A grounded theory analysis of the occupational impact of caring for a partner who has multiple sclerosis

HEWARD, K., MOLINEAUX, M. and GOUGH, B., 2006. A grounded theory analysis of the occupational impact of caring for a partner who has multiple sclerosis. Journal of Occupational Science, 13 (3), pp. 188-198.

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Abstract

Chronic progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis impact engagement in and orchestration of daily occupations by people with the condition, and their family members. This qualitative study addressed the way in which multiple sclerosis can affect family life, particularly exploring how it affects the occupations of the partner of a person with the condition. The study involved in-depth interviewing and grounded theory analysis to explore the occupational nature of being a partner of someone who has multiple sclerosis. Findings reveal how partners’ occupations are affected over time, with occupational opportunities inspired by multiple sclerosis and occupational constraints provoked by the disorder, including nostalgia for an multiple sclerosis free existence, the transition to being a carer and an occupationally uncertain future.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Occupational Science
Creators: Heward, K., Molineaux, M. and Gough, B.
Publisher: University of South Australia
Date: 2006
Volume: 13
Number: 3
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 12:35
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2848

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