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ERIC Number: EJ832699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Exploring How Factors Impact the Activities and Participation of Persons with Disability: Constructing a Model through Grounded Theory
Wee, Joy; Paterson, Margo
Qualitative Report, v14 n1 p165-200 Mar 2009
This paper explores a conceptualization of how factors impact activities of daily living (ADL) and participation from the perspective of persons with disability. This study identified what, and how, factors perceived by participants affect their daily activities, to better inform reporting of scores obtained on measures of ADLs and participation such as the Barthel Index and the Participation Scale. Grounded theory methodology was used to conceptualize a model, employing semi-structured interviews guided by categories of the above measures. Eight themes emerged from 24 participants, resulting in conceptualization of the successful adaptation model, which demonstrates relationships amongst factors, activities, and participation. Health professionals can use this model to assist persons with disability achieve desired goals. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada