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ERIC Number: EJ832690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Lived Experiences of Adult Children Who Have a Parent Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
Blanchard, Amy; Hodgson, Jennifer; Lamson, Angela; Dosser, David
Qualitative Report, v14 n1 p61-80 Mar 2009
Little is known about the experience among adult children who have a parent with Parkinson's Disease (PD). The purpose of this study was to explore, appreciate, and describe their experiences using a phenomenological methodology. Narratives were collected from seven participants who have a parent diagnosed with PD and analyzed according to Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological data analysis method. Seven thematic clusters were identified and an exhaustive description is presented to summarize the essence of their lived experience. The study indicates a strong sense of essential positivism from the participants' stories, and overall, it seems PD has brought some degree of biological, psychological, socially, and/or spiritual meaning to their lives that they may not have otherwise noticed or experienced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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