:18:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-04-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3896
dc.description.abstract The present study used phenomenology to inquire about the quality of life experiences of six adults who had undergone an amputation. This study also explored how the adults perceive their lives. All participants resided in Western Canada and had undergone an upper limb amputation several years prior to the study. Each participant was interviewed twice. Some of the interview questions were from Roberts and Cairns’ (1999) adaptation of Keith and Schalock’s (1994) QOL model. Interviews were conducted, transcribed, and thematically analyzed. Results indicated that some participants experienced a change whereas others reported stability in quality of life. The data analysis revealed specific categories, clusters, and themes of participants’ quality of life experiences. Quality of life categories related to empowerment, satisfaction and well-being, and the social realm. Participants described their lives as being significantly changed as a result of an amputation. The data analysis also revealed specific categories, clusters, and themes of participants’ perceptions of their lives. Psychological attributes and health care were two categories. The present study offers implications for several groups of people. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject amputation en_US
dc.subject upper limb en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.title Quality of life experiences of adults who have undergone an amputation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Roberts, Jillian
dc.contributor.supervisor McGhie-Richmond, Donna
dc.degree.department Dept. of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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