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Participation: experiences from individuals with spinal cord injury

Dominique Van de Velde UGent (2012)
abstract
While a bio-psycho-social rehabilitation model encourages disability to be viewed as a social construct rather than a purely personal construct of behavioral, biological and genetic factors, the goal of many rehabilitation centers is not only to focus on the medical restorative approach of individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), but also on the long-term consequences of SCI and the individual’s level of participation. In theory building about the concept of ‘participation’, this study elucidates the different ways in which ‘participation’ can be experienced for individuals within their transition period from hospital to home. The aim of the study was not to define the concept of ‘participation’ or to give one truth about ‘participation’, but rather to contribute to the body of knowledge of this concept with personal experiences in an arena where multiple realities exist. ‘Participation’ was not experienced by the individuals with SCI as an objective way of performing activities within a societal context or as frequencies of activities performed, but rather as an internal process of negotiation that appeared to be based on balancing personal and societal values. Based on the experiences and the narratives from 12 male individuals with SCI, ‘participation’ is experienced as the involvement in a life situation, by actively performing activities and/or being part of the context. ‘Participation’ can be seen as the dyad between the individual’s social interactions and their specific activities performed.
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author
promoter
UGent
organization
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
Participation, Autonomy, Spinal Cord Injury., Choice, Activity
pages
160 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Aula Universiteit (Academieraadzaal)
defense date
2012-06-14 17:30
ISBN
9789461970503
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2914173
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2914173
date created
2012-06-21 10:29:47
date last changed
2012-06-22 09:00:10
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  abstract     = {While a bio-psycho-social rehabilitation model encourages disability to be viewed as a social construct rather than a purely personal construct of behavioral, biological and genetic factors, the goal of many rehabilitation centers is not only to focus on the medical restorative approach of individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), but also on the long-term consequences of SCI and the individual{\textquoteright}s level of participation. In theory building about the concept of {\textquoteleft}participation{\textquoteright}, this study elucidates the different ways in which {\textquoteleft}participation{\textquoteright} can be experienced for individuals within their transition period from hospital to home. 
The aim of the study was not to define the concept of {\textquoteleft}participation{\textquoteright} or to give one truth about {\textquoteleft}participation{\textquoteright}, but rather to contribute to the body of knowledge of this concept with personal experiences in an arena where multiple realities exist. {\textquoteleft}Participation{\textquoteright} was not experienced by the individuals with SCI as an objective way of performing activities within a societal context or as frequencies of activities performed, but rather as an internal process of negotiation that appeared to be based on balancing personal and societal values. 
Based on the experiences and the narratives from 12 male individuals with SCI, {\textquoteleft}participation{\textquoteright} is experienced as the involvement in a life situation, by actively performing activities and/or being part of the context. {\textquoteleft}Participation{\textquoteright} can be seen as the dyad between the individual{\textquoteright}s social interactions and their specific activities performed.},
  author       = {Van de Velde, Dominique},
  isbn         = {9789461970503},
  keyword      = {Participation,Autonomy,Spinal Cord Injury.,Choice,Activity},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {160},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Participation: experiences from individuals with spinal cord injury},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Van de Velde, Dominique. 2012. “Participation: Experiences from Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
APA
Van de Velde, Dominique. (2012). Participation: experiences from individuals with spinal cord injury. Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Van de Velde D. Participation: experiences from individuals with spinal cord injury. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; 2012.
MLA
Van de Velde, Dominique. “Participation: Experiences from Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.” 2012 : n. pag. Print.