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Time geography: a model for psychiatric life charting?

Sunnqvist, Charlotta LU ; Persson, Ulla LU ; Lenntorp, B and Träskman Bendz, Lil LU (2007) In Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 14(3). p.250-257
Abstract
Since many years, life charting has been used to describe the life course and life events of psychiatric patients. The aim of the present study was to describe and evaluate time geographic life. charts of 11 former psychiatric patients in order to promote systematic descriptions of their life events over time. Information on all events which was gathered from the life charts was analysed by manifest content analysis and reduced to four categories: information received by asking only about moves, social capacity, predisposing life events and/or stressful as well as precipitating life events. Our findings showed that this kind of life charts offered a comprehensive and structured picture. They describe a detailed life situation from one time... (More)
Since many years, life charting has been used to describe the life course and life events of psychiatric patients. The aim of the present study was to describe and evaluate time geographic life. charts of 11 former psychiatric patients in order to promote systematic descriptions of their life events over time. Information on all events which was gathered from the life charts was analysed by manifest content analysis and reduced to four categories: information received by asking only about moves, social capacity, predisposing life events and/or stressful as well as precipitating life events. Our findings showed that this kind of life charts offered a comprehensive and structured picture. They describe a detailed life situation from one time period to another, where geographical sites serve as anchors. The patients expressed satisfaction with this method of combining an interview with a time geographic life line. (Less)
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geographic moves life events, manifest content analysis, social, events, stressful events, time geographic life charts
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Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
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  abstract     = {Since many years, life charting has been used to describe the life course and life events of psychiatric patients. The aim of the present study was to describe and evaluate time geographic life. charts of 11 former psychiatric patients in order to promote systematic descriptions of their life events over time. Information on all events which was gathered from the life charts was analysed by manifest content analysis and reduced to four categories: information received by asking only about moves, social capacity, predisposing life events and/or stressful as well as precipitating life events. Our findings showed that this kind of life charts offered a comprehensive and structured picture. They describe a detailed life situation from one time period to another, where geographical sites serve as anchors. The patients expressed satisfaction with this method of combining an interview with a time geographic life line.},
  author       = {Sunnqvist, Charlotta and Persson, Ulla and Lenntorp, B and Träskman Bendz, Lil},
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life events,manifest content analysis,social,events,stressful events,time geographic life charts},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {250--257},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing},
  title        = {Time geography: a model for psychiatric life charting?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01071.x},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2007},
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