Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Dana M. Howell
Melba G. Custer
There is a lack of qualitative research about the client perspective of specific chronic stroke interventions for motor recovery. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the experiences of adults with chronic stroke who have participated in occupation-based (OBP) or modified constraint-induced (MCIT) interventions as a part of a research study. Four participants were recruited through convenience sampling and interviewed about their participation in research. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, and analyzed until themes emerged. Results showed participants engaged in the research interventions because of a desire to achieve a lost sense of ‘normalcy’ and perceptions of their outcomes were dependent on the type of intervention received (OBP or MCIT). Therapists can use knowledge of effective interventions, resiliency of clients, and their own therapeutic use of self to increase hope and motivation in recovery.
Copyright 2016 Ariel Wilson
Wilson, Ariel, "The Experience of Adults with Chronic Stroke who have Participated in Occupation-Based or Modified Constraint Induced Interventions as a Part of a Research Study" (2016). Online Theses and Dissertations. 448.