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“I am free in my wheelchair but pain does have a say in it though”: The meaning and experience of quality of life when living with paraplegia and chronic pain

Hughes, Melanie and BURTON, Amy and DEMPSEY, Robert (2017) “I am free in my wheelchair but pain does have a say in it though”: The meaning and experience of quality of life when living with paraplegia and chronic pain. Journal of Health Psychology. (In Press)

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This study investigated how wheelchair-using individuals with paraplegia and chronic pain make sense of the factors associated with quality of life (QoL) based on interviews using photo-elicitation and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Three superordinate themes emerged in the analysis: experiencing QoL through the perception of self and identity; interpersonal relationships as facilitators and barriers to QoL; and life in a wheelchair: pain experience and management. QoL for those living with paraplegia and chronic pain is experienced as a complex interaction across several life domains. The use of photographs may improve the communication of pain-related experiences and understanding by healthcare staff.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Robert DEMPSEY
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 12:12
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 12:12
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3928

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