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A positive turning point in life--how persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme.

Larsson Lund, Maria and Lexell, Jan LU (2010) In Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine2001-01-01+01:00 42(6). p.559-565
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To describe and enhance our understanding of how persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. PARTICIPANTS: Twelve persons with clinically verified late effects of polio who had participated in an individualized, goal-oriented, comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. METHODS: Qualitative research interviews analysed using the constant comparative method of grounded theory. RESULTS: The rehabilitation programme was experienced as a turning point in the participants' lives. Before rehabilitation they felt they were on a downward slope without control. Rehabilitation was the start of a process of change whereby they acquired new skills, which, over... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To describe and enhance our understanding of how persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. PARTICIPANTS: Twelve persons with clinically verified late effects of polio who had participated in an individualized, goal-oriented, comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme. METHODS: Qualitative research interviews analysed using the constant comparative method of grounded theory. RESULTS: The rehabilitation programme was experienced as a turning point in the participants' lives. Before rehabilitation they felt they were on a downward slope without control. Rehabilitation was the start of a process of change whereby they acquired new skills, which, over time, contributed to a different but good life. After approximately a year, they had a sense of control and had accepted life with late effects of polio. They had also established new habits, taken on a changed valued self and could look to the future with confidence. CONCLUSION: This qualitative study has shown that persons with late effects of polio can benefit from an individualized, goal-oriented, comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme and experience positive changes in their management of daily activities and in their view of their late effects of polio, their future and their self. (Less)
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rehabilitationdisease management, Disabled Persons, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: physiopathology, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: rehabilitation, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: psychology, treatment outcome, patient education, activities of daily living
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Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine2001-01-01+01:00
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42
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559 - 565
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2081
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10.2340/16501977-0559
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  author       = {Larsson Lund, Maria and Lexell, Jan},
  issn         = {1651-2081},
  keyword      = {rehabilitationdisease management,Disabled Persons,Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: physiopathology,Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: rehabilitation,Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: psychology,treatment outcome,patient education,activities of daily living},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {559--565},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine2001-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {A positive turning point in life--how persons with late effects of polio experience the influence of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation programme.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0559},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2010},
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